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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett May 04, 2018 478 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the May My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, May 7th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Over the next three days, we will be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Emily who is sharing the first look at this lovely kit.

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you to share some inspiration using this beautiful, versatile May My Monthly Hero kit! I love how the kits come with so many bits and pieces that you can create a HUGE variety of projects. For my project today, I wanted to use the stunningly detailed main swing frame Fancy Die included in the kit with a little Copic coloring. You can create some really beautiful cards with just the die cut, but I love to color, and I wanted to take it up a notch. This die cut reminds me of the illustrations found in Winnie the Pooh or Peter Rabbit books. So pretty!

I started by die cutting the large oval swing frame fancy die from some white card stock. I then used my Copic markers to add some color to the tree, leaves, and swing. Because the die is a silhouette, you have to use your imagination a little when adding your color, but I was pleased with the somewhat dreamy, storybook feel. I bet this would look beautiful done in watercolors, too! For the background, I added a bit of blue sky using some of the gorgeous Reactive Ink, which is one of this month's add-ons. It blends SO beautifully. I just placed my oval die cut frame approximately where I wanted it on my white card front to get an idea of where the blue sky would stop (I wanted to make sure that my blending didn't go beyond the edges of the die cut), then used the reactive blue ink with my blending tool to create a soft summer sky. 

After I'd finished my blending, I stamped the lovely sentiment from the main kit's 6" x 8" stamp set onto a rectangle of white card stock using Intense Black ink, then adhered it to the oval frame and trimmed around the edge so that it was flush with the oval frame. I popped everything up with foam tape for lots of texture and dimension! 

Well, that's all for me today! Be sure to check back throughout the weekend. The Creative Team has lots more inspiration for you to feast your eyes on before the kit launches on Monday, May 7! 

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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, May 7th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!!

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100 Responses

Donna Woodhall
Donna Woodhall

May 15, 2018

Wow so many ideas and all so inspirational

Patsann
Patsann

May 07, 2018

This kit is just awesome and the colors used are gorgeous with a story book look. Absolutely marvolous!

rainbo
rainbo

May 07, 2018

Love the reminder of simpler days we enjoyed.

Teresa Selby
Teresa Selby

May 07, 2018

Love this kit this month. The cards are very beautiful and the colors are awesome. Makes me think of Spring and Summer almost being here. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 07, 2018

The sentiments are going to be great.

C Cassel
C Cassel

May 07, 2018

Beautiful card. I love the summer images.

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

May 07, 2018

I totally agree with you that this scene reminds me of Winnie the Pooh. How sweet is that? Beautiful card. Brings back sweet childhood memories.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

May 07, 2018

It does look like a story book. Love this Die!

Lara
Lara

May 07, 2018

Love this!

Beth merrill
Beth merrill

May 07, 2018

This looks like it will be a super fun kit to play with. The extra time and detail you added by coloring the die cut makes this card a stand-out!

conniecrafter
conniecrafter

May 06, 2018

Beautiful job of coloring this, the tree is perfectly done!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

May 06, 2018

Just love your card. Thank you for sharing.

Elicia Bianco
Elicia Bianco

May 06, 2018

Emily you really did kick this one up a notch.. The color are beautiful and really does take me back to winnie the poo. The colors are bright. a very lovey card.

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

May 06, 2018

Love the look of the copic coloring on this card! Can’t wait for the reveal! 💕

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

May 06, 2018

Great card. The swing is so cute.

Deborah
Deborah

May 06, 2018

No words!

Mitzi
Mitzi

May 06, 2018

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card & the opportunity to win.

Flo
Flo

May 06, 2018

Lovely card. Looks like it’s going to be a great kit.

Yanira Hernandez
Yanira Hernandez

May 06, 2018

Great color combinations! Looks like a painting!

Mary M.
Mary M.

May 06, 2018

Really like the versatility of this kit!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

May 06, 2018

Love this card with its painted frame, HA frame dies are such lovely dies and I’m looking forward to creating with this one!

Cheryl P
Cheryl P

May 06, 2018

Gorgeous card!

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

May 06, 2018

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is Maahvelous!

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 06, 2018

Stunning card! love the contrast of the dark wood of the tree against the blue of the sky in the background. Beautiful!

