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May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas May 03, 2020 252 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the May My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, May 4 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Jess for another look at this kit that will allow you to spread love and encouragement.

Hello! Jess here with a card featuring the May My Monthly Hero Kit as well as one of the fun add-on sets!

This kit includes some great stamps and dies but I was equally excited to see a trio of Karin Decobrush metallic markers in the kit as well! They're a little different than the Karin Brushmarkers so I decided to see if they could be used for watercoloring and, spoiler alert, they totally can!! To start I taped a piece of watercolor paper to a hardboard and wet the paper thoroughly with water. Then I scribbled the markers onto a scrap piece of acetate and used a wet paintbrush to pick up the color and paint it onto my paper. I also did try scribbling on the paper and using a wet brush to blend it which worked but the other method resulted in a much smoother blend. I used a flat brush to paint my background and then set it aside to dry before trimming it down to 4.25" by 5.5".

Next I die-cut a few clouds and birds using Hero Hues Dove White and Pitch Black cardstock from an add-on set that will also be available Monday! I stamped the sentiment from the kit with Watermark & Embossing Ink and heat-embossed it with Detail Black Embossing Powder. Then I adhered the cloud borders and birds to the watercolored background. I die-cut the cute hot air balloon from the kit with Dove White cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I adhered it to the background with foam mounting tape and then added a coating of Crystal Clear Lacquer and a sprinkling of Snowfall Glitter to finish the card.

And that's it! Make sure to check back later today for another peek at this fantastic kit before tomorrow's launch. It's going to be a must-have for sure!

*** 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!

Good luck!





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100 Responses

Mary Broxson
Mary Broxson

June 02, 2020

What a beautiful serene card. The background colors are perfect. The peacefulness of the balloon floating above the puffy snuggly clouds. Yes the clouds are so puffy and so snuggly.The bright happy sparkly colors on the balloon, perfect. Every detail came together perfect on this card, perfect.. I want to float around on the snuggly clouds.. Beautifully put together.

CC IP
CC IP

May 21, 2020

Thamks for sharing, I love the sky background and this is new for me 👍🏻👍🏻

Geraldine Oliver
Geraldine Oliver

May 11, 2020

BEAUTIFUL CARD

Christine
Christine

May 08, 2020

Hi
Could you please tell me if the cloud dies are available in the UK as I would love to purchase them
Yours Christine

Betsy
Betsy

May 05, 2020

Love the cloud dies and basically may use as a stencil too.

Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

May 05, 2020

Love the sparkles on the hot air balloon. I wish I was flying in it overlooking the world!

Mairi
Mairi

May 05, 2020

Beautiful sky and love the cut outs. Will be trying to make this one

Yolande Bergeron
Yolande Bergeron

May 04, 2020

This is a very nice way for creating this montgolfière facing this beautiful sky
Merci
Thank you

Bessie
Bessie

May 04, 2020

I love the card. So many ideas for the soaring balloon!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

May 04, 2020

I am loving the way the background turned out on this one! Beautiful card!

Andrea
Andrea

May 04, 2020

Love the sprinkling of glitter on the hot air balloon. Gave me some ideas on what to do with all of mine!

Toni L
Toni L

May 04, 2020

WOW—that is gorgeous. Love the little touch of sparkle.

Catharina R. Worthington
Catharina R. Worthington

May 04, 2020

Love the contrasting colors in your sky.

Sharon Lopez
Sharon Lopez

May 04, 2020

Thanks for the spoiler alert. Love this scene. So tranquil.

Linda R
Linda R

May 04, 2020

Beautiful card. Love that sky! Can’t wait to see this kit.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

May 04, 2020

Love this beautiful card. Really looking forward to getting so markers. Jessica did such an amazing job with the blending, composition and use of that glitter.

Toni C
Toni C

May 04, 2020

I love the balloon! :)

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

May 04, 2020

Love the watercolor background! Thanks for the spoiler alert. Beautiful card.

Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

May 04, 2020

Beautiful colored sky. A really uplifting card.

Deborah Herod
Deborah Herod

May 04, 2020

Jessica, love the sky you created with watercolor. Very calm and relaxing card!

Michelle Michalski
Michelle Michalski

May 04, 2020

Love the beautiful soft background created w/deco-brushes! Absolutley stunning!

Skyy
Skyy

May 04, 2020

The hot air balloon is so adorable!

