All October orders get a free clear set in box. Free shipping on U.S. orders of $75+

Categories

June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

Jun 01, 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!

Francine

Francine

June 02, 2019

Love these count downs. Kit looks fabulous.

Debbi Smith

Debbi Smith

June 02, 2019

Loge the elephant! Fantastic coloring.

Diana

Diana

June 02, 2019

I’m super excited for this kit. Everything looks beautiful

Debbie Walter

Debbie Walter

June 02, 2019

Beautiful! I love he background and the elephant is adorable

Andre M.

Andre M.

June 02, 2019

The elephant makes quite a statement on this clean card, the minimal palette is lovely.

Michele W

Michele W

June 02, 2019

Love your soft background with the embossing and the soft purple really looks good behind the gray elephant. Thanks for sharing!

Vikki H

Vikki H

June 02, 2019

Darling image and the stencil embossing features it nicely

Lori Lehnen

Lori Lehnen

June 02, 2019

Love the Purple , and the embossing on this card! Great job, thanks for sharing!

Claudia N

Claudia N

June 02, 2019

Beautiful card! Very regal elephant.

candgmom

candgmom

June 02, 2019

Great card, I love the elephant and the embossing idea.

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

June 02, 2019

Really enjoy the effects that stencil gives the background of this card! Love elephants!

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

June 02, 2019

Love the colors on your card!

Nancy Y

Nancy Y

June 02, 2019

I love the simple background and how it makes the elephant pop!

Nancarrow Brown

Nancarrow Brown

June 02, 2019

Wow I had assumed the kit was jungle themed until I saw this fabulous elephant! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit and addons.

Heidi Macy

Heidi Macy

June 02, 2019

Very lovely design with the purple glow and embossing behind the elephant.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

June 02, 2019

Wonderful card – such a great CAS design! I love your elephant!

Nancy Deffner

Nancy Deffner

June 02, 2019

Love this elephant. Reason enough to get the kit. Your embossed and inked background is fabulous.

Mitzi

Mitzi

June 02, 2019

Thanks for sharing your great card & the opportunity to win.

Carmela Hubler

Carmela Hubler

June 02, 2019

Great job on the coloring and shading of your elephant, Michelle!

Julia M.

Julia M.

June 02, 2019

It’s a jungle out there! It’s a great stamp set, and a lovely card!

Maureen Reiss

Maureen Reiss

June 02, 2019

Amazing!!! I love this elephant!!!

Thersha Lewis

Thersha Lewis

June 02, 2019

Regal and majestic🤔yup that’s what i get from the elephant and purple hues. Super sophisticated!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

June 02, 2019

What an awesome card! The elephant looks lovely and the background is fantastic! :)

Amy Takeshima

Amy Takeshima

June 02, 2019

Love the technique of blending around the elephant to give it a subtle glow.

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

June 02, 2019

Great card! I especially love the texture of the background 😊

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

June 02, 2019

Loving the jungle theme! Awesome elephant design! Pretty card!

Julie O'Neil

Julie O'Neil

June 02, 2019

Love how you did this background, thanks for sharing!

Zureen Kazmi

Zureen Kazmi

June 02, 2019

Elephants are my favourite! The clean and simple look of this card is charming. This card would work for any occasion. I particularly like the embossed background. It adds beautiful but subtle texture.

Zureen Kazmi

Zureen Kazmi

June 02, 2019

Elephants are my favourite! The clean and simple look of this card is charming. This card would work for any occasion. I particularly like the embossed background. It adds beautiful but subtle texture.

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

June 02, 2019

This card reminds me of my trip to Pakistan. Nice subtle purple colors. This kit is different from your safari kit and I am sure you can combine elements from both sets.

Chantal Lowe-Norris

Chantal Lowe-Norris

June 02, 2019

I think the Thistle Reactive Ink finished the project nicely and tied in your amazing colouring of your elephant perfectly. Beautiful card!

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

June 02, 2019

Great job with the purple shading around the elephant. I like the embossing folder circles in the background. Cute baby card.

