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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Emily Midgett March 01, 2020 251 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 2 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Emily for another look at this tree-mendous (sorry!) kit.

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some more inspiration using the March 2020 My Monthly Hero kit. This kit features some absolutely gorgeous new layering stamps in the "HeroScapes" style (such an ingenious concept!), this time with a bit of an Asian flair! I've used the stamps and pink inks to create some traditional pink cherry blossoms, but you really could use these beautiful trees in so many different ways... autumn leaves would be beautiful stamped with these layering stamps! Let's get started with the details of my project. 

I began by stamping the trees using Bubble Gum, Ultra Pink, and Soft Brown inks, then die cut them with the coordinating Frame Cuts included in the kit. I heat embossed the top layer of one of the trees using some White Satin Pearl embossing powder to give it a little extra shine! 

Next, I die cut an oval from another A2 panel of white cardstock using the Nesting Oval Infinity Frames dies. I stamped a greeting from the main kit in the bottom right corner of the panel. I also stamped the beautiful layering grassy stamps on another plain panel of white A2 cardstock using Fresh Lawn and Emerald Green inks. I then used blending brushes to blend a bit of sky using Summer Sky ink to create a lovely spring day. 

I layered the oval frame over the top of the grassy spring panel using Precision Glue, then added the cherry blossom tree die cuts with some foam adhesive. I trimmed the overhang of the trees off, then added them to the other side to make sure that nothing went to waste! 

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





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100 Responses

Jmadison
Jmadison

March 09, 2020

Beautiful! I love the pink trees and the rock path in the grass. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dorothy A
Dorothy A

March 03, 2020

So pretty! Your coloring of the grassy landscape is enchanting!

Gloriane Lopez
Gloriane Lopez

March 03, 2020

These stamps are awesome!

Maria Nadeau
Maria Nadeau

March 02, 2020

love the colors and the peaceful feeling!

Martine Bykowski
Martine Bykowski

March 02, 2020

Very nice card… thanks for sharing!

Sharon Schutjer
Sharon Schutjer

March 02, 2020

Love the layering!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

March 02, 2020

This scene turned out great!

tina z.
tina z.

March 02, 2020

I love this scene.

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

March 02, 2020

Oh the cut out trees in the foreground really change the look.

sandra hall
sandra hall

March 02, 2020

I want to walk down that pretty path.

Cindy WB
Cindy WB

March 02, 2020

Embossing is a nice touch.

Nancy P.
Nancy P.

March 02, 2020

Love the design, the colors and I can’t wait to get the kit to try create a card as pretty as yours.

Josy W
Josy W

March 02, 2020

I can’t wait to get this kit. Those cherry blossom trees are gorgeous.

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

March 02, 2020

I love the colors used in this card.

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 02, 2020

Oh my, beautiful!!!! Love the colors and the negative space created with the oval window! One more peek, woohoo!!

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 02, 2020

I like that you also did an interesting tree color and the embossing on the tree looks great! Nice with the window too!

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

March 02, 2020

I love the greens you used for the landscape. It looks like a photograph.

Carolyn
Carolyn

March 02, 2020

Another lovely card. Great kit!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 02, 2020

How beautiful your card
is with the fabulous tree
stamp!
Carla from Utah

Kristal Green
Kristal Green

March 02, 2020

Fantastic!

Margaret Milczarek
Margaret Milczarek

March 02, 2020

The embossing on the tree is great.

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

March 02, 2020

This is super stunning … the white satin add a finesse touch to the trees… just love it..

Holly Lau
Holly Lau

March 02, 2020

This is beautiful!! Love the landscape area and the color of the tree are so pretty!

Anne Rifat
Anne Rifat

March 01, 2020

Outstanding use of kit elements! Love the visual depth created.

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

March 01, 2020

What a pretty card! Makes me ready for Spring to come. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Connie
Connie

March 01, 2020

Wow Emily :) Love your vivid color palette…magical card!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Whitestar45
Whitestar45

March 01, 2020

I see so many possibilities in this gorgeous set. Really wonderful!

Geri S
Geri S

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card with terrific colors!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

March 01, 2020

The oval cutout area is a nice window…the tree is gorgeous, too!

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

March 01, 2020

What a pretty card. Loving all the different color combinations.

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

March 01, 2020

The embossing on the trees looks awesome.

Patsy
Patsy

March 01, 2020

This is stunning. I love the Asian inspiration. I make a lot of cards with Asian images & styles. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

March 01, 2020

Gorgeous ❤️. Those vibrant colors are so pretty!

Susan B
Susan B

March 01, 2020

Lovely touch with the embossing on the tree!

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 01, 2020

Love it! Looks like the kit will be full of wonderful things.

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

March 01, 2020

Wow, stunning card and I love the beautiful scene you’ve created!

Kristy
Kristy

March 01, 2020

The colors on this card is stunning

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

March 01, 2020

How beautiful! I love the “window” looking into the scene!

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 01, 2020

Lovely color choices, Emily! A super spring stamping kit.

Michele W
Michele W

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Like the way you framed the scene but kept the trees on the outside. Very different but also very effective. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

March 01, 2020

Love the PINK! I’m ready for the flowers of spring!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

March 01, 2020

BEAUTIFUL!

Toni F
Toni F

March 01, 2020

What a beautiful vibrant pink in the cherry blossoms.

Christine Eck
Christine Eck

March 01, 2020

Very pretty, Emily!

JC
JC

March 01, 2020

Beautiful colors and I love the detail of the partial trees in the layout.

