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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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Dgolly
Dgolly

October 06, 2019

I’m really liking the retro vibe of this kit. So fun!

Yamilette Mohr
Yamilette Mohr

October 06, 2019

Love the gold embossing! This card has a cool retro feel!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

October 06, 2019

Love the gold glitter and crystal lacquer- and that record player is a must have – this will be a must have release!

doyle wasa
doyle wasa

October 06, 2019

So excited to see the release. Love this card. It already had me Rockin’

Cindy Plourde
Cindy Plourde

October 06, 2019

The gold embossing is such a unique touch!

Diane
Diane

October 06, 2019

The gold embossing adds the extra touch to take you back in time. I can see the “kids” dancing.

Karen L K
Karen L K

October 06, 2019

Very nice with the gold embossing & nice colors!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 06, 2019

Lovely pretty card!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

October 06, 2019

Your card is adorable, love this retro looking stamp set. You did a fabulous job with the gold embossing and coloring.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

October 06, 2019

Love love love that pink!!

Rebecca J Hackett-Leas
Rebecca J Hackett-Leas

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card with the nontraditional colors. Nifty!

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

October 06, 2019

So pretty. I love all the gold sparkles with the green and pink in the background. And I also love Christmas music so this card gave me a lot of inspiration for my own cards.

Lisa W
Lisa W

October 06, 2019

Very cute! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

October 06, 2019

Your card got me singing.😀 What a fun idea for a Christmas card!

Anouk
Anouk

October 06, 2019

Love the background, great idea!

Megan Caulder
Megan Caulder

October 06, 2019

Ooohhh the gold embossing!

Janelle
Janelle

October 06, 2019

Music is an important part of Christmas for my family as well. I will be using your card as inspiration when I receive my kit.

Laurelle
Laurelle

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card with a dreamy reminiscent feel about it.

MrsB8T
MrsB8T

October 06, 2019

Love your use of gold glitter embossing powder

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

October 06, 2019

Oh Jessica, I love the soft pastel colors blended to showcase the retro images!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

October 06, 2019

50’s nostalgia for sure! It makes me remember the color wheel lites dancing across the wall as it lit up the silver Christmas tree. So cute! ♡♡

Kendra
Kendra

October 06, 2019

What a great card! I love the gold.

Colleen Dixon
Colleen Dixon

October 06, 2019

I love the gold glitter. I can’t wait to see more!

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

October 06, 2019

What a fun Christmas card! Love the greeting. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

October 06, 2019

Oh I love this gold
embossing on this
card, so eye catching!
Carla from Utah

Christine E
Christine E

October 06, 2019

Fabulous, Jessica!!!

Marty Harris
Marty Harris

October 06, 2019

Wonderful retro motifs in this set! I’m eager to see the entire kit.

Lindsay S
Lindsay S

October 06, 2019

Love the bokeh background!

Barbara Kaszuba
Barbara Kaszuba

October 06, 2019

Love this card! Looking forward to the full reveal on Monday.

Sally
Sally

October 06, 2019

Adorable card, love the retro look of the colors, especially the gold.

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

October 05, 2019

So pretty with the gold embossing!

Ashley Anderson-Gill
Ashley Anderson-Gill

October 05, 2019

Beautiful card. Can’t wait until the release.

Rachel
Rachel

October 05, 2019

Music for the tree-trimming! Love the color and scene.

Anita B.
Anita B.

October 05, 2019

Beautiful card, love the background coloring!

Francine
Francine

October 05, 2019

Always looking forward to the next release. The font of the kit looks really fun.

Michele
Michele

October 05, 2019

Love the retro feel of this card. And the non traditional holiday colors!!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

October 05, 2019

Great use of the gold embossing powder.

Maria
Maria

October 05, 2019

Again love the record player. So vivid here!!

Julia M.
Julia M.

October 05, 2019

The Christmas time is near! What a great kit to make adorable Christmas cards!

Katie M
Katie M

October 05, 2019

Brings back so many memories…… just love your card!

Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca Kenny

October 05, 2019

Totally rockin’ that holiday vibe.

catharina worthington
catharina worthington

October 05, 2019

Your card reminds of the annual Xmas party that my job host every year.

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

October 05, 2019

Love the idea of coloring and then stamping again to emboss!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

October 05, 2019

This is so cute. I am excited for this kit.

Lori Roberson
Lori Roberson

October 05, 2019

Love it!! I love the soft colors you used, very nostalgic. Thank you for sharing this, and inspiring!

Pamela Steckman
Pamela Steckman

October 05, 2019

This card is adorable!

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

October 05, 2019

I love the colors with the gold!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

October 05, 2019

Love this! I have never thought to emboss something after I stamp.and color. I will have to give that a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

October 05, 2019

Very cute card. Love the idea of coloring it then stamping again to emboss over the color.

Diane T.
Diane T.

October 05, 2019

I love this card! So nice! Reminds me of when I was young and we use to listen to records on the record player. Fun times!