Toni Morton

Toni Morton

June 02, 2019

Looks like an awesome kit will be coming soon! Love the elephant!

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

June 02, 2019

I’m loving the embossed stencil background on this card, and the elephant, and the purple. Ok, I just love the whole card. Can’t wait to see the full reveal of this months kit.

JBJ

JBJ

June 02, 2019

Loving your beautiful coloring on the elephant! Great choice of adding the light color behind, too!

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

June 02, 2019

Oh wow! I can’t wait for the reveal! Love this card.

Carol H

Carol H

June 02, 2019

Love the way you’ve done the background in this card. The elephant is so cute.

Lagene

Lagene

June 02, 2019

Majestic elephant, love the purple shading!

Judy Behler

Judy Behler

June 02, 2019

Absolutely love the opportunities this kit offers.

Gloria

Gloria

June 02, 2019

This is a great image and I love the simplicity of this card.

Annette Gordon

Annette Gordon

June 02, 2019

I love that elephant Michelle! And I really like how your simple but textured background really makes it stand out. Did you stamp your saying before running the stencil through?

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

June 02, 2019

How fun! Love the stencil embossing-I’ll have to give that a try.

Laurie Schlichter

Laurie Schlichter

June 02, 2019

That elephant belongs in an Indian procession.

Gabriella Bell

Gabriella Bell

June 02, 2019

Oh I love elephants. They are my favorite animal.

Bianca Wegner

Bianca Wegner

June 02, 2019

sigh makes me think of traveling… far, far away…

Priscilla Bade

Priscilla Bade

June 02, 2019

Cute elephant! Will have to try embossing with stencils

mirella

mirella

June 02, 2019

The headpiece on the elephant reminds me of the February monthly Hero kit. I think they would mix well. Looking forward to the full release!

Sandy

Sandy

June 02, 2019

This is beautiful, I love that you changed it up and used purple!

Susan

Susan

June 02, 2019

Can’t wait to see what other critters might be in this set!

Robyn S

Robyn S

June 02, 2019

Loved the texture and colour in the background, the elephants eye looks like it is looking straight at me.

Henriétte

Henriétte

June 02, 2019

Absolute awesome card Michelle. I love the stunning background you created with the stencil and the use of purple on the card. Elephants are always awesome no matter how you use them. Thank you so much for your awesome inspiration.

Janet

Janet

June 02, 2019

Love that embossing folder / diecut embossed background!

Felicia C

Felicia C

June 02, 2019

What a sweet elephant! This is going to be another knock out kit. Thank you for the technique using the impressive stencil. Can’t wait!

Dee Ann Matthews

Dee Ann Matthews

June 02, 2019

What an elegant Elephant!

Amy Lombardo

Amy Lombardo

June 02, 2019

Michelle, I really like your card. The background dry embossing and the small amount of purple to pop that cute elephant, very neat!

Kimberly T.

Kimberly T.

June 02, 2019

I love this elephant! I like how this card is simple yet elegant. Great job!

Dianne Sims

Dianne Sims

June 02, 2019

Such a beautiful kit
And great cards!

Theresa P

Theresa P

June 02, 2019

Great elephant stamp! Great card design.

Lisa Byers

Lisa Byers

June 02, 2019

I love this simple card highlighting this cute elephant. The background is fabulous!!

Tracy Ackerley

Tracy Ackerley

June 02, 2019

I never thought to run a stencil through my big shot. What a good idea. Thanks.

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

June 02, 2019

What a beautiful card – i love the hint of colour on the background to highlight the elephant

Karenajo

Karenajo

June 02, 2019

Love the elephant – so very regal looking. Your background is amazing, must try this with some of my stencils! Thanks for sharing!

Paula S.

Paula S.

June 02, 2019

Love the subtle stencil background. It really sets off the elephant image well.

Marijke van der Werf

Marijke van der Werf

June 02, 2019

What a beautifull card Michelle.

Valerija

Valerija

June 02, 2019

Wow, a beautiful creation, love the colours and the cute image.
Valerija xx

K. Eley

K. Eley

June 02, 2019

I have to remember the stencil and embossing mat trick! With other stencils too. Looks like a beautiful technique. Gorgeous card! So excited to see more!!!

