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January My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas January 04, 2020 368 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the January My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, January 6th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Jess for another fabulous sneak peek!

Good morning! Jess here with a cheery card using the new January My Monthly Hero kit!

I love all the flower dies in the kit and wanted to create a vibrant and cheerful bouquet! To start I die-cut the flowers several times from Hero Hues Dove White cardstock. Then I colored them with Copics in varying shades of purples and pinks. Once I had a good-sized stack of flowers colored I started assembling my bouquet. First I die-cut the wrapping from Hero Hues Sand cardstock. Then I die-cut it a few more time with some leftover white tissue paper from holiday gift-wrapping! You can easily cut five layers with one pass of your die-cutting machine! Then I crinkled the tissue paper slightly and tucked it inside the wrapper.  It's hard to see but it also pokes up behind the flowers. I used ATG adhesive to seal up the wrapper and then used a few dots of Precision Glue to keep the tissue paper in place. Just a quick tip, if you're finding that your heavier weight cardstock tends to tear when you fold the score lines just spritz it lightly with water before folding and it'll help keep the fibers from splitting! ;) I also curved the front of my wrapper slightly while it was wet and it held its shape nicely as it dried. I wanted my bouquet to be quite dimensional as you can see below but you can also keep it flat for easier mailing! I think my card would be best hand-delivered with some real flowers! I arranged all the flowers inside and used a mix of Precision Glue and foam dots to give the flowers some dimension!

While my bouquet was drying I worked on my background. The kit includes a GORGEOUS Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink and I used it to create a shimmery soft watercolored background! I squeezed a few drops onto my palette, watered it down slightly, and then painted it onto a wet panel of watercolor paper. I let it dry completely and then trimmed it down to an A2 panel. On Monday I'll also share a more vibrant way of using the Glimmer Ink by mixing it with Dark Teal Liquid Watercolor! ;) I stamped two sentiments onto Hero Hues Pitch Black cardstock with Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink and heat-embossed them with White Detail embossing powder. I used the fishtail banner die included in the kit to die-cut them down to thin strips and then trimmed off the ends to create thin labels instead of fishtail banners. I adhered my bouquet and then added the sentiments with foam mounting tape. Finally I tucked a few more flowers and greenery into my bouquet to fill it up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have an amazing 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, January 6th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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100 Responses

Carolyn Pokorney
Carolyn Pokorney

January 04, 2020

Love love this kit very bright and cheery! Would be great birthday gift!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

January 04, 2020

Love how the flowers put up from the card, great sentiments too.

Bernadette L
Bernadette L

January 04, 2020

Gorgeous flowers and great use of craft supplies and tissue paper. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

KC Wong
KC Wong

January 04, 2020

Your beautiful designs are inspiring!!! I hope I win a kit so I can try

mandi
mandi

January 04, 2020

What a beautiful card! Love the colors you used and the dimensional of the bouquet. This will be a great card for any occasion. Thank you for sharing :)

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

January 04, 2020

Amazing job on this card. I love this kit.

Julie Busch
Julie Busch

January 04, 2020

This has the most beautiful floral design ever!

Sandi Stout
Sandi Stout

January 04, 2020

I love the vibrant colors that you incorporated into the design. The tips you shared were awesome.

Mary g
Mary g

January 04, 2020

I love the way you popped up the flowers dimensionally. It really grabs attention.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

January 04, 2020

Wow! I love all those flowers and how you filled the wrapper!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

January 04, 2020

What a beautiful bouquet!! And I LOVE the dimension!

Sue D
Sue D

January 04, 2020

This cheery card would make me feel better.

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

January 04, 2020

This is such an enchanting card. I’d love to get it myself! The die cut flowers are beautifully colored and the soft blue background provides a lovely contrast. The bouquet wrapper die is great and I love the idea of cutting the tissue paper out to fluff up to add dimension around the flowers. I love this kit more with every card I see. Can wait for it to be available!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

January 04, 2020

Loving this card and the new release, Can’t wait for Monday!

Sarah Bradley
Sarah Bradley

January 04, 2020

So beautiful, I love this card!

Eva N
Eva N

January 04, 2020

This lovely card is bursting with color & dimension. You’ve made a card that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

Bethany Mickler
Bethany Mickler

January 04, 2020

Happy New year! That bouquet is just gorgeous!! :)

Irene Kelly
Irene Kelly

January 04, 2020

I love the layered look- it’s so realistic! Awesome job!

