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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse June 03, 2018 330 Comments

Hello and welcome to day 3 of the countdown to the release of the June My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is tomorrow, Monday, June 4th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Join us as we continue sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Now let's join Ilina who is sharing another peek into this fun beach vacation-inspired kit.

Hi everyone! I hope you have been enjoying all the inspiration and peeks shared on Friday and yesterday! So, today I have one more for you. 

To make the card you will need a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Snow Layering Paper. Start by stamping the ocean using: Soft Sky, Summer Sky and Deep Ocean inks (ink cubes of these colors come with the kit). Mask off the top of the ocean that you've stamped and using ink blending tool create the sky using Butter Bar, Soft Yellow and Soft Sky ink. For the clouds, stamp the second layer with Versamark and emboss with White embossing powder, next stamp the first layer using Unicorn pigment ink. Let it dry, or be very careful when handling your panel, so you don't smear the ink.

Once the panel is dry, create mask for the bottom part of the ocean and mask it off. Apply Versamark directly to the paper and emboss it using the sand embossing powder from the kit (this embossing powder is AMAZING). Stamp the sail boats with Versamark then emboss with White embossing powder, and stamp the birds using the Intense Black ink. Trim the panel down to 4" x 5 1/4".

Next, you will need to add the chairs and sentiment. To make the chairs background to match the sand embossing powder, stamp them on Earth Mix Layering Papers ( I used the Latte one) with Versamark, then emboss with White embossing powder and die cut them (coordinating dies are provided in the kit). Stamp the sentiment on Midnight Layering Papers (black one) and emboss with White embossing powder, too, and trim it. Adhere them to your panel using dimensional adhesive, such as foam dots etc.

Adhere to a Black note card.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you are inspired to do something creative today!  

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Bo Chin
Bo Chin

June 08, 2018

Very nice. Love it!

Angie A.
Angie A.

June 05, 2018

I can’t wait to see the whole kit tomorrow!

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

June 05, 2018

Pretty card. Love the colors.

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 04, 2018

This is a fantastic card kit. Can’t wait to try out the Sand Embossing powder – looks great in the pictures!

Judy
Judy

June 04, 2018

I love this kit! So sad that I missed it:( I hope the components will be for sale so we can purchase. Cards are all so cute!

Cindy Aguirre
Cindy Aguirre

June 04, 2018

Amazing card!

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

June 04, 2018

This card looks like peace to me! Love it! I need this kit!

VickiB
VickiB

June 04, 2018

Love the clouds and sand!

Connie Jo Mitchel
Connie Jo Mitchel

June 04, 2018

Thank you for a chance to win this stunnng card kit! Hero Arts rocks!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

June 04, 2018

Love those chairs and that sand!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

June 04, 2018

Gorgeous, beachy scene!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

June 04, 2018

Makes me miss the beach!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

June 04, 2018

Your card is lovely 😊 thanks for the detailed blog as I didn’t understand the stamping layers out of order bit till now. I’m

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

June 04, 2018

Ohhh!! This is where I want to be 😁! Just love this card, and the sand embossing is so fun!!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

June 04, 2018

So looking forward to this relaxing release! I can feel the sand in my toes

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

June 04, 2018

Beautiful and realistic-looking scene. I can feel the sea breeze!

Denise KW
Denise KW

June 04, 2018

Gorgeous right down to the last detail!!! So much detail! I do believe this card is my favorite of all the peeks, even though I have enjoyed all of them!!! Excited for the big reveal!!!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

June 04, 2018

Simply amazing!!!

KathyR
KathyR

June 04, 2018

The sand embossing powder certainly looks like real sand. Beautiful stamping of sky and ocean, and added special touches.

Karen chester
Karen chester

June 04, 2018

These chairs are so cute. I wonder how it would look with the sand at the foot of the hair instead of behind them? I can’t wait to get my kit and find out.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

June 04, 2018

Your attention to detail clearly shows in this beautiful card! So lovely.

AngelaR
AngelaR

June 04, 2018

Beautiful card!