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

June 02, 2019

I love elephants and this card is fabulous.

Jenny Kihlberg

Jenny Kihlberg

June 02, 2019

What a cute card! I love that you used purple instead of green and so creative to use the stencil to emboss. Beautiful!

Devra Joy

Devra Joy

June 02, 2019

Love the sentiment….very fun card

Kenzie Higdon

Kenzie Higdon

June 02, 2019

I am so excited, I have never gotten a My Monthly Hero Kit before, I think this might be my first one, so far I am loving what I’m seeing, I’ll be setting a reminder so I don’t miss out!!!!!

Kirsty

Kirsty

June 02, 2019

Cute, fun card ❤️

Phoebe Karr

Phoebe Karr

June 02, 2019

I love the subtle raised background with a slight purple pop of color and the elephant dimensional on top.

Loti Poffenroth

Loti Poffenroth

June 02, 2019

What a great idea to emboss with the stencil. I love elephants!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

June 02, 2019

Lovely card! Such a cute elephant, love the stencil! ♥

Beverly

Beverly

June 02, 2019

The sentiment, “sending a jungle of joy” is so unique! I love it. The coloring is beautiful, the realism is perfect and the subtle background sets them both off.

Andrea B

Andrea B

June 02, 2019

I really like the embossed background made with a stencil – it adds the perfect texture to this card. I can’t wait to see the kit!

Angela Castillo

Angela Castillo

June 02, 2019

Love the jungle theme! The elephant is so adorable. Looking forward to getting the kit.

Karen Dow

Karen Dow

June 02, 2019

Your colouring is superb! Love the dimension you got!

Donna K

Donna K

June 02, 2019

Looking forward to this kit. Love how you used the stencil with the pop of color.

Christa M

Christa M

June 02, 2019

Love this elephant and subtle lavender back ground.

Tara Burke

Tara Burke

June 02, 2019

This elephant stamp is so beautiful as is your card, Love the subtle purple paired w the gray. The stamps in this kit are so much fun!

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

June 01, 2019

I love elephants and this one is especially cute!

Janet Trapp

Janet Trapp

June 01, 2019

This is so cute! Looks like a super fun kit❣️

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

June 01, 2019

The subtle dry embossing with the stencil looks good. Love the shade created with the Thistle Reactive Ink. Perfectly complements the coloring on the elephant.

Cassie

Cassie

June 01, 2019

I love the design of this elephant, and the lavender tones in the background really make it stand out.

Casimira Rodriguez

Casimira Rodriguez

June 01, 2019

Love elephants, always wanted to ride on an elephant. But making cards will help.

Christi Conley

Christi Conley

June 01, 2019

So pretty!!!

Stacy Tewari

Stacy Tewari

June 01, 2019

The elephant is adorable. My husband is from India so this is perfect for cards

Shirley Wallen

Shirley Wallen

June 01, 2019

What a cute elephant!

Sherry T

Sherry T

June 01, 2019

Hope I remember to check to see who won the kit…get it! Remember=Elephants always remember…LOL.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

June 01, 2019

Love the elephant’s expression. The stencil makes a beautiful background. Looking forward to this kit.

Lynn Wallick

Lynn Wallick

June 01, 2019

FABULOUS kit!

Lana lowary

Lana lowary

June 01, 2019

I love elephants!!! And thanks for the information on how to use the stencil to emboss!

Monica Wiechmann

Monica Wiechmann

June 01, 2019

It’s a bit of jungle and circus animal all rolled into one. Love it!

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

June 01, 2019

This is a great card. I love that stencil.

Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

June 01, 2019

LOVE this clean and simple design, Michelle. Great use of the stencil and the elephant is perfect with lavender.

Audrey Peterson

Audrey Peterson

June 01, 2019

Love the purple behind the elephant! Love the stencil background too!

Dominic Imperiale

Dominic Imperiale

June 01, 2019

Love the simplicity here and that background is awesome. I wonder how it would look using embossing ink and some green Perfect Pearls.

