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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

Mar 03, 2019 Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 4 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Jess, who is sharing a different take on this fun kit for our final peek!

Hello! Jess here and I have fallen head over heels for this AMAZING kit! Last summer I attended the Coloring Road Trip at Hero Arts with my mom and then we continued south to spend a few days in Monterey, California! I lived in Monterey when I was a young child and have fond memories of spending hours each week in the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium! So that was a must-see on our trip and thirty years later it did not disappoint! When I saw the March My Monthly Hero kit my mind was immediately drawn to the tank die...and it reminded me of the huge kelp forest tank at the aquarium.

The exhibit is a HUGE vertical tank with natural growing kelp and plant life throughout. So I decided to turn the kit die on its side to create a similar vertical look and here's what I created!

To start I die-cut the tank die from Hero Hues Pitch Black cardstock and set it aside. Next I blended a piece of Hero Hues Dove White cardstock using the gorgeous Reactive Inks included in the kit!  I started in the bottom left with Blue Water, then Sea Glass, and finally Sea Salt in the top right corner. The Sea Salt ink mostly toned down the Sea Glass ink creating this gorgeous light teal shade! Once the panel was dry I splattered it with water to lift some of the ink and create lots of bubbles!

Once the panel was dry I stamped the school of fish several times with Versafine to create a big swirl. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine and heat-embossed both with Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder. Finally I adhered the tank die vertically oriented over my card panel and adhered that to a white card base! It's simple, but striking, and I'm positive my mom will love it as a reminder our of trip! :) 

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

Good luck!

263 Responses

Gael Guerard

Gael Guerard

April 03, 2019

I loved your aquarium and jellyfish cards! I would love to see you do a video of making them!

Barbara Huyck

Barbara Huyck

March 28, 2019

Just breathtaking, I love the colors of the water and the fish. Very inspiring to me I am new to stamping. Makes me feel I can do this!

Linda Huntsman

Linda Huntsman

March 16, 2019

I grew up in Santa Cruz and this kit brought back fond memories of my exploring the tide pools and beaches.

Elaine

Elaine

March 13, 2019

Love your card! It’s so calming, like the ocean. Scene building is tough for me but you made it look achievable. Thank you for sharing this beauty!

 Mary Galgon

Mary Galgon

March 05, 2019

Really like this!

jacqueline smith

jacqueline smith

March 05, 2019

Looking forward to this kit! The cards I’ve seen in the count down are amazing and creatives. I’m wondering how it would pair up with the mermaid kit from last summer…

Marcy Calhoun

Marcy Calhoun

March 05, 2019

What an original idea. I loved the blue
It did remind me of ocean waters. Anyone would love receiving your card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Virginia Pender

Virginia Pender

March 05, 2019

Love this theme, especially with fame like die cut! Thanks for posting.

Leona Barnes

Leona Barnes

March 05, 2019

I love your card it is gorgeous, the minimal colors really make the background pop!

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

March 04, 2019

Love these stamps and the dies are great!

Sharon Howell

Sharon Howell

March 04, 2019

Great card. Love this kit!

Ruth Dupchen

Ruth Dupchen

March 04, 2019

This is a wonderful kit!

Kathy r

Kathy r

March 04, 2019

What a fabulous match to the aquarium. Colors are perfect and the movement depicted is mesmerizing.

Lynn

Lynn

March 04, 2019

I really think the die looks great turned on its side. Good idea! Great card and not too hard!!!

Linda Kepler

Linda Kepler

March 04, 2019

Absolutely stunning . . .

Mary Beth DeMilia

Mary Beth DeMilia

March 04, 2019

Amazing card! You have captured the aquarium creatively! The reactive inks really make the water look realistic!

Yoo-Rah

Yoo-Rah

March 04, 2019

My favorite aquarium and its been too long since I visited. You’re beautiful card brought me right back to it.

Jane Graham

Jane Graham

March 04, 2019

Wow! I love all the sharing of ideas. Exciting to see fresh ideas.

Cori moses

Cori moses

March 04, 2019

I love the blended background makes this card really special

Shari James

Shari James

March 04, 2019

I grew lived in Carmel and Monterey when I was young too. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a wonderful place. Your card surely reminds me of that wonderful place. Very striking card!

Donna Thielker

Donna Thielker

March 04, 2019

Your card is absolutely amazing!

Bessie Phillips

Bessie Phillips

March 04, 2019

Wow! How impressive! What a great job. Love this card, I want to try this

karan

karan

March 04, 2019

Love the card! Great idea to turn on the side!

