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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Nichol Spohr March 02, 2019 426 Comments

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

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be sharing an aquarium card with you today featuring the My Monthly Hero March 2019 Kit. The die cut aquarium images were colored with Copic Markers and the solid fish, rock, fossil, and seaweed images were inked with dye inks, die cut, and assembled "inside" the aquarium.

The background of the aquarium was inked with Blue Water and Sea Glass Reactive Inks, spritzed with water from a Distress Sprayer, and set aside to air dry. The school of fish image from the main kit was stamped three times on the background using the Blue Water Reactive Ink.

The aquarium die from the Main Kit was die cut three times from smooth white cardstock.

One of the die cut aquarium frames was adhered over the background.

Images from the main kit were stamped with Hero Arts inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. The following ink color combinations were used for the fish and other images:

Jellyfish (pink/purple): Ultra Pink, Orchid, Passion Flower

Crab: Crimson, Red Royal

Orange Corral: Orange Soda, Crimson

Yellow Fish: Butter BarOrange Soda

Seaweed: Moss, Forever Green

Blue Fish: Cornflower, Reactive Blue Water

Sharks: Soft Granite

Rock: Wet Cement, Cup O'Joe

Most of the images were adhered directly to the background. Eyes were added with a black pen.

The top frame images were colored in with the following Copic Marker color combinations:

Leaves: G21, G24, G28

Seaweed: YG21, YG23, YG17

Red Coral: R35, R39

Orange Coral: YR04, YR09

Starfish:YR31, YR24

A piece of acetate was stamped with a sentiment from the main kit using White StazOn Ink and sandwiched between the remaining two frames with the colored frame on top. The rest of the fish were tucked into the top design and eyes were added to the remaining fish.

I hope this has inspired you to build a colorful, layered aquarium with the March My Monthly Hero kit!

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. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, March 4, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Mary Galgon
Mary Galgon

March 05, 2019

Love creativity!

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

March 04, 2019

Love all the bright colors.

Ruth Dupchen
Ruth Dupchen

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card.

Margery C
Margery C

March 04, 2019

Such a fantastic card! Love the underwater scene.

Cori moses
Cori moses

March 04, 2019

Wow this card is so impressive with all of the amazing colours used.

Donna Thielker
Donna Thielker

March 04, 2019

This is absolutely stunning, great fold and design!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

March 04, 2019

I love this aquarium! So much fun!

Diane
Diane

March 04, 2019

This kit is going to be so much fun to make cards and have great results.
This card looks very expensive only better than a card company card.

Debroh Murphy
Debroh Murphy

March 04, 2019

How exciting! An aquarium! I can see how this could be used in So many different ways. This will be an awesome addition to my stash!

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 04, 2019

Wow that is a great aquarium scene! Love this kit!

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 04, 2019

Stunning! Love all the colors and with that die…love!!! I’m so excited for this kit!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

March 04, 2019

Great inspiration! This kit is a must have!

Laura
Laura

March 04, 2019

Love your card Nichol, Love The color choices too. Amazing.

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

March 04, 2019

Very cute cards. I love all your colors.

Michele
Michele

March 04, 2019

Love this kit with all my favorite sealife characters and coral and especially the sentiments. Complete card making in one spot and a great breakaway from winter.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 04, 2019

Fun card, love how colourful it is!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

March 04, 2019

These are getting better and better…love them!!!

Carrie Penner
Carrie Penner

March 04, 2019

Just sooo excited to see the full kit! Your work is beautiful as always!

Anne Bennett
Anne Bennett

March 04, 2019

So pretty! The layers are just beautiful.

Jess Yuan
Jess Yuan

March 04, 2019

I love the colors of the corals and kelp.

Flo
Flo

March 04, 2019

Great scene card. Love all the colors.

K Kraft
K Kraft

March 04, 2019

Love the scene you created!!!

KerrynM
KerrynM

March 04, 2019

Love the card. Fabulous scene and great dimension

Colleen Pepper
Colleen Pepper

March 04, 2019

I really enjoyed looking into this scene and finding all the little elements that make it amazing.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 04, 2019

wow Nichol, just beautiful. love all the colors.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 04, 2019

Love the 3d aquarium look! And that fab sentiment!!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 03, 2019

wow Nichol, just beautiful. love all the colors.

karenajo
karenajo

March 03, 2019

Love your colorful aquarium creation from this fabulous new kit ! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your creativity !

