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February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Nichol Spohr February 02, 2019 296 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the February My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, February 4 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. Don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post for a chance to win a kit! Now let's join Nichol who is sharing another look at this fun kit...

Hello friends. Today I'm sharing a couple of card ideas with the February My Monthly Hero Kit. I love the 1920's Art Deco theme of the kit and add-ons and was inspired by the design of the die in the main kit to create these framed up designs.

I was able to get two cards out of the die cuts by creating inlay backgrounds. The die from the main kit was die cut from gold mirror cardstock twice to use as the frames for both cards. The die was then die cut again from both black mirror cardstock and champagne gold glitter cardstock. The black and glitter cardstock were used to create the inlays.

I used the line art images from the main kit and stamped them on smooth white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. The images were colored in with Copic Markers.

Copic Marker colors used:
Woman: E000, E00, E11, R21, BV31, BV34, E30, E31, E55, R000, R00, R30
Man: E000, E00, E11, R30, E55, E57, C00, C3, C6, C8, C9
A sentiment from the Deco Celebration add-on stamp set was stamped above the man and woman with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Additional stamped greetings/images from the Deco Celebration set were stamped inside the wedding card and embossed with gold embossing powder to finish the design.

I love how the same design can be used for many different occasion cards. For the second card I used the same design but used the single female image holding the martini glass from the main kit along with a sentiment from the main kit to match the image.

Copic Markers used: E000, E00, E11, R21, E30, E55, R000, R00, R32, BV31, BV34, B00, B000, G82, R24

I hope this has given you some ideas on how to use the stamps, dies, and confetti from the February kit. I can't wait to see what you make with this awesome new kit and add-ons!

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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, February 4, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific time. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!





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Gwen S. Simmons
Gwen S. Simmons

February 05, 2019

What an inspirational card, reflecting that era! Wow!! Tfs, Nic!😘✨👍🏾

Kaylene
Kaylene

February 04, 2019

Such pretty cards, love the inlay look, and such simple and elegant coloring.

Debbie F.
Debbie F.

February 04, 2019

When I first saw this kit, I wasn’t interested in it. BUT, seeing it in action … what a fabulous collection! Thanks for all the examples of how to use these products.

Mary Toutlian-Fleer
Mary Toutlian-Fleer

February 04, 2019

Love the cards and especially the inlay technique with the background die.It is stunning and could be used in many occasions and especially weddings and engagements.

ELVIRA ONEIL
ELVIRA ONEIL

February 04, 2019

I knew I was in trouble 🙄when I discovered your products😍. In honor of your art deco design I’m headed to the soup line🤑 thanks😃

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

February 04, 2019

Great cards! Love the concept of the kit!

Cynthia M Lynch
Cynthia M Lynch

February 04, 2019

This die is perfect for the inlaid die technique!

Rebecca J Hackett-Leas
Rebecca J Hackett-Leas

February 04, 2019

The background die… Wow!

K. Eley
K. Eley

February 04, 2019

I was hoping to see someone do some paper piecing with this frame and you definitely didn’t disappoint! Your colors are classic and beautiful! Love the wedding card but oh man the doll face one!!!!

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

February 04, 2019

Such elegant inspiration ! Loving everything we’re seeing so far for this months kit!!

Kim Johnson
Kim Johnson

February 04, 2019

This die is perfect for this inlay technique. Gorgeous!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

February 04, 2019

Love these two cards…so elegant!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

February 04, 2019

I love the inlay backgrounds. This kit looks like so much fun!

Candace Hubble
Candace Hubble

February 03, 2019

These are my fave so far. Great cards!

Florie, Puerto Rico
Florie, Puerto Rico

February 03, 2019

Nichol, bith of your cards are very pretty and a totally inspirationn. This kit seems to be such great all year round usage, and can’t wait to received mine because my mind it’s going back and forth with so many different ideas on how to make beautiful cards with the Art Deco (wow) kit. Tfs, love them all

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

February 03, 2019

I love the mix of inlay and that you could get two cards by alternating. Wonderful images too!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

February 03, 2019

2 great but different looks with the same frame die! I love how they turned out. Thanks for the inspiration!

candgmom
candgmom

February 03, 2019

These cards are beautiful. I love the double color inlay – very striking. Thanks for the ideas, I can’t wait to order!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

February 03, 2019

I love the vintage vibe to this kit. Your cards are beautiful.

Stacy Atchison
Stacy Atchison

February 03, 2019

Beautiful!! Love!

Aileen Ryan
Aileen Ryan

February 03, 2019

Beautiful design and colouring of these fabulous stamped images Nicole. Love the kit for this month, cant wait to try out my own ideas.

