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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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Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

October 05, 2019

Such a wonderful card! Love the car❤️
Thanks for sharing…

Annie W
Annie W

October 05, 2019

Awesome card! Looks like this kit will be a sell out!!

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

October 05, 2019

I am loving this set! Cant wait so see it all! Awesome card!

Swati jain
Swati jain

October 05, 2019

Beautiful card. Can’t wait to get my hands on the kit

MissyVerhey
MissyVerhey

October 05, 2019

Excited about the kit. Love the card

Sue D
Sue D

October 05, 2019

Love this card—reminds me of a car we used to own.

Theresa P
Theresa P

October 05, 2019

Love your color choices! Great card and great stamps!

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

October 05, 2019

I love the font, and that retro car.

Lagene
Lagene

October 05, 2019

I love this super cool retro car!

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

October 05, 2019

Great card, love the colors.

jeanne hinchberger
jeanne hinchberger

October 05, 2019

absolutely darling. very clean. very simple. shows one of the important tasks of Christmas-bringing home the Christmas tree, also I believe it is a card that you can easily mass produce.thanks

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

October 05, 2019

Love the vintage car and it reminds me of past Christmas when my dad would bring home Christmas tree.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

October 05, 2019

This is so cute!

Leola Janz
Leola Janz

October 05, 2019

Ho Ho Ho Love Love Love

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

October 05, 2019

Love the car -it’s a reminder of a car we had that we used to bring a Christmas tree home!

Suzie Dube
Suzie Dube

October 05, 2019

Oh wow! This is beautiful 😍 I’m so in love the font ❤ Gorgeous card, flawless background and fun colors!

J Gearhart
J Gearhart

October 05, 2019

I love the retro car with the tree on top. It looks like the 1950’s when times were simpler. Really cute card.

nancy f
nancy f

October 05, 2019

Love the feel of this kit. Great card.

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

October 05, 2019

Super cute!

karen t
karen t

October 05, 2019

Gorgeous card by Michelle! I’m enjoying seeing this kit – I’m thinking this is the one for me!

Donna Hitz
Donna Hitz

October 05, 2019

Fabulous non traditional colors! Love the image and the presents in the trunk!

Carol H
Carol H

October 05, 2019

Lovely card! Great idea.
Liking this kit already.

Felicia C
Felicia C

October 05, 2019

It gets better by the day! I love the images. I am getting really inspired by using non-traditional colors for a holiday card. So much fun!

Mindy Eggen
Mindy Eggen

October 05, 2019

absolutely classic! adore this card

Lyndi Kummer
Lyndi Kummer

October 05, 2019

This old car is adorable. Cute card. Can’t wait to see the whole set!

Tavia Cheney
Tavia Cheney

October 05, 2019

Very cute card. Wish my computer showed your iridescent spray – I better it just adorable in person. Thanks for sharing!

Robin Trala
Robin Trala

October 05, 2019

I don’t know which I want more, the retro car or a fully decorated tree. Love the retro design. Thank you!

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

October 05, 2019

Love, love, love this kit!!!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

October 05, 2019

I am loving the retro vibe of this Kit. It brings back so many memories. The colors on your card are gorgeous.

Cathleen Macklin
Cathleen Macklin

October 05, 2019

A Christmas Story! the first thought that popped into my head! Love it!

schmidenkiwi
schmidenkiwi

October 05, 2019

a Wonderful color-combination. I am not sure if Chris Rea is as famous in the USA as in Europe. Looking at this I can hear him singing “driving home for Christmas…”

Melissa (mollymoo951)
Melissa (mollymoo951)

October 05, 2019

Cute card! I really do like the “Merry Christmas” stamp!

Marianne
Marianne

October 05, 2019

Such a fun card. Love the retro look.

ANNE Hudgens
ANNE Hudgens

October 05, 2019

Michelle this is retro with a pop! Thanks for the cool Christmas card!

ANNE Hudgens
ANNE Hudgens

October 05, 2019

Michelle this is retro with a pop! Thanks for the cool Christmas card!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

October 05, 2019

Nice card. I like the vintage car.

Taya V
Taya V

October 05, 2019

Love the post modern look!

Laura
Laura

October 05, 2019

Just Love this.

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

October 05, 2019

This reminds me of when I was a little girl decades ago, such a fun time of the year.

Amy Lombardo
Amy Lombardo

October 05, 2019

This is a really fun card! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer McDougall
Jennifer McDougall

October 05, 2019

Cars with fins! Like the one I learned to drive in…I see this stamp being used on my Christmas cards.

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

October 05, 2019

Just loving this 50’s vintage look.

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

October 05, 2019

Classic vehicle & classic ritual – getting the tree! Thanks for the perk – can hardly wait for the reveal!!!

Lori A
Lori A

October 05, 2019

Love the retro look…can’t wait for the kit release!

Yvonne Stein
Yvonne Stein

October 05, 2019

This is going to be a fun set! I cannot wait to see it in its entirety!!

Judy Nafus
Judy Nafus

October 05, 2019

This kit looks awesome!

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

October 05, 2019

This car with the trunk full of presents makes me think of my grandparents. Funny though…this has a 50’s vibe and I wasn’t quite born yet…🤔

MrsB8T
MrsB8T

October 05, 2019

Your color choices worked perfectly with the retro diner style font of the sentiment

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait
Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

October 05, 2019

Great card! Love the color scheme.

Jean G
Jean G

October 05, 2019

Thank you! Love your pink Caddy! My dad had a blue one, used of course! ;)

Janelle
Janelle

October 05, 2019

Nice job on the coloring. I’ll have to rethink my color schemes for my holiday cards this year.

Janelke
Janelke

October 05, 2019

Nice job on the coloring. I’ll have to rethink my color schemes for my holiday cards this year.

