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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

May 29, 2019 Michelle Short

Hello! It's time for another look at the June My Monthly Hero Kit before the kit releases on Monday, June 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the rest of the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this fabulous kit.

Another fantastic kit this month! I love jungle foliage and animals and this kit has it all! This kit lends itself to green hues but I wanted to do something a little different and work with purples for my card. 

Jungle of Joy by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I first took the elephant from the main kit stamp set and stamped it on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. I coloured it with Copic Markers and die cut it out with the coordinating Frame Cuts, which are also in the kit. He was then set aside while I worked on the background. 

I took a 5.25" x 4" panel of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment on to it using more Intense Black Ink. I then ran the cardstock through my die cutting machine with the stencil that comes in the kit and an embossing mat. This stencil gives a really lovely pattern to the cardstock.

Jungle of Joy by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I wanted to add a little colour behind the elephant, so I took Thistle Reactive Ink and blended this on to the panel with a blender brush. This gives a nice subtle glow around the elephant and helps it to pop off the card. 

The panel was added to a top folding card base with foam tape and then the elephant added on top with more foam tape. A very simple card but I really love the texture and pattern that the stencil gives to it.

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 countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, June 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

284 Responses

Lynnette Flagler

Lynnette Flagler

June 03, 2019

Love this card. Would love to win this set.

Sharon Howell

Sharon Howell

June 03, 2019

Wow! I guess I didn’t know you could run a stencil through a die cutting machine. Very clever and I will be giving that a try.

Carolyn Pokorney

Carolyn Pokorney

June 03, 2019

Love how used stencil for the subtle background but the elephant is my love and would love to add to collection l.

Marie

Marie

June 03, 2019

I’m very excited about this month’s kit as I’ve recently been searching for the perfect monkey design. I was also very excited to see the elephant (and stencil) included, having just watched “Soul of the Elephant” (orphans) last night on public tv Nature. Talk about timing. So I do have to agree with an earlier poster’s comment regarding the headdress, and appreciate her post. Maybe others can seek out the program and watch it while creating some cards which include an appropriately related note to the recipient! That’s how I still plan on enjoying my kit as always.

Shirley Qu

Shirley Qu

June 03, 2019

A wonderful card. I love the cute elephant an the amazing background.

BILLIE SUE WOOLLEY

BILLIE SUE WOOLLEY

June 03, 2019

Very nice card! That elephant is so cute

Jawandh

Jawandh

June 03, 2019

I love! I love! I love!

Elephants are my fav animal and I absolutely love this sentiment.

Michelle you’ve done a great job on this card! I love how you’ve done the background. I must try using my stencils with an embossing mat!

Jawandh

Jawandh

June 03, 2019

I love! I love! I love!

Elephants are my fav animal and I absolutely love this sentiment.

Michelle you’ve done a great job on this card! I love how you’ve done the background. I must try using my stencils with an embossing mat!

Vickie Hawkins

Vickie Hawkins

June 03, 2019

Love a purple elephant!

tina z.

tina z.

June 03, 2019

amazing design!

Marianne

Marianne

June 03, 2019

Gorgeous! Awesome background blending as well!

Stephanie Z

Stephanie Z

June 03, 2019

Just love the elephant :)

Karen L K

Karen L K

June 03, 2019

So cute! The more I see of this kit the more I want it.

Kristen Snoozy

Kristen Snoozy

June 03, 2019

I love the fresh, clean look of this. You put in just the right amount of decoration. Stunning!

Nancy Lake

Nancy Lake

June 03, 2019

Love this card. This elephant looks very regal.

Shannon

Shannon

June 03, 2019

The elephant is fabulous!

Dori

Dori

June 03, 2019

Beautiful, Michelle! I think that is my favorite elephant stamp ever!

Kris Reeves

Kris Reeves

June 03, 2019

Love the stenciled background!

Anna Cullen

Anna Cullen

June 03, 2019

Ohhh this is a beautiful break from all the greenery cards, such a creative idea to use the stencil for the background. This is a must try idea!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

June 03, 2019

Beautiful background
and darling elephant!
Carla from Utah

Sudhamathi Muthu

Sudhamathi Muthu

June 02, 2019

Michelle I just love this elephant… so brave and strong… the pattern on the elephant head looks so beautiful and elegant… love the dry embossing with the stencil.. love this card so much..

Ann K.

Ann K.

June 02, 2019

Oh my gosh, what a great elephant!! Looking forward to this release!

Cheryl Agresti

Cheryl Agresti

June 02, 2019

I would love to win this kit! Love Hero Arts Stamps & die sets!

Katie Coggins

Katie Coggins

June 02, 2019

Adorable – this kit is a must have and I am sure will sell out. Cant wait for the release

Kathie Powell

Kathie Powell

June 02, 2019

I can’t wait to play with the new kit. It already looks fun!

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