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

December 02, 2017 238 Comments

We are back with another look at the December My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, December 4th at 1pm eastern/10am pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Michelle, who is sharing another look at the fabulous main kit, available on Monday!

Hello there, what a wonderful kit this month! As soon as I saw the palm tree image in the main stamp set, I knew I wanted to create a sunset with it!

You Are My Oasis by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by taking a piece of white cardstock and cutting this using one of the Rectangle Infinity Dies. I then took a piece of mask paper and cut a heart from this using one of the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies. Taking the negative piece, I added this on top of the cardstock panel and then blended inks inside the heart. I used Dandelion, Tangerine and Strawberry Bold Inks. The mask was removed to reveal the heart shaped sunset.

You Are My Oasis by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the palm tree from the stamp set, along with the sentiment and stamped these on to the panel using Black Ink. I then took a piece of black cardstock and added the stencil from the kit on top. I ran this through my die cutting machine to create an embossed image. Before removing the stencil, I applied black ink with an ink blending tool over the panel to create some more interest. The piece was added to a white A2 card base and then the image panel added on top with foam tape.

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, December 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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Tracy Besenyodi
Tracy Besenyodi

December 06, 2017

Beautiful ombré background creates stunning contrast with the black image and card stock.

Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien

December 04, 2017

Gorgeous!

Margery C
Margery C

December 04, 2017

Fabulous sunset card. Love the palm tree.

Karen L K
Karen L K

December 03, 2017

That silhouette tree look great over the sunset heart!

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

December 03, 2017

Black ink on black paper! I never thought of that. It gives such depth.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

December 03, 2017

Beautiful coloring
and a great looking
design.
Carla from Utah

Teddie
Teddie

December 03, 2017

Nice sunset. Love the palm tree!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

December 03, 2017

Simple yet intriguing. Great color choices.

DC
DC

December 03, 2017

Lovely design. I like the coloring of the heart.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 03, 2017

Wow, the sunset heart you created is just beautiful!! Love the palm tree silhouette on it too.

Teddy
Teddy

December 03, 2017

What a unique style! Love the colors and cannot wait for my monthly kit to arrive.

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

December 03, 2017

Love the heart

Leigh G
Leigh G

December 03, 2017

Great Valentine’s idea for a guy

Sara n.
Sara n.

December 03, 2017

I love the idea of using the stencil to emboss.

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

December 03, 2017

Nice, could be either desert or coastal. Nice concept and colors.

Judith B
Judith B

December 03, 2017

So simple, yet striking!

MelissaF
MelissaF

December 03, 2017

Love this sentiment with the palm tree, awesome ink blended heart!

Laura Mewborn
Laura Mewborn

December 03, 2017

Love the stencil embossing

Cindi
Cindi

December 03, 2017

I’m loving this palm tree, and the sentiment is wonderful! There’s nothing like that sentiment on the market that I’ve seen.

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

December 03, 2017

Love this sentiment! Really like the whole color combo you used. That orange just makes everything pop!

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

December 03, 2017

This takes me to the ocean as I’m dealing with colder weather here. Your sunset is lovely. Can.not.wait.for.the.full.reveal!

Kendra
Kendra

December 03, 2017

I love the ombre. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Flo
Flo

December 03, 2017

Sweet card. I like the palm tree and the sentiment.

Karen P
Karen P

December 03, 2017

Love the shading on the card.

Dani
Dani

December 03, 2017

Great colors!

Machele
Machele

December 03, 2017

This looks like a lovely Valentine card.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

December 03, 2017

I am totally in love with this and want to CASE it ASAP!!! Fabulous!!

Connie Schulz
Connie Schulz

December 03, 2017

Palm trees are so versatile. Love the card.

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

December 03, 2017

Such a lovely card! I’m in love with the background colors, simply gorgeous.

Terri
Terri

December 03, 2017

Lovely!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

December 03, 2017

Wow this card is simply amazing!!

Delia
Delia

December 03, 2017

It’s an adorable card. Great for Valentine’s Day or a Anniversary.

Angie Burkholder
Angie Burkholder

December 03, 2017

LOVE this tropical feel! Stunning colors!

Mateja P
Mateja P

December 03, 2017

Beautiful texture for the background and blending of the heart.

Gene Sturgill
Gene Sturgill

December 03, 2017

Been trying to get a sunset fade this perfect for years! Amazing!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

December 03, 2017

It is a great card. This kit looks so great.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

December 03, 2017

I often like the simplicity of these type of cards.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

December 03, 2017

I think this is the nicest palm tree stamp I have seen.
Lovely card.

margie
margie

December 03, 2017

looks like a good use of the stencil can’t wait

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

December 03, 2017

I love the colors and the heart window view of the sunset.

Nina
Nina

December 03, 2017

Nice card!

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

December 03, 2017

Having a few good, simple and easily made card ideas is at the ‘heart’ of any card makers creativity. This one looks perfect.

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

December 03, 2017

Beautiful sunset image!

F. Andre
F. Andre

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card. I’m loving the use of the stencil and your sunset is lovely.

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

December 03, 2017

This sun shaped like a heart is just what we need these days !

Laura C
Laura C

December 03, 2017

I am a sucker for a good palm tree. I love this beautiful, simple design!

Carole
Carole

December 03, 2017

Love the beautiful sunset. And who doesn’t love Palm trees?

