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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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Penny Walker
Penny Walker

May 05, 2018

Love the card. Love the die. Can’t wait to love the kit. Thank you for the inspiration.

vonnie her
vonnie her

May 05, 2018

this card reminds me of easter. so pretty.

Michelle D
Michelle D

May 05, 2018

Looks like such a beautiful kit! Lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

May 05, 2018

this car is simple yet so beautiful. I love the background it makes the tree pop,

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

May 05, 2018

Oh Michelle this is so sweet. I can see why this die is a fave among the designers, I love it also. The scenes one could create with this one are endless. I would love to have this myself.

Tanja S.
Tanja S.

May 05, 2018

Lovely card Michelle.

Melanie
Melanie

May 05, 2018

I’m excited about a frame die, and that it would s I n the kit

Florentina Vega
Florentina Vega

May 05, 2018

Michael, beautiful card. It’s amazing how changing colors one can make a whole different scenario with the same die. The clear jewels do stand out amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Janet
Janet

May 05, 2018

Love this frame and the reactive ink. Very sweet and soft!

Kathy R
Kathy R

May 05, 2018

Another great card from new kit. Love the die as it has so many options with or without the swing. Oh the suspense to the final countdown….

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

May 05, 2018

I cannot wait to see this kit. The frame die is so pretty. Love the softness of your blended background Michelle!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

May 05, 2018

This is simply beautiful!!!

Jane Starling
Jane Starling

May 05, 2018

Lovely card Michelle. Perfect for a summer birthday, very clean & simple.

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

May 05, 2018

Beautiful background on this card.

Judy
Judy

May 05, 2018

Wow! If this is just one example of this months kit, then I can’t wait to see the whole thing. Itching to get my hands on it already lol

Kristin
Kristin

May 05, 2018

This is card beautiful. The cookies are quiet yet pack a punch. The dies are beautiful and subtle. I can’t wait to see what else there is to create with this kit.

shartl
shartl

May 05, 2018

This is another beautiful card, with a whole new look. I love the soft colors, and the die looks like a stencil when it’s left white.

Kristin
Kristin

May 05, 2018

I think the card is wonderful. It reminds me of summer holidays and festivals in the garden. Love it.

karenladd
karenladd

May 05, 2018

This looks so different from the first card that I wouldn’t have even guessed you used the same die. This is lovely!

Carol
Carol

May 05, 2018

So excited to see the kit. Love the white over the pretty background.

Rosienne
Rosienne

May 05, 2018

Love this frame die – it just makes a card! Very lovely, elegant and soft.

Mary Cluff
Mary Cluff

May 05, 2018

Love this!

Karen L K
Karen L K

May 05, 2018

Such a great looking background for that nice frame die cut! I am looking forward to seeing more.

Michele W
Michele W

May 05, 2018

Another beautiful card! The more I see this frame die the more I love it.

Melissa McF
Melissa McF

May 05, 2018

Lovely card… thanks for the inspiration, I’ll definitely be CASEing.
The new reactive ombre ink looks to be my favorite color combo… can’t wait to see the whole kit & add-ons!

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

May 05, 2018

I love this die so much and how is quite clean and simple card looks.

Sherri
Sherri

May 05, 2018

Lovely card! I absolutely love the fancy frame die!!

Gina Potter
Gina Potter

May 05, 2018

Love the new ink colors.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

May 05, 2018

I like how you left the frame in white to accentuate the background. Very nice.

Joy Baldwin
Joy Baldwin

May 04, 2018

I love the soft look of this card, I can imagine using black for the die cut and having a sunset in the background.

Deb
Deb

May 04, 2018

So excited for this release. I see why the frame die is a favorite. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.

Lauren
Lauren

May 04, 2018

This kit looks so beautifully gorgeous!!

Judy
Judy

May 04, 2018

Lovely card—I love the frame die and think it could be very versatile!

Julia D.
Julia D.

May 04, 2018

LOVE this card! The background you created is so soft and lovely. A perfect background for that great die! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Bridget
Bridget

May 04, 2018

I love this! Definitely eager for Monday to arrive now.

NANCY
NANCY

May 04, 2018

I like the background technique!

K. Eley
K. Eley

May 04, 2018

So excited about this die!! Love the colors used with the die cut being just white. Beautiful contrast. The whole card is subtle but very elegant and pops at the same time!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

May 04, 2018

Love the card and the die. So very pretty

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

May 04, 2018

Beautiful blending on this background. What a lovely peaceful card!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

May 04, 2018

I really want to buy this kit for the oval die cut of the tree.

Amy Vitriani
Amy Vitriani

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card! The die is just amazing. I love how you kept this simple and made that gorgeous background!

Eva N
Eva N

May 04, 2018

I think this die from the main kit is going to be everyone’s favorite. Love your soft coloring of the background.

Rita María Castillo GT
Rita María Castillo GT

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card, Michelle! Simple, yet fancy; the background is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Gail
Gail

May 04, 2018

Very pretty card! Can’t wait to see what else is in this beautiful new kit.

