March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short March 02, 2018 440 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, March 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be here for the next few days, sharing ideas for using the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Remember to comment on each and every post as we'll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Here is Michelle, with another look at the main kit.

Hello everyone! We have another fabulous kit this month! I fell in love with the word dies as soon as I saw them! I started off my card by die cutting a heart from mask paper for my focal point. I used a middle size heart from the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies set. The mask was then placed over an A2 white card base.

Hugs by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

Using Distress Oxide ink, I blended over the colours with the darkest at the bottom. With the mask still in place, I took the flower stamp from the stamp set and inked this up with the Unicorn White Ink Cube that comes in the kit and stamped this repeatedly over the heart. I then removed the mask and set aside to dry.

Hugs by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the hugs die from the kit and die cut this from the white cardstock in the kit, three times and layered these up with liquid glue. On the top layer, I spritzed over the new White Iridescent Shimmer Spray, which will be available as an add-on to the kit, on Monday. The die cut was then added to the card with more liquid glue.

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, March 5, before the kit launches at 1 pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!                  

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100 Responses

Katherine
Katherine

March 03, 2018

This is beautiful. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

March 03, 2018

Blue is my favorite color and hugs is my favorite sentiment, so I adore your card, Michelle!

Pam Williams
Pam Williams

March 03, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card.

Jackie d
Jackie d

March 03, 2018

Love this card….very nice!

Margaret
Margaret

March 03, 2018

This is lovely! Love the look of the Unicorn ink stamping on the oxide ink background.

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

March 03, 2018

oh I’m so excited for word dies! I hardly own any! and I’m happy I get to try out some unicorn ink!! such a pretty inspirational card!

Kelli S.
Kelli S.

March 03, 2018

This kit looks like it’s going to be fantastic. Nice clean and simple card!

Linda
Linda

March 03, 2018

I like the clean look, very sophisticated.

Peege04
Peege04

March 03, 2018

Excited about the shimmer spray add on. I hope to see more HA sprays as they have been fun in the kits.

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

March 03, 2018

Love the simplycity of this card.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

March 03, 2018

Love this simple but elegant card!!

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

March 03, 2018

Love the ink blending. Beautiful CAS card.

Debbie Varnes
Debbie Varnes

March 03, 2018

I really love word dies. They add such great elements to cards.

Ty
Ty

March 03, 2018

Hugs and flowers? I’m intrigued!

MarjR
MarjR

March 03, 2018

What a cute card!

Janet D.
Janet D.

March 03, 2018

Very pretty card, love your background!

Theresa P
Theresa P

March 03, 2018

Great clean and simple card! Love the die!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

March 03, 2018

Oh Thanks Hero Arts for all you do for Us…. I Love your company and have for years… I can’t wait to see this months KIT…

Janet Carter
Janet Carter

March 03, 2018

So pretty, and so sweet, just right!

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

March 03, 2018

Very sweet, simple and springlike!

Trina P.
Trina P.

March 03, 2018

Beautiful CAS card. Love the colours and that hugs die. Can’t wait for Monday.

Brenda
Brenda

March 03, 2018

I love the inking of the heart and stamping the flower image in white on top – subtle but perfect! Haven’t tried stamping over distress oxide blending but definitely going to give it a try now.

Cheri
Cheri

March 03, 2018

Very nice CAS card! These are the best for last-minute card making! Love that Hugs die!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

March 03, 2018

This is gorgeous! Magnificent blending! And I’m all ready in LOVE with the die!

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

March 03, 2018

Love what you’ve done with this card!

Ericka Strange
Ericka Strange

March 03, 2018

Such a pretty card and I love the colors and the flower in the heart add a beautiful touch. Great job.

Meralyn
Meralyn

March 03, 2018

Am so looking forward to seeing what else is included in this kit. Word dies have become one of my go-to favorite embellishments lately. Michelle’s card is so perfectly simple and yet classy.

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

March 03, 2018

Just beautiful, clean, and simple. Love the colors you used!!!