Carol

Carol

March 04, 2019

Love this idea. Such a neat card. :-)

Mateja P

Mateja P

March 04, 2019

Beautiful inspiration and finishe card :)

Lourdes

Lourdes

March 04, 2019

Loving that school of fish!!!

Rebecca

Rebecca

March 04, 2019

Beautiful

Laurie Pickerel

Laurie Pickerel

March 04, 2019

Love your card! Just beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

Deborah LeMarbre

Deborah LeMarbre

March 04, 2019

Excited this is beautiful

Janice Magilton

Janice Magilton

March 04, 2019

Love it, very clever.
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Krystal Showalter

Krystal Showalter

March 04, 2019

Oh, I love this card! It is gorgeous. One of my husband and I’s favorite things to do together is visit aquariums and you captured the feeling perfectly in this card.

Sonya

Sonya

March 04, 2019

Everything in the kit looks awesome. Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Kim Dorval

Kim Dorval

March 04, 2019

I just love the blue colors for the background. I’m excited these will be in the kit. I really like the black contrast with the blues too.

Breina Burgin

Breina Burgin

March 04, 2019

I’m so glad for this kit! I’ve some fun birthday cards planned for this one!

Cathy R

Cathy R

March 04, 2019

Just beautiful. So tranquil

Margie

Margie

March 04, 2019

Love the simplicity of thud card…looks great

Rebecca H.

Rebecca H.

March 04, 2019

Isn’t it amazing that the tank pictures and the new kit have such similarities as your picture. Aquariums are a favorite of mine large or small. I had the fortune to live in San Diego area for many years and enjoyed all the great animal parks,zoos and sea life. Your back ground just really makes this card. The schooling fish add realism to the scene perfect look.

Jane

Jane

March 04, 2019

Heaven underwater…Schools of fish that catch the eye like little glims of stars…

Autumn Groomes

Autumn Groomes

March 04, 2019

Looks amazing! I am just getting into card making but this will be perfect for scrapbook layouts.

Diane

Diane

March 04, 2019

This is going to be so cool to make cards with this kit! I can’t wait to receive my kit!!!!

Henriétte

Henriétte

March 04, 2019

Awesome card Jess and I love that the card has a story behind it. Thank you so much for sharing.

rpm1367

rpm1367

March 04, 2019

GORGEOUS! I love everything about this card!

Beth Canary-Lee

Beth Canary-Lee

March 04, 2019

What a creative way to use the tank die! Can’t wait to see the whole kit. Thanks for sharing your creative idea with us.

Leanne S

Leanne S

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card & best kit of all.

Carol Q

Carol Q

March 04, 2019

What a stunning card! The colors on the background are a beautiful color combination.

Georgie P

Georgie P

March 04, 2019

The school of fish create a great feeling of life and movement. Another really great card!

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

March 04, 2019

Oh my!!! This card is really breathless!!! Fabulous colouring!!!

Helen

Helen

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card Jess. Love the black with the blue and it certainly looks like a real aquarium. Fabulous kit xxx

Evelyn Koll

Evelyn Koll

March 04, 2019

How I love these serene colors :-)

K. Eley

K. Eley

March 04, 2019

Love how you decided to turn the die!! Monterey and the Aquarium are so amazing. Would love to go back someday and this kit makes me think of those areas as well! Yay! Only hours left till reveal time!!!!

Karen L K

Karen L K

March 04, 2019

I really like the silhouette look over that nice background! The aquarium in Monterey is a great one.

Gina Mongenel

Gina Mongenel

March 04, 2019

This kit looks amazing! I can hardly wait to see the full kit and add on’s tomorrow!

Laura

Laura

March 04, 2019

Love the school of fishes.

Jenny Kihlberg

Jenny Kihlberg

March 04, 2019

I love that you showed us your inspiration for this card. I love how this die work vertically as well as horizontally. I also love the colours and how the black really pops up from the background. Lovely card!

lee

lee

March 04, 2019

What a lovely depiction of the kelp tank at the aquarium! Beautiful card!

Amy Lombardo

Amy Lombardo

March 04, 2019

Jessica,
This card is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Carol Tidrow

Carol Tidrow

March 04, 2019

Love your ink blending – beautiful card

Viveca V.

Viveca V.

March 04, 2019

I love visiting aquariums, and Monterey Bay is a favorite. I went on a date there with the man who became my husband. We have been married for 23 years. This card made me smile. I really like the school of fish you created by repeat stamping. Thanks for evoking a wonderful memory with your card.

