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

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

May 06, 2018

Amazing samples from the team, love this rainbow tree card ♥ Looking forward to see the whole kit!

shartl
shartl

May 06, 2018

This card is awesome!! I love how you used the stencil with different colors all at once.

Barry Onness
Barry Onness

May 06, 2018

Beautiful tree stencil. I love the air brushed finish. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Mary Jeanne Cluff
Mary Jeanne Cluff

May 06, 2018

Great idea!

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

May 06, 2018

Love the rainbow tree. What a great stencil idea.

Liron alush
Liron alush

May 06, 2018

I want this stencil! I have lots of ideas how to use it. Great inspiration card

Abby
Abby

May 06, 2018

Love the style of the tree!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

May 05, 2018

I love all of the beautiful colors on the tree to make it look like a rainbow tree.

RuthJ
RuthJ

May 05, 2018

Great card!!!

Cathy Lillie
Cathy Lillie

May 05, 2018

The vibrancy of the colors in the tree is amazing! I can think of so many ways to use this stencil. Beautiful card!

Kathy s
Kathy s

May 05, 2018

What a beautiful card I agree trees are so important and I love your rainbow one such a great sentiment too. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

cynthia link
cynthia link

May 05, 2018

I just love this tree! Great job coloring, the blending is fabulous!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

May 05, 2018

This rainbow tree is so pretty and unique!

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

May 05, 2018

Wow! Beautiful! I can’t wait to see the full kit!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

May 05, 2018

Great card can’t wait to see what is in the full kit.

karenajo
karenajo

May 05, 2018

Wonderful stencil – love the curling branches. Love the colors and sentiment on your card !

Florentina Vega
Florentina Vega

May 05, 2018

Beautiful rainbow, this scenario just brightens my mind onto so many ways I will be using my kit. Really exited, Janette, thank you for sharing.

Terri
Terri

May 05, 2018

Beautiful. I am so excited for this kit!

Diane Conklin
Diane Conklin

May 05, 2018

Love the colors. Beautiful card Janette. I’m so excited about this release. Looks like another outstanding kit.

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

May 05, 2018

Fun technique!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

May 05, 2018

Love how you airbrushed the tree! Always wanted to try the copic airbrush system! Lovely card!

Tracy
Tracy

May 05, 2018

This is so pretty. Thanks for some great ideas.

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

May 05, 2018

Such a colorful card. I really would love to learn how to airbrush!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 05, 2018

So pretty! Love the shape of the tree and the beautiful color combo!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

May 05, 2018

Lovely stencil tree. Really looking forward to playing with this kit.

Terri Cox
Terri Cox

May 05, 2018

That card is so cute. I love the sequins.

Kim Salito
Kim Salito

May 05, 2018

Very pretty card.

Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne

May 05, 2018

You make the most awesome cards. I always enjoy opening these emails to see what you have created next!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

May 05, 2018

That is a gorgeous blend job with the airbrushed copic markers. Love all the suggestions as well for the stencil.

Patti G
Patti G

May 05, 2018

I love your rainbow tree

Marcee Rodgers
Marcee Rodgers

May 05, 2018

What a beautiful card! Love the rainbow airbrushing💕

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

May 05, 2018

Great use of stencil!

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

May 05, 2018

I love trees also. This tree is beautiful. The scrolling evokes a positive feeling in me. I can’t wait to use it.

Cindylu
Cindylu

May 05, 2018

Love this sentiment and your rainbow tree, beautiful!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

May 05, 2018

This kit will be one of my favorites for sure! I can’t wait to see the entire kit. This card with the stencil that you created is super! Thanks.

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

May 05, 2018

Beautiful tree, can’t wait to see the full kit, very curious to see the theme of kit as well. Our second home together was built on a lot full of trees and we raise our kids there, spent 23 years in that house, loved it there, just moved out a year ago and my husband does not miss one day of raking those leaves in the fall, LOL . I do agree that trees are beautiful and we’ve been planting some new ones on our lot of our new home since it was flat and had nothing on it. We were lucky enough to bring some plants and trees with us but we have a long way to go. Thanks for sharing .

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

May 05, 2018

Love the bright colors and the tree symbolism.

Brenda
Brenda

May 05, 2018

Love this card, so pretty!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

May 05, 2018

I just live this. So pretty.

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

May 05, 2018

Love this clean and simple design! This kit has some amazing goodies in it.

Helen Warren
Helen Warren

May 05, 2018

I love the theme of this month’s kit. I can’t wait to get crafting with it.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

May 05, 2018

really wonderful card!

Cynthia Dennis
Cynthia Dennis

May 05, 2018

Omg! I absolutely love this card!! Definitely looking forward to the kit!

Becs Attwood
Becs Attwood

May 05, 2018

I love the shape of this tree – what a great stencil.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

May 05, 2018

I’m learning some new stencil techniques, so I’m really excited to see a new stencil in the kit! Simple but lovely card!

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

May 05, 2018

Wow! Can’t wait for this kit to be released! I really love the colors you used and the transition from one color to another.

Bertha
Bertha

May 05, 2018

I love the swirly tree. You can vary the colour and use it for any season.

Geri S.
Geri S.

May 05, 2018

Oh what fun! Hoping to see more….

Marlee S.
Marlee S.

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the vibrant colors used!

Ammerline
Ammerline

May 05, 2018

Love the stencil, love the colours on the tree. Time to take out my copics airbrush for some play!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

May 05, 2018

Very cool tree. I would not have thought to color it with a rainbow mix of colors.

