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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Janette Kausen June 05, 2020 407 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the June My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, June 8 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here all weekend sharing sneak peeks. At this time, we estimate June kits and add-ons will begin shipping on June 19. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on restarting our operations in a safe manner and fulfilling orders already in-house. Once those orders have gone out, will will move onto June MMH shipping.

Now let's join Janette for the first beautiful look at this month's kit!

Hello, friends! Hero Arts is taking us on an adventure to see the Aurora Borealis and I am all too happy to tag along. I have never witnessed them in person, but it is certainly on my list to do so!

Recreate this project by ink blending with Reactive Inks in Pool Party and Splash, then Amethyst Pigment Ink from the bottom up on an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Dove White cardstock panel. Combining ink types is not only OK, but I encourage it! Experiment - stretch your collection!

Die cut kit included lighthouse, bird and star. Cut once in Dove White and again in Pebble cardstock for the lighthouse and bird, and Canary for the star. Stamp sentiment in Moonstone Pigment Ink and heat emboss with Sparkle Embossing Powder - no need for embossing ink!

After ink blended panel has thoroughly dried, and has been liberally dusted with anti-static powder, Sparkle heat emboss with kit included background stamp. Layer matching die cut images together, slightly offset, to create a drop shadow and adhere in place. Fussy cut sentiment and pop in place with dimensional adhesive. Then, adhere finished panel to folded card base.

*** 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 8, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

My second bit of encouragement for today? Send your cards. That ray of sunshine could be just what someone needs.

xo,





Janette Kausen
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Gerry Oliver
Gerry Oliver

June 19, 2020

Love the colors, so vibrate and rich. Beautiful card; can be used for many occasions.

Louise
Louise

June 08, 2020

Your card is so beautiful. The sky is breathtaking and I love the way the lighthouse sticks out!

Amanda Hicks
Amanda Hicks

June 08, 2020

I am excited to try this! This is so beautiful!

LISA E Durbin
LISA E Durbin

June 08, 2020

I love this card especially the lighthouse what a great addition to my collection I can’t wait to receive it!!

Tamara J Aunapu
Tamara J Aunapu

June 08, 2020

This is my favorite card. It inspired me to actually purchase the kit, before seeing this one, I was on the fence about purchasing it.

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

June 08, 2020

I love how you used the elements in this month’s kit to create your background and to highlight the lighthouse. Great card, tfs.

Kim
Kim

June 08, 2020

The color blending is nicely done with the sky against water. The white images pop nicely against the background

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

June 08, 2020

I love the colors you used and how beautifully they are blended in the background

Jade
Jade

June 08, 2020

Your background is incredible. I love the colors!

Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

June 08, 2020

The background is so pretty. Such a peaceful scene.

Yvette Kerstens
Yvette Kerstens

June 08, 2020

Beautiful

Becky Beyl
Becky Beyl

June 08, 2020

Love this kit and the ocean!!

Karen L K
Karen L K

June 08, 2020

Wow love that background! Such a nice card and I can’t wait to see the rest.

Frances
Frances

June 08, 2020

A simple lighthouse against an absolutely gorgeous background. I’ve seen those same colors watching the sunset in Monterey CA before. Thank you for taking me there.

Pat
Pat

June 08, 2020

So gorgeous! Would love to have this kit!

Beth Medich
Beth Medich

June 08, 2020

Love this set. Would be awesome to win as finances have been tight the last few months 😊

Lynda
Lynda

June 07, 2020

This kit is so loaded with great dies it will, for sure, get me through not having one in July.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 07, 2020

I’m just in love with that background!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

June 07, 2020

I love lighthouses, looks intriguing! The background is so stunning. Great card!

Toni L
Toni L

June 07, 2020

Gorgeous effect for the northern lights—I can relate. I’m Canadian.

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

June 07, 2020

That is a sky full of beauty!! Dazzling!

Mary Rose
Mary Rose

June 07, 2020

So pretty!

Bev Wilkinson
Bev Wilkinson

June 07, 2020

Love the versatility of this kit so far! Great images!

