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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82 Responses

Marcela Contreras
Marcela Contreras

March 01, 2019

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the shades of blues and the sequins. The contrast with the die cut scene is gorgeous. I love ocean elements and my favorite colors are blue, green and it’s love child teal.

Joan Walker
Joan Walker

March 01, 2019

Love your card, So Pretty

Dot Norman
Dot Norman

March 01, 2019

Love ocean theme sets!

Sandy
Sandy

March 01, 2019

This is beautiful – thanks for the inspiration!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

March 01, 2019

Yep no doubt this kit is a must have, I adore everything “ocean” and this is shaping up to be the Kit of the Year!! Emily your card is gorgeous, it looks more like a photograph than papercrafting, splendid job on this and thanks for the inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Toni L
Toni L

March 01, 2019

WOW! You really did capture that underwater feeling with your card. Spectacular !

Andrea B
Andrea B

March 01, 2019

Another gorgeous sneak-peek card. I love the tone-on-tone stamping on the background, and that cover plate die is amazing!

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

March 01, 2019

Fabulous colors and fun shaker card, Emily! Loving this kit!

Alysia A
Alysia A

March 01, 2019

This is an absolutely beautiful shaker card

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 01, 2019

What a beautiful card!

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

March 01, 2019

I love how your card truly looks like you are under water and seeing all the ocean life. Super cool.

Jasmin Winnie
Jasmin Winnie

March 01, 2019

What a great underwater feel this has. Can’t wait to get my kit and play around with it. Hero Arts is my favorite crafting company!

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 01, 2019

omg – i’m in love with this kit!!!

Kellie
Kellie

March 01, 2019

I am so happy to be getting more of the fantastic inks and love the reveals so far. 🐳

Lorraine Anderson
Lorraine Anderson

March 01, 2019

This card is so serene… beautiful! I love that it’s a shaker card.

Renate Harrison
Renate Harrison

March 01, 2019

I’m looking forward to getting this kit. Emily, your card is gorgeous!. Thanks Hero Arts and Emily for your creativity. Can’t wait to play!.

Kat
Kat

March 01, 2019

What a great card! I love the colours and the sequins and the dies!

Ellie
Ellie

March 01, 2019

How amazing is this!! I love all the silhouette sealife inside the gorgeous die cut. So creative and truly beautiful! What an amazing kit!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

March 01, 2019

Is it ok to fall in love with a stamp kit? Because I think I just did.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

March 01, 2019

beautiful card!

Aimee Gill
Aimee Gill

March 01, 2019

I love this kit already. Great card.

Shelley
Shelley

March 01, 2019

All I can say is WOW! It really looks like you are peeking into an aquarium. Thanks for sharing another wonderful idea for this kit.

Leona Barnes
Leona Barnes

March 01, 2019

Your card is beautiful! I can’t wait to order my kit for the month. It looks like an amazingly fun card. I love anything related to the ocean, water, fishing. The ocean kits always remind me of my favorite place, Rockport Texas. We used to enjoy every weekend there before Hurricane Harvey came and destroyed our favorite camping spot there.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

March 01, 2019

OMG I can’t wait!! Super excited for this kit. Love ocean themes!!

RITA MARIA CASTILLO
RITA MARIA CASTILLO

March 01, 2019

Lovely and realistic aquarium! So cool! I love the deep water effects with the coral, castle and fish swimming pleasantly. I wonder what other surprises this kit brings to my collection.

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

March 01, 2019

I am so excited about this kit. I love the sea life theme and the peek into the products coming out with the kit.
The aquarium die reminds me of my son’s saltwater tank at home. Can’t wait to see what else is coming.

Cynthia Dennis
Cynthia Dennis

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card!! I love it!! I cannot wait for the Kit release…so excited.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

March 01, 2019

Oh my gosh! Your card is great. Love how you made your background and that you made it a shaker card really made it a winner!

Irene K
Irene K

March 01, 2019

This is so pretty! It reminds me of the aquarium!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card. I love it!

Kiley McGlauchlen
Kiley McGlauchlen

March 01, 2019

I love sea themed sets! So excited!

Lori Storey
Lori Storey

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card – it looks like a real underwater scene! This kit will be so much fun to play with! Great job, Emily.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

March 01, 2019

You really nailed the “Under the Sea” theme. Gorgeous card!

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

March 01, 2019

So excited for this kit! Love the colors and the cute little castle. This kit is going to be so much fun!!!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

March 01, 2019

What a vibrant and beautiful card! I love that aquarium cover plate die, too. I’m so excited to see this kit!

Darlene
Darlene

March 01, 2019

Thank you Emily for this enchanting peek under the sea. Thank you Hero Arts!

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

March 01, 2019

So excited for this kit! Love the colors and the cute little castle. This kit is going to be so much fun!!!

Mary M
Mary M

March 01, 2019

This card is amazing! It really does look like the ocean floor. I can’t wait to play with that beautiful die.

