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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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Betty Dean
Betty Dean

September 30, 2018

Love this sneak peek! Beautiful winter card.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 30, 2018

Such a soft and beautiful winter card!! :)

Heidi H
Heidi H

September 30, 2018

LOVE the background! Gorgeous card!

Mitzi
Mitzi

September 30, 2018

Thanks for sharing your sweet card & the opportunity to win a kit.

Debi Popish
Debi Popish

September 30, 2018

Thank you for the beautiful sneak peek. I agree also that it is fun to make winter wishes cards for friends and family. As we tend to not socialize as much when it is snowy and cold outside… but receiving handmade card on cold winter day can sure warm the heart and spirit. Thank you again…

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

September 30, 2018

The lone deer with the beautiful ombré effect is stunning. The snowflakes and the sentiment makes a perfect winter card.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

September 30, 2018

Sensational card. the background
is beautiful. thanks for sharing
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Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

September 30, 2018

One can never have too much shimmer! Shine on! So cute. I love it. Love the wildlife that comes with this set

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

September 30, 2018

Oh, this is so soft and pretty! Love the ink blended background!!

Taniya
Taniya

September 30, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card and specially the cute snowflakes ❄️..!!!!!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

September 30, 2018

That card is adorable.

Carol Scalia
Carol Scalia

September 30, 2018

I love this and can’t wait for monday!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the purple pink sky and the deer looks too cute. The snowflakes are wonderful.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

September 30, 2018

That deer is so cute! Lovely card. :)

Betty Chen
Betty Chen

September 30, 2018

So beautiful and wintery!

Barbara Lawson
Barbara Lawson

September 30, 2018

I can’t wait to get this kit! It looks amazing and I have so many ideas not only for cards but for my daughter’s scrapbook pages.

Nita moser
Nita moser

September 30, 2018

Beautiful!

Susan Kaiser
Susan Kaiser

September 30, 2018

Thank you for letting us know about when you used the fine embossing powder, and when the regular will do. I never know! I love your scene – so clean and fresh and yet cute!

Glenna
Glenna

September 30, 2018

Bambi!! So sweet. Thank you

FD91354
FD91354

September 30, 2018

This kit looks like its going to be fabulous! So excited to try the iridescent ink and the paper layering trees.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

September 30, 2018

This kit just keeps looking better & better.

Terri Cox
Terri Cox

September 30, 2018

The iridescent ink is magical and so is this card!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

September 30, 2018

What a sweet little deer! Beautiful ink blending and love that shimmer!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

September 30, 2018

I love the background. The colors are so pretty and the deer looks so sweet.

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card. Could be used for the holidays or a winter " hello". I’m sure the kit us gonna be great!

Kelly Santi
Kelly Santi

September 30, 2018

Michelle, this is so sweet! I love your shading and the charming little snowflakes – this just embodies the beauty of a fresh fallen snow of winter. The deer is just so sweet! I love the card – TFS!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

September 30, 2018

I love that winter cards are brought to life with so many lovely colors for sky backgrounds. Your choice of color and the simplicity of the background and deer make it seem quiet and peaceful – just like during a snowstorm!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

September 30, 2018

Beautiful! The fawn is so adorable! I’m looking forward to seeing the entire kit.

Dora Hansen
Dora Hansen

September 30, 2018

The simplicity of this card makes it a true winner

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

September 30, 2018

This is a lovely, ethereal card. I really like the colors you chose; they add to the “feel” of the card. I can’t wait to see the whole kit. It looks really fantastic so far!!!

Tara Rahemat
Tara Rahemat

September 30, 2018

So delicate and light. Love this card

LeAnn Garvin
LeAnn Garvin

September 30, 2018

love the color change in the sky, and the little deer looking to kiss the flakes!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

September 30, 2018

This is such a peaceful, serene card!

Michele Lourenço
Michele Lourenço

September 30, 2018

I love love love these kits

KimberlyLee
KimberlyLee

September 30, 2018

What a sweet card

KimberlyLee
KimberlyLee

September 30, 2018

What a sweet card

StampinLouie
StampinLouie

September 30, 2018

Oh My would I ever Ike to win this kit. So cute for th holidays.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

September 30, 2018

Love the soft coloring you used on the card. The purple with the white snowflakes and sentiment totally works! I can’t wait to try the iridescent ink!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

September 30, 2018

Looks like this kit is another winning one.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

September 30, 2018

Hi Michelle, this is just lovely! I agree, you can’t have enough shimmer.
Love your pretty scene with the lovely deer.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 30, 2018

I love it all!! So so sweet!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

September 30, 2018

Nice card. I am looking forward to using this kit.

Josmary
Josmary

September 30, 2018

I love the violet background. Very pretty card.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

September 30, 2018

Oh this is such a beautiful and lovely CAS Christmas Card with the October My Monthly Hero Kit!

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

September 30, 2018

Your background is lovely! Great card. I can’t wait to see the full kit!!

Toni L
Toni L

September 30, 2018

What a pretty sky—little wonder the tiny deer is looking upwards. Lovely!

Teddie
Teddie

September 30, 2018

I love snowflakes too! Love your colored background and white snow effects.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

September 30, 2018

Cute card! I love the little deer image.

