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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short January 05, 2019 418 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the January My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, January 7th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this wonderful kit and optional add-ons!

What a wonderful kit! It is perfect for so many occasions. I went with a simple 'hello' card today using the main kit stamp set, as well as a couple of the add-on products. 

I started off by stamping the flowers that will go in the containers first. These are from the main kit stamp set. I masked these off (making rough masks) and then stamped the bucket, pail and wooden crate below them. I masked these off too and then also the bottom of the card base below the images. 

Hello by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the Heart & Flowers Bold Prints (which is an add-on this month) and stamped this on to the card panel with Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then blended more ink on to the panel around the images with a blending tool. I removed the masks and coloured the images with Copic markers. 

Hello by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the 'hello' sentiment from the You Are Loved Flourish Messages set, which is also an add-on product this month (releasing on Monday with the kit) and stamped this in the top right hand corner with Intense Black Ink. The panel was added to a white A2 card base with tape runner and then to ground the images, I added a thin strip of black cardstock. 

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 7th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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Deanne
Deanne

January 08, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card. It is so elegant.

Cy Lee
Cy Lee

January 08, 2019

I love the colors you chose. They compliment each other very well.

Cyn Doll
Cyn Doll

January 08, 2019

Beautiful cards. They are amazing!

Lauri Bacalzo
Lauri Bacalzo

January 07, 2019

I just love the mint Julio background with the flower containers.
The background color just makes your card pop!
Thank You for sharing your talents!

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

January 07, 2019

I’m not sure if we are supposed to leave a comment here or on your blog so to be safe I’m commenting on both LOL! I really do love this card it’s so elegant and beautiful, I have always loved your style, Michelle! Keep up the great work!

Margaret Wise
Margaret Wise

January 07, 2019

Love the simplicity of your card, Soft colors.

Lee
Lee

January 07, 2019

So sweet! Love the card.

Shirley
Shirley

January 07, 2019

I think your card is perfect! I love the simplicity and the coloring and everything.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

January 07, 2019

Clean and simple card. I got to do more masking. Looking forward to this month’s kit

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

January 07, 2019

Really like your simple card layout, the colors you chose give a hint of springtime! Thanks I needed that.

Cristina
Cristina

January 07, 2019

this card is so nice…love it so much!
Cristina
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Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

January 07, 2019

Such a fresh and lovely card. Can’t wait to see this kit and the add-ons.

Tanna LoHouse
Tanna LoHouse

January 07, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card

Helen
Helen

January 07, 2019

I love the soft simplicity of this card. So pretty.

Christi Conley
Christi Conley

January 07, 2019

Gorgeous!! Can’t wait to get this kit!

Marti
Marti

January 07, 2019

Beautiful simplicity.

Jill Rice
Jill Rice

January 07, 2019

Beautiful! I can’t wait for this kit!

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

January 07, 2019

Oh Michelle this is such a great idea. I’m glad to see you used the stamps for a hello card. I’m a little old to be sending out Valentines but I can still send these. Thanks

Margery C
Margery C

January 07, 2019

Adorable card. Love how you only have stamping on the top of the card.

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 07, 2019

Very nice card! What a clever background. I also really like those containers of flowers.

Vikki H
Vikki H

January 07, 2019

On cold wintry days, your warm shelf of floral pots is heart-warming!

Swati jain
Swati jain

January 07, 2019

Love it

Sandy G
Sandy G

January 07, 2019

I love the kit previews. The kits and add-one make it so easy to create. Thanks for inspiring.

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

January 07, 2019

CAS perfection

Tawanna
Tawanna

January 07, 2019

Nice card Michelle!

Lana
Lana

January 07, 2019

Such a pretty, subtle background with the add-on stamp!

Shannon
Shannon

January 07, 2019

One of my favorite cards ever – absolutely stunning!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

January 07, 2019

Love this delicate card, especially the ink blending at the top!

Victoria Coyne
Victoria Coyne

January 06, 2019

I am just loving seeing what Hero Arts Kits are all about. Really Cute card would love to have a set like this.

Purvi
Purvi

January 06, 2019

Lovely clean and simple card!

Bessie Phillips
Bessie Phillips

January 06, 2019

So beautiful!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

January 06, 2019

Thanks for the inspiration Michelle! I am so excited to see the full kit reveal and add on’s!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

January 06, 2019

This is so stunning! I love it!

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

January 06, 2019

Really a cute CAS card.. love it..

Linda Reilly
Linda Reilly

January 06, 2019

The green is such a pretty spring shade. Very fresh and beautiful.

Flo
Flo

January 06, 2019

I love the thin lines of the images and the coloring you did. This kit is great.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 06, 2019

Great flowers and flower containers!what a beautiful card!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

January 06, 2019

Wow.. what a beautiful card. So simple and stunning. Can’t wait!

Sarah Mixon
Sarah Mixon

January 06, 2019

Love the sweet grouping of flower containers. Cute card!

Glenn Zdziarski
Glenn Zdziarski

January 06, 2019

Very nice and clean looking (lots of white space). Love the background.

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

January 06, 2019

I love this sweet simple card! I can’t wait for the release!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 06, 2019

Love the look of the simple card. The hello is really fun. Can’t wait to see this kit and all the add ons.

Sarita Salmon
Sarita Salmon

January 06, 2019

Beautiful and simple card!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

January 06, 2019

Love the simplicity Michele!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

January 06, 2019

beautiful card, love just how beautiful done.

