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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short March 03, 2019 349 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 4th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the rest of the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this fabulous kit.

What another wonderful kit! I love underwater creatures and this kit has an abundance of them! I thought I would make a little under water scene that you could look through a window to see. I went with blues for the images so that it looked like it might be at night and you would only see the silhouettes. The darker silhouettes would be at the front, the lighter, further back.

Fintastic Friend by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by taking a panel of watercolour paper (I like using this for ink blending) and blended over the Reactive Sea Glass and Reactive Blue Water inks that are in the main kit. I then splattered on some water to create the reaction. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the elements from the main stamp. I stamped the coral at the front, as well as the turtle with Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then stamped the seaweed, fish and starfish with Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I used the Mini MISTI for this so that I could stamp them a couple of times. I did also add some more seaweed with the Soft Pool Shadow Ink but in the photo you cannot really see it, sadly. 

Fintastic Friend by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the sentiment from the main stamp set and stamped this on to the panel with Intense Black Ink for some contrast. The panel was added to the front of an A2 white card base. I then took a panel of white cardstock and die cut a Nesting Circle Infinity Die in to the top center. I added foam tape to the back of this piece and adhered it to the front of the card. 

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

Good luck!





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Pattie Duffy
Pattie Duffy

March 08, 2019

Just Beautiful!!!
Very serene. Wonderful way you captured, like being truly under the sea.
Thank you.

 Mary Galgon
Mary Galgon

March 05, 2019

Cute!

Leona Barnes
Leona Barnes

March 05, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous card!! I can not wait to get my kit and play!

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

March 04, 2019

This is a simple but elegant card. Can’t wait to get my kit!

April Paugh
April Paugh

March 04, 2019

This is a great idea. It looks like you are looking out a window in a sub or at a sea park under the water. Lovin it.

Lynn
Lynn

March 04, 2019

Nice card. The blue makes it look as though the elements are under water. Good idea.

Kathy r
Kathy r

March 04, 2019

What a seeet card that just invites you to open it up n look inside.

Gloria Rowden
Gloria Rowden

March 04, 2019

Under the sea is such a pretty place to be. Lots of variety with the add-one to make your own scene. Beautiful selection!

CORI moses
CORI moses

March 04, 2019

Wow this card is just elegant and simple. Love to try it out

Donna Thielker
Donna Thielker

March 04, 2019

Your card is fintastic!

Carol
Carol

March 04, 2019

Love the clean lines of this card. Very cool.

Laurie Pickerel
Laurie Pickerel

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the little turtle.

Kim Dorval
Kim Dorval

March 04, 2019

I’m such a fan of blue, so I just love the look of this one.

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

March 04, 2019

I love the clean look with the pop of color with the scene! So gorgeous!

Diane
Diane

March 04, 2019

This kit is going to be so much fun to make cards and have great results.
Very nice underwater scene.

Isabelle
Isabelle

March 04, 2019

Beautiful and elegant card.

Leanne S
Leanne S

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card!

Georgie P
Georgie P

March 04, 2019

Loving all the fishy puns!

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 04, 2019

What a nice little scene! I like sea creatures a lot too!

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 04, 2019

Love this card as well! Great use of light and dark images with the depth! I will have to keep that in mind. Can’t wait for the full reveal!!!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

March 04, 2019

Love this CAS card! Well done!

Laura
Laura

March 04, 2019

Pretty card, pretty colors too.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

March 04, 2019

I really like the Caribbean feeling you get from this card with the light blue colour of the ocean and the darker blue for everything else. Very pretty!

Lee
Lee

March 04, 2019

What a great design and sentiment! Love this set!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card. Love your color choices.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

March 04, 2019

Love this window card and the sentiment in it.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 04, 2019

Lovely card! Great CAS design!

Cassie
Cassie

March 04, 2019

This set is perfect for window cards. The backgrounds and sea critters are so fun, I can’t wait to start making summer cards with these.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

March 04, 2019

Such cute cards…love the ocean theme!

Jessica Colie
Jessica Colie

March 04, 2019

I love the blue silhouettes on the blue background. The whole card is simple but very effective.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 04, 2019

Another fabulous kit!

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

March 04, 2019

i have a port hole die set that would make a lovely card like this. love the inspiration!

Carrie Penner
Carrie Penner

March 04, 2019

Beautiful!

Phoebe Karr
Phoebe Karr

March 04, 2019

I love this set and how clean yet wondrous this card looks.

sandra
sandra

March 04, 2019

WOW!!! Its a beautiful card Miss. Michelle :)

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

March 04, 2019

This is a very serene card to me. I could look at this for quite a while. Very nice Michelle.

Margaret Montgomery
Margaret Montgomery

March 04, 2019

What a great card. Love the look you achieved with using the blue colours.

Melissa
Melissa

March 04, 2019

I really like this card. It’s so peaceful

Anne Bennett
Anne Bennett

March 04, 2019

Beautiful! I love the fish tank effect. Can’t wait for this kit!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

March 04, 2019

I love your card too! I’m so excited for his underwater themed kit!!!!

