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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Emily Midgett January 03, 2020 374 Comments

It's time for our next countdown peek! The January My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, January 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Emily, who is sharing some more inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today as we kick off 2020 with our My Monthly Hero countdown! This month's kit features some absolutely beautiful and highly detailed dies combined with a fantastic all-purpose sentiment stamp set. I've paired the new Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink included in the kit with some Rose Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink to create an almost desert-like ombre for the background, along with some of those beautifully intricate die cuts from the main kit. Let's get started with the details! 

I began by taping down a panel of Handmade Watercolor Paper to a cutting board, then used the new Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink and Rose Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink to create a pretty ombre background. I have found these colors to move particularly beautifully when applied to a wet surface, so I thoroughly wet my cardstock before adding any color. I then moved the color with a clean, wet paintbrush to achieve the pretty metallic background. 

While my background was drying, I die cut the envelope included in the main kit from some heavyweight vellum cardstock. I then folded it and adhered the flaps using tiny dots of Precision Glue. I die cut several flowers and foliage, as well, using Dove White and Paradise cardstocks, arranging them in a pretty bouquet inside the vellum envelope. 

Next, I die cut a banner from some more Dove White cardstock and heat embossed a greeting from the stamp set included in the main kit using Copper embossing powder. I adhered the banner and floral-filled envelope to the metallic ombre background using foam adhesive. The final step was to add a sparkling butterfly that I'd die cut from vellum and covered in Sparkle embossing powder. 

Well, that's all for my project today! This kit is a beauty, and super unique with these beautiful floral die cuts, so don't miss the rest of the Creative Team's countdown posts. So many fun techniques that you can do with them! 

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, January 6, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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100 Responses

Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson

January 15, 2020

A very different concept indeed. Cant wait to try

Debbie Wilson
Debbie Wilson

January 06, 2020

What a beautiful card. Love all the colors that were used too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alanna P.
Alanna P.

January 06, 2020

Very pretty!

Julie Gastelum
Julie Gastelum

January 06, 2020

Love the color combination. Love how the white pops.

Lynn
Lynn

January 06, 2020

I really like the flowers all in white & the butterfly is beautiful.

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 06, 2020

Love those flowers and leaves and the butterfly too! What an interesting pretty color scheme!

K. Eley
K. Eley

January 06, 2020

Beautiful!! Love the combo of the aqua and rose gold! The dimension possible with these dies are incredible!

Vikki H
Vikki H

January 06, 2020

Amazing background! Emily has created another beautiful project.

tina
tina

January 05, 2020

the ombre background is amazing and I just love the frosty feel of this card.

Carrie Carver
Carrie Carver

January 05, 2020

Lovely! Great design & background too!

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

January 05, 2020

What a gorgeous background!! Loving those flower dies!!!

Camala Aydelotte
Camala Aydelotte

January 05, 2020

Nice color combo and soft approach!

Frances
Frances

January 05, 2020

Emily, a beautiful take on coloring this card. I love the absence of color on the flowers incorporated with the vellum. Such a fun way to create. I must try this.

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

January 05, 2020

Wow the Glimmer Metallic ink is beautiful! Love the envelope and butterfly with the flowers.

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

January 05, 2020

Love that background.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

January 05, 2020

Love the background. It’s really pretty.

Claudia N
Claudia N

January 05, 2020

Love the background!! Beautiful dies. Can’t wait to see the full reveal of the first kit of this decade!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

January 05, 2020

I LOVE all of the sparkle on this card! So fun! I can’t wait to see the full kit!

JoSi
JoSi

January 05, 2020

I love your use of color and the white flowers. The Sparkling Butterfly makes the card!

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

January 05, 2020

Love the details in the flower dies!

Candi
Candi

January 05, 2020

Wow, a beautiful card!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

January 05, 2020

I love the background and the way the white flowers stand out against the colors .

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

January 05, 2020

so pretty

Laura
Laura

January 05, 2020

Cute

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

January 05, 2020

I really loved your card and can’t wait to get my kit! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing of your techniques!

