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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas December 01, 2019 122 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, December 2 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Jess for another beautiful peek!

Good morning! Jess here with a cheery card using the new kit!

I love that big intricate image and decided it would be perfect for a little colored pencil work! I started by stamping the image onto Hero Hues Sand Cardstock using my MISTI and the light Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink. I left the stamp on the lid of my MISTI while I colored the image with Polychromos colored pencils. I love all the details of this stamp from the little flowers to the waves and butterflies!! It was a lot of fun to color everything!

Then, because I'm not necessarily the tidiest pencil colorer, I placed the panel back inside my MISTI, stamped the image and sentiment with Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink and heat-embossed it with Detail Black Embossing Powder.  This really helps the image pop!  Since there's so much going on in the stamp I left it simple and let the colors pop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fantastic day!

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, December 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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PS320 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Sand
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AF275 Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
[ HA ]
PW119 Detail Black Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
MT100 Original MISTI Laser Etched Tool
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22 Responses

Valerie G
Valerie G

December 01, 2019

That stamp is just stunning!! Love the sentiment too, so gentle.

Charly
Charly

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card!

Miriam
Miriam

December 01, 2019

Awesome technique to emboss the outline!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

December 01, 2019

Beautiful coloring! And a great idea for embossing and then coloring!

Sue D
Sue D

December 01, 2019

Love the coloring of this pretty image.

Linda S.
Linda S.

December 01, 2019

I really like how you colored this image and then stamped again to darken the contrast of the outline. Such a great idea for such a beautiful image.

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

December 01, 2019

Lovely card! I love how you colored the images with colored pencils 💖

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

December 01, 2019

I’ve never thought to emboss after coloring! I need to try that! BTW, you color much better than I do!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

December 01, 2019

Fantastic job with the pencil colors! The blues are so vivid.

Theresa P
Theresa P

December 01, 2019

Lovely image and great card! Great colors and coloring!

Toni F
Toni F

December 01, 2019

Love the coloring and the sentiment

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the colors!
Thanks so much for sharing…

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

December 01, 2019

There really is a lot going on in this stamp and you colored it beautifully!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

December 01, 2019

I cannot wait for this kit to be released. This stamp is beautiful and I love all of the intricate details from nature that are included in the design.

Michelle V
Michelle V

December 01, 2019

Stunning… This looks like it will be a cool kit!

Cindy White Bear
Cindy White Bear

December 01, 2019

Great idea to clear emboss after coloring. I’ll have to try that out.

nancy f
nancy f

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

SHERYL Menke
SHERYL Menke

December 01, 2019

I think your cooling is beautiful…Surely better than mine.. I’m not into the Mother Earth idea, so anyone wanting to buy mine could pay normal price plus shipping.. smile Good job on the coloring…

Meital
Meital

December 01, 2019

Amazing!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

December 01, 2019

The image is so pretty and the colors so vibrant – the sentiment is perfect for this card too!

Engeline
Engeline

December 01, 2019

Elegant card Jess, I love it

Jennifer Scull
Jennifer Scull

December 01, 2019

She is so beautiful and looks wonderful against the Kraft cs bg. Your coloring with the colored pencils is so pretty and vibrant! Thank you for the tip about re-stamping and embossing. :)