March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Caly Person March 01, 2019 497 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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100 Responses

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.

Stacy L
Stacy L

March 02, 2019

I love shaker cards and I love fish. What a great combination.

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 02, 2019

Wow so creative and so nice! Love the aquarium theme!

Melissa
Melissa

March 02, 2019

So cute!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 02, 2019

Gorgeous Card. Love the idea of the infinity shaker, thanks for the great idea to make it look like an aquarium.

Andre M.
Andre M.

March 02, 2019

Beautifully colored images on this fun shaker. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 02, 2019

What a fabulous card! I love the idea of an infinity shaker… so fun!

Sonja Webster
Sonja Webster

March 02, 2019

Cute, cute cute., what more can I say except would love this card.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 02, 2019

I am super excited about this latest hero arts kit!

SarahC
SarahC

March 02, 2019

Lovely. Very clever way to make a colorful shaker. TFS

Julie Richardson
Julie Richardson

March 02, 2019

Love the colors! Such a great looking card!

Sarah Stewart McCorkle
Sarah Stewart McCorkle

March 02, 2019

Love the infinity shaker – brilliant!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

March 02, 2019

Oooh…This is such a bright, colorful and happy card. Looks fantastic. Can’t wait. to get my hands on this kit!

Maria
Maria

March 02, 2019

I love this! The colors are so vibrant! It’s so cute!

Jenny Coles
Jenny Coles

March 02, 2019

Lovely card and an awesome kit!

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

March 02, 2019

I like the kit

Angela
Angela

March 02, 2019

Wonderful card.

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

March 02, 2019

I love all the bright colors and the idea of doing an infinity shaker card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Tina Dorringto
Tina Dorringto

March 02, 2019

Wow this is amazing

Lana
Lana

March 02, 2019

I just love ocean-themed cards! This kit looks like it’s going to be so much fun!

Marsha Segard
Marsha Segard

March 02, 2019

I had never thought of using a pocket on just the card front to create a shaker card. It creates a beautiful effect!

Renee Vanepps
Renee Vanepps

March 02, 2019

This is so beautiful, the sequins at the bottom are such a great idea!!

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

March 02, 2019

I love this card!!! Just started making shaker cards – now this one’s on my To Do list!!!

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

March 02, 2019

Oh yes! This one I can’t wait for! Beautiful card!

Diana @ playing
Diana @ playing

March 02, 2019

Just came back for the ocean and this is calling my name.

Ro
Ro

March 02, 2019

Such an original idea – an aquarium card. Brilliant.

Anna starr
Anna starr

March 02, 2019

Looking forward to making some seascapes!!

Janis
Janis

March 02, 2019

I’m not a fan of making shaker cards. Still, this looks to be a great kit.

Denise
Denise

March 02, 2019

Great idea for the shaker card. Would love to see it in person.

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

March 02, 2019

This is such a beautiful shaker card!! I love how it looks like the whole front of the card is the shaker!! I just love sealife and all these images look fantastic!! I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!! Great job!!!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

March 02, 2019

I would love to see a video of your infinity edge shaker! Nice card

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 02, 2019

Love the colors of this card. Such a fun one. Can’t wait to see everything included in this kit :)

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

March 02, 2019

Great design! The stamps are so versatile. Can make many types of cards with the under the sea theme.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 02, 2019

Very colorful card – love the shaker aspect of it too :)

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 02, 2019

Gorgeous Caly, I love that you made the shaker border-less, never thought of doing this.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.

Leanne S
Leanne S

March 02, 2019

My daughter loves sea life. If I win this kit I will end up making all the cards for her.

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

March 02, 2019

I love the blues and especially the ocean! So looking forward to the release!

Penny D Walker
Penny D Walker

March 02, 2019

Thank you for your inspiration, I love ocean and fish themes for cards.Can’t wait for my kit to arrive.Great card,I like your infinity shaker style.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 02, 2019

What a wonderful ocean scene!!!

MaryB
MaryB

March 02, 2019

I love these beautiful ocean images! Thanks for the inspiration, and for the chance to win a kit.

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

March 02, 2019

Gorgeous card! Love the bright colors! Really would like to be snorkeling somewhere now that I’ve seen this. Looking forward to this Hero Arts kit as it is right up my alley!

Margaret
Margaret

March 02, 2019

What a fantastic card. Looks like the perfect tropical sea.

Sophie Farah
Sophie Farah

March 02, 2019

When I saw this on Instagram my jaw dropped!! I can’t wait to see this kit – This card is so beautiful!

Betty Vasquez
Betty Vasquez

March 02, 2019

Love the brightness of this card. This deep ocean scene is gorgeous.

Konnie Wren
Konnie Wren

March 02, 2019

Such bright pretty colors. Excited for this kit

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 02, 2019

What a grand idea to make the whole card front a shaker card! I haven’t worked much on shaker cards because they seemed so complex. This card front is lovely. I love the beautiful soft background and the brightly colored sea life.

Amanda Wilcox
Amanda Wilcox

March 02, 2019

I love the idea of streaming the images with ombre inks. They look so cool!

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

March 02, 2019

Call this is simply gorgeous…. shaker cards are always super fun to make… love the ombré effect on all the creatures… such a fun kit to play with..

Lori pusz
Lori pusz

March 02, 2019

Super cute card.

ljhart1968
ljhart1968

March 02, 2019

Your card is beautiful. I love all the jewel tones and all the sparkle.

Julie M
Julie M

March 02, 2019

Love this card. Can’t wait for the kit.

Rae Culak
Rae Culak

March 02, 2019

This card looks amazing and fun. I can’t wait to see what’s in the kit.

Christine E
Christine E

March 02, 2019

OMG! Beautiful! And that ink sounds SO COOL!

