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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Clare Prezzia June 02, 2018 399 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 Clare, who's sharing a CAS card using the kit...

One of things I love about this kit is how it works so well for making clean and simple cards, or more elaborate scenes. For today's card, I kept things pretty simple, keeping the focus on the stamps and the beautiful embossing powder that's part of the kit. 

To start out with, I stamped the three layers of water on the top of cardstock panel, using the colors included in the kit - Deep Ocean, Summer Sky and Soft Sky. I then used a Versamark pen to add some stickiness right below the waves, and then covered it with the amazing embossing powder included in the kit. I love how realistic the sand looks, and how it even has a bit of metallic shine!

I inked the sentiment up first with Versamark, and then Soft Brown, and heat embossed it with some mores sand EP. I then die cut the panel with the Rectangle Infinity Dies, and, for another pop of color on the card, I stamped two chairs in Crimson ink, die cut them and adhered them to the panel. The panel was popped onto a card base with some dimensional adhesive and then tied off with some red twine.

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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Bo Chin
Bo Chin

June 08, 2018

Beautiful and just so relaxing.

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

June 05, 2018

so cute..love the sand embossing powder.

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 04, 2018

Love how you did this card with the red. It is a beautiful card! This month’s kit is one of those you just can’t resist if you love the ocean.

J horning
J horning

June 04, 2018

This card makes me want to go on vacation at this very moment!!!

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

June 04, 2018

Oh I’m in love with this kit! Beautiful card!

Carolyn Pokorney
Carolyn Pokorney

June 04, 2018

Love Love the beach card and chairs! It’s gonna be a great kit can’t wait!

Lisa
Lisa

June 04, 2018

Amazing how just using various colors could add detail to an image like your water-sea. Image. Nicely created card!

Connie Jo Mitchel
Connie Jo Mitchel

June 04, 2018

I love this kit because I love the beach! The sand embossing powder will be fun to use and looks so real. The colors are beautiful for sky and waters. I always love your kits.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

June 04, 2018

Love how it is written in sand. So clever!

Johna R
Johna R

June 04, 2018

absolutely adorable card. I love that EP!

Denise KW
Denise KW

June 04, 2018

I KNOW one of those chairs are calling my name!!! Such a cute card. Can’t wait to see the new embossing powder!

KathyR
KathyR

June 04, 2018

Adorable! Looks very relaxing, a day at the beach.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

June 04, 2018

I absolutely love the “HELLO!”

K. Eley
K. Eley

June 04, 2018

The sentiment with the sand EP is fantastic and the red chairs with the extra pop from the twine is wonderful! Another stunning card! This kit is going to be such a score!!

Mateja P
Mateja P

June 04, 2018

Such a cute card. I would love to enjoy that scene :)

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 04, 2018

This kit looks like it will be an amazing one. I need to look at the add ons for sure! Your card is so pretty. I love the sand.

Joanne
Joanne

June 04, 2018

Love those waves and chairs!

Kelley
Kelley

June 04, 2018

I love messages written in the sand.

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

June 03, 2018

Lovely card !!!!

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

June 03, 2018

Just can’t get over the inks and embossing powder included this month

Heather c
Heather c

June 03, 2018

Love the sand and layered waves. This kit is a winner.

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

June 03, 2018

Love these adirondak chairs!!!

Carri Tobler
Carri Tobler

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 03, 2018

Oh this kit is calling my name!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

June 03, 2018

I love the beachy holiday feel of this card!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

June 03, 2018

I love this card! The embossing powder really sets the scene!

Bela
Bela

June 03, 2018

So fresh…loving the colours…the red with the blue!

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

June 03, 2018

Just another beautiful creative card from what looks like another winning Hero Arts Kit!!!! Love the “hello” in the sand – very clever!!! :)

Bela
Bela

June 03, 2018

I’ve been wanting to do some beach themed cards…looking forward to making them now!😃

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 03, 2018

This card has almost a patriotic look! And what better place to be on the Fourth of July than at the beach?

Karen F
Karen F

June 03, 2018

I like the waves, the colors are perfect.

Sharon Bardsley
Sharon Bardsley

June 03, 2018

Another WOW card! I can see my grandchildren writing Hello! in the sand!

Jade B
Jade B

June 03, 2018

Love the touch of red.

Tara
Tara

June 03, 2018

Love the red white and blue on this. Just like a beach cabin!

Chris E
Chris E

June 03, 2018

Great card, love that sand embossing powder. How many of us have written in the sand on the beach, only to see the tide come in and wash it all away.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

June 03, 2018

Oh, those colors! And the waves! And the sand embossing ink!! Love it!

BEVERLY CHESTER
BEVERLY CHESTER

June 03, 2018

Love your card! I wanna go to the beach after seeing this amazing scene! Thank you for sharing!

Lynn
Lynn

June 03, 2018

what a fun kit! with the sand embossing powder & the beautiful blues I see a lot of summer cards being made!

Luly Gonzalez
Luly Gonzalez

June 03, 2018

I love those bright red chairs! Fabulous cards!

Sarina
Sarina

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card.. Thank you for sharing!

Jo
Jo

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card Clare! I love that embossing powder so very much! It’s so gorgeous and looks so realistic like sand! Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Richard
Richard

June 03, 2018

The red chairs, with those gorgeous blues make me so happy!

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

Loving the ink colors especially, very versatile. Cute card!

Patricia Young
Patricia Young

June 03, 2018

The letters in the sand look real

Dgolly
Dgolly

June 03, 2018

I’m loving all the little tidbits that are in this kit. So fun. Can’t wait to play with the spray or the sand embossing powder.