Angela Myhre

Angela Myhre

March 04, 2019

Gorgeous!!!

Michele

Michele

March 04, 2019

I love the black background aquarium, feels like an underwater window ! Perfect on a snowy night!

Juana Vega

Juana Vega

March 04, 2019

The inks in the kit look very promising, look great used here.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

March 04, 2019

Wow, beautiful card!

Cassie

Cassie

March 04, 2019

I would have never thought to use the die sideways, and it works so perfectly! The background is absolutely gorgeous with those reactive inks, and it looks just like a scene from an aquarium!

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

March 04, 2019

I loved the aquarium style card….cant wait to play with the reactive inks.

Claudia N

Claudia N

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card!! Love the cover plate die!! So excited for the full reveal!

Karin W

Karin W

March 04, 2019

What a beautiful card! I love the underground feel and a great job on creating the school of fish!

Jessica Colie

Jessica Colie

March 04, 2019

This card is stunning! I love your source of inspiration! The simplicity of the color palette works very well. I feel like I’m looking at an actual tank despite the images only being silhouettes.
The school of fish is a great touch too.
Fantastic card and kit.

Deb Selby

Deb Selby

March 04, 2019

This is going to be a great kit.

Ashley Shaffer

Ashley Shaffer

March 04, 2019

jess i love the turned on its side thing you did!

Carrie Penner

Carrie Penner

March 04, 2019

Loving the tank die! Thanks for sharing!

Marsha Segard

Marsha Segard

March 04, 2019

I really loved the shading and the placement of the fish school. Wonderful card!

Callie

Callie

March 04, 2019

Stunning! I love the swirl of fish and your use of the reactive inks.

Melinda Stearns

Melinda Stearns

March 04, 2019

Holy wow, this is amazing!

Phoebe Karr

Phoebe Karr

March 04, 2019

After this card I’m really loving the set. I love reflective inked background colors. And how it appears I am looking deep into the ocean.

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

March 04, 2019

The silhouettes are wonderful on this card. Love the swoop and swirl of the schools of fish! Can’t wait to get my kit home.

Dot Norman

Dot Norman

March 04, 2019

Anxious to make this card.

Margaret Montgomery

Margaret Montgomery

March 04, 2019

What a great idea to use the die in the portrait position. Your school of fish looks very dramatic. Great card.

Sudhamathi Muthu

Sudhamathi Muthu

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card Jess… your beautiful card shows your fond memories… love you have used the reactive ink to create stunning background…realistic overloaded in this card….

Thersha Lewis

Thersha Lewis

March 04, 2019

Lovely card! I love how Your inspiration for your card left you with such fond memories and still impresses you today (after 30 years)! I’ve never been to this aquarium and now I’ve added to my must see list.

Melissa

Melissa

March 04, 2019

I love the movement of this card! Beautiful job!

Anne Bennett

Anne Bennett

March 04, 2019

The blending is beautiful! We visited Monterey in July of 2018 and I got to visit the aquarium for the first time. It was such an amazing place! The kelp forest tank was mesmerizing.

Wendy Brooks

Wendy Brooks

March 04, 2019

It’s very mesmerizing, you really did an amazing job mimicking the aquarium!

Machell

Machell

March 04, 2019

I’m getting more excited with each posting! Thank you, such a cute card!!

Carrie C.

Carrie C.

March 04, 2019

Gorgeous card! Really looking forward to seeing this kit & the add-on’s!

Sharron Gregory

Sharron Gregory

March 04, 2019

We were fortunate to be able to visit the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in 2017—so many awesome displays! Love how you recreated the look so well!!

Evelyn Larson

Evelyn Larson

March 04, 2019

I want to make this card, its just beautiful.

Jess Yuan

Jess Yuan

March 04, 2019

Hurrah for the Monterey Bay Aquarium! I love your school of sardines!

Stacy L

Stacy L

March 04, 2019

I love all the little fish. It really does look like an aquarium. Fantastic job.

Flo

Flo

March 04, 2019

Can’t wait to see the whole kit tomorrow. Love this card. It looks a lot like the picture.

Anna Rodgers

Anna Rodgers

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card, filled with creativity, as always! Your skills are so inspiring, Jess! Thanks for sharing your talent! God bless!

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

March 04, 2019

I love the way you created movement of the school of fish… Definitely feels like we are looking right into an aquarium!

Sheri Weems

Sheri Weems

March 04, 2019

Wow! You make it sound so easy! Amazing….