Louise R.
Louise R.

May 06, 2018

This tree swing reminds me of sunny days from summers past. What fun!

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

May 06, 2018

What a fantastic card !!

Nancy Fleming
Nancy Fleming

May 06, 2018

I love this card! It reminds me of being a kid again.

Lynne
Lynne

May 06, 2018

The hand-colored details really make this a stand out card!

Rochelle Crawford
Rochelle Crawford

May 06, 2018

So glad to get this monthly

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

May 06, 2018

Lovely colour combination! :D

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

May 06, 2018

Oh! How you colored and laid out this card looks exactly like a storybook picture!!! I would be inclined to frame it!

Roslyn
Roslyn

May 06, 2018

My first thought was Winnie the Pooh as well when I saw this! Such a beautiful card!

Jo B
Jo B

May 06, 2018

That’s a really pretty die. I’d love to see it colored in different media too.

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

May 06, 2018

Love this card. The coloring and the dies are beautiful. ANd The sentiment is great.

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

May 06, 2018

Awesome card! love the swing. Brings back lots of childhood memories.

F. Andre
F. Andre

May 06, 2018

This is a gorgeous card. Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Diana W
Diana W

May 06, 2018

I love this card. You did an amazing job with the colors on it. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Susan Humphreys
Susan Humphreys

May 06, 2018

So beautiful!! Love the colors on this card!

Sophia Burke
Sophia Burke

May 06, 2018

The trees are just beautiful, and with that aqua backround makes it evan better!!

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

May 06, 2018

This is so pretty. Love the framing of the trees.

Audrey L.
Audrey L.

May 06, 2018

Take it up a notch you did! I love this! It looks so realistic!

Marianne
Marianne

May 06, 2018

Such a sweet card.

Ty
Ty

May 06, 2018

Wow, how simple and elegant! Love!

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

May 06, 2018

Love this card takes me back to my childhood when we had a tire swing to use. Very nice!

joy meadows
joy meadows

May 06, 2018

Love this card! the swing is so sweet!

Frances
Frances

May 06, 2018

Emily, you did a fantastic job. This card definitely looks like it was from a story book. I can’t wait to tryit this die.

Lori pusz
Lori pusz

May 06, 2018

Such a beautiful card.

Jackie S
Jackie S

May 06, 2018

Your Copic coloring brings this to life. Great card.

Mateja P
Mateja P

May 06, 2018

This is such a beautiful die. So many options.

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

May 06, 2018

I love the idea of coloring that beautiful die cut and not just using it as a silhouette because that makes it a lot more versatile. Your card is beautiful.

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

May 06, 2018

Love the tree and swing die! It’s a pretty card and I’m looking forward to seeing more of the new kit.

joyce willy
joyce willy

May 06, 2018

The die is a winner. I especially liked the roots of the tree. And as usual, your coloring is something to be admired.

Miller Tommie
Miller Tommie

May 06, 2018

That fancy die is great!

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

May 06, 2018

I the love the colors! It’s a beautiful relaxing scene :). Reminds me of a fairy tale!
Jackie Price
Jackie Price

May 06, 2018

Gorgeous card!! Love the colours. You’ve created such a beautiful scene. This is one amazing frame die from HA!!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

May 06, 2018

This frame die looks fabulous colored with comics. Great card. I just love the little swing in the trees. I’m excited that that I’m be able to put some cards together pretty fast using this die because it is so detailed you really don’t need a whole lot more on your card.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

May 06, 2018

This is gorgeous! I can’t wait for this month’s kit.

Leslie Gladney
Leslie Gladney

May 06, 2018

I agree, it does remind me of winnie the pooh!

Purvi
Purvi

May 06, 2018

Love the card, can’t wait to get the kit.

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

May 06, 2018

Storybook feel indeed!! Nice job coloring and adding more pleasing details!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

May 06, 2018

I love trees, they were one of my favorite things to draw as a child. The copuc coloring does kuck it up a notch!

Line E. Olsen
Line E. Olsen

May 06, 2018

Lovely!

Monica
Monica

May 06, 2018

That’s a beautiful fancy die.. such a pretty card!