Dorothy Norman
Dorothy Norman

October 05, 2019

Looks like this will be a fun kit

 Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

October 05, 2019

I love this! I love this color combo and the card in its entirety. I also look forward to using this kit not just for the holidays. The car will be wonderful for the friends and family members that experiences that style/vintage of a car in their youths.

Toni L
Toni L

October 05, 2019

Love the old car—is it an Chevy? Good old days for sure and the old family car with the tree on top brings back fond memories. Love the beautiful simplicity of the car with classic colours.

Barb Kaszuba
Barb Kaszuba

October 05, 2019

Oh my goodness, my first car, purchased in 1968, was a 57 Chevy Hardtop Convertible like the one shown on your card! This looks to be an absolutely awesome kit. Can’t wait until Monday.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

October 05, 2019

Love this CAS card. Describes a perfect holiday scene. So cool.

Andrea B
Andrea B

October 05, 2019

I love this card – thanks for sharing how you made it! This kit is going to be fun!

Anita B
Anita B

October 05, 2019

Cute!! Reminds me of the Griswolds! Can’t wait to see more!! 😍

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

October 05, 2019

I LOVE this! I love the car, I love the tree and I love how you did the background. I can’t wait for this release! I can think of so many uses for the car! Whoop! Whoop!!

Toni F
Toni F

October 05, 2019

Reminds me of my dad’s car with the big fins. The is certainly a retro kit.

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

October 05, 2019

I love your background — so simple yet perfect!

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

October 05, 2019

My mind is buzzing with ideas for year round cards for the guys in my life and I’m going to start by CASE-ing this one. Thanks for sharing.

Neen
Neen

October 05, 2019

Wow…this brings back a lot of memories from childhood….love it!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

October 04, 2019

This car reminds me of a car in a cartoon—just adorable. I am going to really like this new kit, and will no doubt buy it….

Mary
Mary

October 04, 2019

Love the car. Great Christmas card idea. Can’t wait for the kit.

DIanne C
DIanne C

October 04, 2019

Love the retro!!

Cindi
Cindi

October 04, 2019

Fabulous card! Love the color selections. This kit is on my must-have list already!

Anna Dowdy
Anna Dowdy

October 04, 2019

Oh my awesome kit. Can’t wait to see it all!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

October 04, 2019

What a great vintage car. I like the lines….

Maria Willis
Maria Willis

October 04, 2019

I love this card!!! Such a cool font too!

Michelle
Michelle

October 04, 2019

Cute card! I’m anxious to this month’s kit.

Marg
Marg

October 04, 2019

What a great card. The car brings back many memories. Looking forward to the whole kit.

catharina worthington
catharina worthington

October 04, 2019

I love the retro car look. especially since it is in my favorite color red.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

October 04, 2019

This is a very cute card. Thanks for sharing it.

Carol E Wortman
Carol E Wortman

October 04, 2019

Great nostalgic card, possibly a pink Cadillac?. Ooo..Ooo another content clue – yippee Prisma glitter. Already enjoying the feeling of this month’s set and loving it!♡♡

lee
lee

October 04, 2019

Wow – That is one cool card!

Tracy
Tracy

October 04, 2019

I love the retro pink cadillac!! This kit looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, can’t wait to see the rest!!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

October 04, 2019

Great job Michelle! This is an adorable card, love the retro car. The colors are great.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

October 04, 2019

This is so cute can’t wait to play with this kit

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

October 04, 2019

Super cute card! Your coloring is amazing!

Bernadette
Bernadette

October 04, 2019

Oh my gosh! I’m so glad to see this retro Christmas! Can’t wait to play with this. Lovely cards so far!! Thanks for the sneak peek!

Patricia Rand
Patricia Rand

October 04, 2019

Pink Cadillac just shouts Elvis 🕺 is in the house….live it!!!

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

October 04, 2019

Love love love this tree on the car!

Ann K.
Ann K.

October 04, 2019

I am middle aged, but I must admiit, this style of car is from “before my time”…

Leann
Leann

October 04, 2019

Looking forward to the October 2019 kit!!

Patricia McMurray
Patricia McMurray

October 04, 2019

I love this kit already! The vintage feel reminds me of my childhood in the early 70’s.

sheryl bishop
sheryl bishop

October 04, 2019

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!

Joyce
Joyce

October 04, 2019

Super card. Love that old fashioned car.

Julie Lutz
Julie Lutz

October 04, 2019

Looks like a fun kit.

Barbara
Barbara

October 04, 2019

Can’t wait to use this kit. I am so excited. Will be anxious to see all of it.

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

October 04, 2019

These cards are definitely a blast from the past. Love them, and the memories.

Hannah M Tully
Hannah M Tully

October 04, 2019

The font on the Merry Christmas sentiment is too cute!

Laurie Miller
Laurie Miller

October 04, 2019

I love the tree on top the car idea!

Laurelle
Laurelle

October 04, 2019

Love the nostalgic vibe of this card.

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

October 04, 2019

Beautiful card! That car will see a lot of use, and the font on sentiment is so fun. Thanks for the inspiration, can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Alice Serafin
Alice Serafin

October 04, 2019

All I can say is WOW love it hero arts is my new favorite stamp company Keep up the Amazing work

Jeanette Rochnowski
Jeanette Rochnowski

October 04, 2019

So adorable and love the style of coloring with such a pale, soft look! I am so into stamp and die cut vehicles of any type lately and are so wonderful for masculine cards! Great job Michelle. 😁❤️

Claudia B
Claudia B

October 04, 2019

Retro Christmas – yay!! I love your color choices on this card.

Darcie Walker
Darcie Walker

October 04, 2019

I love this! The background is awesome. I can’t wait for the kit.