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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett June 01, 2018 443 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the June My Monthly Hero kit!. Release day is Monday, June 4th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Monday. Now let's join Emily who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with some inspiration using the new June My Monthly Hero kit and one of the add-ons to create a pair of cards, one simple and one a bit more complicated. This release has SO many fantastic products that I couldn't stop myself! Let's get started with the simpler of the two projects. 

To start, I die cut one of the new Fancy Frame dies, one of the add-ons for this month's beach theme. I die cut it from an A2 panel of Radiant White card stock. It's a super intricate die, but I was able to get several really clean die cuts without much (if any) fuss. I wanted the beautiful die to be the focus of my card, so I created a simple, beachy backdrop on my A2 card base. I started by blending some Soft Sky ink towards the top of my white card base, then used the Sand embossing powder (included in the kit) to create a sandy beach by pressing my Versamark pad directly to the card base, then sprinkling the Sand embossing powder over the top and heating. I stamped the greeting (from the main kit) using Intense Black, then layered the fancy beach frame die cut over the top with liquid adhesive. Nice and flat and easy to mail. My favorite kind of card! 

For my second project today, I wanted to do something a little bit more intricate using the products from the main kit. I started by die cutting an oval frame from a Radiant White A2 panel using one of the Oval Infinity dies so that I would know where to do my stamping on my card base. I used that frame to approximate where to stamp the beautiful layered ocean from the kit using Aegean, Tide Pool, and Aquatic inks. (Reminds me of the Caribbean!) For the sky, I lightly blended some Soft Sky ink at the top, gradually fading as it got closer to the water. Then, I heat embossed the top layer of the clouds using white embossing powder and added the bottom layer using Unicorn ink. I did this backwards because I wanted to keep the white embossing powder from sticking to the white pigment ink. I wanted to have bright white, super fluffy clouds. Love the layering stamps in this kit! 

After I had the background all finished, I worked on the silhouette die cuts. I stamped the Adirondack beach chair and a couple of palm trees using Intense Black ink and die cut them with the coordinating dies, which are included in the main kit. I also stamped the greeting from the main kit on the bottom corner of the oval frame. I layered the oval frame over the top of the card base with dimensional foam adhesive, then added my chair and palm tree die cuts. The final touch was to add a tiny sailboat floating on the water using Soft Granite ink. 

Well, that's all for me today! This kit and all of the add-ons are seriously fantastic... you're going to want it all, I promise! Have a marvelous day!

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, June 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!

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Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

June 01, 2018

That add on die is gorgeous and love what you did with it!!

KKraft
KKraft

June 01, 2018

This is so pretty, I think this kit is a must have for sure!

DeniseP
DeniseP

June 01, 2018

Another one of those oval scene dies! They are so cool…nice to see it showing up again!

Jackie Stoltz
Jackie Stoltz

June 01, 2018

Looks like an awesome kit! I love the saying “My Happy Place”!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

June 01, 2018

Great cards! I really like how you did the clouds, beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

June 01, 2018

The layering of the waves is just gorgeous. I can’ wait to use that die as well.
Thanks for the hints!

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

June 01, 2018

beautiful shading—-the relaxation of summer if truly captured in this picture

VickiB
VickiB

June 01, 2018

Love this set so far – relaxing card!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

June 01, 2018

Both cards are wonderful. I am so happy with the beach and ocean theme for this month’s kit.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

June 01, 2018

Love both cards, but have to say that second one just makes me feel like I’m on that sailboat moving with the waves…it is gorgeous! Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit – nothing better than beach-themed stamps & dies! TFS Emily!

Julia Cissell
Julia Cissell

June 01, 2018

LOVE love it! Love the beach!! Would love to win this!

littlen
littlen

June 01, 2018

Time for some summer fun for sure.

Jackie S
Jackie S

June 01, 2018

Beautiful cards. So excited for this month’s kit. Really love those clouds and waves.

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

June 01, 2018

I’ve really enjoyed each and every one of your cards since you joined The Team and these two are gorgeous!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

June 01, 2018

Love both of your beautiful cards!

Angie A.
Angie A.

June 01, 2018

These are beautiful cards! Can’t wait to see more.

Jenny K
Jenny K

June 01, 2018

Wow! The kit looks so beautiful so far! :D

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

June 01, 2018

So excited to see a wave builder stamp set in this kit.

Carrie
Carrie

June 01, 2018

I’m loving this beachy scene and kit so far! I can imagine all the cards that can be created. Yay summertime!

Helen
Helen

June 01, 2018

I love the look of this kit. Beautiful cards with the sand and the surf, Emily

Cynthia Johnson
Cynthia Johnson

June 01, 2018

These cards are awesome! I love the beach and can’t wait until the kit comes out!

Cathy Lillie
Cathy Lillie

June 01, 2018

Beautiful cards! The new add-on fancy frame is gorgeous! This is a perfect kit for summer.

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

June 01, 2018

these cards are amazing! I absolutely love how clean they look, and the oval makes me think of looking out of a window at a beautiful scene on a vacation :) just lovely

Kendra
Kendra

June 01, 2018

I love the border die and I love the beach sand embossing powder. I can’t wait to see the rest.

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

June 01, 2018

Love your cards. Can not wait to get this kit.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

June 01, 2018

I am in love with this kit already! I especially love how you did the clouds in the second card. Fabulous!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

June 01, 2018

I love your cards and I can’t wait to play with this kit!!

Cindy Rice
Cindy Rice

June 01, 2018

So fun!!

MARIA TRAN
MARIA TRAN

June 01, 2018

I can’t wait to see more from the kit.

Linda M.
Linda M.

June 01, 2018

Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to see more of this fabulous kit!

SarahC
SarahC

June 01, 2018

This looks like a great kit and I just love everything to do with the water. It is so easy to relax to the sound of the waves. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit.

Rita María Castillo GT
Rita María Castillo GT

June 01, 2018

Beautiful cards! Make me feel relaxed, can´t wait to see what´s coming next!

Teri Frank
Teri Frank

June 01, 2018

Adore the effect you got on the clouds! This kit is looking like a real winner.

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

June 01, 2018

Yes, I do want it all!!! beautiful card. This may be my Favorite kit EVER! I can not wait to see it all.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

June 01, 2018

Love these, can feel myself relaxing just by looking at these!

KimKas
KimKas

June 01, 2018

I love both cards – great font for the sentiments. Sneak peeks are fun – like putting together a puzzle.

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

June 01, 2018

Beautiful cards! I love anything beach.

Krystal S
Krystal S

June 01, 2018

This month’s kit looks ah-mazing!!!

Brenda F
Brenda F

June 01, 2018

I love summer and the theme of this months kit is a perfect way to celebrate the warm weather.

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

June 01, 2018

I am ready to stick my toes in the sand!!!!! So cute. Another beautiful frame die, too!!!!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

June 01, 2018

Love this kit. Summer is my favorite time of the year. Fabulous cards. I love those puffy clouds.

Margaret
Margaret

June 01, 2018

Well, I thought layered waves was incredible, but now layered clouds! Fantastic!

Debbue
Debbue

June 01, 2018

I love the tranquil scenes you created. This kit is perfect for summer.

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