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March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Caly Person March 01, 2019 496 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 4 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, 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 all weekend long! Now let's join Caly for a first look at this fun aquarium-inspired kit.

This month’s MMH kit is so much fun! Today, I’ve decided to create an infinity shaker – a full, border-less shaker card – because I wanted to maximize the space on this card to see all the details of the aquarium scene I’ve created.

First, I created my background using the Blue Water Reactive Ink provided in the kit using a Life Changing Blending Brush. After blending an A2-sized white card panel, I splattered the panel with some water to remove ink and add texture. To create a sand floor, I cut a thin strip of cardstock and colored it with Copic marker E31, then dotted it with E55 and E25 to give it the sand look. 

I stamped all my images using a variety of Ombre Inks and die cut the images using the coordinating dies in the kit. The sentiment is stamped using Versamark ink and embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. Then I arranged the different images all over before forming the shaker.

To create this infinity shaker, you can use a storage pocket. I actually used a simple stamp/die package that I had on hand. You can wrap your pocket around the card panel and adhere it to the card panel’s back, or you can create a pocket like I did using a photo fuse tool. I used the tool to fuse the front and back clear plastic together around the card panel and before sealing the final edge, I added Seashore sequins. This creates a super fun shaker edge to edge.

Hope you enjoyed this!

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, March 4, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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Verlena Brammer
Verlena Brammer

March 19, 2019

I am 91 years young, but age will not stop me from admiring beautiful cards like this,great job Caly.

Sherry
Sherry

March 06, 2019

What a fun and colorful card! This release looks fun!

Cheryl
Cheryl

March 06, 2019

This is so beautiful!

Mary Galgon
Mary Galgon

March 05, 2019

Love these shakers

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

March 04, 2019

Wow! Love this card.

Kathy r
Kathy r

March 04, 2019

A beautiful card. Love the entire set. And the splash of color makes feel so fresh and springlike!!!

Reva
Reva

March 04, 2019

Delightful ocean cards. The shaker card will be great for the fisherman’s birthday in my family-be they young or old.

Donna Thielker
Donna Thielker

March 04, 2019

How gorgeous, I’ve never seen a borderless shaker card!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

March 04, 2019

I love how bright and colorful! I love the whole scene!

Diane
Diane

March 04, 2019

Love, love, love this card and stamp set.
Super use of colors to create the under water scene.

Gilda Brooms
Gilda Brooms

March 04, 2019

WOW!! The Colors!!!

Gilda Brooms
Gilda Brooms

March 04, 2019

WOW!! The Colors!!!

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 04, 2019

Very fun and beautiful card! Love the sentiment. Looks like it will be a “fintastic” kit!!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

March 04, 2019

Beautiful! Love the bright colors!

Laura
Laura

March 04, 2019

Great card

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

March 04, 2019

I love your use of ombré inks. Well done! 👏

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

March 04, 2019

I live everything oceans and beach….so colorful!!!

Carrie Penner
Carrie Penner

March 04, 2019

Love the colors!

Anne Bennett
Anne Bennett

March 04, 2019

Wow! That’s amazing!

Jess Yuan
Jess Yuan

March 04, 2019

This is so beautiful!

Colleen Pepper
Colleen Pepper

March 04, 2019

Love all the color and then add that it’s a shaker! Wowza! Sure to brighten anyone’s day.

K Kraft
K Kraft

March 04, 2019

Love all the colors and that you created a full card shaker!!

Laura Jean
Laura Jean

March 04, 2019

I love the ombré effect you used on all of your coloring/inking.

Flo
Flo

March 04, 2019

This kit looks fun. Love the look of the plant dies. The colors used today are great.

karenajo
karenajo

March 03, 2019

I like the idea of this infinity shaker – much easier than other shakers I have made. Your scene and colors are wonderful ! Thanks for sharing.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 03, 2019

oh my just what I need now, beautiful ocean. I am living with snow now.