Vickie Hawkins

Vickie Hawkins

June 01, 2019

Really think this is a beautiful card!

Erika Hayes

Erika Hayes

June 01, 2019

So adorable!!! Elephant is awesome

Kathy Schuer

Kathy Schuer

June 01, 2019

…think I am going to LOVE this Kit!!
Can’t wait, for Monday, to see it all!!

Amy Hanne

Amy Hanne

June 01, 2019

I love the little pop of purple behind the elephant! The use of the stencil to emboss the background is great, I’ll have to try that!

Cheri Johnston

Cheri Johnston

June 01, 2019

Every time I see another post it just gets better and better! I am really looking forward to this MMH kit❗

Laura S.

Laura S.

June 01, 2019

A very pretty card. I love the elephant and the way you did the shadows behind her. This kit looks like pure fun.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

June 01, 2019

Great card

Sally M

Sally M

June 01, 2019

Great simple card. Love jungle foliage.

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

June 01, 2019

So pretty and
love the purple
behind the elephant.
Carla from Utah

Kellie

Kellie

June 01, 2019

Love the use the stencil and great to have one in the kit. ♥️

Gale Thompson

Gale Thompson

June 01, 2019

Cute! I don’t have any elephants in my stash…yet!

Charlene Arrington

Charlene Arrington

June 01, 2019

LOVE that elephant!!!!! Elephants are one of my three favorite animals……beautiful card, love the touch of purple!!!!!

mary t

mary t

June 01, 2019

Love the simplicity with the extra details. Terrific card!

Stacy K

Stacy K

June 01, 2019

This kit looks like so much fun! I like that subtle bit of purple behind the elephant.

see mary stamp

see mary stamp

June 01, 2019

Love the stencil embossed background and the clean and simple layout.

Krystal Showalter

Krystal Showalter

June 01, 2019

I love everything about this card because it is so simple and yet so eye catching at the same time.

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

June 01, 2019

Oh, I just love this elephant!! Gorgeous card.

Kathleen

Kathleen

June 01, 2019

I really like the look of this elephant.

Lourdes

Lourdes

June 01, 2019

Elephants! Love!

Dianna Hasson

Dianna Hasson

June 01, 2019

I’m an elephant lover.

This looks great!

Sue Manning

Sue Manning

June 01, 2019

Thanks for such a clean and whimsical card. Nice job!
Sue Manning

Helen Potter

Helen Potter

June 01, 2019

Love the elephant. Love the stencil. Love the card, Michelle xo

marylouh

marylouh

June 01, 2019

Elephants are my “thing”. Love seeing this one with
the pretty head-dress. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Artconquers

Artconquers

June 01, 2019

Love the sentiment so much.. Thanks Hero arts for the great release again..

Anne-Laure B

Anne-Laure B

June 01, 2019

Really nice card, very subtle. I’m so happy that there are several animals in this kit. Jungle theme is a good one !

Sandy

Sandy

June 01, 2019

Embossing the stencil really adds a nice texture to the background. I’m looking forward to trying distress oxides with it.

Toni F

Toni F

June 01, 2019

I can’t wait to see what other amazing animals are in the kit.

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

June 01, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card! Using the stencil as to emboss is a great idea and adds great texture.

Robin Buchholz

Robin Buchholz

June 01, 2019

I love elephants and this is such a cute card! I love the textured background and pop of purple.

Denise from New Zealand

Denise from New Zealand

June 01, 2019

wow could use this with so many other Hero Art sets love how the stencil was used to give dimension.

Alysia Albrecht

Alysia Albrecht

June 01, 2019

I love this card the elephant is just perfect.

Rebecca

Rebecca

June 01, 2019

My father loves elephants, so this kit would be very useful!

Kerry A.

Kerry A.

June 01, 2019

He’s sooo cute! Love this!!

Barbara Lambe

Barbara Lambe

June 01, 2019

I like the elephant in purple, thanks.

Bonnie King

Bonnie King

June 01, 2019

Love that subtle background – thanks for sharing this idea!