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

December 03, 2017

Pretty colors, love the heart layout.

Tish
Tish

December 03, 2017

This is my favorite and reminds me of home

gretchen n
gretchen n

December 03, 2017

Love this style of card! I love a focal pop of inkblending with a simple image or sentiment. And the stencil embossing background is genius! What a perfect card!

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

December 03, 2017

Your beautifully inked sunset in the heart is a message in itself. Adding the Palm Tree stamp so it is on the border – inside and outside of the heart, really makes the heart stand out. You whole card is just so pretty! Simple, yet beautiful!

Roslyn
Roslyn

December 03, 2017

I love how the palm tree is silhouetted against the sunset heart!

Betty Antibus
Betty Antibus

December 03, 2017

I like the palm tree and the colors you used!

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

December 03, 2017

A palm tree? And a magic carpet? This kit is intriguing…
This card is very pretty. Back to the Palm tree. . . I am pretty sure
It is not a kit about S. Florida!

Linda
Linda

December 03, 2017

The colors on this card are amazing. I just love the heart with the message. So simple yet beautiful.

Kailash
Kailash

December 03, 2017

A fabulous CAS design!!!

Claudia N
Claudia N

December 03, 2017

Beautiful sentiment, awesome background, the color combination is really pretty.

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

December 03, 2017

I love how you used the stencil on the card base! And the sunset colors are gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

December 03, 2017

Clean and simple and so pretty.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Bertha
Bertha

December 03, 2017

Great card. I love the subtle embossing on the black background piece.

Phi
Phi

December 03, 2017

Beautiful simple card.

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

December 03, 2017

Several techniques in this clean-looking card. Fabulous!

Lily B.
Lily B.

December 03, 2017

Love the embossed panel and thanks for the stencil/embossing tip.

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

December 03, 2017

This kit is stunning!!!

Joy J.
Joy J.

December 03, 2017

Love those ink colors in the heart. That palm tree is adorable!

Danni M
Danni M

December 03, 2017

Love the silhouette and blending!

melisse
melisse

December 03, 2017

My kind of card! Silhouette stamping over a technique background. Can’t wait for the full reveal… more silhouette stamps?

Susan Done
Susan Done

December 03, 2017

This is lovely!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

December 03, 2017

This reminds me of a postcard from Hawaii

Kayla E
Kayla E

December 03, 2017

Love the ink blending and the palm tree!!

Suzi
Suzi

December 03, 2017

Your use of masking was a brilliant idea in creating the heart sunset! It turned out beautifully!

Bettina S.
Bettina S.

December 03, 2017

That’s fun. An almost summer card with a christmas set :D

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

December 03, 2017

The background with the sunset is gorgeous and so realistic looking. Love it!

Holly Graham
Holly Graham

December 02, 2017

Very pretty card!

Sheila
Sheila

December 02, 2017

Palm trees— Yay! I love thinking of the possibilities for cards, layouts, gifts…

Michelle Laulu
Michelle Laulu

December 02, 2017

I just love palm trees and sunsets!

Sheri Elmont
Sheri Elmont

December 02, 2017

I love this sunset card.

Rhonda Roumph
Rhonda Roumph

December 02, 2017

I love the shading on the card.

Kris in Alaska
Kris in Alaska

December 02, 2017

That card makes me feel warm!

Kaylene
Kaylene

December 02, 2017

Love the simplicity of this. Looking forward to see the whole kit. I like the Arabian nights theme.

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

December 02, 2017

This looks like a kit that is totally unique. Looking forward to seeing it in its’ entirety.

Su
Su

December 02, 2017

Loving what I am seeing! Palm and colors give it a Hawaiian feel.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

December 02, 2017

Pretty palm tree and beautiful sunset colors!

Cindy rice
Cindy rice

December 02, 2017

So pretty!

Barb MacAskill
Barb MacAskill

December 02, 2017

Yes! This tree definitely needs either a glowing morning sunset or a flaming nighttime sunset! Love the sheer simplicity of this beauty! TFS!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

December 02, 2017

I love the tropical look of this card.

Patt H.
Patt H.

December 02, 2017

The ombre sunset heart is stunning with the black! Beautiful!

Krock
Krock

December 02, 2017

So exotic! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Abby
Abby

December 02, 2017

Love these colors!

Rosanna Hamrick
Rosanna Hamrick

December 02, 2017

What a wonderful job on the heart sunset. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Katherine
Katherine

December 02, 2017

Love this, it is going to be very unique!

Cheri
Cheri

December 02, 2017

Lovely! Palm trees & a heart – what a great card for a loved-one!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

December 02, 2017

REALLY FABULOUS!!!!!

Lacey Gasper
Lacey Gasper

December 02, 2017

This is a lovely card and I love those colors! So warm for a cool time of year!

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

December 02, 2017

Love the gorgeous scene you’ve created within the heart! So clever!

Sherri
Sherri

December 02, 2017

Love the heart sunset. Looking forward to seeing more

Crystal
Crystal

December 02, 2017

What a great card! I love that palm tree stamp and the black underlayment you used, and the sentiments are looking good, too… :-)

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

December 02, 2017

Love the patterned background,

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

December 02, 2017

Love the patterned background,

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

December 02, 2017

Love the patterned background,

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