Mandy
Mandy

May 06, 2018

Love the card, the frame makes it stand out so beautifully with all the details.

Patti R.
Patti R.

May 06, 2018

This is SO magical looking!

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

May 06, 2018

MMH has become my new addiction! I’m impatiently waiting for Mondays unveiling!

Liron a
Liron a

May 06, 2018

Lovely scene card. Makes your imagination work

Teresa  Selby
Teresa Selby

May 06, 2018

Love the card! You all do a great job on the kits. Love them. Be more happy when I get my kit in my hands. Last month’s got delayed in Montana somewhere. So I wishing on the stars it won’t take that long on this new kit. But I do love my kits. Thanks Hero Arts for giving me my kits.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

May 05, 2018

I love the coloring you did on this card! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Yvonne Vansickle
Yvonne Vansickle

May 05, 2018

Love it!

karenajo
karenajo

May 05, 2018

This is a great window die and I love the pretty scene you created with it !

Diane Conklin
Diane Conklin

May 05, 2018

Lovely card! I love this Fancy die. It’s going to be so versatile.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 05, 2018

Gorgeous card! Love this pretty scene! Beautiful colors and details!

Kim Salito
Kim Salito

May 05, 2018

Lovely card. Can’t wait for the new kit.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

May 05, 2018

That is a great card and wonderful coloring. I totally see what you mean about it reminding you about Winnie the Pooh!

Teddie Newhouse
Teddie Newhouse

May 05, 2018

I love the way you made that frame die come to life with the color and background. The sentiment is sweet as well. Gonna be a great kit!

Patti G
Patti G

May 05, 2018

I love your card and the different cards you could use this die with.

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

May 05, 2018

It’s a gorgeous scene! Love the die!

Cynthia Dennis
Cynthia Dennis

May 05, 2018

Love, love, love this card! So beautiful 💜

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

May 05, 2018

That die cut has so much potential. This kit has me very intrigued.

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

May 05, 2018

Love this card so much! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit. Thank you for inspiring some great ideas and looking forward to the release!

Kathy
Kathy

May 05, 2018

I can’t wait for my kit to come!!! Way to kick off the sneak peeks. Lovely card!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

May 05, 2018

Such a beautiful, unique card. The coloring is gorgeous.

Geri S.
Geri S.

May 05, 2018

That looks so cool! Can’t wait to see the rest!

Ammerline
Ammerline

May 05, 2018

Omg! Need this! lotsa ideas popping in my mind already :D

Debby K Prutzman
Debby K Prutzman

May 05, 2018

Nice card, can be used as an all occasion card due to its nature setting. Thank you for another nice card.

Stephanie L Wilkerson
Stephanie L Wilkerson

May 05, 2018

This is such a lovely card. The swing makes me think of summer and I love the colors.

bev p
bev p

May 05, 2018

The problem with playing catch-up: I saw the second post before the first! I was wowed by the sillhouette done in white, but now I am totally blown away by this one colored so beautifully. Thank you.

Danielle
Danielle

May 05, 2018

I love any stamp or die that involves trees! Cannot wait for this kit!!

HarshitaSachan
HarshitaSachan

May 05, 2018

This card Is absolutely gorgeous!

margie
margie

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card can’t wait to use the kit.

Andrea
Andrea

May 05, 2018

Oh my goodness this is just stunning.

Amy Dienes
Amy Dienes

May 05, 2018

Awesome! Looking forward to getting the kit and playing.

Sheanna
Sheanna

May 05, 2018

This is so georgeous, coloring it in changes it totally

Sheanna
Sheanna

May 05, 2018

This is so georgeous, coloring it in changes it totally

Mo
Mo

May 05, 2018

Wow! I had never thought of coloring a die cut! It does remind me of my favorite Winnie the Pooh illustrations! Thanks for your great creative ideas!

Peggy
Peggy

May 05, 2018

Would love to create some cards for ladies in a nursing home with this beautiful kit.

Anne-Laure BM
Anne-Laure BM

May 05, 2018

This kit seems really nice. I already love the die. The colors you put on it are perfect !

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

May 05, 2018

Very pretty card. Love the way you colored it.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

May 05, 2018

Love the card!

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