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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse March 02, 2019 347 Comments

We're back for another post as we count down to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit on Monday, March 4 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Let's join Ilina, who's sharing a fun and colorful card using the kit!

Hi everyone! Ilina here with you today sharing some inspiration using the new March My Monthly Hero kit. I love the ocean, beach and everything that has to do with water and swimming, so this kit is right up my alley. The kit is full of images and sentiments, coordinating dies and one Fancy Die. Also included in the kit are three Reactive Ink cubes. 

To make today's card I used the Hero Arts Neon inks (Purple, Pink, Red, Green, Orange, Blue, Yellow.) I stamped the images and die cut them. I used Soft Apricot for the castle and sea horses. I cut a panel from Dove White card stock measuring 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" and ink blended the Reactive Inks, then sprayed some water to create an ocean like look. 

I took a Side Folded Dove White Card and trimmed at 1 1/4" from the fold. Then the left over piece I trimmed to 3/4" wide. To make the window, I cut a piece of acetate measuring 3" x 5 1/2". I folded my card down and lined the 3/4" strip on the right edge. This will create the window in the middle. Added some strong adhesive and adhered the acetate making sure that the white strip on the right hand side is aligned with the bottom layer of the card. 

I cut two more panels from Dove White cardstock measuring 7/8" x 5 1/2" and 1 3/8" x 5 1/2". Adhered them on top of the acetate. This way the acetate sheet is sandwiched between two pieces of card stock and the adhesive is not visible. Once I created my note card I adhered the ink blended strip on the inside of the card, then arranged all the elements and adhered to the card.

I stamped the sentiment onto Pitch Black cardstock using Versamark and embossed in white. Trimmed to size and adhered to the card. Added some of the droplets that come in the kit as finishing touch! 

Thank you so much for joining me today and have wonderful weekend.

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

Claudia
Claudia

March 11, 2019

Awesome collection and absolutely wonderful layout!

 Mary Galgon
Mary Galgon

March 05, 2019

Bright colors! Have to try these inks!

Barbara Huyck
Barbara Huyck

March 05, 2019

Beautiful technique makes you feel your looking in the tropical ocean.

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

March 04, 2019

This card is so unique. I love all of the elements and colors.

April Paugh
April Paugh

March 04, 2019

This is so cute I want to try it when I get my set. These stamp sets are wonderful.

Lynn
Lynn

March 04, 2019

Nice idea with the acetate window. Pretty card.

Kathy r
Kathy r

March 04, 2019

A great whimsical card. So colorful.

Shari James
Shari James

March 04, 2019

I lived in Hawaii when I was 9 years old. Luckily for me we lived right on the ocean. I spent most of my days snorkeling. Love thes underwater cards! Reminds me of my wonderful time in Hawaii. 🤗❤️🌺🐠🐟🐬🐡🦀

Cori moses
Cori moses

March 04, 2019

Wow I love the colours used in this card just amazing. I love this because I can use all of my inks I don’t get around to use.

Donna Thielker
Donna Thielker

March 04, 2019

Beautiful card, like the bright colors and gems!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

March 04, 2019

Lovely card! I love acetate cards!

Cathy R
Cathy R

March 04, 2019

Great card. Looks like there’s some fun new ink!

Anna L. Kalbarczyk
Anna L. Kalbarczyk

March 04, 2019

A whole other world! Love the colors… makes me think of Summer…… chasing away the winter blues.

Diane
Diane

March 04, 2019

This kit is going to be so much fun to make cards and have great results.
The kids are going to love these cards!

Marilyn Haselbauer
Marilyn Haselbauer

March 04, 2019

You caught my attention with anything nautical. Love the sea creatures and inks! Thanks for the great ideas.

Debroh Murphy
Debroh Murphy

March 04, 2019

Love love love! The beautiful colors!

Lillian Conradi
Lillian Conradi

March 04, 2019

I like this 3D effect with the acetate over the water. Those water droplet dots are very pretty. What does reactive ink mean?

