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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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Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

October 06, 2019

Love this retro car with tree card for a fun holiday celebration!!

Kendra
Kendra

October 06, 2019

What a fun card! I love that car and the pink is gorgeous!

Colleen Dixon
Colleen Dixon

October 06, 2019

I love this card! The tree on top of the car brings back memories.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

October 06, 2019

Fun auto scene!
Love the colors
on the scene!
Carla from Utah

Terri
Terri

October 06, 2019

Oh my, but this set looks really good.

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

October 06, 2019

Oh how I love the car!

Lindsay S
Lindsay S

October 06, 2019

I make my dad vintage inspired Christmas cards each year to give to all of his car buddies. This would be perfect!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

October 05, 2019

Super cute card, love that old car with the presents popping out of the trunk!

Ashley Anderson-Gill
Ashley Anderson-Gill

October 05, 2019

Love this idea for a Christmas card. I know so many family members who would love to get a card like this.

Rachel
Rachel

October 05, 2019

This makes me want to get my tree out and decorated!

Francine
Francine

October 05, 2019

Love the font from this design.

Michele
Michele

October 05, 2019

Love the card!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

October 05, 2019

Non-traditional, but fun colors.

Maria
Maria

October 05, 2019

Love the car!

Katie M
Katie M

October 05, 2019

Such a cute card!

Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca Kenny

October 05, 2019

Love the vintage holiday coloring. Fantastic!

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

October 05, 2019

Love the car… reminds me of my childhood.

Pamela Steckman
Pamela Steckman

October 05, 2019

I love the car with the tree! So cute!

Lori Roberson
Lori Roberson

October 05, 2019

Wow, such a cute card! This kit is looking better with every “countdown idea” posted. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

October 05, 2019

Love the car!

Sandy
Sandy

October 05, 2019

This picture brings back lots of fun memories. We had a car just like that, only it was blue!

Diane T.
Diane T.

October 05, 2019

Such a fun card! So pretty! Great kit!

Marianna
Marianna

October 05, 2019

Liking the retro feel to this kit!

Beth Williams
Beth Williams

October 05, 2019

So much fun. I am old enough to remember doing this very thing in a similar car long years ago.It brings back such wonderful memories.Would be great to make cards for my 2 oldest sons-I think they would remember also.

Vicki Blair
Vicki Blair

October 05, 2019

Love the car! Great idea with the tree.

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

October 05, 2019

This card is sweet and so is the car! This reminds me of growing up, we brought our Christmas trees home like this a few times – however, we had a big monster of a family car to tie the tree to!!

Connie S Thingstad
Connie S Thingstad

October 05, 2019

this is going to be a popular stamp!

Rebecca
Rebecca

October 05, 2019

Such pretty colors!

Madeleine Garner
Madeleine Garner

October 05, 2019

Love the colors you used. Can’t wait for the kit to become available.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

October 05, 2019

Love that retro car! So fun! Reminds me of many years back!

Denise Harlow
Denise Harlow

October 05, 2019

I love this car!

Denise Harlow
Denise Harlow

October 05, 2019

So cute!!!

Kelly dean
Kelly dean

October 05, 2019

Love the card and car is so cute!

Alexia Daniel
Alexia Daniel

October 05, 2019

Love it! I wonder how many years until Teal is a normal christmas color?! LOL! i’ve been using it for ever it seems.

Iggy
Iggy

October 05, 2019

I am loving this kit!

Peggy Pighetti
Peggy Pighetti

October 05, 2019

My grandson really likes this card and so do I what a great Christmas card. Thanks for sharing.

Konnie wren
Konnie wren

October 05, 2019

What a fun 50s theme

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

October 05, 2019

This is so fun! Love the car full of gifts!

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

October 05, 2019

Looks like the family is off to Grandmas house for Christmas! Beautiful coloring and background.

ROSALIE JOHNSON
ROSALIE JOHNSON

October 05, 2019

Love the car and tree – so vintage!!

Lee W. Cockrum
Lee W. Cockrum

October 05, 2019

I love these images SO much!!!

Gabriella Bell
Gabriella Bell

October 05, 2019

Oh my gosh what a fun card, loving the retro vibe

Kate R
Kate R

October 05, 2019

Love love love this card! Love the car, love the colors!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

October 05, 2019

The more I see of this kit, the more I love it.

Rheanna Hoffman
Rheanna Hoffman

October 05, 2019

My Grandmother actually had this car!! I need this kit so much!! I have to make my Christmas cards with this stamp set. My dad and his siblings would LOVE this set!!

David
David

October 05, 2019

That tree looks awesome…love the car too. My grandpa had one like it in red too

Kathy Brewer
Kathy Brewer

October 05, 2019

So many times we brought our tree home like that! Thanks for the memories

KC Wong
KC Wong

October 05, 2019

So cute. Love how you did the tree!!!

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

October 05, 2019

Cute card! I love the font on the sentiment.

ANNE hudgens
ANNE hudgens

October 05, 2019

This is great!
My husband drove one of these ( 57 Chevy) and it was red!
Thanks for some memories!

