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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short September 29, 2018 326 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the October My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, October 1st at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Michelle for another look at this Christmas and Winter inspired kit.

I am not sure why, but I really love making winter cards. I especially love snowflakes and I think they work perfectly for sending some winter cheer to friends.

Winter Wishes by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

For my card I started off with a panel of watercolour paper. I then took the 'winter wishes' sentiment from the main kit stamp set and stamped this on to the panel using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then took the two snowflake stamps and randomly stamped these over the background towards the top, with Versamark Ink again. This time I heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder to get the added detail in the snowflakes. 

Winter Wishes by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I then took Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord and blended these over the panel with an ink blending tool. I took the iridescent ink that is in the kit and splattered this over the panel with a paintbrush. I did use a quite a lot of this, but you can never have too much shimmer can you? :) I set the piece aside to dry. 

Winter Wishes by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the deer from the stamp set and stamped this on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I then used the coordinating Frame Cuts to cut it out. The panel was added to a 4.5" x 4.5" white card base with foam sheet and double sided tape and then the deer added on top with thin foam tape. 

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

Good luck and happy stamping!





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100 Responses

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

October 03, 2018

A warm touching card😄

Chris Ingalls
Chris Ingalls

October 01, 2018

I love the watercolor effect on this one.

Chris Ingalls
Chris Ingalls

October 01, 2018

I love the watercolor effect on this one.

Jill Madison
Jill Madison

October 01, 2018

Lovely, beautiful inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Carol Ross
Carol Ross

October 01, 2018

What a sweet little deer. I would love to win this kit!!!!!

Frances A Thorpe
Frances A Thorpe

October 01, 2018

beautiful

theresasutherland1@cox.net
theresasutherland1@cox.net

October 01, 2018

Love the serene feel to this card.
Soft and feminine.

Darla Woodkowski
Darla Woodkowski

October 01, 2018

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

Darla Woodkowski
Darla Woodkowski

October 01, 2018

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

Evert
Evert

October 01, 2018

I sure hope the deer is part of the main kit! So cute!

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

October 01, 2018

Michelle, this is such a lovely elegant card and your ink blending and colours arre spot on. Great inspiration for using the kit. Jeanette UK

alysia a
alysia a

October 01, 2018

that is so sweet

Lily B
Lily B

October 01, 2018

This card is gorgeous! Love the background, so simple yet so stunning.

Donna Williams
Donna Williams

October 01, 2018

I would love this!!!!

Tricia Sutton
Tricia Sutton

October 01, 2018

I love this. I am so heavy handed with oxides no matter what. I love the 4.5 card. I always love different and smaller cards but never know how to find envelopes. The little deer and snowflakes are just adorable.

Janet
Janet

October 01, 2018

Wonderful and yet simple card. It’s so pretty and sweet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

October 01, 2018

Oooooh Michelle! I adore this! So peaceful, heartwarming, and gorgeous!

Karen Rollefson
Karen Rollefson

October 01, 2018

I love this set! The snowflakes are so cute with the baby deer!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

October 01, 2018

These animals are too cute

Kellie
Kellie

October 01, 2018

Such a sweet image. No deers and snow in Queensland even in winter so I’m jealous of those who see this in real life.

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

October 01, 2018

There is no thing like too much shimmer on a card. The color scheme is just beautiful…

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

October 01, 2018

This card is so simple and sweet and yet so stunning at the same time! Love it!

Sheila
Sheila

October 01, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card! The lilac/violet shades plus shimmer ( no, you can never have too much shimmer!) give it a magical feel…So lovely.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

October 01, 2018

This card is so simple yet stunning! I just love your background! Beautiful!!

Deanne
Deanne

October 01, 2018

Very nice card here. I like your use of the distress inks!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

October 01, 2018

Gorgeous background!

CyLee
CyLee

October 01, 2018

Thank you for sharing your creation with us.

Delphine Montano
Delphine Montano

October 01, 2018

I like the card because it reminds me of my childhood and I like the color on the card

Cherie
Cherie

October 01, 2018

Love your choice of non-traditional colors for creating this beautiful card…thanks for sharing.

