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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse September 30, 2018 312 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 later today! Now let's join Ilina for another look at this Christmas and Winter inspired kit.

I am not sure about you, but Christmas season is my favorite when it comes to crafting. So, with no doubt I am totally in love with the new Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit. The possibilities are limitless with all the images included in the kit. For my card today I decided to build a little scene using a few of the images included in the kit.

To make the card I started by stamping the images I wanted to use onto Alcohol Marker friendly white card stock and Intense Black ink. I colored them with Copics and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I added some details using White Gel pen and the new Iridescent Ink (included in the kit). Set them aside to dry.

To make my background I created a mask for the snow and added to a white panel measuring 4" x 5 1/2", then ink blended the "sky" using Dusty Blue and Soft Sky Shadow inks. I added some Iridescent Ink using a paint brush onto the bottom to resemble snow.

Once the panel was dry I arranged my images and adhered using foam adhesive to add a little dimension. Next I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto Black card stock and embossed with PW110 white embossing powder, trimmed and adhered to my panel.

To finish off the card I adhered my panel using fun foam to a red note card. 

Thank you so much for joining me today and hope you are inspired to do something creative! 

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!





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Bonnie Vandevusse
Bonnie Vandevusse

October 05, 2018

I think this my favorite kit !

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

October 03, 2018

Love the playfulness

Carol Ann
Carol Ann

October 02, 2018

I absolutely love to see you and other designers with the same kit, come up with so many amazing cards, each so different. Beautiful!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

October 02, 2018

Beutiful Christmas card

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

October 02, 2018

Beutiful Christmas card

Chris Ingalls
Chris Ingalls

October 01, 2018

Young love. So sweet it will melt your heart.

Delphine Montano
Delphine Montano

October 01, 2018

I love the way you did the background and the way you the animals are Decorating the tree and the Blues in the background just love love love it 💖💖💖🤗🤗👵

Nina
Nina

October 01, 2018

Ilina, I’ve love your talents for a very long time but you did an amazing job of this card with the Hero Arts kit. Brings back many fond and cherished childhood memories. Thank you!!!

Carol Ross
Carol Ross

October 01, 2018

Such an adorable card. I love those three critters working together to decorate the tree! I would love to win this kit!

Frances A Thorpe
Frances A Thorpe

October 01, 2018

there is alot going on in this card. thank you

Erica Loscalzo
Erica Loscalzo

October 01, 2018

Cute card

Darla Woodkowski
Darla Woodkowski

October 01, 2018

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

Evert
Evert

October 01, 2018

Can’t wait to see the full release!

Peggy Switch
Peggy Switch

October 01, 2018

I love this scene and can’t wait for the kit release. Gotta set up my Christmas playlist now.

Jeanette Butler
Jeanette Butler

October 01, 2018

What a lovely festive scene, this kit seems to hve endless possibilities, Jeanette

Joanna
Joanna

October 01, 2018

I love, love, love these stamps! This card just takes you to Christmas Season and I really love sets that do that!

alysia a
alysia a

October 01, 2018

That is adorable!

Lily B
Lily B

October 01, 2018

Wow! Such a wonderful scene! Love everything in this card!

Donna Williams
Donna Williams

October 01, 2018

I get some much inspiration from looking at all the cards you make… Thank you!!!!

Janet
Janet

October 01, 2018

Awesome little winter scene. You did a great job. Thanks for the inspiration!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

October 01, 2018

Such a fun design!

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

October 01, 2018

I do love the kids ice skating! Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques with us!

Susan Burke
Susan Burke

October 01, 2018

Beautifully done – reminiscent of days gone by.

Cristina
Cristina

October 01, 2018

wonderful colors…really like the card!
Cristina
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Mary Pat Randall
Mary Pat Randall

October 01, 2018

Love this card!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

October 01, 2018

This kit looks super fun

Kellie
Kellie

October 01, 2018

This kit looks adorable even if it’s summer for Xmas in Australia.

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

October 01, 2018

I can’t get over these super cute critter decorating the tree…and more skaters, yay :-)!! I think the bench and the lantern are such versatile images…

Sheila
Sheila

October 01, 2018

The sweetness in this card!! I love the way you used both shades of blue to give that winter sky effect. And the scene has so much to enjoy! Glad I got to the blog in time to enjoy your card!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

October 01, 2018

The animals holding the ornament are my favorite out of everything I’ve seen so far! Great card!

Deanne
Deanne

October 01, 2018

The HeroArts kits are wonderful. What a beautiful card!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

October 01, 2018

The Winter kits are always my favorites. This one looks like a lot of fun!

CyLee
CyLee

October 01, 2018

You even made the mouse look adorable! Love it!

Delphine Montano
Delphine Montano

October 01, 2018

I love card because I love the craftsmen and Tech meek and colors of the card I just love it🤗🤗🤗😍👵

Cherie
Cherie

October 01, 2018

I love the scene you created…thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

October 01, 2018

What a lovely card! I really like the images you chose to build the scene. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!!!

Lisa K
Lisa K

October 01, 2018

I’m looking forward to seeing this kit in it’s entirety. I like the interaction of this card and how it all came together. I look forward to Christmas!

Lynne
Lynne

October 01, 2018

I really Like this scene!

Lynne
Lynne

October 01, 2018

Oh! I really Like this scene!

Lynne
Lynne

October 01, 2018

Oh! I really Like this scene!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

October 01, 2018

Beautiful card.

CyLee
CyLee

October 01, 2018

Inspired! Love it!