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

March 03, 2019

This is by far my FAV!
The colors and stunning and the layers give it such depth – Fabulous!

Sure would love to win this for my friend :-)
Can’t wait to get this set end of week, so excited! Thank you for such great inspiration.

Pamela Hecl
Pamela Hecl

March 03, 2019

Great Job Nichol. You always have just great ideas.

Maggie E
Maggie E

March 03, 2019

I love the intricate details of the ocean scene and the brightly colored fish!

Heather Broadnax
Heather Broadnax

March 03, 2019

Love the colors!! Such a fun card.

Toni F
Toni F

March 03, 2019

Loved the little fish peeking through the sea grass.

Sue Small-Kreider
Sue Small-Kreider

March 03, 2019

Love all that I am “SEAing!”

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

March 03, 2019

Wow! Love your aquarium card Nichol!!

Laura s
Laura s

March 03, 2019

Beautiful use of the colors and all the elements of the new kit. So excited to see everything available

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

March 03, 2019

This card just makes me smile!

Liz O
Liz O

March 03, 2019

Love this colorful fish tank Nichol! This die is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kendra
Kendra

March 03, 2019

I love the look of your 3D aquarium look. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle Schonack
Michelle Schonack

March 03, 2019

I love this aquarium card, Nichol! It’s just beautiful. This looks like another amazing Hero Arts kit. I love seeing the cards you make with the kits.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

March 03, 2019

Love the fishies peeking out from the seaweed!

Pat vanderwolf
Pat vanderwolf

March 03, 2019

The tank die is so unique. Really pretty!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

March 03, 2019

Love the rainbow of fish and sea creatures!

Charlanne
Charlanne

March 03, 2019

Excellent aquarium. Love the sentiment ar a different level.

Diane Hanover
Diane Hanover

March 03, 2019

This is an amazing card, a lot of activity in it.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

March 03, 2019

Fabulous card!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 03, 2019

What a fantabulous aquarium! Perfect underwater scene!

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

March 03, 2019

Wowzer! This reminds me of the little mermaid! <3

LillyDee
LillyDee

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card!

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

March 03, 2019

I think my jaw is actually on the floor right now. This card is AMAZING!!! I’m so excited for this kit!!!!

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

March 03, 2019

Love every card made from this kit

Elaine C
Elaine C

March 03, 2019

Love your amazing card! It’s so colorful and the frame die makes it so unique.

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

March 03, 2019

What a stunning card! Love that it looks exactly like an aquarium!

Kristine T
Kristine T

March 03, 2019

What a beautiful creation!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 03, 2019

Ooh this one is so pretty!! What a cool aquarium! Awesome work! :)

Susan R K
Susan R K

March 03, 2019

What a lively card. Love it’s use of the aquarium die and all your great little fishies. Thanks for sharing.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 03, 2019

The aquarium frame die is cunning. The side windows really make it work. Your creatures are nicely placed. Great card!

Beatrice
Beatrice

March 03, 2019

This is another amazing aquarium card with a beautiful background and
colorful selection of fish!! I so love to own this kit to make colorful cards!!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 03, 2019

Love this card!! It’s so beautiful with all of the bright colors. Reminds me of the salt water tank I had years ago!!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

March 03, 2019

Nichol,
You make the most wonderful scene cards!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

March 03, 2019

Nichol,
You make the most wonderful scene cards!

Jasmin Winnie
Jasmin Winnie

March 03, 2019

Celebrating craft month!

Linda Reiley Clark
Linda Reiley Clark

March 03, 2019

I really love the aquarium feature of this kit. Your card is very cheerful—love it!

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

March 03, 2019

I love this card I stop scrolling on IG to admire it. Beautiful Nichol. I would love to win this kit. Thank you hero arts for the opportunity.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

March 03, 2019

I love the dimension the aquarium frame gives, and the fish peeking out of the seaweed fronds!

