October My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Caly Person October 05, 2019 298 Comments

It's time for our fourth countdown peek! The October My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, October 7 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Caly, who is sharing another look at this wonderful kit!

Hello, Friends! I hope you're ready for the holidays because we've got a holiday set coming at you with a retro feel! My countdown card today focuses on one of the two Christmas trees in this month's My Monthly Hero Kit (that's right! I said one of two Christmas trees - it's nice that you have the option!)

I stamped my images with Intensified Black Ink to color with Copic markers. It's a sparse tree like the Charlie Brown tree so I added some bits of colors to each branch and used similar colors throughout.  

Copic colors used:
Reds:  R05, R27, R29
Greens:  YG07, G29
Teals:  BG24, BG49
Blues:  B16, B29
Purples:  V01, V04
Yellows:  Y00, Y08
Grays:  C1, C4, C7

After coloring, I die-cut the images and added white gel highlights to them before setting them aside to work on the background. On a Dove White Top Folded card base, I ink-blended Squeezed Lemonade at the top and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks from the bottom. Where the two colors meet, a green organically mixes on its own. I sprayed the area with water droplets and also splattered some white and black paint to give the background some interest.

I set the card base aside to dry and used a Rectangle Infinity Die to cut a window from an A2-sized panel, centering it as best I could. I trimmed my panel to mat the card base and stamped a sentiment on the bottom portion. I added foam adhesive to the frame and adhered it over my ink-blended cardbase then decorated it with my colored images. The final thing I did was add Crystal Clear Lacquer over the ornaments.  

This is a little teaser for my card that I'm sharing for the blog hop. Be sure to join us on Monday! Thank you all for stopping by!

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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candgmom
candgmom

October 06, 2019

Wonderful card, can’t wait til Monday’s release!

Cathy R
Cathy R

October 06, 2019

So jolly

Cecilia Nocella
Cecilia Nocella

October 06, 2019

There is nothing like a Holiday Tree with presents adorning it!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

October 06, 2019

Great card layout and your colors are perfect. I especially love the sentiment the lettering is fabulous.

Mary
Mary

October 06, 2019

This is a really sweet card. I like that you include the COPIC colors. It will help me continue which colors to blend as I learn comics.

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

October 06, 2019

Love your card! It is so cute and simple!

Tani k
Tani k

October 06, 2019

Such a cute card. Love the Charlie Brown tree.

Ellie
Ellie

October 06, 2019

So beautiful! Love all these pretty colors and clean design!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

October 06, 2019

What a fun xmas tree. I can see this tree surrounded with lots of critters outside in the forest. Love your background colors. Beautiful card.

MICHAEL BAKELER
MICHAEL BAKELER

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card. It is warm and festive.

Kim Kay Ostern
Kim Kay Ostern

October 06, 2019

Cute cute cute! Such a great card!

Machele Wilson
Machele Wilson

October 06, 2019

I cannot wait to get this kit, that Christmas tree is just crying out to be embossed with some sparkly, foil type silver embossing powder!

Kim
Kim

October 06, 2019

Such a cute scene !!!!

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

October 06, 2019

This card reminds me of Christmas’s past when our trees were less full. I love it.

Kristine Harris
Kristine Harris

October 06, 2019

I’m so excited to see the kit. Its joyful, fun and what we need!

Andrea Gallucio
Andrea Gallucio

October 06, 2019

Beautiful scene

Joan
Joan

October 06, 2019

Great “Charlie Brown” tree card! Love that the background offsets the tree and doesn’t detract from it. Can’t wait to start playing with this kit!

Margaret
Margaret

October 06, 2019

Nice! I really like the background you created.

Tracy Steinbach
Tracy Steinbach

October 06, 2019

What a great card! Boy you really get a nice selection of stamps in the hero arts kits.

Teri S.
Teri S.

October 06, 2019

CAS & bright & cheery. This Charlie Brown tree is so cute & I like the two fonts in the sentiment. Thanks Caly/

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

October 06, 2019

This 50s look is just darling! Cant wait to see the whole set

Sonja Bowling
Sonja Bowling

October 06, 2019

Cute card love the look!

