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

DWilley
DWilley

March 02, 2019

Anxious to see the whole kit!

V
V

March 02, 2019

Obsessed with that jellyfish!

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

March 02, 2019

Ooohhh… I love those beautiful colors! What a fun design!

Krystal Overby
Krystal Overby

March 02, 2019

Wow! What an awesome card! Absolutely love the sea theme! Cant wait to see the rest of the kit!!

KerrynM
KerrynM

March 02, 2019

Fabulous card, Caly. Looks like a great kit

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 02, 2019

LOVELY!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

March 02, 2019

Such a fun card – love the colors! Can’t wait to see more of this kit.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

March 02, 2019

“Jellyfish” that’s all I have to say <3!

Michele W
Michele W

March 02, 2019

What a great card. I love that you made it an infinity shaker. Reminds me that I should get my fuse tool out and put it to use. Looks like this is going to be another great kit. I enjoy anything related to the water.

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

March 02, 2019

So far I’m excited , lots of sea stamps !

Bo
Bo

March 02, 2019

cute!!!

Barb Oliver
Barb Oliver

March 02, 2019

Great idea for my husband’s 70th birthday card!

Kathy Wong
Kathy Wong

March 02, 2019

Very pretty – not sure I can do this kit justice, but would love to try!

Louise Coviello
Louise Coviello

March 01, 2019

I love this theme. It reminds me of snorkeling in the Caribbean. I can’t wait to see the kit.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

March 01, 2019

I absolutely adore scene building stamp sets. Your card is so bright and cheerful! Love it!!

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

March 01, 2019

I love this! Such a fun card and so colorful! I like the idea of an infinity shaker card!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

March 01, 2019

Very fresh looking.

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 01, 2019

Love the infinity shaker card and the bold summer at the beach colors!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

March 01, 2019

I love this idea! Thank you!

Melanie Parnell
Melanie Parnell

March 01, 2019

This kit looks amazing! Thank you for the inspiration.

SUSIE NICHOLS
SUSIE NICHOLS

March 01, 2019

very cute! I haven’t played with water reactive inks, so will be glad to try one out!

Christine H
Christine H

March 01, 2019

What a beautiful scene! It looks like a watercolor. The colors are so pretty! The idea of reusing packaging is a great idea for the shaker. I know I’m going to love this kit!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

March 01, 2019

beautiful card. this looks to be an amazing kit!!!!!!!

Rosy Newlun
Rosy Newlun

March 01, 2019

I love the inks and sequins you’ve used. They are so bright and cheerful!

Jean Crocker
Jean Crocker

March 01, 2019

Best card!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

March 01, 2019

I can tell I’m going to love this month’s kit! I love the idea of the infinity shaker…too cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judi
Judi

March 01, 2019

I can’t wait this one looks like it was created for me!!!!

Kathleen Davis
Kathleen Davis

March 01, 2019

I just 💕 love ocean themed stamps and dies and this type of shaker card is amazing! I really want to try making my own infinity shaker card with this kit. I know I’ve got to have this kit!!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card. The colors! Wow, full shaker card, this sounds like a challenger!

Sandi
Sandi

March 01, 2019

Love this set. Very whimsical and fun.

Brenda
Brenda

March 01, 2019

Love sea related things and this looks like a great kit!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 01, 2019

Oh, I SEA I’m going to need this one!! Love the liquid look of the borderless shaker!

Sandi
Sandi

March 01, 2019

Love this card. This would be great for cards for my grandkids.

Janet Wise
Janet Wise

March 01, 2019

Oh Caly!!! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am blown away truly!! Bravo!!! 👏👏👏

Michele Slater
Michele Slater

March 01, 2019

Great shaker card! Excited to see this release

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

March 01, 2019

I love ocean scene cards. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing

Carol L.
Carol L.

March 01, 2019

Living near the coast I can never have too many water/sea themed stamps! And this card activates my collecting gene to add yet one more set to my collection! The “sand” embossing powder I already have would work perfectly with this type of card, and I love the colors.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 01, 2019

I love Learning new techniques from your site

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 01, 2019

These sets are just mind blowing

Gloria
Gloria

March 01, 2019

Wow! What a great card shaker card, makes me want to dive right in and make my own.

Kathy McGee
Kathy McGee

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card and love the infinity shaker idea

tanya Perrin
tanya Perrin

March 01, 2019

I’m really excited about this kit as it should be arriving right about when I get back from a vacation in the Bahamas! I’m hoping to make cute cards for my project life album.

Ang
Ang

March 01, 2019

I hope there is an octopus, I love them

Julie
Julie

March 01, 2019

Love this card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

michelle boothby
michelle boothby

March 01, 2019

Oh..sea creatures! I’M IN!

Debroh Murphy
Debroh Murphy

March 01, 2019

Wow! The bright colors and under sea images are awesome.

Cyndie McIntyre
Cyndie McIntyre

March 01, 2019

Such a beautiful card! Can’t wait to make this one!!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

March 01, 2019

What a cute card! I love how it seems you are actually under the sea viewing all this. Cannot wait for the kit!

Barbara W Howell
Barbara W Howell

March 01, 2019

I really like your Infinity Shaker card, suh a good idea.

Chris
Chris

March 01, 2019

Love the colors. Your card makes me smile* :)

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 01, 2019

Love this colorful card and that idea of infinity shaker card is awesome! Can’t wait to see the full release! Thanks for sharing!

Kendra
Kendra

March 01, 2019

What a gorgeous, colorful card. I love it!

Heather George
Heather George

March 01, 2019

Wow! It’s like a fish bowl! Very effective use of the shaker card concept!!!!

