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October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Nichol Spohr October 06, 2019 289 Comments

Welcome back to the countdown to the release of the October My Monthly Hero Kit! Release is coming up tomorrow, Monday, October 7 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Now let's join Nichol for another peek!

Hello! I'm so excited to share this retro Christmas scene card with you today featuring the October 2019 My Monthly Hero kit and Pop Art Fancy Dies add-on. The car, tree, packages, sentiments, and stars pair perfectly with the signage and Reactive Inks!

The background was created by masking off 3/4" along the bottom edge of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" background. The top portion was inked with Lemon Drop, Splash, and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks. More masking strips were adhered over the inked sky and "rays" were inked with Sea Salt Reactive Ink.

A sentiment and stars from the main kit were stamped with Embossing & Watermark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder.

The images from the main kit were stamped on smooth white cardstock with Intens-ified Black Ink and colored in with Copic Markers. The images were adhered to the background scene with foam adhesive squares.

The Pop Art Fancy Dies were die cut from smooth white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.

The green sign was stamped with an additional greeting from the main kit using Embossing & Watermark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. The sign pole was adhered directly to the card and the signs were adhered with foam adhesive.

The card was finished with Nuvo Crystal Drops in silver scattered about the background. Iridescent glitter drops were used to embellish the ornaments and bows.

I can't wait to see what you all create with this incredible kit!

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!





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100 Responses

Melodie Fairburn
Melodie Fairburn

October 09, 2019

I love Hero Arts!

Lucy M
Lucy M

October 08, 2019

Cool retro vibe! I love the versatility of this set. I can use them for masculine cards as well as girlie cards. thanks for sharing

PatriciaD
PatriciaD

October 07, 2019

Great card…love that car!

Ann Wong
Ann Wong

October 07, 2019

Very cool card! Love the retro look!

JoAnn Barragan
JoAnn Barragan

October 07, 2019

Awesome colorful card – 60’s festive.

Rheanna Hoffman
Rheanna Hoffman

October 07, 2019

Girl you’ve done it AGAIN!! These colors are perfect!! The tone, the saturation, the palette…it’s PERFECT!! I love this card so much! My dad would flip. My grandmother had the very same car. I can’t wait to get my paws on this set!! 🏵🍃🌾🌼🍁🍂🌻🧣👢🧤🧦Happy Fallidays!!🏵🍃🍁🌻🍂🌾🌼🧣🧤👢🧦

Kathy Lane
Kathy Lane

October 07, 2019

Off to Vegas they go, right?

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

October 07, 2019

Love the vibrant colors. Loving the retro feel of the bits in this kit so far. Can’t wait to see the rest of it.

Barbara Huyck
Barbara Huyck

October 07, 2019

So totally vintage, these are the seen I grew up with. Love them they remind me of cruzing around looking at Chrtimas decoration before we could open our gifts on Christmas eve.

Marlena M
Marlena M

October 07, 2019

I can’t wait to see this kit-it looks like so much fun to create with! Your colorful scene makes me happy :)

Lori G
Lori G

October 07, 2019

So very cute!!

Eileen Cervi
Eileen Cervi

October 07, 2019

An amazing card. This kit looks like it’s going to be fantastic!

Toni F
Toni F

October 07, 2019

Oh the drive in sign makes the kit even more enticing.

Susan Billingsley
Susan Billingsley

October 07, 2019

Love those colours!! Can’t wait can’t wait!!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 07, 2019

What a fantastic card! I love the pop art sign!

Felicia C
Felicia C

October 07, 2019

Oh my! I don’t know what I like better. The colors or the images. Takes me back in time!

Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm

October 07, 2019

Such a beautiful card, looks like this will be a must have set . Thanks for sharing

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

October 07, 2019

Wow cannot wait for this release. Gorgeous card Nichol.
Thank you for sharing!
T x

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

October 07, 2019

Amazing. Love all the detail and color.

Patsy A
Patsy A

October 07, 2019

I just love his card! It’s my favorite. It looks like the title screen from the old shows like Bewitched and The Jetsons LOL
Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

October 07, 2019

I mean I’m kind of feeling like that car should be hauling that tree to my house… just sayin’! 😜

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

October 07, 2019

Wow, this is a fully packed Christmas card. I always appreciate hand-made Christmas cards that looked like stored-bought ones but way better. I love how nicely you blend the background colors. Hope you have a video of this card. Great job!

