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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Janette Kausen May 02, 2020 261 Comments

It's time for our fourth countdown peek! The May My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, May 4 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Janette for another look at this uplifting kit!

Hello, Hero friends! I have had so much fun creating with all the happiness included in this month's kit! It is a ray of sunshine, to be sure!

To recreate this project, or something like it, stamp all images in Intens-ified Black ink on Smooth Bristol cardstock. Color images with watercolor brush markers. Set aside to dry.

Ink blend Navy around the perimeter of a scant 4" x 5 1/4" Dove White cardstock panel. Extend blending with Neon Blue just beyond the Navy to a white center creating a glow effect.

Fussy cut images and adhere to card panel, popping up a few for added dimension. Stamp sentiment in Intense-ified Black and adhere completed panel to folded card base.

This month's kit contains some fabulous adornments for envelopes, and envelopes too! I took a risk on my own and used the darling little snail mail stamp as a wax stamp. I melted a few wax beads in blue and green, and believe it or not - white, together and poured them onto the envelope. Gently drop in the snail stamp while wax is hot and center, if necessary. Allow wax to cool and then gently peel out stamp. Some wax colors, like ink, will stain the stamp. Staining is cosmetic only and does not affect stamp performance. My stamp is still in amazing shape and works perfectly with ink, but this was only my result and is not a recommended use of the high quality photopolymer stamps Hero Arts offers.  If you give it a go, please do so at your own risk!

*** 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 countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, May 4, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Last, I encourage you to give sunshine-inducing, happiness-filled projects you've created to friends, loved ones, neighbors, delivery folks, those who may live alone or anyone who could use an uplift.

Warm hugs,





Janette Kausen
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100 Responses

Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

May 05, 2020

Love the vibrant background. Looks like the plane if flying out of the clouds. Can’t wait to get the set and make a card for my son-in law who flies a little yellow plane.

Mairi
Mairi

May 05, 2020

I can think of a few people who might lovevthis card

Linda R
Linda R

May 04, 2020

Love the combination of the plane, rainbow and sky. Beautiful bold colors, too!

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

May 04, 2020

Love the ink blending that softens up to a glow!

Michelle Michalski
Michelle Michalski

May 04, 2020

Adorable card!

Deborah Herod
Deborah Herod

May 04, 2020

Janette, your card is so cheerful! Makes me smile just looking at the card. Love the bright colors.

linda smith
linda smith

May 04, 2020

I love the bright colors!

Natasha
Natasha

May 03, 2020

Very cute! Love the spreading of hearts…

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

May 03, 2020

I think my grandchildren are gonna LOVE getting cards made from this kit! I can’t wait for the full reveal! Love your cheery color choices!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

May 03, 2020

I love this card. That blue is beautiful and the other vibrant colors are amazing.

Karin W
Karin W

May 03, 2020

Fun card! Beautiful coloring!

Nancy L Lake
Nancy L Lake

May 03, 2020

This card is indeed sunshine-inducing and happiness-filled. It’s very inspiring card with us. I’m so excited to get my kit and hopefully incite happiness in others just as you have done here.

Alicia Mayo
Alicia Mayo

May 03, 2020

I love these colors! Nice job 😀

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

May 03, 2020

What a cute scene. The airplane is very cute.

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.

May 03, 2020

Love your designs!

karenajo
karenajo

May 03, 2020

Love the cute little plane and all the other elements I have seen from this new release! Wonderful card – thanks for sharing!

Linda Otero
Linda Otero

May 03, 2020

Wish I was flying up in the clouds right now! Love it.

Melissa S
Melissa S

May 03, 2020

This card and the image is so adorable. Anyone would be happy to receive this card. :)

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

May 03, 2020

Your card is so fun and bright! 💙

Peggymccullar
Peggymccullar

May 03, 2020

What a clever idea for the wax stamp! Gorgeous card. Beautiful coloring!

Peggymccullar
Peggymccullar

May 03, 2020

What a clever idea for the wax stamp! Gorgeous card. Beautiful coloring!

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

May 03, 2020

Such a bright and happy card.

Vizma
Vizma

May 03, 2020

The colors are so vibrant and fun! What a great way to send someone a smile in the mail.

