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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas October 05, 2019 337 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 Jess for another look at this fantastic kit! 

Hi, Jess here and I am excited to share another look at this fun holiday kit! Of course I love anything music related (especially Christmas music) so two specific images in the kit caught my eye right away! ;) 

To start I stamped the tree and record player with Soft Vanilla Ink and colored them with Copic markers. Then I restamped them, using my MISTI, with Embossing and Watermark Ink and heat-embossed them with Gold Glitter Embossing Powder before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies.

Next I used Taffy and Green Apple Reactive Inks to blend little bokeh circles onto a panel of Dove White Hero Hues Cardstock. I splattered them with water to lighten areas and let the panel dry. Next I swiped my Embossing and Watermark Ink pad across the edges of my panel and heat-embossed them with Gold Glitter Embossing Powder. I also stamped my sentiment onto the panel and heat-embossed it with the same embossing powder. Finally I adhered my tree and popped up my record player with a little foam mounting tape. To finish the card I added a little Crystal Clear Lacquer to the ornaments and record for extra shine!

And that's it! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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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100 Responses

PatriciaD
PatriciaD

October 07, 2019

Like the gold embossing!

Elaine Harrison Lane
Elaine Harrison Lane

October 07, 2019

I can see my Mother loving this card. The table stereo is what ai remember growing up! Love it.

Cheryl McFarland
Cheryl McFarland

October 07, 2019

So adorable. Really reminds me of the cards from back in the day!

Sharon Sumner
Sharon Sumner

October 07, 2019

Awesome card. I learned some new techniques by embossing after coloring. Excited to try it on a fall card. Think leaves and copper embossing powder would be pretty. Thanks for a new idea!

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

October 07, 2019

Love the soft look of this card. Innovative technique.

Mary
Mary

October 07, 2019

The tree/phonograph card is so sweet!

Sheryl M.
Sheryl M.

October 07, 2019

That is too darn cute! Love that darling lil record player! Another awesome and cute card!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

October 07, 2019

I love the pale colors you used around the background.

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

October 07, 2019

I love pink and green for Christmas…

Susan Billingsley
Susan Billingsley

October 07, 2019

Simply beautiful! Can’t wait;)

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

October 07, 2019

Great set by the looks can’t wait to see the full release. Awesome card

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

October 07, 2019

Love this idea, especially for all the music lovers in my family. Thanks for sharing.

Patsy A
Patsy A

October 07, 2019

This really minds me of cards from when I was a kid!

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

October 07, 2019

I love the colors you chose for the elements and background on your card. And I’m singing the song in my head… 🎄

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

October 07, 2019

Jess,

I think adding the soft colors behind the tree and record player was what brought the whole thing t8amade your card such a beautiful uff,ml

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K. Eley
K. Eley

October 07, 2019

The tree and record player embossed in glitter gold is so great!!! The sentiment and font is so wonderful. So excited to use this kit!!!

Michele
Michele

October 06, 2019

The bright and sparkly look of the card with the fun sentiment really gets you into the holiday spirit!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

October 06, 2019

Ohhhh I forgot about the embossed edges. I used to do this technique, Thanks for the reminder. Love this Kit so far. Neeeeed this Kit Now.

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

October 06, 2019

Perfect retro card. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

Julie L
Julie L

October 06, 2019

I love that vintage vibe! So fun!

Shannon Neparko
Shannon Neparko

October 06, 2019

So pretty!

Beverly U
Beverly U

October 06, 2019

Love your take and especially copic coloring and then heat embossing! So pretty!

Pam Weiss
Pam Weiss

October 06, 2019

Love the gold embossing! Also the sentiment is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

karenajo
karenajo

October 06, 2019

Your bokeh background is awesome and the gold embossing around the edges really sets the card off! Love the retro elements !

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

October 06, 2019

I love the soft colors!