Pamela Heck
Pamela Heck

March 03, 2019

Beautiful colors. Can’t wait to see houp w many more ideas I will be able to come up with.

Rema Deleeuw
Rema Deleeuw

March 03, 2019

So colorful!

Heather Broadnax
Heather Broadnax

March 03, 2019

So excited for this kit! Beautiful card.

Toni F
Toni F

March 03, 2019

Very nice. Love anything to do with the ocean and water.

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

March 03, 2019

Lovely… sea sets are my favorite. I love how you did the sand and the sea fans are gorgeous!

Liz O
Liz O

March 03, 2019

Love the idea of the infinity shaker using the plastic pocket, it truly maximizes the space on the front panel. Thanks for the inspiration Caly!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

March 03, 2019

Oh I love infinity shakers!! This is so pretty!!

Pat vanderwolf
Pat vanderwolf

March 03, 2019

Neat technique. I can’t wait to try this kind of window.

Charlanne
Charlanne

March 03, 2019

Full front shaker – what a great idea especially with the ocean scene.

Diane Hanover
Diane Hanover

March 03, 2019

What a fun and cheerful card, I love it.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

March 03, 2019

So pretty. I LOVE those colors!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 03, 2019

The borderless shaker is a fun idea, it really creates an endless scene and your color choices are very cheery!

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

March 03, 2019

I love all those bright colours! XD

Elaine C
Elaine C

March 03, 2019

Love your borderless shaker card! It’s so colorful and fun! Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

LillyDee
LillyDee

March 03, 2019

What a gorgeous shaker card. I look so pretty ♥

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

March 03, 2019

Love every card made from this kit.

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

March 03, 2019

Wow, I’m impressed with that full card shaker! I haven’t seen one of those before so I am very intrigued. Super excited for this kit!!!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

March 03, 2019

What a gorgeous colourful card! Love it!

Kristine T
Kristine T

March 03, 2019

That jellyfish is my favorite!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

March 03, 2019

I forgot about infinity shaker cards. Thanks for the reminder. I really like the jellyfish image.

Susan R K
Susan R K

March 03, 2019

Feels like I’m in the ocean. Thanks for sharing the great shaker card idea. Can’t wait to see the complete release

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

March 03, 2019

Beautiful. Very realistic.

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 03, 2019

I just love this card!! That blue reactive ink is beautiful!!

Beatrice
Beatrice

March 03, 2019

Love this colorful shaker card.

Linda Reiley Clark
Linda Reiley Clark

March 03, 2019

Very nice card—bright and cheerful!

Parks44
Parks44

March 03, 2019

Wow! A full-card Shaker. The layout is perfect.

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

March 03, 2019

Love the colors in your underwater card Caly. Cute card. I would love to win this kit. Thank you hero arts for the opportunity.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

March 03, 2019

What a lovely ocean shaker! I am excited to see more of the March MMH kit!

Christy Erickson
Christy Erickson

March 03, 2019

I think this shaker card is Wonderful ! So Fun !!!

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

March 03, 2019

Its all about color for me on this card! Love your choices! It all looks swimmingly!

Michelle
Michelle

March 03, 2019

Love the colors! Looking forward to seeing more of the kit!

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

March 03, 2019

What a gorgeous and clever card!

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

March 03, 2019

I love the blue water reactive ink result, something I will definitely have to try! And a new way to make a shaker card….WOW!

Hanh
Hanh

March 03, 2019

Such a pretty card, Caly! Love the shaker pocket idea and those beautiful sequins!

Yvonne
Yvonne

March 03, 2019

What a gorgeous card! I can’t wait to see more of this kit! Looks lovely so far!

Barb Ford
Barb Ford

March 03, 2019

Love the colors! Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

March 03, 2019

What a fun bright card! Makes me look forward to spring and summer. So tired of snow and ice! Thank you for sharing!

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 03, 2019

Love the creativity that is possible with this kit!

