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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Nichol Spohr January 06, 2019 242 Comments

It's time for our final countdown peek before the release of the January My Monthly Hero Kit! The kit will be available tomorrow, Monday, January 7 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Nichol, who is sharing another look at this sweet kit!

I knew when I saw the kit that I wanted to create a flower shop window scene with the large window/awning and the planters, flower pots, hanging plants, and more. I am always a big fan of scene cards and the main kit stamps and images make creating incredible scenes so easy! I paired the images from the main kit with a sentiment and a large flourish from the You Are Loved Flourish Messages stamp set (an add-on this month) to round out the design.

The window image was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Turquoise Green, Green Shadow, Peach Pink, Sugared Almond Pink, Platinum Brown, and Blender). The window was die cut with the coordinating die from the main kit. The window insert was inked with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and stamped with the "hello" greeting from the You Are Loved Flourish Messages using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder.

A 4" x 5 1/4" background panel was inked with a brick stencil and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The greeting square was adhered directly to the stenciled background.  The flourish from the You Are Loved Flourish Messages was stamped on the background with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The window was adhered with foam adhesive for subtle dimension. 

(Note: The stencil came from Nichol's supply stash, and is not an element included in this month's kit.)

The flower pots, crates, flowers, and watering can were all stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored in with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker color combinations:

Purple Flowers/Crate: Violet, Light Violet, Light Green, Yellow Green, Brown, Light Brown, Vanilla

Red Flowers/Flower Pot: Carmine Red, Peach Pink, Sugared Almond Pink, Light Green, Yellow Green

Pink Roses/Crate: Deep Red, Pale Rose, Green, Light Green, Brown, Light Brown, Vanilla

Watering Can: Blue, Light Blue

Tulips/Bucket: Bright Yellow, Yellow, Green, Light Green, Purple, Pale Violet

Pink Flowers/Aqua Planter: Peach Pink, Sugared Almond Pink, Green, Light Green, Turquoise Green, Green Shadow

Hanging Planter: Blue, Light Blue, Green, Light Green

The images were die cut with the coordinating kit dies and adhered to the window scene. Some were adhered with foam adhesive to fill and fit the design better.

I hope this has given you some ideas on creating your own scene cards!

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!





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100 Responses

Barbara Burkhart
Barbara Burkhart

February 01, 2019

Awesome!

Barbara Burkhart
Barbara Burkhart

February 01, 2019

Awesome!

Cy Lee
Cy Lee

January 08, 2019

I love the ombre of the back window. The card is so lovely.

Deanne
Deanne

January 08, 2019

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Cyn Doll
Cyn Doll

January 08, 2019

I love the coloring. It is so crisp and refreshing.

Kandice J
Kandice J

January 07, 2019

What a lovely card. Awesome job, thanks for sharing!

Christine Eldridge
Christine Eldridge

January 07, 2019

Oh wow, just beautiful, thank you for sharing.

CCLady
CCLady

January 07, 2019

Very nice coloring. You didn’t use red.
It’s a beautiful set. Always love flowers.

Jean Goehlen
Jean Goehlen

January 07, 2019

These stamps are wonderful. Who wouldn’t like a flower shop window card? This could be used for all sorts of things.

Pam G.
Pam G.

January 07, 2019

I never look at Hero Arts . . . don’t know why . . . I guess I’m just unfamiliar with their products in general. But this card really perked my interest! Absolutely charming and so versatile! Love it!!

Leni
Leni

January 07, 2019

Love the flowershop! I always visit every flowershop I walk by, because I Simple love it to see flowers and flowerarrangements. So, great kit!

Margaret Wise
Margaret Wise

January 07, 2019

Awesome card, you make some beautiful cards.

Cheri
Cheri

January 07, 2019

Always love your cards, Nichol…..this one is no exception! Can’t wait to receive my Kit!!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

January 07, 2019

Lovely card. Beautiful flower shop. Thanks for including the marker color combos you used.

Karen Brown
Karen Brown

January 07, 2019

Gorgeous spring scene card!