Susan Pezza

Susan Pezza

March 04, 2019

I love this card! Our son, daughter-in-law and fourteen month old granddaughter came home to Maryland from Wilmington, NC for a long weekend visit, a very nice surprise, too. On Saturday we all went to the Baltimore Aquarium since our daughter-in-law and granddaughter had never been and the aquarium here is much larger than Fort Fisher outside of Wilmington. Your card reminded me of some of the tanks we saw and this kit will help me with a mini album I’ll be making of our trip, so thank you for sharing another great card!!

Stefanie White

Stefanie White

March 04, 2019

Wow! Awesome card, the colors are stunning against the black accents!
karenajo

karenajo

March 04, 2019

Yes, a very striking card ! Love so many of the elements that I have seen in this kit so far and love that you were able to create a fond memory from all of it. Thanks for sharing !

K Kraft

K Kraft

March 04, 2019

Beautiful! Love the swirl of fish!

KerrynM

KerrynM

March 04, 2019

Gorgeous card. Love all the fishes

Colleen Pepper

Colleen Pepper

March 04, 2019

Love the calm soothing feel of this card.

Miriam Prantner

Miriam Prantner

March 03, 2019

This is so pretty I love the swoop of that school of fish!

Karen Lingel

Karen Lingel

March 03, 2019

I love that kelp tank at Monterey Bay Aquarium! Watching the schools of sardines is sooo relaxing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Laura Jean

Laura Jean

March 03, 2019

I can’t wait to receive his kit!!!

Nancy Dempsey

Nancy Dempsey

March 03, 2019

What a great memory!
Your card is beautiful and I love the unique way you used the die.

Katherine Briggs

Katherine Briggs

March 03, 2019

Beautiful! Love the depth.

Wendy Lambert

Wendy Lambert

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! The background is just stunning and it captures the moment so perfectly!

Rebecca Attwood

Rebecca Attwood

March 03, 2019

Such a gorgeous card – I love the movement created by the shape of the school of fish swirled across the card.

Pamela Heck

Pamela Heck

March 03, 2019

Love, Love ,Love this one. Basic two color card.

Anna Dowdy

Anna Dowdy

March 03, 2019

Absolutely beautiful ❤️

Charlene Cisler

Charlene Cisler

March 03, 2019

I love how you put the tank die on its side! I don’t know that I would have thought to do that myself. Great card.

Stephanie B

Stephanie B

March 03, 2019

When I saw the thumbnail of the card my first thought was of the big tank in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, then I opened the blog. Needless to say, you NAILED it! Haha! Well done! I can’t wait to get my fins on this kit!

Toni L

Toni L

March 03, 2019

Wonderful card—clever to turn the tank on its side to get the effect. BRAVO!

Ana Korban

Ana Korban

March 03, 2019

Wow! I’m really loving this kit! This card shows just how versatile this kit really is. Love this card!!

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

March 03, 2019

This is my favorite of all the examples. Can’t wait to CASE it.

Ashley Lacroix

Ashley Lacroix

March 03, 2019

Wow! What a stunning card! Love the ocean, makes me want to go there

Diana Wearley

Diana Wearley

March 03, 2019

The die totally works on its side! Thanks for sharing more ways than one for using it. I love the ink colors and am really looking forward to this kit!

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

March 03, 2019

Wow, your card is really evocative of the kelp tank – it’s beautiful!

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

March 03, 2019

This card is gorgeous! I just love those blues and how you turned the die on its side.

Karen M

Karen M

March 03, 2019

So pretty with the blue bubbly background and the black fishes!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

March 03, 2019

fabulous design! can’t wait to see the full kit!

Andrea B

Andrea B

March 03, 2019

I love the idea of using the die vertically, and that swirling school of fish definitely grabs my eye. Gorgeous card! I can’t wait to see the whole kit tomorrow!

Melanie Wegner

Melanie Wegner

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card. I always like to see what you create. Looking forward to the release. Thank you.

Toni F

Toni F

March 03, 2019

Wonderful colors. Anxious to see the reveal.

Heather Broadnax

Heather Broadnax

March 03, 2019

The die cuts are gorgeous!

Bernay Brumbaugh

Bernay Brumbaugh

March 03, 2019

Wowzers! If that doesn’t hit the aquarium spot! Great job!!!!

Michelle Montemurro

Michelle Montemurro

March 03, 2019

Love the blue with the black for the underwater view of fish. Very pretty.

Julie L

Julie L

March 03, 2019

My fav card of the sneak peeks—I also love Monterey Bay and the world-class aquarium.

