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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Caly Person October 05, 2019 298 Comments

It's time for our fourth countdown peek! The October My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, October 7 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Caly, who is sharing another look at this wonderful kit!

Hello, Friends! I hope you're ready for the holidays because we've got a holiday set coming at you with a retro feel! My countdown card today focuses on one of the two Christmas trees in this month's My Monthly Hero Kit (that's right! I said one of two Christmas trees - it's nice that you have the option!)

I stamped my images with Intensified Black Ink to color with Copic markers. It's a sparse tree like the Charlie Brown tree so I added some bits of colors to each branch and used similar colors throughout.  

Copic colors used:
Reds:  R05, R27, R29
Greens:  YG07, G29
Teals:  BG24, BG49
Blues:  B16, B29
Purples:  V01, V04
Yellows:  Y00, Y08
Grays:  C1, C4, C7

After coloring, I die-cut the images and added white gel highlights to them before setting them aside to work on the background. On a Dove White Top Folded card base, I ink-blended Squeezed Lemonade at the top and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks from the bottom. Where the two colors meet, a green organically mixes on its own. I sprayed the area with water droplets and also splattered some white and black paint to give the background some interest.

I set the card base aside to dry and used a Rectangle Infinity Die to cut a window from an A2-sized panel, centering it as best I could. I trimmed my panel to mat the card base and stamped a sentiment on the bottom portion. I added foam adhesive to the frame and adhered it over my ink-blended cardbase then decorated it with my colored images. The final thing I did was add Crystal Clear Lacquer over the ornaments.  

This is a little teaser for my card that I'm sharing for the blog hop. Be sure to join us on Monday! Thank you all for stopping by!

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. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, October 7, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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PatriciaD
PatriciaD

October 07, 2019

Cute Charlie Brown Christmas tree!!

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

October 07, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card and the beautiful font of the sentiment.

Mary Walker
Mary Walker

October 07, 2019

Love the 60’s vibe! My time! Lol

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

October 07, 2019

“Charlie Brown” Christmas tree couldn’t have described it any better! Really cute tree! I’m so excited for this kit to release! I’m willing to bet it sells out quickly!

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

October 07, 2019

Caly,

What a fun card! It makes me feel like I should have my Christmas shopping all done and under the tree in pretty packages! The way the stocking is just randomly laying in with the presents added some fun whimsy to the scene.

Kathy Lane
Kathy Lane

October 07, 2019

Your card is spectacular and I can see a possible Vegas themed Christmas card with the kit!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

October 07, 2019

These are such wonderful cards…. can’t wait to see the total package….

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

October 07, 2019

I can totally see this embossed in silver, making it truly retro!

Susan Billingsley
Susan Billingsley

October 07, 2019

Wow so many beautiful cards! Looks like an amazing kit!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 07, 2019

Lovely card! I love the retro feel to it, especially with the font.

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

October 07, 2019

Great card another great release. Can’t wait to see it all.

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

October 07, 2019

That’s just how our tree used to look when I was a kid!
Awesome card Caly. Thanks for sharing
T x

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

October 07, 2019

Just beautiful. Love all the colors and then the border to frame it out.

Patsy A
Patsy A

October 07, 2019

I’ve hat background. The gifts under the tree are so sweet

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

October 07, 2019

Sweet card! I’m kinda lovin’ the “fall back vibe” this kit is sending out!

Sally Edwards
Sally Edwards

October 07, 2019

For us having a Hot Christmas, it’s nice to not have snow everywhere, all the time. I love this card style.

K. Eley
K. Eley

October 07, 2019

Two tree images!!! Yes please! The font is super fun! Fabulous card!!!

Flo
Flo

October 07, 2019

Cute card. Reminds me a little of a Charlie Brown tree.

Michele
Michele

October 07, 2019

Love this tree and coloring- the retro really takes on a modern vibe!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

October 06, 2019

The Font design is Amazing. Love this look. Need this kit. Nowwww. Thanks

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

October 06, 2019

Love this style of Images. That retro look so excited to see the rest of the Kit this month. Thanks

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

October 06, 2019

Great card. I think I had a tree like that a mighty long time ago. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

October 06, 2019

You can’t get much more nostalgic about Christmas than a Charlie Brown tree. Delightful card!

