March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas February 28, 2020 490 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 2 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here all weekend long, sharing inspiration before the launch on Monday. In case you didn't see yesterday's message, this month we will start shipping our kits and add-ons on March 16 due some supplier delays. We know you are excited to get your kit and we will work to ship earlier if possible. Thank you for your wonderful patronage and patience.

Now here's Jess for the first look at this beautiful "HeroScapes in Bloom" kit!

Hello, Jess here and I am so excited to share this month's kit with you!! I am Japanese so when I saw the theme of the kit I fell head over heels! :)

I lived in Japan for several years of my childhood and I distinctly remember cherry blossom season and the beautiful pink blossoms that fell like snow for days! So I kept my card pretty traditional and tried to recreate that! To start I stamped the grass layers onto Hero Hues Dove White cardstock using Lime Green and Fresh Lawn ink. The set is designed to leave those little rocks among the grass!  Then I stamped my tree trunk and the sentiment using Intens-ified Black ink.

Next I stamped the tree layers using Ultra Pink and Rose Madder ink. Then I inked the petals with the lighter ink and rolled the edges of the stamp in the darker ink for some variation in the petals. I stamped them once and stamped them again to get that lighter second generation stamping. Next I blended around the edges of the panel with Cotton Candy and Ultra Pink ink.  Finally I trimmed the panel down to 4" by 5.25" and adhered it to a Hero Hues Dove White Top-Folded card base to finish the card! I love this scene so much! I just want to hop on a plane and go sit underneath a cherry tree with a picnic lunch! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have an amazing day!

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

Good luck!





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100 Responses

D.L.
D.L.

February 29, 2020

Memories of cherry blossoms! Beautiful! Thank you.

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

February 29, 2020

Hi Jessica. I love your traditional take on this card kit and of course all of the pink!

Joanne W
Joanne W

February 29, 2020

The cherry blossoms are really lovely!

Bor Her
Bor Her

February 29, 2020

I have a weak spot when it comes to anything with cherry blossoms, so when I saw this card I just fell in love! I love how you stuck with a traditional scene! Def one of my favorites!

Linda Johnson
Linda Johnson

February 29, 2020

I love the colors! This is beautiful, and the sentiment goes with the image perfectly.

kat
kat

February 29, 2020

So pretty…love the cherry blossom on this card…

Peggy Rohan
Peggy Rohan

February 29, 2020

This reminds me of My Uncles cottage in spring. W everything coming alive and vibrant. Makes me smile at all the great memories. This stamp set looks amazing!. I am new to this site. There cards are the reason why I stopped scrolling and followed. Thanks so much for the inspiration

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

February 29, 2020

awesome card and colors.

Carolyn
Carolyn

February 29, 2020

This kit looks gorgeous. Lovely card!

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

February 29, 2020

Beautiful card. Another amazing kit by HA.

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

February 29, 2020

Love your card, makes make think of spring.

Anne Kristin Aschehoug
Anne Kristin Aschehoug

February 29, 2020

Love the shape of the tree trunk. Reminds me of bonzai trees,

Angela
Angela

February 29, 2020

I love this card. The pink is so pretty!!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

February 29, 2020

Ooh. This months kit looks so amazing. I can’t wait to see the full reveal.

JeanMarie
JeanMarie

February 29, 2020

Beautiful card. Yes a perfect place for a picnic. Great job.

Patt H.
Patt H.

February 29, 2020

So beautiful, Jess! I love your gorgeous cherry blossoms floating in the breeze!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

February 29, 2020

This is absolutely beautiful!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

February 29, 2020

I live this card. The tree is so beautiful.

Beverly
Beverly

February 29, 2020

So lovely! Wow! Such an amazing card!!
Can’t wait to receive my kit!!

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

February 29, 2020

Beautiful! You achieved the cherry blossom look perfectly.

Dawn Louro
Dawn Louro

February 29, 2020

This card instantly made me think of spring time in Japan. I thought before I even read the caption! Beautiful!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

February 29, 2020

These is nothing as lovely as a tree—in full spring bloom! So pretty!

Tanna Lohouse
Tanna Lohouse

February 29, 2020

I loved that tree, just gorgeous!! A must have!!