JoAnn
JoAnn

October 01, 2018

Very colorful card. Love the vintage feel of the scene.

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

October 01, 2018

Very cute card!

Kim Alston
Kim Alston

October 01, 2018

Love this!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

October 01, 2018

This looks like a fun kit with lots of variety! Can’t wait to get mine!

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

October 01, 2018

Your scene is so pretty! Octobers Kit looks like a really fun kit. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it.

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

October 01, 2018

What a fun scene!

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

October 01, 2018

I really love the scene building elements in this kit. From what we’ve seen you can do a lot of different things with it so I’m looking forward to start playing with this kit!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

October 01, 2018

The stack of animals is adorable!

Donna Holloway
Donna Holloway

October 01, 2018

What a beautiful card. I LOVE IT.

Susan Anglesey
Susan Anglesey

October 01, 2018

Yes pretty please!!

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

September 30, 2018

This scene is just lovely!! I can’t wait to see the whole kit! All the elements I’ve seen so far as just fantastic!!! Congratulations on an awesome card!!!

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

September 30, 2018

This scene is just lovely!! I can’t wait to see the whole kit! All the elements I’ve seen so far as just fantastic!!! Congratulations on an awesome card!!!

Kate B
Kate B

September 30, 2018

Wonderful card! I love the simple blended sky and the colors you used!

Georgette A
Georgette A

September 30, 2018

Beautiful scene. The new kit looks like fun!

Margery C
Margery C

September 30, 2018

Wonderful skating scene. Reminds me of ice skating on the lake when I was younger.

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

September 30, 2018

This is a beautiful card ! And a fantastic kit ! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love, Marjorie
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Kim smart
Kim smart

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful card!! Love that big Christmas tree and all the little animals!!!

Jayne
Jayne

September 30, 2018

Lovely scene, I especially love how you did the tree!

Flo
Flo

September 30, 2018

More ice skaters, cute couple too.

Anastasia M
Anastasia M

September 30, 2018

I love scene building kits, so much fun! You did a great job with your card.

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

September 30, 2018

Great composition, and I just love the girl and boy ice skaters. Such a lovely card!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

September 30, 2018

I love the shading you did on all the images. This is such a great card.

Diane
Diane

September 30, 2018

How lovely! a perfect winter outdoor scene and the animals are adorable. Thanks for sharing!…d.

SUZANNE KIMMELMAN
SUZANNE KIMMELMAN

September 30, 2018

can’t wait until the kit arrives

Stacey
Stacey

September 30, 2018

How fun, I love this time of year too. Great card!

Judy
Judy

September 30, 2018

I love the skaters in the adorable Christmas scene card!

Mary Doran
Mary Doran

September 30, 2018

Love the scene you created with all the images from the kit! Would love to get/give this card for Christmas.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

September 30, 2018

So cute! Those little critters standing on each other are adorable!

Jamie S.
Jamie S.

September 30, 2018

What a cute holiday card. Must see more of this iridescent ink!!

Delphine Montano
Delphine Montano

September 30, 2018

I love the way you did the background and the way you the animals are Decorating the tree and the Blues in the background just love love love it 💖💖💖🤗🤗👵

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

September 30, 2018

I just love this kit!

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

September 30, 2018

What a great Christmas scene!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

September 30, 2018

Wonderful scene building and coloring!

KarenChester
KarenChester

September 30, 2018

Love the skaters. Hope we have a statue that puts the kids in Lincoln center in New York.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

September 30, 2018

Such a great Christmas scene! Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Ana A
Ana A

September 30, 2018

Beautiful holiday card! I really love the colors and design :)

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

September 30, 2018

Love this stamp set with both people & animals shown around the Christmas tree.

Jessica Barker
Jessica Barker

September 30, 2018

What precious kids and critters – that says Christmas to me.

Heather K
Heather K

September 30, 2018

Intrigued by the irredecent ink!

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

September 30, 2018

What a beautiful card with this October MMH Kit!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 30, 2018

Like the tree, lampost and bench…looking forward to those!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

September 30, 2018

This is such a charming card! Looking forward to the new kit.

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

September 30, 2018

Another awesome card.

K Kraft
K Kraft

September 30, 2018

This is adorable!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 30, 2018

so very cute love the colours you have used looks quite vintage

Candie Odom
Candie Odom

September 30, 2018

Beautiful scene, Lovely card.

Karenajo
Karenajo

September 30, 2018

Love those cute stacked animals and your wonderful scene! Beautiful card!

Teddie
Teddie

September 30, 2018

So cute!

Denise Lassiter
Denise Lassiter

September 30, 2018

Great card!

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

September 30, 2018

Such a cute scene, especially the animals stacking up to decorate the tree!

Shannon
Shannon

September 30, 2018

So cute! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Shameenia Hopes
Shameenia Hopes

September 30, 2018

I fill like I’m going to make such lovely cards with the animals and street scenes in this kit. Hero Arts hands down better than Simon Says.

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

September 30, 2018

Very nice Ilina, I especially like the way you colored all the elements to create your little scene. TFS.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 30, 2018

Wonderful card! :)

Erika
Erika

September 30, 2018

Such a beautiful scene.

Julie
Julie

September 30, 2018

Beautiful scene. The stamped tree is unique to most evergreen stamps.

Emmaline
Emmaline

September 30, 2018

I love how cute and classic this card is! I’m really excited to see the full card kit!

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

September 30, 2018

This set looks like so much fun – can’t wait to see it.

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