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

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 03, 2018 311 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, November 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Jess is here for another look at this wonderful kit.

Hello! I decided to go a different route with this month's kit and today I'm sharing an elegant holiday card you can create!

To start I stamped the gorgeous ornament rubber cling stamp onto a piece of black cardstock and heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder. A few ornaments can be popped out of the rubber cling (that might not make sense now but it will when you see the big reveal Monday! ;) ) and I stamped those onto vellum and heat-embossed them with the same gold glitter embossing powder.  

Next I stamped the sentiment from the kit (and one sentiment from an add-on) onto white cardstock with Versamark and heat-embossed them with gold embossing powder. I trimmed them down to a thin label and then cut out my vellum ornaments. I layered them with a curl of gold thread and adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape. Finally I trimmed the black panel down and adhered it to a white card base.  I love the mix of gold, black, and white for the holidays! It's a little unexpected, I think, but elegant, trendy, and sparkly! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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, November 5th, before the kit launches at 1 pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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100 Responses

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

November 07, 2018

I’m dieting to get this set, luckily it’s sent automatically I can’t wait to us for advent cards. So cute! C
Since ugot the set I’d love to be blue to use the new liquid watercolors

Jenn
Jenn

November 06, 2018

What a fantastic card. I love the black and gold. TFS!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

November 06, 2018

The gold and black are such an elegant color scheme! Love the feel of this card.

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

November 05, 2018

Such a classic look with the black and gold. Gorgeous

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 05, 2018

Ooh I love this black and gold combination!! Awesome work!!

Sue Townsend
Sue Townsend

November 05, 2018

Simple, but elegant. Love this card. I purchased some heavy black cardstock last month. Great idea!!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

November 05, 2018

I love the BOLDNESS of the gold and black.
It speaks Regal!!!

Deb M
Deb M

November 05, 2018

Striking! Just beautiful.

Linda Keigher
Linda Keigher

November 05, 2018

Love this card, the black and gold give a essence of velvet and gold. I think it would look great in a Royal Blue colour also

Gail Loyola
Gail Loyola

November 05, 2018

I love what you did with this kit

JODI
JODI

November 05, 2018

Very elegant! Beautiful!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

November 05, 2018

What an absolutely stunning card :O I love the black and gold elegant look!

Jackie
Jackie

November 05, 2018

Beautiful!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

November 05, 2018

Such an elegant card. Can’t wait to see the full kit. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie
Jackie

November 05, 2018

Really stands out!

K. Eley
K. Eley

November 05, 2018

Very trendy and elegant!!! Love it!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

November 05, 2018

Your card is so bold and elegant – I love it!

Kellie
Kellie

November 05, 2018

Wow. That’s a beautiful stamp. 🌈🎉

sandra krouse
sandra krouse

November 05, 2018

I LOVE the black, gold and ornaments! I had already made up my mind not to get the this kit due to having too many holiday kits already but dang Hero Arts….

Dianna Hasson
Dianna Hasson

November 05, 2018

I can see this is in a blue/silver embossing powder on black as well and maybe cut some of the ornaments so they open to reveal a sentiment. Very pretty.

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

November 05, 2018

Very classy card Jessica. Thank you for sharing. Very much looking forward to this MMH Kit!

Nicole
Nicole

November 05, 2018

I already love this Kit <3

Nikki
Nikki

November 05, 2018

This will be such a sweet Kit <3 Can‘t wait to see it and play with it :)

Olivia Pizana
Olivia Pizana

November 05, 2018

I just think it’s so beautiful and elegant. Thank u for sharing

Olivia Pizana
Olivia Pizana

November 05, 2018

I just think it’s so beautiful and elegant. Thank u for sharing

Julia L.
Julia L.

November 05, 2018

Black and gold. Beautiful.

Rose K
Rose K

November 05, 2018

Beautiful!

