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June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse June 05, 2020 360 Comments

It's time for our second countdown peek! The June My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, June 8 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina, who is sharing another dose of creative inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hi everyone! Ilina here! I am loving the June kit and the first time I saw it my first thought was Northern Lights. I love the Bold Prints cling stamp that comes with it, it gives the background a special effect. 

To make the card start with a piece of Lavender cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Stamp the boat using Intens-ified Black ink a few times to achieve even coverage and quickly emboss it using Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder.

Using Navy, Grape Juice Shadow inks and Blue Hawaii, Berry Smoothie and Grape Slush Reactive inks, create the background using ink blending tool (brush or sponge). Once done, splash with some water and let it dry.

Once completely dry, stamp the background using Embossing and Watermark ink and apply White embossing powder. Using a small brush, carefully remove the embossing powder off the boat image and heat set it. Trim the panel down to 4" x 5 1/4".

Stamp sentiment on Pitch Black cardstock and emboss in white. Trim to size and adhere to the stamped panel. Add Black enamel dots and adhere to a note card created using Pitch Black cardstock.

*** 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!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have an amazing day! 





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Amanda Hicks
Amanda Hicks

June 08, 2020

I am looking forward to using this set. Your card is gorgeous!

LISA E Durbin
LISA E Durbin

June 08, 2020

What a beautiful card the colors used compliment it well I can’t wait to try this one!!

Kim
Kim

June 08, 2020

Very pretty with the purples /pink as the colors

Jade
Jade

June 08, 2020

Your card is so gorgeous! I love it!

Barbara Nies
Barbara Nies

June 08, 2020

Love, love the look of the northern lights on your card.

Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

June 08, 2020

The bold colors in the background with the black sailboat makes this card standout.

Yvette Kerstens
Yvette Kerstens

June 08, 2020

Fantastic

Becky Beyl
Becky Beyl

June 08, 2020

Love the colors in this background!!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

June 08, 2020

Love the colours? Is there a stencil in this kit?

Karen L K
Karen L K

June 08, 2020

Very nice colors on that pretty card!

Pat
Pat

June 08, 2020

Your cards are always beautiful. Would love to have this kit.

Frances
Frances

June 08, 2020

I love the use of the wonderful Hero Arts Reactive Inks. I’m always looking for more ways to use them. I can wait to try them, using different color variations. The white embossing on the black cardstock is dramatic and beautiful. Wonderful job!

Beth Medich
Beth Medich

June 08, 2020

Great monthly set, great for making inspiration or Father day cards:)

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

June 07, 2020

I live in Alaska… that background is a must have!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

June 07, 2020

Looks like such a fun kit, can’t wait to see the rest. Y’all are really creating some beautiful and different backgrounds that I’m definitely going to have to try! Love the sailboat and, as usual, the sentiment is perfect!

Toni L
Toni L

June 07, 2020

The colours are spectacular on your card. Love it!

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

June 07, 2020

The different colors really work well together and the background is so unique. Nice!

Mary Rose
Mary Rose

June 07, 2020

Amazing! Love the colors!

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

June 07, 2020

Love love love that backgroundmand techniques

Marie D
Marie D

June 07, 2020

Lovely card

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 07, 2020

That background is just fantastic! Love it in white embossed over that inking!

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

June 07, 2020

Love your chose of colors for your background. Thanks for sharing your creative card idea with us.

Joyce
Joyce

June 07, 2020

Stunning card, and I can’t wait for the kit.

Chark
Chark

June 07, 2020

Beautiful colors here!

Elisa M Gray
Elisa M Gray

June 07, 2020

I like the contrast between the black boat and the bright background.

Kendra
Kendra

June 07, 2020

The lines in the background make for such a unique look. I can’t wait to see this kit.

Debra Smith
Debra Smith

June 07, 2020

What a great technique! You captured those northern lights!

Debra Smith
Debra Smith

June 07, 2020

What a great technique! You captured those northern lights!

Valerija
Valerija

June 07, 2020

I love the amazing design of this fabulous card!

Leesa Hunter
Leesa Hunter

June 07, 2020

The background is amazing. Great job.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

June 07, 2020

Very pretty. Love the sky colours.
Marianne
Marianne

June 07, 2020

Love this! The non-traditional colours look great on this scene!

Bonnie
Bonnie

June 07, 2020

Stunning! Thank you for sharing,Ilina.

Laura
Laura

June 07, 2020

Pretty nifty card.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

June 07, 2020

Lovely card! Glad to see some images that can be used for masculine cards.

Monica Bilyk
Monica Bilyk

June 07, 2020

I really like what you did with the reactive inks and the colours make me think of a beautiful summer evening on the water.

Robin Marshall Clark
Robin Marshall Clark

June 07, 2020

Very pretty! Simple and something I could definitely do. Thanks for sharing!

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

June 07, 2020

What a beautiful card!!!

Janet Carter
Janet Carter

June 07, 2020

Once again, love that background!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

June 07, 2020

Wow! Another unique background! I love these different techniques for the backgrounds. I’m so excited for the kit release!

Sidelle Menon
Sidelle Menon

June 07, 2020

The Bold Prints Cling stamp surely adds another dimension to your card!!

Donna
Donna

June 07, 2020

This. Love. That smeary, swirly look is fantastic.

karenajo
karenajo

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card – love the background – it is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Adonya Swab
Adonya Swab

June 07, 2020

The background stamp is simply amazing! I cannot wait to see the whole kit! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa Ransone
Theresa Ransone

June 07, 2020

Love your colors. Love this kit!!

