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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short May 04, 2018 371 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the May My Monthly Hero kit!. Release day is Monday, May 7th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Monday. Now let's join Michelle who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Isn't this just a wonderful kit! It is perfect for so many occasions. I just love the frame die in the main kit (I think this is a big favorite among all of the Creative Team), so I wanted to use that for my card today. 

Thinking Of You by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by creating my background. I took a piece of watercolour paper and using an ink blending tool, applied the Ombre Reactive Spring Day Ink Pad, which is an add-on this month. I used all three colours and blended them so it looks like soft grass and sky. I then sprinkled on some water, let it sit and picked up any excess with a paper towel. This was added to a white card base with tape runner.

Thinking of You by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I then took the frame die from the kit and die cut this from white cardstock. The frame was then added on to the card with foam tape. I took one of the sentiments from the main kit stamp set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was added to the card with a combination of tape runner and foam tape. To finish off, I added a few clear jewels. 

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, 7th May, before the kit launches at 1pm eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win! 

Good luck!

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Donna Woodhall
Donna Woodhall

May 15, 2018

Beautiful card the colors are soft and relaxing

Sara
Sara

May 07, 2018

I am thrilled at the thought of new inks to try and experiment with

Naciu Octavia
Naciu Octavia

May 07, 2018

Beautiful card! Great ideas

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 07, 2018

Beautiful card. The frame die is so lovely.

C Cassel
C Cassel

May 07, 2018

White is such a nice option, changing it up from black.

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

May 07, 2018

I love this background. These colors are so soft and pretty. Beautiful card.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

May 07, 2018

So soft and pretty. My fave!

Lara
Lara

May 07, 2018

Gorgeous color blending!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

May 07, 2018

This is such a lovely and fresh design. And the swing looks so inviting. Can’t wait to receive my kit!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

May 07, 2018

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

Sue D
Sue D

May 06, 2018

I like the soft background.

conniecrafter
conniecrafter

May 06, 2018

such a pretty spring time feel!

Rae Culak
Rae Culak

May 06, 2018

This is the most wonderful kit, I can just tell from the little buts were getting to see.

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

May 06, 2018

Love the card. Can’t wait for this kit.

Elicia Bianco
Elicia Bianco

May 06, 2018

I always love how adding depth to a card can give make the card so much more interesting. It makes you think you are looking in. very nice.

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

May 06, 2018

Love the look of simple ness of this card! Can’t wait for the reveal! 💕

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

May 06, 2018

This die is great.

Deborah
Deborah

May 06, 2018

My heart is beating with excitement waiting for the unveiling of this kit!!

Mitzi
Mitzi

May 06, 2018

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

Flo
Flo

May 06, 2018

Love the soft look of this card with the pastel colors with the white card stock.

Yanira Hernandez
Yanira Hernandez

May 06, 2018

Bright and clean- lovely 😊

Mary M.
Mary M.

May 06, 2018

Love the swing part of this die. Will make great card sets.

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

May 06, 2018

Perfect use for this Die, I love HA frame dies!

Cheryl P
Cheryl P

May 06, 2018

Looking at the examples it seems the ink pad is a new “need”! Love the card.

Louise R.
Louise R.

May 06, 2018

Love the soft colors of the background. Perfect for spring.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

May 06, 2018

Beautiful card! So serene and happy!

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 06, 2018

Beautiful die! Love the beautiful colors in the background!

Shannon
Shannon

May 06, 2018

Such a beautiful creation – love the look of the white over the color background!

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

May 06, 2018

That’s a gorgeous card ! The blended colors are so beautiful !!

Lynne
Lynne

May 06, 2018

Beautiful colors. Love the silhouette, too.

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

May 06, 2018

Very summery! :D
Love it!

Rochelle Crawford
Rochelle Crawford

May 06, 2018

Lovely

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

May 06, 2018

So light and fresh, just love it Michelle!!

Roslyn
Roslyn

May 06, 2018

This looks very elegant!

Jo B
Jo B

May 06, 2018

Oh wow, that’s so beautiful! I love how bright and spring/summery it is :)

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

May 06, 2018

What a lovely card. Love that die!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

May 06, 2018

Very sweet and pretty card. The new frame die is gorgeous!

Kathy
Kathy

May 06, 2018

Great die

F. Andre
F. Andre

May 06, 2018

This frame is so versatile. Love your card.

Diana W
Diana W

May 06, 2018

Such a simple card, but it looks absolutely beautiful with the background colors!

Samantha Coleman
Samantha Coleman

May 06, 2018

Your card is very spring like and reminds me of when I used to sit in the swing after school and read to my heart’s content. Thank you

Sophia Burke
Sophia Burke

May 06, 2018

Oh my!! I am just in love with that blended backround there. And the silhouette is just so pretty.

Susan Humphreys
Susan Humphreys

May 06, 2018

Such a beautiful card for summer!

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

May 06, 2018

Just beautiful! I really love this die.

Jackie Stoltz
Jackie Stoltz

May 06, 2018

Beautiful card; thanks for sharing!

Audrey L.
Audrey L.

May 06, 2018

I love the die used on this card! You also made the perfect background for it!

Corrine
Corrine

May 06, 2018

This is a “gotta have” set. Can’t wait to get one!

Marianne
Marianne

May 06, 2018

So pretty and spring-like with those soft background colours.

Ty
Ty

May 06, 2018

Another classically beautiful card. Sometimes the simple cards are just so impactful.