Toni L
Toni L

November 05, 2018

WOW! This is gorgeous. I’m glad that you can pop out some decorations too—such versatility!

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

November 04, 2018

I saw this on your Instagram and just fell in love with it. So gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the release!

Shelly Rasske
Shelly Rasske

November 04, 2018

Really liking to gold Andy black combo!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

November 04, 2018

That is so pretty — what a creative use of the kit! I love the elegance.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

November 04, 2018

Gorgeous card. I love the gold embossing on black. Really lovely.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

November 04, 2018

Such a festive and elegant card!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

November 04, 2018

I love this card!! The gold and black are so sophisticated.

Jacqueline Smith
Jacqueline Smith

November 04, 2018

Love the gold embossing on black card Stock! Just elegant!

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

November 04, 2018

Love the glitz & glamor of this card. Perfect for the holidays.

Laura P.
Laura P.

November 04, 2018

What an elegant card! Love the gold embossing and the ornament background. Stunning card!

Elaine B
Elaine B

November 04, 2018

So very pretty with the Gold.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

November 04, 2018

This card is just stunning! What a beautiful combination of colors you put together for a truly elegant card! I can’t wait to see the entire kit!!

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

November 04, 2018

Wow, I love the black and gold combination. Stunning!

Karen L K
Karen L K

November 04, 2018

I like that gold on the black with the little bit of white! So pretty!

Karin W
Karin W

November 04, 2018

This card is stunning embossed with gold on black!

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

November 04, 2018

Wow! I love the black and gold. So elegant!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

November 04, 2018

I love the gold embossing over the black. It makes it look so elegant.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

November 04, 2018

WOW!!! That is one gorgeous and elegant card from Jess. Just stunning!

Annette Gordon
Annette Gordon

November 04, 2018

Jessica, I just love the gold and black! So so pretty and classy all at the same time. Your artistic skill has no end!

Jenny C.
Jenny C.

November 04, 2018

I love the gold embossing, it’s like a magic powder turns everything elegant in an instant.

LeAnne pittard
LeAnne pittard

November 04, 2018

Oh wow I love the vellum! That is beautiful

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

November 04, 2018

Nothing beats black cardstock for a fabulous effect. AWESOME card!

Sue Rhodes
Sue Rhodes

November 04, 2018

Love the shimmer! Beautiful!!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

November 04, 2018

Love love love the gold and black. So many pretty ornaments. Gorgeous!

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

November 04, 2018

I live for the black and gold combo! One of my favorites. Lovely card.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

November 04, 2018

Wow! So beautiful and elegant. I love the colour combination and the cling stamp seems to be something really special! Can’t wait to try this.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

November 04, 2018

Wow! So beautiful and elegant. I love the colour combination and the cling stamp seems to be something really special! Can’t wait to try this.

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

November 04, 2018

So pretty! I love that HD heat embossing on black!

Penny D Walker
Penny D Walker

November 04, 2018

Lovely card,love the elegance of the black and gold with the little vellum ornaments. Thank you for your inspiration.

Cristina
Cristina

November 04, 2018

This is so elegant! I love it!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

November 04, 2018

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Julia M.
Julia M.

November 04, 2018

What a great set! You can make an Advent Calendar or a beautiful Holiday card! How creative!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

November 04, 2018

Holy smokes that gold on black is FABULOUS!

Bela
Bela

November 04, 2018

What an elegant card! Black with glittery gold is an unbeatable combo! Love it!

Janis B
Janis B

November 04, 2018

This looks to be another great kit from Hero Arts. I love advent calendars.

Heidi Larsen
Heidi Larsen

November 04, 2018

Love the gold ornaments on the black!

Debby Prutzman
Debby Prutzman

November 04, 2018

Beautiful card. The black and gold looks very sharp.

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

November 04, 2018

This is so stunning it looks Hallmark.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

November 04, 2018

Very elegant card!

Janet D.
Janet D.

