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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short October 04, 2019 386 Comments

Hello! We are continuing the countdown to the release of the October My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, October 7 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We will be here all weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this fabulous kit! 

Hello there, Michelle here and I am delighted to be sharing another countdown card with you today. This is such a fabulous kit and I thought that it would be fun to go for non-traditional Christmas colours for my card today. 

Merry Christmas by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by stamping the car, tree and presents from the main kit stamp set on to white cardstock with Intens-ified Black Ink. I coloured them with Copic Markers and then die cut them out using the coordinating dies in the kit. These were set aside while I worked on my snowy background. 

Merry Christmas by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took a panel of white cardstock and using a blending brush, I blended Pool Party Reactive Ink on to the top portion of the panel. I faded to white at the bottom, to resemble snow. I took White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and spritzed it over the panel. I also added some additional snow with Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence. 

Merry Christmas by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

The panel was then set aside to dry. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on to the panel in the top left hand corner, with more Intens-ified Black Ink. The card, presents and tree were then added on with foam tape. I took Precision Glue and added little dabs of this over the images. I then sprinkled on the Prisma Glitter from the kit, for some added sparkle. 

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!

Good Luck!





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Rosemary Paul
Rosemary Paul

October 07, 2019

Sorry, the cat posted my comment before I was finished!
The final thing in this retro set that took me back was the wall clock. Oh my, did every house in the 60’s have that clock with the arms and balls at the end?
I love the set. Well done on these images.

Rosemary Paul
Rosemary Paul

October 07, 2019

I love the simplicity of the this colorful card!
I don’t know who drew the original images, but I know my dad had a car very similarly shaped to the one drawn here!

As soon as I saw the new kit this evening I was laughing about a few things I remember from my parents home in the 60’s. The shape of the car was one, the second was the TV set. I remembered all of the times as a girl I was asked to hold one of the rabbit ears while lift my other arm

PatriciaD
PatriciaD

October 07, 2019

Cute and simple…love that card!

Elaine Harrison Lane
Elaine Harrison Lane

October 07, 2019

Love to get this kit each month. The sets are thing I might not buy and then I fall in love with all the pieces that fit so nicely together in creating a card.
I love this card and can just imagine who I will be sending it to this Christmas.

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

October 07, 2019

Love the color combo on this card. This kit would allow me to produce several cards quickly.

Mary Walker
Mary Walker

October 07, 2019

This car takes me back to my childhood. 7 kids in a car like this and we got our tree on Christmas Eve.

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

October 07, 2019

Oh! My! Goodness! I can tell already how much I’m going to love this kit! That car just tops it off! Beautiful card!!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

October 07, 2019

Loving the car!!!!

Mylene
Mylene

October 07, 2019

I absolutely love the car!

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

October 07, 2019

the car is terrific… what a fun kit

Susan Billingsley
Susan Billingsley

October 07, 2019

Love that car!

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

October 07, 2019

Looking forward to the release it looks great. Awesome card

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

October 07, 2019

Love this one!
Thanks for sharing Michelle.
T x

Patsy A
Patsy A

October 07, 2019

This is a great card. I can imagine it many different ways

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

October 07, 2019

Oh! My! Word! This is going to be the most fun kit ever!

Michelle, your card made me smile from ear to ear! I just love it! I can only imagine how beautiful your snow really looks on your card. The shimmery shine it has, but that can’t be picked up by camera, is probably gorgeous!

K. Eley
K. Eley

October 07, 2019

Oh my, oh my!!! The anticipation for the reveal for this kit is huge! Such a fantastic card, I absolutely can’t wait for Monday!!

Michel
Michel

October 06, 2019

Fantastic colors enhance the retro look!, Makes me think of Christmas with my grandparents way back when…..

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

October 06, 2019

Ohhhh I love the colours and look. I reallllly need this kit. Thanks

Julie L
Julie L

October 06, 2019

Can’t wait to see the full kit! How fun!

Beverly U
Beverly U

October 06, 2019

oh my goodness, loving the pink car! Adorable non traditional color card!!

