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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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Leni
Leni

September 30, 2018

Super sweet!

Dana M
Dana M

September 30, 2018

Super sweet card! Perfect CAS design.

Susan King
Susan King

September 30, 2018

Michelle I like winter cards as well. We all love to make and receive holiday cards and then winter sets in and nothing is more special than receiving a card that is hand made in the middle of winter just because! It is lovely and can’t wait for the kit!

jane
jane

September 30, 2018

so pretty

Louise Coviello
Louise Coviello

September 30, 2018

Such a pretty card. I love the colors you chose for this card.

Kelley Hamilton
Kelley Hamilton

September 30, 2018

I love the snow on the card.

Sue D
Sue D

September 30, 2018

So pretty with the deer and the snowy background.

Linda
Linda

September 30, 2018

The simplicity of this card is compelling.

Melanie
Melanie

September 30, 2018

So agree with your shimmer comment…there can never be too much. Lovely card.

Linda Almvik
Linda Almvik

September 30, 2018

Love the color and the deer on this card. And the snowflake is so pretty! And you`re right, we can`t have to much shimmer😉

Liz O
Liz O

September 30, 2018

Lovely card Michelle! Love the soft color background! Thanks for the inspiration!

BRENDA
BRENDA

September 30, 2018

Sweet little deer, reminds me of Bambi, love the simplicity of it as well.

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

September 30, 2018

So tranquil. Love it!
Really pretty sky you created.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

September 30, 2018

I love the simplicity of your card as it showcases the adorable deer image.

Jessica Haines
Jessica Haines

September 30, 2018

This is beautiful. Can’t wait to see full reveal!

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

September 30, 2018

Love the simple beauty of this card! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 30, 2018

It’s beautiful! Fabulous ombre and bokeh backfround for the lovely deer!

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

September 30, 2018

Fantastic!I love these soft gentle colors in shades of blue violet! They go so well with the softness of the fawn and the snowflakes. Oh, I would feel way cool if this setting wasn’t so warm! Can’t wait to try these techniques!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

September 30, 2018

What a lovely card – love your colors :)

Phyllis Dunn
Phyllis Dunn

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card – I love the colors. I can also see how this could be used for a winter birthday card with just a few tweaks. Thanks for the ideas!

Katie M
Katie M

September 30, 2018

Very pretty… gives a real relaxing feeling.

Christine
Christine

September 30, 2018

This card embodies the wonder and peace of the Christmas season. Beautiful!

Becky Green
Becky Green

September 30, 2018

VERY SWEET!!!! ;)

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

September 30, 2018

I love the soft colors and the font used for the sentiment. Gorgeous card! Gonna have to get this kit for sure.

Lagene
Lagene

September 30, 2018

Very pretty winter wishes card!

Charlotte
Charlotte

September 30, 2018

This is another beautiful card. The background creates a peaceful feeling. The deer is a perfect addition to that peaceful feeling.

Krista Knight
Krista Knight

September 30, 2018

I love the purple background!! Nice alternative to blue especially for winter

Kimberly Keen
Kimberly Keen

September 30, 2018

Simple, but beautiful!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

September 30, 2018

love the unusual color scheme – works so well:)

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

September 30, 2018

Such a sweet deer! Lovely cards.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

September 30, 2018

Such an adorable Christmas card.
Thanks so much for sharing…

Nancy Evans
Nancy Evans

September 30, 2018

Simple and sweet.

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

September 30, 2018

I love your color choice and the snowflake stamps.

CherriB
CherriB

September 30, 2018

Such a pretty, restful card – can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Leah D'Auria
Leah D'Auria

September 30, 2018

This is so beautiful. I love the sweet simplicity.

Sara
Sara

September 30, 2018

I Love the simplicity of this one! Absolutely beautiful!

Laurie
Laurie

September 30, 2018

I have to say I LOVE this card. It is so simple but quite stunning. I can’t wait for this kit to arrive.

Charly
Charly

September 30, 2018

Love the simplicity. I think you have just inspired my new Christmas cards for this year!!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

September 30, 2018

Just love how you did that background; it’s so pretty and really makes me feel like snow is falling!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

September 30, 2018

So sweet and serene. I love that it can be used for Christmas and all winter, too! I sure am loving this kit.

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

September 30, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card. So very peaceful.

Helen
Helen

September 30, 2018

This is such a sweet card. The little deer in the snow scene reminds me of some of the winter days right in my own back yard! tfs

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 30, 2018

A very sweet card.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

September 30, 2018

Beautiful Michelle, I love the soft background you made and then the lovely deer on top. Thank you for sharing.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

September 30, 2018

Can’t wait to see the kit. Love your card. :)

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

September 30, 2018

How cute. I am nutso for bambis. Also, I am so glad this kit includes small snowflakes. I have lots of BIG and intricate snowflake stamps, but there is a definite place for small stamps. Thank you, Michelle. You rock.

Lisa H.
Lisa H.

September 30, 2018

What a sweet winter scene!

Linda
Linda

September 30, 2018

Love it, so simple and clean. Cannot wait for the release.