Madeline L
Madeline L

October 06, 2019

I’m so excited for this kit! So many cute images!!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

October 06, 2019

This kit gets better with each reveal! You made the presents pop with the gel that you added . The lacquer adds dimension to. the ornaments. Clever, Caly.

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

October 06, 2019

such a cheery card, thank you Caly. I can’t wait to get the kit and make the tree look like an aluminum tree, we had one when I was growing up. I thought they looked so beautiful all shimmery and colorful with the electric color wheel shining on it.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

October 06, 2019

Love the scrawny Christmas tree.
Shows off the ornaments so much better.
Cute card. thanks for sharing
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Susan Lang
Susan Lang

October 06, 2019

That tree should have been in silver embossing! The silver trees came out in the 50’s and were the rage. Cute card!

Susan King
Susan King

October 06, 2019

Love all the little dies of present, stockings and etc under the tree! How much fun to color them!

Sharon Suske
Sharon Suske

October 06, 2019

So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Althea Robles
Althea Robles

October 06, 2019

I love this card! I have a tree like that! This looks like an awsome kit.

Janet Barrie
Janet Barrie

October 06, 2019

I just love your ‘Charlie Brown’ tree, so cute.

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

October 06, 2019

Love the charlie brown tree! Makes Christmas look great

Lagene
Lagene

October 06, 2019

I love the CAS look of this window card looking into the Christmas tree!

Swati jain
Swati jain

October 06, 2019

Love the trees and gifts under the tree !!!

karen t
karen t

October 06, 2019

Super cute card! Love this kit so far!

littlen
littlen

October 06, 2019

Very cute card. Love the colors and the simplicity.

Glenna
Glenna

October 06, 2019

The card looks so simple, until you really look at the detail. Love the card. Thank yiu!

LBSue
LBSue

October 06, 2019

This tree looks just like the trees we had when I was a child. I love this card!! Beautifully colored.

Anita
Anita

October 06, 2019

I like the frame around the tree and the wonderful ink blending. So nice!

Dixie
Dixie

October 06, 2019

Each card just gets better and better. So excited for this wonderful release.

Sandra B
Sandra B

October 06, 2019

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

Sue D
Sue D

October 06, 2019

Sweet and colorful framed Christmas tree scene.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

October 06, 2019

I love all the little gifts under the tree! TOO CUTE!

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

October 06, 2019

I can see stamping this tree in silver, reminding me of the aluminum trees of my childhood 💖

Trina P.
Trina P.

October 06, 2019

Adorable Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Jean G
Jean G

October 06, 2019

Can hardly wait to see the whole release! Very cute card.

Mary
Mary

October 06, 2019

Love the retro look of this kit. Thank you for the chance to win!

Jeri
Jeri

October 06, 2019

It’s like looking through a picture window to see this retro looking tree. I love the look of this card with the subtle inked background.

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

October 06, 2019

Fantastic retro card! Love the sentiment font!

Florie Vega
Florie Vega

October 06, 2019

I love the background light color blending and the simple yet elegant scene of this card, Caly, tfs

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

October 06, 2019

Love the humble stick tree surrounded by an abundance of gifts!

Renita Wade
Renita Wade

October 06, 2019

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

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

October 06, 2019

Great card, love the blue & yellow combo in the background.

Carol H
Carol H

October 06, 2019

Lovely background colours and overall design. Very Christmassy 😊

Dgolly
Dgolly

October 06, 2019

What a fun card. The images make me smile and remember when…

Yamilette Mohr
Yamilette Mohr

October 06, 2019

I really like how the small scene was framed! Love it!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

October 06, 2019

Fabulous card. Can’t wait to make one!!!!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

October 06, 2019

Such a cute little Xmas tree. I love how you colored up. I can’t wait to see the entire release.

Janet Mack
Janet Mack

October 06, 2019

Wow this is a really fun kit this month.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

October 06, 2019

Such a simple and beautiful card that reflects how a little goes a long way – love it!

doyle wasa
doyle wasa

October 06, 2019

Oh I really love this card!!