Lisa K
Lisa K

October 01, 2018

Yay! Snowflakes in this kit. I love that gentle looking deer taking a peaceful stroll. Beautiful blending.

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

October 01, 2018

I love the soft colors of this card. Beautiful

JoAnn
JoAnn

October 01, 2018

Lovely ombré background and color scheme makes scene serene. Beautiful card.

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

October 01, 2018

So soft and lovely!

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

October 01, 2018

So pretty! I love the colours. And the iridescent ink looks lovely and I can imagine that it looks even better in person. I can’t wait for this kit!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

October 01, 2018

Beautiful card!

Kate B
Kate B

September 30, 2018

I love the snowy background & the simple deer image! Lovely card!

Georgette A
Georgette A

September 30, 2018

Beautiful sky. The iridescent ink sounds super fun!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful card !! That background is amazing ! Thanks Michelle ! Love, Marjorie
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Jayne Hunt
Jayne Hunt

September 30, 2018

Beautiful background, what a pretty scene you’ve made!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

September 30, 2018

This little deer is so sweet. Your card is really lovely.

Anastasia M
Anastasia M

September 30, 2018

I love your blended background. Everything else pops in front of it.

Flo
Flo

September 30, 2018

Pretty card. The deer is so cute.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

September 30, 2018

This little deer is so sweet. And your background is lovely.

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

September 30, 2018

What a gorgeous background! I love how beautiful yet clean and simple this card is. Nicely done!

Diane
Diane

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card! i love the stunning simplicity that emphasizes the snowy scene. love the snowflakes! most of all, the color choice for the background could not have been more perfect! Thanks for sharing!….d.

Stacey
Stacey

September 30, 2018

Super cute love that deer.

Jamie S.
Jamie S.

September 30, 2018

Love this simple but beautiful card. This is going to be a great kit to have!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

September 30, 2018

I love purple for Christmas! This little deer is the cutest!

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

September 30, 2018

Love the white embossed snowflakes against the blended background! Beautiful card.

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

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card Michelle. I love the colors you used.

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

September 30, 2018

I love the soft blended background and the deer popped up. So beautiful!

KarenChester
KarenChester

September 30, 2018

What a sweet fawn. Hope there’s other baby animals to go with her.

Ana A
Ana A

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful winter card! I really love the snowflakes in that gorgeous background and adore that little deer! Can’t wait to see the whole kit :)

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

September 30, 2018

This card is lovely – great colors!

Jessica Barker
Jessica Barker

September 30, 2018

This little deer is adorable and such a cute focal point for this lovely card.

K Kraft
K Kraft

September 30, 2018

This is so cute!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 30, 2018

such a tranquil and beautiful card

Karenajo
Karenajo

September 30, 2018

Such a serene scene and love the design and colors!

Denise Lassiter
Denise Lassiter

September 30, 2018

I love the backgrounds. Pretty card.

Shameenia Hopes
Shameenia Hopes

September 30, 2018

Aww so sweet. The dear in this card is as sweet as the dears in my yard. I’m loving the sneak peeks so far.

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

September 30, 2018

I love this card!! It looks simple but since I have a difficult time blending to make a sky background I know it wouldn’t be that simple to create this card. It’s a very effective little scene and very sweet.

Erika
Erika

September 30, 2018

No, you can never have too much shimmer! Such a pretty card.

Emmaline
Emmaline

September 30, 2018

I love how sweet and simple this card is! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Julie
Julie

September 30, 2018

The iridescent ink looks amazing on your background.

Kathy Mark
Kathy Mark

September 30, 2018

So pretty, I like the soft background with the deer.

Deb Hardy
Deb Hardy

September 30, 2018

Michelle, your softly colored background and beautiful snowflakes are the perfect backdrop for that adorable little fawn! There are deer on my property and I love watching them. This is a terrific card.

LBSue
LBSue

September 30, 2018

Love the iridescent ink splatter! Can’t wait to try it. Beautiful card!

Brenda
Brenda

September 30, 2018

I love this card!! It’s so sweet, definitely my favorite from all the sneak peeks. Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Florence
Florence

September 30, 2018

Michelle,
Realy realy nice job! 😊
It’s so delicate…
Thanks for the inspiration 🙏.