Kathy J in Ellicott City

Kathy J in Ellicott City

June 01, 2019

I love the elephant.

Barbara Patrick

Barbara Patrick

June 01, 2019

Love the elephant!

Joanne W

Joanne W

June 01, 2019

Sneak peek of elements I love. Animals and tropical foliage. Can’t wait to see complete kit.

Donna Somogyi

Donna Somogyi

June 01, 2019

I love elephants almost as much as flying pigs! I love this card!

Dot Norman

Dot Norman

June 01, 2019

I have been wanting some zoo type animals and the elephant is a great start.

3 Happy Critters

3 Happy Critters

June 01, 2019

This month’s kit looks better & better. I love the elephant!

Melissa Keller

Melissa Keller

June 01, 2019

Looks like a fun set of products…thanks for your inspiration!

Roni Kamm

Roni Kamm

June 01, 2019

Great idea of purple for the elephant. Color of royalty!

Eva

Eva

June 01, 2019

Wow! I love this card, I love elephants and I love this Kit and I‘m happy that it‘s already Saturday!

Monica Tozier-Brown

Monica Tozier-Brown

June 01, 2019

Beautiful! Love the elephant!

Nancy Tolan

Nancy Tolan

June 01, 2019

Purple is my favorite color and I love how you incorporated it into the the background. This card is simply lovely.

Sally dorgan

Sally dorgan

June 01, 2019

Love this set!!!!!!!

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

June 01, 2019

Love the elephant and it looks beautiful on that background! Can’t wait to see what else is in the kit!

Betty Dean

Betty Dean

June 01, 2019

Love the background you created. Great card!

Erica Loscalzo

Erica Loscalzo

June 01, 2019

Beautiful card

Amy Martin

Amy Martin

June 01, 2019

Fantastic card!! Love the background, it adds so much.

Kelly Kennedy

Kelly Kennedy

June 01, 2019

Love this regal looking elephant and sentiment! A very clean and classy looking card!

Golda

Golda

June 01, 2019

This is lovely and using the stencil to emboss for the background was perfect. I love the purples you used.

Teri Franklin

Teri Franklin

June 01, 2019

Love the colors on this.

Anna

Anna

June 01, 2019

Sweet Elephant, and that color is gorgeous

Rachel W

Rachel W

June 01, 2019

Thank you for the design ideas. I like the effect of the stencil embossing. Its subtle but gives the card dimension. Looking forward to more ideas.

NCDonna

NCDonna

June 01, 2019

Awww, Love this! What a great job you did highlighting the gorgeous elephant!

Laura

Laura

June 01, 2019

Michelle, Your Elephant Is Awesome. Love The Purple. Can’t Wait For This Kit It Reminds Me Of Visiting The Zoo. It’s Going To Be A Stomping Hit.

Sue D

Sue D

June 01, 2019

Great background for this pretty elephant. My mom collected elephants.

Lynn C

Lynn C

June 01, 2019

This is going to be a great kit. I love elephants. Also, a very good background tip using the stencil and the embossing mat. I did not know about doing that and I will try it when I get this month’s kit.

Tamra Barnes

Tamra Barnes

June 01, 2019

Gorgeous, I love the elephant and the stencil looks like it’s going to be my new favorite.

Bertha

Bertha

June 01, 2019

Love the subtle touches of the colour behind the elephant and the embossed background!

Josmary

Josmary

June 01, 2019

What a lovely card. That stencil looks very pretty.

Sara Nieuwenhuis

Sara Nieuwenhuis

June 01, 2019

Is there some circus themed add on? 🎪

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

June 01, 2019

Wow! Great background! Love so much this sweet elephant!

Debbie F.

Debbie F.

June 01, 2019

Love the background!!! And I LOVE elephants!!

SHERI B

SHERI B

June 01, 2019

I literally gasped when I saw this elephant—so gorgeous! And it never crossed my mind to use a stencil as an embossing tool. That’s very clever.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

June 01, 2019

Michelle, your card is great. The use of the embossing folder did make for an interesting background as did the purple touch!