Cindy Plourde
Cindy Plourde

October 06, 2019

Vintage christmas at its finest! Very pretty!

Cindy Plourde
Cindy Plourde

October 06, 2019

Vintage christmas at its finest! Very pretty!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

October 06, 2019

I love the look of the tree with bits of color. Such a sweet card.

Evan
Evan

October 06, 2019

Love the retro feel of this kit and your card.

Felicia C
Felicia C

October 06, 2019

A very festive card. Definitely, unique images for the holiday season.

Diane
Diane

October 06, 2019

Great card. Love the background colors along with the Christmas tree and all those presents. Christmas morning!

Karen L K
Karen L K

October 06, 2019

I like that tree with the lights! Nice background colors too!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

October 06, 2019

This card is fun and retro, love it! I like how you made it look like we are looking in on someone’s tree, great job.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

October 06, 2019

This is too cute! I love that tree!!

Rebecca J Hackett-Leas
Rebecca J Hackett-Leas

October 06, 2019

I love that sentiment! Neat card

Jenny Kihlberg
Jenny Kihlberg

October 06, 2019

Wow! I love the frame to this, it really brings the card together. And I looove the Christmas tree, it reminds me of my childhood.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

October 06, 2019

That tree reminds me of a few we had when I was growing up with the bare spots. I love the scene you made.

Lisa W
Lisa W

October 06, 2019

Charlie Brown tree! So cute!

Anouk
Anouk

October 06, 2019

So cute. Love the font of the sentiment stamps!

Janelle
Janelle

October 06, 2019

I really like the color scheme you’ve used on your card. I can’t wait to get the kit.

Megan Caulder
Megan Caulder

October 06, 2019

The tree is so cute!

Laurelle
Laurelle

October 06, 2019

Beautiful card – anticipation of good things to come

MrsB8T
MrsB8T

October 06, 2019

Looking like a fun release

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan

October 06, 2019

Oh how sweet a Christmas card!!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

October 06, 2019

Very nice card a bit reminiscent of Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree.

Kendra
Kendra

October 06, 2019

This card is so great. Love the background. Thanks for the inspiration!

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

October 06, 2019

I love your card, I love the retro style.

Colleen Dixon
Colleen Dixon

October 06, 2019

I love the background blending on this card!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

October 06, 2019

Lovely coloring on the
Christmas tree. Great
background.
Carla from Utah

Christine E
Christine E

October 06, 2019

Love the classic yet fresh look, Caly!

Michele
Michele

October 06, 2019

Love the tree! Cute card.

Michele D Jones
Michele D Jones

October 06, 2019

I love the retro look and the record player. It is so inique can’t wait to play with it myself.

Suzie Dube
Suzie Dube

October 06, 2019

I love this card! The colors are beautiful ❤ The splatters add even more life to the retro feel. Love the font of the greeting, too 😍❤🌲

Marg
Marg

October 06, 2019

A great card. I like how you set up the card. Great colouring.

Terri
Terri

October 06, 2019

Love this tree, very retro.

Andrea B
Andrea B

October 06, 2019

I love the twiggy tree with all the ornaments. That font is great, too. Looking forward to this kit!

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

October 06, 2019

I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Lindsay S
Lindsay S

October 06, 2019

Love the retro vibe! Can’t wait to see the whole kit and the add-ons!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

October 06, 2019

There are so many things I like about this card…the black splatter, the shiny ornaments and the die cut window! Super cute!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

October 06, 2019

love the soft sponged background – super festive scene – thanks for sharing :)

Sally
Sally

October 05, 2019

Cute retro card, I love the font on that sentiment too!

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

October 05, 2019

Love all the ornaments decorating the tree, surrounded by the presents! Very cute card!

Toni L
Toni L

October 05, 2019

Very vintage looking—reminds me of my childhood. Great use of topics.

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

October 05, 2019

Yes, it’s Christmas!!! Love the sentiment with the different lettering stamped. Great colors used here.