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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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100 Responses

Laura Mewborn
Laura Mewborn

September 29, 2017

Love this card.

Angela Lunn
Angela Lunn

September 29, 2017

Oh my gosh! Love simply love the mountains! This is going to be an awesome kit! So far each kit has been a hit. No disappointments. Can not wait for this one!

Elaine B
Elaine B

September 29, 2017

Looks like a winner!

NC_Donna
NC_Donna

September 29, 2017

Love those glittery mountains!

Denise KW
Denise KW

September 29, 2017

Hoe exciting to celebrate Hero Srts 2nd Anniversary of the My Monthly Hero Kits!!! Way to go Heros! Looking forward to nect few days of the reveal of the new kit!!!

Michelle Scherer
Michelle Scherer

September 29, 2017

Waiting for Monday! I’m loving so far what I have seen.

Barbara ONEAL
Barbara ONEAL

September 29, 2017

Very cool!

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

September 29, 2017

I love holiday kits and can’t wait to see the new release!

Ms. J
Ms. J

September 29, 2017

We love this kit already and we have not seen the rest of the kit!

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

September 29, 2017

I love this card. Cant wait to see full reveal of kit

Kathy M.
Kathy M.

September 29, 2017

Love the glitter mountains!

Amanda Dellamano
Amanda Dellamano

September 29, 2017

I spot Santa on the card! Gorgeous card! I love the sky background and those mountains are so sparkly!. Thanks for sharing :)

Haejin
Haejin

September 29, 2017

I can’t wait to see the full reveal! I love Christmas/holiday stamps!!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

September 29, 2017

Holy smokes, what a gorgeous card!!

Christina
Christina

September 29, 2017

Love the mountain scenery with the night sky.

Jude
Jude

September 29, 2017

Love this. So much fun!!!!!

Judy
Judy

September 29, 2017

I love the glittery mountains and can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Abby
Abby

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card!

Crystal
Crystal

September 29, 2017

Looks like another great kit…I can’t believe that Christmas is right around the corner! I always love landscape stamps and dies as they are so versatile. Can’t wait to see what else this kit has in store. ?

Charmane
Charmane

September 29, 2017

Wow looks amazing, love the design, can’t wait for this kit to arrive.

Delores Oster
Delores Oster

September 29, 2017

This is the most anticipated kit. Already love the view and look forward to the next few days of peeks.

Charlene Mart
Charlene Mart

September 29, 2017

Lovely cards.

Derrica Brown
Derrica Brown

September 29, 2017

I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!!!

Carol H.
Carol H.

September 29, 2017

What s beautiful card! Can’t wait to see what these dies actually look like! Love landscape and nature dies and stamps!

Katrina
Katrina

September 29, 2017

Love how elegant the card looks! Beautiful northern light!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

September 29, 2017

Oh love the Winter night!

Janice
Janice

September 29, 2017

The colors are so yummy

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

September 29, 2017

Wonderful blending of colors for the sky background for Santa & reindeers.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 29, 2017

Hero Arts kits are the most fabulous resources! I can’t wait to make some glittery mountains and Norhern Lights. Beautiful elegant card.

Maribel Monsalve
Maribel Monsalve

September 29, 2017

This kit looks like it will be a stunner and a must have!! Can’t wait to see it.

Rosemary Thielke
Rosemary Thielke

September 29, 2017

truly beautiful ideas, love the color blending.

Terrie
Terrie

September 29, 2017

What a beautiful card! I love the northern lights sky :)

Ginny R
Ginny R

September 29, 2017

Love Santa’s flight over the sparkling snow caps and through the northern lights sky

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

September 29, 2017

Santa is coming?

Laura Whelan
Laura Whelan

September 29, 2017

This is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Julia Piccard-Naughton
Julia Piccard-Naughton

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card! I can’t wait for my kit.

Carol K
Carol K

September 29, 2017

wow! beautiful snow caps…

RENEE
RENEE

September 29, 2017

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Love!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

September 29, 2017

I can hardly wait to get my kit! Love this card!

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

September 29, 2017

Love the clean and simple design of this card…and , of course, the touch of sparkle!

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

September 29, 2017

Your kits are always so amazing.

Angela W
Angela W

September 29, 2017

This looks very intriguing! I’m anxious to see what the other sneak peeks show!!

Diane B
Diane B

September 29, 2017

Lovely background. Love Santa’s sleigh and reindeer. Liking the mountains and pine trees. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Marisol Benitez
Marisol Benitez

September 29, 2017

I’ve been waiting for the Christmas kit since last year!

Cindy Rice
Cindy Rice

September 29, 2017

Love, Love, Love those mountains!

Vivien Lee
Vivien Lee

September 29, 2017

Oooo, I love the background. The blending and the glitter mountain caps are beautiful!

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

September 29, 2017

I love how you used the die cuts with the northern lights in the background.

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

September 29, 2017

Looks like cute holiday products, can’t wait!

Karry
Karry

September 29, 2017

Looks like a fun kit!

