November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 05, 2017 351 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero kit!  Release day is Monday, November 6th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be here all weekend, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. And, remember to comment on each and every post as we'll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Now join Jess as she shares a project using some of the add-on items...

Hi, Jess here! I love the November kit but I was really drawn to one of the add-on items and decided to focus on it today! As someone who celebrates Jewish holidays, I always struggle to find a good Hanukkah set amidst all the fabulous Christmas sets so I was ridiculously excited to see some of the add-on items this month! ;) 

This add-on set has beautiful images for the festival of lights or for general winter holiday cards! I'll be sharing another card during the hop using the same set but without a Hanukkah theme to show its versatility! To start I stamped the menorah with Versamark and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Then I die-cut it with the coordinating die before coloring the flames with Copic markers. Next I added a thick layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to the menorah and then added a layer of Nuvo crystal glaze. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the background.

I wanted to keep my card fairly clean and simple but decided to add a little interest to the card base with the help of one of the add-on stencils. I placed the stencil over a piece of white cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the embossing pad instead of a cutting pad.  This resulted in a dry embossed pattern across the entire panel. Next I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on dark navy blue cardstock and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. I also added a layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle over the entire sentiment. I adhered the menorah and the sentiment to the embossed card base with foam mounting tape and finished the card with a sprinkling of Frost sequins!

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, November 6th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Be sure to come back later today for another look at this month's kit and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

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100 Responses

Betsy Hunter
Betsy Hunter

November 05, 2017

I love your card, clean and simple! I think I need an embossing pad too. I’m going to make my Christmas cards clean and simple this year!

Betsy Hunter
Betsy Hunter

November 05, 2017

I love your card, clean and simple! I think I need an embossing pad too. I’m going to make my Christmas cards clean and simple this year!

Misti Parke
Misti Parke

November 05, 2017

That card is gorgeous! Embossing is one of my favorite things to do so I just absolutely love this! All of these projects are so creative!

Alma Dirpaul
Alma Dirpaul

November 05, 2017

Hero Arts kits are amazing! This one is no different.

Nina
Nina

November 05, 2017

Very pretty!

littlen
littlen

November 05, 2017

Beautiful. Think I’m going to love this kit.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

November 05, 2017

Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Annette P
Annette P

November 05, 2017

Lovely card, can’t wait to see the entire kit
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Marisol Benitez
Marisol Benitez

November 05, 2017

I’m so excited about this kit!

Ro
Ro

November 05, 2017

I love the versatility of this kit! :) Gorgeous card

Carol H.
Carol H.

November 05, 2017

Such a beautiful card!

Marie Siler
Marie Siler

November 05, 2017

This kit looks wonderful so far. Love the designs I’m seeing for the stamps. Great job Hero!

Judith B
Judith B

November 05, 2017

I just love the texture on the menorah. It adds so much to the design. I am glad that there is a non-Christmas component to this kit for some of those who don’t celebrate Christmas.

leslie S
leslie S

November 05, 2017

Nice!!! Love you Hero Arts!

Lindsay Olmstead
Lindsay Olmstead

November 05, 2017

Love all the sparkle! The subtle background is on point for a clean and simple design!

Tiffany R
Tiffany R

November 05, 2017

Lovely inspiration today. Can’t wait to see this kit/add ons.

karenajo
karenajo

November 05, 2017

Such a wonderful menorah stamp – love it ! Thanks for sharing !

janet
janet

November 05, 2017

Wonderful card, and the addition of blue sequins is perfect :-)

Larisa Thomas
Larisa Thomas

November 05, 2017

Such great versatility!

Miranda
Miranda

November 05, 2017

That stenciled background is intriguing! Beautiful card! Thanks!

Heather K.
Heather K.

November 05, 2017

Pretty!

Rebecca
Rebecca

November 05, 2017

This card is absolutely beautiful!

Kayla E
Kayla E

November 05, 2017

Beautiful!

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss

November 05, 2017

Really beautiful!!!!

Diane B
Diane B

November 05, 2017

What a gorgeous menorah. Love how the sentiment and even the name of the sequins are so appropriate to you and your blog.

