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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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Hanh
Hanh

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! Love those colored droplets!

Theresa P
Theresa P

March 03, 2019

Love all the many die cuts that you used with the acetate on your great card.

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

March 03, 2019

I love the layering of all the wonderful underwater elements. The gorgeous colors pop so beautifully against the white. This kit is a real winner!!!

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card….love this window card sooo much and all the cute critters….

Yvonne
Yvonne

March 03, 2019

I love all the nice bright colors, the droplets, and the shadows of the shapes that were created through the acetate onto the background. Really nice effect!!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

March 03, 2019

Love this card! The bubbles are a wonderful touch!

Karin W
Karin W

March 03, 2019

I love those neon inks for your sea creatures. And…. I will use this sentiment a lot!!

Linda S.
Linda S.

March 03, 2019

Such a lovely card with all the bright and happy colors.

Janis
Janis

March 03, 2019

Great card. TFS.

Marzee Carnes
Marzee Carnes

March 03, 2019

I love your card! I think I need this kit!

Tracy Lynn Lustick
Tracy Lynn Lustick

March 03, 2019

Looks like beautiful set filled with possibilities!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

March 03, 2019

Ilina, this is a bright fun card! Thank you!

Laura P.
Laura P.

March 03, 2019

What a wonderful card! Window cards are so intriguing, especially with such cute images, bright colors, amd depth! The reactive inks are new to me and look very cool. Really enjoy your card…thanks for sharing your process!

Debbie Br
Debbie Br

March 03, 2019

Never would have thought to use neon inks, love the results!

Betty
Betty

March 03, 2019

Love the design of this card. Vibrant colors and the cut away instructions. Thanks Ilina!

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 03, 2019

What an amazing kit and your creativity shows it off beautifully!

Krystal Overby
Krystal Overby

March 03, 2019

Such a beautiful and colorful card!

Lori pusz
Lori pusz

March 03, 2019

Super cute card

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 03, 2019

What a fun and colorful card. The possibilities are endless when creating underwater scene cards and I am excited to see the full reveal soon!

Yvonne Stein
Yvonne Stein

March 03, 2019

What a stunning card.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 03, 2019

That’s one fabulous card full of sea creatures! Great job with getting so many on the card without being too crowded. The acetate was a nice bonus. This kit sure has it all.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 03, 2019

Wonderful colors and images! Love this beautiful card! This kit looks so inspiring…. can’t wait to see more!

Bessie
Bessie

March 03, 2019

So very cute! I really love the ocean theme. So excited and ready!

Lee Winemiller Cockrum
Lee Winemiller Cockrum

March 03, 2019

Love all the bright colors!!

Marie Stuart
Marie Stuart

March 03, 2019

Such a cute card. I’m loving the unique window with the fish and bubbles.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

March 03, 2019

The colors and the stamping are FABULOUS! Thank you for the beautiful card!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

March 03, 2019

So gorgeous and colourful! I am in love with this kit!

Traci
Traci

March 03, 2019

Love the colors!

Mercedes M Rivera
Mercedes M Rivera

March 03, 2019

This is looking like a great kit so far.

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

March 03, 2019

Your window card is very pretty. This kit is amazing!!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

March 03, 2019

I love your acetate window scene and bright, cheery card. The new inks look like fun to play with!

LBSue
LBSue

March 03, 2019

So bright and pretty! Who wouldn’t be happy to receive this card!?

MIchelle Hackett
MIchelle Hackett

March 03, 2019

The more I see this, the more I love it. So excited for this kit.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 03, 2019

These colors really brighten up the sea scene! Love the neons on the silhouette creatures. This card is really a 3D glimpse into an underwater paradies!

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous card Ilina, I love this shape. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

March 03, 2019

That card is so fun. Love the colors and the layout. Looks like a great kit coming!

Teri S.
Teri S.

March 03, 2019

What wonderful brilliant colours you’ve used to create this fun card. I like the different way you made it & those green & blue gems are so pretty. Thanks.

Cheri
Cheri

March 03, 2019

Great card! Really like the window-style & the soft coloring!

Bo
Bo

March 03, 2019

Love all the little sea creatures. The use of the bright colors really make the scene come alive.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 03, 2019

love the brightly colored sea creatures – sweet layout:)

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

March 03, 2019

I love the acetate panel with all the colorful sea images. The layout is interesting and arresting. The jewel drops enhances the underwater theme.

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 03, 2019

What a fun, colorful card. Love the look of this set.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

March 03, 2019

I just love the overall design of this card with the clear panel in the middle!

Maria B
Maria B

March 03, 2019

The little coral is sweet. I look forward to seeing this kit. I like your card design.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 03, 2019

Such a fun and happy design!! And those droplets are so refreshing looking.

Lisa
Lisa

March 03, 2019

I love the bright colors on this card! The acetate window is also a great idea! So many different ways to use these images! Can’t wait to get my kit!

Carol L.
Carol L.

March 03, 2019

The droplets are the perfect touch and color for this card! They look like bubbles of water and really enhance the design.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

March 03, 2019

I love anything to do with the beach or ocean too. I guess that’s why we live withn a couple of miles from the beach!! Your card is so bright and cheerful. Can’t wait for this kit!!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

March 03, 2019

Really pretty card. Love all the colors!

Jane
Jane

March 03, 2019

Awesome. Love the sea turtle looks so real

Mandi chau
Mandi chau

March 03, 2019

What a beautiful card!

