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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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71 Responses

AmyS
AmyS

May 04, 2018

Beautiful! Can’t wait to get mine!

AmyS
AmyS

May 04, 2018

Beautiful! Can’t wait to get mine!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

May 04, 2018

Oooh, I love that die! Gorgeous card!

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

May 04, 2018

Truly lovely. I cannot wait to get my hands on that set!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

May 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see more. It reminds me of lazy summer days.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

May 04, 2018

Oh my gosh, I love this! Thanks for your details on making this beautiful card!!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

May 04, 2018

Lovely card. Nice die and beautiful colors! Can’t wait to get a kit.

Bonnie
Bonnie

May 04, 2018

Such a beautiful and elegant card.

Julia McLaren
Julia McLaren

May 04, 2018

I can’t wait for the reveal. I love this die!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

May 04, 2018

Oh how I love dies! Can’t wait to see more of this awesome-looking kit!

FD91354
FD91354

May 04, 2018

The ombre reactive ink pad sounds cool! Would love to try that. This is a beautiful fancy frame die!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

May 04, 2018

It’s fun to see a similar card to the first one — similar but different. Very pretty!

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

May 04, 2018

Very pretty shading. This big background die looks like it could be used for anytime of the year, even Christmas.

Lindar C
Lindar C

May 04, 2018

You can use this year round depending how you color the tree leaves, very versatile.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

May 04, 2018

great technique and very pretty frame die.

Denise
Denise

May 04, 2018

Love the frame die. This card is so pretty. Love that the colors look really soft in the background. Great job!

NCDonna
NCDonna

May 04, 2018

So intrigued to see those Reactive Inks! Love the softness!

Lynda
Lynda

May 04, 2018

Love the frame die. So anxious to see the whole release.

Susan Romito
Susan Romito

May 04, 2018

This frame die is stunning!! Looksa amazing with themat background.

Brenda
Brenda

May 04, 2018

Such a sweet card!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

May 04, 2018

I love the colors you used on this beautiful card!!

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

May 04, 2018

Beautiful and serene. I can see this card being useful for so many situations.

Janet Swanlady21
Janet Swanlady21

May 04, 2018

Such a lovely die cut. Who wouldn’t want the peace that comes with being on a swing!

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

May 04, 2018

Nice to see a different version of this die.
Teri Frank
Teri Frank

May 04, 2018

Wonderful – I want to see more!

Kathy Thompson
Kathy Thompson

May 04, 2018

Lovin the colors that are being used.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

May 04, 2018

I think this die will be the favorite amongst every one! lol Beautiful card.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

May 04, 2018

This is a beautiful compliment to the first card idea. Positive and negative composition. Can’t wait to see more!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

May 04, 2018

Wow! Beautiful card! Love the colours!!!

Liz mca
Liz mca

May 04, 2018

This looks so cute!

Betty Valento
Betty Valento

May 04, 2018

ugh ! it’s so gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the whole reveal!

Terri
Terri

May 04, 2018

What a lovely card. The versatility if this die is fantastic. There are so many things I can already think to do…I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Kristen HH
Kristen HH

May 04, 2018

I love seeing new inspiration for those types of dies. I don’t always know how to use them well, but I love them!

yvonne
yvonne

May 04, 2018

I love the frame dies! Beautiful card.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

May 04, 2018

Great card and love the colors you created at the background!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

May 04, 2018

Another beautiful card with this incredible die-cut. I can see why it’s a favorite with the design team!

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

May 04, 2018

Very pretty card.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

May 04, 2018

An other stunning card with the gorgeous die from the fabulous kit, thank you Michelle.

Naama E
Naama E

May 04, 2018

Another stunning card with this stunning die! It’s nice to see the different feel it has in all white and I’m getting the feeling that the main kit has some awesome sentiments ❤
Can’t wait to see more! xx

Paulette Kent
Paulette Kent

May 04, 2018

Love what I’m seeing so far.😍🤩

Eileen R Mikos
Eileen R Mikos

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card. Love the inked background. Can’t wait to try it!

Octavia Naciu
Octavia Naciu

May 04, 2018

This is a gorgeous frame and a beautiful card !

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

May 04, 2018

Your terrific techniques inspires me to try new backgrounds.

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

May 04, 2018

Beautiful! Love the softness. So many ideas running thru my head.

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

May 04, 2018

OOOH, that ink is just beautiful! Just love the frame die! Can’t wait!!!!!

Ann anderson
Ann anderson

May 04, 2018

Excited about the new ombré ink pad! It will be perfect for spring and summer projects.

Terri Cox
Terri Cox

May 04, 2018

I am lovin that beautiful background. I can’t wait to try that.

Amy K.
Amy K.

May 04, 2018

oh Wow, I love this card also!! I love how you used the inks for the background.

Natalie Kuhl
Natalie Kuhl

May 04, 2018

so clean and simple, but awesome! The colors really pop.

Colleen Rutledge
Colleen Rutledge

May 04, 2018

Beautiful!!

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

May 04, 2018

more reactive inks!!!!!!! i love love love the fiesta inks in last months kit. i am so happy with this new style of ink you have given us in the kits!

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

May 04, 2018

I love your card, Michelle! Your beautiful background shows off this lovely die just perfect. I can’t wait to see the rest!

Jennifer Archambault
Jennifer Archambault

May 04, 2018

Really pretty card! I love the die cut!

Kimmie Kaz
Kimmie Kaz

May 04, 2018

I can’t wait to try the Ombre Reactive inks – the background looks perfect. Lovely die as well.

Antoinette Olivas
Antoinette Olivas

May 04, 2018

A beautiful frame die. :)

mar-lyn
mar-lyn

May 04, 2018

The frame die is very pretty. I can’t wait to see more. Beautiful card!

Karen H
Karen H

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card! I will love this frame die.

Cathy Lillie
Cathy Lillie

May 04, 2018

You created such a beautiful, soft background for your card. The frame die is so lovely, I keep picturing it with butterflies attached to it.

SarahC
SarahC

May 04, 2018

Lovely. They do such nice scenic dies.

Ana A
Ana A

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card, gorgeous colors!! I LOVE the frame die.

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

May 04, 2018

That frame die is going to be so versatile. Just beautiful.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

May 04, 2018

So beautiful and serene!

Julie Michalzuk
Julie Michalzuk

May 04, 2018

Love this tree frame die and thinking of all the things I could make with it!!

Caron B
Caron B

May 04, 2018

Beautiful card as always. The reactive ink has me intrigued. Love the frame die -dreamy.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

May 04, 2018

So pretty! This looks like it will be a lovely kit!

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

May 04, 2018

such a soft and beautiful card! I love how clean it looks, can’t wait to see more!

Dana M
Dana M

May 04, 2018

What a lovely card! Fun to see the die used in 2 different ways.
Gorgeous die and so many creative possibilities.

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

May 04, 2018

Ooooh love this ink it is perfect for every outside themed card a must have for this release.

Lise Mariann Alsli
Lise Mariann Alsli

May 04, 2018

So sweet. Love the softness of this card. Beau! 😍

Liza Dehnel
Liza Dehnel

May 04, 2018

Can’t wait to get the kit. This card is lovely

Angie A.
Angie A.

May 04, 2018

Wow! Another beautiful card!