Pam Weiss
Pam Weiss

October 06, 2019

Cute cute cute. Simple but very cute! Love the script.

karenajo
karenajo

October 06, 2019

Love the non-traditional colors on your fun card! The car and tree are great and love the look of the greeting !

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

October 06, 2019

Awesome card! Great job coloring. :)

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

October 06, 2019

I love the look and colors of this card! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit and ideas!

Kristine Johnson Gifford
Kristine Johnson Gifford

October 06, 2019

This old car is so cute. I’m in love with all these images and fonts. Too cute for words.

Catherine N
Catherine N

October 06, 2019

Ahh – the era of real trees. I’m feeling sentimental. Getting the tree was such fun for the whole family.

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

October 06, 2019

Such a fun card! Love the retro car and greeting script.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 06, 2019

I’m really loving this kit, so retro. Who doesn’t love a car with a tree on top?!!! The sentiment is perfect! Fun kit!

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

October 06, 2019

I love the clean and nostalgic look of this card! Thanks for sharing.

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 06, 2019

Who doesn’t love a classic car! Love the card!! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

October 06, 2019

I love this card! Wonderful coloring on the images and such a fun background. :)

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

October 06, 2019

Wonderful simplicity in this card! Love the car’s open trunk with gifts inside! So cute!

Anne Pappas
Anne Pappas

October 06, 2019

My husband and I watch every classic car show on TV these days and this is my dream automobile, I can’t believe it! Maybe Santa can bring me one?

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

October 06, 2019

This is going to make some cute cards. Love it.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

October 06, 2019

Love the car!!!! I need it!!!!

Shawna
Shawna

October 06, 2019

I love the retro feel of thiis card

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

October 06, 2019

I just love that car with the tree on top. Beautiful focal point!

Kathy R
Kathy R

October 06, 2019

Cute vintage design. Looks like a 50s Plymouth Fury. My parents had a pink Plymouth. I can’t see my dad driving a pink car. :)

Kitty L
Kitty L

October 06, 2019

What a memory maker. The car is so fun.

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald

October 06, 2019

The classic car will be so useful for not only Christmas cards but great for masculine Birthday cards.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

October 06, 2019

Cool old style car with the Christmas tree :)

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

October 06, 2019

This card is so cute and I love the car. I especially like the way you have introduced the “alternative Christmas colors” in the design.

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

October 06, 2019

I love the car stamp! There are a few truck stamps for the tree and presents already available in a few places, but this stamp set has a retro car! So much fun! Gosh, I hate waiting for kits…or anything else, really.

Lindarub
Lindarub

October 06, 2019

Love your card!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

October 06, 2019

I love cards that show bringing home the christmas tree! This is very retro. Love it!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

October 06, 2019

Love the car image – gorgeous card! xx

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 06, 2019

Wonderful card! I love the faded blue background!

Helen G.
Helen G.

October 06, 2019

Fabulous!

Eileen
Eileen

October 06, 2019

So cute!
I can’t wait to get this kit!

Denise Mlady
Denise Mlady

October 06, 2019

Love the fun retro vibe of this kit! Such a fun little scene with the Christmas tree on top of the car.

Valerija
Valerija

October 06, 2019

Just beautiful!

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

October 06, 2019

Great card, getting ready for the holidays, all packed up and ready to go.

Christa N Hamilton
Christa N Hamilton

October 06, 2019

Very cute! Love that car!

Krystal S
Krystal S

October 06, 2019

This is such a FAB card for Christmas. Perfect for so many different people in my life. Classic and classy all rolled into one.

Rae C
Rae C

October 06, 2019

I really love the fun car and tree dies but I really love the Merry Christmas stamp. It’s fun and readable, something hard to find in holiday stamp sets.

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

October 06, 2019

What a gorgeous vintage-look card! Love it!

Annette Bridges
Annette Bridges

October 06, 2019

Cute vintage card. Brings back fond memories.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

October 06, 2019

I love this car, and the tree on the roof brings back some memories. So pretty!

Bethany M
Bethany M

October 06, 2019

I love that car!!! You made a great card!

Leila Larson
Leila Larson

October 06, 2019

These colors are perfect. They set just the right mood.

