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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Clare Prezzia March 03, 2018 375 Comments

We're back for another countdown post, leading up 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 all weekend long, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don’t forget to comment on each and every post as we’ll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Now let's join Clare as she shares a quick watercolor take on the kit...

The dies in this kit are so beautiful and bold that they really don't need much else to make a great card. I decided today to pair them up with some watercolors for some super quick and easy cards.

For my first card, I die cut the word "hugs" from Blush Layering paper, and then adhered it to piece of handmade watercolor paper. I then stamped the accompanying "birthday" sentiment above it, in Pale Tomato ink.

I then used the pretty Indigo liquid watercolor to create some easy, light horizontal stripes across the card, being careful not to ink up my die cut and sentiment. If you wanted, you could temporarily adhere a placeholder die cut, if you're worried about accidentally painting the word.

For the second card, I did the same thing, except I used the "thank" word die to die cut a piece of cardstock I had covered with Indigo ink. I stamped the accompanying "you" sentiment in Indigo, and then began painting angled, thin stripes with a mix of Strawberry and Dandelion watercolor. 

I topped both cards off with some hearts that I die cut from Blush and Sea Layering paper using the Heart Confetti background die.

I love how fast these were to make, especially since thank you and birthday cards are the card occasions that I use the most often!

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, March 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!

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100 Responses

Kay
Kay

March 05, 2018

I love love loved! my first kit! Can’t wait for this one!

Colleen
Colleen

March 05, 2018

That background… thank you so much for that inspiration.

Vidalia Pimentel
Vidalia Pimentel

March 05, 2018

I love these dies and the way you can put a card together so quickly!

Beth
Beth

March 05, 2018

Such a fresh look for spring. I love the ink colors..

Bessie
Bessie

March 05, 2018

Really cute cards. I especially liked the diagomal strpes

Amy Kleinschmit
Amy Kleinschmit

March 05, 2018

This will be my first kit and I’m super excited!!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

March 05, 2018

Maybe liquid watercolour sample in the kit? Would that be too much to ask?

Sharilyn
Sharilyn

March 05, 2018

Neat idea using simple stripes

Sharilyn
Sharilyn

March 05, 2018

Neat idea using simple stripes

Linda
Linda

March 05, 2018

Beautiful, fun cards for both genders.

Brigitta Fellner
Brigitta Fellner

March 05, 2018

The new word dies are absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to use them!

Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien

March 05, 2018

Love the bold colors you used.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

March 05, 2018

Love the colors of these cards, very nautical looking. Great for spring and summer!

Rebecca Hackett-Leas
Rebecca Hackett-Leas

March 05, 2018

LOVE thr watercolor on theese cards. So nifty!

Anne-Laure Barabé
Anne-Laure Barabé

March 05, 2018

I love this cards. Really fresh. They remind me holidays and summer time :)

Frances Alfaro
Frances Alfaro

March 04, 2018

The use of watercolor and beautiful font of the die “Thank” is one I can use often.

Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens
Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens

March 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see the die cut sentiments. Love the style of these as these are big and elegant.

Sharon G.
Sharon G.

March 04, 2018

Can’t wait to get the kit. Beautiful cards.

cardhappyone
cardhappyone

March 04, 2018

So sweet and whimsical!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

March 04, 2018

Love the watercolors and the hugs die!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

March 04, 2018

This is a must have kit. Can’t wait.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

March 04, 2018

I love the script used for the Thank and hugs dies. The watercolored stripes give the cards a playful feeling!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

March 04, 2018

These are darling cards and the dies are a must have for sure!!

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

March 04, 2018

Great cards – love the watercolors!

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

March 04, 2018

Fabulous “imperfect” backgrounds

Glenn Zdziarski
Glenn Zdziarski

March 04, 2018

Very “artsy” on those backgrounds! Both are wonderful designs!