Kendra
Kendra

September 30, 2018

I love the blended look on the background with the snowflakes. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

katherine
katherine

September 30, 2018

beautiful card!!!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful background! Love this kit!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

September 30, 2018

Such a sweet card. Love the little deer stamp and die. Looks like an awesome kit!

Kristen H
Kristen H

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful card!

Madeline
Madeline

September 30, 2018

This kit is going to be awesome!

Mercedes M Rivera
Mercedes M Rivera

September 30, 2018

I love your color combination, it looks stunning on this card.

Eleanor Chua
Eleanor Chua

September 30, 2018

Love the cute little deer. Also love the shades of purple.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

September 30, 2018

Hi Michelle! Your card is almost magical! I love the way you did your snowy background, fading into what looks like a soft, fluffy cloud of snow for the deer to walk through!!! Very impressive! It’s so magical, it makes me smile. Even the deers little face looks like it is filled with wonder as it gazes up at the falling snow. Great job! Thanks so much, and have a blessed weekend. Hugs!!!

Ro
Ro

September 30, 2018

I love the elegant simplicity of this card. Snowflakes, especially iridescent snowflakes are a favorite.

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

September 30, 2018

This is the sweetest winter card. The colors are beautiful and ypu are right, one can never have too much shimmer. I can’t wait for this kit!

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

September 30, 2018

Gorgeous card, I two love making winter cards.

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

September 30, 2018

I love this card! Simple and elegant. Could easily be mass produced. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

September 30, 2018

What a quietly pretty card. The detailed white embossing works so well with snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration.
Sue Manning

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

September 30, 2018

This card is beautiful (I love the blended background) and how sweet is that deer, I love it! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration Michelle.

Stephanie German
Stephanie German

September 30, 2018

I love this card! Simple and elegant. Could easily be mass produced. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Becky Partan
Becky Partan

September 30, 2018

Adorable card. I love winter cards and snowflakes, probably because we don’t get them in Florida.

Margery C
Margery C

September 30, 2018

Lovely card. Love the soft purple background.

Margie Manis
Margie Manis

September 30, 2018

Another great card.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

September 30, 2018

Love the simplicity of this cute card. I also like to send winter cards to my friends and family.

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

September 30, 2018

Love your sweet card.The purplish sky is so pretty. You have created a lovely winter scene with this months kit. Can’t wait to see more!

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

September 30, 2018

Too much shimmer is like too much chocolate! Not possible! Your choice of colors for the sky turned out beautifully.

JoAnn Ferguson
JoAnn Ferguson

September 30, 2018

Very simply elegant card. I can’t wait to see the full kit!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

September 30, 2018

Wondering how big the iridescent ink is as I think there’s a chance I could go through the whole bottle in one session!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

September 30, 2018

Cute little deer card!

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

September 30, 2018

beautiful winter card – can’t wait to try the iridescent ink!

Susan
Susan

September 30, 2018

Lovely card. Never too much shimmer! :)

KimiKaz
KimiKaz

September 30, 2018

Love the deer and the card design. Such a soft technique for winter or Christmas.

Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson

September 30, 2018

I think the purple background is beautiful

Teri Frank
Teri Frank

September 30, 2018

What a sweet card you made. This kit looks great so far!

KARI MANO
KARI MANO

September 30, 2018

Cute card! This kit is awesome

Carol L.
Carol L.

September 30, 2018

I love the deer; so sweet!

Marj
Marj

September 30, 2018

Cute card—love the background!

Susan Burke
Susan Burke

September 30, 2018

Wonderful background for a winter deer!

Machele
Machele

September 30, 2018

Simple yet elegant card. This kit looks amazingly varied, cant wait!

joyce willy
joyce willy

September 30, 2018

What a peaceful woodland scene done to perfection.

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful card! It’s simple and smart! Tfs.

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

September 30, 2018

Very pretty card! Your wintery sky is so gorgeous in the background. I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun with this kit. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene
Darlene

September 30, 2018

Simply beautiful. Thanks Michelle and I agree we can never have too much shimmer.

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

September 30, 2018

Your card is so beautiful, it almost makes me wish for snow. Then reality sets in and I think about all that shoveling.

Lindar C
Lindar C

September 30, 2018

Such a soft, lovely card. I can imagine the stillness as the snow falls.

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

September 30, 2018

I love the ombre color change in the sky. This one is so pretty.

K. Eley
K. Eley

September 30, 2018

Love the colors! Beautifully blended! Very excited to play with the iridescent ink when I get my kit! The deer image is so lovely and sweet!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

September 30, 2018

Gorgeous! Love the soft blended background!

MARIA
MARIA

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card. I love the color combos.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

September 30, 2018

The deer is so sweet and love the soft inky background!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

September 30, 2018

What a pretty little deer! I love the way she is looking at the snow!
Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

September 30, 2018

I love the ink blending on this card. And another cute critter.

Rhonna Blatt
Rhonna Blatt

September 30, 2018

Love this card. The iridescent ink sounds like fun to use.

Bo
Bo

September 30, 2018

Adorable! Love the softness of the card. Everything compliments each other.

Cathy P
Cathy P

September 30, 2018

Beautiful colors! Love snowflakes, looking forward to this months kit!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

September 30, 2018

Such a pretty card – love the soft colors & cute deer.