Yvonne Stein
Yvonne Stein

March 03, 2019

This is a beautiful set which can be used for so many occasions! I love it!

Lee Winemiller Cockrum
Lee Winemiller Cockrum

March 03, 2019

Never thought of an edge to edge shaker!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 03, 2019

Beautiful shaker card! I love the colors and all of the images!

Sandi R
Sandi R

March 03, 2019

Stunning, colorful, beautiful… Excited to see the rest of this release.

Sandi R
Sandi R

March 03, 2019

Oh the possibilities….love this release.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

March 03, 2019

Gorgeous card!! I really love all of the bright colors. I’m looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Becky Hackett-Leas
Becky Hackett-Leas

March 03, 2019

A fun under water adventure is obviously coming this month from HA. Nifty shaker card.

Gerlinde Townsley
Gerlinde Townsley

March 03, 2019

What a beautiful card! Love the infinity shaker idea! Gorgeous colors! Love, love, love!

Amy S.
Amy S.

March 03, 2019

So whimsical and fun. Love all the colors and the composition. You did a great job!

Becky Reynolds
Becky Reynolds

March 03, 2019

I have never seen an infinity shaker. This is an amazing card! Would love a video on how to do the infinity shaker. Great scene building and color choices.

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

March 03, 2019

I see so many possibilities with this kit! Beautiful work!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

March 03, 2019

How nice, I love your bright and colorful aquarium!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

March 03, 2019

Loving this kit already and how the images are inked in an ombre here!

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 03, 2019

A gorgeous card, Call! Love this awesome scene!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

March 03, 2019

What a clever idea. I have never seen a shaker made like this. I will give it a try.

Andrea Gallucio
Andrea Gallucio

March 03, 2019

So clever and cute!

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

March 03, 2019

Beautiful card! I get such great inspiration from all of you who create with the MMHkits each month. I’m looking forward to getting mine!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sandi
Sandi

March 03, 2019

This is beautiful. My grandkids would love cards from this set.

Sandi
Sandi

March 03, 2019

This is beautiful. My grandkids would love cards from this set.

Sandi
Sandi

March 03, 2019

This is beautiful. My grandkids would love cards from this set.

Callie
Callie

March 03, 2019

What a fun idea and beautiful card! It makes me want to go scuba diving. I love a good shaker card and this is a great way to show off all those fun stamps.

Tara Rahemat
Tara Rahemat

March 03, 2019

I absolutely love the colours on this! So gorgeous :) And the shake part on this – GENIUS.

Missy V
Missy V

March 03, 2019

I love the shaker. Such a fun card.

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

March 03, 2019

All the colors of the ocean are so pretty. The Caribbean the water is crystal clear and the most beautiful like aqua blue you can imagine. It makes snorkeling just heavenly .
Ann K.
Ann K.

March 03, 2019

Thanks for the infinity shaker card idea, love it! Looking forward to this kit!

Teri
Teri

March 03, 2019

What a great idea to make an infinity shaker instead of a regular shaker.

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

March 02, 2019

Wow – this full panel shaker card is amazing! The colours & textures really make the whole thing

Linda Zabel
Linda Zabel

March 02, 2019

Oh I hope you don’t mind if I case your card! I’ll change the fish but I love the infinity shaker! Yay for this kit Hero Arts!!

Kathleen Dippner
Kathleen Dippner

March 02, 2019

Ocean themes are so fun to design.

Lauren
Lauren

March 02, 2019

This kit looks completely amazing!!

Tonia Sims
Tonia Sims

March 02, 2019

Thank you for the inspiration. Lovely card!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

March 02, 2019

Beautiful. Love the colors and the theme this month.

Mirella
Mirella

March 02, 2019

What a beautiful card! I love the colors.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 02, 2019

Love the aquarium look!

Tami P
Tami P

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card!

Patti Killen
Patti Killen

March 02, 2019

Can’t wait to see the kit! I love the colors you used. I’m anxious to try the ink in the kit.

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