Jo
Jo

March 01, 2020

Love that zen feel from this card…looking forward to the kit.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

March 01, 2020

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the embossing on the trees!

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

March 01, 2020

I think I am going to be in LOVE with this kit, but I am having a surgical procedure Monday, I don’t want to miss out, it looks so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 01, 2020

Ooh such a beautiful scene with pink trees! Cherry blossoms! <3

Claudia K Anderson
Claudia K Anderson

March 01, 2020

Your card is beautiful and it look like this release is too! I love that the trees and grass will work for 3 seasons. Thank you!

KerrynM
KerrynM

March 01, 2020

Fabulous scene. Wish I had those gorgeous pink trees on my property

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

March 01, 2020

What a beautiful card. Love these layering stamps.

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

March 01, 2020

Love the design of this card with the window, so pretty.

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

March 01, 2020

I like the texture from the heat embossing, and the pink tree is my favorite so far!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

March 01, 2020

Such a beautiful card. Love the embossed details on the tree & the perfectly blended sky.

Kerry A.
Kerry A.

March 01, 2020

I love all of the color layering! Such a beautiful set!!

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

March 01, 2020

I love the texture on the tree. Such a cool technique to use with layering stamps. Never thought to do that.

Lagene
Lagene

March 01, 2020

Gorgeous Cherry Blossom scene, I love how the trees frame the oval cutout!

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

March 01, 2020

Such a beautiful card.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

March 01, 2020

What a great card. Love those trees.

Renee Fallon
Renee Fallon

March 01, 2020

I really like the heat embossing on the last layer of the trees. I will have to try that.

Ann Kowal
Ann Kowal

March 01, 2020

Love those vibrant pinks and greens! Looking forward to spring…

Claudine Vance
Claudine Vance

March 01, 2020

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us! This kit looks amazing!

Helen
Helen

March 01, 2020

Like the layering you did to created this scene, tfs

Lindarub
Lindarub

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

March 01, 2020

The the oriental pagodas on this card.

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

March 01, 2020

pretty cards. the trees look so realistic!

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

March 01, 2020

So pretty these look like cherry blossoms to me!!

PHYLLIS FREESE
PHYLLIS FREESE

March 01, 2020

A beautiful spring card with vibrant colors in the grass and the trees. So pretty.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

March 01, 2020

Pretty scene card. I like the idea of heat embossing one of the layers of the trees.

Kathy Mc
Kathy Mc

March 01, 2020

I always learn something new from you, Emily. Your pink trees embossed are delightful and really enhance your entire scene. Beautifully done!

eleanor chua
eleanor chua

March 01, 2020

I’d love to win one of these kits. So pretty, looks like there’s so much you can do with it.

eleanor chua
eleanor chua

March 01, 2020

Love this card, so spring like. That embossing on the tree looks so cool too.

katherine
katherine

March 01, 2020

This is beautiful!

Janetb
Janetb

March 01, 2020

Another beautiful springtime tree!

Laurie Roe
Laurie Roe

March 01, 2020

Kinda lovin the pink in this! Everyone must be itching for spring to arrive with all these lovely bright bloom colors!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

March 01, 2020

I love the extra embossing to make the tree stand out! Great idea. I can’t wait to see this latest kit.

Catherine
Catherine

March 01, 2020

The colors of the grass and blossoms are so vibrant and the sky a perfect background. Lovely.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

March 01, 2020

I like how you used the cutoff portion of your trees on your card. The trees in this month’s kit are so lovely and dimensional!

Judy Stiles
Judy Stiles

March 01, 2020

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the design!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

March 01, 2020

Beautiful!

PALUMBO
PALUMBO

March 01, 2020

Colorful and bright such a beautiful card.

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

March 01, 2020

What a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see the kit and the add ons!

Margaret R
Margaret R

March 01, 2020

So pretty! Love the oval scene with the tree on top!

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

March 01, 2020

Oh wow! Your card is gorgeous. I love the embossed detail on the tree.

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

March 01, 2020

Beautiful—love the design! The pink blossoms are gorgeous.

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

March 01, 2020

Love these COLOURS. My fav!!!! Thanks for making me Pink Trees. Nothing else needed. !!!!!! Lolol

Laura
Laura

March 01, 2020

Really nice card.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

March 01, 2020

Such a beautiful card!!!

karenajo
karenajo

March 01, 2020

Very beautiful – love the pretty trees surrounding the opening! Thanks for sharing!

Michele
Michele

March 01, 2020

You made an awesome card!! Beautiful!! You are very creative

Becky
Becky

March 01, 2020

That is just beautiful. Love that tree.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

March 01, 2020

This card is so pretty! I love how you embossed one of the trees, so cool. I love this set, so versatile.

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

March 01, 2020

What a lovely card! I like the way the embossing adds not only shine, but texfure, too. Very nice!

Anouk
Anouk

March 01, 2020

Love the pinks used for the trees!

Annette Gordon
Annette Gordon

March 01, 2020

Supper pretty! I love the frame around your focal image, with the trees on the outside! Adds so much interest, and this monthly kit is going to be a best seller for sure! I loved these layered landscape images.

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

March 01, 2020

I really like the window it adds more depth.

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams

March 01, 2020

I love this design, it’s like looking out a window, love the 3D effect!

c
c

March 01, 2020

The card (and tree) is gorgeous! Thanks for the description and demo!

Lynn C
Lynn C

March 01, 2020

I love this card. Nice effect to make the path lead into the card.

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