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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. 

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Good luck and happy stamping!





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26 Responses

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

September 30, 2018

That little deer is so precious. Lovely card.

Kailash
Kailash

September 30, 2018

Love the ombré background, beautifully done!

Claudia N
Claudia N

September 30, 2018

Beautiful card! Really like the background colors, so soft.

Jackie
Jackie

September 30, 2018

I love the simplicity of this look, but you’ve added so much detail too. Beautiful.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

September 30, 2018

A pretty and serine card. And no , there is no such thing as too much shimmer.

Lori Storey
Lori Storey

September 30, 2018

Simple and sweet! Love it!!!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

September 30, 2018

Thanks for the background instructions, Michelle. It’s great! So is the deer…

Jackie Adair
Jackie Adair

September 30, 2018

Love the colors in your card!

Kathy Wills
Kathy Wills

September 30, 2018

Like the colors and of course the sweet doe.

Donna
Donna

September 30, 2018

Love the soft, snowy background!

Ellie
Ellie

September 30, 2018

A gorgeous card Michelle, I love the pretty colors you used to create this magical winter themed card.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 30, 2018

Such a sweet card…love the little deer enjoying the winter snowfall. Your background is beautiful.

Sarita Kapoor
Sarita Kapoor

September 30, 2018

Beautiful background technique. Makes it magical,and the deer adds a sweetness to the scene.

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

September 30, 2018

Love thx purple blue sky with snowflakes

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

September 30, 2018

It’s totally cute!!!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

September 30, 2018

Such a sweet card! Love the colors and your background stamping!

Kim S.
Kim S.

September 30, 2018

The lavender shades are beautiful for this card.

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 30, 2018

So lovely, Michelle! The background is beautiful with those soft colors & the little deer is darling. Can’t wait to try the irridescent ink!

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

September 30, 2018

I think this card is dreamy. The snowy background and fawn are magical. Great job.

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

September 30, 2018

I’ve loved each and every card so far in these sneak peeks, the deer is soooo sweet. Beautiful colours too.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 30, 2018

Beautifully simple!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

September 30, 2018

Oh gorgeous!
Love the background
colors and the deer.
Carla from Utah

Scarlett Theron Rush
Scarlett Theron Rush

September 30, 2018

Oh my gosh this is so unbelievably cute!!!!! happy dance XD

Ashley L
Ashley L

September 30, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card. It is beautiful.

Margaret
Margaret

September 30, 2018

This is so sweet! I love snowflakes, too – they’re my favorite part of winter crafting!

Audrey R
Audrey R

September 30, 2018

This card is so delicate and pretty! I love the colors and little deer!