June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

MMH Countdown to Creativity

I love Hero Arts Monthly Kits because even the packaging is designed with crafters in mind and can be easily incorporated into a project. For the card I’m sharing here I trimmed small part of the cardstock packaging – the airmail stripe and layered it under my die cut background.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Hello Travel Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

But let me start at the beginning first. I am a big fan of dies and I was very excited to see a bunch of mini icon dies in this kit. I don’t think I have any other airplane dies or suitcase dies in my stash.

With smaller dies I love to make my own unique backgrounds. I used an airplane one and paired it with red cardstock and repeated negative die cutting technique for a one of a kind background.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Hello Travel Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I used foam adhesive and adhered my die cut background onto a navy-blue card base. I love this traditional postal red, blue and white color combo; even though it doesn’t look good on every card it works wonderfully for travel cards.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Hello Travel Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I went with a simple Hello sentiment and stamped it in black ink, I also added a little palm tree next to it, because to me – summer and travel are all about palm trees.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Hello Travel Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Before I successfully created the red negative die cut panel I attempted die cutting an identical one out of white and had a lot of white die cut airplanes on my desk. To use one of them on my card I tied some twine from the kit, added a wooden clothespin from my stash and tucked one of the little airplanes in.

June 2016 My Monthly Hero - Hello Travel Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, before the kit launches at 1pm eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Be sure to stop by later today for another look at this must have travel kit!

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