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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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Joni Clowers
Joni Clowers

September 29, 2017

Love the look of the trees and the mountains!

Kathy Ellwanger
Kathy Ellwanger

September 29, 2017

Winter and Christmas items, I love it so much. Winter stamps and dies are my down fall, every year I seem to buy new supplies, can’t resist. I love Hero Arts!

catharine
catharine

September 29, 2017

A beautiful card! Have been avoiding buying anymore Christmas crafty items but don’t think I can resist!

Elizabeth V.
Elizabeth V.

September 29, 2017

Love your card! Just the right mix of color and white space. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie SMOKER
Jackie SMOKER

September 29, 2017

Looks like a great start to Christmas. The bold inks look great, and the embossing powder looks fantastic on black

Leslie
Leslie

September 29, 2017

I love this kit already!! Thanks, Jessica. And thanks Hero Arts.

Tami Pierce
Tami Pierce

September 29, 2017

So simple and elegant!

Joan
Joan

September 29, 2017

Love your card, Jess. The colorful night sky above the shimmery mountains is just beautiful. This kit already looks amazing – on Day 1!!!

Kkraft
Kkraft

September 29, 2017

Ooh I love the santa stamp and the sky you created!

Nichole Albrecht
Nichole Albrecht

September 29, 2017

This card is absolutely stunning. It immediately caught my attention! I too love layering colors with the daubers for the backgrounds of cards and I just love how you make it look almost like northern lights! Stunning

Judith LaVere
Judith LaVere

September 29, 2017

This is gonna’ be fun!

Donna Ligon
Donna Ligon

September 29, 2017

Very cute.!

Cathy P
Cathy P

September 29, 2017

Wow! Beautiful, love how you made the night sky! Looking forward to this new kit!

Kathy W
Kathy W

September 29, 2017

Such a beautiful card Jess! Can’t wait to see more sneak peeks!

Nancy Eberling
Nancy Eberling

September 29, 2017

I love the sparkles! Christmas cards should always have sparkles! And together with the dark inks, it makes for quite the dramatic cardscape!

Nancy Eberling
Nancy Eberling

September 29, 2017

I love the sparkles! Christmas cards should always have sparkles! And together with the dark inks, it makes for quite the dramatic cardscape!

Barbara Staradumsky
Barbara Staradumsky

September 29, 2017

I love the mountains! And who doesn’t love glitter paper! Especially for the Holidays!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

September 29, 2017

Beautiful scene! Love the snowcapped mountains
and the little Santa sleigh!

Jackie Stoltz
Jackie Stoltz

September 29, 2017

Wow, that is soooo cool. Can’t wait for the release of the new kit!

Kathy Anderlini
Kathy Anderlini

September 29, 2017

Wow!! Very beautiful!

Judy
Judy

September 29, 2017

Unique and beautiful…one of my favs!

FD91354
FD91354

September 29, 2017

Wow, this is lovely. Love that silvery paper and hh.. I wonder if that santa is part of the kit or an addon. Love how you did the background. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 29, 2017

Wow! the inking looks amazing! Great design!

Toni L
Toni L

September 29, 2017

Can hardly wait to see the rest of this kit—love the effect of the sky in your background—it really makes the mountains pop!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

September 29, 2017

What a beautiful card! I love the ink blending! I’m really excited for this kit as I’m already ankle deep in creating Christmas cards. It will be nice to switch up the designs with new stamps!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

September 29, 2017

What a beautiful card! I love the ink blending! I’m really excited for this kit as I’m already ankle deep in creating Christmas cards. It will be nice to switch up the designs with new stamps!

Susan
Susan

September 29, 2017

So excited to see the set, this is an adorable card! So pretty.

Lonnie
Lonnie

September 29, 2017

You definitely have my attention, anxious for more!

Kathy Harrison
Kathy Harrison

September 29, 2017

Ooooo. I want this!

Linda van Vliet
Linda van Vliet

September 29, 2017

Love this wonderful cas-card! TFS!

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

September 29, 2017

Yea!! Another awesome kit coming up! Love the colors of your background

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

September 29, 2017

I absolutely love this card, can’t wait to see rest of release. Excited!

Rebecca Reynolds
Rebecca Reynolds

September 29, 2017

I love this card and the beautiful colors you used to mimic the northern lights. This kit looks to be a winner also! Love it!

Robin P
Robin P

September 29, 2017

I love this card. That background has a Northern Lights feel and those mountains, wow. I’m really excited for this release.

Judith Totten
Judith Totten

September 29, 2017

So glad you’ve got some landscape dies in this kit. I’ve been really hoping for mountains and trees. Love them!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

September 29, 2017

Lovely winter scene!!! So beautiful!!!

Linda
Linda

September 29, 2017

Wow! Looking forward to this kit and the great ideas provided.

Susieq
Susieq

September 29, 2017

It looks like another great kit. I love your card.

Mary
Mary

September 29, 2017

Beautiful. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Shannon
Shannon

September 29, 2017

I was just thinking about getting a Christmas holiday stamp set so this will be perfect! Love the idea of a mountain die!!

Denise
Denise

September 29, 2017

I love everything about this kit! I am really into making beautiful skies lately and this is the perfect kit to do that. I was just thinking about getting a mountain die too so I will definitely be getting this kit. Great job!

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

September 29, 2017

So excited to see this kit! Love the sparkle and color in this card!

kReN@afourthlife
kReN@afourthlife

September 29, 2017

I would love for the designers to specify what are add-ons when they do their projects. Love this card and especially the sky. Super!

