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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen May 05, 2018 358 Comments

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the countdown to the release of the May My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, May 7th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Join us as we continue 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 Janette who is sharing another peek into this charming kit.

Trees speak my language. We bought our home in large part to the park like feel the yard had with its towering 25 year old trees. Trees are universally recognized to symbolize life, prosperity, and strength. Today I am sharing the awesome scroll tree stencil included with this month's kit.

The look of this card can be created in a few ways. I began by misting the back of the stencil with a repositionable spray adhesive and placing it, offset, on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Snow Layering Paper panel.

I Copic airbrushed the tree with RV29 (a pinky-red), Y15 (yellow), BG45 (teal) and FV2 (blue-ish purple). As the colors overlapped, secondary colors in orange and green developed.

A similar look can be created by ink blending with traditional inks or reactive inks and a round blending tool or blending brushes. Mediums like glimmer paste, embossing paste or embellishment mousse would be amazing too! Even staples like Versamark with embossing powder will be remarkable. Just be cautious to keep the points of the stencil securely in place for the integrity of the tree shape.

I white heat embossed a kit sentiment on black and popped it with dimensional adhesive. I adhered the panel to a Snow Folded Card and then a few Champagne sequins were added for the requisite bit of sparkle.

Remember subscribers: If you want to ADD additional items to your order, you must do so by the Thursday 11:59am PT after the kit launches to get the additional items with FREE SHIPPING (Domestic only). Just visit Hero Arts and submit a new order. You will get a combined order that includes your kit and any extra items you ordered too!

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/10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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100 Responses

Donna Woodhall
Donna Woodhall

May 15, 2018

The colors are amazing thanks for telling us different ways to achieve them

Maxine
Maxine

May 14, 2018

I am really going to love this kit. Love the tree. It reminds me of the tree of life

Kathy Ferguson
Kathy Ferguson

May 12, 2018

Beautiful and colorful card. I love tree designs.

Andrea Ahlin
Andrea Ahlin

May 07, 2018

Beautiful tree; I love the way the colors came out. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Walborn
Barbara Walborn

May 07, 2018

I love trees too and your rainbow tree is perfect! What a great stencil.

Naciu Octavia
Naciu Octavia

May 07, 2018

Beautiful card! Great ideas

Sara
Sara

May 07, 2018

That stencil is included? Yep I’m really going to love this kit. I may even splurge and get the add ons this month…

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 07, 2018

The Copic airbrushing is beautiful.

C Cassel
C Cassel

May 07, 2018

Very creative, trees are so easy to work with.

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

May 07, 2018

What a brillant idea to make the tree rainbow colors. Great way of thinking outside the box. I must try this. Thank you for reminding us when you could add on items with out extra charge.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

May 07, 2018

Oh such a gorgeous stencil!!

Lara
Lara

May 07, 2018

Love the bold color palette you chose! Beautiful card!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

May 07, 2018

This is a pretty stencil. Nice card!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

May 07, 2018

I do love to use stencils, and this one looks really fun. I appreciate the extra tips and ideas for products to use with the stencil.

Kial
Kial

May 06, 2018

I had no idea one could air brush with copics! It is a lovely effect!.

Sue D
Sue D

May 06, 2018

I like the colorful tree and the sweet verse.

conniecrafter
conniecrafter

May 06, 2018

such a fun rainbow effect to use on the tree

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

May 06, 2018

Lovely card.

Elicia Bianco
Elicia Bianco

May 06, 2018

What a way to bring life to a card. The combination of colors gives the tree life. Really nice.

Georgette A
Georgette A

May 06, 2018

Love the tree and the rainbow effect! Beautiful!

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

May 06, 2018

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah
Deborah

May 06, 2018

These inks! Beautiful, bold colors! I can’t wait!!

Mitzi
Mitzi

May 06, 2018

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

Flo
Flo

May 06, 2018

Love the copic spraying and the sentiment too.

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

May 06, 2018

Very colorful beautiful tree. I’m going to love this kit.

Yanira Hernandez
Yanira Hernandez

May 06, 2018

The colorful tree is awesome!!

