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!

Blog Signature



Caly Person
Caly Person

Author


Please login in with your Hero Arts account in order to comment.
Click HERE to sign up if you don't have an account.

97 Responses

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 01, 2019

Love this card. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 01, 2019

Love this card. Thanks for sharing.

Judy
Judy

March 01, 2019

Such a fun shaker card!

Shannon
Shannon

March 01, 2019

Stunning card! My girls and I can’t wait for the full kit this month – we are so excited!!!!

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

March 01, 2019

Wow! This card is amazing. Such a nice idea with the infinity shaker. Going to borrow this idea for sure. So excited to see the release!

DeniseP
DeniseP

March 01, 2019

How apt. We just went to an aquarium yesterday for my son’s school field trip. Can’t wait to see more of this kit!

Toni L
Toni L

March 01, 2019

Gorgeous card—love the soft watery look of all the colours.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 01, 2019

I loved the creativity of this card. I have never seen a full sized shaker card before!
The colors are awesome. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!
Great job.

Diane Bakehouse
Diane Bakehouse

March 01, 2019

I love all things ocean-themed. I’m excited about this kit. I can’t wait to see all the elements of it. Love your shaker card idea.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

March 01, 2019

What a unique way to create a shaker card. Love all the colors!

Cindi F
Cindi F

March 01, 2019

Gorgeous card! I love shaker and your design is so cool!

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

March 01, 2019

I cant wait for an under the sea set, this looks fantastic

Jo Anne Malicoat
Jo Anne Malicoat

March 01, 2019

Love your aquarium scene – and really love the full card shaker – really brilliant!

Janna Doyscher
Janna Doyscher

March 01, 2019

Oh my gosh I am so excited for this kit! This card is amazing!

Donna Conrad
Donna Conrad

March 01, 2019

Perfect ideas for me. I bought some ombre ink pads a while back, but, haven’t used them yet.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

March 01, 2019

This looks like a very fun kit!

Charly
Charly

March 01, 2019

Love the borderless shaker card! What a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa
Melissa

March 01, 2019

I love stamp images that I don’t have to colour! This kit is a hit!

Debbie Br
Debbie Br

March 01, 2019

This card makes me feel like summer! It’s so cold here, and we need to cling to the thought that it will eventually end LoL.

Anna L. Kalbarczyk
Anna L. Kalbarczyk

March 01, 2019

I love the ocean…. I just know this is gonna be one of my all time favorites.

Margie
Margie

March 01, 2019

Great coloring and cure card

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

March 01, 2019

I love this card!! The previous kit with the octopus, turtle and jellyfish would work great with this kit it looks like! That was one of my favorite kits and still is so to be able to use it with another one would be great!! I love that you made a shaker card and I love the sand, great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Paige Green
Paige Green

March 01, 2019

I’m not sure I followed the directions for how to make the shaker edge. I haven’t seen that before, thanks!

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

March 01, 2019

this card is absolutely gorgeous! i can’t wait to see the kit it seems like a must have! great job!

Lonya Mathys
Lonya Mathys

March 01, 2019

I really like the colors on this card. I have never attempted an infinity shaker and this looks like the perfect time to try one.

Maria B
Maria B

March 01, 2019

I’m excited to see you offering more underwater stamps.

Laurie Meier
Laurie Meier

March 01, 2019

LOVE your card! How creative and colorful. Perfect idea as an infinity shaker card. Can’t wait to see more products from the kit!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 01, 2019

love this colorful undersea scene – thanks for the inspiration:)

Pam S
Pam S

March 01, 2019

On this snowy day I needed a reminder that warm weather is around the corner. The colors are very uplifting. Thanks for sharing.

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

March 01, 2019

I LOVE all of the colors and the full card shaker! Such a beautiful card.

kathy wade
kathy wade

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card Caly! Love all the gorgeous colors.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

March 01, 2019

I love sea themed stamps! The infinity shaker card is so clever! Beautifil!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

March 01, 2019

This is such a fun and vibrant card. Nicely done!