Susan King
Susan King

September 29, 2017

Can’t wait to see this moths surprises!

Dale
Dale

September 29, 2017

Love this so far!

Chon Bin Wee
Chon Bin Wee

September 29, 2017

The kit looks great! Hope to win the it.

Kristin Richardson
Kristin Richardson

September 29, 2017

kristinrichardson@swbell.net
I’m so excited!

Jill A
Jill A

September 29, 2017

Looks like another wonderful kit!!!!!

Janet D.
Janet D.

September 29, 2017

Lovely, your sky is amazing!

Willireb
Willireb

September 29, 2017

Oooo, so pretty!.

Michelle H
Michelle H

September 29, 2017

Beautiful! I love the sky inking and silver mountains! Nice work!

Teri Walker
Teri Walker

September 29, 2017

Love the simplicity and the colors for the Northern Lights. Christmas spirit is here!

Cha
Cha

September 29, 2017

WOW! Love the mountains and pine trees die-cuts!

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

September 29, 2017

I have been waiting and waiting for this month’s kit and you didn’t disappoint!

Lauren
Lauren

September 29, 2017

Super cute! Love the northern lights look!

Carolee
Carolee

September 29, 2017

Looks like a fun kit!!!

Lindarub
Lindarub

September 29, 2017

Can’t wait to see the kit.

Deborah Cartwright
Deborah Cartwright

September 29, 2017

Love the Northern Lights!

Kathy s
Kathy s

September 29, 2017

I am always struggling with background scenes so sounds like this would be the perfect kit for me. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Tommie Millre
Tommie Millre

September 29, 2017

Looks like this will be a fun kit!

Jeanne Newton
Jeanne Newton

September 29, 2017

Yea, Christmas is coming. Love that card. Can’t wait to see the rest.

Audrey Pershouse
Audrey Pershouse

September 29, 2017

Beautiful colours. Glitter gets me every time! I hope this kit is versatile for those who don’t have wintery Christmases.

Susan
Susan

September 29, 2017

The sky is just gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Beverly LoPinto
Beverly LoPinto

September 29, 2017

This looks great!

Edlyn
Edlyn

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card! Love the northern light sky!!!

Edlyn
Edlyn

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card! Love the northern light sky!!!

Kendra
Kendra

September 29, 2017

What a gorgeous card! I can’t wait to see the new kit!

Elizabeth G
Elizabeth G

September 29, 2017

Omg!!!!! super excited for this kit. Can’t wait. Thanks Hero Arts

gretchen n
gretchen n

September 29, 2017

What a wonderful card. I love the sky background with the glittered santa and reindeer

Renee
Renee

September 29, 2017

Can’t wait to see what a Hero Arts has in store footprint this month’s kit! I just subscribed but my first kit will not be until November!!!

Pam Marchand
Pam Marchand

September 29, 2017

Love the ink colors and all the sparkle…great card.

Ashley Twigg
Ashley Twigg

September 29, 2017

I wait wait to see the entire kit. This card is very pretty.

Nina
Nina

September 29, 2017

Love the shimmery mountains!

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

September 29, 2017

What a beautiful CAS Christmas card Jess! I love the touches of glitter on the snow caps!

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card. Looking forward to Monday..

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card. Looking forward to Monday..

Michelle Varol
Michelle Varol

September 29, 2017

Beautiful card. Looking forward to Monday..

Paula DiGiovanni
Paula DiGiovanni

September 29, 2017

I have to have this kit, will be on HA website Monday promptly at 1 o’clock

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald

September 29, 2017

Great use of white space.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

September 29, 2017

Love this clean design with the pops of color and happy sparkle! Looking forward to more projects!

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

September 29, 2017

This card is so unusual because of the colors used. I wonder if Jessica has seen the northern lights. I hope I can see them one day.

Melinda
Melinda

September 29, 2017

Cute!

Melinda
Melinda

September 29, 2017

Beautiful!

Rinda K.
Rinda K.

September 29, 2017

Pretty vibrant night sky and the little Santa/reindeers stamp is so cute.

jayne
jayne

September 29, 2017

I really like the tree line and but my favorite is the santa
and sleigh!

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

September 29, 2017

Such a lovely card!

Lindsay
Lindsay

September 29, 2017

Love the northern lights ink blending

Jill S
Jill S

September 29, 2017

Excited to see the reveal of this month’s Kit. Looks great so far!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

September 29, 2017

Those snowpeaks look so cold. I guess Santa
is glad he’s dressed warm.
thanks for sharing.

Keanna Sion
Keanna Sion

September 29, 2017

Those northern lights are stunning !

Karen Hetherington
Karen Hetherington

September 29, 2017

I love the sky on your card.

KathyP
KathyP

September 29, 2017

So excited to see the rest of the ideas for this kit!

Kathy Thompson
Kathy Thompson

September 29, 2017

I love holiday/winter card kits.

DIANE Stricker
DIANE Stricker

September 29, 2017

Pretty card, looking forward to seeing the whole kit.