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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Emily Midgett March 01, 2019 482 Comments

It's time for our second countdown peek! The March My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, March 4 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Emily, who is sharing another look at this wonderful kit!

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you for some more inspiration using this month's My Monthly Hero kit. This month's kit puts one in mind of deep sea scuba diving and of colorful saltwater fish tanks. There are some really fun elements to this month's kit, so let's get started with the details on my countdown card! 

I started by using the new Reactive Ink cubes included in the March 2019 My Monthly Hero kit. I wanted a super saturated panel of paper for my background, so I rubbed the ink cubes directly onto a panel of white A2 card stock, blending the Sea Glass and Blue Water Reactive Inks to create a smooth blend. These new inks react wonderfully when water is applied, so I spritzed the panel with water and while drying, the color nearly melted away to create an interesting, almost bubbly, texture for my background. 

After my panel had dried completely (it had warped a little, so I placed it under a stack of magazines to flatten it out), I used those same inks to stamp several images from the March My Monthly Hero kit, concentrating the colors on their respective blended areas (green with green, blue with blue). I wanted to create almost the shadow of a silhouette, like viewing something on the ocean floor from far away while scuba diving. I stamped several coral and kelp images on the ocean "floor" and several fish images in the upper part of the panel as my "ocean." I also heat embossed a sentiment from the main kit using white embossing powder. 

To create the shaker part of my card front, I die cut the beautifully detailed aquarium cover plate die from Pitch Black card stock and backed it with acetate, then added foam tape all around the edges. I then filled my shaker using a variety of sequins, as well as the blue and green "bubbles" that are included in the kit. 

Well, that's all for me today! I hope you're enjoying the sneak peeks, because this kit is SO much fun! Now, I have some fun giveaway information for you:

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!





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Judy Conklin
Judy Conklin

March 03, 2019

So creative and the saying is perfect.

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

March 03, 2019

Such a realistic scene! I cannot wait to play with this kit!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

March 03, 2019

Very lovely deep blues in your aquarium!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

March 03, 2019

This is wonderful! The inking really makes it feel like you’re looking into the water!

Cyndie McIntyre
Cyndie McIntyre

March 03, 2019

Love the underwater look, so beautiful

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 03, 2019

This is gorgeous! You really get the feeling you’re looking into deep ocean water.

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 03, 2019

Wow,Emily, this card is absolutely stunning! So realistic! Love the look of depth you created.

Lynne
Lynne

March 03, 2019

Oohhhhh, this kit gives the most realistic water scene I’ve ever seen. Beautifully done!

Hilary Flower
Hilary Flower

March 03, 2019

Thankyou for sharing such a beautiful underwater shaker card. I cant wait to have a go myself.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

March 03, 2019

I love the look of the black. You really created the look of moving water. It is awesome.!

Isabel
Isabel

March 03, 2019

This is really amazing!! I love the colours, the technic and everything. Brillant!

Thetesa Yeh
Thetesa Yeh

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the ocean, can’t wait to see what’s in the kit.

Kathleen Griffin
Kathleen Griffin

March 03, 2019

Just Gorgeous!!

Deborah
Deborah

March 03, 2019

I love the Aquarium Cover Plate die.

Callie
Callie

March 03, 2019

I love the way you used the reactive ink. Such a lovely blend of color. The black card front really makes it pop. Great kit!

Sandi
Sandi

March 03, 2019

This kit is amazing. Can’t wait to see the release.

Tara Rahemat
Tara Rahemat

March 03, 2019

This is magical! Love all the subtle tone on tone stamping in the background

RosieJ
RosieJ

March 03, 2019

I love the serenity of this card design. It has such a relaxing feel. This die set is so cool being one piece with no fuss cutting out each individual plant. I just love this die. It will be a great addition to the other stamps that I have such as a mermaid and octopus. The debut day can’t get here fast enough. I would love to see the entire die set.

Sonja
Sonja

March 03, 2019

Love the colors it gives movement in water

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

March 03, 2019

Beautiful! I love the look of water themed cards and yours is great. I look forward to getting this kit!

Missy V
Missy V

March 03, 2019

Loving the frame die!

Ann K.
Ann K.

March 03, 2019

Wow, the depth of this card is amazing! I love those background silhouettes!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 03, 2019

Love this underwater scene!

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

March 03, 2019

I love the vibrant colors, it looks so realistic.