Kathy s
Kathy s

March 04, 2018

What beautiful and whimsical cards- love the stripes they really set the sentiment off. Thanks for sharing and your inspiration

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

March 04, 2018

That’s a brilliant combo of cards !

Kendra
Kendra

March 04, 2018

I love the color combination of these cards. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 04, 2018

Love that happy, scripty THANK you! 90% of my cards are Thank Yous… need this!!

Kate B
Kate B

March 04, 2018

Both cards are fantastic! I love the watercolored stripes & how they highlight the sentiments!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 04, 2018

Very pretty cards – I really like the watercoloured stripes!

Nicole
Nicole

March 04, 2018

The watercolor is so beachy! Love it!

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

March 04, 2018

Love that Thank die with its flowing font. Less is more on these cards.

Robin P
Robin P

March 04, 2018

Love, love, love the backgrounds on these cards.

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

March 04, 2018

How cute ! These look patriotic to me, love the font.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 04, 2018

Love the striped backgrounds and beautiful sentiments! The kit is looking to be so versatile!

pat mccleary
pat mccleary

March 04, 2018

So pretty, Clare. I love that there is no watercolor behind your sentiments.

Barb T
Barb T

March 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit. These word dies are awesome.

Sara N.
Sara N.

March 04, 2018

Love the colors and the die cuts!

Deb
Deb

March 04, 2018

Wow — just heard about the kits and will be subscribing. Love the cards – the use of white space and the color combinations. Dies are so useful across many different creations.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 04, 2018

Love these cards!

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

March 04, 2018

I think of cool peppermints when I look at yours cards. So refreshing!

DenaAnn Schaufele
DenaAnn Schaufele

March 04, 2018

Looks like a good kit.

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

March 04, 2018

Lovely use of watercolors. TFS.

Dolly Spiller
Dolly Spiller

March 04, 2018

I haven’t tried any watercolor myself but it has a beautiful effect! Love the die

Michelle Chmelar
Michelle Chmelar

March 04, 2018

These would be fabulous for Memorial Day or 4th of July. Great color!

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

March 04, 2018

So excited for the kit reveal! I know it will be a go-to I will use again and again!

Callie
Callie

March 04, 2018

Excited to see the upcoming new kits! Love the design of both cards

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 04, 2018

looks like the die thanks is the same lettering as hug. So cool, I hope you have a lot of dies in this kit. I need a lot of word dies for my stash.

Tara Rahemat
Tara Rahemat

March 04, 2018

Red white and blue! Reminds me of summer and the beach. Love the take with these dies and the painted backgrounds.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

March 04, 2018

Very cute and simple cards. I like how you created your own backgrounds. Can’t wait to see more!

Scarlett
Scarlett

March 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see what’s in this kit! :D

Scarlett
Scarlett

March 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see what’s in this kit! :D

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 04, 2018

I absolutely love both of these awesome cards! Adding the stripes just to the sentiment is such a good idea. Love how it makes the words really stand out & your color combos are perfect!

Aimee
Aimee

March 04, 2018

So want to try the new liquid watercolors..

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

March 04, 2018

I like both cards, can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

March 04, 2018

The liquid watercolors is fabulous. I will have to try tis. Your cards are great.

Gretchen N
Gretchen N

March 04, 2018

What a fantastic idea! I love the strips and the colors and the die cuts and…. Okay, everything is wonderful together!

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

March 04, 2018

Just loving these sneak peeks we are getting. Each one is just beautiful and so inspirational. Such a neat way to use watercolor too – so creative. Thank you and H U G S back to you;)

jeanae
jeanae

March 04, 2018

How lovely! I’m looking forward to this one.

Meralyn
Meralyn

March 04, 2018

Thanks to Clare for the beautiful simplicity of these cards. Big Bold Dies and water coloring make quite the splash.

Golda
Golda

March 04, 2018

These are sweet!