Jaclyn Watler

Jaclyn Watler

March 03, 2019

I love the ethereal vibe I’m getting from this card. Simply gorgeous.

Laura s

Laura s

March 03, 2019

The background is beautifully blended and I love the contrast of the black frame and elements. Well done!

Cha Lion

Cha Lion

March 03, 2019

What a fantastic card! Love the school of fish and the combination of the inks for the background! Tfs

Tess Redel

Tess Redel

March 03, 2019

OMG! I love all the cards using this kit, but Jess, this card takes my breath away. The color blending you did with the reactive inks is stunning. I also love how you repeated the stamp of the fish to make the big swirling school of fish. This card is amazing!

Sam Burnett

Sam Burnett

March 03, 2019

This is just awesome Jess..such beautiful colors. Looking forward to trying these reactive inks!!

Sandi R

Sandi R

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card. Thank you for providing the steps taken to make this card.

beverly robinson

beverly robinson

March 03, 2019

Stunning card, Jessica! Love the colors and the design. Waiting for Monday.

Bo

Bo

March 03, 2019

Love it! the school of fish remind me when we used to go boating and dropping anchor and just sitting back and watching all the life beneath the water. So cool.

Sandy Dayhoff

Sandy Dayhoff

March 03, 2019

Ohhh, I love this – it’s so calming! I think that little school of fish is going to be my favorite image in this kit! BUT, I haven’t seen it all yet!

Natalie Winterstein

Natalie Winterstein

March 03, 2019

Lovely card! Very soothing and peaceful! :)

LaNell Taylor

LaNell Taylor

March 03, 2019

This is a beautiful card!!!

Liz O

Liz O

March 03, 2019

We love marine creatures around here, visiting aquariums is a favorite past time of ours. Love the clever way you created the window tank using the die. Thanks for the inspiration Jess!

IRENE PAGE

IRENE PAGE

March 03, 2019

Thank you for describing how you achieved the backgound. I ope te schooof fish is included in the kit. Beautiful card.

jessica kerr

jessica kerr

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous scene building, such a realistic setting

Kendra

Kendra

March 03, 2019

This turned out great! It really worked well to turn the die like that. Thanks for the idea.

Shirley Johnson

Shirley Johnson

March 03, 2019

Beautiful. Love it. Thanks for sharing

Terri

Terri

March 03, 2019

What a beautiful card. I love the reactive colors that are coming in this kit. You did a fabulous job and I can’t wait get my hands on this one!

Deborah Ziadie

Deborah Ziadie

March 03, 2019

Stunning card! Can’t wait to create with this kit!

Lynnea Hollendonner

Lynnea Hollendonner

March 03, 2019

This is gorgeous! Truly reminds me of an aquarium!!

Pat vanderwolf

Pat vanderwolf

March 03, 2019

Love the sea blue colors.

Mirella

Mirella

March 03, 2019

So pretty! That background is beautiful.

Jeanette Butler

Jeanette Butler

March 03, 2019

Love the scene you’ve created with the schools of fish and the way you’ve got the light to shine down through the water

Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.

March 03, 2019

Great idea to rotate the die. Love that school of fish!

Charlanne

Charlanne

March 03, 2019

Love the inspiration photo and your card. The schooling fish are wonderful.

Tara Rahemat

Tara Rahemat

March 03, 2019

This really feels like being underwater! What a great card :D

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

March 03, 2019

love the blue and the water looks so real!

Heidi Varden

Heidi Varden

March 03, 2019

This is my favorite card so far from this kit. So beautiful! I can’t wait to get my kit!

Anne-Laure B

Anne-Laure B

March 03, 2019

Beautiful Jessica ! Your card is wonderful. I love the souvenir you shared with us, and the contrast between the black and the blue are great ! Love it. :)

kren@gmail.com

kren@gmail.com

March 03, 2019

Love this! That school of fish is loved by this ex-teacher..

Aimee Gill

Aimee Gill

March 03, 2019

OMG. This card is awesome. My favorite thus far. I’m so in love with this kit.

Lisa Byers

Lisa Byers

March 03, 2019

This card is so cool!! I love the black against the blue.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

March 03, 2019

Great card

Diane Hanover

Diane Hanover

March 03, 2019

I love this card!!! It is my favorite, such a beautiful card.

Scarlett Theron Rush

Scarlett Theron Rush

March 03, 2019

Wow! That is sooooo clever! :D

Sue McRae

Sue McRae

March 03, 2019

Love the look of the black against the colorful background!