Melba Johnson

Melba Johnson

June 01, 2019

Before I comment I would like to say that I know Hero Arts is a business to sell things and I don’t have anything against that. I really love Hero Arts and always have and always will in the future. And this is not an offense against the designer of the stamps. With that being said I would like to say that I do not think the elephant stamp needed the head dress to make it look “regal” like so many have stated. Those headdress items are used on the elephants that are in the circus or in Asia where people have elephants as “money makers”, giving rides to people etc. These elephants in people’s homes are chained up and most of the time are not cared for properly. Thailand and other asian countries have set up sanctuary’s for these elephants to live the rest of their lives free. Personally I think an elephant is already elegant, regal and majestic without the headdress. If we stop showing animals in this kind of light then maybe we will still have some roaming the jungle 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years from now. This is just my personal opinion and I don’t expect anyone to like it or agree with it. So many of our majestic animals are on the brink of extinction now and when they are gone our world will become a very different place. That all being said I look forward to my monthly kit as usual and will stay a member despite the headdress on the beautiful elephant stamp.

Janet Sisk

Janet Sisk

June 01, 2019

My daughter loves elephants! I could make her some cute cards with it. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

June 01, 2019

So crazy excited!!!!

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

June 01, 2019

Oh, this kit looks fantastic! I love the elephant, can’t wait to see what other jungle animals star in this kit!

Colleen Causley

Colleen Causley

June 01, 2019

Oh, it looks so cute! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Judy

Judy

June 01, 2019

I love the elephant and the use of the stencil to emboss the background on Michelle’s lovely card!

Stephanie B

Stephanie B

June 01, 2019

Cute card! I’ve been meaning to get an embossing mat. Your card may be the final push I needed!

Yvonne Stein

Yvonne Stein

June 01, 2019

This is cute but I don’t think I’ll ever use it :(

SHARI CZERWINSKI

SHARI CZERWINSKI

June 01, 2019

Love the purple background and embossing that mirrors the elephant’s headpiece. Lovely!

Anne Furth Snelgrove

Anne Furth Snelgrove

June 01, 2019

Love this jungle theme with the animals and the foliage. So many cute cards swirling through my brain already! The stencil looks like it will be very useful for many different applications.

Margaret R

Margaret R

June 01, 2019

Ah, elephants… gentle giants. This is a lovely card!

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

June 01, 2019

Thanks for the great idea of embossing with the stencil. I didn’t know we could do that. Love this card.

Linda S,

Linda S,

June 01, 2019

Purple is my favorite color and I really like how you used it on your elephant card. The stencil really makes a beautiful background.

Barbara Kaszuba

Barbara Kaszuba

June 01, 2019

Love your card, Michelle. Very elegant!

Kimberly Dorval

Kimberly Dorval

June 01, 2019

I love this elephant. This card is simple and very pretty.

JL

JL

June 01, 2019

Yeah! I was hoping there’d be an elephant in there. This may be my favorite kit this yr. I like your background.

Madeline L

Madeline L

June 01, 2019

I like the way your background. I need to try that technique!

Lindar C

Lindar C

June 01, 2019

Very nice card! I really like that stencil too!

Nicole S

Nicole S

June 01, 2019

I like the purple blending you did behind the elephant. Great card!

Linda

Linda

June 01, 2019

So cute, CAS is perfect for a large majestic animal!

Jan Elmore

Jan Elmore

June 01, 2019

The kit wasn’t that appealing to me…at first. Now I love it!

Teri S.

Teri S.

June 01, 2019

I really like the colour of the Thistle reactive ink you used & the colouring of the elephant is superb. Love your CAS style. Thanks for the sneak peek of what looks to be a kit filled with fun images & sentiments.

Celeste Cassino

Celeste Cassino

June 01, 2019

This elephant! Love it!

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

June 01, 2019

Love the stencil idea, can’t wait to try it!

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

June 01, 2019

Love this sweet card

Marlene Twilley

Marlene Twilley

June 01, 2019

Wonderful job with the shading and coloring. Thanks for showing us how to make a pretty card.