Laura s
Laura s

September 30, 2018

Beautiful coloring of the deer. So cute. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit

nancy f
nancy f

September 30, 2018

I love making holiday cards and this is a great kit to make them with. great card.

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

September 30, 2018

What a serene beautiful scene !

Lytona
Lytona

September 30, 2018

Love this card.

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

September 30, 2018

Love critters. Beautiful background!

Phi
Phi

September 30, 2018

Love the sweet card. Beautifully soft.

Mandalj
Mandalj

September 30, 2018

Your card is so pretty! The background is such a good colour for a winter card!

Carol Bostick
Carol Bostick

September 30, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card!

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

September 30, 2018

I can just feel the snow in the air and so can your little deer. What a cute and simple card.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

September 30, 2018

The little deer is so sweet! I love the soft purple sky. A nice variation.

Rosalie Johnson
Rosalie Johnson

September 30, 2018

Just love your October kit – awesome product – but love all your products!!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

September 30, 2018

Michelle, your card is so pretty! It’s calm and peaceful with the blended sky and adorable deer. I love it!!

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

September 30, 2018

I love this Bambi frolicking in the snow!

Felicia C
Felicia C

September 30, 2018

I agree with you, Michelle. I love the deer in this set. I love your card. It is magical! Thanks for the inspiration!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 30, 2018

Beautiful background! And the sweetest little fawn! Love the simplicity of this card😄

Joanne B
Joanne B

September 30, 2018

Inspiration and Hope. I am new to stamping and bought my first Hero Arts kit in September, 2018. My kit arrived just 2 days before Hurricane Florence destroyed much of my neighborhood. We were without electricity for days. My “moment of sanity” was the one hour each day I spent using my new stamps and cutting dies that came in the kit-something I could do with no electricity. Fortunately, although the roof of my home was damaged and we had interior water damage, my craft room was spared. I am looking forward to the October kit. Your card is such an inspiration and I want to make one just like it. To me it signifies Hope.

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

September 30, 2018

Love the background so beautiful and the deer is adorable. Winter kits from Hero Arts is so nostalgic.

karen t
karen t

September 30, 2018

What a sweet card. I love how you made the sky. Prescious fawn too. I like this kit a lot.

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the background and
the deer is adorable!

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

September 30, 2018

Love the simple, clean look. The background is just lovely and the deer is cute!

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

September 30, 2018

Awesome card, so soft & pretty.

Theresa P
Theresa P

September 30, 2018

Love the wintery background on your creative card! The deer was the perfect addition.

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

September 30, 2018

The space in the card suggests the vast outdoors. elegant coloring. Love this card.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

September 30, 2018

Such a simple and sweet card. I love it!

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

September 30, 2018

Simple but beautiful…

Robin P
Robin P

September 30, 2018

This a pretty card. I love the background color. Thanks for sharing.

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

September 30, 2018

So pretty. Love the color.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

September 30, 2018

This card is lovely — the background is classy and the little deer is playful and fun. It makes me smile.

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

September 30, 2018

Love the background!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

September 30, 2018

Great job on your card. Love the simplicity of the design.

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful card – love that cute little deer!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

September 30, 2018

this card reminds me of a quite Christmas Eve with snow falling and a baby dear looking toward Heaven. the beauty of silence.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

September 30, 2018

This is such a pretty card! I love the snowflakes and cute deer. :)

Lynne
Lynne

September 30, 2018

Beautiful snowy sky.

Mateja P
Mateja P

September 30, 2018

I can’t wait to see this entire kit. Such a beautiful winter card and love the shimmer :)

anna cullen
anna cullen

September 30, 2018

This deer is such a cute image, and so versatile too…..

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 30, 2018

the shimmering bg is superb! The other details likewise. Thanks

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

September 30, 2018

This is so sweet! Love that pretty background.

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

September 30, 2018

Very pretty Michelle. I love snowflakes.

ROBYN S
ROBYN S

September 30, 2018

Cute card and great colour background, looking forward to the 1st to see the full kit.

Golda
Golda

September 30, 2018

What a sweet card. I love the light purples for the sky.

Michele W
Michele W

September 30, 2018

What a simple but sweet card! Nice to see the versatility of this new kit.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

September 30, 2018

So soft and lovely!

Judy
Judy

September 30, 2018

I love the ink blended sky and the adorable deer on Michelle’s lovely card!!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

September 30, 2018

I love this card. The colors blend so well together

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

September 30, 2018

Very Simple yet cute card. Love the idea of sending holiday wishes, not just Christmas cards.

Cassie
Cassie

September 30, 2018

This card is just so simple and precious. The colors are beautiful and that little deer stamp is just adorable.

Shannon
Shannon

September 30, 2018

Love the ink blending and the little fawn!

HeatherDG
HeatherDG

September 30, 2018

Absolutely love the background Michelle! Sooo pretty!

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

September 30, 2018

Thank you Michelle, for this adorable card…..I too can never get enough shimmer, or glitter or anything that sparkles. I cannot wait to receive this months kit…it looks like it will be awesome!!! Hugs

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

September 30, 2018

I like creating not just Christmas cards but winter cards so I’m really liking this one.

Kat
Kat

September 30, 2018

Love your watercolored background…can’t wait to play with this new October kit.