Kristy
Kristy

May 04, 2018

I like the simple white forefront

Lynn
Lynn

May 04, 2018

the choice of back round colors are just perfect. I think this kit is going to be very versatile.

Amber
Amber

May 04, 2018

Love the soft feel of this card. Excited to see the new kit!

Kim Sharabba
Kim Sharabba

May 04, 2018

I’m loving this already

Diane T.
Diane T.

May 04, 2018

Very pretty card! I sure would like to try that the Ombre Reactive Spring Day Ink. Such pretty soft colors! Nice!

Linda Pahuski
Linda Pahuski

May 04, 2018

Another great card with this die.

Nancy  R
Nancy R

May 04, 2018

This card is perfect to remind someone special you miss them

Kathy A
Kathy A

May 04, 2018

Wow that die is special

Toni L
Toni L

May 04, 2018

Wow! This frame die is gorgeous—think of all of the possibilities. Can hardly wait to see the rest of the kit.

Avril
Avril

May 04, 2018

Gorgeous card… and easy to make multiples of, as a gift.

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

May 04, 2018

So lovely, perfect for Spring! The inks look intriguing and the frame die is very lovely

Patty Q
Patty Q

May 04, 2018

Nice mixture of the white and soft colors.

francine
francine

May 04, 2018

Beautiful background colors. Reactive ombre pad, sounds cool

Janice Walker
Janice Walker

May 04, 2018

Love this card! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

May 04, 2018

Thank you for the inspiration

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

May 04, 2018

so gorgeous!! love that frame die!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

May 04, 2018

This card makes me think of a warm summers day…love this die!

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

May 04, 2018

Love the bright colors! You did a great job with the watercolors.

Helen Warren
Helen Warren

May 04, 2018

Lovely, I look forward to my monthly surprise.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card,
the background
inking is so pretty.
Love the frame.
Carla from Utah

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

May 04, 2018

Wow, what a pretty card! Love that die cut and can’t wait to see the reveal!

Katherine
Katherine

May 04, 2018

Another stunning creation!!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

May 04, 2018

Love the soft colors of the background, really beautiful colors. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

May 04, 2018

Lovely card! The die is perfect against that background you created.

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

May 04, 2018

Love this!

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card and love the die coloring! I plan to give that a try!

Betty Wright
Betty Wright

May 04, 2018

This is so serene and beautiful! Lovely card!

Robin P
Robin P

May 04, 2018

I really like this die. Your background is beautiful.

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

May 04, 2018

I can tell this is a favorite but I love it too

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us! I look forward to seeing all that is in this kit!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

May 04, 2018

Keep the inspiration coming!

Jodi Hufendick
Jodi Hufendick

May 04, 2018

I love the seeing if the tree

Jules
Jules

May 04, 2018

I like the way the background was designed to give the impression of grass and sky. The clear gems add another dimension to the water marks on the background and remind me of morning dew. The simplicity of this card brings more focus to the loving sentiment.

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 04, 2018

Beautiful!!

Kial
Kial

May 04, 2018

I really like the use of the die here. Using plain white paper keeps the card from getting too busy and lets the ink blending shine.

Cindylu
Cindylu

May 04, 2018

So pretty, love the softness of the colors you chose !

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

May 04, 2018

What a great follow-up to the first posting! Shows how versatile this die can be! All kinds of possibilities!

Janet
Janet

May 04, 2018

Michelle makes such magical cards!! Every time!

Kelli S.
Kelli S.

May 04, 2018

Such a beautiful card, I love that blended background against the white die cut.

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

May 04, 2018

Love the sneak peeks! Looking forward to the new kit! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

May 04, 2018

This is a beautiful scene and I love the blend of colors.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

May 04, 2018

Great card the die cut and background are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wanda
Wanda

May 04, 2018

love the white silhouette

Susan king
Susan king

May 04, 2018

Michelle love the ombré on this card. I just can’t wait to get my hands on this die as nothing speaks more to me than trees! How wonderful!

Laura Schollaart
Laura Schollaart

May 04, 2018

Love this frame die! This card is so sweetly colored for summer 😍

Golda
Golda

May 04, 2018

That frame die is definitely going to be a favorite of oh so many! Beautiful background you created.

Yvonne
Yvonne

May 04, 2018

Your card is so pretty! I love how you did the background. I’m looking forward to the release. Thank you for sharing.

Marlee S.Ma.
Marlee S.Ma.

May 04, 2018

Another gorgeous card! Love the soft colors.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

May 04, 2018

This frame die is practically a whole card all by itself! So beautiful!

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

May 04, 2018

Can’t decide if I like this frame this way or the colored one like this morning. The colors here are my favorite.

Chihiro
Chihiro

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card ! I love this !!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

May 04, 2018

I really like the frame die. It would be easy to make a creative theme with it!
Beautiful colors were used on this card.
Sue Manning

Kailash
Kailash

May 04, 2018

Love this beautiful color palette, gives the card a soft and peaceful scene!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

May 04, 2018

The shading in the background is wonderful.
I love that swing in the tree. fun reminder
of summertime as a kid. thanks for sharing
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Aubree
Aubree

May 04, 2018

Love the blending of the two colors!