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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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Terri Cox
Terri Cox

June 02, 2018

I can’t wait for this kit. These sneaks are great. Love this card.

Madeline
Madeline

June 02, 2018

The ink colors are heavenly.

laura
laura

June 02, 2018

A great card. I love the big HELLO in the sand. <akes me want to jump in the ocean……………

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

June 02, 2018

So simple but so cute! Having the message written in the sand was perfect!

Lindar C
Lindar C

June 02, 2018

What a great card, I can smell the ocean air already.

K Kraft
K Kraft

June 02, 2018

Really cute card! I love that hello greeting!

CAROLINE
CAROLINE

June 02, 2018

Love your creativity1

Lana
Lana

June 02, 2018

I can hardly wait to see this kit. Looks like a fun one!

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

June 02, 2018

I like how just changing the color of the chairs gives the cars a whole new feel

S R Kempff
S R Kempff

June 02, 2018

What a wonderful summer card to share with family & friends. Thanks for sharing. Love these stamps and the sand embossing powder…can’t wait to try it. Thanks Hero Arts.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

June 02, 2018

This is a fun card! Love the layers of water look and the sentiment is awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Jenny K
Jenny K

June 02, 2018

I’m really excited for the embossing powder! It looks incredible!

Julie
Julie

June 02, 2018

The sand embossing powder is a must-have! Can hardly wait to see entire kit and add-ons.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

June 02, 2018

I can’t wait to use that sand embossing powder! Nice card!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

June 02, 2018

What an awesome card!

Kathy Anderlini
Kathy Anderlini

June 02, 2018

The embossing powder looks so good

Ana A
Ana A

June 02, 2018

So beachy 😍 I love this card 💙

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

June 02, 2018

Love, love, love this card!!! It’s the perfect way to say hello for the summer. Can’t wait for my kit to arrive and make my own summer greetings!

laura S
laura S

June 02, 2018

What a great idea “drawing” in the sand! Cannot wait for this months kit! Love love love the sand

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

June 02, 2018

Such a cute card. Love the sand hello in front of the chairs!

Alyssa Sterne
Alyssa Sterne

June 02, 2018

Beachy keen

Cristina
Cristina

June 02, 2018

Beautiful scene!!

Lise Mariann
Lise Mariann

June 02, 2018

Oh wow! This card is utterly beautiful! Can’t wait for the full reveal. 😍

Alyssa Sterne
Alyssa Sterne

June 02, 2018

Beachin’

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

June 02, 2018

This is going to be such a fun kit to play with.

Flo
Flo

June 02, 2018

Love the hello in the sand. Great kit for what I’ve seen.

Angela
Angela

June 02, 2018

Oh man what a brilliant embossing powder! I think this one goes down in the books for sure!

Laura Gribble
Laura Gribble

June 02, 2018

What a cute card idea!! I love the Hello in the sand!!

Pip Lewer
Pip Lewer

June 02, 2018

I adore this card especially the sand. 👌

Pip Lewer
Pip Lewer

June 02, 2018

I adore this card especially the sand. 👌

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

June 02, 2018

Wow! Very pretty card! I love, love, love the waves and the embossed Hello. The chairs look great in red color too.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

June 02, 2018

Love this card! I can feel the sand between my toes just looking at it!

kt fit kitty
kt fit kitty

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous card! So peaceful looking!

Jackie S
Jackie S

June 02, 2018

When you say you inked the sentiment with Versamark and then soft brown ink, do you mean the Versamark would still be sticky/wet when you put the brown ink on it – on your card it looks like it was still sticky enough for embossing powder to work well – is that right? Love the splash of red those chairs and twine give it.

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

June 02, 2018

how lovely and refreshing—-a day at the beach——love the layered colors of the ocean waves

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

June 02, 2018

Love the red chairs! This could easily be a 4th of July card too.

helen
helen

June 02, 2018

i love the simplicity of this. Can’t wait for this kit. Thanks.

Ang
Ang

June 02, 2018

I am in love with everything I have seen so far. CAn’t wait for full reveal.
thanks
Ang

Cindy Aguirre
Cindy Aguirre

June 02, 2018

Love the card! The embossing powder looks great used on the sand! What a fun idea!

Nicole
Nicole

June 02, 2018

I love this kit already, I can’t wait!!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

June 02, 2018

Great card love the sand EP and the hello in sand EP. That would make a cute heart with initials in it for a love card. Thank you for the idea. Can’t wait for my kit to come.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

June 02, 2018

I love how realistic the sand and waves are! So pretty!

Kristin
Kristin

June 02, 2018

Love this card. It so clear + simple – but beautiful.

Sarah
Sarah

June 02, 2018

Makes me want to go sit by the sea! Lovely card!

Karen Page
Karen Page

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous! The sand EP is going to be a MUST!!!! This will be one EP I use multiple jars of!!!

April Hunton
April Hunton

June 02, 2018

I cant wait to try out that amazing embossing powder

FD91354
FD91354

June 02, 2018

Oh, I really love this hello sentiment.. The sand looks awesome too.. Looking really good HA.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

June 02, 2018

I just can’t get over how cool that embossing powder is!! Loving the ink colors too!