Debi Walton

Debi Walton

March 03, 2019

Beautiful work Jess. Our family has a real love of Monterey Bay Aquarium as well. Thanks for your interpretation of the Kelp Forrest Tank.
Love silhouette cards and I can’t wait to be able to play with this kit.

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used for the water, and the silhouette images look fabulous! This is bound to become one of my favorite kits to date! I’m so inspired from these beautiful samples!

Barb S

Barb S

March 03, 2019

You’ve captured the aquarium look and feel exactly! Beautiful card ❤️

LillyDee

LillyDee

March 03, 2019

Wow, it looks like the original tank! Beautiful!

Jane Mcbee

Jane Mcbee

March 03, 2019

That card is stunning. The bubble effect is terrific.

heidi Larsen

heidi Larsen

March 03, 2019

Love it!!!

Marsha Stehle

Marsha Stehle

March 03, 2019

Fantastic card! Love the blue and black together!

Kathleen Dippner

Kathleen Dippner

March 03, 2019

Great scene card!! Love everything about it!

Debby Jensen

Debby Jensen

March 03, 2019

Love this kit and if I don’t win, I think I will have to buy it!!

Debby Jensen

Debby Jensen

March 03, 2019

Love this kit and if I don’t win, I think I will have to buy it!!

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

March 03, 2019

WOW, that’s really a cool idea, Jessica. Love your background. Thanks for the creative idea.

Darlene

Darlene

March 03, 2019

Hi Jess. Perfect ending for the kit peeks. Thanks a bunch.

Joan

Joan

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! Can’t wait to get my hands on the reactive inks that come in the kit. They make gorgeous backgrounds and when combined with the black….stunning!

Gina McCarty

Gina McCarty

March 03, 2019

Great card. You did an awesome job recreating the tank exhibit. Love those little fishes.

DonnaA

DonnaA

March 03, 2019

Oh my, I can actually feel the current of the water! Great representation of the kelp forest tank Jess!

Mindy Eggen

Mindy Eggen

March 03, 2019

so stunningly gorgeous!!!! can’t wait to try the reactive inks!

Leslie Birdsall

Leslie Birdsall

March 03, 2019

I love the sense of movement you have created with this card! Beautiful!

Michele W

Michele W

March 03, 2019

Love the look of a vertical tank with your swirl of fish. Such a fun card and done in an orientation I would not have thought to use. Thanks for sharing!

SarahC

SarahC

March 03, 2019

Beautiful. Makes you feel like your surrounded by glass looking at the fish. Just beautiful.

Celeste Cassino

Celeste Cassino

March 03, 2019

I love, love, love this card! Hero Arts, take my money! You have done it again!

Alysia A

Alysia A

March 03, 2019

This is beautiful

Celeste Cassino

Celeste Cassino

March 03, 2019

I love, love, love this!!! Hero Arts, take my money!!! You have done it again!

Barbara W Howell

Barbara W Howell

March 03, 2019

Jess, Your aquarium looks amazing. Thanks for sharing

Ang

Ang

March 03, 2019

Love, love, love it!

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous card.

Laurie Meier

Laurie Meier

March 03, 2019

You definitely captured the feel of the kelp forest tank with your card. I love the way you used the die in a vertical, creative way. Awesome card!

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

March 03, 2019

Such a beautiful card!

Melanie Parnell

Melanie Parnell

March 03, 2019

Such a great idea. I am in love with this month’s kit.

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the
inspiration and how you
used the die.
Carla from Utah

Kristine T

Kristine T

March 03, 2019

I can’t wait for this kit – my daughter is a future marine biologist, and I can only imagine lots of possibilities of things I can make for her!

V

V

March 03, 2019

I love this card and I love the tie it has to a memory it has for you! Well done!

kathleen dumpert

kathleen dumpert

March 03, 2019

Very pretty background created and I hope we get a variety of colors in these new reactive inks!

Lauren

Lauren

March 03, 2019

That reactive ink looks so cool! This is gorgeous!

Lynne

Lynne

March 03, 2019

The school of fish is terrific. A very clever use of the stamp/die.

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

March 03, 2019

What an awesome scene this is!! Beautiful card :)

Elaine C

Elaine C

March 03, 2019

Wow, what an amazing card! Love the gorgeous blue colors with the black frame die. Can’t wait to see the whole kit release!

Cynthia O

Cynthia O

March 03, 2019

Love the scene you have created with the kelp forest inspiration. Great colors & the school of fish are perfect.

