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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas September 29, 2017 590 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the October My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, October 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific! We’ll be here throughout the weekend, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don’t forget to comment on each and every Countdown post - we’ll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Here’s Jess with a first look at the kit!

This kit is jam-packed with adorable stamps and dies and I decided to focus on some of the fun landscape dies to create a wintry holiday scene!

To start I used dauber tools to apply ink to the top of a piece of cardstock. I dabbed on Rose Madder, Summer Sky, and Orchid Bold Inks to resemble the Northern Lights. Once I was happy with those colors I added Navy and Intense Black ink. I concentrated on the outer edges of the panel and the areas between the brighter colors. Then I swiped the brighter colors across the panel again to make sure there was no white space.  Once I was happy with the colors I set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

I die-cut the mountains using the silver glitter paper that's included in the kit and then die-cut the pine trees from Snow Layering Paper. I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder before trimming it down to a label. Once the blended panel was totally dry I stamped the silhouette of Santa's sleigh and his reindeer and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Finally I layered the mountains and trees over the blended panel and then adhered the sentiment.

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, October 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to come back later today for a closer look at some of the fabulous stamps in the kit! ;) 

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Sarah L.
Sarah L.

January 24, 2018

Very beautiful.

Julia , RDH
Julia , RDH

October 06, 2017

These stamps are incredibly precious and remind me exactly of the magic of Christmas when I was a child. The flying Santa and reindeer is a picture of the sixties rendition of the Christmas spirit. This immediately takes me back to some of the happiest memories of childhood. Perfect.

Caren Adkinson
Caren Adkinson

October 04, 2017

I can see making snow globe cards with lots of glitter!!

Jane Cordell
Jane Cordell

October 03, 2017

It is the beauty of the "winter wonderland”

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

October 02, 2017

Love the sparkleon this card and the white pines, very creative

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

October 02, 2017

Love the sparkleon this card and the white pines, very creative

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin

October 02, 2017

Love the sparkleon this card and the white pines, very creative

PjP
PjP

October 02, 2017

Wow, look at all that gorgeous, sparkly snow! Looks just like the scene outside my window today. No, I’m not kidding :-(

Maria
Maria

October 02, 2017

I love the brightness and the colors of the sky. Beautiful

Nancy Haggerty
Nancy Haggerty

October 02, 2017

Beautiful!! I’ve seen them in real life and they are truly amazing!

Kim Cole
Kim Cole

October 02, 2017

so creative and unique – love the aurora borealis.

Marie O.
Marie O.

October 02, 2017

I love the colors and the sparkle !

Nancy Berkery
Nancy Berkery

October 02, 2017

What a beautiful scene……I love background dies!!!!

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

October 02, 2017

Beautiful. Looks like Santa’s heading home after a long night’s work of delivering toys!

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

October 02, 2017

So very pretty

Katya
Katya

October 02, 2017

Love this card – the mountains, the sparkle, the sky, everything!

Stephaney
Stephaney

October 02, 2017

Love the northern lights looks. This card is very clean. But has so much Christmas to it. Very sophisticated.

Heather Loughlin
Heather Loughlin

October 02, 2017

What an incredibly GORGEOUS sky! I need to learn your technique, Jess!

Kayla E
Kayla E

October 02, 2017

Love everything about this!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

October 01, 2017

I love background dies so excited.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 01, 2017

What a beautiful card! Love the sky and the silver embossing!

Gwen
Gwen

October 01, 2017

Beautiful card, Jess!!
KerrynM
KerrynM

October 01, 2017

Fabulous card. The kit looks like is it going to be great.

Debbie
Debbie

October 01, 2017

I am so excited – I have only just subscribed to receive my first kit…. thank you for sharing this beautiful card and your ideas on using the products in the kit.

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

October 01, 2017

Gorgeous night sky!

Joyce
Joyce

October 01, 2017

Love the mountains, really neat with the embossing powder.

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

October 01, 2017

Love the mountains. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Bertha
Bertha

October 01, 2017

I love the contrast of the silver mountains and santa against the night sky. Lovely card!

Jen W
Jen W

October 01, 2017

This is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see more!j

KathyR
KathyR

October 01, 2017

Beautiful, loving it so far.

Brenda Shreves
Brenda Shreves

October 01, 2017

Such a simple and cute card!

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 01, 2017

OMG Christmas kit!! Beautiful card!

MelissaF
MelissaF

October 01, 2017

LOVE this Christmas card, the sky is gorgeous with the silver Santa and sleigh and glittering mountains!

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

October 01, 2017

Beautiful sky and mountains. Wow!

Yanira Hernandez
Yanira Hernandez

October 01, 2017

What a beautiful way to show a winter wonderland against a mesmerizing shy! Sparkly and Spectacular! Can’t wait to see the kit in its entirety!!

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

October 01, 2017

The ideas are flowing ? !

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

October 01, 2017

The ideas are flowing ? !

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

October 01, 2017

This card is so beautiful!! I like that you used the Northern lights in the background. It’s perfect for Santa since he travels worldwide! :)

Lisa Ann McDonald
Lisa Ann McDonald

October 01, 2017

Im in love with this kit already! I cant wait for more peeks!

Sara N
Sara N

October 01, 2017

So beautiful, you are very talented!

Dori
Dori

October 01, 2017

This kit is adorable!!