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 04, 2019

What a fun season creature scene! I can’t wait to see all of the kit.

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 04, 2019

The peeks continue to impress!!
Another beautiful card! Love the clear addition along with all the colors and the beautiful background!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

March 04, 2019

So many fun images to stamp and die cut! Can’t wait to see the whole kit Monday morning!

Laura
Laura

March 04, 2019

Cute card

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

March 04, 2019

Very cute card.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 04, 2019

Fantastic card! I love the design with the white strips on the side and fish hanging over them!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

March 04, 2019

Ilina I love the concept of this card….love the colors also!

Carrie Penner
Carrie Penner

March 04, 2019

I can’t wait for this kit!

Phoebe Karr
Phoebe Karr

March 04, 2019

I love all the colorful fish!

Anne Bennett
Anne Bennett

March 04, 2019

Oh, lovely! This gives me a fun idea to adapt this design for a shaker card!

Margaret Montgomery
Margaret Montgomery

March 04, 2019

Love the neon colours. The description of your use of the transparency is wry helpful.

Melissa
Melissa

March 04, 2019

Lovely!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

March 04, 2019

I enjoyed your acetate aquarium card.

Jess Yuan
Jess Yuan

March 04, 2019

I love the border effect and colors on your card.

Flo
Flo

March 04, 2019

I’ve never tried Hero Arts reactive inks. And those droplets seem great, love the colors.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

March 04, 2019

This is such a cool card!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

March 04, 2019

I love it! Excited about the reactive ink. I have never tried those before.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 04, 2019

love this card, love the colors and the background panel.

K Kraft
K Kraft

March 04, 2019

Love all the colors!!!

KerrynM
KerrynM

March 04, 2019

Love your card and all the bright fishes and coral.

Colleen Pepper
Colleen Pepper

March 04, 2019

Love the rainbow of sea life.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 04, 2019

Neat use of the panels to add depth to this cool under water scene!!

karenajo
karenajo

March 04, 2019

Fabulous scene and such pretty colors! Love the variety of ‘sea life’ I am seeing with this new kit!

Laura Jean
Laura Jean

March 04, 2019

How gorgeous are the colors used in this card?!? Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

March 03, 2019

I love all of the colorful fish! And the blue background is just perfect! Can wait for kit day!! Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Heck
Pamela Heck

March 03, 2019

Love the color palette used. Can’t wait to see how any more I will be able to come u[to.

Maggie E
Maggie E

March 03, 2019

What a fun and innovative design.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

March 03, 2019

Super cute. I love it!

Debby K Prutzman
Debby K Prutzman

March 03, 2019

Endless possibilities with this kit. Just love seascapes.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

March 03, 2019

Love the window card and the underwater scene.

Heather Broadnax
Heather Broadnax

March 03, 2019

The neon colors are great!

Toni F
Toni F

March 03, 2019

Like the shadows created with the raised acetate.

Karen chester
Karen chester

March 03, 2019

One can only dream about being in the center of an aquarium…..that is where this card put me…..can’t wait until I get my kit.

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

March 03, 2019

Love the use of the neon colors with this kit!

Sue Small-Kreider
Sue Small-Kreider

March 03, 2019

Love all that I am “SEAing!”

Laura s
Laura s

March 03, 2019

Beautiful use of colors. I love how the scene was built and the use of the “bubbles”

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

March 03, 2019

Beautiful ocean scene you’ve created here!!

Liz O
Liz O

March 03, 2019

Love the acetate insert in your card and the bright and colorful fish! Thanks for the inspiration Ilina!

Kendra
Kendra

March 03, 2019

Your card is amazing. The little color drops add the perfect finishing touch.

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

March 03, 2019

Such an amazing kit! Can’t wait to finally get to make my own card from this kit! All of these cards give me so many ideas of my own to try!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

March 03, 2019

These colors are gorgeous!!

Pat vanderwolf
Pat vanderwolf

March 03, 2019

Bright colors are so cheerful!