Kathy Anstine
Kathy Anstine

October 06, 2019

Love this card- the old time record player brings back great memories! Nice job!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

October 06, 2019

What a simple yet beautiful card! Thanks for the idea of embossing the edges of the card, too!

Kristine Johnson Gifford
Kristine Johnson Gifford

October 06, 2019

This phonograph lived at my house when I was a kid. Such fun memories from this kit.

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

October 06, 2019

I love the little pops of color

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the soft circles in the background.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 06, 2019

Love your card. The coloring is so nice. I love the touch of gold embossing powder, especially around the edges of the card. And, as always, the sentiment is perfect!

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

October 06, 2019

What a pretty card! I love the gold embossing, thanks for sharing.

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 06, 2019

Very nice card!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

October 06, 2019

The bokeh circles are perfect in green and pink! They add to the retro feel of this cute card! I’m looking forward to the kit release on Monday:)

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

October 06, 2019

What a fun card! I love the bokeh circles and gold embossing you added to the background. :)

Anne Pappas
Anne Pappas

October 06, 2019

This feels like every Christmas I had when I was a kid in the 1960’s. The ink on the card panel is simply perfect!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

October 06, 2019

Love the way you put the card together.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

October 06, 2019

I love that this set has a record player in it!

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

October 06, 2019

I had this record player!!! Love this kit already!

Kitty L
Kitty L

October 06, 2019

Wonderful vintage look. I love the background simplicity.

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

October 06, 2019

I just love the gold embossing with the soft colors! This kit is going to be awesome

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

October 06, 2019

Love the gold embossing powder on these images, combined with those beautiful colors it makes for a stunning card!

Kathy R
Kathy R

October 06, 2019

Loving the vintage look of this set.

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald

October 06, 2019

Love the vintage record player. I’m so excited to see what else is in the kit.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

October 06, 2019

Like the embossed images on your card :)

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

October 06, 2019

The card is adorable. I love the background and the way you have emphasized the retro record player.

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

October 06, 2019

So nostalgic! As an elementary and middle school teacher, I used a record player like this far longer than it was cool. You have made it hip again!

Lindarub
Lindarub

October 06, 2019

Love your card!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

October 06, 2019

This card reminds me of a specific Christmas when I got my stereo record player!

Bernadette
Bernadette

October 06, 2019

Oh the color choices and embossing make this card fabulous? Can’t wait to see this kit!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

October 06, 2019

This record player stamp is awesome! The perfect sentiment too – super cool card!

Helen G.
Helen G.

October 06, 2019

This is beautiful.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 06, 2019

Such a lovely card! The gold is spectacular!

Ann M
Ann M

October 06, 2019

Adorably retro.

Eileen
Eileen

October 06, 2019

Adorable.
And one of my favorite Christmas songs!

Valerija
Valerija

October 06, 2019

A truly wonderful card. I love it!

Denise Mlady
Denise Mlady

October 06, 2019

This looks like a fun kit and I like the simple scene you pulled together! Love the gold around the edges.

Diane  Brown
Diane Brown

October 06, 2019

Love, love this card with the tree and record player playing one of my favourite Christmas songs. Different but really says
Christmas.

Christa N Hamilton
Christa N Hamilton

October 06, 2019

Nice, like that spot like background!

Rae C
Rae C

October 06, 2019

Such a pretty card, I can’t wait to see all the fun stuff in the kit.

YVONNE  S MORENTIN
YVONNE S MORENTIN

October 06, 2019

Totally reminds me of my childhood, the twinkling water lights in the soft pastel colors… love it

Lonya H Mathys
Lonya H Mathys

October 06, 2019

This card just seems special to me. At first glance it seems simplistic but the embossing and perfect background grabbed me.

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

October 06, 2019

What a super fun card! Love the spot of colours on the background!

Annette Bridges
Annette Bridges

October 06, 2019

Such a cute card!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

October 06, 2019

I’m loving the retro style of this kit and can’t wait to see the entire thing! So pretty!

