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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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Callie
Callie

March 03, 2019

I love the way the reactive inks blend. Such a pretty color with the white cardstock. Nice use of this fun kit!

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! I love anything ocean themed! Yours is one I would like to make over and over again. Thanks for the inspiration. TFS.

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

March 03, 2019

Love the see through sea scene. Love the bubble droplets too. Looks like another home run fun kit.

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 03, 2019

Beautiful and bright!! Love the summer at the aquarium feel to it!

Tara Rahemat
Tara Rahemat

March 03, 2019

I love how you did the window on this. Such great dimension :)

lee
lee

March 03, 2019

Great work! Love the ocean set!

Madeline L
Madeline L

March 03, 2019

Hero kits just keep getting better and better! Cute card!

RosieJ
RosieJ

March 03, 2019

This die set makes you want to take a dip in the ocean and take a swim with the sea creatures. Its a nice die set with all the plants and fish.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

March 03, 2019

Great colors and technique use in this card. Love the sentiment

Ann K.
Ann K.

March 03, 2019

Love the colors – and what a great sentiment. Those reactive inks look very intriguing…

Missy V
Missy V

March 03, 2019

Excited to see what the kit entails. Great card

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

March 03, 2019

I enjoy the vibrant colors that you Ilina. As usual you do beautiful work.

Leanne S
Leanne S

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 03, 2019

Loving all the pretty pastel hues!

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

March 03, 2019

Your choice of bright colors adds a whole new take on this kit. I love all the pretty fish! I’m a big fan of the ocean and this card just screams happy to me! Looking forward to the full kit reveal!

marylouh
marylouh

March 03, 2019

A fun card. Love the acetate so you can see
through the card into the “sea”. thanks
for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cynthia O
Cynthia O

March 03, 2019

Love the colors and design of your ocean themed card, Iliana! The droplets add great dimension.

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card. Excited for this kit.

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

March 03, 2019

Awww, I love the cheerful vibrant colors! So fun!!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the bright colors and the design.
Thanks for sharing…

StampinLouie
StampinLouie

March 03, 2019

Very cute and colorful card.

SUSIE NICHOLS
SUSIE NICHOLS

March 03, 2019

Cute!

Noemi
Noemi

March 03, 2019

Love the beautiful colors.
Great job!

Teri
Teri

March 03, 2019

What a fabulous card!

Darlene
Darlene

March 03, 2019

Hi Ilina,. I love the playful characters in neon. Thank you for the clever use of acetate.

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

March 03, 2019

This whole kit is so gorgeous, with so many incredible accessories. I sure hope I can get one before they sell out!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

March 02, 2019

Those drops really make your card pop! I’m loving this kit, so many ideas swirling around right now.

V
V

March 02, 2019

I love your use of the neon! Great job!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

March 02, 2019

I really like how you constructed your card base to make the aquarium window. The neon fish

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

March 02, 2019

Great card!! Love all the bright colors!

Kathleen Dippner
Kathleen Dippner

March 02, 2019

Awesome card! Looks like it will be a fabulous kit.

Katherine
Katherine

March 02, 2019

Love this. Great job on the split front.

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 02, 2019

I love the vivid colors, really beautiful!

Lauren
Lauren

March 02, 2019

This totally reminds me of the Great Barrier Reef fish. Amazing!

Donna Conrad
Donna Conrad

March 02, 2019

Love the March MMH!!

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

March 02, 2019

Hey ! Really nice card, simple but fresh. I like all those colors and fishes :)

Leona Barnes
Leona Barnes

March 02, 2019

This is a great card Ilina!! I hope you will make a tutorial on how you made it. I really love all of the beautiful colors in this card.

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 02, 2019

Love this card so much! So bright this card for the neon inks but I would like to watch how you assemble this card! It is very creative! Love the sequins! Thank you for sharing!

Kim Dorval
Kim Dorval

March 02, 2019

Really love the bubbles. These colors work very nicely together.

Shannon
Shannon

March 02, 2019

Perfect colors for a salty-sea theme! This kit is fabulous!

Tonia Sims
Tonia Sims

March 02, 2019

Unique design! Love the card!

Fiona Duff
Fiona Duff

March 02, 2019

Love the neon colours.

Judi
Judi

March 02, 2019

Wow….loving this kit!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 02, 2019

Love the clear
portion of this
fun card! Looks
adorable.
Carla from Utah

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

March 02, 2019

I love the window look of this card. This kit looks like fun.

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

March 02, 2019

Beautiful colors and layout.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

March 02, 2019

Love the water drops. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Mirella
Mirella

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card Lilina! I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Andrea B
Andrea B

March 02, 2019

I love the window panel in the front of this card and the bright sea creatures! Another beautiful and inspiring card – I can’t wait to get my kit!

Shari Czerwinski
Shari Czerwinski

March 02, 2019

Loving this sea themed release!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 02, 2019

This kit is FABULOUS!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 02, 2019

Such a fun and colorful card! Thanks for sharing!!

Karin W
Karin W

March 02, 2019

What a beautiful card!

Tami P
Tami P

March 02, 2019

Pretty colors! Would sure love to be at the beach right now!