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

March 03, 2019

Wow…what a vibrant card! I just love the colors and can’t wait to try out the reactive inks! The drops look really cool too. Can’t wait to play with this kit!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

March 03, 2019

Great window and bright colors!

Charlanne
Charlanne

March 03, 2019

Terrific card and just perfect look for someone I know.

kren.kurts@gmail.com
kren.kurts@gmail.com

March 03, 2019

Love the colors and individual elements!

Diane Hanover
Diane Hanover

March 03, 2019

I really like this card and how it has that 3D look.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

March 03, 2019

Such pretty colors

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 03, 2019

Love the feeling of depth on this card and the bright colors make it so happy!

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

March 03, 2019

So cute! <3

LillyDee
LillyDee

March 03, 2019

I like your combination of those bright colors!

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

March 03, 2019

Love how the reactive ink looks. Love this kit

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

March 03, 2019

Great card. Love all your bright colors. Curious about the reactive ink cubes.

Jessica Cate
Jessica Cate

March 03, 2019

Great card idea! I love these stamps and dies!

Karen Baugh
Karen Baugh

March 03, 2019

What a fun card!!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous colourful card!

Laurie Meier
Laurie Meier

March 03, 2019

Your card has so much depth. What a great way to showcase this month’s kit! Thanks so much for the tips on using acetate in this fun way.

Kristine T
Kristine T

March 03, 2019

That’s SO cute!!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

March 03, 2019

I love the bright colors of this card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 03, 2019

What a wonderful underwater scene!! Love it :)

Elaine C
Elaine C

March 03, 2019

Love your window card and the bright colors! The reactive inks look like fun!

Sue
Sue

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card. This set is already bringing me great joy!!

Susan R K
Susan R K

March 03, 2019

What a great peek of the ocean floor. Love your colors, movement and window. Thanks for sharing.

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

March 03, 2019

I love the acetate window as part of the card! Wonderful idea

Beatrice
Beatrice

March 03, 2019

Love the colorful colors you used making your middle widow frame
ocean card!!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 03, 2019

Love your colorful window card!!!

Jasmin Winnie
Jasmin Winnie

March 03, 2019

This is so my style!

Linda Reiley Clark
Linda Reiley Clark

March 03, 2019

Very bright, cheerful card—love it!

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

March 03, 2019

Cute card. I would love to win this kit. Thank you hero arts for the opportunity.

Christine E
Christine E

March 03, 2019

Lovely aquarium scene!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

March 03, 2019

Those neon inks sure make the all the sea creature and fish pop against the blue! I love the see-through panel.

Michelle Antunes
Michelle Antunes

March 03, 2019

Nicely done! Thanks for sharing I bit more on what comes in the kit.

Christy Erickson
Christy Erickson

March 03, 2019

FUN – Bright card !

Sherry W
Sherry W

March 03, 2019

Hero Arts monthly kits are bad for my wallet.

Janna Doyscher
Janna Doyscher

March 03, 2019

Live the bright colors! This is shaping up to be an amazing kit.

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

March 03, 2019

I can’t wait to play with those reactive ink dies! What fun! I love the simplified design of this card…fancy but doable!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

March 03, 2019

Love this beautiful, colorful card and the sentiment is wonderful (one of my granddaughter’s favorite movies is Finding Nemo). This is a wonderful kit.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 03, 2019

Very creative way to make a card – love the look. Nice and colorful sea life :)

Charlotte Green
Charlotte Green

March 03, 2019

LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Cannot wait to start using this kit.

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

March 03, 2019

Ilina, I love what you have done using the acetate to create the scene with all of those fabulous ocean elements and the depth of field you have created.

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

March 03, 2019

Fun card! Love the bright colors!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

March 03, 2019

Great card love the clear panel. Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

March 03, 2019

Fabulous window! Love this design with it’s underwater scene. Thanks, Ilina for sharing your creative inspiration. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

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