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

May 06, 2018

Michelle this is a lovely card. Like the contrast between the white and the color, very nice

joy meadows
joy meadows

May 06, 2018

I love the frame die, too! A beautiful card, Michelle.

Frances
Frances

May 06, 2018

I’m loving this ink. Such beautiful colors. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lori pusz
Lori pusz

May 06, 2018

Simple and beautiful.

Jackie S
Jackie S

May 06, 2018

This frame die is gorgeous in white against the bright background.

Mateja P
Mateja P

May 06, 2018

I can see why this is DTs favourite :) Lovely scene :)

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

May 06, 2018

The colors in the new reactive ink pad are beautiful and so is that frame die. Thanks for sharing the beautiful card.

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

May 06, 2018

Love that main frame die in white and the background colors!

joyce willy
joyce willy

May 06, 2018

what a great die — your interpretation is so dreamy and fresh.

Miller Tommie
Miller Tommie

May 06, 2018

I love the look of this card

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

May 06, 2018

I can’t wait to use the fancy die. And those springs colors are beautiful!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

May 06, 2018

I really love this fame die. It’s so cute. This card is so sweet. Love the soft look of your ink blending.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

May 06, 2018

Love this card! I don’t know what else is in the kit but I think this die is fantastic. I can’t wait till the kit comes!

Leslie Gladney
Leslie Gladney

May 06, 2018

I love this kind of soft watercolor background!

Purvi
Purvi

May 06, 2018

The frame die is gorgeous. It steals the show. A ‘wow’ card!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

May 06, 2018

I love this frame die! The tree frame is beautiful and the swing just makes it all the more amazing. Tree swings like this bring back many childhood memories. Your background is gorgeous and makes for a peaceful scene.

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

May 06, 2018

Love the ink blending! This is such a sweet frame die! Can’t wait to see the kit.

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

May 06, 2018

Love the pretty blue and green colors. They scream SPRING! :)

Line E. Olsen
Line E. Olsen

May 06, 2018

I love this stencil.

Denise
Denise

May 06, 2018

Love the light look of this card.

Monica
Monica

May 06, 2018

Love the fancy die. I hope it’s part of the kit!

Mandy
Mandy

May 06, 2018

Gorgeous, soft colours that remind me of a lovely spring day. Versatile.

Patti R.
Patti R.

May 06, 2018

Love this frame die—it really adds a unique look. I’m so looking forwards to purchasing this kit!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

May 06, 2018

Lovely card and fabulous frame die ♥ Looking forward to see the whole kit!

S duran
S duran

May 06, 2018

I love the dreamy and whimsical die to create a mental peaceful garden!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

May 06, 2018

What a pretty card!!

Liron alush
Liron alush

May 06, 2018

Dreamy card

Lisa fragassi
Lisa fragassi

May 06, 2018

Its looking so wonderful cant wait!!

Sharon G.
Sharon G.

May 06, 2018

Love this card. I think this kit will be a favorite.

Kathy s
Kathy s

May 05, 2018

Fantastic card – I can think of so many uses for this die the team have shown two but I think it would be one of those dies I would keep coming back to for a variety of occasions I visualise a wedding card with a couple underneath (minus the swing) for example. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. The new reactive inks look interesting too.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card! I am so excited about this kit!

Florentina Vega
Florentina Vega

May 05, 2018

I am thrilled with this card because I feel the cool summer breeze of May on this scenario, Michelle, thank you for sharing.

karenajo
karenajo

May 05, 2018

Such a pretty frame die and a great card. Thanks for sharing !

Diane Conklin
Diane Conklin

May 05, 2018

This card is stunning! I love the ombré ink. I can’t wait to see the entire kit. Looks like this one will be a favorite of mine.

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

May 05, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card! The bright background color and clear jewels make it perfect. Thank you Michelle.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 05, 2018

Lovely scene! Beautiful colors and an awesome frame die! Such a sweet card!

Kim Salito
Kim Salito

May 05, 2018

What a lovely card. I can’t wait to see the kit.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

May 05, 2018

That is a beautiful card. Love the blended background. Great Job!

Marcee Rodgers
Marcee Rodgers

May 05, 2018

This is such a beautiful card! The background colors make me happy😊

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

May 05, 2018

Love the soft colors in your background!

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

May 05, 2018

Both cards I’ve seen so far are so pretty!

Teddie Newhouse
Teddie Newhouse

May 05, 2018

Love what you did with the background. This is going to be a great kit!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

May 05, 2018

Love the light colors in this scene! It is like a dream!

Kathy
Kathy

May 05, 2018

I like the white at the front. Beautiful card!

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

May 05, 2018

So pretty and whimsical, I love the soft colors! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!! Thanks for sharing!!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

May 05, 2018

Lovely card, can’t wait to see this kit and the add ons.

Cynthia Dennis
Cynthia Dennis

May 05, 2018

What can I say….Hero Arts I love the Monthly kits… I already know (from what I’ve seen so far) that this is going to be one of my fav’s!!

Debby Prutzman
Debby Prutzman

May 05, 2018

I cannot wait to see the whole kit, very excited with what I have seen so far!

Bertha
Bertha

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card and colour scheme!

Ammerline
Ammerline

May 05, 2018

Really loving this die!! imagine all the possibilities!

Geri S.
Geri S.

May 05, 2018

Love the look so far, maybe more outdoors stuff fun for the summer? Would like that!

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