Dana M
Dana M

October 06, 2019

Super sweet and classic card! Beautiful details in a CAS design.

Shannon Neparko
Shannon Neparko

October 06, 2019

Love the colors!

Beverly U
Beverly U

October 06, 2019

Who doesn’t love a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree? Love the inked background and the black and white paint adds just the right texture!!

Pam Weiss
Pam Weiss

October 06, 2019

So cute, I can see the kids gathering around the tree, shaking presents.

Pam Weiss
Pam Weiss

October 06, 2019

So cute, I can see the kids gathering around the tree, shaking presents.

karenajo
karenajo

October 06, 2019

Great tree – love the colors and the cute scene you created!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

October 06, 2019

This is so pretty!

Kathy Anstine
Kathy Anstine

October 06, 2019

Super cute card- love that simple tree!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

October 06, 2019

What love the framed look and I love the sentiment!! I am so excited to see more of this kit!

Kristine Johnson Gifford
Kristine Johnson Gifford

October 06, 2019

This kit is just too cute. I love that font so much!

Catherine
Catherine

October 06, 2019

Looking forward to the reveal. Looks like lots of fun elements for scene building.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

October 06, 2019

Cute and simple. Looks great.

Pamela Steckman
Pamela Steckman

October 06, 2019

That tree is so cute! What a wonderful kit this seems to be!

Kari S
Kari S

October 06, 2019

I love this thin little tree!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 06, 2019

Love the presents and stocking under the tree. The sentiments in this kit are so perfect for retro cards! Nice job!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 06, 2019

Love the presents and stocking under the tree. The sentiments in this kit are so perfect for retro cards! Nice job!

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the background.

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

October 06, 2019

What a cute card! I love that Christmas tree and the festive colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana Metts
Diana Metts

October 06, 2019

My first thought when I saw this card was “I love that Charlie Brown-like tree”. Love what you did with and looking forward to the rest of the collection,

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 06, 2019

Loving the retro feeling of the kit! Very nice card.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

October 06, 2019

These blended background colors are fabulous! Whoohoo for a retro Christmas. Brings back so many memories from long ago.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

October 06, 2019

What a pretty card! I love how you ink blended the background. :)

Anne Pappas
Anne Pappas

October 06, 2019

The tree is fantastic! So 1950’s!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

October 06, 2019

Love the frame/window look. Also appreciate that you posted which pens you used.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

October 06, 2019

Very cute card…Can’t wait to see this kit,

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

October 06, 2019

Love this sweet little retro tree and can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Kitty L
Kitty L

October 06, 2019

The sparse tree is so cute. I really like the sentiment script. It adds interest to the card.

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

October 06, 2019

Wow, that little tree is great! I really like the frame too. This kit looks to be a wonderful start for my Christmas cards!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

October 06, 2019

Such a fun kit coming!

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

October 06, 2019

That tree reminds me of national lampoons cmas vacation when it got set on fire! I love this scene so colorful!!

Kathy R
Kathy R

October 06, 2019

Really cute, just need the colored light shining on the tree to give it the “glow”.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

October 06, 2019

What a lovely Christmas tree card :)

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald

October 06, 2019

Love the background colors of this card. The subject, tree and presents, pops due to the background.

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

October 06, 2019

This is my favorite tree in the set. I love the way you did background on the card and then inset it so the card looks like a gift!

Darcie Walker
Darcie Walker

October 06, 2019

The tree reminds me of the silver tree my grandmother had with the green, red, and blue round disk in front of a light. It would turn and the color would reflect onto the tree. Loved it!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

October 06, 2019

Loving the stick trees do Retro

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

October 06, 2019

Such a cute card! I wouldn’t have thought to add spatters to the background. Filing that away for later :)

Lindarub
Lindarub

October 06, 2019

Love the Christmas tree!

Allie G.
Allie G.

October 06, 2019

I love the little Charlie Brownish tree. It makes a really good card for someone that has a lot of Christmas cards to make. I love the stamp set.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

October 06, 2019

Very cute card! I love this kit!

