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

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 03, 2018 310 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

margie j travers
margie j travers

November 04, 2018

Very elegant card can’t wait to see the kit.

Leah
Leah

November 04, 2018

That background stamp is so pretty in gold!😍

Jenny In
Jenny In

November 04, 2018

Ooh, another classic black and gold holiday card. Seeing this inspire me to try it with gold foil, I can’t wait to see the whole reveal on Monday!

karenajo
karenajo

November 04, 2018

Super gorgeous and elegant card – love all the ornaments !

Audrey R
Audrey R

November 04, 2018

The black and gold look so beautiful together! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Ellie
Ellie

November 04, 2018

It’s so beautiful, love the golden sparkle!

Louise R.
Louise R.

November 04, 2018

Just beautiful. Love how stunning the gold looks against the black.

Traci
Traci

November 04, 2018

SO effective on black!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

November 04, 2018

Love the gold embossing on black. And the vellum adds interest.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

November 04, 2018

Your card is stunning

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

November 04, 2018

The gold and black are so beautiful!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

November 04, 2018

Love the black and gold. So elegant.
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mandi c
mandi c

November 04, 2018

What a beautiful card! thank you for sharing.

Lagene
Lagene

November 04, 2018

GORGEOUS! The gold on black is so striking and I love your vellum ornament accents!

Amanda Whittenberg
Amanda Whittenberg

November 04, 2018

That is a very elegant card!

Kathy Wills
Kathy Wills

November 04, 2018

I love the gold and black together it is very elegant. Of course the glitter made it even better.

Phoebe
Phoebe

November 04, 2018

So pretty!

Leslie Kiley
Leslie Kiley

November 04, 2018

I just adore black and gold! It is quite elegant. And the vellum is inspired! Lovely work.

Corinne Thomson
Corinne Thomson

November 04, 2018

I love the gold and black. So elegant. I’m inspired by this one.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

November 04, 2018

I love the black and gold! SOOO CLASSY and FANCY! Great job!

Cynthia Xavier
Cynthia Xavier

November 04, 2018

Gorgeous. You can never go wrong with black and gold. Awesome!

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

November 04, 2018

I just love the gold embossing and using vellum!

Barbara  Howell
Barbara Howell

November 04, 2018

The gold and black sure make an elegant holiday card. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

November 04, 2018

This is certainly a very dramatic card. Very versatile stamp set!

Theresa P
Theresa P

November 04, 2018

How dramatic in Black and Gold combination! Cannot wait to see the entire kit.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

November 04, 2018

I agree. Black and gold is such a classy and elegant combination. I’m really looking forward to the big reveal, but I think you just sold me with this card. Beautiful design.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

November 04, 2018

Beautiful card—the gold/black combo is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

November 04, 2018

wow this is just amazing – love all the wonderful gold on black – great combo:)

Sophia B.
Sophia B.

November 04, 2018

Oooh all that gold!! These make me think of the older ornament!

MelissaF
MelissaF

November 04, 2018

The gold glitter EP looks stunning on black, beautiful and elegant card!

Sherry
Sherry

November 04, 2018

I am getting excited about the background stamp ❤️❤️

Tracy Ackerley
Tracy Ackerley

November 04, 2018

Wow! This is beautiful! Love it.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

November 04, 2018

wow, such a beautiful card. Looks like it took forever to create, can’t wait to see the kit to see how this was done.

Katrina Espejo
Katrina Espejo

November 04, 2018

Love the gold! Very elegant. Thank u for sharing.

Golda
Golda

November 04, 2018

The black and gold is gorgeous together!

BeckyHL
BeckyHL

November 04, 2018

What an elegant card! Beautiful! I cant wait to get this kit and I’m interested in seeing how components of this kit will play with the October kit, which I love love love also.

Lindar C
Lindar C

November 04, 2018

I just love gold on black, so stunning!

Charlotte G
Charlotte G

November 04, 2018

Elegant!! Beautiful!! I am looking forward to receiving this kit!!

nancy f
nancy f

November 04, 2018

Love the use of vellum and the gold embossing is awesome!

Karen S.
Karen S.

November 04, 2018

The black and gold give such a regal look! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee

November 04, 2018

Loved your card! I love black and gold for Christmas!!!!

Tonya
Tonya

November 04, 2018

Stunning card!! I’m so excited to see this months kit!!

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

November 04, 2018

What a elegant and gorgeous card! I would never have thought of using something that is intended as an advent calendar. Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win a kit.

Margie Manis
Margie Manis

November 04, 2018

Like the black and gold.

Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown

November 04, 2018

This is stunning. I love the drama of the gold on black without it being “too much”.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

November 04, 2018

I love how elegant the black is. So pretty!

Sandee
Sandee

November 04, 2018

A beautiful use of this stamp, elegant.

Monica Robinson
Monica Robinson

November 04, 2018

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I really like these ideas. They get my creativie ideas flowing.