DonnaA
DonnaA

March 03, 2019

Clever card design, I’m going to try to make it when I get my kit. Love the bright colors.

Kathy E
Kathy E

March 03, 2019

Always love your monthly kits but this looks like a real winner!! Since I live by the beach, I make lots of beach/water themed cards. Can’t wait to see this one !

Karen Warren
Karen Warren

March 03, 2019

Love the colors on this card.

Karen Warren
Karen Warren

March 03, 2019

Love the colors on this card.

Gerlinde Townsley
Gerlinde Townsley

March 03, 2019

Beautiful colors! Living in Florida, I think I have to have this set!

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

March 03, 2019

Fun, creative design! Love the neon colors!

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

March 03, 2019

Love your card, never thought of making an acetate window like that. Thank for sharing your creative card idea with us. I will definitely be trying one myself.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 03, 2019

I love the window idea and the colors you chose.
Beautiful card and fun kit!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

March 03, 2019

Beautiful colors!

Amy
Amy

March 03, 2019

So colorful! Well done!

Sue D
Sue D

March 03, 2019

So cute. Love the fun neon colors.

Lisa
Lisa

March 03, 2019

Wow, what a bright and beautiful card! Love all those little sea images!

Mary Ellen Parks
Mary Ellen Parks

March 03, 2019

I love this card! I live near the ocean where sea turtles are an endangered species. I would love to make cards using the Hero Arts neon inks. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make this!😍

Becky Reynolds
Becky Reynolds

March 03, 2019

I love this card and the sentiment on it. Acetate is such a fun product to use. The scene you created is awesome. Another win for HA!

Margie
Margie

March 03, 2019

Like the bright colors

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 03, 2019

Beautiful ocean scene love how bright and cheerful this card is. This new kit will truly bring a smile to your face!

Felicia C
Felicia C

March 03, 2019

Wonderful! I love the idea of using neon ink pads! It makes the die cuts just totally pop. Can’t wait to see this kit. I love anything to do with the sea!

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 03, 2019

Amazing bright colors. Love it :)

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

March 03, 2019

Love the colors of the card — so cheerful and happy!

Lisa K
Lisa K

March 03, 2019

Lovely card! I does look like an aquarium. Love the inspiration.

Eva N
Eva N

March 03, 2019

Love how you used the kit elements on the acetate to make a fluid underwater scene. I like the variety of sea creatures.

nancy f
nancy f

March 03, 2019

Love the colors. Awesome kit!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

March 03, 2019

I love the effect of the reactive ink with water.

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

March 03, 2019

I love the colorful fish! Makes me feel like I’m really seeing them in their element!

Ronda S.
Ronda S.

March 03, 2019

Love the card, it’s so colorful and happy!

Jo Anne Malicoat
Jo Anne Malicoat

March 03, 2019

I just love the double fold card idea – it works so perfectly with all those little fishes! And those droplets are perfect – nice job :-)

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

March 03, 2019

The clear panel on the front of the card is a great technique that I have forgotten about and it is very effective used here. Also excited about playing with the reactive inks used in the kit. So glad this kit is ocean/aquarium themed. It’s going to be lots of fun.

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

March 03, 2019

I love the great neon colors of your fish! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

March 03, 2019

Love the clear/cut out panel! This kit is shaping up to be one of my favorites!

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

March 03, 2019

Love the bright colors on this adorable card.

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 03, 2019

So pretty! Love the unique fold & bright colors! The Reactive inks look awesome!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 03, 2019

Fabulous card! I love the happy colours you’ve used for all the sea creatures!

Lynne
Lynne

March 03, 2019

I cannot wait to get my hands on this kit. It looks like oodles of fun!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 03, 2019

Another gorgeous ocean scene! Love the colors!!!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

March 03, 2019

This is a spectacular card. I’m heading to a card retreat and can’t wait to try to make it. You always have some great ideas. Did you make a video of this one?

Robyn S
Robyn S

March 03, 2019

Love the bright display in the ocean – looking forward to the kit reveal, thanks for the inspiration.

Kimmer Manera
Kimmer Manera

March 03, 2019

I have spent most summers of my life at the beach and now live 15 minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico🧜🏻‍♀️ I love love ❤️ this kit!

Carol
Carol

March 03, 2019

Love this card idea. Nice and vibrant and cleverly done. X

Andrea Gallucio
Andrea Gallucio

March 03, 2019

LOVE the colors!

Georgie P
Georgie P

March 03, 2019

The neon inks really pop!

Yvette
Yvette

March 03, 2019

Love the coral!

Konnie Wren
Konnie Wren

March 03, 2019

I can’t wait for the total reveal. So many possibilities. Love the colors

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

March 03, 2019

Such a striking card – loving the neon colors & all the layers. Would love to play with this kit.

Dawn Sullivan
Dawn Sullivan

March 03, 2019

I adore the vibrant colors and the acetate panel. It’s so cohesive!

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

March 03, 2019

Lovely card! I like that the aquarium part is on the inside of the card so you’re really peeking in through the “glass”. I can’t wait to play with this kit!

Deborah
Deborah

March 03, 2019

I love this card. This is definitely a “must have” kit.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 03, 2019

This is so darling!

Jessica Colie
Jessica Colie

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card. I love the acetate window, the addition of the shadows behind the images is great. The droplets are fantastic too.

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

March 03, 2019

The see through feature is a great idea.