Frances Sheegog
Frances Sheegog

June 07, 2020

What a stunning card! The contrast between the deep colors of the sky and the white of the embossing create such a visually dramatic effect. Thank you for sharing!

mary tollakson
mary tollakson

June 07, 2020

Love your card. June’s kit looks like a winner

DIanne
DIanne

June 07, 2020

Another beautiful card Ilina!!!

Nancy Rose
Nancy Rose

June 07, 2020

This is stunning! What a delight this would be to find in your mailbox!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

June 07, 2020

This months kit looks to be jam-packed! Stunning card.

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

That background stamp is so amazing, I love the way you embossed it in white on those dark colors. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Peggy
Peggy

June 07, 2020

I love this card it’s beautiful

caren
caren

June 07, 2020

love your scene and colors for this amazing card!

Bev Wilkinson
Bev Wilkinson

June 07, 2020

So beautiful. Love the texture in the background and your beautiful colors! Can’t wait to get this kit too!

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

June 07, 2020

This is the most awesomely beautiful card (or art work) I have ever seen. I have no words. No words.

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

What an interesting background! Those swirls could be Northern Lights too.

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

June 07, 2020

Love nautical themes! Keep the wonderful designs coming!

Felicia C
Felicia C

June 07, 2020

Proving to be one of the most sought after kits. I just love all the ideas Hero Arts creators give us!

Iris De Wagt
Iris De Wagt

June 07, 2020

This looks just mesmerizing!!

Helen F
Helen F

June 07, 2020

Wow! Your card is stunning with those beautiful colours in the background and the heat embossed details! A wonderful scene! :)

Woendi Wells
Woendi Wells

June 07, 2020

Love the embossing over the bright colors

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

June 07, 2020

I cannot wait to see how you made these backgrounds….

Melisse
Melisse

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card! I have SO many background stamps but this is unique… I already have ideas bubbling up.

candgmom
candgmom

June 07, 2020

Wonderful card. The scene looks so relaxing! Can’t wait for my kit.

Christi Gulledge
Christi Gulledge

June 07, 2020

These colors are beautiful.

Julie Babb
Julie Babb

June 07, 2020

So excited to see the new kit! Love this different effect with white on the embossing.

Birgit Norton
Birgit Norton

June 07, 2020

This is so pretty! The texture on that background is awesome!

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

June 07, 2020

I love this background technique that is being used. Such a different look. Can’t wait to see what the kit holds. Love your products!

Linda S.
Linda S.

June 07, 2020

The colors on your card are stunning and I love how the black sailboat sets off the background. This kit looks like it will get a lot of use in my crafting.

Judith A Daley
Judith A Daley

June 07, 2020

Love the sky effects. Reminds me of the Northern lights.

Anouk
Anouk

June 07, 2020

Wow…. Gorgeous!!! So absolutely stunning. Love everything about this card!

Debrah I Binard
Debrah I Binard

June 07, 2020

The Northern Lights effect is amazing! Can’t wait to explore this set!

Debrah I Binard
Debrah I Binard

June 07, 2020

The Northern Lights effect is amazing! Can’t wait to explore this set!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

June 07, 2020

I love this the colours are beautiful can’t wait to see the whole kit

Anna
Anna

June 07, 2020

That’s such a serene scene for the card. Love it.

Monica
Monica

June 07, 2020

That background is so pretty! And I love that sail boat… so much you can do with seas images!

Janet M Lebeau
Janet M Lebeau

June 07, 2020

Your card is amazing! Love the background!

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

June 07, 2020

Ohhhh I’m loving this bold print stamp and can’t wait to see the kit. It’s a beautiful card!!

HELEN C SPRAGUE
HELEN C SPRAGUE

June 07, 2020

Gorgeous card.

Tricia
Tricia

June 07, 2020

I am loving this card! The background is amazing! ❤

Ann Hefner-Gravink
Ann Hefner-Gravink

June 07, 2020

Great way to showcase this kit!

Kirsten
Kirsten

June 07, 2020

Love your card, Ilina. The white embossing really makes the card stand out. Thanks for sharing.

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

June 07, 2020

I’m loving that background stamp. Great card!

K
K

June 07, 2020

Awesome!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

June 07, 2020

Oh my goodness, that background! It looks just like the northern lights and I love it!

Melodie Isreal
Melodie Isreal

June 07, 2020

Beautiful card, I loved the colors. Northern lights are magical in nature and on a card!!!

Lauralee Cosgrove
Lauralee Cosgrove

June 07, 2020

Love these colors! I’m so excited to see this months.

America Cuevas
America Cuevas

June 07, 2020

Really curious about this kit, looks great!

Jen
Jen

June 06, 2020

This is absolutely amazing! The Northern lights scene is beautiful!

Darlene Lambert
Darlene Lambert

June 06, 2020

What an awesome background. So excited to receive my kit!!

KARRIE LASATER
KARRIE LASATER

June 06, 2020

Beautiful card design!! Looks like a great kit!!

Melodie Isreal
Melodie Isreal

June 06, 2020

Great card. I love the colors and northern lights are magical in person or on a card!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

June 06, 2020

Once again the background is awesome. …show me more…..beautiful! !!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

June 06, 2020

This is beautiful! :)

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

June 06, 2020

Cool background!

Cheryll
Cheryll

June 06, 2020

Beautiful card!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

June 06, 2020

Wow! Gorgeous card! Can’t wait for the reveal❣️

diana Ericson
diana Ericson

June 06, 2020

Looks like a great kit

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