Monica Wiechmann
Monica Wiechmann

January 05, 2020

I really want this kit. So versatile.

Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez

January 05, 2020

Stunning card.

Beth
Beth

January 05, 2020

Love the butterfly and flowers coming out if the envelope. Simply beautiful!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

January 05, 2020

I love the white pieces on the colorful background. Pretty 🙂

Ana
Ana

January 05, 2020

Can’t wait to get my hands on this!

Barbara Kohn
Barbara Kohn

January 05, 2020

Love all the various textures that make this card so interesting!

Tonia Sims
Tonia Sims

January 05, 2020

Stunning card! Background is beautiful blending, design is eye-catching, and the sparkle butterfly is gorgeous.

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

January 05, 2020

So far this kit looks awesome. Love the envelope die and the floral die. Your card looks so dream-like.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

January 05, 2020

Holy moly that background paper is gorgeous! I’ve never seen metallic inks before!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

January 05, 2020

This is a beautiful card! I love all of the details. Thanks for sharing!!

Tina Herbeck
Tina Herbeck

January 05, 2020

Gorgeous background!! I love the contrast of the white flowers!

Heike Carlson
Heike Carlson

January 05, 2020

This looks like such a fun kit. Really like the flower dies.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

January 05, 2020

What an amazing and gorgeous card. Love the color combo and how you left the flowers in white. Totally love it!

Francine
Francine

January 05, 2020

Oh, love these flowers and the envelope.. Looks to be a fun and existing kit.

Denise
Denise

January 05, 2020

Love the fact that there are flowers and butterflies in the kit. Great combination.

Chris Handy
Chris Handy

January 05, 2020

Beautiful card. I love this kit already.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

January 05, 2020

Even in white, these flowers are just amazing. Perfect for Valentine’s day coming up.

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

January 05, 2020

Gorgeous background and sparkle butterfly! Love how pretty the finished card is with the rose ink and copper embossing powder!

Sandy F
Sandy F

January 05, 2020

just starting cardmaking, and seeing ideas is really inspiring

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 05, 2020

Gorgeous project!!

Karen F.
Karen F.

January 05, 2020

So pretty! I love the design with the use of vellum and colors you used.

Felicia C
Felicia C

January 05, 2020

I don’t usually get that excited about floral kits, but this one will be a winner! I look forward to using not only the stamps and dies but all the other items included in the kit. Spectacular!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

January 05, 2020

Great use of the inks for a glimmering background! I love the small envelope die!

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

January 05, 2020

This card kit delivers all of my fav crafty things to do Emily and your card is just beautiful!

Debbie
Debbie

January 05, 2020

Absolutely love the colors. Beautiful! 😀👍

Mary Ellen Guikema
Mary Ellen Guikema

January 05, 2020

Wonderful card.

Rose Johnson
Rose Johnson

January 05, 2020

How elegant with the white flowers – makes the card pop!

LBSue
LBSue

January 05, 2020

I love the shimmery watercolor background and the un-colored flowers! Lovely!!!

Stephanie Larime
Stephanie Larime

January 05, 2020

Very pretty!!

Louise
Louise

January 05, 2020

Lovely 🤗

Casz Ho-Shing
Casz Ho-Shing

January 05, 2020

Loving the way in which you’ve incorporated paper craft with art and using watercolour paper with the subtle watercolour paint techniques. I would love this set as an artists and a crafter you’ve inspired my mojo!

Kaylene
Kaylene

January 05, 2020

Another amazing card. So pretty with all the shimmer and sparkle. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kaylene
Kaylene

January 05, 2020

Another amazing card. So pretty with all the shimmer and sparkle. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bienchen Mittwollen
Bienchen Mittwollen

January 05, 2020

My first thought when I saw these flowers was, they would look amazing coming out of an envelope 😍 and you absolutely killed it! I love this card so much 😍❤️

Carol H
Carol H

January 05, 2020

Great idea! Really lovely colors. X

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

January 05, 2020

This card is Lovely. In Love with this Kit Can’t wait for the other reveals.