Jane
Jane

November 04, 2018

This card is going to be fun.fun.fun

Kimberly Overtree
Kimberly Overtree

November 04, 2018

The vellum is such a great idea!

Carol Didier
Carol Didier

November 04, 2018

I love the drama of gold embossing on black. It’s stunning.

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

November 04, 2018

Wow!!! This card is so beautiful and elegant bringing in the holidays with class! Hero Arts new kit always brings new level of creativity to any of your card projects or scrapbook.

Sue D
Sue D

November 04, 2018

So elegant with the gold embossing.

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

November 04, 2018

Beautifully done.

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

November 04, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous!

Mateja P
Mateja P

November 04, 2018

This looks like a very versitale kit. Love it :)

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

November 04, 2018

What a beautiful, elegant card. I simply can not wait to get my kit. Thank you for the inspiration. Crafty hugs, Jeanette

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

November 04, 2018

Ohhh, the gold on black is STUNNING! I love it.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

November 04, 2018

I love how elegant, sophisticated and yet simple this card is. Amazing job

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

November 04, 2018

Stunning, striking, festive,beautiful! Love this color combo for Christmas!

Debra Hardy
Debra Hardy

November 04, 2018

Very dramatic and beautiful!

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

November 04, 2018

I cannot imagine having this set in my stash. WOW!

Stacey
Stacey

November 04, 2018

Sooo very pretty!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

November 04, 2018

This is stunning! I love gold embossing on black!
Also like the addition of the vellum ornaments!

Linda S.
Linda S.

November 04, 2018

Love the look of the gold on black. What a beautiful card and it seems very versatile too.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

November 04, 2018

Oh WOW Jessica, this IS elegant. Love those beautiful gold ornaments against the black…SWOON worthy!

Robin P
Robin P

November 04, 2018

Very beautiful. Love the gold on black. Thanks for sharing.

Fionna
Fionna

November 04, 2018

Really cute! Love gold glitter on black!!

Cathy zp
Cathy zp

November 04, 2018

Love the colors! Can’t wait to see the new kit!

Geneviève
Geneviève

November 04, 2018

Yummy sparkly gold and such a beautiful stamp..

Lynne
Lynne

November 04, 2018

I love the unexpected color combinations! Very elegant.

Dgolly
Dgolly

November 04, 2018

Great card. Love the background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

karen t
karen t

November 04, 2018

The gold is gorgeous! Such a beautiful card! Can’t wait to get a look at the entire kit!

Sharon Suske
Sharon Suske

November 04, 2018

So elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

November 04, 2018

This card is so gorgeous with all the gold embossing! I just love all these ornaments.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie
Melanie Ann MacKenzie

November 04, 2018

Just gorgeous! Cheers.

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

November 04, 2018

Oh I just love these Christmas ornaments and can’t wait to see the release

Mary Guikema
Mary Guikema

November 04, 2018

You are right. These ornaments are gorgeous.

JoAnn
JoAnn

November 04, 2018

Unexpected and lovely card design for Christmas.

Felicia C
Felicia C

November 04, 2018

Simply stunning! I love the different color combination for a unique holiday card!

Robin Trala
Robin Trala

November 04, 2018

What an elegant card. Simple but stunning!

Tina schmidt
Tina schmidt

November 04, 2018

Just beautiful, love it

Anika Petersdorf
Anika Petersdorf

November 04, 2018

This looks soooooooo beautiful.

Cindi P
Cindi P

November 04, 2018

Love the black and gold together, and I have a little obsession with ornament stamps. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

November 04, 2018

This is amaze-balls! The gold on black effect is just stunning.

Ginny Womack
Ginny Womack

November 04, 2018

This one is so pretty. The black and gold add so much class to the project!

Alma Legere
Alma Legere

November 04, 2018

Beautiful and so elegant! The gold thread adds a perfect touch to the card.

Carol
Carol

November 04, 2018

I am in love with the gold on black. It is beautiful.

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

November 04, 2018

Beautiful nd stunning

Cheryl
Cheryl

November 04, 2018

Elegant!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

November 04, 2018

What a beautiful card.

Margery C
Margery C

November 04, 2018

A bold and striking card. A great second way to use the set besides an advent calendar.

Meagan W.
Meagan W.

November 04, 2018

The background is stunning. Can’t wait for Monday!

FeM
FeM

November 04, 2018

So beautiful and elegant.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

November 04, 2018

I love the touch of the vellum ornaments and the gold!

Judy
Judy

November 04, 2018

I love the elegant gold embossing on black!

Lynn
Lynn

November 04, 2018

I really enjoy seeing holiday cards created using non-traditional colors. This card is pretty and elegant. Looking forward to the kit release.

NCDonna
NCDonna

November 04, 2018

Swooning at how elegant and gorgeous your card is!!

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

November 04, 2018

I do like “elegant, trendy and sparkly,” especially that gold glitter embossing! Wow!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

November 04, 2018

Love the golden sparkle on this card! The ornaments are like gold jewelry. So pretty!