Stef Perry

Stef Perry

June 01, 2019

Another fantastic image! What a beautiful elephant and card!

Joyce Soo Hoo

Joyce Soo Hoo

June 01, 2019

I love the background. Beautiful card.

Alice T

Alice T

June 01, 2019

Wonderful card. Love the simplicity.
Thank you.

Tonya Byrd

Tonya Byrd

June 01, 2019

I love the background texture of this card. The subtle purple blending behind the elephant makes the image pop!

Lynn

Lynn

June 01, 2019

This kit just keeps looking better & better.Elephants are such awesome animals and I am excited to add this one to my collection. I really enjoy my monthly Hero kits!

Stephanie German

Stephanie German

June 01, 2019

Such a pretty card! I love that beautiful elephant! Also really excited about that stencil.😍

Beverlee S

Beverlee S

June 01, 2019

This Elephant card is Simple Elegance. Love it.

Maureen Sheehan

Maureen Sheehan

June 01, 2019

Always elegant! Beautiful card.

Angie McA

Angie McA

June 01, 2019

Love love love the purple and the stencil pattern 😊

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

June 01, 2019

Sweet, fun card. I love that elephant and you’ve colored it beautifully.

Louise Horner

Louise Horner

June 01, 2019

Love the background and it’s color…your design is deliciously subtle and yet, striking! I am going to love this kit!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

June 01, 2019

I love this card. :)

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

June 01, 2019

I just love what you’ve done with the background! This card is just beautiful.

joyce willy

joyce willy

June 01, 2019

Ah the elephant is so cute with her little ‘head dress.’

Mary Jane Grutzmacher

Mary Jane Grutzmacher

June 01, 2019

The bandana on the elephant is just priceless! Love, love, love, elephants.

nancy f

nancy f

June 01, 2019

This is going to be one great kit!

CaroleRenn

CaroleRenn

June 01, 2019

Awesome elephant and I love the stenciled background.Looks like a real gem of a kit. I can hardly wait to see it all.

Kailash

Kailash

June 01, 2019

Love the elegant background and the coloring of the elephant is beautiful!

Ellie S.

Ellie S.

June 01, 2019

Just beautiful, Michelle. Love how your coloring turned out and fantastic background!

Jo Dryden

Jo Dryden

June 01, 2019

How cute is that!

Valerie

Valerie

June 01, 2019

I’m really enjoying seeing all these animals as I don’t have any in my stash. Once again a very clean and pretty design. Such a cute sentiment too!

Jackie S

Jackie S

June 01, 2019

That background is subtle but really sets off the elephant. Love it!

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

June 01, 2019

It is so fun to use stencils to emboss. Great card. I agree, that light purple behind the elephant just makes the setting perfect.

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

June 01, 2019

How fun is that elephant? Loving this kit!!

PHYLLIS DUNN

PHYLLIS DUNN

June 01, 2019

Great card! I can’t wait to see this whole kit. So far, I’m loving all the sneak peeks!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

June 01, 2019

I love this CAS card! Great Elephant!!! Beautiful coloring!

Cyndee Scholet

Cyndee Scholet

June 01, 2019

Looks like this elephant would work well for an Aladdin theme when you pair it with the June 2018 MMH kit (sold out). It has a carpet, a lamp, and figures that could be Aladdin and Jasmine. Not sure if that’s what Hero Arts was going for, but what a serendipitous tie-in with the new release of the Aladdin movie.

Margie

Margie

June 01, 2019

Like the stencil…anxious to see rest of kit…so far not thinking it will be a favorite

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

June 01, 2019

Beautiful background. I like the subtle purple shading behind the elephant.

Breina Burgin

Breina Burgin

June 01, 2019

So fun! I love the elephant! I love that you dry embossed with the stencil!

Vicki Kroll

Vicki Kroll

June 01, 2019

A cute card with a stylish elephant that is nicely shaded. The background is nice. The message is very cute!

Laura P.

Laura P.

June 01, 2019

Hi Michelle, Beautiful, elegant card with a fabulous background! The purple pop of color behind the elephant is genius!