Hannah Joy

Hannah Joy

March 03, 2019

I love the contrast in this card, very stunning!

Gale Thompson

Gale Thompson

March 03, 2019

What a unique idea! So rich and vibrant!

Joni Mastronardi

Joni Mastronardi

March 03, 2019

Wow this card is amazing!

Melissa Ringnalda

Melissa Ringnalda

March 03, 2019

I love the use of a few colors to bring this kit to life.

Joy Baldwin

Joy Baldwin

March 03, 2019

Great job thinking outside the box! Great card.

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

March 03, 2019

Amazing scene!! Looks like this kit is all about the ocean creatures!!

SUSIE NICHOLS

SUSIE NICHOLS

March 03, 2019

My favorite card from this release! I love the aquarium die!

Louise Coviello

Louise Coviello

March 03, 2019

Such a sweet idea to make this card for your Mum. I love the blue background against the black. Looking forward to seeing these new ink cubes.

Lisa

Lisa

March 03, 2019

I love this card! Those inks look amazing! And I love that you turned the die cut on it’s side. Looks great!

Mindy Drummond

Mindy Drummond

March 03, 2019

I love that you could re-create a memory for you and your Mom with this card Jessica, it’s awesome! I am getting so excited about this kit and can’t wait to see the full reveal tomorrow. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Shari Czerwinski

Shari Czerwinski

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous blue! Love this die cut <3

Diane Bakehouse

Diane Bakehouse

March 03, 2019

I like how you thought outside the “tank” and turned it around. I love the colours, the swirl, and the whole kit.

Karen L Hetherington

Karen L Hetherington

March 03, 2019

Turning the die around still looks great. I would not have thought this.I love your card.

Andre M.

Andre M.

March 03, 2019

Your card is a lovely replica of the inspiration photo. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Jackie S

Jackie S

March 03, 2019

Love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing.

Lindar C

Lindar C

March 03, 2019

Such a pretty card. When I look at it I feel less stress.

Susan R K

Susan R K

March 03, 2019

Can’t wait for the complete MMH kit. Missed out on purchasing a prior ocean themed MMH, can’t wait for the complete MMH kit reveal. Thanks Hero Arts. Jessica your card truly invokes the aquarium…beautiful.

Elaine Wood

Elaine Wood

March 03, 2019

beautiful card reminds me of my trip the the Marlborough sounds, looking forward to the release

CaroleRenn

CaroleRenn

March 03, 2019

Awesome card and I’m so glad you used the fancy die in the vertical orientation it looks lovely that way too. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

March 03, 2019

I LOVE this card! What a beautiful and creative idea! The MB Aquarium is one of my favorite places to visit, and I definitely see your inspiration in this card.

Gilda Brooms

Gilda Brooms

March 03, 2019

This is card came together so beautifully!! Bravo!!

Gilda Brooms

Gilda Brooms

March 03, 2019

This is card came together so beautifully!! Bravo!!

Beatrice

Beatrice

March 03, 2019

Amazing card! These card’s remind me of a underwater walk in
Bermuda with my husband that we also feed the fish’s that
we would of loved to do again. Unfortunately I am on reverse
isolation since I’m now immune compromised and home bound!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

March 03, 2019

This looks awesome! :) Love this kit and can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Gilda Brooms

Gilda Brooms

March 03, 2019

This is card came together so beautifully!! Bravo!!

Kellie

Kellie

March 03, 2019

What a lovely way to recreate a special memory. Like the vertical placement of the die. 🐠🐬🐳💙

Shelley

Shelley

March 03, 2019

Nice background story! Your card turned out wonderful. I especially love the swirling schools of fish! I can’t wait to get this kit. All of the cards have been wonderful and have really shown the versatility of the kit. I’ve not used reactive inks yet so this should be a fun project to try them out with.

Liz

Liz

March 03, 2019

I’m new to Hero arts. I found you through creative bug! Love the hues of blue💙

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

March 03, 2019

I love the story and your card; it is a beautiful recreation of the scene you love.

Cheryl Phillips

Cheryl Phillips

March 03, 2019

Great job recreating the photo from the aquarium. I am going to have lots of fun with this kit! I’m sure your Mom will love the card!

Brooke Shull

Brooke Shull

March 03, 2019

I love this card. The idea and colors are so pretty.

DeniseP

DeniseP

March 03, 2019

LOVE this card…I can’t wait to see the whole thing. I think it’s going to be one I have to have.

Brenda

Brenda

March 03, 2019

This card is stunning!!

