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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen September 29, 2018 356 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the October My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, October 1st at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here through tomorrow, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration for the remainder of the weekend! Now let's join Janette for a another look at this winter holiday inspired kit.

Good morning to you! Janette here with winter wonderland project to help get you in the mood for the upcoming frigid weather! Oh, wait. No. Does that happen? I can't be the only one who dreads shorter days and cold temperatures. Maybe I should rephrase that to something about all the delicious food and expanding waistlines. Hmm. No there too. Sledding, yes, sledding! Sledding is certainly an enjoyable occasion that winter brings. Let's go with that!

This month's My Monthly Hero kit is full of so many good things winter brings. To create today's card begin by combining several drops of the kit-included Iridescent Ink (I'm pretty confident it is what unicorns are made of!) with a couple of drops of Dark Teal and Moss Liquid Watercolors on a palette. After liberally applying clear water to watercolor paper, touch a sparkly teal loaded brush to the paper and let color expand. Keep repeating with quick touches across the paper. Repeat with moss, and again with either color as necessary to cover any white spaces. Allow to dry naturally or speed with embossing tool.

Once completely dry, die cut with kit-included Paper Layering Tree. Curl up branches with tweezers, craft pick or even your nails. 

Stamp sledding image in Intense Black ink and Copic color, die cut. Mask hand shaped hillsides and Copic airbrush (or ink blend) just above them to give the illusion of a shadow behind them. Copic airbrush (or ink blend) sky, gradating down to white.

Stamp kit-included sentiment in Intense Black ink. Use scissors to cut along hillsides and tuck trees in place. Adhere trees and sled with dimensional adhesive or possibly flat if you plan to mail the finished card.

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

Thank you for visiting. We'll see you soon!





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SUSAN YOUNG
SUSAN YOUNG

October 04, 2018

Love this look! The trees came out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

October 03, 2018

This card would make everyone smile

Christina Ingalls
Christina Ingalls

October 01, 2018

Reminds me of sledding as a family when I was a kid. Love the multiple layers.

Carol Ross
Carol Ross

October 01, 2018

Fun card. The trees are amazing. What a great kit… the possibilities are endless!

Frances A Thorpe
Frances A Thorpe

October 01, 2018

cute card

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

October 01, 2018

Great scene, especially those trees.

Theresa Sutherland
Theresa Sutherland

October 01, 2018

Love the cozy feeling this card relates. A little boy having fun, tucked among the trees.

Darla Woodkowski
Darla Woodkowski

October 01, 2018

This set is amazing and I’d love to win it!

Evert
Evert

October 01, 2018

Great job simplifying the dimension for us via the die!

Joanna
Joanna

October 01, 2018

The trees are fantastic! I’m a 3 dimension girl so this is just down my alley. The old school sleds are great! Absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on those products!

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

October 01, 2018

What a sweet happy card, Janette. Yes I love sledging down hills but all that snow can make getting work very scary in rural UK. But log fires and mulled wine are great too. Jeanette x

alysia a
alysia a

October 01, 2018

I love the trees

Lily B
Lily B

October 01, 2018

I love the trees, so unique! I can’t wait to try the iridescent ink.

KEREN NEVO
KEREN NEVO

October 01, 2018

WOW

Janet
Janet

October 01, 2018

Beautiful trees! They look just beautiful! Nicely done Janette!

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

October 01, 2018

This is such a fun card! I really love how you did the trees! They are beautiful! I definitely NEEDthat iridescent ink!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

October 01, 2018

I love the iridescent ink

Kellie
Kellie

October 01, 2018

Looks like so much fun. That tree die is cool.

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

October 01, 2018

Those trees look amazing <3! I’ve never had a paper layering die, this will be exciting :-). Love the card :-)!

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

October 01, 2018

What a fun card

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

October 01, 2018

What a fun card

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

October 01, 2018

Given how hot it is in Florida still, this scene looks wonderful to me right now! Adorable card!

Sheila
Sheila

October 01, 2018

Love the Moss and Teal color combo you used. I can smell the cold air through the pines! Very cool card 😊

Deanne
Deanne

October 01, 2018

Oh to be happily sledding in the snow. You’ve made a lovely card!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

October 01, 2018

Fun! The tree is awesome and I am totally doing some slider cards with that sledder!

