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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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Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

May 05, 2018

This card is so delicate and shouts “warm, beautiful spring day!” Love the soft colors of the ombre inka!

Stephanie L Wilkerson
Stephanie L Wilkerson

May 05, 2018

Such a beautiful card. The color blending is beautiful.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

May 05, 2018

Love this frame, I think it says a spring/summer scene just as it is, a peaceful place to be. Thank you for the inspiration.

bev p
bev p

May 05, 2018

I think this style of die may have to be the next on the list of basic supplies to buy to have for a complete craft space—-and this design is wonderful for so many occasions. It is simple, and sweet, and nostalgic, and brings back memories of a swing like that at my uncle’s house when I was a kid. Amazing how a simple background and a bit of dimension really show off the design. Thank you.

Debby K Prutzman
Debby K Prutzman

May 05, 2018

The intricate design with the swing from the tree makes me think of my childhood, just love it!

Danielle
Danielle

May 05, 2018

Love this beautiful die and the soft colors you used. Just lovely. I’ll definitely be wanting this Kit
HarshitaSachan
HarshitaSachan

May 05, 2018

Not only the background looks amazing but the die does add a lot of element to the card!

margie
margie

May 05, 2018

Love the silhouette look

Becky Green
Becky Green

May 05, 2018

I LOVE that little swing in the tree! It just says, “Come & sit awhile!” Such a NICE WAY to spend some time this summer! ;) A LOVELY CARD with the sponged on color to make this frame POP! ;)

Dgolly
Dgolly

May 05, 2018

Looking like a terrific kit. Can’t wait to see it all.

Andrea
Andrea

May 05, 2018

Love this new die that cuts this image. Such springy colors.

Sheanna
Sheanna

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card.

K Kraft
K Kraft

May 05, 2018

This die is sooo gorgeous! I love the colored background you created.

Janet D.
Janet D.

May 05, 2018

This is so pretty! I love this die!

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

May 05, 2018

Very soft and classy card. Very simple but beautiful. This die in the main kit will surely be overused by everyone-it’s AWESOME!!

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

May 05, 2018

Wonderful Card! Love the blended background!

Debbie
Debbie

May 05, 2018

What a beautiful background for this gorgeous new frame die.

Mo
Mo

May 05, 2018

The background is absolutely perfect. You have given me so many ideas with your creative touches. Thank you!

Mo
Mo

May 05, 2018

The background is absolutely perfect. You have given me so many ideas with your creative touches. Thank you!

Anne-Laure BM
Anne-Laure BM

May 05, 2018

This is card is really nice. Very clear and fresh. This die could be used with several possibilities. Great ! <3

Anne-Laure BM
Anne-Laure BM

May 05, 2018

This is card is really nice. Very clear and fresh. This die could be used with several possibilities. Great ! <3

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

May 05, 2018

Very cute card. Quick and easy.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

May 05, 2018

Love the die cut!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

May 05, 2018

Beautiful background!

Margaret
Margaret

May 05, 2018

So lovely! Your background coloring is just right!

Florence
Florence

May 05, 2018

The white die cut is gorgeous. The colors used make the die cut pop. This is such a pretty card!

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

May 05, 2018

Great looking card! This would really appeal to all my friends who remember sitting on tree swings!

Isabelle
Isabelle

May 05, 2018

As usual, Michelle’s created a beautiful card. I love the soft colors for the background.

Angie Hall
Angie Hall

May 05, 2018

I like the background using the hombre ink pad.. This die is so interesting.

Arlaeeh
Arlaeeh

May 05, 2018

I’m just amazed how much the color of the background makes this card stand out!

Judy
Judy

May 05, 2018

Very versatile die. I can see this used in a lot of ways.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

May 05, 2018

This is such a beautiful card! I like the softness of the colors and the wonderful dimension that the elevated frame creates. I’m sure the full reveal will be awesome. Hurry, Monday:)

Anne D Roberts
Anne D Roberts

May 05, 2018

This frame die is so sweet. It takes me back to many good childhood memories. The hombre reactive spring day ink pad is a must have! I love the way you blended the ink to create the background. Thank you.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

May 05, 2018

Love this frame die with the swing! Reminds me of my childhood.

Jeanette
Jeanette

May 05, 2018

I have a feeling This card kit is gonna be amazing!! Beautiful card!!

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

May 05, 2018

Oh, my now I am very excited about this kit as I love these frames. I have others from previous kits and I just love using them and making a card look so professionally done!!! Which is what your card is like – love it!!!

krock
krock

May 05, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderfully detailed die. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Patty Haff
Patty Haff

May 05, 2018

this reminds me of my backyard swing many years ago

Dana Sadowski
Dana Sadowski

May 05, 2018

So many ideas already! Lot it!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

May 05, 2018

Simple and stunning! This is a kit that speaks to my heart.

Jen
Jen

May 05, 2018

Nice card. I’m excited to see more!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

May 05, 2018

Excited that the main kit will include this beautiful die!

Rita Chen Fujisawa
Rita Chen Fujisawa

May 05, 2018

Can’t wait to see the whole release! Really liking the creative frame die.

Carolee McCaslin
Carolee McCaslin

May 05, 2018

This card is so pretty!! Love it and I know I’m going to LOVE this new kit!!

Tani
Tani

May 05, 2018

Love the die! Can’t wait to get my kit.