Catherine
Catherine

June 04, 2018

I really love the sand and the very black birds.

Margery C
Margery C

June 04, 2018

Fabulous card. I love the sand embossing powder and cannot wait to try it.

Mateja P
Mateja P

June 04, 2018

That could really be my happy place! Love it!

Julia M.
Julia M.

June 04, 2018

You can feel the ocean breeze! Love this kit!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 04, 2018

Oh my gosh. Your card is to die for wow that is worth framing. Amazing.

Geri S.
Geri S.

June 04, 2018

I love it! and can’t wait for my kit! Especially the sand embossing powder, it looks so fun!

Kelley
Kelley

June 04, 2018

The sand embossing powder is so intriguing.

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

June 03, 2018

The colors on this card really capture the beach scene. Beautiful card !!!!

Meagan W.
Meagan W.

June 03, 2018

I just can’t get over how amazing the sand embossing powder is!

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

June 03, 2018

Those clouds are to die for

Heather c
Heather c

June 03, 2018

This is a lovely happy place.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

June 03, 2018

You’re so talented! I really love the horizon and can imagine how difficult that was. Beautiful!

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

June 03, 2018

Wow! Love this beach scene!

Carri Tobler
Carri Tobler

June 03, 2018

I love the layered watered scene

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 03, 2018

Oh I need that sand embossing powder!!

Karen Page
Karen Page

June 03, 2018

Awesome card!!! I can see that this sand EP is a MUST have!!! Lovin the stamps too. This might be the best kit yet!

Nicole
Nicole

June 03, 2018

I can not wait for this kit, I am so excited!!!

Mandalj
Mandalj

June 03, 2018

Gorgeous! That’d be my happy place too – fabulous beachy scene!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

June 03, 2018

What a beautiful card! Wow!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

June 03, 2018

Just like being at the beach. Well done.

Bela
Bela

June 03, 2018

The “sand” is so realistic…the colour, the effect…awesome!

Sheanna
Sheanna

June 03, 2018

Such a nice scene, I almost feel like I am there.

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

June 03, 2018

I want to go to these beach scenes so much but I think I want the kit just as much. Just a beautiful inspirational card. Love the birds, the boats, the shoreline, the beach, those chairs!!! Guess I love the whole card!!!! LOL

Virginia Lawton
Virginia Lawton

June 03, 2018

Im really loving the sand and the water. the chairs are so cute and love the birds.

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

June 03, 2018

Loving all the sneak peeks of this kit! Awesome card’

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

Wouldn’t have thought to add the yellow, but it’s the perfect break between sea and sky. Lovely card.

Kendra
Kendra

June 03, 2018

I love the blue and yellow combination. I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Michele fisher
Michele fisher

June 03, 2018

Love the tranquil beach scene.

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 03, 2018

Oh gosh I love those Adirondack chairs! How cute! And I absolutely love the way the waves look.

Sharon Bardsley
Sharon Bardsley

June 03, 2018

Another WOW card! Love the waves and the sand… I can feel the waves bury my feet in the sand and the sand between my toes!

Karen F
Karen F

June 03, 2018

Love the beach chairs and sand , so relaxing!

Jade B
Jade B

June 03, 2018

The yellow is a perfect touch.

Sarah
Sarah

June 03, 2018

Perfection!

Sabrina Williams
Sabrina Williams

June 03, 2018

Love the summer beach theme!!! So many possibilities!

Jill A
Jill A

June 03, 2018

Another great beach scene!!!

Tara
Tara

June 03, 2018

This reminds me of a wonderful day at the beach. Love all the small details ;)

Maria Willis
Maria Willis

June 03, 2018

What a gorgeous beach scene!! This truly is my happy place. Gorgeous card Ilina!

Chris E
Chris E

June 03, 2018

Love this card, what a beautiful peaceful scene.

Barbara
Barbara

June 03, 2018

Hey, that’s my happy place too. I love the beach and can’t wait to see this months kit. Thanks for the inspiration;)

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

June 03, 2018

Wonderful! I can’t get over how much I love the waves and sand in these sneak peeks!!

