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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen June 03, 2018 265 Comments

We are back for the final 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 have been sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. 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 Janette, who's sharing a bit of summer love...

Sandra Dee has nothing on this summer lovin' My Monthly Hero kit! 

Summer and water are nearly inseparable, and that is where I began this card. I stamped the color layering waves in colors included in this month's kit: Soft Sky for the fullest background layer, Summer Sky for the second, and Deep Ocean for the third. I let each layer dry between applications of ink to maintain crisp lines. 

Next, I Copic airbrushed the background in Y15, YR16 and RV25. The color layering clouds were created by stamping with a mist of isopropyl alcohol directly on the stamp. The alcohol works like a Copic blender to give a bleach like effect. Repeat with the second cloud layer, after the first has dried, to enhance detail.

Using alcohol on stamps regularly probably isn't the best idea, but I have yet to have an adverse reaction or any apparent damage. Please use this technique at your own risk.

I stamped the dolphin in Soft Granite, also in kit, directly over the Copic coloring. When looking closely you can see that the stamping ink appears to dissolve the Copic ink leaving an almost masked effect which gives a bit of definition to the border of the image. 

I matted the image using a Nesting Hearts Infinity die cut into Snow Layering paper and adhered both to a Snow Folded Card. The card was completed with a few Moss palms and a white embossed sentiment.

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

So pretty and relaxing.

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 04, 2018

Beautiful card, Love using the heart frame and the colors are wonderful. This will be a fun kits to make cards with!

Debra
Debra

June 04, 2018

I enjoyed the heart die used to create the window something different and eyecatching! i will try this one.

Teresa
Teresa

June 04, 2018

This card is really beautiful! Did you make a video of how you did each step?

Dolores Ingraham
Dolores Ingraham

June 04, 2018

Beautiful card

Marjorie
Marjorie

June 04, 2018

I love the card. The background is gorgeous!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

June 04, 2018

LOVE this kit – your card is wonderful; just love the view from the heart window!

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

June 04, 2018

This set looks gorgeous! Hoping I can get my hands on it!

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

June 04, 2018

Can not wait to try this technique! Am so excited!

Sibylle
Sibylle

June 04, 2018

Ohh, I love dolphins. Such a lovely card. Looking forward to seeing the kit.

VickiB
VickiB

June 04, 2018

What a relaxing view!

Marie Siler
Marie Siler

June 04, 2018

I hugged and kissed a dolphin in Hawaii in May. I love those animals. It really was a wonderful experience.

Kelley H.
Kelley H.

June 04, 2018

Oh I love the sky combo with the water

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

June 04, 2018

The colors are stunning in this card.

Lisa
Lisa

June 04, 2018

Such a tranquil looking card. I like the whispy looking clouded.

Connie Jo Mitchel
Connie Jo Mitchel

June 04, 2018

I am so excited to try this technique! Beach scenes will be so lovely using this kit!

Linda M.
Linda M.

June 04, 2018

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tip on stamping the clouds!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

June 04, 2018

Gorgeous!

Cassie Hoyt
Cassie Hoyt

June 04, 2018

I love this card, the clouds, the waves! Beautiful

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

June 04, 2018

Lovely summer card. I like the cloud stamping idea. Such a fun kit, can’t wait to see it all.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

June 04, 2018

Love the how the dolphin looks outlined. Sometimes you never know how things will turn out….glad it was like this!

Daniel West
Daniel West

June 04, 2018

So beautiful!

Lynn C.
Lynn C.

June 04, 2018

I love the colors on this card. It speaks to beach life. Love it.

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

June 04, 2018

This is stunning!

Kristin
Kristin

June 04, 2018

I feel the ocean breeze. Love this card.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

June 04, 2018

Beautiful card (as always) Janette

Natalie B
Natalie B

June 04, 2018

What a beautiful card! Such a relaxing scene!

Elena
Elena

June 04, 2018

Simply Gorgeous!

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

June 04, 2018

So beautifully done! Fantastic airbrushing!

GabreillaB
GabreillaB

June 04, 2018

Wonderful clouds and I really can’t wait to see the kit

Johna R
Johna R

June 04, 2018

Love this card! My sister lives in Florida and this would be perfect to send to her. I have to keep the idea handy!

Charmane
Charmane

June 04, 2018

Love clean and simple design, live it.

Purvi
Purvi

June 04, 2018

Nice card!

Beatrice
Beatrice

June 04, 2018

I must say that I love everything about this card from the coloring of the background to the jumping dolphin with palm trees appearing through a heart shape cutout with embossed sentiment!! I love every card in this countdown dealing with summer and can not wait for kit to launch!!

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

June 04, 2018

Perfectly captures a summer feel!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

June 04, 2018

Wow! So beautiful!!!

KathyR
KathyR

June 04, 2018

I like the idea of using the alcohol to stamp the clouds, looks realistic. Dolphin is adorable, perfect touch to set off sunset sky and ocean.

Denise KW
Denise KW

June 04, 2018

Enjoying all the sneak peek cards—-Can’t wait for the new release!!!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

June 04, 2018

What a stunning card! Really beautiful.

AngelaR
AngelaR

June 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see the whole lot this morning.

K. Eley
K. Eley

June 04, 2018

Great card as always Janette! Your blending with Copic airbrushing is wonderful as always. So excited that there’s a dolphin included too and another ink color along with the three for the waves. So excited for the release in the morning!!!

Margery C
Margery C

June 04, 2018

Amazing card. Love the dolphin jumping out of the water. This kit is going to be so great.

Deb Hardy
Deb Hardy

June 04, 2018

Love your card! Can hardly wait to see the kit.