Bernadette
Bernadette

October 06, 2019

Ohhh the background is beautiful! What a great card. So lovely! Can’t wait for this kit!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

October 06, 2019

I adore this tree! Beautiful card and I am soooooo loving the kit. xxx

Helen G.
Helen G.

October 06, 2019

This is beautiful. I love how you framed it.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 06, 2019

Such a fabulous kit – can’t wait for the full reveal! I love the sentiment on the frame – great design!

Eileen
Eileen

October 06, 2019

Reminds me of our old silver tree! I love this kit.

Valerija
Valerija

October 06, 2019

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the sentiment.

Cindy White Bear
Cindy White Bear

October 06, 2019

This card makes me smile

Denise Mlady
Denise Mlady

October 06, 2019

What a sweet card this is. Love the arrangement and soft ink blending.

Marianne
Marianne

October 06, 2019

So cute! Love the whimsical nature of this card. Such a fab kit!

Krystal S
Krystal S

October 06, 2019

This is so, so cute!! The colors are absolute perfection. Love it!

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

October 06, 2019

Love this card with the gorgeous tree and the baubles. I think this is a very useful kit to have for Christmas cards and decorating.

Christa N Hamilton
Christa N Hamilton

October 06, 2019

Love this! Clean and simple!

Rae C
Rae C

October 06, 2019

I agree the 2 tree options are going to allow so many options. Beautiful card.

Mateja M
Mateja M

October 06, 2019

Such an interesting font for the sentiment. Love it :)

Mary in Wausau WI
Mary in Wausau WI

October 06, 2019

That tree embossed in shiny silver or glittery tinsel powder will be a great look back in time :)
Well done HA!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

October 06, 2019

It is a very pretty card. Thank you for listing the copics that you used. I always find that to be so helpful.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

October 06, 2019

Adorable card! I really love this tree. So cute!

YVONNE  S MORENTIN
YVONNE S MORENTIN

October 06, 2019

Oh, i love this tree, reminds me of a nicer charlie brown tree, we had one of those little one as a kid, love it.

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

October 06, 2019

What a gorgeous colourful card! Love the background!

Annette Bridges
Annette Bridges

October 06, 2019

Love the “Charlie Brown” feel of this tree.

Robin M
Robin M

October 06, 2019

This is the cutest card! The Christmas tree reminds me of the vintage aluminum Christmas tree from back in day! ( you would have to be around my age to know what I am talking about) LOL! Simply gorgeous!

Lonya H Mathys
Lonya H Mathys

October 06, 2019

I really like the colors on this card. Thank you for sharing the colors you used.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

October 06, 2019

I like the non-traditional colors in your card, and your recipient will be thrilled to get it.

Lorianne F Icalia
Lorianne F Icalia

October 06, 2019

I’ve been seeing some great backgrounds! Nice!

Karry
Karry

October 06, 2019

I am so digging the retro look of the images. This is an awesome card! Cannot wait to see the card kit!

Bethany M
Bethany M

October 06, 2019

This tree reminds me of Charlie Brown’s tree!! I love it!

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

October 06, 2019

This is such a happy, cute card! I love the “Charlie Brown” tree and the colors are perfect. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Leila Larson
Leila Larson

October 06, 2019

The thick frame is great.

Jackie
Jackie

October 06, 2019

Fun card, like the gifts. I have not tried the clear laquer, will try this holiday!

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

October 06, 2019

I love the sentiment font in this kit! Hero Arts never disappoints!

Shannon McDonald
Shannon McDonald

October 06, 2019

Hot digitty! Hero Art you are making life exciting!! I want to be a great big WINNER! lol

Michele W
Michele W

October 06, 2019

Great card. Like the way your framed your scene and the neat retro font used for the sentiment. Nice that there are two very different styles of trees in this kit. Thanks for sharing!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

October 06, 2019

I agree, more tree options=better! Your sparse tress is just delightful!

Margaret Roberts
Margaret Roberts

October 06, 2019

Love the background and the pretty tree!

Patt H.
Patt H.

October 06, 2019

What a lovely card! Love the frame over the pretty image!

Kamala Alahan
Kamala Alahan

October 06, 2019

Love the card. Simple but so sweet.

Kamala Alahan
Kamala Alahan

October 06, 2019

Love the card. Simple but so sweet.

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