Lena Knutsson
Lena Knutsson

March 03, 2018

Lovely card!!

Narda
Narda

March 03, 2018

Love the extra zip the white flowers on top of the distress inking! Subtle but fun. Great SAS card!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 03, 2018

love the CAS design of this lovely card:)

Linda
Linda

March 03, 2018

Love it!

Velvet Pearson
Velvet Pearson

March 03, 2018

I love the metallic look of the hugs die.

Jane Starling
Jane Starling

March 03, 2018

Gorgeous card, simple but so pretty

Roslyn
Roslyn

March 03, 2018

This is so pretty! Love the simplicity of it!

Cheryl Sager
Cheryl Sager

March 03, 2018

Hugs!! the best kind of card to send. Loving the heart and flowers, so simple, yet so fun!!

Kailash
Kailash

March 03, 2018

So pretty, love the CAS design!

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

March 03, 2018

I love the simplicity of this “hugs” die, with the flowers showing ever so sweetly.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 03, 2018

How I love a sweet, simple card!
Looking like another great release.

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

March 03, 2018

Love the font of this die!

Ann K.
Ann K.

March 03, 2018

Very nice, great idea that would work for many cards.

Jade B
Jade B

March 03, 2018

Simple and beautiful.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

March 03, 2018

Great card. Excited to see this kit!

Lisa K
Lisa K

March 03, 2018

Love the card! The die Hugs is such a pretty sentiment and lovely with those flowers peeking out in the heart.

littlen
littlen

March 03, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card.

Becky Green
Becky Green

March 03, 2018

I LOVE the font for the word hugs! ;)

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

March 03, 2018

This is wonderful… I love the ink blending backdrop and that word die is so versatile!

Joyce Mcintosh
Joyce Mcintosh

March 03, 2018

Great clean and simple card! Anxious to see the entire kit.

denise
denise

March 03, 2018

Love the use of the mask, at first I thought you olored then cut out the heart. I alwsays forget about using a mask. Thanks for the reminder.

Colleen F
Colleen F

March 03, 2018

Love the colors and the little flower stamping over the heart!

Sue D
Sue D

March 03, 2018

Very pretty. I like the masking and inking.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 03, 2018

Such a lovely HUGS sentiment die and card!

Diane Conklin
Diane Conklin

March 03, 2018

I love how you masked the card to make the heart. It makes the color pop off the card. I’m looking forward to this kit.

Elizabeth Burke
Elizabeth Burke

March 03, 2018

Love the ideas so far

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

March 03, 2018

Looking good. Interested to see the in person effect of the shimmer spray.

Brandi Ryals
Brandi Ryals

March 03, 2018

I love how clean and simple this card is! So cute! I really love the hugs die.

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

March 03, 2018

So beautiful! The Hugs die is absolutely gorgeous. And I love the pretty colours of ink blending.

Heather L DePasquale
Heather L DePasquale

March 03, 2018

Love your card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit! Thanks everyone at Hero Arts!

Traci Jenkins
Traci Jenkins

March 03, 2018

The hugs die is PERFECT. I love the script it is in.

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

March 03, 2018

The simplicity of the card makes it so dang stunning!

Shannon
Shannon

March 03, 2018

Looks like this will be another great kit!

cynthia link
cynthia link

March 03, 2018

Love the clean simplicity of this card! Looks like another great set is coming!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 03, 2018

Simple yet dynamic!! Love the soft blended coloured heart with the white hugs. Really makes it pop. The added white flowers stamped on the coloured heart is a nice touch that adds interest. Simple yet so beautiful!!

Katie
Katie

March 03, 2018

Beautiful card!

Ana A
Ana A

March 03, 2018

I love the colors and simplicity of this card! Beautiful

Andrea H
Andrea H

March 03, 2018

Oh I just love your card. The white stamping of the flower on the inked up heart is genius, I didn’t see it at first as it’s so subtle but still gives a great little dimenssion to your card. I love the shimmer spray youce used on the stacked hugs word. All in all i think you can say i LOVE this card lol. Xxx ? xxx

Sanya Hardigree
Sanya Hardigree

March 03, 2018

I am really interested in the results of the oxide inks and especially like your use of shimmering spray

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

March 03, 2018

Gorgeous! Love that ombre heart background! Looking forward to this month’s kit.