F. Andre
F. Andre

June 03, 2018

This pretty colour palette is perfect for this cool beach scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

June 03, 2018

Love your little red beach chairs.

Cathy Rocca
Cathy Rocca

June 03, 2018

Loving the sand embossing powder

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

June 03, 2018

Love how you did the hello to look like sand

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

June 03, 2018

Love the card! Reminds me of the beach!! Thanks for sharing!!

Deepa
Deepa

June 03, 2018

I love how this card kit is so summery! All of the sandy areas look so real!

margie
margie

June 03, 2018

love the hello looks so real

Toni L
Toni L

June 03, 2018

Delightfully restful scene on this card. How about for retirement or bon voyage!

Leslie Mc
Leslie Mc

June 03, 2018

Very creative!

Di Brown
Di Brown

June 03, 2018

Love these cards and think it is a fantastic kit to use. That embossing powder looks really great for sand. Thank you for sharing.

Mindy H
Mindy H

June 03, 2018

Those chairs are the cutest! Love this set.

Jenny
Jenny

June 03, 2018

I love how you used the embossing powder for the Hello.

Naty
Naty

June 03, 2018

Summer time is coming!

Naty
Naty

June 03, 2018

Loving the beach chairs!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

June 03, 2018

Beautiful

karenajo
karenajo

June 03, 2018

Love the waves and pretty blue color shades. Great release!

Rebecca Kinslow
Rebecca Kinslow

June 03, 2018

The writing in the sand is my favorite part of this card…. unique!

Lisa Fragassi
Lisa Fragassi

June 03, 2018

Love the sandy hello!!!!!

AmyB
AmyB

June 03, 2018

Super fun card! Love the color combo you chose. That embossing powder looks like real sand – I an’t wait to play with it!

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

Love that the eye is drawn to the upper part of the card only.

Susan King
Susan King

June 03, 2018

When I saw this card come in my inbox and how Clare use crimson ink on the chairs it was stunning! I would have never thought to use Crimson! The sand EP is so stunning can not wait to get my hands on this set!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

June 03, 2018

Love the words written in the sand idea!

Leanne S
Leanne S

June 03, 2018

Pretty card!

Mickey B
Mickey B

June 03, 2018

My kind of card, love the pop of color.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

June 03, 2018

Live your card, Clare. The kit looks great and love the sand embossing powder.

Tammy W.
Tammy W.

June 03, 2018

Stunning but simple.

Sharon C
Sharon C

June 03, 2018

I can’t wait to play with this embossing powder. It looks so beautiful!

Monique C
Monique C

June 03, 2018

The embossing powder looks sooo cool! I can’t wait to see more of it in use!

Carol St Andrew
Carol St Andrew

June 03, 2018

Love this card. I can envision myself sitting in these chairs!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

June 03, 2018

Loving that new embossing powder! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

lee
lee

June 03, 2018

What a sweet card!

Melisse
Melisse

June 03, 2018

I appreciate all the CAS countdown card inspiration!
Sentiments in the perspective of writing in the sand? If so, very cool!

Anirudh Kashyap
Anirudh Kashyap

June 03, 2018

Wow!, what a combination of colors

Sophia Fumin
Sophia Fumin

June 03, 2018

This card is just gorgeous!! I love how you use the gold embossing powder to make the “hello” in the sand!!

RuthJ
RuthJ

June 03, 2018

Love the sand! Love the waves! Marvelous card!!!

Brenda
Brenda

June 03, 2018

Your card is so cute! I am really loving this kit so far

Bunny Dobbie
Bunny Dobbie

June 03, 2018

Oh I love this writing in the sand card! So sweet! What a great idea for a scrapbook page as well.

Michele W
Michele W

June 03, 2018

Love this card. The sentiment written in the sand is the perfect touch set off perfectly by the red chairs. Thanks for the inspiration!

MelissaF
MelissaF

June 03, 2018

LOVE that sand embossing powder and the red Adirondack chairs, beautiful beachy card!

Darlene
Darlene

June 03, 2018

Really like this set. Gives off a relax feeling!

Anne-Laure BM
Anne-Laure BM

June 03, 2018

This card is nice, fresh and simple. Love this month kit theme <3

Elizabeth B
Elizabeth B

June 03, 2018

Gotta love that EP! Cute card!!!

reneemilner
reneemilner

June 03, 2018

Great card! I especially like the red chairs and the writing in the sand :)

Melinda V.
Melinda V.

June 03, 2018

I absolutely love this kit!

Purvi
Purvi

June 03, 2018

Love the beach scene!

Janet D.
Janet D.

June 03, 2018

Great design, love all the details!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

June 03, 2018

Love this card I have a trailer in Pine Lake Bayfield On. I know I want this set already. Please. And Thank You for this set.

Stacey
Stacey

June 03, 2018

Very pretty.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 03, 2018

Love all things beach and this card is fabulous. The sand EP is awesome. This will be a super must-have kit!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

June 03, 2018

Love that Hello greeting in the sand! Can’t wait to try to CASE some of these cards from the blog hop!

Patt H.
Patt H.

June 03, 2018

Love the “Hello” spelled out in sand! Such a cute card with those bright red chairs. I need that EP!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 03, 2018

Love this simple card! The red just pops out and the sea and sand are perfect. Can’t wait to get my kit to play with the new embossing powder. I am so grateful to HA for having put the monthly kits on an automatic system, so I never miss a kit:)

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

June 03, 2018

Love this pretty beach scene! Awesome details and colors!

Corrine
Corrine

June 03, 2018

This kit is a must have! It truly reflects the best days of summer. What a great way to document memories!

Joy J.
Joy J.

June 03, 2018

Love the sentiment stamp and can’t wait to see all that this kit entails!

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