Glenna
Glenna

January 06, 2019

Such a nice card.

diane
diane

January 06, 2019

Simple with the fresh look of spring with simple lines.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

January 06, 2019

Very neat, soft card. I love the way you did the background! And the sentiment is so nice!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

January 06, 2019

Simple and beautiful!! Love that black strip; it really draws the eye!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

January 06, 2019

CAS sweetness! I LOVE the mint around these sweet pails of flowers!!

Teri S.
Teri S.

January 06, 2019

Clean & Simple & so pretty Michelle! Those containers are wonderful as are the small bunches of flowers to go in them.

Lynn
Lynn

January 06, 2019

Love the simplicity of this & anything with flowers is a great card!

Diane
Diane

January 06, 2019

Your card is so beautiful!

Cristin
Cristin

January 06, 2019

I love this kit.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

January 06, 2019

What a lovely card! The coloring is so pretty. :)

Jo Ann Ferguson
Jo Ann Ferguson

January 06, 2019

I am looking forward to seeing all of the add on stamps and dies for this kit.

Carly
Carly

January 06, 2019

So simple and pretty!

jayn converse
jayn converse

January 06, 2019

Really like the clean and simple look. Easy to mail and one anyone would love to receive

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

January 06, 2019

Really pretty clean and simple design! TFS!

Tonia
Tonia

January 06, 2019

Very cute card! I like the split layout and the shaded background. Well done!

Rebecca Hood
Rebecca Hood

January 06, 2019

Casal: clean & simple & lovely!

Julie
Julie

January 06, 2019

Simple and beautiful

Stephanie Robinson
Stephanie Robinson

January 06, 2019

Love this – the white space really makes it. That knowing when to stop is a real talent 😀

BARBARA PATRICK
BARBARA PATRICK

January 06, 2019

Love this!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

January 06, 2019

Oh my, so pretty! I’m loving this kit more and more!

Johna
Johna

January 06, 2019

this is such a sweet card! I love your simplicity here!

colleen rutledge
colleen rutledge

January 06, 2019

Simply lovely. Very different.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

January 06, 2019

Love the design of this card! The flowers in the buckets are a great!

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

January 06, 2019

Thank you for the beautiful card!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

January 06, 2019

Such a pretty card

Emma Sleppy
Emma Sleppy

January 06, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card. Very nice!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

January 06, 2019

Simple but lovely card. Really love the softness of the flowers and the background. Thanks, Michelle.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

January 06, 2019

So cute! I love how it looks like the flowers are on a shelf. Can’t wait to get this kit!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 06, 2019

What an elegant CAS card!

Dixie Cochran
Dixie Cochran

January 06, 2019

Michelle, I love this card design. So clever!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

January 06, 2019

Such a lovely card – the flowers look so pretty in their containers!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

January 06, 2019

Clean and simple perfection, Michelle! Best card of the bunch! ♡

Carol L
Carol L

January 06, 2019

Simple but none the less beautiful!

hwgang
hwgang

January 06, 2019

Love this. I am a big gardening fan with a greenhouse. I will have a ball playing with this.

Sue D
Sue D

January 06, 2019

Pretty design and I like the colors.

Tabitha Kelley
Tabitha Kelley

January 06, 2019

I love the beautiful colors of this card. Thank you so much for this beautiful card idea.

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

January 06, 2019

Lovely card with a simple design! I am excited to see this month’s kit!

Karen Baugh
Karen Baugh

January 06, 2019

Beautiful. Love the soft colors. :)

VickiB
VickiB

January 06, 2019

cute, simple card idea

merryf
merryf

January 06, 2019

This is super-cute! I adore flowers in buckets. And I really love the added texture of the tone-on-tone background stamp!

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

January 06, 2019

Don’t know why I love a clean cut card, but I just do! The card is lovely with the nice “spring” soft colors and floral design. I love this card!

Katy
Katy

January 06, 2019

Such a simple but beautiful card. I love it 🥰

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

January 06, 2019

Cute & simple! I love the scripty sentiment!

Catharina Worthington
Catharina Worthington

January 06, 2019

I thinking cards with oodles and oodles of flowers.

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

January 06, 2019

Such an adorable little card. I’ll be looking through the add-ons this month for sure.

Geri Stuart
Geri Stuart

January 06, 2019

Love the CAS look! Thanks for the idea!

Tanya Howard
Tanya Howard

January 06, 2019

I love the mint color and the flowers are all so cute!! I’m loving the peeks!! :)

Kat
Kat

January 06, 2019

Wow! Such a cool design! I love that subtle minty-green background!

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

January 06, 2019

Thanks for sharing such a lovely card! Sleek and elegant.

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

January 06, 2019

Michelle, your card is absolutely darling. I love the colors as well as the simplicity. No extra postage needed here. Love that!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

January 06, 2019

Michelle, this card is so pretty and life like!

Brenda in IN
Brenda in IN

January 06, 2019

What a great design this card is. I love the grouping of flowers in different containers.

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

January 06, 2019

Simple and sweet! Can’t wait to see the whole kit! tfs

Kendra
Kendra

January 06, 2019

Your card is simply beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

January 06, 2019

Simple and perfect! Such a great card that can be used in so many ways. These are the best types to make and have on hand.

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