November 04, 2018

I love this combo, it is gorgeous!

Mitzi
Mitzi

November 04, 2018

Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas & the opportunity to win.

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

November 04, 2018

This card is gorgeous, I do love the elegance of it. Thank you for sharing it and for the inspiration, I can’t wait to get this kit! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Haejin Kang
Haejin Kang

November 04, 2018

Such a lovely card! The gold! The black! The embossing! The vellum! Gorgeous!

Lisa
Lisa

November 04, 2018

Glistening Gold. Jessica, a beautiful example of demonstrating these stamps.

Lisa N
Lisa N

November 04, 2018

Loving all these ideas!

littlen
littlen

November 04, 2018

Love to use heat embossing on cards. Love the dramatic effect of the gold on black.

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan

November 04, 2018

Wonderful card, wonderful colors! I think I would make it with just the sentiment ‘be merry’ on the front … a little less busy.

Tani k
Tani k

November 04, 2018

Beautiful card,

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

November 04, 2018

What a stunning card. I like the break away from traditional Christmas colors. Great job.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

November 04, 2018

Love this elegant card in black and gold. This is always a lovely contrast and makes a great combination. Thank you for sharing your ideas and thanks for your inspiration.

Nina
Nina

November 04, 2018

Love the gold on black!! Gorgeous!

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

November 04, 2018

Do you think you could emboss this on that velvet textured card stock? This is so pretty. I love your gold and black?

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

November 04, 2018

Lots of shiny gold on your card :)

Helen
Helen

November 04, 2018

Jessica this card is so elegant with it’s black and gold coloring. Those little vellum ornaments are a great addition to the overall design. tfs

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

November 04, 2018

Love the black and gold. I am going to copy your card because my classy girlfriends will love it. Think I will throw in some sparkle eye shadow as a small gift to go with the carde.

Michele W
Michele W

November 04, 2018

The gold on black is so elegant. Love the different looks everyone is getting from this one stamp.

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

November 04, 2018

Look at all that rich, gorgeous gold shine! Such a beauty!

Xiao Qi
Xiao Qi

November 04, 2018

Can’t wait for the new MMH kit!

Xiao Qi
Xiao Qi

November 04, 2018

Can’t wait for the new MMH kit!

Anne B
Anne B

November 04, 2018

Beautiful elegant card!

Meralyn Hansen
Meralyn Hansen

November 04, 2018

Striking and oh so classy! Like the idea that you can possibly remove a few of the ornaments to stand on their own. Thank you Jessica.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

November 04, 2018

Stunning! Love the gold and vellum ornaments against the black background….very elegant.

Carol South
Carol South

November 04, 2018

I love the elegant interpretation using gold on black. Beautiful!

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

November 04, 2018

Beautiful card. I’m sure that the background stamp will be very versatile!

Lana
Lana

November 04, 2018

I haven’t been this excited about a MMH kit release in a while, and I’d been super excited about the past several months’ kits!

Marla Trindade
Marla Trindade

November 04, 2018

So many bauble options, can’t wait to use them.

Marcela I. Alvarez
Marcela I. Alvarez

November 04, 2018

Super elegant! I love black and gold….

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

November 04, 2018

The black card with gold embossing is so eye catching! Love it!

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

November 04, 2018

The black card with gold embossing is so eye catching! Love it!

Teri S.
Teri S.

November 04, 2018

Jess, this is beyond gorgeous with all that gold glitter embossing powder applied to those ornaments. Looks like a fab background stamp. Thanks for the sneak peak.

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

November 04, 2018

This is a stunning card. It really has an air of elegance. I am really excited to see the reveal tomorrow!

Jennifer Urchison
Jennifer Urchison

November 04, 2018

Wow your card is beautiful. So excited to see the full kit. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

November 04, 2018

I really like this one. It’s very elegant and it looks like it might just be quick and easy. Always a good thing when you have a lot to make.

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