Michele W
Michele W

October 06, 2019

Like your use of non-traditional colors. That pink car with the tree on top and packages filling up the trunk is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

October 06, 2019

I love the snow on the wheel wells!!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

October 06, 2019

I like the vintage car and the sentiment. The colors in the card are so soft and lovely.

CathyR
CathyR

October 06, 2019

Can’t wait to see the whole release.

Cecilia Nocella
Cecilia Nocella

October 06, 2019

Very cute stamps and card!

Ellie
Ellie

October 06, 2019

Super cute card Michelle. Love the soft blue background and such wonderful coloring!

Kim
Kim

October 06, 2019

Such a clean and simple card!

Kim
Kim

October 06, 2019

Such a clean and simple card!

Kim
Kim

October 06, 2019

Yana does not disappoint, her card pays attention to detail, and always seems to do a lovely job with nontraditional colors

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

October 06, 2019

Such a cute card. Would love to win the set.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

October 06, 2019

My dad had a car like that, not sure of the color because photos were black and white. I need to ask my uncles because my parents are in heaven. What a beautiful card. I need to pull out our old photos it would be great to recreate some of the photos as xmas cards.

Joan
Joan

October 06, 2019

Love the snowy background. Feels like Christmas is just around the corner!

Andrea Gallucio
Andrea Gallucio

October 06, 2019

Reminds me of cutting our tree when I was a child

Margaret
Margaret

October 06, 2019

Nifty! I love how the trunk is open on the car.

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

October 06, 2019

boy how this card takes me back to my childhood seeing that antique card. Can’t wait for this set to come out

Althea Robles
Althea Robles

October 06, 2019

This has all the feels of a retro Christmas. So cute!

Susan King
Susan King

October 06, 2019

Oh I love the old chevy! This is going to be an awesome kit!

Sharon Suske
Sharon Suske

October 06, 2019

I think my parents had that car! Super fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janet Barrie
Janet Barrie

October 06, 2019

Hey, that looks just like my first car. It was a stick, I still love red cars. Great card.

Glenna
Glenna

October 06, 2019

I love this release! The car is so cool looking. Love your work. Thank you.

LBSue
LBSue

October 06, 2019

Love the font, love the car – and the snow effect is great!

Anita
Anita

October 06, 2019

Love this card! It makes me smile.

Sandra B
Sandra B

October 06, 2019

So excited for this one! Pretty sure it’s going to be a favorite!

kim s.
kim s.

October 06, 2019

Cool! We’re doing The Jetson’s Christmas! YAY.

Renita Wade
Renita Wade

October 06, 2019

Such a cute set. Can’t wait to get mine for Christmas!

Dgolly
Dgolly

October 06, 2019

Super cute card. I love that car.

Yamilette Mohr
Yamilette Mohr

October 06, 2019

Cute card! Great design for guys too!

doyle wasa
doyle wasa

October 06, 2019

Super excited to see this kit. Love the Retro look!!

Cindy Plourde
Cindy Plourde

October 06, 2019

Brings back memories of my childhood christmas!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

October 06, 2019

This is such a clever car with the trunk open holding all of those tiny presents. Love the pink color. I think the car alone would make a nice guy card, which are hard to find elements for.

Diane
Diane

October 06, 2019

Love, Love, Love this card. There is just something about a Christmas tree tied to a card that brings back memories. Thanks!

Karen L K
Karen L K

October 06, 2019

Such a fun card! Love that car with a tree!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 06, 2019

Such a lovely softly coloured retro card!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

October 06, 2019

Such a cute car scene! Love it!

Rebecca J Hackett-Leas
Rebecca J Hackett-Leas

October 06, 2019

Super cute card. I love the car.

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

October 06, 2019

I love this card. I reminds me of that anticipation that you feel when you drive home with a Christmas tree and how fun it’s going to be when you decorate it.

Anouk
Anouk

October 06, 2019

This kit is awesome!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

October 06, 2019

Cute card! I love the tree on top of the car and all the presents in the trunk!

Lisa
Lisa

October 06, 2019

Super cute! I may be in trouble….well at least my wallet might be :)

Megan Caulder
Megan Caulder

October 06, 2019

I really like the look of the sentiment stamp!

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