K. Eley
K. Eley

October 07, 2019

What a fun and fantastically retro card! Rich colors and great scene building! Definitely the beyond excited for the reveal on Monday.!!!!

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

October 07, 2019

At first glance I thought this was a repeat until I saw there were a few differences. Nice.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

October 07, 2019

Such a fun retro holiday card! Love this cute card! Excited about the kit and can’t wait to see it all!

Flo
Flo

October 07, 2019

Great card. Love the vintage retro feel to the card.

Ann K.
Ann K.

October 06, 2019

Yep, definitely looking forward to the reveal for this kit…

Ashley Anderson-Gill
Ashley Anderson-Gill

October 06, 2019

Love this idea and can’t wait for the kit to go live!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

October 06, 2019

Nostalgic retro cute! I swear I’ve eaten somewhere that had that sign on the expressway heading on vacation! Really love the background…use to get so excited to see the lights in the sky from an “octopus” lite on the clouds.

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

October 06, 2019

So retro. Lovin’ it! Thanks for sharing.

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

October 06, 2019

I just love your card! So fun. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

October 06, 2019

What a fun, retro card! This will be a fun kit!

Hanksy
Hanksy

October 06, 2019

This card is way cool! So retro and so fun…well done! Can’t wait to get rolling with this new kit.

Dana M
Dana M

October 06, 2019

Oh so fun and wonderfully retro card! Such rich details. Love it!

Shannon Neparko
Shannon Neparko

October 06, 2019

My favorite so far! It is amazing!

Beverly U
Beverly U

October 06, 2019

Oh my, love this one! Looks like the Pop Art dies will be going on my wish list! They really adds that extra pop (pun intended)!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

October 06, 2019

As always Nicole, your scene building is perfect. Love the way your card can be taken different ways. I van’t figure out if the trunk is being loaded, unloaded, or like the presents bounced out. Love the night scene with all of the bright stars. Bery excited to see the full release❣

Pam Weiss
Pam Weiss

October 06, 2019

Oh my gosh, how cute is that car!

karenajo
karenajo

October 06, 2019

Great card – love all the elements you used and the vibrant colors! Thanks for sharing!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

October 06, 2019

This is a perfect Holiday card with Christmas Tree and sooo many gifts. Can’t wait for the Christmas time to get here fast enough.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

October 06, 2019

Beautiful job on this card!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

October 06, 2019

What a fun retro card! I can’t wait to try this kit out!

Kathy Anstine
Kathy Anstine

October 06, 2019

Cute card! Love the car especially!

Kristine Johnson Gifford
Kristine Johnson Gifford

October 06, 2019

This is just too cute for words. It’s like a mashup of everything from the 50’s! So cute!!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

October 06, 2019

I love that car

Catherine N
Catherine N

October 06, 2019

Such a fun vibe in this set. Looking forward to the reveal tomorrow!

Connie S Thingstad
Connie S Thingstad

October 06, 2019

so my childhood!!

Pamela Steckman
Pamela Steckman

October 06, 2019

I really love this car and the card is perfect.

Kari S
Kari S

October 06, 2019

This card has the perfect 50’s, old movie, vibe. adorable!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

October 06, 2019

This card is perfect! Everything about the card shouts retro Christmas. The way you did the sign and the sentiment looks terrific!

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

October 06, 2019

Such a fun retro Christmas card.

Vicki Blair
Vicki Blair

October 06, 2019

Very retro.. Guess I’m dating my self but I remember when. Thanks for the memories.

Zlatka K
Zlatka K

October 06, 2019

I love the retro look of this card! It’s gorgeous!

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

October 06, 2019

I LOVE this card, it brings back so many memories with the vintage look! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret R
Margaret R

October 06, 2019

That car is just too cool!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

October 06, 2019

Very retro! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kim Lanagan
Kim Lanagan

October 06, 2019

Love the card! I love the retro style. Can’t wait to see the kit tomorrow?