Cheri
Cheri

March 01, 2019

Very, very pretty…..and I love the shaker factor! Water scenes are always so appealing…..I’m sure this will be yet another very popular Hero Arts release!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

March 01, 2019

This looks like it’s going to be another fun kit. I like your undersea scene and the idea of an infinity shaker. I’ve never heard of that but will have to give it a try. Thanks.

Maryanne Cristiani
Maryanne Cristiani

March 01, 2019

Brilliant design! I love it!! Should have included the “sand” embossing powder!!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 01, 2019

This is amazing!

Joan Walker
Joan Walker

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card, love the colors.

Jessica Cate
Jessica Cate

March 01, 2019

I LOVE your card! What a great idea! I’m definitely going to try it.

Sandy
Sandy

March 01, 2019

What a wonderful technique! Can’t wait to try it.

Alysia A
Alysia A

March 01, 2019

This is beautiful. I love the jellyfish and coral

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

March 01, 2019

If this gorgeous (and fun) card is a preview of the March Kit….. It’s a “must have” kit for me lol. Caly this card is awesome, I love how you created the sand bottom (I will definitely be trying this soon) and a full shaker – awesome!! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the infinity shaker look. So cool.

Andrea B
Andrea B

March 01, 2019

I LOVE all the vibrant colors and details on this card! I just subscribed to My Monthly Hero, and I know I’m going to love this kit. Can’t wait!

Jasmin Winnie
Jasmin Winnie

March 01, 2019

Love the look of the white embossed sentiment! It compliments the scene perfectly.

Kellie
Kellie

March 01, 2019

This reminds me of the beautiful place I live Airlie Beach Australia, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. 🐠🐟🐳🐬🐚

Deborah
Deborah

March 01, 2019

I love the ocean. This looks like it will be an amazing kit.

Ellie S.
Ellie S.

March 01, 2019

Super fun card Caly. Love the colors and fabulous shaker design!

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

March 01, 2019

Such a cute card! I wish there was a video! Thanks for sharing!

Viveca V.
Viveca V.

March 01, 2019

Lovely, lovely “sea-ene”! I love the sea images and theme of this kit.

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

March 01, 2019

I really like the full on shaker die! What a great idea! If you do not use the fuse tool, then how do you seal it off? I guess I will have to watch the video! A great idea!

Cynthia Dennis
Cynthia Dennis

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card…I love the colors! So vibrant..yay! The Kit release cannot come soon enough!!

Renate Harrison
Renate Harrison

March 01, 2019

I always look forward to the beginning of the month and this month kit is looking delightful. Love the theme. Great card with a super idea for a shaker card. Thanks Hero Arts and Caly!

Leona Barnes
Leona Barnes

March 01, 2019

I love your card, I will have to try the shaker card made this way. The colors are so bright and pretty! I have been waiting (impatiently) for this month’s kit to come out. My favorite thing about the beginning of each month is the excitement of finding out what the Monthly Kit will be. I can’t wait to order my kit!!

Karen Chester
Karen Chester

March 01, 2019

I am already singing song from the little mermail. “Under the sea….under the sea…life with these stamps and does are sweeer.”

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

March 01, 2019

I can’t wait to see the whole kit. This card is great!

Kiley McGlauchlen
Kiley McGlauchlen

March 01, 2019

I love these colors! This set will pair great with the Mermaid kit from last year!

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

March 01, 2019

What a fun card you created! That it is a shaker makes it even better. Can’t wait to see the March kit.

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

March 01, 2019

Love this different way to make a shaker card.

Paula clark
Paula clark

March 01, 2019

Love love love doing shaker cards, of course I’m just learning but so enjoy the shaker cards.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

March 01, 2019

This is lovely! I can’t wait to see the whole kit. I love ocean/marine stamps and dies!

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

March 01, 2019

What a nifty shaker card! I am really looking forward to this ocean themed kit!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 01, 2019

Oh my gosh, shakers are my favorite type of card and this is so beautiful and quite unique.

Juana
Juana

March 01, 2019

Love the vivid colors here. The ink included looks great used here.

Madeline L
Madeline L

March 01, 2019

Interesting shaker card. Love all the colors!

Golda
Golda

March 01, 2019

I love this! So amazing that the entire front is a shaker.

Hannah Joy
Hannah Joy

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card! I can tell I’m going to like this kit already.

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

March 01, 2019

What a fun shaker idea. Love the bright colors!

Suzann Anderson
Suzann Anderson

March 01, 2019

Love your under the sea ideas!

Nika Ward
Nika Ward

March 01, 2019

What an awesome idea about not having a border for a shaker card! I will definitely try this out! Your card is beautiful and I love it!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 01, 2019

So fun, colorful and creative!! An infinite shaker card, how clever!

Mandi Chau
Mandi Chau

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Looking forward to seeing the new kit.

Cassie
Cassie

March 01, 2019

Oh my gosh, I can’t wait for this kit to come out! I love anything aquatic or ocean related! This is a beautiful card and the color fading on the jellyfish, plants and coral give it a wonderful water washed appearance. It looks like a lovely scene from the bottom of the sea!

Christi J Conley
Christi J Conley

March 01, 2019

WOW! I’ve never seen a shaker made this way – any chance we can get a tutorial?? This set matches with so many other Hero Arts goodies – can’t wait!! :)

Patricia Forton
Patricia Forton

March 01, 2019

Looks fabulous! I love the bright colors in the card.

Deb M
Deb M

March 01, 2019

Loving the sea theme! Your colors are beautiful, as is your card!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 01, 2019

Whatna dynamic card!

Mercedes M Rivera
Mercedes M Rivera

March 01, 2019

I like the colors and theme, I can’t wait to see what this kit will have.

Helen
Helen

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card Caly. Love the aquarium scene

Cy
Cy

March 01, 2019

If I was a mermaid, I’d be found in this scene!