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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100 Responses

Kathy
Kathy

June 06, 2020

Beautiful colors used on this card. I love that background stamp and sparkly powder! Gorgeous card!

Carole R
Carole R

June 06, 2020

Wow! Love those colors! I can hardly wait to see the rest of the kit.

Terrie
Terrie

June 06, 2020

My favourite colours! And I love lighthouses. Beautiful card!

Patt H.
Patt H.

June 05, 2020

So beautiful, Janette! The
gorgeous
blended background really shows off that awesome lighthouse!!

Julie Lutz
Julie Lutz

June 05, 2020

That is a beautiful card.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

June 05, 2020

So pretty!

Claudia N
Claudia N

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card! Such a peaceful scene. My mom loved lighthouses, she used to tell me that she imagined the sailors would see the light it gives at night and they would feel welcomed home.

Patsy
Patsy

June 05, 2020

I’ve never seen Aurora Borealis either, but this is a beautiful background. Such beautiful colors.

Beth
Beth

June 05, 2020

Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Eva N
Eva N

June 05, 2020

This little lighthouse scene is lovely and your blended background is astounding. The kit may be worth getting just for this subtle background stamp.

Rae Culak
Rae Culak

June 05, 2020

My husband loves lighthouses. He’s more excited than I am.

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

June 05, 2020

Nice start to a beautiful kit

KerrynM
KerrynM

June 05, 2020

Stunning card. Can’t wait to see all the goodies in the kit.

Susieq
Susieq

June 05, 2020

This is beautiful and the kit looks very promising.

Jill A
Jill A

June 05, 2020

Oh, I like lighthouses and the sea—beautiful card!!!

SandyK
SandyK

June 05, 2020

This card is so beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Iris López
Iris López

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

Cas
Cas

June 05, 2020

This is so perfect. Just when we all need a breather. And some relaxing moments. Thank you hero arts

Candi
Candi

June 05, 2020

Wow! This card is really nice! The blending on the textured paper is awesome.

Gretchen
Gretchen

June 05, 2020

Love that background, very excited to see more of the kit!

Lorraine
Lorraine

June 05, 2020

I’ve been wondering what Hero would come up with to tempt me, and again, they don’t disappoint! Love your background! Could this be a new background add on stamp? Woot!

MANETTA KANEFSKY
MANETTA KANEFSKY

June 05, 2020

love the background on this card. colors are such a deep beautiful mix with that mix of embossing shine. pretty card!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

June 05, 2020

Neat card!

Janet Mack
Janet Mack

June 05, 2020

I love the way the background panel turned out. I really need to try that.

Eileen
Eileen

June 05, 2020

This is beautiful.
Those colors!!!
I can’t wait to see the rest!
Glad you are still in business.

Nina S
Nina S

June 05, 2020

Oh my! The Aurora..definitely on my bucket list! My husband and I traveled to Alaska on a guided trip in an attempt to see the lights. Lady Aurora didn’t show while we were there, but it was a great trip anyway. Can’t wait to see the rest of this kit!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

June 05, 2020

That is soo beautiful! I’m with you – the Northern Lights are on my bucket list!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

June 05, 2020

Thank you for reminding me that I own sparkle embossing powder and really ought to get it out again! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Florie Vega
Florie Vega

June 05, 2020

Lovely, I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit. I guess among other things it’s going to be ideal for Father’s Day m

Teri S.
Teri S.

June 05, 2020

Woot! Janette, your card is fabulous! Along with the beautiful colours blended so well, you’ve increased the beauty with the embossing powder. I live near (not ocean view) of the ocean & it is my place to find peace when I feel in extra need of it. Living on the coast lighthouses are a mainstay & I we have one we can see just 10 minutes away. Love them. This kit will be another winner, I just know it. Thanks.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

June 05, 2020

I love lighthouses and this card is beautiful. Love the background, so cool looking. Great job!

Judy
Judy

June 05, 2020

I love the colorful background with white die cuts! I can’t wait to see the June kit.