Sandy
Sandy

October 05, 2019

I love gold embossing on Christmas cards!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

October 05, 2019

Oh my how cute is that record player

Rachel W
Rachel W

October 05, 2019

I will be playing Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree while I’m rockin’ out the Christmas cards with this kit.

Marianna
Marianna

October 05, 2019

Love the ink blending on this card. Can’t wait to see the full release!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

October 05, 2019

Such a cool card! I love the gold embossing :)

candgmom
candgmom

October 05, 2019

Great card, can’t wait for the release!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

October 05, 2019

<3 that song and that record player!

Sherri Cooley
Sherri Cooley

October 05, 2019

Oh my, so pretty! I am so excited for this kit to release. I Love ❤️ retro Christmas so this kit will be perfect😊.

Beth Williams
Beth Williams

October 05, 2019

Wow-this one goes back to my childhood! I had that record player as a child. This kit & your designers are taking me on a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Katherine G
Katherine G

October 05, 2019

That record player is amazing!! I need to heat emboss more regular items to make things pop. Thanks for the idea

Vicki Blair
Vicki Blair

October 05, 2019

The gold really makes this little card stand out. Great job.

Liz
Liz

October 05, 2019

That record player though!!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

October 05, 2019

This is a gorgeous card. I adore the effect you have created using the embossing powder, especially on the edges of the card. Brilliant! The green and pink inks give the card a great pop of color. Super Cool!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

October 05, 2019

The gold embossing adds an elegant touch to the record player and tree!

Joni52
Joni52

October 05, 2019

Adorable card! Love this tree!

Connie S Thingstad
Connie S Thingstad

October 05, 2019

oh boy…looks like my childhood in the 60s! i love nostalgia

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

October 05, 2019

Totally in love with these stamps and love the pop of glitter! The old fashioned record player made me smile and I’d love to give these cards out at Cbristmas!

Sheri K
Sheri K

October 05, 2019

Beautiful card Jess—love the old time record player!

Madeleine Garner
Madeleine Garner

October 05, 2019

Love the record player. My parents had one like that.

Rebecca
Rebecca

October 05, 2019

I like the little record player!

Janet Mack
Janet Mack

October 05, 2019

Oh my, I remember having a record player like that.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

October 05, 2019

The gold embossing is really nice on this one. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait
Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

October 05, 2019

Love the gold embossing with the strategic pops of color! Great Christmas card!

Michele
Michele

October 05, 2019

What a great idea!!

Janice Alvarez
Janice Alvarez

October 05, 2019

I love the gold embossing with this card. Cant wait for the kit!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

October 05, 2019

Darling card! Love the tree and record player!

Kelly dean
Kelly dean

October 05, 2019

Love how you treated the edges and background of the card. Perfect for the card

Melissa
Melissa

October 05, 2019

Thanks for the edge embossing hint. Like the idea that it looks like some of the elements and colors will work beyond the holiday season.

Alexia Daniel
Alexia Daniel

October 05, 2019

Ooh I love the gold around the edges! Stunning!

Iggy
Iggy

October 05, 2019

You are so talented. Thank you for sharing!

Peggy Pighetti
Peggy Pighetti

October 05, 2019

Love the old fashion record player and it fits Rock Around the Christmas tree so well. Thanks for sharing!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

October 05, 2019

This is a super fun vintage look! Great card!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

October 05, 2019

This is so pretty with the nostalgic feel and the gold embossing details.

Konnie wren
Konnie wren

October 05, 2019

What a fun card

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

October 05, 2019

Such a beautiful card, love the soft colors & that fun sentiment.

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

October 05, 2019

Memories of childhood as my siblings and I danced around the Christmas tree to our moms LP’s. 😂 Nice card!

Ann K.
Ann K.

October 05, 2019

Love it – cute & elegant at the same time, and also a result attainable by us mere mortals :)

ROSALIE JOHNSON
ROSALIE JOHNSON

October 05, 2019

Great tip re the embossing! Love your coloring and detail – thanks for sharing!

Lee W. Cockrum
Lee W. Cockrum

October 05, 2019

I love the record player!!!

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

October 05, 2019

The bokeh dots are perfect for this card!

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

October 05, 2019

Such a pretty card. That looks like an amazing kit.

Janet L
Janet L

October 05, 2019

I like everyone the card. So cute! Can’t wait to get my kit!

Gabriella Bell
Gabriella Bell

October 05, 2019

This retro Christmas I’ve is awesome. YAY

Dixie
Dixie

October 05, 2019

Love it – in total awe.

Kate R
Kate R

October 05, 2019

Any thing using embossing powder has my heart – love this!

Rheanna Hoffman
Rheanna Hoffman

October 05, 2019

Such a sweet little card! I love the gold trim!

David B
David B

October 05, 2019

I need that record player! My mother loves them. Currently trying to find one to refurbish for her and this card would be perfect!

Kathy Brewer
Kathy Brewer

October 05, 2019

Love the nostalgia with this stamp set….so fun!

Joan Walker
Joan Walker

October 05, 2019

Very cute card. Love the rock n roll theme.

KC Wong
KC Wong

October 05, 2019

Love the idea of coloring THEN embossing. The effect overall is quite nice!!