Linda C Crowder
Linda C Crowder

March 04, 2019

I love this new stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win! I am always wanting to learn something new, like your ink blending.

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

March 04, 2019

Lovely card design…looking forward to seeing the full kit & add-on’s.

Jess Yuan
Jess Yuan

March 04, 2019

These new reactive inks are lovely. Beautiful composition!

Stacy L
Stacy L

March 04, 2019

That turtle is so cute. Your card is fantastic!

Flo
Flo

March 04, 2019

Love this simple card. Looks great.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 04, 2019

This is a beautiful card, I think I can make this one and it would look pretty.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

March 04, 2019

I just want to swim with that turtle. Love!

K Kraft
K Kraft

March 04, 2019

So lovely!!!

KerrynM
KerrynM

March 04, 2019

Stunning card Michelle. Great background. The kit looks fabulous

Colleen Pepper
Colleen Pepper

March 04, 2019

Pretty scene, love the sea turtle.

karenajo
karenajo

March 04, 2019

Great card and love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing !

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

March 04, 2019

Your little turtle looks so sweet, Michelle! I have a weak spot for anything ocean related. I’m always mesmerized by the water. Looking forward to the full reveal,

Laura Jean
Laura Jean

March 03, 2019

I would love to use this set with the June 2018 kit.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

March 03, 2019

Love the “porthole” look. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

March 03, 2019

Very pretty card! and the background looks great! I love that you used kept kept the creatures blue because if you look down into the blue water, everything, including the fish and other sea creatures, generally looks generally looks blue! Great card! I love it!

Kimberlu Lee
Kimberlu Lee

March 03, 2019

So sweet!

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

I like the tone on tone background

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

I want this set!

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

This would be a wonderful just because card

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

March 03, 2019

Such an adorable card ❤️

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

I would love this for a birthday card

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

March 03, 2019

Awesome card. I love the shadow look used to make the other fish look further away.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

I love the simplicity of this

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

This makes me want to dive

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

I love the Caribbean and this card reminds me of it!

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

This looks like i’ looking out of a porthole

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

If only people could get along like the sea creatures that are in thkit

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

March 03, 2019

Such a beautiful, elegant card. Thanks for sharing.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

Can’t wait for this kit

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

March 03, 2019

Very clean and cool. Nicely done!

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

This would be great for my card group, not difficult for new stampers

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

This is simple elegance

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

I love the combination in this set

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 03, 2019

I love the sentiments

Pamela Heck
Pamela Heck

March 03, 2019

Love my hero arts stamps and dies. Can’t wait to see the new kit .

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

March 03, 2019

Such a simple but lovely card. The versatility of this set is fabulous.

Debby K Prutzman
Debby K Prutzman

March 03, 2019

I really like the blue tones for this card. Can hardly wait for the release of the kit.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

March 03, 2019

Love this card. The sentiment fits perfectly.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

March 03, 2019

Very nice clean and simple card.

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

March 03, 2019

Such a simple but lovely card! I am really looking forward to this kit!

Karen M
Karen M

March 03, 2019

I like the window idea that reminds me of an aquarium plus what a fun sentiment!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

March 03, 2019

just love this clean and simple design!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 03, 2019

This is such a pretty card – I love the sea theme of this kit!

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

March 03, 2019

Nifty card. Pretty scene; I love the white space.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

March 03, 2019

I feel as though I’m in the hull of a ship looking out a bulls-eye/porthole. I’ve got lots of ideas for using this kit

Heather Broadnax
Heather Broadnax

March 03, 2019

I love the sentiment on this card. Beautiful!

Toni F
Toni F

March 03, 2019

Like looking through a port hole at an aquarium..

Judith
Judith

March 03, 2019

Love what I’m seeing….it will be exciting to see the whole kit!

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

March 03, 2019

I love the silhouette look of this card. It’s fintastic ;)

Karen chester
Karen chester

March 03, 2019

That is the cutest little turtle. Anyone up for scuba diving in Hawaii? I can only dream.

Laura s
Laura s

March 03, 2019

Cute simple card. Love the window – like looking into an aquarium

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 03, 2019

Simple and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

March 03, 2019

My favorite of the Countdown cards so far, and think I’m going to love the sentiments in this month’s kit!!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

March 03, 2019

My favorite of the Countdown cards so far, and think I’m going to love the sentiments in this month’s kit!!

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

March 03, 2019

Simple and sweet. Reminds me of a porthole;)

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

March 03, 2019

Very simple sweet card! Fun kit.

Liz O
Liz O

March 03, 2019

We love marine creatures around here, and this kit is sure full of amazing images and fun sentiments. Thanks for the inspiration!

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

March 03, 2019

Awww the sentiment is so lovely

Kendra
Kendra

March 03, 2019

This card is adorable@ I love the look of an aquarium window.

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