Kiss from Paris ( France)

Florence

Florence
Florence

September 30, 2018

Bonjour Michelle,
Ici c’est la nuit en France alors que vous êtes en pleine journée aux États Unis. J’aime tellement cette carte pleine de douceur, de plus, je suis une grande fan de biches ;-)
Ton travail est soigné et magnifique.
Continue à nous faire rêver et nous inspirer … 😊
Merci 🙏
Florence from Paris

Donna J. Billingsley
Donna J. Billingsley

September 30, 2018

What an absolutely gorgeous card. I can’t wait to make this! TFS!

CJS
CJS

September 30, 2018

What a nice ombre effect…cute little deer, too!

Jackie
Jackie

September 30, 2018

Lovely!

Maggie E
Maggie E

September 30, 2018

This card is so pretty and serene!

Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas
Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas

September 30, 2018

VERY PRETY SNOW FLAKES THE DEER WITH ITS FOOT UP IS SO CUTE!

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

September 30, 2018

Michelle, you did a marvelous job on blending the background. Good choice of colors I agree with you. You can never have enough sparkle!.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

September 30, 2018

Michelle, you did a marvelous job on blending the background. Good choice of colors I agree with you. You can never have enough sparkle!.

Di Brown
Di Brown

September 30, 2018

A beautiful Christmas card, love the background it is stunning, and that little deer on the card is gorgeous. Love this Christmas release, it has a lot of amazing choice and wonderful stamps. Thank you for your inspiration and sharing your techniques and thank you to Hero Arts for your fantastic stamps.

Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas
Mary Lynn Willmott-Haas

September 30, 2018

YOUR RIGHT I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR WINTER CARDS. THE SNOW FLAKES AND THE RAINDEER ARE SO CUTE. THANKS FOR BEING SO CREATIVE.,

glenda Sultan
glenda Sultan

September 30, 2018

This card is just lovely. I like the violet shades for the sky. So unique.

Geri S
Geri S

September 30, 2018

So sweet – love the colors!

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

September 30, 2018

So sweet. 💕💕

Diane Shaw
Diane Shaw

September 30, 2018

This is such a sweet card, perfect to use all winter. Thank you Michelle for inspiring us to think outside the box with this kit.

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

September 30, 2018

That is just the sweetest card.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

September 30, 2018

This iridescent inksounds awesome. I’m sure in real life it adds beautiful sparkle and shimmer to Your gorgeous snowy background. This kit is sounding like it’s a must have for winter scene cars. Excited to see the full reveal!

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card!

Audre G
Audre G

September 30, 2018

Lovely card. Darling deer, snowflakes and iridescent ink! Oh My!

Kim Heggins
Kim Heggins

September 30, 2018

oh my…so sweet. love what sweet deer against that wonderful background!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

September 30, 2018

The little deer is so sweet and the card is very pretty, too.

Carrie C.
Carrie C.

September 30, 2018

Oh so sweet & beautiful! The colors used for the ink blending are perfect, then adding the iridescent shimmer just enhances it all.

Barb Schmitz
Barb Schmitz

September 30, 2018

Such soft pretty colors!

Patricia Haff
Patricia Haff

September 30, 2018

I like the pastel colors——dreamy

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

September 30, 2018

What a sweet card. :)

Ana
Ana

September 30, 2018

Such a sweet card!

Janet D.
Janet D.

September 30, 2018

What an adorable card!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

September 30, 2018

Such a pretty card! The iridescent ink sounds wonderful!

B Bicker
B Bicker

September 30, 2018

What a great winter scene card. Love the winter sky coloring. So very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your card.

LEE BRETT
LEE BRETT

September 30, 2018

Iridescent ink? Never heard of it before, so I’m glad to have learned it from you. I love the fawn that appears to be looking at the lovely snowflakes.

Joy McHargue
Joy McHargue

September 30, 2018

This is a lovely card, Michelle! It’s one I think I could do myself with the kit and a few extra inks.

Teddy Cohen
Teddy Cohen

September 30, 2018

Ok, Michelle. You had me at the pretty purple background! I am anxious to use that iridescent ink, since it will be new to me. Great job

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