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

May 04, 2020

Cool looking card :)

linda smith
linda smith

May 04, 2020

very pretty background blending!

Kathryn D
Kathryn D

May 04, 2020

Beautiful card – so appropriate in the current times – a real peaceful scene. Thank You

Dhruvika
Dhruvika

May 03, 2020

Jessica I love the skies that you’ve created.. So soothing and beautiful

Natasha
Natasha

May 03, 2020

That is stunning. I really should try to watercolour with metallic markers!

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

May 03, 2020

I always look forward to your makes with any card kit, Jess. This one did not disappoint! Sweet card!

Kathy
Kathy

May 03, 2020

.OMG! This is such an adorable card. I love the glitter on the balloon!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

May 03, 2020

Love this scene. So tranquil.

Nancy L LakeVery
Nancy L LakeVery

May 03, 2020

Very pretty card! Beautiful colors. I love the ink blended sky with the fluffy white clouds. This card feels very serene, peaceful, and happy card!

Nancy L LakeVery
Nancy L LakeVery

May 03, 2020

Very pretty card. Beautiful colors. I love ink blended sky with the white,

Karin W
Karin W

May 03, 2020

Beautiful card. And, the sentiment will be so useful!

Angela
Angela

May 03, 2020

I love the look of this card.

Alicia Mayo
Alicia Mayo

May 03, 2020

Lovely balloon…so happy. 😀

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

May 03, 2020

The sky looks amazing. Nice job!

Judy
Judy

May 03, 2020

I love the soft sky on this lovely card and can’t wait to see the entire kit and add-ons!

karenajo
karenajo

May 03, 2020

Lovely background – the perfect setting for the colorful hot air balloon ! Great card – thanks for sharing !

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.

May 03, 2020

Beautiful designs!!

Linda Otero
Linda Otero

May 03, 2020

Love the sky? One day my dream is to ride a hot air balloon!

Melissa S
Melissa S

May 03, 2020

How beautiful. I love the glitter detail on the hot air ballon. So nice!

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

May 03, 2020

Such a great card! Love the kit already!

Vizma
Vizma

May 03, 2020

Love the hot air balloon floating above the clouds. What a sweet card!

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

May 03, 2020

This is so peaceful I want to step right in.

Lauralee Cosgrove
Lauralee Cosgrove

May 03, 2020

Gorgeous ink blending! This is such peaceful colors.

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

May 03, 2020

I love the scene created. The sky is so lovely.

Carolyn
Carolyn

May 03, 2020

Cute card. Looking forward to seeing kit contents on Monday.

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

May 03, 2020

This is so gorgeous!! I love your sky and the glitter on the balloon; fabulous!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

May 03, 2020

Looking forward to seeing this kit. This is such a cute card!

JC
JC

May 03, 2020

This card has such a soft feel ans equally a striking effect. It’s beautiful!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

May 03, 2020

Yet another card with an add-on. This is beautiful, but I’m really disappointed that the designers don’t seem able to create lovely cards without the add-ons…

SunnyK
SunnyK

May 03, 2020

A real dreamy card. I love the water coloured look of it—great job!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

May 03, 2020

Pretty card, the sparkle on the hot air balloon is a nice touch. Looking forward to seeing what is in the kit.

Cecilia Lowrey
Cecilia Lowrey

May 03, 2020

The sparkles on the balloon are perfect!

Nicole S
Nicole S

May 03, 2020

What beautiful pastel colors! Such a lovely card!

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

May 03, 2020

Loving this set! Your color blending is so smooth and stunning! Very pretty!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

May 03, 2020

Oh what peace and happiness – I love your card!!

Toni F
Toni F

May 03, 2020

Great balloon ride up above the clouds. Love the coloring.

glenna
glenna

May 03, 2020

Love the cardm but also really enjoyed reading your synopsis of how you made the card. Thanks

Stacy
Stacy

May 03, 2020

Such a pretty card! I like the glitter on the balloon.

Golda
Golda

May 03, 2020

Oh, I love this! Those markers look like a definite “need”.

tina z.
tina z.

May 03, 2020

I just love this scene!

Shannon
Shannon

May 03, 2020

I ❤️❤️❤️ this card! I can’t wait to try out the markers. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa H
Lisa H

May 03, 2020

This card is so pretty, thanks for the tips on making the background with the Decobrush Markers. Can’t wait to see the full reveal on Monday

katherine
katherine

May 03, 2020

This is so pretty!