Lisa m
Lisa m

February 29, 2020

Absolutely stunning! I love cherry blossoms:)

Sarah Kate
Sarah Kate

February 29, 2020

Your background blend colors are soooo pretty! I am so inspired and am excited for using this kit in all seasons!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

February 29, 2020

Beautiful colors…. love it….

Conniecrafter
Conniecrafter

February 29, 2020

Such a beautiful springy scene!!

Karriane Goodwill
Karriane Goodwill

February 29, 2020

What a beautiful card. Makes me think spring and warmer temperatures. The winter has been long and gray. Thanks for sharing this springy, fun card.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

February 29, 2020

This is a beautiful card! I love all of that stamp layering. :)

Paula Haller
Paula Haller

February 29, 2020

Oh, I think the Cherry Blossom has to be the prettiest blossoming tree. I hope to see them some day in person! Your card is so lovely…love the beautiful colors.

Maureen
Maureen

February 29, 2020

I loved the pink background instead of the ordinary blue sky! Great color selection and design!

Carole R
Carole R

February 29, 2020

Spring is around the corner. Oh Boy, and a spring kit to prove it. I can hardly wait.

Linda Price
Linda Price

February 29, 2020

Sweet! Love your color choices-reminds me of the cherry blossoms in Washington DC.

Sheila P.
Sheila P.

February 29, 2020

Simply beautiful! Love the colors!

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

February 29, 2020

I love love love this card

Elizabeth Nichols
Elizabeth Nichols

February 29, 2020

Beautiful card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit 😊

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

February 29, 2020

Beautiful pink blossoms on your cherry tree. I hope to see them sometime.

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

February 29, 2020

So pretty Jess. Can’t wait to see the entire release!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

February 29, 2020

That kit looks like a big winner. Absolutely beautiful stamping and the colors, OMG!

Karen P
Karen P

February 29, 2020

Jessica you card is gorgeous!!! Love the colors. A must have kit!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

February 29, 2020

I love this! Well done!

sandra hall
sandra hall

February 29, 2020

a beautiful and peaceful scene. I love making scene cards.

Michelle Hendrix
Michelle Hendrix

February 29, 2020

Just lovely, I cant wait to see the rest of the kit!

Marianne
Marianne

February 29, 2020

So pretty. Cannot wait to see more of this kit.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

February 29, 2020

So beautiful and Springy!! I love it.

Lynn C
Lynn C

February 29, 2020

So lovely and springlike!

Janetb
Janetb

February 29, 2020

Beautiful! One of my favorite color combinations!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

February 29, 2020

Love the colors. So vibrant!

Sarbani Bera
Sarbani Bera

February 29, 2020

Spring spring spring.. looks like some gorgeous release is coming up 😍❤️❤️

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

February 29, 2020

I am thrilled that you are offering this new style of layering stamps in a card kit!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

February 29, 2020

Beautiful, vibrant colors!

Linh
Linh

February 29, 2020

Wow, that cherry blossom tree is gorgeous!!

JG
JG

February 29, 2020

I am new to stamping and Hero Arts products is new to me as well. This card looks amazing and great addition to my collection.

Marilee D
Marilee D

February 29, 2020

Another beautiful card from Jessica! And another beautiful MMH kit!

Essie
Essie

February 29, 2020

Oooh I can wait to get my hands on this new kit! Beautiful creation, Jess!!

Kim S.
Kim S.

February 29, 2020

This is just beautiful. I think I"m going to love this kit!!!

Danny
Danny

February 29, 2020

This kit is going to be amazing.

Evan
Evan

February 29, 2020

This is stunning!

Carol H
Carol H

February 29, 2020

Love the colours on this card. Great idea :-)

Joanne Williams
Joanne Williams

February 29, 2020

Beautiful card! The pink & green combo is very striking. Thanks for sharing.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

February 29, 2020

Cherry blossoms are my favorite trees and I love that I live in a city where we have lots of them. Your card looks like a real life scene and I love it. Well done!