Valerie
Valerie

February 03, 2019

Two for one! What’s not to like! I am so looking forward to the stamp set with men and women. I loved the youthful sweetness of the December and January kits, I am excited about the more mature elegant feel of this kit!

SarahC
SarahC

February 03, 2019

Lovely cards. That cover die is just fantastic. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Barb Daily
Barb Daily

February 03, 2019

I love these cards. They are simply amazing!!

Julie L
Julie L

February 03, 2019

Romantic cards. I love the deco font on “happily ever after.”

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

February 03, 2019

These 2 cards are amazing.. wow. Glad I have a subscription!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

February 03, 2019

Thanks for telling us which copic markers were used.. Your choice of colors are perfect for the young Doll face.card. My hubby still calls me doll after 40 years of marriage. Memories…

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

February 03, 2019

That’a an unusual wedding card. Love it because it’s so different from all the others on the market.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

February 03, 2019

I am really looking forward to seeing this whole kit! These cards are so elegant but still so much fun!

Mirella
Mirella

February 03, 2019

A co-worker of mine is getting married. I could definitely use this stamp set. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Teddie Newhouse
Teddie Newhouse

February 03, 2019

Love the way you made 2 cards that look so different.

karenajo
karenajo

February 03, 2019

The inlaid backgrounds are super – this is a great die! Love your cards ! Thanks for sharing !

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

February 03, 2019

Love the coloring for the images and the fancy die cut! tfs

Vicki Groe
Vicki Groe

February 03, 2019

Very classy cards!

Claudia B
Claudia B

February 03, 2019

I love Art Deco and the 20’s. Great call Hero Arts!!!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

February 03, 2019

That die is so gorgeous. I love the nostalgic theme of this kit.

Darlene
Darlene

February 03, 2019

What gorgeous cards. Inlaid is so unique.

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

February 03, 2019

I love the frame die!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

February 03, 2019

I love how you inlay the different colored cardstock inside the fancy die! And the coloring is wonderful as well!

Lisa Moline
Lisa Moline

February 03, 2019

Gorgeous cards! I love the images and the die cut background!

Catherine
Catherine

February 03, 2019

Nice. Could be an engagement or celebration card.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

February 03, 2019

These are great, Nicole! Love the varied pattern you added with the light portions of background.

MaryAnn
MaryAnn

February 03, 2019

I love this set of cards. Your colors are fantastic!

Teri S.
Teri S.

February 03, 2019

Wow Nichol! What a fab idea to die cut the Art Deco three times using those beautiful papers & piece them in. These are gorgeous!

Linda
Linda

February 03, 2019

Love the art deco look. So different from any of the kits so far. And I have most of them. Looking forward to Monday to see the whole kit.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

February 03, 2019

Gorgeous!

Kristine Reeves
Kristine Reeves

February 03, 2019

Brilliant ideas! I love these two classic cards!

Deneen wilson
Deneen wilson

February 03, 2019

The use of the soft colors with the black and white was ingenious . The colors played well off each other setting the tone off the Gasby Era.

Tracy Parks
Tracy Parks

February 03, 2019

Loving the art deco colors and the martini….takes me back 50 years to my parents formal parties

Julia Piccard-Naughton
Julia Piccard-Naughton

February 03, 2019

I live the inlay look!! I’m so excited!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

February 03, 2019

Wow Nichol, your inlayed card was amazing. love the contrast against the white card stock. Really nicely done. As always you are thinking out of the box. Nicely done.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

February 03, 2019

The inlayed cards are fabulous. Love the art deco dies.

Margery C
Margery C

February 03, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the 20s feel of the Stamp set.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

February 03, 2019

The inlays are great. These are lovely cards.

Kerry from PA
Kerry from PA

February 03, 2019

That main die is great. It is cool how different looks can be achieved from the same die.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

February 03, 2019

That was clever to switch the pieces and get two cards

Lillian (Lee) Conradi
Lillian (Lee) Conradi

February 03, 2019

Really like the use of gold metallic ink on the background! Thank you👍

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

February 03, 2019

Beautiful cards! Very elegant!

Sue Richardson
Sue Richardson

February 03, 2019

What a fun stamp/die. Looking forward to Monday to get the kit

Sarita Salmon
Sarita Salmon

February 03, 2019

Beautiful cards!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

February 03, 2019

Classy and elegant cards!!! Beautiful!!!

Margie
Margie

February 03, 2019

Both of these cards are great..anxious to get the kit

Toni F
Toni F

February 03, 2019

Great card for a wedding anniversary, especially a Fortieth, Fiftieth etc.