Robyn S
Robyn S

March 02, 2019

Really enjoyed your colourful water scene – looking forward to reveal day! Thanks for the great ideas.

Lisa
Lisa

March 02, 2019

I am a sucker for anything that is ocean themed. It just lends itself to so many types of cards. I love the vibrancy of the images and all of them combined to create a great scene. Great idea making a full shaker!

Morag Drummond
Morag Drummond

March 02, 2019

Wow, what a beautiful card and stunning colours. Love it!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

March 02, 2019

Love the idea of the infinity shaker. It really allows you to have more room for the beautiful Stamps and Dies.

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

March 02, 2019

Love the bright colors and shakercard idea. Must try that!

Felicia C
Felicia C

March 02, 2019

Just love the colors. They are exhilarating! A great opening card. So exciting!
Kristen M.
Kristen M.

March 02, 2019

Love your use of ombré inks here. Adds a lot of interest.

Theresa P
Theresa P

March 02, 2019

Love the underwater scene and all the elements from the new kit!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

March 02, 2019

I love this! Can’t wait for this kit. Thanks for sharing.

Eva N
Eva N

March 02, 2019

This kit looks like it will be great to build lots of ocean scenes. I love your infinity shaker card idea!

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

March 02, 2019

Terrific ocean scene complete with beautiful elements!

Flip Dunn
Flip Dunn

March 02, 2019

Love this card. I never would have thought to put the shaker at the bottom, but it works! Can’t wait to see the rest of this kit.

Madeline T
Madeline T

March 02, 2019

Great card. This kit is fantastic!

Linda
Linda

March 02, 2019

This is going to be an interesting kit! Wonderful scean!

nancy f
nancy f

March 02, 2019

Great card!

Mary W
Mary W

March 02, 2019

The drops on the ‘outside’ of the aquarium make it look so realistic – hope it’s not leaking. LOL I just love the jelly fish and coral. Can’t wait to play.

Irene Flores
Irene Flores

March 02, 2019

Love this card!!! Can’t wait to try something like it. The coloring and blending is flawless. Do you have a video showing your process? I’m new to card making and have learned a lot by watching videos.

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

March 02, 2019

I love the soft colors in this card. It reminds me of the Bahamas and snorkeling.

Fiona Duff
Fiona Duff

March 02, 2019

Can’t wait to see the whole new release!

Bianca Wegner
Bianca Wegner

March 02, 2019

Love the theme! I’ve been scubadiving with my dad since I’ve been 14

Carol
Carol

March 02, 2019

What a fabulous kit! Love this card idea and the colours. Very vibrant.
Love anything to do with the sea xx

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

March 02, 2019

What a beautiful, vibrant card! And I love the infinity shaker idea…gonna have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing!

Ana Tomic
Ana Tomic

March 02, 2019

Love the ocean theme

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

March 02, 2019

Great card Caly love the colorful aquarium scene.

Isabelle
Isabelle

March 02, 2019

This is a beautiful and very refreshing card ! I love the colors selected.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 02, 2019

I love the sea life! I’ve never seen an infinity shaker card – it’s fabulous!

Derrica Brown
Derrica Brown

March 02, 2019

What a creative card!!! Job well done.

Cindi P
Cindi P

March 02, 2019

I love that you made the entire front panel into a shaker! Such a great idea, and I love that jellyfish!

Erika Crawford
Erika Crawford

March 02, 2019

Oh yay!!!!!! Ocean, water, sea creature??? My fav theme!! Cannot wait to see the release.

Samiksha
Samiksha

March 02, 2019

Love the bright vibrant colors. Such a gorgeous happy card.

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

March 02, 2019

Great card. I really like those teal sequins and bright colors.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

March 02, 2019

I really like all the fun colours in this card! And the shaker part makes it even better, what a great idea with an infinity shaker card! I have to try for myself.

Georgie P
Georgie P

March 02, 2019

I really love this card and the kit is going to be amazing!

Catherine McInerney
Catherine McInerney

March 01, 2019

Love the jellyfish and corals. An oceans worth of possibilities!

Leanne Pittard
Leanne Pittard

March 01, 2019

I am super happy that this month is an under water theme! Beautiful card , I love all the vibrant colors used!

Catherine N
Catherine N

March 01, 2019

I’m so excited! I think it will go great with last year’s sea shore sets.

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

March 02, 2019

Fun card. I love card designs that have to do with the sea or beach.

Lee
Lee

March 02, 2019

Water reactive ink would be so nice to try! Love the layering and this ocean theme!

Sue Adams
Sue Adams

March 02, 2019

Your card is Beautiful! So colorful! I love sea life! I can’t wait to see more!!

LBSue
LBSue

March 02, 2019

I love how you created the infinity shaker! Another great use for the fuse tool! Beautiful card!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

March 02, 2019

Lovely card Caly, and such vibrant colors ♥ exited about this kit!

Sue Adams
Sue Adams

March 02, 2019

What a beautiful card!! I love all the color!! Thanks for sharing!!

Trish Hughes
Trish Hughes

March 02, 2019

Love all the details in your little aquarium! I can almost see all the inhabitants swimming.

IRENE PAGE
IRENE PAGE

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card! I like the wavelike motion carried through the design of the card My first impression was that I could feel the water move. I like the bright colors chosen for the elements. Once again ery beautiful card. Thank you

Laurie Turley
Laurie Turley

March 02, 2019

I love shaker cards. The sea theme is fun 🐙🐡🐠

M.-C.Grantz
M.-C.Grantz

March 02, 2019

Beautiful card, this kit looks like it has a lot of versatility!

Laura s
Laura s

March 02, 2019

I love all the colors used on this card. The infinity shaker card is a great way of using the elements from this months kit.