Carolyn
Carolyn

May 03, 2020

Lovely bright card. Looks like a cheerful kit.

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

May 03, 2020

Adorable!! Love that cute little plane! And how fun is your envelope seal!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

May 03, 2020

This is so cute and I love the beautiful colors, plus the adorable airplane!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

May 03, 2020

Very cute design. I look forward to seeing the entire kit.

JC
JC

May 03, 2020

I love all the colors of your card. Beautiful!

Frances
Frances

May 03, 2020

Love the cheery colors of your card! And that plane is so stinking cute! Thank you for sharing!

SunnyK
SunnyK

May 03, 2020

That is such a happy little plane, flying by to just…..fill in the blank, with many little sentiments that would work that I have some of already. This kit would be so useful for everyone I am sure!

Cecilia Lowrey
Cecilia Lowrey

May 03, 2020

Love the shading!

Cecilialowrey
Cecilialowrey

May 03, 2020

Love the shading!

Stacy
Stacy

May 03, 2020

What a fun card! I can’t wait to see this kit. I love your idea to share encouragement with people during this time, my girls and I have been mailing off more cards than we ever have.

tina z.
tina z.

May 03, 2020

this is super cute!

Golda
Golda

May 03, 2020

This is cute. Love that the plane is dragging the hearts behind it.

Kirsten
Kirsten

May 03, 2020

Such a bright, happy card. Thanks.

Lisa H
Lisa H

May 03, 2020

That little airplane is so cute with those rainbows and clouds. This card just says Happy!

Dixie
Dixie

May 03, 2020

What a fun card!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

May 03, 2020

This card is absolutely stunning and cute at the same time! The envelope With the stamped sealing wax is amazing and makes the whole ensemble pop. I am absolutely getting some of those envelopes!
marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

May 03, 2020

looks like fun

Deborah345
Deborah345

May 03, 2020

Love that cute little plane and so will my grandboys

kC Wong
kC Wong

May 03, 2020

Thanks the great ideas for using the stamps on the envelope. The wax technique is intriguing – maybe i’ll Try on any duplicate stamps I have first!

JackieW
JackieW

May 03, 2020

What a cheery card! Bright and beautiful.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

May 03, 2020

What a cheerful and happy card.
It reminds me of some of my little girls early books!
Nice job.

Patty Q
Patty Q

May 03, 2020

I really like the vintage plane. I wish I could get in it and fly over the rainbow.

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

May 03, 2020

Great inspiration, Janette! I would not have thought to use the neon blue in the ink blending, but you nailed it! So bright and beautiful!

Sharon Taylor
Sharon Taylor

May 03, 2020

Loving the ink blending on this card. I haven’t gotten into wax and seals yet but thanks for the tip.

Lindarub
Lindarub

May 03, 2020

Love the air plane!

Kathya Hidalgo
Kathya Hidalgo

May 03, 2020

These are beautiful. I’m excited about getting this set!

Myrna Pearson
Myrna Pearson

May 03, 2020

Gorgeous

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

May 03, 2020

What a cute card! Can’t wait to get ahold of this set!

ESTELLE
ESTELLE

May 03, 2020

Beautiful blending. This rainbow is original and i love the vintage look of the plane.

Sue D
Sue D

May 03, 2020

Sweet and colorful way to send a love message.

Lynne
Lynne

May 03, 2020

We could all use some sunshine and rainbows about now. Thanks for the cheery card. Love it!

Kendra
Kendra

May 03, 2020

The wax seal idea is very intriguing. Thanks for the inspiration for the new kit.

Dawn Jones
Dawn Jones

May 03, 2020

Cute card, the aeroplane will be great for kids or adults alike.

Allie
Allie

May 03, 2020

Love the ink blending Janette! This kit seems to have all the elements I have wanted. So looking forward to the big reveal tomorrow!

Anouk
Anouk

May 03, 2020

That ink blending is stunning!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

May 03, 2020

Fun card! Perfect to send some cheer this time of year.

Becky Reynolds
Becky Reynolds

May 03, 2020

I love this scene and the rainbow in the clouds. Very cheery and bright!

Debbie
Debbie

May 03, 2020

Love the bright colors and fussy cutting! Reminds me of the yellow submarine!