Shirlene
Shirlene

October 05, 2019

I remember all four sisters and I in a similar car having an adventure and getting stuck a few times before successfully coming home with a tree.
Only thing is no decorations were on the tree at this point.
Still love the vintage feel🥂

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

October 05, 2019

Loving the vintage vibe this month.
Hero Arts never disappoints!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

October 05, 2019

The more I see, the more I fall in love with this kit!!! The car reminds me of a car my aunt & uncle had when I was a kid. Before my mother started driving, they used to pick mom, my sister and I up on a Friday evening to spend that time with them and our cousins, while dad worked. This kit is really bringing back some heart warming memories. My heart is overflowing with happy❣❣❣😄

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

October 05, 2019

I love this card. The vintage car and tree on top :)!

Flo
Flo

October 05, 2019

Love the really cool retro vibe of this kit.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

October 05, 2019

I am loving this kit just from a couple of peeks! This card is so fun and retro and I love the color pallette! I can’t wait to see it all!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

October 05, 2019

I love this precious card!! It looks like the car is speeding home to celebrate Christmas!! Love it!!

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

October 05, 2019

Love it! Looks like a car we had when I was a kid!

Patt H.
Patt H.

October 05, 2019

Love this awesome card, Michelle! The added sparkle is perfect & the car sure brings back lots of memories for me!

Bonnie Mckenzie
Bonnie Mckenzie

October 05, 2019

I am loving this set the more I see these cards

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

October 05, 2019

Super cute and still very holidayish. Looking forward to it.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

October 05, 2019

Happy to see a retro vibe to your kit!

Margaret R
Margaret R

October 05, 2019

Great car! Great card!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

October 05, 2019

Cute kit coming for Christmas 💞

Tani k
Tani k

October 05, 2019

Such a cute card. This kit is going to amazing!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

October 05, 2019

This card reminds me of my childhood with a tree tied on a car. Love this release

Lynn C.
Lynn C.

October 05, 2019

I loved this card. It is simple yet brings back memories for me of my childhood.
The colors are so soft. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Dana M
Dana M

October 05, 2019

Fantastic card! Such a fun and festive car image – love it!

Yvonne
Yvonne

October 05, 2019

Great retro look – and the shimmer spray makes it pop!

Kylie Z
Kylie Z

October 05, 2019

I am loving everything about this kit.

Evan
Evan

October 05, 2019

Great color choices.!

Shauna Avery
Shauna Avery

October 05, 2019

That is so cute!! How fun!!

Julia D.
Julia D.

October 05, 2019

I’m loving the retro look of this kit! I’m obsessed by the 50s so this is right up my alley. Great samples from the designers! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

October 05, 2019

Pink Cadillac – can’t wait for this kit!!!!

Mary
Mary

October 05, 2019

I love the fonts for “Merry Christmas”, and the car is darling, great shading, I can not wait for my kit!!!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

October 05, 2019

awesome card – love the pink car – so cute:)

Teri S.
Teri S.

October 05, 2019

What a hoot this stamp is! I chuckle at the 1950’s look of the car with the tree on the roof. Such a fun & memorable looking release coming our way. I like the non-traditional colours you’ve used Michelle.

Madeline L
Madeline L

October 05, 2019

Another great image! Love this kit already!❤️

Trina P.
Trina P.

October 05, 2019

Sweet card.

Susie Murray
Susie Murray

October 05, 2019

Love the retro look! Reminds me of my Mom’s caddy and bringing home the Christmas tree in the 50’s. Wonderful colors and design. Than you Hero Arts for a chance to win this kit.

Jackie
Jackie

October 05, 2019

I am glad to see a retro automobile in this set, and this card is very cool! I like to do non traditional holiday colors as well.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

October 05, 2019

I love this car with the tree on top! What a great job coloring and background!

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

October 05, 2019

It reminds me of those old cartoons. You can see the dad in the car racing down the road to get the tree home. It’s lovely.

Dawn
Dawn

October 05, 2019

Beautiful card

Louise Coviello
Louise Coviello

October 05, 2019

Such a fun card! I love the sentiment and the glitter details you gave to the car. I can’t wait to see the kit.

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

October 05, 2019

Great card. Love the trunk open and full of presents. This kit looks like so much fun!

Claudia
Claudia

October 05, 2019

Can’t wait to see this fabulous kit.

littlen
littlen

October 05, 2019

Cute card. Very nostalgic stamp set.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

October 05, 2019

I really love this card! The colors…everything!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

October 05, 2019

Love this retro collection. Back in My day!
thanks for sharing a fun card. Remember
those days well.
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Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

October 05, 2019

Love this! I’d color the car blue to remind my family of the ’66 Pontiac we had! Too fun

Valerie
Valerie

October 05, 2019

I grinned at this card. It’s cartoonish in a good way.

Maria C F
Maria C F

October 05, 2019

Oh my, I am loving this kit!

isabel z
isabel z

October 05, 2019

LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit and what you created!

Ginni  DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

October 05, 2019

Another awesome “oldies” card. Brings back childhood memories of the fun we had getting out tree.

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

October 05, 2019

This is a great card, love the car!

Charla Everhart
Charla Everhart

October 05, 2019

Vintage is my jam! Love the card, just so vintage!

Joyce W
Joyce W

October 05, 2019

What a great retro look. I love it!

Jeri
Jeri

October 05, 2019

Sweet ride! Sweet card! That car reminded of when I was very young in the backseat of my mom’s car. I got into her purse, pulled out a tube of red lipstick and got it all over the white leather seats.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

October 05, 2019

Another card that sends the message of “family” for such a special holiday. Reminds me of activities that families do together, especially with young children. Very nice card.