JL
JL

February 03, 2019

This looks like one of the most fun kits I’ve seen from HA, I’m really looking fwd to it.

Christi Conley
Christi Conley

February 03, 2019

I love the soft coloring you used Nichol!

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

February 03, 2019

OH MY GOODNESS Nichol, these are AMAZING! I love this cover die and the inlay is a perfect look for this particular die. The kit in and of itself is fabulous but the add-ons are equally as great! Both cards are awesome.

Flip Dunn
Flip Dunn

February 03, 2019

Just love these cards, and the whole set! I can’t wait to see all the set.

Linda
Linda

February 03, 2019

These cards are fabulous! Love the 20s theme!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

February 03, 2019

Very classy cards Nichol! I love the soft faded images in the first card.

Gretchen N
Gretchen N

February 03, 2019

Simply stunning! I love the background die (as a foreground die) with die cut inlay! It adds so much interest to the cards! The images are so classy and fun! Thank you so much for sharing!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

February 03, 2019

Flowers and cute critters make wonderful cards, but it’s refreshing to see the unique themes and images that this kit provides. Gorgeous cards, Nichol!

Jackie S
Jackie S

February 03, 2019

Thanks for showing us how to make more cards with the cuts you made. Your cards are both beautiful. Love this theme!

Ingrid Inman
Ingrid Inman

February 03, 2019

Beautiful cards ♥️

Leanne S
Leanne S

February 03, 2019

Love this!! Gorgeous card

Linda Dennis
Linda Dennis

February 03, 2019

Loving the retro look of what I’ve seen so far!

Mateja P
Mateja P

February 03, 2019

Love the colour combo and the 3D effect of inlaid pieces.

BrendaLea
BrendaLea

February 03, 2019

Love how you got two cards from the teo ies. Like ve how you mixed the black & white. Both are wonderful, love the feeling of them.

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

February 03, 2019

Holy cow it just gets better and better! Are you kidding me with these inlays! I just love them <3

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

February 03, 2019

These are the BEES KNEES!!! This will be a great kit 😊

Ellie S.
Ellie S.

February 03, 2019

What a creative way to use the die! The cards are both gorgeous!

Heather G.
Heather G.

February 03, 2019

I am loving this kit. I love doing two cards at once with the same die cut, just altering the colors in the inlays.

Fonda Rush
Fonda Rush

February 03, 2019

Great card!

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

February 03, 2019

I’ve always loved this era! Oh so classy!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

February 03, 2019

OH WOW! Stunning! I love the soft pink with the golds and blacks!!

Donna Conrad
Donna Conrad

February 03, 2019

I love the way you inlayed on the second card.

Susan King
Susan King

February 03, 2019

Absolutely love the vintage images and you did such a wonderful job with the inlay diecutting! Simply Divine!

Cheri
Cheri

February 03, 2019

Beautiful cards, Nichol! The backgrounds & stamps are very ‘classy’ (from what we’ve seen so far)! Looks like another great Release from Hero Arts …. can’t wait to receive my Kit!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

February 03, 2019

LOVE these art deco cards – stunning design:)

Heidi T
Heidi T

February 03, 2019

I love the “Hey There Dollface” greeting! What a fun style. :)

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

February 03, 2019

I love the way you used the background die and inlaid the colors for different looks! Can’t wait to see the whole collection this month.

Angela
Angela

February 03, 2019

Love the look of your cards.

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

February 03, 2019

What wonderful valentine cards. I’m in love with these and with Hero Arts and the designers.

Barbara Kaszuba
Barbara Kaszuba

February 03, 2019

This card brought tears to my eyes, but joyful ones. My late husband called me Dollface all the time. In fact, it is engraved on the inside of my wedding ring. I will cherish this stamp set for this reason alone. It’s like he is sending me a message that he’s with me always!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

February 03, 2019

I’m in love with these vintage images. The soft images of the people with the bold Art Deco background die go perfectly together.

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng

February 03, 2019

These are wonderful! I love that deco die cut, and love how you used the black and pearl insets in that – GORGEOUS!!!!

Denise Terry
Denise Terry

February 03, 2019

Such a fabulous idea! I love the little window that the background die creates and it is, as you pointed out, quite versatile

Maureen Daoust
Maureen Daoust

February 03, 2019

Great cards; samples are amazing and show the versatility of this kit. Well done!

Tammy Hanson
Tammy Hanson

February 03, 2019

I just love the detail in this die. So many possibilities.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

February 03, 2019

Just the right images for making beautiful wedding & anniversary cards.

Carolyn
Carolyn

February 03, 2019

I am loving all these sneak peeks. I can’t wait for tomorrow.

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