Michele H
Michele H

November 05, 2017

I have only a few friends who celebrate Hanukkah so it’s nice that the add on can be used to create cards for the Festival of Lights.

Debbie Hallamek
Debbie Hallamek

November 05, 2017

Very pretty card!

Patt H.
Patt H.

November 05, 2017

Beautiful, Jess! Love all the texture & gorgeous sparkle!

Tracey McMullen
Tracey McMullen

November 05, 2017

Looks like a lovely set for all of us who celebrate different holiday’s!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

November 05, 2017

It is nice to see that other religions are included in the holiday cardmaking. Very beautiful!

Ana
Ana

November 05, 2017

It is really pretty. I really like the background and I’ll try it out for my Christmas card

hwgang
hwgang

November 05, 2017

So pleased to see you offering a Hannukah option. Lovely!

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

November 05, 2017

That menorah is gorgeous—would love to see it in person! Release day tomorrow, yeah!!

Karen Daniels
Karen Daniels

November 05, 2017

Hanukkah too? Wow! I always struggle to make the perfect card for my Jewish friends and family. Struggle no more, I need this set! I love your card. Clean and simple but full of beauty.
Betty
Betty

November 05, 2017

the simplicity and elegance of your card is wonderful, Jess

Julia D.
Julia D.

November 05, 2017

What a pretty card! I don’t celebrate Jewish holidays but I sell my cards and I’m sure there are people on the look-out for cards like this. What a great add-on for the kit! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Kathy Sack
Kathy Sack

November 05, 2017

I love all the shine and sparkle, and design in the Menorah.

Angela H
Angela H

November 05, 2017

Beautiful use of silver embossing! Love all the creativity!

Angela H
Angela H

November 05, 2017

Beautiful use of silver embossing! L

cheryl s
cheryl s

November 05, 2017

Love the detail of the menorah.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

November 05, 2017

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Linda M.
Linda M.

November 05, 2017

Very pretty card! Based on the description, I suspect it’s even prettier in person. It’s hard to capture all the sparkle in a photo.

Marcia
Marcia

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card! Love Hero Arts products and I can’t wait for this month’s release!

StephanieM
StephanieM

November 05, 2017

So pretty.

Mitzi
Mitzi

November 05, 2017

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

Kial-Ann
Kial-Ann

November 05, 2017

This card is beautiful. Mostly, I am so happy there are Hanukkah options!

Sally Trogdon
Sally Trogdon

November 05, 2017

Gorgeous card…so bright and elegant. Love the detail on the menorah!

Peggy Rose
Peggy Rose

November 05, 2017

Love that silver embossing powder!

Becky Green
Becky Green

November 05, 2017

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the texture/print on the Menorah! JUST GORGEOUS!!!! ;)

Barbara Chmura
Barbara Chmura

November 05, 2017

I am glad to see this stamp in the collection. Love the CAS style of the card and the great sentiment.

Jane Rakonczay
Jane Rakonczay

November 05, 2017

It’s so nice to have the option for Hanukkah card making. Thank you for the chance to win.

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

November 05, 2017

I have a lot of friends who run into the same problem. They are always trying to find good stamps for the Festival of Lights! Your card is wonderful. I will have to let all my friends know about this add-on.

Jodi Dorchak
Jodi Dorchak

November 05, 2017

I am Jewish and we celebrate Chanukah as well. This is stunning! Please pick me as your winner!!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

November 05, 2017

Love the sparkle!

Donna Ligon
Donna Ligon

November 05, 2017

What an elegant beautiful card

DEBORAH COOPER
DEBORAH COOPER

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card. This is such a great kit.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

November 05, 2017

Elegant card! I love that pretty embossing powder!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

November 05, 2017

This card is absolutely lovely! You couldn’t possibly find something this pretty in the store!

glevesque
glevesque

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card. Lots of sparkle

pamela sertich
pamela sertich

November 05, 2017

Just simply stunning

Kailash
Kailash

November 05, 2017

Beautifully crafted and so elegant!!!