Linda Tucker
Linda Tucker

January 04, 2020

This was such a creative way to achieve the dimension for this card. I loved the vibrant colors of the bouquet too. Just beautiful!!!

Bonnie King
Bonnie King

January 04, 2020

Those flowers are so pretty! Love the way you wrapped them with the tissue paper. Beautiful!

Geneviève
Geneviève

January 04, 2020

Totally in love
The layers are just beautiful
You are amazing

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

January 04, 2020

Very intrigued by these kit peeks!!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

January 04, 2020

Gorgeous… I’m loving this kit so far…..

Kathleen Mills
Kathleen Mills

January 04, 2020

Wow! Flower dies! ❤️❤️ So excited!

Lisa Domke
Lisa Domke

January 04, 2020

Wow. I love the layers and colors.

Laurie Miller
Laurie Miller

January 04, 2020

I really enjoy doing flower themes!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

January 04, 2020

absolutely gorgeous!

Jane T
Jane T

January 04, 2020

Very pretty card.

Tani K
Tani K

January 04, 2020

Such a beautiful card. Love it.

Rhonda Clore
Rhonda Clore

January 04, 2020

Who wouldn’t feel better after getting this card? Absolutely beautiful.

Janetb
Janetb

January 04, 2020

Your flowers are gorgeous, the colors beautiful and the arrangement in the lined wrapper, fabulous!

Angie O'Dell
Angie O'Dell

January 04, 2020

Wow, that’s beautiful! I’m interested in seeing the kit!

Maria B
Maria B

January 04, 2020

Such a creative idea you had. It’s a beautiful card.

Sherry Y
Sherry Y

January 04, 2020

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for all the tips, especially how you used the Aqua glimmer metallic ink. Love all your beautiful flower colors, too.

Teresa Trump
Teresa Trump

January 04, 2020

Great idea to add tissue in the wrap. The coloring of the florals is scrumptious. It is great to see the options you can do with the kit.

Dawn Watters
Dawn Watters

January 04, 2020

I love all the flowers you cut with the dies. Makes me wish for a early spring!!

PHYLLIS DUNN
PHYLLIS DUNN

January 04, 2020

I love the 3-D effect of this card, and the vibrant colors! Thanks for showing us this card.

Cynthia Harris
Cynthia Harris

January 04, 2020

Uh oh. I’m loving this set!

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

January 04, 2020

Great kit-love the flower dies

Anne B
Anne B

January 04, 2020

Just gorgeous! Love the way you stacked all the die cuts.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

January 04, 2020

I really love this card. The colors and dimension really make it stand out. I am going to love this kit!

karenajo
karenajo

January 04, 2020

Super gorgeous bouquet – love all the vibrant colors and the great dimension you created! The Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing the full kit!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

January 04, 2020

I love the detail in the flower dies! Beautiful card as well!

Paula S.
Paula S.

January 04, 2020

Really, really pretty. The background color really compliments the design!

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

January 04, 2020

So vibrant and beautiful!!

Natalie S Winterstein
Natalie S Winterstein

January 04, 2020

Wow, absolutely stunning! The foam dots for dimension is so awesome! Love love love!

Natasha Vacca
Natasha Vacca

January 04, 2020

wow wow wow! I am loving what I am seeing! Beautiful!

Greta H
Greta H

January 04, 2020

I’m loving what I see of this kit! Wonderful card!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

January 04, 2020

Using tissue paper inside the wrapper was a very clever idea.

Darla S
Darla S

January 04, 2020

Wow!! That bouquet is stunning!!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

January 04, 2020

This is beautiful! I’m excited to see the full kit!

Pam T.
Pam T.

January 04, 2020

I am super excited about this kit!!!!

Janis in ID
Janis in ID

January 04, 2020

Beautiful creation!! Love all those gorgeous flowers. Thank you for the tip on misting the heavier cardstock to keep it from tearing when folded.
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Sharla
Sharla

January 04, 2020

The dimensional bouquet on this card is so amazing! Anyone would instantly feel better when the they openthis beautiful card!

Kortney Wilson
Kortney Wilson

January 04, 2020

This kit provides endless possibilities for all occasions through the year! #nailedit

Maggie Crawford
Maggie Crawford

January 04, 2020

Wonderful samples form the new release

Dawn N.
Dawn N.

January 04, 2020

Very pretty!

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

January 04, 2020

Gorgeous flowers! I love this little bouquet, it’s so well done and it just make me smile!