Michelle
Michelle

June 05, 2020

I love the ocean! I’m glad the kit has inspiration from the sea.

Rachel
Rachel

June 05, 2020

I am in love with the lighthouse. I can’t wait to see more of the kit.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

June 05, 2020

Such a beautiful background and I love the lighthouse too!!

Phoebe Cheung Karr
Phoebe Cheung Karr

June 05, 2020

I love the embossing with the blended inking!

Margery C
Margery C

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card. The aurora borealis is totally amazing in person. I hope you get to see it.

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

June 05, 2020

Ooh, this is gorgeous!

Terri Rizzo
Terri Rizzo

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card, love it.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

June 05, 2020

Love that colorful background! Looking forward to seeing the new kit.

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

June 05, 2020

This is so pretty. I can’t wait to see more of the kit.

Christine Eck
Christine Eck

June 05, 2020

Gorgeous background!

Lyndi
Lyndi

June 05, 2020

This is just stunning. I can’t say in words how much I love this. The colors, the everything.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card…love the background! Looks like this kit will help with male-themed cards.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

June 05, 2020

Beautiful blending and the background is a stamp included in the kit! Awesome. I cannot wait to see the full reveal.

Laurelle
Laurelle

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card – love the colors – very true sentiment

Wendy
Wendy

June 05, 2020

Great job teasing the new kit! I love the bold choice of colors in your ink blending! Looks like I’m gonna have to have it!

Celeste
Celeste

June 05, 2020

This combination of colors is breathtaking!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

June 05, 2020

What a wonderful card with an awesome background! Love those colors!

Michelle Schonack
Michelle Schonack

June 05, 2020

Yay! A set with a lighthouse! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

June 05, 2020

ooh this background stamp looks amazing and I can’t wait to play with it.

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card! I’m excited to see the kit!

sandra h
sandra h

June 05, 2020

Love the background and colours! Looking forward to seeing some more sneak peaks!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

June 05, 2020

Love how the white die cuts pop on the amazing inky background!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

June 05, 2020

What a cool background!

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

June 05, 2020

Love this card! Your background is beautiful… love that background stamp and your use of it.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

June 05, 2020

Just striking! Love the colors and really appreciate the tip on creating a drop shadow! Can’t wait!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

June 05, 2020

Oooooooh! I love this! Lighthouses! Ocean! Beautiful colors! That background stamp looks pretty darn cool too.

Theresa Burns
Theresa Burns

June 05, 2020

Beautifully done. Love the colors. Lighthouses are my favorite. Can’t wait to see the kit. Thank you everyone at Hero Arts. I have been stamping since 1996 and you was and still are my favorite stamp company. Good job. Stay safe and well.

KC Wong
KC Wong

June 05, 2020

Beautiful ink blending! I need to play with my colors some more! Love how you used the background stamp too

Susan Cadek
Susan Cadek

June 05, 2020

Love this!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

June 05, 2020

Oh this is fun and beautiful! Can’t wait to see the whole kit. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!!

Lisa
Lisa

June 05, 2020

I love this card! The background is amazing! I can’t wait to see the rest of this kit!

Susan Cadek
Susan Cadek

June 05, 2020

Love this!

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

June 05, 2020

Your card is beautiful and your ink blending is gorgeous! You created such a peaceful atmosphere, it really makes me want to be there right now (with all the chaos around). Thank you for creating a card that reflects such peace and beauty.

Linda
Linda

June 05, 2020

The colors you chose are beautiful, and your background is inspiring. This looks like a beautiful kit— with all sorts of possibilities! Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Linda

Karin
Karin

June 05, 2020

Love the card – the effect on the background is beautiful! Just seeing the dies makes me even more curious about the kit! I am excited to receive mine!!

Danyellle Dillon
Danyellle Dillon

June 05, 2020

Your card is gorgeous! I really love the background. Thats seems to be an area I tend to struggle in. I really love your card and the new release is awesome. I love how you blended several colors together in your background. I need to learn to do this!