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

June 07, 2020

So dreammmmmmy!

Marie D
Marie D

June 07, 2020

This Kit looks amazing so versatile and looks like it will be fun. Your card is lovely, the colours are great

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 07, 2020

That background stamp is so cool, I just love the look of this!

Lynn Sakal
Lynn Sakal

June 07, 2020

I have been fortunate enough to see the Aurora Borealis and you did a wonderful job recreating it. The background stamp really takes it over the top

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

June 07, 2020

Your card is so simple but your background makes your card stunning!

Joyce
Joyce

June 07, 2020

What a gorgeous background and card.

Chark
Chark

June 07, 2020

Gorgeous work!

Elisa M Gray
Elisa M Gray

June 07, 2020

I love that background. It looks like the northern lights.

Debra Smith
Debra Smith

June 07, 2020

What a great effect. I love it!

Valerija
Valerija

June 07, 2020

Lovely card, nice design.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

June 07, 2020

Beautiful. Looking forward to this kit

Leesa Hunter
Leesa Hunter

June 07, 2020

Love what you did with your background. The dies this month look amazing.

Marianne
Marianne

June 07, 2020

So pretty! Love that background!

Bonnie
Bonnie

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card, Janette!

Laura
Laura

June 07, 2020

Cute card

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

June 07, 2020

Love the colors and unique background stamp!

Monica Bilyk
Monica Bilyk

June 07, 2020

The ‘textured’ background is amazing on this card. Really brings it all together. Well done!

Robin Marshall Clark
Robin Marshall Clark

June 07, 2020

Your ink blending colors are beautiful! and the texture makes it look like the Aurora Borealis. I just love your creation!

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

June 07, 2020

Oh, I can tell that this is another great kit!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 07, 2020

I would love to see a video for making this card. The background is so unique and I’m not sure I understand exactly how Janette did it! It’s perfect though and makes a beautiful Northern Lights background:)

Sidelle Menon
Sidelle Menon

June 07, 2020

Such a beautiful ink blending card!

Donna
Donna

June 07, 2020

I love the rain look on this. Combined with the colors it’s an awesome look.

karenajo
karenajo

June 07, 2020

Amazing background – the sparkle embossing really sets it off. Looking forward to seeing the full release! Thanks for this wonderful inspiration!

Theresa Ransone
Theresa Ransone

June 07, 2020

This card is so peaceful. Looking forward to creating with this kit!

Adonya S.
Adonya S.

June 07, 2020

I LOVE this card! The background is AMAZING! I cannot wait to see this kit! Thank you for sharing!

mary tollakson
mary tollakson

June 07, 2020

Love your card. Can’t wait to see the full kit

Lezlye Lauterbach
Lezlye Lauterbach

June 07, 2020

Yet another Awesome Kit! Just starting to play with my April Kit❤️

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

June 07, 2020

Wow! I love this background stamp and your aurora blending + embossing makes it sing! Beautiful- 2 thumbs up to you and for the June MMH kit!

Nancy Rose
Nancy Rose

June 07, 2020

WOW!!! What an amazing inspiration! How beautiful!

Kate Pape
Kate Pape

June 07, 2020

I love lighthouses. Getting both stamps and matching dies make this a winner.

Becky Thomas
Becky Thomas

June 07, 2020

I can’t wait to see the full set! I have to have it!!! It is amazing!

Susan Babcock
Susan Babcock

June 07, 2020

I just love the lighthouse and your ink blended colors are beautiful!

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

June 07, 2020

This Hero Arts set and you card are breath-taking. Wow. Perhaps the only saving grace of the Covid-19 lockdown has been the TIME alone to take stock and look within. Your card captures that beautifully.

Dianne Froman
Dianne Froman

June 07, 2020

OMG!!! How beautiful is this! I can’t wait to get my kit and start making some amazing cards! The options are endless! Love, love, love!

Bertha
Bertha

June 07, 2020

Love the lighthouse and that embossed background!