Holly
Holly

February 29, 2020

This card is absolutely gorgeous! 😍

Helen K
Helen K

February 29, 2020

Wow Jess, this is gorgeous, blown away…

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

February 29, 2020

Wow – so beautiful! Love all that layering detail. Can’t wait to see more from this kit.

Allie
Allie

February 29, 2020

As always a beautiful kick start to the March Sneaks. Thank you for sharing your art Jessica.

Sandee Lunneborg
Sandee Lunneborg

February 29, 2020

Your card turned out stunning! It’s beautiful!! It really caught my eye when I saw it on fb!!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

February 29, 2020

Wow! Beautiful card!

Linda Tucker
Linda Tucker

February 29, 2020

I, too, spent my early childhood in Japan and have fond memories of the cherry blossoms! This card warms my heart and makes me smile so much. 🥰

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

February 29, 2020

What beautiful colors. I love Asian theme stamps.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

February 28, 2020

A very nice and serene card. Lovely!

Geri S
Geri S

February 28, 2020

I love it! Just what we get to see in a couple weeks around the city – perfect!

Nancy P
Nancy P

February 28, 2020

I just told someone today that I love pink and green together. This card is so pretty.

Jane Elliott
Jane Elliott

February 28, 2020

Wow the possibilities with this kit are endless. Reminds me of The cherry blossom trees in Washington DC

Pat Gessner
Pat Gessner

February 28, 2020

I love this already! Can hardly wait to see the rest of the kit!

Irena Grilc
Irena Grilc

February 28, 2020

It’s gorgeous card. I love all the shades of pink. It’s such a full card. It’s simple, but it looks so hard. I love it.

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams

February 28, 2020

I Love Love cherry blossoms !!!! They remind me of all things good!!!

Karin
Karin

February 28, 2020

Absolutely love this!!!

Leah D'Auria
Leah D'Auria

February 28, 2020

This is so gorgeous! What a brilliant introduction to what looks to be an amazing kit!

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

February 28, 2020

It’s like a detailed painting only without all the work!!! Gorgeous.

Lauren Z
Lauren Z

February 28, 2020

Wow! Such a stunning card. I love it. Visiting Japan during cherry blossom season is on my bucket list!

Pauline Abeysekera
Pauline Abeysekera

February 28, 2020

I love cherry blossoms – we have so many trees in Vancouver! Your choice of pinks for this card is beautiful.

Kendra
Kendra

February 28, 2020

I am so excited for this kit! I love the one Heroscapes I have and this one is lovely!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

February 28, 2020

Love your card! So beautiful with the blooms blowing in the wind. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

February 28, 2020

A peaceful & serene card.

Hannah Joy
Hannah Joy

February 28, 2020

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love your color choices as well as composition. It flows nicely and feels very peaceful.

Andrea B
Andrea B

February 28, 2020

This is such a beautiful card! I love the vibrant pinks and greens. It looks like this will be a wonderful kit!

Susan Beane
Susan Beane

February 28, 2020

Oh! Cherry Blossoms, I can’t wait – we had a cherry blossom festival every year in my hometown, one of the best parts of growing up in my little town!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card! I’m exciting to see the rest of the kit. I also love the idea of a Japanese-themed kit!

Joan
Joan

February 28, 2020

Gorgeous card! I want to go sit under that cherry tree, too! The colors are beautiful.

Tracee McCallum
Tracee McCallum

February 28, 2020

so soft and peaceful, your colours are stunning

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card! I am going to love this kit!

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

February 28, 2020

What a stunning design. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card. I’ve never seen cherry blossoms except in pictures, so your card helps me visualize how pretty they must be.

Judy
Judy

February 28, 2020

Lovely card and I am excited for this kit!!

Sarita
Sarita

February 28, 2020

WOW I love it can’t wait to see it.

Jo
Jo

February 28, 2020

Love the shading of the pinks…you are right with those cherry blossoms…very peaceful card

Jo
Jo

February 28, 2020

Love the shading of the pinks…you are right with those cherry blossoms…very peaceful card

KerrynM
KerrynM

February 28, 2020

Stunning card. Love the pink background

Kellie
Kellie

February 28, 2020

You have created such a wistful and peaceful scene. 💖

Brenda
Brenda

February 28, 2020

Love this set