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

May 05, 2018

Such a beautiful stencil, and the colors are gorgeous. So many possibilities.

Stephanie L Wilkerson
Stephanie L Wilkerson

May 05, 2018

This tree card is so beautiful. So simple yet gorgeous!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

May 05, 2018

Beautiful and versatile stencil. Great card!!!

bev p
bev p

May 05, 2018

Very cool. I didn’t immediately think stencil, but I did think “how did she do that?”! Thank you!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

May 05, 2018

Love the tree of many colors.
Fantastic design.
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isabel Z
isabel Z

May 05, 2018

This looks like it’s going to be a fabulous kit!

NCDonna
NCDonna

May 05, 2018

WHOOAA! That is downright Gorgeous and Amazing! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

margie
margie

May 05, 2018

Just starting to use stencils can’t wait to play with this one.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

May 05, 2018

Gorgeous tree, a happy spring tree, so colourful. So many possibilities with this stencil and for so many occasions. I am loving the look of this kit. Thank you for the inspiration.

HarshitaSachan
HarshitaSachan

May 05, 2018

There is such a beauty about simple yet colorful cards!

Dgolly
Dgolly

May 05, 2018

This stencil is so intriguing. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Eileen R Mikos
Eileen R Mikos

May 05, 2018

l love the colors you used and this tree stencil. What a great idea.

Michele W
Michele W

May 05, 2018

Neat stencil. Love the soft look you got with the air brush.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

May 05, 2018

Love the beautiful colors you picked for your wonderful card!

Becky Green
Becky Green

May 05, 2018

I too LOOOOVE trees! ;) ( I DEFINITELY couldn’t live in the dessert! LOL) This is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the rainbow effect you did & the sentiment is great with this, BEAUTIFUL CAS card! ;)

Betty Wright
Betty Wright

May 05, 2018

Oh, I just love this! Beautiful colors! Wonderful card!

Andrea
Andrea

May 05, 2018

I love the that air brushed this. The rainbow effect is stunning.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

May 05, 2018

Your rainbow tree is fabulous!

Luci Manos
Luci Manos

May 05, 2018

I can’t wait for the entire kit! Great job and thank you for the inspiration!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

May 05, 2018

Gorgeous! What a fantastic card, looks like this kit is going to be a sellout!

Sheanna
Sheanna

May 05, 2018

This is gonna be a great kit!!

KKraft
KKraft

May 05, 2018

So pretty! Love all the colors used.

Janet D.
Janet D.

May 05, 2018

This is an amazing card, love this technique1

Rae
Rae

May 05, 2018

I love the rainbow colors and the shape of that tree is really delightful! I can’t wait to see the kit.

Helen
Helen

May 05, 2018

What a gorgeous stencil. Can’t wait til it’s mine. I’m thinking dry emboss. Beautiful card!

Debbie Alderson
Debbie Alderson

May 05, 2018

I am so anxious to get the May kit! It’s like Christmas! I love your card!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

May 05, 2018

Beautiful card!

karenladd
karenladd

May 05, 2018

What a spectacular card design. I love the airbrushed look of that stenciled tree and the simple CAS design.

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

May 05, 2018

Love the colors on the tree. This kit looks interesting.

Margery C
Margery C

May 05, 2018

Beautiful tree card. Love the idea of airbrushing it.

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

May 05, 2018

Love this sweet tree. Great technique!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

May 05, 2018

Oh I love this stencil!

Lauren
Lauren

May 05, 2018

Loving the color scheme of this! This kit looks so fantastic!

Teddie Newhouse
Teddie Newhouse

May 05, 2018

I love trees too! this looks like an awesome kit!

Debbie
Debbie

May 05, 2018

Lovely tree… looking forward to the full reveal.

Toni L
Toni L

May 05, 2018

Great card—love the airbrushed effect—need to get that tool out again! BRAVO!

Kimmie Kaz
Kimmie Kaz

May 05, 2018

Lovely coloring of the tree stencil. There are so many applications to be used for this stencil – perfect for all seasons.

Amber
Amber

May 05, 2018

I can’t wait to see the new kit! This looks amazing!

Karen chester
Karen chester

May 05, 2018

How totally cute. I believe this is the first tree I’ve seen where the branches intertwine. Can’t wait to get my new kit.

Colleen Halpern
Colleen Halpern

May 05, 2018

This is the best tree ever!

Mo
Mo

May 05, 2018

Thank you for sharing your ideas! Amazing!

Amelia
Amelia

May 05, 2018

WOW! what a beautiful technique!

Anne-Laure BM
Anne-Laure BM

May 05, 2018

Nice work Janette ! I really like how you put the tree on the side with beautiful colors.
A stencil is a good idea because it’s very versatile. You could create a wedding card with this beautiful tree ! <3

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

May 05, 2018

Love the colorful tree. I definitely need to try this.

Donna Billingsley
Donna Billingsley

May 05, 2018

Wow, what a prize. This looks like it will be a fun kit…as usual! Thanks for all you do!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

May 05, 2018

Love this rainbow stenciled tree!

Margaret
Margaret

May 05, 2018

What a fantastic stencil! And what you’ve done with it is awesome!

Nancy  R
Nancy R

May 05, 2018

From every card I’ve seen this set is a must have. Loving everything!
Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

May 05, 2018

Love the rainbow tree!