Nikki S

Nikki S

June 01, 2019

What a great clean and simple card. I admire those who can achieve that look. Thanks for the inspiration

Lisa K

Lisa K

June 01, 2019

I like how you used the stencil for the background. Lovely card.

Kathy Wong

Kathy Wong

June 01, 2019

Beautiful colors!! That stencil looks cool too.

Robin Keith

Robin Keith

June 01, 2019

Ooh, I am going to be loving this new kit!

KT Fit Kitty

KT Fit Kitty

June 01, 2019

Super cute card! I like what I’m seeing so far! Thanks for the chance to win this kit!

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

June 01, 2019

That is beautiful - great technique with the stencil, I love that idea! And the elephant is so regal! :)

Beulah Bee

Beulah Bee

June 01, 2019

Cute card, your techniques are great, can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Gina McCarty

Gina McCarty

June 01, 2019

Great card. The stencil made an awesome background with that purple shading for your elephant.

Melissa Ringnalda

Melissa Ringnalda

June 01, 2019

Love the stencil background with the pop of color behind the elephant.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

June 01, 2019

Fantastic card! Great background and love the elephant.
Thanks for sharing…

Dorothy Mutafopulos

Dorothy Mutafopulos

June 01, 2019

Love the Elephant and your layout is awesome too!

Bonita Reyes

Bonita Reyes

June 01, 2019

It is so hard to find really black ink pads! I think you’vE nailed it!

Renee Vanepps

Renee Vanepps

June 01, 2019

Super cute, love the subtle background!

Jane

Jane

June 01, 2019

That elephant is adorable

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

June 01, 2019

Lovely CAS card!

Toni L

Toni L

June 01, 2019

The purple really works with the gray of the elephant. Nice, clean card.

Phyllis

Phyllis

June 01, 2019

Can’t wait to make these fun cards!

Carol Krup

Carol Krup

June 01, 2019

Love your shading on the elephant!

Yolanda

Yolanda

June 01, 2019

What an elegant elephant. The purple hat makes her look so regal.

Judy

Judy

June 01, 2019

I like the embossed background, it adds interest without detracting from the cutest elephant ever.

Jane Mcbee

Jane Mcbee

June 01, 2019

I love the shading behind the elephant, it ties in so nicely with the head piece.

LaNell Taylor

LaNell Taylor

June 01, 2019

Love elephants. Great way to use a stencil.

KerrynM

KerrynM

June 01, 2019

Gorgeous card Michelle. Loving this kit

ROSALIE JOHNSON

ROSALIE JOHNSON

June 01, 2019

My daughter loves elephants! What an adorable card! Another great product from Hero Arts!

Susan King

Susan King

June 01, 2019

Oh I just love the stencil in this kit and the Thistle reactive ink color just brings in such a welcoming touch of color! Once again another stunning kit!

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

June 01, 2019

Love elephants!

Susan Petersen

Susan Petersen

June 01, 2019

What an interesting way to use a stencil.

Joni52

Joni52

June 01, 2019

Loving this elephant and super card, love the design!

Anirudh

Anirudh

June 01, 2019

Wow! What an amazing creation Michelle. Already loving the images in the kit. Craft on!

Claire N

Claire N

June 01, 2019

This is a beautiful card and it looks like this is another fabulous kit from Hero Arts.

anne hudgens

anne hudgens

June 01, 2019

What a warm and happy card! Love your use of color in all the right places, Pretty cool with the stencil background!

Aimee Gill

Aimee Gill

June 01, 2019

I love elephants. Just sold me on this kit. I’ll be waiting to order on Monday. Love the simplicity of this card.

Ute

Ute

June 01, 2019

What for a great CAS card Design… Love the Jungle theme… This elephants looks so surprised too :) Hugs Ute

Elaine Wood

Elaine Wood

June 01, 2019

OMG this is going to be so much fun

Vickie Hawkins

Vickie Hawkins

June 01, 2019

I adore your card! Love the hues of purple.

My Cart (0)

Shipping & taxes calculated at checkout

Subtotal

$0.00