CyLee
CyLee

October 01, 2018

Yes! Let’s do focus on sledding! And crafting. Winter wonderland themes are some of my favorites.

Cherie
Cherie

October 01, 2018

Love that paper layering tree die!

Lisa K
Lisa K

October 01, 2018

Such a fun looking card. The trees with some of the branches popping out gives nice dimension!

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

October 01, 2018

Cute card! I love it!

Kim Alston
Kim Alston

October 01, 2018

very cute!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

October 01, 2018

I love this new but old-fashioned kind of look!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

October 01, 2018

I love the extra cut details on the tree die! How fun!

Kate B
Kate B

September 30, 2018

I love the shimmery watercolored trees & am excited to know that the paper layering tree die and the iridescent ink are included in the kit!!

Georgette A
Georgette A

September 30, 2018

What beautiful trees! Can’t wait to try this technique!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

September 30, 2018

This is a cute little winter scene ! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Love, Marjorie
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Jayne Hunt
Jayne Hunt

September 30, 2018

Oh what fun this card is!

Flo
Flo

September 30, 2018

I really love me the trees. This kit looks great for making scenes.

Anastasia M
Anastasia M

September 30, 2018

Great card! This looks like it’s going to be a fun kit!

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

September 30, 2018

I absolutely LOVE the way you’ve made your trees with the liquid watercolors and that fabulous die. I MUST get my hands on that die!

Jamie S.
Jamie S.

September 30, 2018

What a great card. Love all the techniques. Great sentiment included in this kit.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

September 30, 2018

Oooh I love that tree die! What a cute scene!!

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

September 30, 2018

Love the tree dies! Cool card.

Tracy Lee L Clark-Grant
Tracy Lee L Clark-Grant

September 30, 2018

Great card. The trees are awesome.

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

September 30, 2018

Sledding, yes, sledding! Let’s think on that :) Love all the sparkly details!

KarenChester
KarenChester

September 30, 2018

What fun!,,, this looks just like the day after X-mas where I grew up. I have to make it and send to my friends from home.

Ana A
Ana A

September 30, 2018

What a gorgeous card! Love that tree die and can’t wait to see the rest :)

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

September 30, 2018

I like the sentiments included in the kit. Also very curious about the iridescent ink.

Jessica Barker
Jessica Barker

September 30, 2018

I can’t wait to get my hands on this tree die -it looks so fun!

K kraft
K kraft

September 30, 2018

This is stunning! This new iridescent ink sounds so fabulous!!!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 30, 2018

oh that’s so cute reminds me of when i was a kid..so much fun

Karenajo
Karenajo

September 30, 2018

Very cute and colorful scene you created-thanks for sharing!

Denise Lassiter
Denise Lassiter

September 30, 2018

Inspiring winter card. I love the trees.

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

September 30, 2018

Lovely card, I especially like the tress, I wish I could see them in real life. TFS.

Julie
Julie

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card—love the sparkle and texture of the trees.

Kathy Mark
Kathy Mark

September 30, 2018

I really like the background and the color blending of the trees. So lovely.

Deb Hardy
Deb Hardy

September 30, 2018

Your cards are always great and this is no exception. Can’t wait to see the kit and the add-ons! The kid on the sled is adorable.

Jackie
Jackie

September 30, 2018

I love your background!

CJS
CJS

September 30, 2018

Super fun card!

Donna J. Billingsley
Donna J. Billingsley

September 30, 2018

Absolutely love the tree effects! Cannot wait to try this one! TFS!

Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas
Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas

September 30, 2018

THIS IS THE BEST I LOVE GOING DOWN HILL ON A SLIDE.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

September 30, 2018

Another awesome winter scene card made with kit contents. I’m loving this kit more and more with each countdown idea. Can’t wait for the full reveal!!

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

September 30, 2018

so glad there are people, not a fan of all the animals

Kim Heggins
Kim Heggins

September 30, 2018

so much fun…reminds me of when I was little going to cut our family Christmas tree. so much fun!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

September 30, 2018

I’m looking forward to the full reveal!