Marie Stuart
Marie Stuart

May 05, 2018

Ohhh what a pretty tree stencil!

Yvonne Morentin
Yvonne Morentin

May 05, 2018

this is beautiful, i love the colors

Tina
Tina

May 05, 2018

What a great spring colors and beautiful frame Die! I must have the May kits!

Julie Lutz
Julie Lutz

May 05, 2018

This looks like a fun kit. I love the frame die

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

May 05, 2018

This is so pretty!! Would love to win this!! Thank you Hero Arts!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

May 05, 2018

love this sweet card:)

Linda
Linda

May 05, 2018

Simply beautiful

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

May 05, 2018

Beautiful! Love, love, LOVE the color scheme

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

May 05, 2018

Very pretty!

Colorado Crafter
Colorado Crafter

May 05, 2018

I am lovin’ this frame die!!! So, pretty!!!

Janet
Janet

May 05, 2018

Love the frame die. It reminds me of the fairy set.

Barbara Groves
Barbara Groves

May 05, 2018

Love the softness of card. I love the die.

Jessica Nicholson
Jessica Nicholson

May 05, 2018

Yeah !!!! Wow I was just just wishing for this die cut & even better because it has a swing for me to add critters.

Laura L Buehler
Laura L Buehler

May 05, 2018

lovely

Marion Winall
Marion Winall

May 05, 2018

I love it colored and love it in this white embossed example… can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card, love the soft background!

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

May 05, 2018

OMG…CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!

Claudia N
Claudia N

May 05, 2018

Beautiful die,love the soft background!

Jeanne
Jeanne

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card and a great die. I love it.

Lagene
Lagene

May 05, 2018

AWESOME card, I love this oval die scene!

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

May 05, 2018

I love this Kit!!

Erin McKenzie-Christensen
Erin McKenzie-Christensen

May 05, 2018

Love the card

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

May 05, 2018

Looks like an amazing kit is coming! Love this die.

Marilym Massey
Marilym Massey

May 05, 2018

Love the idea of trees to convey sentiments. One of my memories is of my father sitting near an old yew tree in his youth , watching birds on the Colorado ranch where he grew up. This monthly Hero Arts kit sounds most interesting!

mc
mc

May 05, 2018

Beautiful frame and lovely card!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

May 05, 2018

I love this frame a lot. I can’t wait to get my kit and see what I can do with it.

Ceci
Ceci

May 05, 2018

love the background colors…..its lovely card. thank you for sharing.

Mona
Mona

May 05, 2018

Wow! I just discovered Hero Arts had kits. This card is so pretty and inspires my creativity with the options that the kits give you. Looking forward to my next card making adventure.

Dina
Dina

May 05, 2018

Wow love this card. So fun and peaceful and the ombré!!!

Linda S.
Linda S.

May 05, 2018

I don’t know what else will be included in this kit, but your card certainly makes the frame die beautiful.

Bel
Bel

May 05, 2018

Love this look in white, too!

Kay
Kay

May 05, 2018

It’s so hard to wait till they come, almost wish you didn’t show them aheAd of time. This one is going to be fantastic!

Kay
Kay

May 05, 2018

It’s so hard to wait till they come, almost wish you didn’t show them aheAd of time. This one is going to be fantastic!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

May 05, 2018

Love this beautiful die. The ombre reactive inks are awesome. Gorgeous card.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

May 05, 2018

The die is gorgeous!! So many ideas come to mind!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 05, 2018

This is so pretty!!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

May 05, 2018

Love the new frame die so beautiful and it truly creates amazing cards!! Hero Arts makes amazing frame card dies!!!

Andrea H
Andrea H

May 05, 2018

I think this card design is very special. It could be used with all sorts of sentiments to make very versatile.

Shawn Wenrich
Shawn Wenrich

May 05, 2018

I’m really looking forward to this kit, your card has truly inspired me!

Denise KW
Denise KW

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card! Really looking forward to this kit and all the fun hours I can lose myself in, just creating! Have a blessed day!

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

May 05, 2018

Oh this card is stunning loving this kit…

CherriB
CherriB

May 05, 2018

Such a pretty card! I love the swing die and can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

May 05, 2018

Lovely card using this new die!

Teri W
Teri W

May 05, 2018

Trees and swings scream spring! Just darling!

Felicia C
Felicia C

May 05, 2018

I absolutely love the ombre combo ink pad. This is spectacular. I believe this is going to be a truly desoired kit!

Theresa P
Theresa P

May 05, 2018

Lovely card! Love that frame die! Looking forward to rest of the kit.

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

May 05, 2018

Beautiful cards . Great inspiration!

BevrlyBL
BevrlyBL

May 05, 2018

I love your blended background and that sweet frame. Beautiful combination.

Lisa K
Lisa K

May 05, 2018

Love the background! The die looks spectacular on the background. The font on the sentiment is nice and looks to be able to use a lot. Looking forward to seeing the kit in it’s entirety.

Teresa Burnett
Teresa Burnett

May 05, 2018

Love how it pops on the background!

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

May 05, 2018

Such a beautiful die.

Ruth Davis
Ruth Davis

May 05, 2018

I can hardly wait for this kit it looks like an awesome kit.

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

May 07, 2018

I can’t wait – so clean & simple

Martha F Deines
Martha F Deines

May 05, 2018

Very simple, very pretty.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

May 05, 2018

Love the background of your card and the beautiful frame die!