Leyla Newman
Leyla Newman

March 03, 2018

Love this so much. I love lots of different colors but I’m most partial to blues. Beautiful card.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

March 03, 2018

I love the colors in your ink blending! Very pretty!

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

March 03, 2018

Your card is very cute. I am going to have to try the negative space in a mask. I can’t wait to work with this new kit!

Ruth Davis
Ruth Davis

March 03, 2018

I love it beautiful colors so soft

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 03, 2018

So beautiful love your color choice for the card the heart is so beautifu.l The hugs word die is the perfect touch too !!! Hoping to see more amazing word dies just like this!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 03, 2018

Such a beautiful card. Love how you created the heart. Thanks for sharing….

Cathy Lenda
Cathy Lenda

March 03, 2018

Another great card..Plain and simple with a great look..

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

March 03, 2018

Simple but heartfelt. The simplicity of this design would be easy to reproduce, and just changing up the colors can suit different moods. One of my most favorite purchases from Hero Arts is the Nesting Hearts Infinity dies, and I see it utilized here in this card.

Maria B
Maria B

March 03, 2018

I like the simplicity of your card.

Donna A
Donna A

March 03, 2018

I love the layered look and Hero Arts shimmer sprays are the bomb!

Jessica Patole
Jessica Patole

March 03, 2018

Clean and simple. I love it!

Nancy Fleming
Nancy Fleming

March 03, 2018

I love this card! It is simple, but it is perfect.

Felicia C
Felicia C

March 03, 2018

There you go again with that wonderful hugs die! Cant wait to see what else is in the kit. Such a tease!

Sladjana Perisic
Sladjana Perisic

March 03, 2018

I love the simple look of this card looks and yet it’s very elegant.

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

March 03, 2018

I can’t wait to see what other word dies come in this kit!

Eileen Hall
Eileen Hall

March 03, 2018

Nice card.

Charlotte Parton
Charlotte Parton

March 03, 2018

Shimmer spray and white unicorn ink??? OH YAY!!!

Chris
Chris

March 03, 2018

Beautiful card!

Connie
Connie

March 03, 2018

The big script hugs die is really nice.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 03, 2018

I am so excited to see the kit. I love word dies!

Stacey
Stacey

March 03, 2018

Love word dies, can’t wait for this kit!

HelenK
HelenK

March 03, 2018

So happy the March kit features word dies and matching stamps- so useful!

CherriB
CherriB

March 03, 2018

I love the colors in the heart shape and the simplicity of the rest of the card. You could use a variety of colors and/or words and create a great gift for someone! Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Holly
Holly

March 03, 2018

Love your clean and simple card. Your beautiful only heart really shows off your hugs die cut so well!

Priscilla Joseph
Priscilla Joseph

March 03, 2018

So classy: clean & simple. I love your card!

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

March 03, 2018

Love this happy CAS card!!

Aggie
Aggie

March 03, 2018

This is adorable and looks so easy! Looking forward to this kit!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

March 03, 2018

I just can NOT wait to see this kit!

All you had to say is “word dies” and you had me! They are so popular right now and are such a cool way to express your feelings on a card…. I love that you all are cutting multiple words from the dies, adhering them together and creating chipboard style elements for your card!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 03, 2018

Wow!!! So elegant!!! Love the beautiful colours of background!!!

Melbasmith
Melbasmith

March 03, 2018

Simple and clean but conveys the message. Very nicely done.

Taniya N
Taniya N

March 02, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card and the word die. Sometimes less is the best :)

Angie Brown
Angie Brown

March 02, 2018

I love the white space…then BAM!! The center with that beautiful ombre of the turquoise/green heart with the white hugs across the heart, making the recipient’s eyes drawn straight to it. And yes…shimmer, shimmer, shimmer…..