Anne Hudgens

Anne Hudgens

March 03, 2019

I have been to the aquarium in Monterey and this is fabulously created!
Just beautiful!

Maria

Maria

March 03, 2019

Such a versatile card and gorgeous card!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

March 03, 2019

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors and design.
Thanks so much for sharing…

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

March 03, 2019

I love the background you created. The water splattered does look like bubbles. The choice of black die cuts make the background even brighter. There’s a lot in this month’s kit.

Veronica Griffin

Veronica Griffin

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous card!!! I love the blue inks with the black images.

Rachel

Rachel

March 03, 2019

Another beautiful card. Using the frame cut sideways give a whole new perspective.

Joyce Soo Hoo

Joyce Soo Hoo

March 03, 2019

Jess
Wonderful card. I love the Monterey Aquarium.

Sue Manning

Sue Manning

March 03, 2019

I am totally in love with the teal color, as well as those adorable fish!
Beautiful card.

Jasmin Winnie

Jasmin Winnie

March 03, 2019

Those reactive inks look like they are fun to use. The underwater scene is certainly set!

Tanna lohouse

Tanna lohouse

March 03, 2019

This is so beautiful!! Love the idea behind the card!!

Anne Snelgrove

Anne Snelgrove

March 03, 2019

Oh my goodness, Jessica!
Love the colors of this card and also the way you turned it on its side making the orientation vertical! Looking forward to this kit and I’m definitely using your card as inspiration! I have spent many happy hours at our aquarium here in Charleston SC with my grandson (even though it is much smaller than the one in Monterey) and I know he would love a card similar to this one.

Joyce Soo Hoo

Joyce Soo Hoo

March 03, 2019

Jess
Wonderful card. I love the Monterey Aquarium.

Joanne W

Joanne W

March 03, 2019

Love the design and reminds me of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

GabriellaB

GabriellaB

March 03, 2019

I love the swimming fish

marylouh

marylouh

March 03, 2019

It is hard to believe that someone can get the depth
to a stamped piece that the first one has. If
anyone can do it, it would be Jessica.
Fantastic cards. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda Reiley Clark

Linda Reiley Clark

March 03, 2019

I love this card, so I’m sure I’ll love this set. My mother volunteered at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for 25 years, so I know it well. You’ve captured it beautifully!

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

March 03, 2019

Love that look and thanks for the photo of the inspiration. That looks awesome. Can’t wait for this kit. Thanks for the ideas.

Rita Maria Castillo

Rita Maria Castillo

March 03, 2019

Simply stunning! I love the water effects with the inks, such a realistic scene. Well done, Jess! This kit is a must-have!

Christine E

Christine E

March 03, 2019

GREAT job bringing your scene to life!

Roberta S.

Roberta S.

March 03, 2019

Love this card Jess. The ink cubes also caught my attention. I would love to win this kit. Thank you hero arts for the opportunity.

Kimberly T.

Kimberly T.

March 03, 2019

I love how the tank die was used vertically. It’s a great look. I can’t wait to see this kit!

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

March 03, 2019

I love how you showed that the aquarium die works vertical as well as horizontal! The colors are so oceany!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

March 03, 2019

Love this fun idea for recreating the Monterey Bay Aquarium look! Your card id amazing. Thanks for sharing your awesome idea!!

Kailash

Kailash

March 03, 2019

Such a pretty scene!

Ann K.

Ann K.

March 03, 2019

Love the look… the water effect is beautiful.

Christy Erickson

Christy Erickson

March 03, 2019

It makes you feel like you’re really at the Aquarium ! Love it !

Louise Horner

Louise Horner

March 03, 2019

This vertical tank is awesome! Thanks for sharing your terrific story! My heart is a-flutter for the sweetness of your time with your Mom and then reliving it with this MMH Kit.

Janna Doyscher

Janna Doyscher

March 03, 2019

Love this card! Simply beautiful!

Ana Tv

Ana Tv

March 03, 2019

So Pretty

Hanh

Hanh

March 03, 2019

Wow! Such a simple but beautiful card! Love the black cardstock and that school of fish stamp (… I can already tell that that stamp is going to be my favorite!) What a brilliant idea to turn the Aquarium die onto its side!

Christine H

Christine H

March 03, 2019

I LOVE this card! I LOVE this kit! It will even make me look like an artist!

Sue D

Sue D

March 03, 2019

Love how you replicated the tank from the Monterey Bay aquarium.

Stephanie Z

Stephanie Z

March 03, 2019

Love the look of your card – the fish looking like they are actually moving. Great job :)

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