Barbara  Howell
Barbara Howell

January 07, 2019

Your window scene is just great. The brick wall just makes the realistic look.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

January 07, 2019

Such an adorable card! Love your flower shop scene!
Thanks so much for sharing…

Florie
Florie

January 07, 2019

Lovely, so different, but very lovely. It’s full of life and fun. Tfs

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

January 07, 2019

This cards layout is perfect. Your eyes are drawn to every corner and the colouring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

January 07, 2019

OMG love your card, so many things to look at! Thanks for sharing your creative idea with us!

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

January 07, 2019

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card along with the color combos you used. Love it

Cristina
Cristina

January 07, 2019

so lovely!
Cristina
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Emily Henry
Emily Henry

January 07, 2019

What a charming arrangement. I especially like the flourish over the window. It is just the right touch. Thanks for listing the zig colors. I’m sometimes confused where to begin with them.

Neeta Rancourt
Neeta Rancourt

January 07, 2019

Beautiful!

Dawn
Dawn

January 07, 2019

Can’t wait to see this kit. Very cute card!

Purvi
Purvi

January 07, 2019

Absolutely love the coloring, such a cheerful card. Can’t wait to get this kit!

Leanne S
Leanne S

January 07, 2019

Beautiful card!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

January 07, 2019

What a gorgeous flower shop window!

Anne Hudgens
Anne Hudgens

January 07, 2019

What an outstanding scene!
Your choice of vibrant colors and sweet little finishes make this card extraordinary!
What a way to start the year!

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

January 07, 2019

The card is so lovely with the fresh flowers and shop window. It’s like a breath of spring during this dreary winter season. I know that I’ll make good use of this kit sending sunshine to my friends and family.

RoZee
RoZee

January 07, 2019

Makes me want to take a trip to my local flower shop. Great Card!

Tanna Lohouse
Tanna Lohouse

January 07, 2019

Reminds me of the café intricate guy that was in the coffee kit during the summer love this card!!

Diane T.
Diane T.

January 07, 2019

Such a pretty card! I love how you color with the zig markers.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

January 07, 2019

Oh wow! It’s pretty amazing! Love it!!!

Machell
Machell

January 07, 2019

I love the watering can!

Christi Conley
Christi Conley

January 07, 2019

What a fun card – can’t wait for this kit!

Marti
Marti

January 07, 2019

Absolutely love the bright cheerful colors!

Kirsten
Kirsten

January 07, 2019

I love your florist window scene, Nichol. The bright colors are fantastic. I think the flourish you added to the top of the window is the perfect finishing touch. I’m excited to see the entire kit and the other cards you’ve made using it.

Jill Rice
Jill Rice

January 07, 2019

What a versatile set! I can’t wait!

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

January 07, 2019

Gorgeous shop card. I love your use of the brick stencil, it really grounds the window. Great job.

mie
mie

January 07, 2019

Love this kit!!!

mie
mie

January 07, 2019

Love this kit!

Margery C
Margery C

January 07, 2019

Fabulous card. I always love your style and this card brings the “wow” out.

Lisa
Lisa

January 07, 2019

Cute fresh look to start the new year.

Karen L K
Karen L K

January 07, 2019

What a nice flower shop! Such fun colors!

Michelle S.
Michelle S.

January 07, 2019

Your card is just beautiful, Nichol. The new monthly Hero Arts kit looks amazing and you have certainly made a lovely scene card using it!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

January 07, 2019

This kit looks like it’s going to be another Hero Arts “scene stealer”!

Yvonne Stein
Yvonne Stein

January 07, 2019

What a pretty spring card! I love the colors and can’t wait to see all of the add ons!

Vikki H
Vikki H

January 07, 2019

Your card reminds me of several florists shop windows in various cities of the world. Gorgeous coloring and design!

Leslie
Leslie

January 07, 2019

Love the card!! Love the products!!!

NCDonna
NCDonna

January 07, 2019

Using the gray to show off the fresh clean colors was genius! Beautiful card!

Swati jain
Swati jain

January 07, 2019

Amazing

Swati Jain
Swati Jain

January 07, 2019

Beautiful project..looking forward for this awesome kit. Thanks for inspiration

Swati Jain
Swati Jain

January 07, 2019

Beautiful project..looking forward for this awesome kit. Thanks for inspiration

Lana
Lana

January 07, 2019

I absolutely adore the brick background, and that you used your Zig markers for the coloring.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

January 07, 2019

The scene building options here with this kit are incredible

Tawanna
Tawanna

January 07, 2019

I love this card! Nice, bright colors.

