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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61 Responses

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.

May 02, 2020

I love this!! My dad is a small aircraft pilot and I just love the airplane stamp. So cute!

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

May 02, 2020

Great colours and as cute as can be!

Brittney L Young
Brittney L Young

May 02, 2020

What a cute card! I love the colors and the heart trail.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

May 02, 2020

Very cute card with all those vibrant colors. Love the little plane.

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

May 02, 2020

That little airplane is adorable flying up there with the rainbow.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

May 02, 2020

Love the “glow” effect and the colors you’ve used. And that airplane is awesome!

Kathy
Kathy

May 02, 2020

I never thought to use wax to seal the envelope. Clever.

Candie
Candie

May 02, 2020

Oh my! I really like this card! I have been wanting to get a rainbow stamp or die. This makes me really want one, now!
You did such a good job and the whole theme comes together so well. Pssst, I love the little airplane in this one, too!
Great card!👍Thank you for sharing👏.
God Bless and keep safe🙏❤️

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

May 02, 2020

I like the look of the love drop. Using the stamps for a wax seal impression seems fun. There are wax sticks that melt at a lower temperature and fit into dual temp hot glue guns. Those seals might be easier on the stamp plastic.

Suzanne Zierman
Suzanne Zierman

May 02, 2020

Too cute, love the blending tip

Heidi H
Heidi H

May 02, 2020

Love this card! The ink blending is fabulous!!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

May 02, 2020

What a darling card and so bright. This set just makes me happy, can’t wait to play.

Suzanne Zierman
Suzanne Zierman

May 02, 2020

Too cute, love the blending tip

ava gavloski
ava gavloski

May 02, 2020

Release looks fun.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

May 02, 2020

Such a fun, colorful card. Loving that little plane!

Madeline L
Madeline L

May 02, 2020

Adorable card. I also like the seal you made on the envelope. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit on Monday.

Kailash
Kailash

May 02, 2020

Such a fun and cool design, love the sweethearts!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

May 02, 2020

What a beautiful card. Such vibrant colors. I love the little airplane.

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

May 02, 2020

Such vibrant colors!

Doris
Doris

May 02, 2020

Really cute and I like your envelope ideas.

Rae Culak
Rae Culak

May 02, 2020

Wonderful card featuring bright colors. It’s fun and playful.

Glenna
Glenna

May 02, 2020

Love the background blending. Lovely card, so beautiful. Thanks

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

May 02, 2020

What a cute scene! Love the fun airplane and the wonderful rainbow and the wax seal adds a special touch!

Anna Moreno
Anna Moreno

May 02, 2020

What a Sweet card! I love the colors and the sentiment. A card to warm the heart of the recipient especially in this time of difficulty. A beautiful card to bring happiness to anyone!

Kathy Wade
Kathy Wade

May 02, 2020

Such an adorable card! This kit looks amazing!

Shannon
Shannon

May 02, 2020

We all need extra love these days! So adorable!

Debbie jensen
Debbie jensen

May 02, 2020

Loce the card

Brenda
Brenda

May 02, 2020

This is such a happy card! I’m looking forward to the full reveal!

Shirley Galecki
Shirley Galecki

May 02, 2020

That plane is so cute. Love the way you put the card together. Now I really would love to have this kit

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

May 02, 2020

Oh this is so vivid and cute!

Christine E
Christine E

May 02, 2020

Absolutely precious, Janette!

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

May 02, 2020

Such a sweet card!! All the fun bright colors make you smile!!!

Alison Thorne
Alison Thorne

May 02, 2020

So cute! I already have someone in mind for this.

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

May 02, 2020

Love the bright colors in this happy card!

Teri S.
Teri S.

May 02, 2020

Oh, the snail impression in the wax is adorable Janette. Your card will be sure to bring a smile to the face of the person receiving it. That little plane is so cute.

Donna R
Donna R

May 02, 2020

That background shading is stunning! I have pilots in my family, and I can’t wait to create some appropriate cards for them.

Victoria
Victoria

May 02, 2020

WOW! Amazing card!

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

May 02, 2020

This looks like a super fun kit. Can’t wait to see what the when thing looks like.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

May 02, 2020

Such a cheery card! I like the little airplane.

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

May 02, 2020

It’s such a fun card. I would be interested in seeing how the wax works. Neat!

Michele W
Michele W

May 02, 2020

Love your bright and cheerful card! The water colors you chose are so nice and vibrant. Too bad everything had to be fussy cut. That’s not something I do well. Really looking forward to what all is in this new kit. Thanks for sharing!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

May 02, 2020

This would make such a cute boy’s card!

Marianna
Marianna

May 02, 2020

Sweet card. Looking forward to the full reveal!

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

May 02, 2020

Love this !

Marilyn Blatt
Marilyn Blatt

May 02, 2020

Love the primary colors in such a Springish card!

Cindy K.
Cindy K.

May 02, 2020

This looks like a really fun release. I would love to win a kit!

Jana Millen
Jana Millen

May 02, 2020

This is perfect Janette that plane is the cutest

Jo
Jo

May 02, 2020

Love the colours can’t wait to see the entire kit

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

May 02, 2020

I love the little hearts falling from the sky. Pretty and cheerful card!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

May 02, 2020

This kit with the cheery creations will be very popular, I’m sure. I like your card and especially the blues you used for the sky.

I remember when sealing wax was popular! Glad you didn’t destroy your stamp or burn your fingers!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

May 02, 2020

The airplane in this kit is adorable! Can’t wait to see more!

Jackie A.
Jackie A.

May 02, 2020

I love the hearts falling from the plain. The colors are so bright.

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

May 02, 2020

Love that airplane and the whimsicle images. Another great set that looks so ersatile!

Dori Leslie
Dori Leslie

May 02, 2020

So cute, Janette! I’ve been wanting to get some sealing wax and one of those metal deals…. I might be willing to take a risk as well!

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

May 02, 2020

Great tip for use of stamps as seals. Thanks!! Love the bright watercolors on your cute card!

Heidi
Heidi

May 02, 2020

Love everything I have seen so far. Really excited for this kit! All the samples have been fantastic!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

May 02, 2020

So happy to see the envelop options! Looking forward to seeing this month’s kit.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

May 02, 2020

your card is so fun and bright!

Valerija
Valerija

May 02, 2020

What a fab card this is. I love the image and colours. Love your background and sentiment too.
Valerija xx

Alice Turak
Alice Turak

May 02, 2020

Thanks for the encouragement. I am making hundreds of cards for Project Angel Heart which feeds homebound people in Colorado.
Your card makes me happy.

Patsy
Patsy

May 02, 2020

The coloring is so well blended it looks like Hallmark!