Kylie Newcombe
Kylie Newcombe

March 04, 2018

Love the watercolour techniques

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

March 04, 2018

Love these lovely, simple cards!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 04, 2018

The word die cuts really are a beàutiful font! Your cards are simple but also very lovely!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 04, 2018

The word die cuts really are a beàutiful font! Your cards are simple but also very lovely!

F. Andre
F. Andre

March 04, 2018

Love the simple elegance of these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

March 04, 2018

When I saw this first card, it immediately reminded me of a summer time birthday! I just love it! I never thought of using watercolor like this!

Your second card is playful and fun, perfect for saying thank you!
The best part is that they were quick to make ( but don’t look it) Love ❤️ them both!

Susan
Susan

March 04, 2018

Love the thank die, it’s stunning!

Bethani
Bethani

March 04, 2018

The more I see of this kit the more I want it!

Karen B.
Karen B.

March 04, 2018

I love clean, graphic cards, so this kit is a must-have for me!

Barbara N
Barbara N

March 04, 2018

Great simply ideas. Thanx for sharing.

Melissa B.
Melissa B.

March 04, 2018

These cards are visually stunning, they are simple yet grab your attention. Fantastic job!

Susan Thompson
Susan Thompson

March 04, 2018

This kit lends itself to lots of great ideas and beautiful finished products.

Anastasiia
Anastasiia

March 04, 2018

Your colors remind me summer) like this cards)

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 04, 2018

Great cards, simple, yet so festive!

Monica Croteau
Monica Croteau

March 04, 2018

These cards are all so different… love the design… Looks like summer! Beautiful!

margie
margie

March 04, 2018

nice clean colorful cards

DonnaA
DonnaA

March 04, 2018

I’m loving the simplicity and liking the idea of mixing Hero Arts liquid watercolors together! Awesome ?

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 04, 2018

Love the use of the die cuts and watercolor!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

March 04, 2018

Beautiful theme to represent America.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

March 04, 2018

I love these simple, yet beautiful and useful, cards!

Sarah L.
Sarah L.

March 04, 2018

Very nice background on this card. I need to get myself some water colour paints.

Kim M Jacobs
Kim M Jacobs

March 04, 2018

Love your designs! Really beautiful

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

March 04, 2018

Love these ideas! Watercolors are so popular now. Thanks!

Karen P
Karen P

March 04, 2018

Love all the beautiful dies in the kit> Well thought out kit!

Margaret
Margaret

March 04, 2018

Love the simplicity of these cards, the watercolors, and the dies themselves!

Mary Hansen
Mary Hansen

March 04, 2018

The watercolor effects are fabulous!

Dianne Kozil
Dianne Kozil

March 04, 2018

Hello Clare, loving your cards. Loving the scripty font on these die cuts. I too make a lot of thank you and birthday cards and can hardly wait to have these additions to my crating supply. Love the water color simplicity. Thank you.

Sharyn Davis
Sharyn Davis

March 04, 2018

Great cards. Your watercolor backgrounds really show off the die cut words.

Tommie Miller
Tommie Miller

March 04, 2018

Two very nice cards. I’m really liking the simplicity of these cards.

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

March 04, 2018

Love the soft watercolouring. Great cards.

Beverly
Beverly

March 04, 2018

This Thank You die is so beautiful and unique and your backgrounds are very pretty. Thank You for sharing.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

March 04, 2018

Booth cards are so cute and fresh. Love the watercolor backgrounds. Thanks forthe great ideas

Heike
Heike

March 04, 2018

really like the simplicity of these cards.

Yvonne Vansickle
Yvonne Vansickle

March 04, 2018

love it!

Laurel G
Laurel G

March 04, 2018

Love love love word dies – can’t wait to see the full release

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 04, 2018

Very nice!!

Linda Roberson
Linda Roberson

March 04, 2018

I just love these cards! The watercolor adds a pop of color that just makes you smile. Thank so much for sharing your talent with great quick cards.

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