Sandra Jermark
Sandra Jermark

June 07, 2020

What a fun project. I can’t wait for this month’s kit.

Iris De Wagt
Iris De Wagt

June 07, 2020

Such a beautiful Dreamy card!

Melisse
Melisse

June 07, 2020

Such a pretty card… yet the theme works for a guy. I always need ideas for masculine cards and we’re off to a good start this month!

Helen F
Helen F

June 07, 2020

Wow! The Moonstone ink gives a wonderful effect to your wonderful colour blending! A great card! :)

Woendi Wells
Woendi Wells

June 07, 2020

Love the colors

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

June 07, 2020

so excited – True North is one of my favorite books!

candgmom
candgmom

June 07, 2020

I love this background stamp!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Bronwin Bent
Bronwin Bent

June 07, 2020

I love those colours

Christi Gulledge
Christi Gulledge

June 07, 2020

Love the lighthouse and the uplifting sentiments.

Julie Babb
Julie Babb

June 07, 2020

So excited to see the new kit! Loving the color scheme!

Birgit Norton
Birgit Norton

June 07, 2020

What a lovely card and brilliant colors. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

June 07, 2020

The background stamp is perfect. I like the blending of colors for the sky.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

June 07, 2020

The background stamp is perfect. I like the blending of colors for the sky.

Anouk
Anouk

June 07, 2020

Love lighthouses! That ink blended background is stunning!!!

Terry Bullick
Terry Bullick

June 07, 2020

I have many Hero stamps from the late 1990s and 2000s. They are as wonderful today in their design as they were they when purchased. Any chance of those classic designs returning?

Dale
Dale

June 07, 2020

Awesome as always!!

Manny
Manny

June 07, 2020

Really loving the lighthouse, beautiful card!!

Ulrike
Ulrike

June 07, 2020

So wonderful!

Anna
Anna

June 07, 2020

Ohh, I love the background stamp! It’s perfect.

Janet M Lebeau
Janet M Lebeau

June 07, 2020

I absolutely love this!! Stunning job!!

Monica
Monica

June 07, 2020

Lovely background! I love nautical stamps.. Can’t wait to see more!

HELEN C SPRAGUE
HELEN C SPRAGUE

June 07, 2020

Love the background!

Ann HG
Ann HG

June 07, 2020

Terrific use of the stamp over an ink-blended background for added texture. I’ll bet it looks even more amazing in person. Nice work.

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

June 07, 2020

Fabulous blend! Lovely card.

K
K

June 07, 2020

Awesome!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

June 07, 2020

Just lovely! Those cool ocean colors are beautiful!

America Cuevas
America Cuevas

June 07, 2020

Hi there!!

Darlene Lambert
Darlene Lambert

June 06, 2020

Love the background. So anxious to get this months kit.

KARRIE LASATER
KARRIE LASATER

June 06, 2020

Such a beautiful card!! I can’t wait to see the month’s kit!!

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

June 06, 2020

I love the texture that this creates. Wonderful card.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

June 06, 2020

This is a gorgeous card! I really love that background. :)

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

June 06, 2020

I love your background….Can’t wait to see more.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

June 06, 2020

Lovely card!

Kirsten
Kirsten

June 06, 2020

Beautiful card, Janette. I cannot wait for the kit reveal!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

June 06, 2020

Gorgeous card! Can’t wait for the reveal❣️

diana Ericson
diana Ericson

June 06, 2020

Love this reminds me of the Minnesota north shore

Peggy R James
Peggy R James

June 06, 2020

So very soothing!!! Beautiful colors.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

June 06, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the colors and textures! Looks like a fabulous kit!

Eden
Eden

June 06, 2020

I LOVE anything lighthouse! I wish I could just put myself in that scene, it’s so pretty!

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

June 06, 2020

Wow – I love this! Such beautiful colors.

Jan Thomas
Jan Thomas

June 06, 2020

Lovely card, who doesn’t like a lighthouse? The sky is exceptional such a serene card

Ingrid Inman
Ingrid Inman

June 06, 2020

So pretty 😄

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