Amelie
Amelie

September 29, 2017

Wow your card is amazing. ? I love it. I am looking forward to seeing the full kit.

Cynthia
Cynthia

September 29, 2017

The glitter is the first thing that caught my eye (of course!) But I love the blending colors of the sky! Santa and his sleigh flying is placed perfectly, and I love how it all works together. Great card! and great kit!

Janet
Janet

September 29, 2017

Love this card!! Can’t wait to see what the entire kit looks like!

Jessica Haines
Jessica Haines

September 29, 2017

Christmas!!!! Can’t wait

Jeanne
Jeanne

September 29, 2017

I’m going to love this kit! Your card is so pretty!

jayne
jayne

September 29, 2017

Yay! My favorite theme of all, Christmas!!! Cannot wait to see
the other ideas.

Carrie R.
Carrie R.

September 29, 2017

I love the mountain dye. It looks great with the northern lights background you created.

Teri W
Teri W

September 29, 2017

Ohhhhh I can’t wait to see it all!

Teri W
Teri W

September 29, 2017

Ohhhhh I can’t wait to see it all!

Teri W
Teri W

September 29, 2017

Ohhhhh I can’t wait to see it all!

LaDonna
LaDonna

September 29, 2017

Beautiful! Christmas cards, my favorite!

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

September 29, 2017

I love how simple but elegant that card looks-its blingy but it’s classy all white with the sentiment in the middle. Lovely card

Donna Rinckel
Donna Rinckel

September 29, 2017

What a gorgeous card! Love those colors. It’s never to early to start on Christmas cards.

Sherrie
Sherrie

September 29, 2017

Love the sleek design of your card, so pretty!

Teresa Carvalho
Teresa Carvalho

September 29, 2017

I can’t wait to see the whole kit.
Hugs

Michele H
Michele H

September 29, 2017

I love how you made the northern sky.

Kimberly
Kimberly

September 29, 2017

Love the silver embossing powder on the mountains. Also the paper using the daubers to create beautiful backgrounds

Laurie
Laurie

September 29, 2017

Simply beautiful

Maria B
Maria B

September 29, 2017

I look forward to seeing the new release. Your sky is lovely.

Karen P
Karen P

September 29, 2017

Love the card and the die cuts are awesome!!!

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

September 29, 2017

Wow can’t wait to the rest of the release !

Amy mcCue
Amy mcCue

September 29, 2017

I love the dies for the mountains and trees!

Terri
Terri

September 29, 2017

So pretty!. I can’t wait to see what is all in this kit!

Roger
Roger

September 29, 2017

Very cute. Love the sky combo

Tracy
Tracy

September 29, 2017

Wow, so excited already, can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Bunny
Bunny

September 29, 2017

I love the colors. It looks like Santa is flying across the aurora borealis. Love the silver and the sparkle.

Cindy Kitner
Cindy Kitner

September 29, 2017

Love the first look of the kit. Can’t wait to see more!!!

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

September 29, 2017

Simple yet gorgeous card Jessica!! I can already tell my pocketbook will be a lot lighter come Monday, lol!!

Andrea S.
Andrea S.

September 29, 2017

This kit looks so cool! I can’t wait to see what else is included. This may be one I need to but for sure!

Ashley Wells
Ashley Wells

September 29, 2017

WOW! I’m sure this kit will be very popular. LOVE the sparkly mountain tops! :)

Liz
Liz

September 29, 2017

Wow! Those glitter mountains

Sibylle
Sibylle

September 29, 2017

Looks amazing. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Christy Q
Christy Q

September 29, 2017

This is just stunning!!! I love the northern lights inspired sky and the majestic mountain peaks! I’m already in love with October’s kit based on your card, Jess!

Ana Rodrigues
Ana Rodrigues

September 29, 2017

Hello Jess, love this card, landscape wintry holiday scene are always my favorite, and this, it seems easy to do, I’m anxious to see the next one. Thank you

Nicole
Nicole

September 29, 2017

Such a great card! I love the tiny Santa in the corner.

Jodi C
Jodi C

September 29, 2017

OOOHHHH ?!! This is gorgeous…..and making me think I might “need” this one like the August one?.

Dani
Dani

September 29, 2017

Love that background!

Tina
Tina

September 29, 2017

Love Santa flying with his reindeer! Can’t wait to see more!

Catherine Gray
Catherine Gray

September 29, 2017

Love the colors in your card. Beautiful! Excited about this kit already!

HelenK
HelenK

September 29, 2017

Mountains and tree lines making Scenes, how exciting!

Lynne McEwan
Lynne McEwan

September 29, 2017

Beautiful holiday supplies.

Kelli S.
Kelli S.

September 29, 2017

Very pretty card! Love the blended background. I’m excited to see more of the kit.

Cathy Slate
Cathy Slate

September 29, 2017

Love the ink colors. Just started using some Hero Arts products and comparing them to other products I have used for many years. I really like what I have used so far.

Tammy J
Tammy J

September 29, 2017

What a great idea!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

September 29, 2017

You had me at glitter paper! Looks like it’s going to ba another fabulous kit!

Sue LD
Sue LD

September 29, 2017

Very pretty with the Northern Lights sky and the glittery mountains.

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

September 29, 2017

OMG your doing a Christmas set again !! Nothing beats Christmas….I can hardly wait to see!

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