Kelly Santi
Kelly Santi

June 04, 2018

Such an enchanting card – beauitful in every way! TFS :)

Mateja P
Mateja P

June 04, 2018

Love the clouds. Such a beautiful card :)

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

June 04, 2018

That’s a scene one would wish for while at a tropical destination, for sure! Lovely how you put it all together and great idea about creating the clouds on a copic colored background!

Julia M.
Julia M.

June 04, 2018

You can feel the ocean breeze! Love this kit!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

June 04, 2018

What a cute idea to use a heart die for the cut out shape. Very smart. And clever way to get more out of your dies

Geri S.
Geri S.

June 04, 2018

Great card! Love the stamps and colors for this kit shown so far. Can’t wait to see it all!

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

June 04, 2018

Beautiful card, love the heart and the dolphin. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

Kelley
Kelley

June 04, 2018

I love the clouds! I’ll have to try it.

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

June 04, 2018

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your technique.

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

June 03, 2018

Lovely card. I just love the way you colored the sky !!!!

Meagan W.
Meagan W.

June 03, 2018

I love the look of the stamped dolphin over the Copic colored background.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

June 03, 2018

This is muy favorite

Heather c
Heather c

June 03, 2018

The clouds are beautiful.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

June 03, 2018

Wow! I would love to see the process you used for the clouds! Your card is a work of art!!

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

June 03, 2018

This card is so beautiful!

Alo
Alo

June 03, 2018

Loooove the dolphin, can’t wait!

Carri
Carri

June 03, 2018

I cannot wait to see the kit this month. Love the background on this card

su wright
su wright

June 03, 2018

Really cool seaside theme—-love your colors.

Vicki
Vicki

June 03, 2018

Amazing cloud technique and beautiful sunset coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce
Joyce

June 03, 2018

This card and kit are gorgeous! Oh it would be a dream to win!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 03, 2018

Superb blending! Love this theme!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

June 03, 2018

Absolutely love this card! I’m super excited to see this kit, it has so much potential.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

June 03, 2018

Oh, wow! There’s a dolphin in the set too! A heart window is so appropriate!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

June 03, 2018

Another wow card! I am so inspired and can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

June 03, 2018

Cute card. Love your clouds.

Sheanna
Sheanna

June 03, 2018

What a gorgeous scene. Can’t wait for this kit!!

Bela
Bela

June 03, 2018

Yea! I don’t have any dolphin stamps and my 3-yr old granddaughter loves them! Can’t wait!👏👏👏

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

June 03, 2018

I really love this card!! The colors are so beautiful!!

Claudia N
Claudia N

June 03, 2018

Stunning card!

Lorraine
Lorraine

June 03, 2018

Another summer card, so pretty.

Mandi C
Mandi C

June 03, 2018

Can’t wait!

Madeline
Madeline

June 03, 2018

Great effect with the clouds!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

June 03, 2018

That will be perfect for summer. So cute.

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 03, 2018

The clouds in this card are outstanding! They look so pretty!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 03, 2018

The clouds in this card are outstanding! They look so pretty!

Sharon Bardsley
Sharon Bardsley

June 03, 2018

I love this kit and have enjoyed all the cards. I especially like the sky in this card… “Red sky at night a sailor’s delight…"

Kendra
Kendra

June 03, 2018

What an interesting idea for the clouds. I’ll have to try that

Michele Fisher
Michele Fisher

June 03, 2018

I really like the blended sky. The waves in this kit are really nice.

Virginia Lawton
Virginia Lawton

June 03, 2018

So pretty the colors really pop

Karen F
Karen F

June 03, 2018

The clouds are gorgeous, love this!

Jade B
Jade B

June 03, 2018

Ok. While I love the mermaid, I think you saved the best for last. Beautifully colored.

Sarah
Sarah

June 03, 2018

Love, love, love!!!!

Cynthia Johnson
Cynthia Johnson

June 03, 2018

I love this card, it makes me miss the beach. I love to watch the dolphins playing and this sunset really makes the dolphin pop.

Mitzi
Mitzi

June 03, 2018

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card & the opportunity to win. Looks like another awesome kit from HA.

Maria Willis
Maria Willis

June 03, 2018

Wow, wow! I think this is my favorite sneak peek card. Your airbrushed background is gorgeous and I love the beautiful scene you’ve built!

Sabrina Williams
Sabrina Williams

June 03, 2018

Awe what a wonderful sunset colors!!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

June 03, 2018

Oh I love this, evokes memories of Dolphins seen off the Space coast in Florida and in the bay of the Kapiti coast here in New Zealand. An amazing sight and a beautiful,beautiful card.

lorraine turner
lorraine turner

June 03, 2018

Such a gorgeous project, that could be used for a variety of different occasions.

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

June 03, 2018

Another winner, so pretty. Waiting eagerly to see the full kits tomorrow morning.

Tara
Tara

June 03, 2018

This is a sunset dream!!! Very lovely.

Chris E
Chris E

June 03, 2018

A lovely card, thanks for sharing, and the inspiration.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

June 03, 2018

What a happy and peaceful card! Beautiful! I love the waves, and the addition of the dolphin.

Heidi H
Heidi H

June 03, 2018

I can hardly wait for tomorrow – what a beautiful card. Love the dolphin!

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

June 03, 2018

Every sample card is making it harder for me to wait for the kit to appear in my mailbox. They all look wonderful

Barbara
Barbara

June 03, 2018

Love the dolphin in the sunset, it reminds me of Destin Beach just fantastic!

BEVERLY CHESTER
BEVERLY CHESTER

June 03, 2018

Wow! Makes me want to be there with the dolphins and the beach! Thank you so much for sharing because I love the colors and everything about this beautiful card!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

June 03, 2018

Such a lovely card! :)

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