Geri S
Geri S

June 05, 2020

What a lovely card! That background is intriguing and I can’t wait for this kit!

Lagene
Lagene

June 05, 2020

Oh my goodness, gorgeous blended background and I love the lighthouse!

Lindarub
Lindarub

June 05, 2020

Love the lighthouse!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

June 05, 2020

OMG, lovin’ that gorgeous background! Fabulous card!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

June 05, 2020

Love that the card shimmers! Also love the colors!

Sara Dumont
Sara Dumont

June 05, 2020

Beautiful color blending and I love the use of the background stamp

Lynn Gauthier
Lynn Gauthier

June 05, 2020

I LOVE how you used the White Die Cuts. How cool and unique! Gorgeous background colors!!!

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

June 05, 2020

Oh I’m excited to the the Aurora borealis background stamp. I love making that effect on backgrounds. I love the colors on this card! Beautiful

Barbara N
Barbara N

June 05, 2020

Oh my goodness, I love seascapes. Just lovely.

Jo
Jo

June 05, 2020

Thanks for sharing Janette. Totally agree with your last statement recently just made over 65 cards and sent out to family and friends. I did not sign the cards put a note inside asking them to send the card to someone that might need a pick me up… Pay it forward. love the colour choices you used in this example. This set I think will be very well used and loved…can’t wait to see the entire set!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

June 05, 2020

This card is stunning. Thanks for the tip on combining different kinds of ink. I have often wondered if I could do that. I will be giving it a try.

Isabelle
Isabelle

June 05, 2020

Beautiful card ! The work on the background is fantastic.

Golda
Golda

June 05, 2020

What a beautiful card. I’m excited to see what else is in the kit, as this sounds like a wonderful theme.

Starqueen
Starqueen

June 05, 2020

Oh Janette,
What a stunning card! This kit looks amazing.

Pia Romano
Pia Romano

June 05, 2020

As a New Englander, I can’t wait to see the rest of this kit! I love lighthouses.

Vizma S
Vizma S

June 05, 2020

So beautiful! Love the color & texture!

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

June 05, 2020

Wow! What a stunning look!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

June 05, 2020

My favorite subject, beautiful lights and the ocean. I am curious to see more about this kit.

Tracy Gentry
Tracy Gentry

June 05, 2020

Love this kit already. Can’t wait to see more. I just received my April kit which was awesome! So glad kits continued through the stay at home and glad we are starting to re-open. Thank you Hero Arts.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

June 05, 2020

The colors on your card are lovely. I can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Kimberly Wynne Jones
Kimberly Wynne Jones

June 05, 2020

Absolutely love the ink blending. Great job and very inspiring to give it a try! Thanks for sharing this technique!

BECCA YAHRLING
BECCA YAHRLING

June 05, 2020

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Taya Vercelli
Taya Vercelli

June 05, 2020

My favorite colors!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

June 05, 2020

Love the color combination and the background texture.

Lizabeth Maldonado
Lizabeth Maldonado

June 05, 2020

I love the texture created with the emboss. Card looks wonderful can’t wait to see the rest..

Sherri
Sherri

June 05, 2020

I love your card. It’s my favorite color scheme, and the lighthouse and sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

June 05, 2020

I like the idea of combining inks.

Marie
Marie

June 05, 2020

Awe…my favorite colors. A beautiful introduction to what looks like another wonderful kit!

Lisa Reber
Lisa Reber

June 05, 2020

Love the look of the embossed “rain”. Beautiful ink blending too!

Margaret R
Margaret R

June 05, 2020

This is just beautiful! Living in the “true north” as I do – Alaska – I’ve been lucky enough to see the aurora. Can’t wait to see what else this kit has for us!

Melissa Keller
Melissa Keller

June 05, 2020

So happy you guys are back in action!

Maureen
Maureen

June 05, 2020

Great background. Looking forward to more posts!