Paula
Paula

October 01, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE these mountains

Liz O
Liz O

October 01, 2017

Gorgeous colors!!!! Love the winter theme! Thanks for the inspirarion and the chance to win!

Sara Jara
Sara Jara

October 01, 2017

Adoro todas sus creaciones, precioso

Nikki C.
Nikki C.

October 01, 2017

I like the silver glitter mountains.

Kimberly H
Kimberly H

October 01, 2017

I love the simple elegance of this card. Beautiful.

Nita K.
Nita K.

October 01, 2017

Beautiful colors!

Heather Wagner
Heather Wagner

October 01, 2017

Love the northern lights

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

October 01, 2017

A winter wonderland. Beautiful !!!!

Judy Nafus
Judy Nafus

October 01, 2017

This kit looks amazing!!!!

Franka M.
Franka M.

October 01, 2017

Lovely card. The kit looks awesome.

karenajo
karenajo

October 01, 2017

Love the pretty background for your Santa. Great card, can’t wait to see what else is in the kit!

Jean marmo
Jean marmo

October 01, 2017

Stunning inspiration.

Linda E
Linda E

October 01, 2017

Love Jessica’s fabulous card!

Madge
Madge

October 01, 2017

Love Christmas

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 01, 2017

Love the Santa and sleigh and the way you did the sky. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Marina Cronvall
Marina Cronvall

October 01, 2017

So cool!

Kate B
Kate B

October 01, 2017

I just love your kits & I can already tell that this will be another great one! Love this card with the gorgeous sky & glittery mountains!

Vicki Davis
Vicki Davis

October 01, 2017

Beautiful!!!

Anne
Anne

October 01, 2017

What a lovely card! Love the colors of the Northern lights

Penny Adams
Penny Adams

October 01, 2017

I love this card! So beautiful

Donna Gibson
Donna Gibson

October 01, 2017

Love that night sky!

Rhonda
Rhonda

October 01, 2017

I love this card , very elegantly done.

Sophie
Sophie

October 01, 2017

Glitter and sparkle, perfect card.

Diana S.
Diana S.

October 01, 2017

Beautiful Card, and great way to get us started into the holiday season!

Tasha Dawson
Tasha Dawson

October 01, 2017

Love the night sky you were able to create!!

Debbie Bailey
Debbie Bailey

October 01, 2017

Nothing like a Hero Arts kit to get me in the Christmas mode! Beautiful

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

October 01, 2017

Looking forward to seeing all the ideas.

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

October 01, 2017

This kit looks amazing.

Lori
Lori

October 01, 2017

Beautiful!

AJ Wong
AJ Wong

October 01, 2017

So graphic and gorgeous! Love the shimmering northern nights and glittery mountains!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 01, 2017

Stunning!!

Audrey L.
Audrey L.

October 01, 2017

I love the layering and the silver glitter mountains!

Steffi H.
Steffi H.

October 01, 2017

This card makes me close my eyes and say BELIEVE !

Dianne S.
Dianne S.

October 01, 2017

Gorgeous card and colors – can’t wait!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 01, 2017

Such a beautiful card!

ashley shaffer
ashley shaffer

October 01, 2017

oh i love these colors can’t wait till mine gets here!

Victoria
Victoria

October 01, 2017

Love, love the bold colors of this card. Thanks for sharing your idea. Looking forward to the kit.

Kathy Follmer
Kathy Follmer

October 01, 2017

I love the simplicity of this card!

Monica W
Monica W

October 01, 2017

Such elegant simplicity. Love it!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

October 01, 2017

Love the northern lights idea!

Teddie
Teddie

October 01, 2017

Such a pretty card!

DeniseP
DeniseP

October 01, 2017

Such a beautifully done clean and simple card! This kit is going to be marvelous.

Diana@playing
Diana@playing

October 01, 2017

I’m loving this kit right now

Katherine Moore
Katherine Moore

October 01, 2017

I love the sparkles! That is a beautiful card.

Dawn C.
Dawn C.

October 01, 2017

I love how you created the winter sky.

Marianna
Marianna

October 01, 2017

Love the glittery mountains against a beautifully colored sky,
gorgeous !

Debbie B
Debbie B

October 01, 2017

I love every kit I receive.

Phi
Phi

October 01, 2017

This card is gorgeous with the glittery mountains. Can’t wait to see more of this kit.

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

October 01, 2017

aahahahha….I cannot wait to see the whole kit

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

October 01, 2017

The sky is beautiful!!! Love this card!!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

October 01, 2017

I absolutely love these dies! Must try this beautiful night sky technique!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

October 01, 2017

Gorgeous sky! I can’t wait to see the kit.

Janice
Janice

October 01, 2017

Can’t wait to see the new MH kit!

Sharon Young
Sharon Young

October 01, 2017

So simple, yet striking. The night sky is a beautiful background for the silver ep on the mountains.

Nicola T
Nicola T

October 01, 2017

I just love the shape of these mountains, gorgeous card

Starqueen
Starqueen

September 30, 2017

Hi Jessica,
I’m not sure if I like the glittery backdrop or your spectacular sky better…it all came together beautifully!??

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

September 30, 2017

Another month is upon us. Where did September go? I love how you made it look like the northern lights. Beautiful card.

Gyongyi Wilson
Gyongyi Wilson

September 30, 2017

I love the sparkle on the mountains

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

September 30, 2017

Love the colors and the layering on this card. It’s so pretty!

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