Edina Sera
Edina Sera

January 04, 2020

Beautiful flowers and card.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

January 04, 2020

Wow absolutely fabulous I’m so looking forward to this kit

Phyllis
Phyllis

January 04, 2020

So attractive! Can’t wait to make this!

Toni C
Toni C

January 04, 2020

LOVE! The dimension is amazing! Such a great way to show off the dies.

Majorie Travers
Majorie Travers

January 04, 2020

the aqua shimmer ink looks like i’ll love it

jill allard
jill allard

January 04, 2020

wow so talented ..such pretty cards would luv to win so i can try to make a card and cross it off my creative bucket list

Lisa KP
Lisa KP

January 04, 2020

Beautiful colors for this card. I’d love to receive a bouquet card like this. It cheers me up just looking at these colors.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

January 04, 2020

This is so pretty! Just look at that dimension, lovely!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

January 04, 2020

Another stunning bouquet – what a great kit this is shaping up to be.

Woendi Lindersmith
Woendi Lindersmith

January 04, 2020

WOW!!! Love this!!!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

January 04, 2020

I am fully in love with that aqua. This will be my spring palette

Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean

January 04, 2020

I really love the bouquet. I can’t wait to see more!

Nikki S
Nikki S

January 04, 2020

I just love your color choices! So vibrant and eye catching!! Great inspiration

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

January 04, 2020

Great card love your flowers. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Leni
Leni

January 04, 2020

Love this rich bouquet with all the layers!

Andrea B
Andrea B

January 04, 2020

What an amazing card! And I love the classic font of the sentiments.

Lorraine McKenzie-Binns
Lorraine McKenzie-Binns

January 04, 2020

Wonderful layering, it makes the card really pop. 💐

Sandhya
Sandhya

January 04, 2020

This is fantastic Jess!! I love the dimension and coloring on the flowers! Beautiful design!!

Susan Manning
Susan Manning

January 04, 2020

I love this kit already!
What a great idea to have the envelope bouquet.
I’m looking forward to purchasing this one!

Linda Reiley Clark
Linda Reiley Clark

January 04, 2020

I especially love the little extra touches that you added like the tissue paper and the dimensionals behind the flowers (and you used vibrant colors, which are my favorites). Beautiful card—can’t wait to see the new MMH kit!

Victoria
Victoria

January 04, 2020

Beautiful card!! Love it!

Chloe Misevski
Chloe Misevski

January 04, 2020

Stunning Card! I am giddy with excitement for the kit launch.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

January 04, 2020

Beautiful card, Jessica! The new kit looks awesome.

ionabunny
ionabunny

January 04, 2020

Wow gorgeous colours and dimension. Fabulous card. Hugz

Mary
Mary

January 04, 2020

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Dana M
Dana M

January 04, 2020

Wow, insane dimension and lovely coloring – fabulous card!

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

January 04, 2020

I love your card, Jessica. It made me smile and it’s lovely. Thanks for all you do!

Joanne Paravati
Joanne Paravati

January 04, 2020

That card is beautiful! I’m a sucker for all stamps with flowers!

Sarah Mix
Sarah Mix

January 04, 2020

Looks like this kit has some great, simple sentiments. Your card is beautiful!

Geri S
Geri S

January 04, 2020

I love it! The flowers are beautiful and the tip on folding is great! The more I see this kit the more I know it could be used for many occasions! Terrific!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

January 04, 2020

Lovely card!

Aimee Gill
Aimee Gill

January 04, 2020

Beatiful card

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

January 04, 2020

Absolutely stunning card!

Karin w
Karin w

January 04, 2020

That is a beautiful card!!

Stephanie Severin
Stephanie Severin

January 04, 2020

These bouquets are stealing my heart.

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

January 04, 2020

Beautiful coloring, those flowers look real with the amazing detail of that die set! The background is do peaceful. A previous creation of yours taught that sprtiz tip and I’ve used it so many times since! Thanks.

Lynnette Smith
Lynnette Smith

January 04, 2020

The flowers will be so much fun to color!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

January 04, 2020

What a beautiful bouquet, whoever receives it will love it!

Evgeniya Ishbuldina
Evgeniya Ishbuldina

January 04, 2020

Flowers! I need more flowers😂

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

January 04, 2020

I would love to receive this gorgeous flower bouquet! Fabulous colours, and I love how you tucked in tissue paper!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

January 04, 2020

Pretty! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Michele
Michele

January 04, 2020

Your is beautiful!!!