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

January 05, 2020

Very pretty card :)

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

January 05, 2020

The background is totally brilliant, and the white and vellum die cuts let it shine. Clever and beautiful design!

Joyce
Joyce

January 05, 2020

Emily your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Toni
Toni

January 05, 2020

The background of this card is fabulous and creative.

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

January 05, 2020

Oh my that background! And the white flowers…will have to try this. Thanks for inspiring!

Sandra
Sandra

January 04, 2020

Love vellum and metallic. Just wonderful!

Amy Dienes
Amy Dienes

January 04, 2020

Love the techniques. Looking forward to playing with this kit!

Mona
Mona

January 04, 2020

Love the envelope die cut

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

January 04, 2020

Great use of velum and the metallic inks. A beautiful card

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

January 04, 2020

Beautiful card. This is such a wonderful kit.

Terri Mariani
Terri Mariani

January 04, 2020

Your card is stunning!!

Michelle
Michelle

January 04, 2020

I can’t wait to see this kit!!

Mary g
Mary g

January 04, 2020

Just beautiful.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

January 04, 2020

Beautiful card! The background is so pretty!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

January 04, 2020

This is beautiful!! Love the colors and that elegant, vellum butterfly!

Sarah Bradley
Sarah Bradley

January 04, 2020

So pretty, love the blues with the simple white flowers.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

January 04, 2020

So pretty! I love the colors you chose and I think I’m going to love this kit!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

January 04, 2020

This card is very elegant and the ombré background is beautiful. It contrasts well with the stark white of the flowers. I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of the flower dies. They have wonderful detail in them. Can’t wait to get the envelope die! I know I’ll get a lot of use of that die at Valentine’s Day. Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

January 04, 2020

This card is just elegant! The ombré background is beautiful and the stark white flowers are classic. The dies have great detail

Evs N
Evs N

January 04, 2020

So beautiful! I love the soft, ethereal feel you’ve created with the vellum & white cardstock, as well as the shimmery watercolor.

Bethany Mickler
Bethany Mickler

January 04, 2020

Happy New year! I love the colors that you chose!

Linda Tucker
Linda Tucker

January 04, 2020

Your use of the handmade paper gives this beautiful card a unique look. And, I like your choice of colors! This is a truly lovely card.

Larisa Thomas
Larisa Thomas

January 04, 2020

I love the sparkle embossing powder on the vellum, will have to give it a try!

Kathleen Mills
Kathleen Mills

January 04, 2020

Oh I adore these flower dies! And I think the little vellum envelope just makes this card! 💕

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

January 04, 2020

Loving this kit…. Love the way you did the background and the floral is just beautiful.

Sherry
Sherry

January 04, 2020

Hi Emily,

I like how the details of the die cut flowers really shine on your card. The techniques you used really inspire.

Jane T
Jane T

January 04, 2020

Beautiful card

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

January 04, 2020

Nice ombre background. Lovely card

Angie O'Dell
Angie O'Dell

January 04, 2020

So beautiful, and I love the white flowers against the colorful background!

Tani K
Tani K

January 04, 2020

So pretty. Love the card.

Rhonda Clore
Rhonda Clore

January 04, 2020

I can’t love the metallic ink background enough! Such a pretty card!

Maria B
Maria B

January 04, 2020

What a lovely background. It reminds me of the double Pantone color of the year a few years back.

Karen Dawn Watters
Karen Dawn Watters

January 04, 2020

Love the ombre background and the contrast with the other elements!!

Teresa Trump
Teresa Trump

January 04, 2020

The florals are petite and pretty. I love that a mini envelope die is included, embossing powder and sparkle. The butterfly is gorgeous. I need to try this.

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

January 04, 2020

Great kit. Love the envelope die.

Natasha Vacca
Natasha Vacca

January 04, 2020

wow – so beautiful! Those die cuts are gorgeous!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

January 04, 2020

I love the background. It is something I definitely will do.

Greta H
Greta H

January 04, 2020

Really gorgeous!

Janis in ID
Janis in ID

January 04, 2020

Glimmer metallic ink??? Swoon….I am in love!! Gorgeous card.
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