Dixie
Dixie

May 03, 2020

Your sky is stunning!

KC Wong
KC Wong

May 03, 2020

Wow! The balloon almost looks like a shaker element with the crystal lacquer and glitter, especially the way you sprinkled it on. Thanks for the water coloring tips too.

Deborah345
Deborah345

May 03, 2020

This card just makes me smile.

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

May 03, 2020

I absolutely love these pens but I had not thought about using them in this way! I’m going to try it! The card is just beautiful and I’m excited for the launch of this new kit!
Sue Manning
Sue Manning

May 03, 2020

I think we would all like to be floating high above the clouds right now.
Thanks for the smile!

SueB
SueB

May 03, 2020

Beautifully simple card that showcases the hot air balloon. Nice soft colors.

Patty Q
Patty Q

May 03, 2020

I love how the coloring for the sky turned out. Metallic markers, who knew. This is a simple card but it makes a powerful statement.

Wendy
Wendy

May 03, 2020

Thanks, Jess, for using the metallic markers that come with this set. I can’t wait to get my hands on them! I would have only colored with them if left to my own devices. Not any more!

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

May 03, 2020

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for the tips re: optimal blending! Fun shapes & sentiments! Looking forward to seeing this kit in full!

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss

May 03, 2020

Sooooo Pretty!!! I feel all my troubles floating away!!!

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

May 03, 2020

Such great ideas.

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

May 03, 2020

Wow Jess…. the background is totally mind blowing…. love how you blended them beautifully….. I love the beautiful lacquer and the glitter on top of the hot air balloon too… love your card totally…

Andrea B
Andrea B

May 03, 2020

I love how you created the sky – I can’t wait to try the markers!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

May 03, 2020

I love how simple this card is, however, the simplistic design is stunning.

Sharon Taylor
Sharon Taylor

May 03, 2020

This is definitely my favourite card so far. I love the colours in the background. Thanks for tip on the markers, by the way. This is definitely going to be a birthday present to myself.

Myrna Pearson
Myrna Pearson

May 03, 2020

What a great idea to use as watercolors. And I love the birds, it really adds to the card.

Kathya Hidalgo
Kathya Hidalgo

May 03, 2020

Love how you created the beautiful sky! Can’t wait to try the Karin markers.

Christine E
Christine E

May 03, 2020

Just perfect- the glitter makes me so happy and I’m happily looking forward to tomorrow’s reveal!

Lindarub
Lindarub

May 03, 2020

Love the hot air ballon!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

May 03, 2020

A very soothing card! Thanks for the tip for using the markers.

Valerija
Valerija

May 03, 2020

This is just gorgeous. I love all the elements and pretty colours. Great design.
Valerija xx

Kristi H
Kristi H

May 03, 2020

This is fantastic! I love the glitter ballon!

Ana Cordoba
Ana Cordoba

May 03, 2020

Beautiful card!!!

ESTELLE
ESTELLE

May 03, 2020

So cool the clouds dies, so the air balloon. And the markers, i have to use them. The card is so elegant.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

May 03, 2020

Thanks for the great tips regarding the markers. Your background is truly beautiful. I love the look of this card and it looks like it is truly easy to reproduce but looks like it a took a lot of time.

Sue D
Sue D

May 03, 2020

Beautiful sky scene with this hot air balloon.

Lyndi
Lyndi

May 03, 2020

Cute card. I’ve never used those markers, so that will be a great add to this kit.

Lynne
Lynne

May 03, 2020

That blended sky is spectacular. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

May 03, 2020

Great use for the markers!!! Love the look of all the blended colors and the sweet hot air balloon 💞 so fun!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

May 03, 2020

What a beautiful sky! Lovely!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

May 03, 2020

What beautiful shading! The Sparkles added to the hot air balloon are a nice touch. Can’t wait to see the full release.

Dolores
Dolores

May 03, 2020

Really beautiful

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

May 03, 2020

Beautiful card! The background is so gorgeous!

Josmary
Josmary

May 03, 2020

omg such a lovely card I can’t wait to play with those pens 😍😍😍😍

Doris
Doris

May 03, 2020

I like the balloon. This looks like a fun kit to work with.

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