Bo
Bo

January 07, 2019

This kit is just adorable and very sweet.

Josmary
Josmary

January 07, 2019

Omg such an adorable card. 😍 can’t hardly wait till tomorrow

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

January 07, 2019

Awesome, Nichol! Love your wonderful flower shop scene! Can’t wait for the release!!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

January 07, 2019

So beautiful and colorful! Love your card!

Shannon
Shannon

January 06, 2019

Stunning!

Erika
Erika

January 06, 2019

I am so excited for this kit. The window is adorable. Cute inspiration card.

Victoria Coyne
Victoria Coyne

January 06, 2019

What a Pretty Card! Makes me want Spring to come quick. I would just love to have a kit like this. This is my first time visiting the Blog and the Shop. I really like the different selection of Images that Hero Arts Carry’s

karenajo
karenajo

January 06, 2019

What a lovely scene – so colorful and and love all the elements! Thanks for sharing ! Looks like a great kit!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

January 06, 2019

Such a wonderful card with amazing detail!

KARI L MANO
KARI L MANO

January 06, 2019

lovely

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

January 06, 2019

I love your beautiful, colorful card. I’m looking forward to this new kit.

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

January 06, 2019

I absolutely love this card! Awesome job Nichol! Can’t wait to see the whole kit tomorrow!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

January 06, 2019

Adorable! I can’t wait!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

January 06, 2019

Love the details in this card and the colours are beautiful.

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

January 06, 2019

Love the cute flower shop scene… such a darling card..

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

January 06, 2019

Love this card and how the scene complements all the items shown here. Great colors too.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

January 06, 2019

WOW!!! That is so amazing! Love the scene and your coloring a lot.

Flo
Flo

January 06, 2019

Very pretty. Great kit.

Linda Reilly
Linda Reilly

January 06, 2019

The brick wall stencil makes a perfect background for the window. Really beautiful card.

Leslie pierson
Leslie pierson

January 06, 2019

This card is beautiful. Looks like sitting in an outside cafe looking at beautiful flowers.

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 06, 2019

Love everything about this!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

January 06, 2019

Love Love Love everything about this!

Linda Tadlock
Linda Tadlock

January 06, 2019

Super cute card!

Concepcion Diaz
Concepcion Diaz

January 06, 2019

Love, love, love!!

Karry
Karry

January 06, 2019

Once again I am floored by you card design, I love it, it
Is so cute and fresh. And now I must buy this kit!

Karrie Lasater
Karrie Lasater

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the happy spring colors! So excited to see the whole release.

Sarah Mixon
Sarah Mixon

January 06, 2019

Love all the details. Cute card!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

January 06, 2019

Such a pretty card! Can’t wait too see this kit!

Janet Robson
Janet Robson

January 06, 2019

What a gorgeous kit and a stunning card by Nichol. Can’t wait for the release.

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

January 06, 2019

The coloring is superb. I love the pastels.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

January 06, 2019

Love this beautiful card!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 06, 2019

How delightful!!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

January 06, 2019

Great Job. Cute store front window. Love the look of all the flowers.

Sarita Salmon
Sarita Salmon

January 06, 2019

Beautiful card, love the colors!

Jeannie Kampa
Jeannie Kampa

January 06, 2019

Love this card!!

Kylie R Z
Kylie R Z

January 06, 2019

There is something special about these images.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

January 06, 2019

this is so beautiful, reminds me of the shops in my town.

Maria C F
Maria C F

January 06, 2019

With each sneak peak, I like this kit even more.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

January 06, 2019

Wow Nichol. The scene you created is so lovely. The zig markers give such a bright vibrant look to the flowers and pots. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Myriam V
Myriam V

January 06, 2019

Very beautiful card, love the colors!

Glenna
Glenna

January 06, 2019

Love the hanging plant idea. Great card.

Diane
Diane

January 06, 2019

This flower shop is the best. Love the look.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

January 06, 2019

Love the brick wall you stamped. Making a flower shop was a creative way to use the flower pots and flowers. And Hero Arts makes scene building so easy with their coordinating stamps and dies! Beautiful card!

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