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

September 30, 2018

How fun & whimsical! Love it!

Ana
Ana

September 30, 2018

Stunning card! I am looking forward to seeing the whole kit

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

September 30, 2018

Love the layering tree. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

LEE BRETT
LEE BRETT

September 30, 2018

Oh! What fun! I’m looking forward to sledding this holiday season on a slope like on your card.

Shameenia Hopes
Shameenia Hopes

September 30, 2018

The snow hill makes me want winter to come back even more. I love Christmas themes.

Teddy Cohen
Teddy Cohen

September 30, 2018

Two things I really love: pine trees and sledding! I can’t wait to create my own winter fun scene with this kit. I bet it sells out very quickly because it is quirky and traditional.

Susan King
Susan King

September 30, 2018

The layering tree is absolutely beautiful! I am so excited to see the sled as well! And as a huge fan of Copic coloring this is going to be such a fun kit!

Dana M
Dana M

September 30, 2018

Super sweet and festive card! Love the cutouts in the tree and the shimmer.

Kelley Hamilton
Kelley Hamilton

September 30, 2018

Oh that looks like so much fun.

Linda
Linda

September 30, 2018

With each card, I am liking the potential of this set. Hero Arts never disappoints.

Melanie
Melanie

September 30, 2018

What? Unicorn ink! JK…I know what you mean. I’m so looking forward to this kit! Wonderful job on the card.

Linda Almvik
Linda Almvik

September 30, 2018

Love this image. Childhood memories. Now i have one outside my house every christmas with christmas decoration

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

September 30, 2018

You did such a great job creating those trees. Beautiful and fun card.

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

September 30, 2018

Now, this is too cool! I can feel the cool wind on my face in this delightful scene you have created! Love this clever design!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

September 30, 2018

Adorable Christmas card! Love the child going down the snow hill.
Thanks for sharing..

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

September 30, 2018

I love the trees you made they are so beautiful.

Cheri
Cheri

September 30, 2018

Oooh, more winter memories! Love your card – so cute……can’t wait to see the full Release!

Sharon
Sharon

September 30, 2018

Thanks for sharing, Janette. Sliding down a hill in the winter time sure brings back memories for me as a kid. Was a lot of fun for me back home. Love your card!

CherriB
CherriB

September 30, 2018

Your trees make the whole card! Can’t wait to see this kit!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

September 30, 2018

Cool way to make the trees; I’d never have thought to do that so thank you for that new technique and inspiration!

Sara
Sara

September 30, 2018

I love the sledder totally reminds me of my childhood!

Maria
Maria

September 30, 2018

Beautiful the trees are life like.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 30, 2018

So fun! And it brings back memories too.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 30, 2018

So fun! And it brings back memories too.

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

September 30, 2018

Wheeeeee! I can almost feel the motion. It has been so many years since I tobogganed. Your card brings back great winter memories. Thank you.

Lisa H.
Lisa H.

September 30, 2018

Those trees are beautiful! I can’t wait to try the iridescent ink.

Laura s
Laura s

September 30, 2018

Sledding brings back childhood memories. So excited to see the rest of the kit

Helen
Helen

September 30, 2018

Janette, love the dimension you’ve given to these trees, It makes the scene so real. tfs

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

September 30, 2018

Really pretty. Can’t wait to make the trees with the kit.

Carol Bostick
Carol Bostick

September 30, 2018

Another memory from my childhood with this card. It rarely snowed growing up in Mississippi, but the few times it did, we would look for whatever we cound find to use to slide down that hill!

Phi
Phi

September 30, 2018

Fun scene. Those trees look awesome.

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

September 30, 2018

Such a delightful winter card. I am loving the dimensional tree.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

September 30, 2018

This is lovely! I’m so excited that we get the tree die!!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

September 30, 2018

Janette, this is such a fun, adorable card! Love the sledding image and those fabulous trees. The depth of greens and curled branches are brilliant!

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

September 30, 2018

This is so fun and cute. thank you for the wonderful inpiration.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

September 30, 2018

Such a cute card! I’m so excited to see this entire kit!

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