Patty Q
Patty Q

May 06, 2018

Lovely colors for the tree.

Mary M
Mary M

May 06, 2018

Love this stencil! Looking forward to getting my kit soon!

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

May 06, 2018

I feel exactly the same as you, I adore trees and cannot walk past autumn’s magnificently colored leaves and not pick up a pocket full!
Great colors used on your card. Reminds me of a few leaves I stuffed into my pockets!

Clara
Clara

May 06, 2018

This is stunning! This stencil would get so much use; combined with lots of other sentiments and stamp sets! Beautiful!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

May 06, 2018

I love the colorful tree! So pretty!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

May 06, 2018

This is going to be a favourite! And what a good reason to go buy the copic airbrush!

Cheryl P
Cheryl P

May 06, 2018

I dont have many stencils so I have never tried this technique. Now I definitely want to give something like this a try!

Louise R.
Louise R.

May 06, 2018

Have never tried the airbrush technique. Very effective, will have to give it a go.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

May 06, 2018

LOVE this tree stencil! I have similar trees, but this one would look great foiled, or with glitter paste. Can’t wait for the kit!

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 06, 2018

Another wonderful kit item! That bluish purple color is gorgeous!

Shannon
Shannon

May 06, 2018

I’m a sucker for trees too – this is lovely!

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

May 06, 2018

Oh my !! This is such a lovely design ! And the colts are so lovely !

Melissa McF
Melissa McF

May 06, 2018

Didn’t realize the kit includes a stencil… I’m looking forward to seeing all that’s included this month – and add-ons!

K. Eley
K. Eley

May 06, 2018

As always, love your card! Great use of the stencil. Love how the colors blend together with the airbrush technique. So incredibly excited to see this kit!!

Lynne
Lynne

May 06, 2018

I love the tree, the bright colors and the sentiment. Hat trick! :D

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

May 06, 2018

I love rainbow cards!!! :D
Gorgeous!

Rochelle Crawford
Rochelle Crawford

May 06, 2018

This color combination is gorgeous

Angela
Angela

May 06, 2018

Love the bold rainbow colors for the tree.

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

May 06, 2018

So simple and vibrant all at once!!! Really allows the tree to shine on this card!!

Judy
Judy

May 06, 2018

Lovely card and I love the tree stencil!

Roslyn
Roslyn

May 06, 2018

Wow – the colourful tree against the white is really stunning!

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

May 06, 2018

Trees are my thing too. I love the rainbow one you’ve created. Thanks for sharing.

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar

May 06, 2018

Wow! Really pretty card. That tree is beautiful.

Kathy
Kathy

May 06, 2018

That would be great for a family tree

Diana W
Diana W

May 06, 2018

What an amazing look! I am looking forward to trying stencils on cards for the first time

F. Andre
F. Andre

May 06, 2018

Sweet card and I love the sentiment you’ve used.

Samantha Coleman
Samantha Coleman

May 06, 2018

Oh I just am in love with this card! If I had made it I could have a hard time giving it away lol. I don’t have a copic airbrush system but will have to try some of your other ideas.

Ceci
Ceci

May 06, 2018

great stencil and love the colors used.

Sophia Burke
Sophia Burke

May 06, 2018

That tree is just gorgeous, and that rainbow is so well done!!

Susan Humphreys
Susan Humphreys

May 06, 2018

Such gorgeous use of color!

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

May 06, 2018

Wow, this tree is lovely! I really like how you coloured it.

Jackie Stoltz
Jackie Stoltz

May 06, 2018

Wow! Gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

Marianne
Marianne

May 06, 2018

Love this!

Audrey L.
Audrey L.

May 06, 2018

What a beautiful tree! I love all the colors!

Jane Starling
Jane Starling

May 06, 2018

I love the airbrush effect on the tree, it’s magical

Corrine
Corrine

May 06, 2018

I love all these items in this months kit. Waiting is hard!

Nancy
Nancy

May 06, 2018

I like the tree stencil!

