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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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GabriellaB
GabriellaB

March 02, 2019

I love the bright colors and another fun sentiment

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

March 02, 2019

What a cute card. I love the design idea.

beverly robinson
beverly robinson

March 02, 2019

These colors make me happy! I love how you used the acetate, and the droplets are gorgeous.

Gilda Brooms
Gilda Brooms

March 02, 2019

Oh how fun this is!! Love everything about it!

ANGIE A.
ANGIE A.

March 02, 2019

Wow! These just keep getting better! I love all the sea creatures.

Michele W
Michele W

March 02, 2019

Love your bright and cheerful ocean-themed card! Makes me feel like summer is right around the corner – rather than more snow that’s headed our way. :)

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

March 02, 2019

Very cool design for this card Ilina. The neon colors are so perfect for this salt water aquarium scene and the images are beautiful, I love this kit!! Thanks for the inspiration Ilina, I can’t wait to get this and get started playing :)
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Cassie
Cassie

March 02, 2019

This is a wonderfully vibrant card. There are so many options to play around with colors on these little sea creatures. The window in the middle is a nice touch, I can’t wait for this set to come out!

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

March 02, 2019

Very creative! Love this card. Would like to see a tutorial on exactly how you made this card,

Carol Kelley
Carol Kelley

March 02, 2019

Love your card. The neon colors are awesome.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

March 02, 2019

what a beautiful design!

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

March 02, 2019

OMG! So cute!

Anne Hudgens
Anne Hudgens

March 02, 2019

Such an easy way to make a colorful and creative shaker card!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

March 02, 2019

I love how all of these sneak peeks are so colorful and vibrant. I’m looking forward to seeing the full kit.

Deb M
Deb M

March 02, 2019

Love this technique! So fun!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

March 02, 2019

So a beautiful vibrant card love it 💕

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

March 02, 2019

Those droplets are really fantastic, nice addition to the card.

diana @ playing
diana @ playing

March 02, 2019

Love this kit. Can hardly wait to see the release.

Ro
Ro

March 02, 2019

Love the skinny look of this card, and those neon inks really make it pop

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

March 02, 2019

Love it! Great idea for an under the sea card!

MARIA
MARIA

March 02, 2019

Wonderful card!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 02, 2019

Love the colors and the how the droplets add to the “water” feel of the card! So pretty!

Claudia A
Claudia A

March 02, 2019

So beautiful! I love the acetate window and the bright colors.

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

March 02, 2019

Love your design with making the window a different size. Excited for this kit.

TERRI
TERRI

March 02, 2019

YOU USED ONE OF MY FAVORITE SAYINGS. I HOPE THIS SAYING IS IN THE MAIN KIT. I LOVE YOUR COLOR SEA LIFE. BEAUTIFUL CARD. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MINE.

Ang
Ang

March 02, 2019

I can’t wait to see the rest of this kit. I’m getting so many ideas from these sneaks.
Thanks

Louise Coviello
Louise Coviello

March 02, 2019

I love the images and sentiment on this card. I especially love the seahorse and sea turtles. Can’t wait to see the kit!

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

March 02, 2019

I love the bright neon colors! Such a sweet card!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

March 02, 2019

What a fun card! I have to say, I am intrigued by the color “sea salt”. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

Christine H
Christine H

March 02, 2019

This is another interesting way to use the kit. I love all the colors and detail. The castle is a nice touch!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

March 02, 2019

Great card idea. I love this set so much I can’t wait to play. Your card is gorgeous and bright and so fun!

Charly
Charly

March 02, 2019

This kit!! What a fun card.

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

March 02, 2019

I said this before, but this card reminds me of swimming in the Bahamas, the beautiful blue water and the colorful sea life. This card is beautiful. .

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

March 02, 2019

Very clever……beautiful, colorful and fun card…….

Patty McMurray
Patty McMurray

March 02, 2019

Love the ocean scene and all the colors!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 02, 2019

Good advice! Great card!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 02, 2019

This kit looks promising! So many possibilities.

Olga V.
Olga V.

March 02, 2019

I love the bright colours and the amazing take on an acetate use for the front panel!!! Thank you for inspiration, Ilina!

Karen M
Karen M

March 02, 2019

Love all the bright colors. This kit is a must!

Heather George
Heather George

March 02, 2019

The droplets are a good touch. Is the shadow made from the camera or were they intentional?

DeniseP
DeniseP

March 02, 2019

Love this card! I am so excited for launch of this kit!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

March 02, 2019

This is so bright and colorful!

Rachel
Rachel

March 02, 2019

Love this card, it looks like the fish are having a party!

Hannah Joy
Hannah Joy

March 02, 2019

Love the fun colors!

Machell
Machell

March 02, 2019

I’m getting excited! This looks like a great kit! Thank you!

Alysia A
Alysia A

March 02, 2019

This is beautiful

Golda
Golda

March 02, 2019

I like the bright colors you used! This is looking to be a wonderful kit.