Katherine
Katherine

March 01, 2019

I LOVE this! This card is really beautiful and you caught the depth perfectly.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 01, 2019

Yay – another fabulous shaker (my fave!!). This is really beautiful. It truly looks real.
I love it!!!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 01, 2019

I love that die cut and the underwater scene you created! :)

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

March 01, 2019

That background is perfection Emily… it literally couldn’t be any more realistic. WOW.

Madeline L
Madeline L

March 01, 2019

The background is beautiful. I like the black aquarium die cut over it.

Golda
Golda

March 01, 2019

Oh, I love the deep underwater look you got with this! Beautiful creation.

Lonya Mathys
Lonya Mathys

March 01, 2019

Another beautiful shaker card! I love the colors, and that cover die looks like a “must have”

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 01, 2019

What a beautiful card’
I am excited to see this new kit!

Hannah Joy
Hannah Joy

March 01, 2019

I love the darker color scheme, it has a beautiful mysterious feel.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

March 01, 2019

Love the ocean theme. The blue applied this way is very attractive. Looking forward to seeing more of this kit.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

March 01, 2019

Absolutely beautiful looking forward to seeing this kit in person.

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

March 01, 2019

I love the aquarium card images. The reactive ink colors are beautiful!

Shannon
Shannon

March 01, 2019

Absolutely beautiful card! I can’t wait to see what else is in store.

Josmary
Josmary

March 01, 2019

This kit is only getting better and better. Can’t wait for Monday

Joan
Joan

March 01, 2019

Love that aquarium cover plate die! I think the HA design team has come up with another super kit. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and I’ll bet the add ons are fabulous, too. There goes my budget!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

March 01, 2019

Wow! This card really pops! The colors are so bold and your scene is fantastic!

Margo Sinclair
Margo Sinclair

March 01, 2019

This card is amazing! I love the faded school of fish in the background! YEAH! Keep the inspiration coming!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 01, 2019

It’s just gorgeous!!

Nika Ward
Nika Ward

March 01, 2019

I love, love, love this! I think I may need everything including the add-ons for this kit! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Cassie
Cassie

March 01, 2019

This card has such a unique feel to it that I can’t quite place. The dark colors and the murky background is gorgeous. The background is my absolute favorite part. It’s like peering through a scene in the late hours of the evening. And that die cut is a perfect touch to draw everything into perspective.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 01, 2019

Gorgeous card! I love the background with the subtle details – it looks like something from The Little Mermaid! <3

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 01, 2019

That water is so real looking! Card is beautiful!

Deb M
Deb M

March 01, 2019

Your card is lovely. So looking forward to this kit.

Mercedes M Rivera
Mercedes M Rivera

March 01, 2019

I love the shaker element and colors used in this card.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 01, 2019

Your card is amazing! It is great for anyone that I would give cards to which makes it a huge win with me. Love it!

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

March 01, 2019

This is such an inspiring card. So many techniques to try and inspire. I love the aquarium die and already have plans to use it on my daughter’s birthday card. I just hope my kit arrives in the UK before 24th April so I can use it for my fish crazy daughter’s birthday. Thanks for sharing Emily, best wishes, Jeanette

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 01, 2019

Oh this is fun! Love the background and the cover plate die! The colors are gorgeous!!

Helen
Helen

March 01, 2019

Beautiful scene Emily. Love the look of this kit! I can imagine mermaids swimming around in this scene.

Angie A.
Angie A.

March 01, 2019

I’m going to love this kit! These colors are awesome.

MARIA
MARIA

March 01, 2019

Wonderful card! I haven’t been this excited about a kit in awhile.

Sharon Lopez
Sharon Lopez

March 01, 2019

Beautiful Under the Sea theme. Love it!!!

Cy
Cy

March 01, 2019

What mermaid dreams are made of! Beautiful card.

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

March 01, 2019

Ps : I love the die !

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

March 01, 2019

Wonderful card ! I love the colors and the shadow efffect using those stamps. That’s the use I was thinking of with those silhouette stamps, as they are not detailed. Really nice card. Bravo !

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

March 01, 2019

I love the underwater scene you’ve created. A fabulous card. Those seashell sequins are great!

Dana
Dana

March 01, 2019

Awesome aquarium scene!

Jaycee C.
Jaycee C.

March 01, 2019

Wow, what a look! I love the aquarium cover plate die and your color choices were great. Stamping in the same color DOES give it that underwater dive look. Cool!

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

March 01, 2019

What a beautiful card! The fancy day just looks gorgeous. Anyone else have a “Little Mermaid” moment right now ? :)

Annalissa Molas
Annalissa Molas

March 01, 2019

Oh my… there are simply no words to describe just how beautiful your card is. I love everything about it! I’m super excited to get my kit! 🤗

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

March 01, 2019

Wow, Monterey Bay Aquarium has a bunch of tanks that look exactly like that card. Love the sequins. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kailash
Kailash

March 01, 2019

Love that background, gorgeous colors. It sure looks like an underwater scene!

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

March 01, 2019

Your card is fantastic and this kit is shaping up to be another winner!

Lisa K
Lisa K

March 01, 2019

Loving the samples in this kit. The water is awesome!!

JANNA DOYSCHER
JANNA DOYSCHER

March 01, 2019

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! This kit is definitely my favorite ever.

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