Christy M
Christy M

June 03, 2018

This is so beautiful. I’m looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

BEVERLY CHESTER
BEVERLY CHESTER

June 03, 2018

Such a peaceful scene! Love the colors and the beach chair is so cool! Thank you for sharing!

BEVERLY CHESTER
BEVERLY CHESTER

June 03, 2018

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Peg
Peg

June 03, 2018

I would love to be sitting on this beach! Another great Hero Arts kit!

HOLLY
HOLLY

June 03, 2018

What a cute card! I love the sand beach!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

June 03, 2018

Wow. I am so amazed at those intense blues! I can,t wait to see the full reveal of the kit.

Lynn
Lynn

June 03, 2018

So, so pretty. The beach really is my happy place.

Luly Gonzalez
Luly Gonzalez

June 03, 2018

love the amazing background – just need a tropical drink!

SMayer
SMayer

June 03, 2018

I’m loving this kit. Thanks for sharing your card.

Sarina
Sarina

June 03, 2018

I love how relaxed this card design feels.. Thanks for the inspiration!

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

June 03, 2018

Great job with the background. I am so happy to see something that looks like sand. Your embossing sand looks much better than anything I have tried.

Jo
Jo

June 03, 2018

Oh my goodness Ilina this is gorgeous!!!!!!! I love that sky background and those clouds are beautiful!! This is so pretty, makes me want to sit down and relax! :)
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Richard
Richard

June 03, 2018

Loving the golden horizon line here!!

Kimberly Peppers
Kimberly Peppers

June 03, 2018

So excited, the kit looks fabulous!

Gayle
Gayle

June 03, 2018

Love this card. Exactly where I like to be everyday.

Linda
Linda

June 03, 2018

I can’t wait to try the sand Embossing powder. Love this kit!

Pamela
Pamela

June 03, 2018

Lovin’ all the beachy vibes.

E Nelson
E Nelson

June 03, 2018

Such a great beach scene! I love how realistic the waves, clouds and beach look when made with this new kit. Lovely,

Lorna S
Lorna S

June 03, 2018

I am so ready for the beach, the chair and a bit of sun with salty ocean breezes keeping me cool.

Naama E
Naama E

June 03, 2018

Beautiful! Love the sunny horizon detail. This definitely looks like a happy place :) Thanks for the inspiration, can’t wait to play with this kit!

Patricia Young
Patricia Young

June 03, 2018

Love the sand embossing powder

Flo
Flo

June 03, 2018

What goes together better than the sand and sea. Great sentiment.

Abby
Abby

June 03, 2018

Great scene!

Dgolly
Dgolly

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card and great techniques. Can’t wait to try!

F. Andre
F. Andre

June 03, 2018

What a beauty! Those birds are beyond amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

June 03, 2018

Oh, my happy place too. Beach, sand and chairs.
Great card.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

June 03, 2018

what a fabulous card… can’t wait to see the full kit!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

June 03, 2018

What a fun card! I love how it makes you feel like you are sitting on the beach.

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

June 03, 2018

Wow!!! I loved all the previous card ideas for this month’s kit, but this one is my favorite. I LOVE everything about it. I definitely am going to try to recreate this beautiful seashore card.

Cathy Rocca
Cathy Rocca

June 03, 2018

Calgon… please take me here.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

June 03, 2018

What a great. relaxing-themed card. I love how the sand looks so realistic.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card! I live in Florida about 5 mins. From the beach! This is a perfect kit for me! I’m so excited!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

June 03, 2018

Makes me feel like I’m sitting on the beach watching sailboats go by with my toes in the sand! Thanks for sharing!!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

June 03, 2018

Such a summer feel!

Audre G
Audre G

June 03, 2018

Beautiful card—this kit looks like a winner!

Karen Hetherington
Karen Hetherington

June 03, 2018

Very nice card.

margie
margie

June 03, 2018

can’t wait to see the embossing powder

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

June 03, 2018

Lovely scene with
the sail boats and
the beach!
Carla from Utah

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