Janna Doyscher
Janna Doyscher

March 03, 2019

Love this card. It’s gonna be a great kit!

Michelle Antunes
Michelle Antunes

March 03, 2019

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the process and specifics on colors!

Christy Erickson
Christy Erickson

March 03, 2019

I love this. I’m so excited to get this kit. Hero Arts and you Designers are the best !

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

March 03, 2019

The list of colors used on this card is sooooo appreciated! The colors go so well together! Color decision-making is narrowed to general categories, and when my kit arrives, I just have to go through my stash and find a color family that works and start playing with my new MMH.

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

March 03, 2019

Nichol, this looks amazing! I love all of the die cut images and they show up so well on your card.

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card!

Hanh
Hanh

March 03, 2019

Awesome card! Love that Aquarium die and that school of fishes stamp!

Monica Wiechmann
Monica Wiechmann

March 03, 2019

Nicole,
Your work always inspires me.

Yvonne
Yvonne

March 03, 2019

Oh, this is so beautiful! The scene is so serene. I just want to be there! I especially love the school of fish in the background. Happy place!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

March 03, 2019

Wonderful card!

Marzee Carnes
Marzee Carnes

March 03, 2019

This is beautiful!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

March 03, 2019

Nichol, this is a beautiful card!! Thank you!!

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 03, 2019

The details of your post are a delight! I look forward to creating with this kit!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 03, 2019

Nichol, this is the perfect card for my grandson since he just set up his first aquarium. I love all the sea creatures you added. Your aquarium is full to the brim!

Yvonne Stein
Yvonne Stein

March 03, 2019

What a beautiful card. I love the die cut!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 03, 2019

Beautiful colors and details! Love the dimension! Looks like a fabulous kit!

Lee Winemiller Cockrum
Lee Winemiller Cockrum

March 03, 2019

I totally LOVE this aquarium idea!! Can’t wait to do this!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

March 03, 2019

Wow Nichol, this would be in a shadow frame for keeps! Your card is stunning and I love the fish peaking out from the grasses. This is stunning!

Sandi R
Sandi R

March 03, 2019

The beauty of this card is astounding. The colors are vibrant and amazing.

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

March 03, 2019

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

LBSue
LBSue

March 03, 2019

I love the aquarium look! Great color selections and placements!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

March 03, 2019

Great card and it looks like an equally great kit.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

March 03, 2019

This card is amazing! Love all of the colors. Also love that you have them eyes.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 03, 2019

Wow it’s so beautiful!! Love those yummy colors!

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

March 03, 2019

Fun. Fun. I have “under the sea” items in my stash but not aquarium. It’ll be fun to see how this kit will enhance and coordinate with other stamps I haven’t used for a while to create more watery scenes.

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

March 03, 2019

Fun. Fun. I have “under the sea” items in my stash but not aquarium. It’ll be fun to see how this kit will enhance and coordinate with other stamps I haven’t used for a while to create more watery scenes.

Mercedes M Rivera
Mercedes M Rivera

March 03, 2019

This is a beautiful card, and thank you very much for specifying all your materials.

Gerlinde Townsley
Gerlinde Townsley

March 03, 2019

Love all the sea elements in this! So colorful! Beautiful arrangement!

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

March 03, 2019

Oh my ! Your card is wonderful. Every time I look at it I see something else that I missed before. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Amy S
Amy S

March 03, 2019

Oh my gosh this is so clever! Great work

Lisa
Lisa

March 03, 2019

Your aquarium card is absolutely stunning! Such a clever die and a beautiful kit!

Becky Reynolds
Becky Reynolds

March 03, 2019

The layering and depth of this card is amazing. Nichol you always amaze me with your scene building and the time and detail you put into your scenes. I hope there is a video of this one somewhere. Hero Arts: this is yet another great monthly hero kit! I’m sure it will sell out fast!

Judy Conklin
Judy Conklin

March 03, 2019

So 3Dish. Love the colors..Anyone would love to receive this piece of art.

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

March 03, 2019

I adore all the colors! So bright, cheerful and summery!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

March 03, 2019

What a super cute sentiment! Love this!

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