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

by Jessica Frost-Ballas December 01, 2018 283 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, December 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10am 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 Jess for another look at this magical kit!

As you've probably learned I am a sucker for cute furry critters and I fell hard for the adorable mouse in the kit! I combined him with some liquid watercolors and sparkles to create this dreamy card!

To start I stamped the mouse, dandelion seeds, and daisy onto watercolor paper with Versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored the images with liquid watercolors before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies included in the kit.  I used pink, white, and black for the mouse; dandelion, mulled wine, and purple for the flower; and dandelion and leaf for the dandelion puff. I stamped the sentiment from the kit onto black cardstock with Versamark, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder, and trimmed it down to a thin label.

Next I stamped the dandelions onto the shimmery pink cardstock included in the kit with Versamark and heat-embossed them with black sparkle embossing powder (I told you I was going for lots of sparkle)! I trimmed the pink cardstock down and adhered it to a black card base and added the sentiment. Then I used foam mounting tape to adhere my daisy and mouse and regular adhesive for the dandelion seeds. Finally I added bits of clear lacquer to the dandelions and daisy and sprinkled it with snowfall glitter for even more sparkle!

I hope this sneak has gotten you excited for the big reveal on Monday! Make sure to come back all weekend for more sneak peeks. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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 3rd, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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83 Responses

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

December 01, 2018

Such a cute image and sweet card!

Inge van den Broek
Inge van den Broek

December 01, 2018

Oh how absolutely lovely that mouse is!!! And those sparkles are gorgeous! Love the card! 😍

karenajo
karenajo

December 01, 2018

Adorable card – the mouse is very cute and the scene you created is so fun! Love all the sparkle and glitter! Thanks for sharing !

Shannon
Shannon

December 01, 2018

Super cute – and love all of the sparkle!

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

December 01, 2018

This kit is a must have! I just love that cute little critter, and those dandelions are so whimsical and dreamy ❤️
Such a well made card, and I love the sparkle!

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

December 01, 2018

Super cute card. Can’t go wrong with lots of sparkle!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

December 01, 2018

awww this is just darling:)

Lagene
Lagene

December 01, 2018

This is sooo CUTE! I love the sparkly dandelions and how the flower hangs off the edge!

Deb M
Deb M

December 01, 2018

Love how you did this! The dandelions are so unique. And the glitter is perfect and whimsical. Love it!

RosieJ
RosieJ

December 01, 2018

Aw!!! I love that little cutie mouse blowing the dandelion. So sweet.

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

December 01, 2018

Adorable! Love this kit and I haven’t even seen it all. I can hardly wait.

Kris Kok
Kris Kok

December 01, 2018

This is adorable! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Linda
Linda

December 01, 2018

this is so gosh darn cute. I love it. Can’t wait!

Josmary
Josmary

December 01, 2018

Ahhhh im so excited about this kit. Love your card. I specially love how big the images are. Glad i also pick up that glitter last month

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

December 01, 2018

What an adorable card!

alysia
alysia

December 01, 2018

Oh I love the little mouse, it looks like he is making a very special wish. it is fun and whimsical.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

December 01, 2018

So charming! The kit and your card are inspiring.

Lindar C
Lindar C

December 01, 2018

This is just so sweet! I love the dandelions

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

December 01, 2018

Oh Jessica, this is so sweet. You’re right that little mouse is irresistible. Such a cute image. I love that you have him sitting on a flower. Great design. Looking forward to seeing the whole release.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

December 01, 2018

The mouse is adorable, and I love the colors and design of your card. Can’t wait to play with these images!

Edina S.
Edina S.

December 01, 2018

Cute card, gorgeous stamp set.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 01, 2018

Love your card! It is so beautifully coloured and (can’t really believe I’m saying this) that little mouse is so adorable sitting on the that gorgeous daisy making dandelion wishes. I love dandelions and the images of them I’ve seen so far are amazing and have captured their whimsicalness perfectly. It’s looking to be a spectacular kit. Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Marie Siler
Marie Siler

December 01, 2018

This is a darling image. I’m getting excited for this kit to come out!

Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones

December 01, 2018

What an adorable and sweet, sparkly card, Jess! I absolutely love this look!! TFS!

Julia L
Julia L

December 01, 2018

Oh my. I LOVE this card so much. I am so in on buying this kit! I cannot wait to see everything that comes with it. That mouse is toooooo cute!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

December 01, 2018

Beautiful card Jessica !!! You truly know how to bring the new kit to life so adorable.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

December 01, 2018

So pretty I love the sparkly mouse. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Carol L
Carol L

December 01, 2018

I love the little mouse blowing on the dandelion!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

December 01, 2018

Oh my gosh! Look at the sweet mousie! I have already put the snowfall glitter on my wish list to order Monday if it isn’t included in the kit. I love the special omph it gives to the card. Just fabulous!

Toni L
Toni L

December 01, 2018

This is just adorable—love the dreamy quality of this card.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

December 01, 2018

That is so sweet. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have a mouse in
my house but I’ll make an exception for this one.
thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

December 01, 2018

What an adorable little mouse! Your card is so cute!

Jessica C
Jessica C

December 01, 2018

Oh my goodness that’s so adorable! ❤️

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

December 01, 2018

this is a beautiful card I love the little mouse it reminds me of Summer in the cold dark winter.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

December 01, 2018

What a beautiful card! I love the colors of the flower!

Jen A
Jen A

December 01, 2018

I love this card and very excited for this month’s kit.