Teri
Teri

March 03, 2019

This is beautiful! The darker colours are unexpected but truly make the card!

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

March 02, 2019

I just love the deep blues and jewel green! I feel like I am looking into a fresh water aquarium.

Amy Seech
Amy Seech

March 02, 2019

Love this!

Kathleen Dippner
Kathleen Dippner

March 02, 2019

I like the reactive ink. That blue is really bright.

Sheree
Sheree

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card and so inspiring.

Lauren
Lauren

March 02, 2019

This is absolutely amazing! I’m getting so excited for this kit!!!!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

March 02, 2019

Oh wow! I’m a scuba diver and this scene is just perfect. I love the deep sea look it has and that it’s a shaker card. It’s just perfect. Can’t wait to see the full reveal of the kit.

Donna Conrad
Donna Conrad

March 02, 2019

I love the card. I love a deep blue. I’m thinking a mixed media aquarium!!

Tonia Sims
Tonia Sims

March 02, 2019

Stunning card with gorgeous colors!

Barbara
Barbara

March 02, 2019

Beautiful kit.

Susan A Anglesey
Susan A Anglesey

March 02, 2019

Such a FUN card!!!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

March 02, 2019

Oh my the blue background is beatiful.

Peggy
Peggy

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the deep ocean look! Can not to see what all this kit has in it!

Mirella
Mirella

March 02, 2019

Gorgeous! Good job Emily.

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

March 02, 2019

This is magical! Wow!!!

Shari Czerwinski
Shari Czerwinski

March 02, 2019

Beautiful! Loving these dies!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 02, 2019

Super amazing! I’m in love with it!

Karin W
Karin W

March 02, 2019

Beautiful aquarium card!

Tami P
Tami P

March 02, 2019

The Reactive Ink looks so fun! Beautiful card!

mandi chau
mandi chau

March 02, 2019

Love, love, love the aquarium cover plate die. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

March 02, 2019

Beautiful 😍

Karen schaeffer
Karen schaeffer

March 02, 2019

Makes me want summer days to get here sooner. Love the kit and the inspiration.

Mary in Wausau WI
Mary in Wausau WI

March 02, 2019

The detailed aquarium front die is delightful!
So very many possibilities in this kit ❤️

Stacy L
Stacy L

March 02, 2019

I love that shade of blue. The black frame really stands out. Great job!

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 02, 2019

What a great card! Love the whole scene!

Melissa
Melissa

March 02, 2019

I love the background of this card!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

March 02, 2019

Love the card! I absolutely love the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits! They work for making cards and scrapbook pages!! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see the full release!

Andre M.
Andre M.

March 02, 2019

These images have looked fab in every palette showcased so far, and this darker version is especially lovely. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

SarahC
SarahC

March 02, 2019

Beautiful shaker. Love that castle shadow in your aquarium. The water bubbles really add to the look. Looks like a very fun kit.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 02, 2019

That is a terrific card. Love the deep blue/green colors used. Love the cover die look as well. Great job.

Nancy L Lake
Nancy L Lake

March 02, 2019

This card is absolutely amazing! Such a great idea and excellent execution of your crafty vision. Just stunning!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 02, 2019

Wow! I love the aquarium die cut and the richness of the color in your card! Just beautiful!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 02, 2019

I love the background you created and hope that die comes in the kit!

Sarah Stewart McCorkle
Sarah Stewart McCorkle

March 02, 2019

Like the darkness of this one. Would make a good “guy” card

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

March 02, 2019

Really digging the might time aquarium look and feel this card has. The aquarium cover plate seems like a must have. It has plenty of corals and sea weeds inbuilt, like that fact. I am very impressed by the greenish blue shell shaped structures that you created. Totally distinct and adorable. Admirable!

Jenny Coles
Jenny Coles

March 02, 2019

Love this ocean card! Would love to win this kit!

Jenny Coles
Jenny Coles

March 02, 2019

Love this ocean card! Would love to win this kit!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card. The water looks so real and the aquarium scene is amazing. Love this kit.

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

March 02, 2019

Great card

Angela
Angela

March 02, 2019

Your card is so cool.Love the use of the black.

Sue D
Sue D

March 02, 2019

Beautiful colors and I like the dark framing.

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

March 02, 2019

I love black-based cards (makes the colors more vibrant looking) and I love shaker cards! Thank you for the inspirations!! I am really looking forward to this kit!