Toni L
Toni L

March 02, 2019

Love the bright colors of this acetate panelled card—so realistic!

Denise
Denise

March 02, 2019

I love all the colors of this card. So fun! This kit sounds amazing because you get those cute droplets and ink pads too!

Janet Wise
Janet Wise

March 02, 2019

Love it!! Looks like a sneak peek into the deep blue sea! Stunning!! Tfs

Aimee Gill
Aimee Gill

March 02, 2019

I love those neon inks. Beatiful card. I can’t wait to get this kit.

Stacy L
Stacy L

March 02, 2019

Those neon colors are so much fun, It makes me wish for warmer weather.

Diane Bakehouse
Diane Bakehouse

March 02, 2019

I love anything ocean themed. You made this card very colorful and cheerful. It would brighten anyone’s day. Can’t wait for the full reveal.

Kellie
Kellie

March 02, 2019

Loving the use of acetate in all the cards. Very cool effect. 💜🇦🇺👍🏻

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card Ilina! I love all of the vibrant colors you used on this card. Great job!

Mary in Wausau WI
Mary in Wausau WI

March 02, 2019

Such a vibrant – yet peaceful scene.
This looks like a fun kit!

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

March 02, 2019

Oh this sentiment cracks me up 😂 as I love “Finding Nemo” so much and Dorie was always my fave ( her sense of orientation challenges mine :) ). Great card !

SarahC
SarahC

March 02, 2019

Lovely, lovely card! You did a great job creating and underwater scene that is very colorful reminding me of warm waters to scuba dive in. TFS.

Nika Ward
Nika Ward

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card! I love their clear panel!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 02, 2019

That is a great card and a cute way to do acetate. Love it.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 02, 2019

What a great idea to switch it up and make it a little bit different! I really like the white against the bright colors.

Shelley
Shelley

March 02, 2019

Another pretty card made from this kit! I love your colors…a perfectly “tropical” card!

Andre M.
Andre M.

March 02, 2019

Such a fun blended panel and these bright images are perfect for a coral reef scene.

Kailash
Kailash

March 02, 2019

Such a cool design, fabulous neon colors too, love it!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 02, 2019

Love all the fun colors on this card! :)

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 02, 2019

I love he card layout here! Beautiful card!

Brenda
Brenda

March 02, 2019

What a colorful and happy card!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 02, 2019

Thanks for the inspiration and can’t wait to get my hands on the new kit!

Joanne W
Joanne W

March 02, 2019

Love the bold colors and card design. Can’t wait to see the whole kit and add ones.

Helen
Helen

March 02, 2019

Beautiful colourful card Ilina. Great kit and omg white reactive ink!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindar C
Lindar C

March 02, 2019

Love the look of the colored droplets!

Barbara W Howell
Barbara W Howell

March 02, 2019

Your card is beautiful. I think thae card with the acetate window makes it look like an ocean scene. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Stewart McCorkle
Sarah Stewart McCorkle

March 02, 2019

I have always looked right over those neon inks before, but this is making me really like them!

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

March 02, 2019

Wow, cute! This kit is loaded with images!

Marsha Stehle
Marsha Stehle

March 02, 2019

Fabulous card! Love the colors and the layout!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

March 02, 2019

Fantastic card and I’m so gonna love this kit, awesome dies n stamps ♥

Jenny Coles
Jenny Coles

March 02, 2019

This kit looks so fun! Wonder card!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

March 02, 2019

Love this unique shaped card. The coral shades are so beautiful. Love them! The neon inks stand out and catch the eye. Pretty!!

Karen Lockard
Karen Lockard

March 02, 2019

I love this card and the neon colors!! Looking forward to this kit!!

Lourdes
Lourdes

March 02, 2019

Loving the neon colors! A nice BRIGHT idea!!

joan
joan

March 02, 2019

Beautiful vibrant colors and a great design!

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

March 02, 2019

Great card. Love how you’ve made the card to look like a window into an aquarium like at a SeaLife centre. This kit looks like so much fun to play with. Thanks for the inspiration, Ilina x

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

March 02, 2019

Love the card

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

March 02, 2019

I love this set and all these fun ideas! Thank you for the inspiration with this card! I am looking forward to trying out these ideas!

Angela
Angela

March 02, 2019

Love the scene you created!

Rita María Castillo
Rita María Castillo

March 02, 2019

I love Ilina’s creativity, such an ingenious design. The message she selected is encouraging and the overall design is so colorful!

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 02, 2019

The window gives this card so much depth!

Millie Watkins
Millie Watkins

March 02, 2019

This kit is awesome! Beautiful card.

Lana
Lana

March 02, 2019

I adore the bright colors of your fish against the beautiful blue. Makes me think of snorkeling in tropical waters!

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

March 02, 2019

From the sneaks so far, this set will be amazing!

Tina Dorrington
Tina Dorrington

March 02, 2019

Omg 😱😱😱

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

March 02, 2019

Very colorful card. Loved the droplets added to the card! Good job!

Josmary
Josmary

March 02, 2019

O wow this has to be my favorite card