Laura L Buehler
Laura L Buehler

May 06, 2018

This is soooo pretty

Ty
Ty

May 06, 2018

Stencils and glimmer paste! Always a good combination! And I must check out this airbrush device.

Vickie Hawk
Vickie Hawk

May 06, 2018

Jeanette love how you used an ombre effect to give it some pop very lovely

Charlotte
Charlotte

May 06, 2018

Another beautiful card for this month. I love seeing the creativity using the monthly kits. It is inspiring and I can’t wait to see the monthly reveal.

joy meadows
joy meadows

May 06, 2018

Beautiful tree stencil! Love your card, Janette.

Frances
Frances

May 06, 2018

This stencil is beautiful. This can be used in family trees or other fun crafts. I’m excited to use it with some glimmer paste.

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

May 06, 2018

So pretty! Love the rainbow colors of the tree!

Joy Revert
Joy Revert

May 06, 2018

I love this stencil. I am excited to see all that is in the kit. TFS

Lori pusz
Lori pusz

May 06, 2018

Love this tree

Jackie S
Jackie S

May 06, 2018

Beautiful card, and I appreciate your comments even more about alternative ways to use this stencil. Thank you

Mateja P
Mateja P

May 06, 2018

It looks amazing. So many options for this stencil :)

Teri S.
Teri S.

May 06, 2018

I love stencils & this multi-coloured tree is so very pretty.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

May 06, 2018

What a beautiful card! Great use of the stencil…fantastic coloring.

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

May 06, 2018

The rainbow tree is beautiful. Look forward to using that tree stencil. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

May 06, 2018

This is a beautiful tree stencil. I love all the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce willy
Joyce willy

May 06, 2018

Love the curlicue tree — so fanciful — I expected to see a fairy sitting on a branch.

Miller Tommie
Miller Tommie

May 06, 2018

Love the tree

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

May 06, 2018

This stencil is great and I will be able to get a lot of use from it! I really like the sentiments so far in this kit!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

May 06, 2018

I love anything rainbow, so I especially adore your card. This stencil is so cool. After seeing this card, I have already been thinking of ways to use it. TFS

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

May 06, 2018

This tree is fantastic! I can’t wait to try this card!

Octavia Naciu
Octavia Naciu

May 06, 2018

A beautiful card,love the rainbow tree !

Leslie Gladney
Leslie Gladney

May 06, 2018

I simply adore this card! Im all about the rainbows, and this works really well!

Purvi
Purvi

May 06, 2018

Simple yet colorful. Nice card!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

May 06, 2018

Beautiful card! The colours are so rich and vibrant. What an amazing tree image this stencil creates!

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

May 06, 2018

Such a vibrantway to bring the tree to life! The sentiment makes it sweeter!

Tanja S.
Tanja S.

May 06, 2018

Great card and stencil.

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

May 06, 2018

I LOVE TREES. Love thisbig swirly trees, so many ideas! These cokirs are BEAUTIFUL!

Panela Toriello
Panela Toriello

May 06, 2018

I LOVE TREES! Suck a beautiful swirly tree! I love the colors!

Line E. Olsen
Line E. Olsen

May 06, 2018

What a wonderfull card!

Jules
Jules

May 06, 2018

I am really looking forward to finding out what other goodies are in the kit! So far…love,love,love it! Thanks for showing us such creativity with the stencil including all the bonus ideas and tips!

Denise
Denise

May 06, 2018

Such a beautiful stencil😍

Monica
Monica

May 06, 2018

Love this tree. I can think of so many ways to use it. Show me more! Ha ha

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

May 06, 2018

This is so beautiful! I love the bold colors that you used and I appreciate that you gave us non-airbrushers options!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

May 06, 2018

Love the colors, this is awesome!
Mandy
Mandy

May 06, 2018

Stunning, love the bright colours. The blending is exceptional!

Patti R.
Patti R.

May 06, 2018

I love trees! The use of color here is really eye catching!

Lisa-Marie
Lisa-Marie

May 06, 2018

This swirling tree design is everything! It’s fun, funky, and elegant all at once!

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