Linda Johnson
Linda Johnson

March 02, 2019

Lovely card -it matches your pen perfectly! The sequins are delightful. This month’s set is fabulous!

Tina Dorrington
Tina Dorrington

March 02, 2019

So many fun things to do with this kit.

Tina Dorrington
Tina Dorrington

March 02, 2019

I’m so excited for this kit. Make sure you have extra because this one will sell out quick.

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

March 02, 2019

Very beautiful colors! I love the cover plate die.

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

March 02, 2019

Awesome card. Just the card I would like to receive on a hot summer day to imagine coolness.

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

March 02, 2019

Simply stunning! Love this card. Can’t wait for the kit.

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

March 02, 2019

So clever!!! Love the underwater aquarium!! I’m going to try this with my set!

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

March 02, 2019

Oh my…I just love the colors and design of this!

Diana @ playing
Diana @ playing

March 02, 2019

This one could be used for things other than oceanside which makes it hugely versatile.

Ro
Ro

March 02, 2019

Amazing card; it really feels as if we are peaking through a window at the ocean. Gorgeous use of colour

Claudia A
Claudia A

March 02, 2019

Beautiful! I love your use of the black frame and dark colors to give this an ethereal nighttime look.

TERRI
TERRI

March 02, 2019

I AM BLOWN AWAY WITH THIS KIT. NEW REACTIVE INKS HOW EXCITING. I LOVE HOW YOU STAMPED THE OCEAN LIFE YOU REALLY DID CAPTURE THE SCUBA DIVING FEEL. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS KIT! THANKS FOR SHARING.

Charly
Charly

March 02, 2019

Love the black card stock for the cover die! What a standout card.

Olga V.
Olga V.

March 02, 2019

Wow, the card is STUNNING!!! Amazing art, thank you for inspiration, Emily!!

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 02, 2019

This is stunning Emily, there is so much depth in your card, incredible. I love this kit and I know for sure my daughter ( biology teacher) will love this kit even more. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration and have a great weekend.

Karen M
Karen M

March 02, 2019

Love the blues in the water and especially with the pitch black frame. Stunning!

Barb S
Barb S

March 02, 2019

Wow, Emily, this looks so real! I love the way the aquarium “glows”.

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

March 02, 2019

Love this shaker card!

DeniseP
DeniseP

March 02, 2019

I am really loving these sneaks. Could this kit be this year’s safari kit?!

Rachel
Rachel

March 02, 2019

This card reminds me of nights at the aquarium. Love this card.

Heather George
Heather George

March 02, 2019

Yes! I love the black one. Silhouettes are so Elegant.

Anna Starr
Anna Starr

March 02, 2019

So excited for some fishes!!!

Nikki Hensley
Nikki Hensley

March 02, 2019

Beautiful job!! Love this look!!

Janis
Janis

March 02, 2019

I can’t wait to see this kit. My head is spinning!

Debbie Br
Debbie Br

March 02, 2019

Wowza, what a spectacular shaker card! Love anything water related (seriously, I’m a real sucker), I have a huge selection.

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

March 02, 2019

This is a beautiful shaker card!! I love the “deep sea” feel of this — almost like looking out the window of a submarine!! I love the dark colors of the coral, kelp and sea grasses. You did a fantastic job with this!!! I can’t wait for the full reveal!!!

Denise
Denise

March 02, 2019

Love the card. It looks like an aquarium with all the fish swimming around. Great job!

Debby K. Prutzman
Debby K. Prutzman

March 02, 2019

Adorable card. Just love the aquarium-look. Thank you for sharing.

Susan parker
Susan parker

March 02, 2019

Absolutely stunning!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

March 02, 2019

Wow! The black edges with the intense colors are beautiful!

Cheri
Cheri

March 02, 2019

SO pretty – love it! Love how you used the sequins & the bubbles to add more texture, and I’m excited about trying out the Reactive inks!

Christi Conley
Christi Conley

March 02, 2019

I love the tones of blue & green – and the things you stamped in the “background” – this card is a HIT!

Kathleen Davis
Kathleen Davis

March 02, 2019

Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit! I want to try the reactive ink to see how it compares to other blending inks I have used. LOVE the aquarium as a shaker base.
Mateja P
Mateja P

March 02, 2019

Wow, these inks look amazing! Can’t wait to play with them :)