Fiona chin
Fiona chin

March 01, 2019

I love the sea theme stamp. Can’t wait to make more cards with them.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

March 01, 2019

😱🤯mind blown!!! I absolutely love your card and by the looks of this beautiful aquarium scene we are in for a wonderful kit celebrating aquatic life. #Excited!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

March 01, 2019

Oh my gosh, another water set. I’m already loving this and it’s only day 1, lol. Gorgeous gorgeous card.

Mari
Mari

March 01, 2019

Wow! That is stunning! I love the way you made the sand — beautiful!

Angie A.
Angie A.

March 01, 2019

So fun!

Kailash
Kailash

March 01, 2019

Love this gorgeous scene with all the bright colors! Beautifully crafted shaker card!

Candace Hubble
Candace Hubble

March 01, 2019

Amazing.! I’ve never seen a shaker made this way.

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

March 01, 2019

This card is so nice. Love the colors you chose and I love the sea creatures theme ! I missed the 2016 July kit so I’m happy this theme is back. I loved the detailed stamps but hopefully those ones will work fine too. :)

catharina worthington
catharina worthington

March 01, 2019

Your card is so lovely. It reminds me of a brochure of a water event or show show. All you have to do is frame it and list the prices for adults and children under 12.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 01, 2019

Sweet underwater scene and making it into a border-less shaker card!

Lisa B. Reber
Lisa B. Reber

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Thank you for the directions on the full shaker…I have never tried this before but will be soon! (time to dig out my fuse tool!)

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

March 01, 2019

I love the ombred ink effect on the components of the card, it gives a great look to the elements.

Elizabeth B
Elizabeth B

March 01, 2019

Storage pockets?!! That’s genius!! Love the colors on your card. Looks like another great Kit coming our way!!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 01, 2019

Beautiful card, colors and stamps! I love Hero Arts products and their kits are the best!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

March 01, 2019

Gorgeous card I love that you made a shaker. I’m looking forward to this kit as I don’t have any stamps like these.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

March 01, 2019

So clever to make this entire panel a shaker! Really love the aquarium theme of this card. I still have some sand embossing powder from last year’s beach kit that I think will be wonderful choice for the gravel at the bottom. Can’t wait to start playing.

Karen M
Karen M

March 01, 2019

Such gorgeous colors. Love the infinity shaker idea.

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

March 01, 2019

Love this! This is definitely more my style! I love ocean scenes. They are so versatile!! I’m very excited for this kit!!!!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

March 01, 2019

I love fish and sea creature stamps!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 01, 2019

Gorgeous! Love the colorful under sea scene! :)

Ginni DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

March 01, 2019

Your card is beautiful, Caly. The colors are perfect for spring and the first day of March. It lifted my spirits when I saw it since we have 4 inches of snow last night.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 01, 2019

I have been waiting to see the first reveal and it was worth the wait. I love your card and the idea on how to make the shaker card is so clever.

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

March 01, 2019

Wow, I can tell I’m going to love this month! Your card is amazing! I would never have thought of making a borderless shaker card. What an awesome look!

Swati jain
Swati jain

March 01, 2019

Wow sea time again !!! Love sea and beneath the sea ♥️♥️♥️!!! Can’t wait to see more inspirations

Kathy Benoit
Kathy Benoit

March 01, 2019

The aquarium at the zoo is one of my grand kids favorite display – this kit would make cards for them so special!

Judith LaVere
Judith LaVere

March 01, 2019

It looks like this is going to be a fun kit!

Teelka Neupert
Teelka Neupert

March 01, 2019

Looks great. Very good idea with the storage pocket to make the shaker!

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 01, 2019

I love underwater items..stamps, inks, stencils, embossing, dies….i think i am a mermaid with 2 feet

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 01, 2019

Wow! You never cease to come up with innovative techniques

Jennifer
Jennifer

March 01, 2019

Oh yay! Fish, great theme for cards – already loving the colorful cards I’ll be able to make with this kit.