Patty
Patty

June 02, 2018

I love the classic feel to this!!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

June 02, 2018

This card puts me in the summer frame of mind! Very inviting and colorful. Nice job. Really love the look of the sand embossing powder! Can’t wait to get my kit and play!

Lisa held
Lisa held

June 02, 2018

One of the coolest kits ever. Beach is my zen so I’m counting down the minutes to get it. Cards are simply gorgeous.

Lisa held
Lisa held

June 02, 2018

One of the coolest kits ever. Beach is my zen so I’m counting down the minutes to get it. Cards are simply gorgeous.

Kathleen Hartley
Kathleen Hartley

June 02, 2018

Love the pop of red in the chairs and the sand. Great design, Clare.

Bertha
Bertha

June 02, 2018

Great card! I love the layering stamp for the waves and the sand textured embossing powder.

Julia D.
Julia D.

June 02, 2018

What a great card! Love that sentiment written in sand. Love the touch of red in the chairs, too. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

June 02, 2018

The sand embossing powder looks amazing.

Linda M.
Linda M.

June 02, 2018

Very cute card! Love this kit!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

June 02, 2018

What a nice setting, very inviting. I am really exited to see this kit.

Heidi H
Heidi H

June 02, 2018

This is an outstanding kit – so looking forward to the release! Love that embossing powder with the waves!

jen forster
jen forster

June 02, 2018

Wow – this is such an intriguing kit! I can’t wait to see more -

Ami
Ami

June 02, 2018

I can’t wait to get this kit!

Catherine
Catherine

June 02, 2018

So cute. Wish I could be on that beach!

Vicki Beer
Vicki Beer

June 02, 2018

Fabulous kit! About time someone recognized the health benefits of crafting and Sandy toes!!

Kathie4
Kathie4

June 02, 2018

Wow. Gorgeous! Love beach scenes!

Mary beth Morekas
Mary beth Morekas

June 02, 2018

I love the beach!!!

TreAnn Flanagan
TreAnn Flanagan

June 02, 2018

I love all cards related to water and beach theme. Beautiful set and card.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

June 02, 2018

Best card so far! I REALLY love how you wrote with the sand! Fun and stunning!

Naama E
Naama E

June 02, 2018

So FUN! I can’t say what I want more – go to the beach of play with this kit! XD Thanks for the beautiful inspiration ^^

Janis
Janis

June 02, 2018

Those waves are really cool

Wilma
Wilma

June 02, 2018

The sand looks so realistic – I’ll have to try this embossing powder!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

June 02, 2018

Lovely scene you’ve created! The CAS format lets every detail shine. Love the “hello” greeting in the sand!

Joyce Erb
Joyce Erb

June 02, 2018

Looks fun and refreshing!

Joyce Erb
Joyce Erb

June 02, 2018

Looks fun and refreshing!

Lisa fragassi
Lisa fragassi

June 02, 2018

Oh I can’t wait for this kit! This looks to be my favorite!

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

June 02, 2018

I love that EP! this kit is Awesome. cute card

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

June 02, 2018

So looking forward to Monday! Love everything beachy.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

June 02, 2018

Clare this is absolute an gorgeous summer card, I hardly can’t wait to see this awesome kit and the add-ons. Thanks!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

June 02, 2018

I definitely love the Sand embossing powder and the layering sea stamp set! Thank you!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

June 02, 2018

Love the waves in this kit.

Jayell
Jayell

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card – I just love this kit.

Sue D
Sue D

June 02, 2018

Love this beach scene and the sandy Hello.

Stephanie harding
Stephanie harding

June 02, 2018

I love the inspiration!

Bonnie
Bonnie

June 02, 2018

Nice sand effect

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

June 02, 2018

I Ike the ink you use

Janet
Janet

June 02, 2018

Lively scene! Great design!!

Dana M
Dana M

June 02, 2018

Beautiful CAS card! Love the white space and texture from the embossing powder.

Melanie Froling
Melanie Froling

June 02, 2018

Love the sand-it looks so real.

Margaret
Margaret

June 02, 2018

Wow – that sand embossing powder is incredible! Can’t wait to try it!

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

June 02, 2018

how fun! I love the sentiment! it takes me back to moments on the beach writhing out words and then running to the water to wash off :) nicely done!

Christine
Christine

June 02, 2018

Wow, this kit keeps getting better and better! I love the “hello” written in the sand. So clever and unique!

Kelley H.
Kelley H.

June 02, 2018

Love how the red chairs pop

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

June 02, 2018

Love the “Hello” in the sand. That embossing powder is amazing!

Wanda
Wanda

June 02, 2018

can’t wait to make that sand!!!!!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

June 02, 2018

I am in awe of how you can pull all these elements together and make them work so beautifully.

Audrey R
Audrey R

June 02, 2018

I love the clean simplicity of this card’s design! I can’t wait to try out the kit products including the sand embossing powder!

Golda
Golda

June 02, 2018

I love that you have so much clean space, yet it is a complete look. Fabulous scene.

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

June 02, 2018

I can not wait to use this embossing powder!!!

florence savarese
florence savarese

June 02, 2018

Love this water stamp and those chairs, great card

Leslie pierson
Leslie pierson

June 02, 2018

It is amazing what a pop of red will do, it makes the chairs just pop. Beautiful card.