Karla Parkes
Karla Parkes

October 06, 2019

I love it the colors are beautiful and the space age sign takes it over the top!
Karla

Karla Parkes
Karla Parkes

October 06, 2019

I love it the colors are beautiful and the space age sign takes it over the top!
Karla

Claudia N
Claudia N

October 06, 2019

Omg love it!! Beautiful card and that car (swoon!) Can’t wait for the full reveal of the kit!

Lee W. Cockrum
Lee W. Cockrum

October 06, 2019

I love it!!! I do NOT want to “need” to buy add-ons, my budget is tight!!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

October 06, 2019

Love this car with Tree. This cards bright colors are so fun. Love the retro sign too.

Janis
Janis

October 06, 2019

Very retro. Too cute

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

October 06, 2019

These signs are just great! The Jetsons? LOL! I love the vintage scene. A car loaded down with a Christmas tree is so nostalgic. Love love!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

October 06, 2019

Love your card. That was such a clever idea to put the Ray’s behind the sign!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

October 06, 2019

I love how you created the background! What a cool scene. :)

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

October 06, 2019

Loving this retro scene!!

Anne Pappas
Anne Pappas

October 06, 2019

Oh. My. Gosh. That. Car.

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

October 06, 2019

This card just makes me smile. I love it! Can’t wait for the kit!

Laura Litzinger
Laura Litzinger

October 06, 2019

I love this card. Cannot wait for the kit.

Marg
Marg

October 06, 2019

What a great card. I love the sign. Brings back memories.

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

October 06, 2019

Great retro card!

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

October 06, 2019

This card is great!!!!! I love the look and feel of it. I want this kit!!!!

Janet Mack
Janet Mack

October 06, 2019

There’s that car again, I love it.

Elizabeth Bush
Elizabeth Bush

October 06, 2019

I just love the retro look of this card it brings back fond memories.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

October 06, 2019

Very cool card, love the retro look. Funny, I am old enough to remember these things and they are fun to see in a stamp set.

Anne Andrews
Anne Andrews

October 06, 2019

I am definitely excited about this month’s kit!!

Kitty L
Kitty L

October 06, 2019

This card is such a kick! I am so excited to see the rest of the set.

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

October 06, 2019

This may be my favorite kit ever!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

October 06, 2019

I love this scene…the car, the signs, and the rays remind me of my childhood! I remember when businesses used to put a spotlight out to draw customers. I think this will be a fun kit!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

October 06, 2019

The bright colors give this card a great look! I am really looking forward to creating some Christmas cards with this kit!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

October 06, 2019

Such a fun card! Looking forward to the reveal💞

Tanna Lohouse
Tanna Lohouse

October 06, 2019

Love this!!! This whole feel has me thinking a Christmas story!!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

October 06, 2019

Love all your coloring on your card – old style car :)

Kathy R
Kathy R

October 06, 2019

Perfect Christmas vintage look, looks like a 50’s Plymouth Fury, adorable card.

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald

October 06, 2019

Love the retro feel of this card.

Toni L
Toni L

October 06, 2019

Oh my gosh…I love the bright colours on your card. So cheery and inviting.

Susan
Susan

October 06, 2019

Love the retro look!

Beverly Pevarnick
Beverly Pevarnick

October 06, 2019

Love the Retro look of this card.

Darcie Walker
Darcie Walker

October 06, 2019

Looks like a fun road trip to Las Vegas! Beautiful colors!

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

October 06, 2019

The style of these stamps is so stinkin’ cute! Way to work it on the card, Nichol!

Lindarub
Lindarub

October 06, 2019

Love the red car.

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

October 06, 2019

Love the tree atop the car! Awesome card

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

October 06, 2019

Everything about this card, and this release, has been TFS

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

October 06, 2019

Such a cheerful and retro card. I love it!

Bernadette
Bernadette

October 06, 2019

Great retro Christmas card Nichol! So beautiful 😍 can’t wait for this kit!

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

October 06, 2019

Wow! Love this retro Christmas look! Gorgeous card! xxx

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

October 06, 2019

Fabulous and festive!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 06, 2019

Such a fun card! I love the design around the sentiment!

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

October 06, 2019

I love how well the stars match the sign you added, it gives a great vibe to this card! I can’t wait to see the full kit tomorrow!!

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