Claudia A
Claudia A

March 01, 2019

I love the vibrancy and playfulness of this card! What a great idea to use a storage pocket to create the shaker.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

March 01, 2019

This is awesome! I love the amazing bright colors and card design!!!

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 01, 2019

I love the effects created on this card

kReN@afourthlife
kReN@afourthlife

March 01, 2019

Oh, lovely! I’ve been wanting an underwater/ocean-themed set! Can’t wait to see the other sneak peaks! It’s going to be a fun weekend checking out the posts!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 01, 2019

Love the background colors and the scene you created so bright and beautiful! So many great elements in this kit.

Sue D
Sue D

March 01, 2019

Fabulous aquarium shaker scene and love the colors.

StampinLouie
StampinLouie

March 01, 2019

Caly your card is so beautiful and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa K
Lisa K

March 01, 2019

I always love fish images. This looks like a fun kit.

Rita Maria Castillo
Rita Maria Castillo

March 01, 2019

OMG! What a colorful design, Caly! I wonder how many other elements this kit happily brings to us this month.

Nnicole
Nnicole

March 01, 2019

Anything with a water theme and I am on board!! Such a cute card, I love the bright colors in the inks and the shaker bits!

Karen Warren
Karen Warren

March 01, 2019

Love love Love this card. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Judy Conklin
Judy Conklin

March 01, 2019

I love your vibrant colors and the way you used them. Great card!

Bo
Bo

March 01, 2019

Cute! Love the water and sea life.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

March 01, 2019

Oh my, how beautiful!! I can SEA right now I have to have this kit!!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

March 01, 2019

I love anything ocean-themed! I can already tell I’m going to LOVE this kit! Gorgeous card!

Mary Ellen Guikema
Mary Ellen Guikema

March 01, 2019

A great card. I wondered how you created an all over shaker. Thank you for sharing that information.

Laura P.
Laura P.

March 01, 2019

Hi Caly, I can see why you wanted a full shaker card…the images are so pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative process and tips on making the shaker pocket. Fun card!

Stacey G
Stacey G

March 01, 2019

I am so excited about this months MMH .. This card is so vibrant and colorful and I can’t wait to play with it.

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

March 01, 2019

Cute colorful card…..waiting for next sneak-peek!!!

Jane
Jane

March 01, 2019

Under the sea…so npretty

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

March 01, 2019

I think this shaker is so dang clever! What a fun card and awesome inspiration!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 01, 2019

What a fun, colorful card Caly! I like the added interest of the shaker and sequins.

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

March 01, 2019

Ooo, I just love sea life themed stamp sets. Can’t wait for the big reveal. Love this card.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

March 01, 2019

I love it! I love the hombre inks. What an adorable card. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Stephanie Burns
Stephanie Burns

March 01, 2019

Beautiful! The colors you used are lovely together. I cannot wait to see the full kit! I was hoping there would be a nautical/marine themed one, this will be perfect for so many things…birthday cards and summer greeting cards, or a birthday invitation to an aquarium!

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

March 01, 2019

Woohoo! I don’t have anything like this – looks like a fun kit!

Jessica Colie
Jessica Colie

March 01, 2019

Oh this kit looks fun! I love all of the colors used. I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!

Ronda
Ronda

March 01, 2019

Beautiful! I can’t wait for this kit.

Joni
Joni

March 01, 2019

Love the ocean, very refreshing card after this long cold winter!

Mary Fielder
Mary Fielder

March 01, 2019

I’m excited about this new kit. I love your underwater stamps and dies. I think your kits are a great deal and always order the ones I like. I truly appreciate the ability to see what is in the kit before making the purchase.

Darlene
Darlene

March 01, 2019

Beautiful images Caly! Also thank you for introducing the infinity shaker. Excellent theme!

Katherine Briggs
Katherine Briggs

March 01, 2019

Oh I am going to love this theme!

Dana
Dana

March 01, 2019

Wow! I love this card!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

March 01, 2019

Very fresh looking.

« Previous 1 3 4 5