Kathy A
Kathy A

December 01, 2018

The mouse is so cute. He looks like he’s blowing. So cute!

Sue D
Sue D

December 01, 2018

So cute with the mouse and the dandelion seeds. Love the sparkle too.

Fd91354
Fd91354

December 01, 2018

What lovely stamp images. Hero Arts looks like you scored big with this kit!

Janet
Janet

December 01, 2018

Your mouse is truly adorable. Love your use of shimmer and shine to highlight the sweetness of the scene.

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

December 01, 2018

I absolutely adore this mouse!!! Who could ask for a better combination than pairing him with dandelion puffs?¡!!!! I can hardly wait for this one!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

December 01, 2018

Such a cute card Jessica. Love the little mouse and the whisky flying dandelions!

Joan
Joan

December 01, 2018

How cute is this card? Love that little mouse and can’t wait to receive my kit!

Kailash
Kailash

December 01, 2018

I’m totally in love with this adorable card! So sweet!

Ann
Ann

December 01, 2018

This is an adorable card. That mouse is so cute. Can’t wait for the kit.

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

December 01, 2018

I love the adorable little mouse blowing at the dandelion, it is just so sweet. The extra sparkle on the dandelions and the flower is such a nice touch.

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

December 01, 2018

LOVE your card! LOVE the mouse! Can’t wait to order this kit!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

December 01, 2018

Awe this is too sweet!!

Karry
Karry

December 01, 2018

I cannot wait for this card kit……very excited! Love the cards I am seeing!

Michele W
Michele W

December 01, 2018

The mouse is adorable and he looks so cute blowing that sparkly dandelion. Great card. Thanks for sharing!

Ellie
Ellie

December 01, 2018

How very sweet, loving your card so much!

Tracy
Tracy

December 01, 2018

Dreamy and whimsical!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

December 01, 2018

Beautiful. This kit is exciting. I just love all the sparkle you added. Oh so cute card.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

December 01, 2018

Adorable card! I love everything about it. This is going to be a great release.
Thanks for sharing…

Pattyb
Pattyb

December 01, 2018

Love furry critters too…and this card! Loving the extra sparkle too! Thanks for sharing!

Margie
Margie

December 01, 2018

Not my favorite kit…nice coloring

Gale
Gale

December 01, 2018

Oh My! Adorable mouse & stunning card, Jessica! The lear lacquer & snowfall glitter sets everything off perfectly. I am counting down the days to see this incredible kit!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

December 01, 2018

Wow! For a soft and whimsical card, that really makes an impact! Right down to the snowfall glitter — love it!

Kathy
Kathy

December 01, 2018

I’m so excited about this kit! Beautiful card!

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

December 01, 2018

jess you never cease to amaze. i love your design so much can’t wait to see the entire kit

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

December 01, 2018

I just love the whimsey of this new kit! The dandelions are awesome as well as the little fairies and critters.

Henriétte
Henriétte

December 01, 2018

Awesome card Jess, love what you did with the black embossingpowder and the dandalions. The little mouse is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing and have a nice weekend.

karen t
karen t

December 01, 2018

Oh now you’re talking my language! I love critters – this little cutie-pie is adorable! Gorgeous card!

Marcela I. Alvarez
Marcela I. Alvarez

December 01, 2018

So cute! I love it! And thank you for the opportunity!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

December 01, 2018

Love this sweet mouse!

DonnaA
DonnaA

December 01, 2018

HA offers some of the most awesome embossing powders in the card making industry. Glitter … move over, there’s a new gotta have it in town!

Trisha
Trisha

December 01, 2018

O, so darn cute! :) Looking forward to seeing the complete kit :)

Stormy
Stormy

December 01, 2018

What a cute mouse – love the purple!

Jackie S
Jackie S

December 01, 2018

This kit is a must. I’ve loved each card so far, and if possible love this one even more. Beautiful coloring. I haven’t embossed then watercolored, but shall try that today!

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

December 01, 2018

I love your darling card with all of its sparkle. Love that snowfall glitter.

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

December 01, 2018

OK. I’m not into fairies, but the mouse has won me over. Very, very cute.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

December 01, 2018

This mouse is A-DORable!

Sandra Collins
Sandra Collins

December 01, 2018

Love, Love, Love this! My style for sure!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

December 01, 2018

Love the glittery elements. So good with the kit theme.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

December 01, 2018

I love the delicate touches of color along with the purple daisy. A nice balance.

Lavo
Lavo

December 01, 2018

Love the mouse and daisy. Sydney is in awe.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

December 01, 2018

Adorable! Love that little mouse!

Wendy Denietolis
Wendy Denietolis

December 01, 2018

I love this card. I never thought I’d get pleasure out of seeing dandelion seeds in flight. :-) Nicely done, look forward to a “spring” kit as we head into the winter blues season!

Isabel
Isabel

December 01, 2018

So cute!!!!

Darlene
Darlene

December 01, 2018

Excellent-daisies are my favorite flower. I can’t wait for Monday. Thanks Jessica and Hero Arts!

Kristin
Kristin

December 01, 2018

Oh, I love this card. Thanks for inspiration.

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

December 01, 2018

The card is amazing! The snowfall glitter is really stunning, I love it.

Lynn
Lynn

December 01, 2018

Your sneak peak has definitely gotten me excited about this kit. I think the theme is just wonderful and I look forward to seeing what add ons will be available. Have a wonderful day.