Robin M
Robin M

October 06, 2019

Love this card with all the bling! Love the word dies used also! Beautiful card!

Lorianne F Icalia
Lorianne F Icalia

October 06, 2019

I love gold at Christmas!

Karry
Karry

October 06, 2019

What a great card?! Faint wait to see the whole card kit!

Bethany M
Bethany M

October 06, 2019

I love the colors that you chose!!

Leila Larson
Leila Larson

October 06, 2019

Always a fan of pastels for Christmas.

Shannon McDonald
Shannon McDonald

October 06, 2019

My goodness you know how to get a girl excited!! I’m loving this vintage set!!

Michele W
Michele W

October 06, 2019

Love the simple scene you created and the way you colored the tree. That record player is one of my favorite things from this kit. The soft bokeh circles on your background remind me of tree lights. Perfect scene for that great sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

Dani C
Dani C

October 06, 2019

I love that gold embossing!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

October 06, 2019

Diggin the soft 50’s vibe!!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

October 06, 2019

I like the stamping to color then stamping again to emboss. Nice!

CathyR
CathyR

October 06, 2019

Very retro

Cecilia Nocella
Cecilia Nocella

October 06, 2019

This was one of my kids’ favorite songs! I love the vintage record player.

Ellie
Ellie

October 06, 2019

So loving this! Not only the stamps but also the colors you used are so fun and retro! Beautiful card!

Kimber
Kimber

October 06, 2019

I love the non traditional colors and simplicity!

MICHAEL BAKELER
MICHAEL BAKELER

October 06, 2019

Such a classy card reminding me of the gold old days listening to christmas Carol’s sitting around the beautiful tree sipping eggnog and laughing and loving.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

October 06, 2019

You create such beautiful cards, this one is so elegant. So hard to decide on this years xmas cards.

Kristine Harris
Kristine Harris

October 06, 2019

I love the retro look. I can’t wait to see the set. Every month it’s like Christmas!!

Kristine Harris
Kristine Harris

October 06, 2019

I love the retro look. I can’t wait to see the set. Every month it’s like Christmas!!

Joan
Joan

October 06, 2019

Love the gold glitter embossing and the sentiment fits perfectly with the record player. These cards are bound to bring back some very pleasant Christmas memories.

Andrea Gallucio
Andrea Gallucio

October 06, 2019

Simple yet special with gold embossing

Margaret
Margaret

October 06, 2019

Wow! You really sparkled up the 1950s.

Sonja Bowling
Sonja Bowling

October 06, 2019

Cute !!! I remember those record players .

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

October 06, 2019

This is a pretty card, thanks Jessica. This is so reminiscent of my childhood. Can’t wait to see the whole kit

Susan King
Susan King

October 06, 2019

Rockin around the Christmas tree is perfect. We sang this song in our choir and want to use this saying!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

October 06, 2019

Such a lovely sentiment. I think every Christmas card should have some bling!

Althea Robles
Althea Robles

October 06, 2019

This is such a cute card! Love the retro record player.

Sharon Suske
Sharon Suske

October 06, 2019

I love this delicate card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janet Barrie
Janet Barrie

October 06, 2019

I love retro. Reminds me of my childhood Christmases. This card is so sweet.

Glenna
Glenna

October 06, 2019

The gold embossing makes this card so happy to look at. Thank you for sharing your talent.

LBSue
LBSue

October 06, 2019

The embossing really knocks this card out of the park! So beautiful!

Anita
Anita

October 06, 2019

Lovely gold embossing.

Sandra B
Sandra B

October 06, 2019

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

Jean G
Jean G

October 06, 2019

Such nostalgia! Your bard is beautiful.

kim s.
kim s.

October 06, 2019

Yup, I HAD one of these record players. I love everything about these sneaks. They’re awesome.

Renita Wade
Renita Wade

October 06, 2019

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

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