Iris López
Iris López

May 03, 2020

What a happy card.

Kevin Crowley
Kevin Crowley

May 03, 2020

Love it!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

May 03, 2020

Cute card with the kit products.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

May 03, 2020

Your card is so versatile and I cant wait to see more from the kit!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

May 03, 2020

Such a vibrant card, I love it!!!

Jean
Jean

May 03, 2020

These are so cheery! A great boost to anyone’s morale during this Covid-18 isolation. Tthanks!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

May 03, 2020

Such a cheerful card! I can’t wait to see more of this kit!

Candi
Candi

May 03, 2020

Any pilot would love this loving card.

Cynthia M Robutka
Cynthia M Robutka

May 03, 2020

Janette,
I love your cute little plane, brought such wimsy to this card and made it perfect!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

May 03, 2020

what a fun card – love how you have the sentiment ‘trailing’ the plane – great idea!!

Linda
Linda

May 03, 2020

Another great kit coming our way. Can’t wait.

Erica Lazaro
Erica Lazaro

May 03, 2020

This card it so creative. The way paper use supplies always amaze me .

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

May 03, 2020

Such a fun card! Love the hearts!

Melissa Beattie
Melissa Beattie

May 03, 2020

That beautiful bold background pairs wonderfully with the stamps.

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

May 03, 2020

Love the rainbow! It’s a great symbol of hope.

Nicole Nardi
Nicole Nardi

May 03, 2020

Such bright & brilliant colors. Love your card design.

Felicia C
Felicia C

May 03, 2020

I just love the colors in this amazing card! Thanks for the great techniques!

Aggie
Aggie

May 03, 2020

Such a fun card. The contrast of the clouds & yellow plane with the blue sky gives such a happy look!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

May 03, 2020

What a fun, colorful card. Love that airplane.!

mary
mary

May 03, 2020

Beautiful background, I like the wax stamp idea as well. I’m not brave enough to try it though.

Linda
Linda

May 03, 2020

The bright happy colors are delightful! Great card!

Marilyn Musgrave
Marilyn Musgrave

May 03, 2020

Rainbow of hope, sunny skies for cheery feelings,flying in a single engine plane alone. Yay my idea of heaven!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

May 03, 2020

I’m really loving that rainbow and cloud image. Such a cut card.

JANIS
JANIS

May 03, 2020

I love the bright colours. I noticed there was a wax seal on the envelope. So cool for a kid to get that in the mail. Thanks

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

May 03, 2020

Beautiful card. Lovely bold colors.

JANIS
JANIS

May 03, 2020

Sooo much Fun. So Colourful and Bright. You just need to Smile when you look at this card. Waiting to see more!!!

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

May 03, 2020

I can feel the sunshine. This looks like a wonderful kit and I can hardly wait to see it in person.

Carole D
Carole D

May 03, 2020

Who wouldn’t be cheered to receive a card like this in the mail? It’s magic! ❤️

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 03, 2020

Wow! What a fabulous background and vibrant colors!! Super good! <3

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

May 03, 2020

I love the bright colors and how you did the sky in the background! Gorgeous!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

May 03, 2020

Happy mail!

Terrie D. (StarSpry)
Terrie D. (StarSpry)

May 03, 2020

What a fun card! I love your ink blended sky, and how you colored these cute images. Your wax seal is really cool, too! :)

Kathy Ellwanger
Kathy Ellwanger

May 03, 2020

I just love the rainbow and clouds, rainbows make me smile and we need that.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

May 03, 2020

Janette, this is such cute card to cheer anyone up especially in these trying time…..TFS

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

May 03, 2020

Janette, this is such cute card to cheer anyone up especially in these trying time…..TFS

Ruth Gauss
Ruth Gauss

May 03, 2020

Thank you so much, Janette, for sharing this wonderfully uplifting card! The bright colors and sweet sentiment give hope and joy. Thank you also for the reminder to send handmade cards! That is something I am working on.

Marianne
Marianne

May 03, 2020

Such a fun card. Those images are adorable!

Rachelle O.
Rachelle O.

May 03, 2020

What a cute scene and the blended sky is beautiful!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

May 03, 2020

What a colorful 9

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