Tracy A
Tracy A

November 05, 2017

Simply elegant. I’m so happy to see something Hanukkah related.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

November 05, 2017

wow! i have not seen a Hanukkah stamp so pretty! i have some family members that would love to get some cards from this set!

Karen Arana
Karen Arana

November 05, 2017

Since I have seen the the 1st idea for this kit I’m in love with the ornaments and all the possibilities you can create!
Terrie D
Terrie D

November 05, 2017

What a beautiful card! I like the added detail of the embossed background :)

Liz mca
Liz mca

November 05, 2017

Can’t wait for the whole reveal

Judy Schaub
Judy Schaub

November 05, 2017

Great inspiration for holiday cards that sparkle.

Woendi Levitt
Woendi Levitt

November 05, 2017

So excited for the add-on’s to this kit. What a simple but gorgeous card

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

November 05, 2017

Bravo! Beautiful!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

November 05, 2017

Love the Sparkle.

Roxanne
Roxanne

November 05, 2017

Beautiful! I am always looking for stamps for the Hanukkah

Aash
Aash

November 05, 2017

Lovely card! I hope hero arts will make other diverse sets for fall/winter holidays such as Eid, Diwali, Kwanzaa.

Roslyn
Roslyn

November 05, 2017

That does indeed sparkle! Very pretty!

JanetB
JanetB

November 05, 2017

A beautiful Hanukkah card!

CaroleAnn
CaroleAnn

November 05, 2017

This is so wonderful to have this option of this wonderful add on. Can’t wait to see it all!!! Great inspiration – thank you so much for sharing and the opportunity to win such a beautiful kit!!!

Heather Spiegel
Heather Spiegel

November 05, 2017

What a elegant card! So gorgeous!

Helen
Helen

November 05, 2017

Such a lovely holiday card, Jess. Love the silvery embossing. tfs

Eve Nelson
Eve Nelson

November 05, 2017

Your white on white card is lovely! So excited to see all the different designs this kit will offer!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

November 05, 2017

gorgeous card!!

Karen Mills
Karen Mills

November 05, 2017

Very pretty! I have a friend who would love a card like this.

Jennifer S
Jennifer S

November 05, 2017

Beautiful project!

Peege04
Peege04

November 05, 2017

Great to see a Hanukkah card! I need to send many of these, as well as Christmas. Wish there were more sets too, but glad to see this one!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

November 05, 2017

Wonderful clean design and the embossing makes it extra special.

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

November 05, 2017

Great sparkle and a nice added touch with the embossed background.

Celeste C
Celeste C

November 05, 2017

Nice! I never thought of using a sparkle pen over embossing powder. I like that idea!

Ty
Ty

November 05, 2017

Oh, yes please! I’ll definitely be adding this one on!

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

November 05, 2017

Beautiful job !

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

November 05, 2017

Great to have an image for my Jewish friends. Very pretty

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

November 05, 2017

This is stunning! Love all the sparkles.

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

November 05, 2017

What a sparkly and beautiful card. Love how clean and simple it is!

Bonita M
Bonita M

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card!

Lynn
Lynn

November 05, 2017

So happy there is an option for other than Christmas. We sometimes forget……..Beautiful card.

Neshia White
Neshia White

November 05, 2017

Oh I love the techniques that you used! Beautiful

Cathy Lenda
Cathy Lenda

November 05, 2017

Cool sparkle..Love your card.

Leigh
Leigh

November 05, 2017

So pretty!!

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

November 05, 2017

Can’t wait to see what’s coming. For some reason I thought it was on the 5th of the month. Excitement is building.

Jennifer Forster
Jennifer Forster

November 05, 2017

This is so beautiful! I would love to have a way to share all the different holiday wishes with people of all faiths and beliefs. A great addition to holiday ideas

FD913354
FD913354

November 05, 2017

How nice to see some of the add ons. This is a beautiful candelabra. Its always nice to have a few cards available for the other holidays celebrated.

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

November 05, 2017

Amazing sparkle and shine!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

November 05, 2017

WOW! Look at that sparkle!