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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse September 02, 2018 343 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the September My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Tuesday, September 4th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. This month we are one day later than normal due to the Labor Day holiday. Stay tuned for more inspiration tomorrow! Now let's join Ilina for another look at this autumn inspired kit.

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying all the peeks of this month's kit. Since moving to Georgia nine years ago fall became my favorite season and this kit captures it perfectly. For my card today I decided to use the Window Fancy Die frame included in the kit.

To make the card I started with a piece of white alcohol marker friendly card stock measuring 4 " x 5 1/4". I die cut the vase and branch from masking paper (or all over sticky notes) and positioned them where I wanted my images to go onto the white panel. Once I masked that area using the die cut sticky notes, I used Antiqua, Tide Pool and Soft Pool ink pads to do some ink blending. 

Once the background was done, I removed the branch mask and stamped the branch using Intense Black ink, next I did the same for the vase. Then I colored with Copic markers, added shimmer pen to the flowers and applied Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen. Set it aside to dry.

In the meantime I die cut the frame from Snow Layering Paper and sprayed with White Iridescent Shimmer spray. Set it aside to dry. 

Stamp the sentiment onto chocolate colored card stock with Versamark and emboss with white embossing powder. Trim to size and assemble the card. 

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, and announce the winner first thing Tuesday morning, September 4, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thank you for stopping by and hope you are inspired to be creative today! 





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100 Responses

Sherrill
Sherrill

September 20, 2018

Please……tell me how I can get this stamp. I grow these plants!

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

September 04, 2018

Wow Iliana…..beautiful job on your cards….I am loving this new Kit..so pretty…..I do not own anything like it…
I have been having trouble getting my comments to you,…mail server error…I am trying my other emai…hope it works…
Just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful work…hugs

Nan L.
Nan L.

September 04, 2018

This is such a beautiful card! I love the intricate leafy die cut! Thank you for the inspiration!

Lynn L
Lynn L

September 04, 2018

A beautiful nature inspired set . . . I happen to love Japanese lanterns in the fall season!

Brenda Leister
Brenda Leister

September 04, 2018

Love how it popped up in front of the blue background, and the coloring is beautiful.

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

September 04, 2018

Love the way you colored this, Ilina – it’s what fall is all about!

Cindyellen Robinson
Cindyellen Robinson

September 04, 2018

That’s really pretty. I like that

JODI PHILLIPS
JODI PHILLIPS

September 04, 2018

The plant colors are spot on. like it lots.

Judy Sander
Judy Sander

September 04, 2018

Love the coloring on this creation. That window die is gorgeous and I am really into all window cut dies these days it seems. This Kit will be a fav for sure!

Sudhamathi
Sudhamathi

September 04, 2018

Pretty frame to decorate the stamped image…. stunning card…love it ..

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

September 04, 2018

This die is wonderful! Such a great way to frame the image. Very pretty card!

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

September 04, 2018

Beautiful card. I really like how the frame die helps draw attention to the lovely vase and branch.

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

September 04, 2018

Lovely card and the shimmer on the lanterns.

SUZANNE KIMMELMAN
SUZANNE KIMMELMAN

September 04, 2018

the coloring against the white card looks amazing.

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

September 04, 2018

I just love the fancy die that comes with the kit this month, seems like you guys have been trying to add them more often, excited to see what else is with it.

K. Eley
K. Eley

September 04, 2018

I can’t wait to get my hands on that die!!! Even in just white it’s stunning especially against the beautiful blue!

anna cullen
anna cullen

September 04, 2018

I LOVE Autumn, it always makes me happy seeing those colourful trees, the crisp clean air, being able to wear my favourite hoody again…. This card is perfection!

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 04, 2018

Such a great idea to frame that nice plant with the leafy frame! Such a nice background too!

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 04, 2018

Such a great idea to frame that nice plant with the leafy frame! Such a nice background too!

Nancy
Nancy

September 04, 2018

I love the window fancy die! I think you could use in the spring and summer too.

Nancy Osborn
Nancy Osborn

September 04, 2018

Wooooooah!! FAAAAABULOUS!! Another card to drool over! Love it! Another great sneak!

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 04, 2018

Thank you for the tip on masking

Heidi Johnson
Heidi Johnson

September 04, 2018

That is an awesome Fancy Window Die……so versatile….great job!

Gretchan McDermond
Gretchan McDermond

September 04, 2018

This oval leaf die is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 04, 2018

What a terrific frame and I’m totally taken by that Chinese Lantern!

Evert
Evert

September 03, 2018

I love the versatile center die!

Vicki D
Vicki D

September 03, 2018

Love that background color – makes the stamp image pop!

Jacqueline Bell
Jacqueline Bell

September 03, 2018

Loving this card. I like how the frame is showcasing the branch and vase.

Liza Dehnel
Liza Dehnel

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card

Angie hollins
Angie hollins

September 03, 2018

Love the frame/wreath! Thank you for sharing!!!

Candie Cahill
Candie Cahill

September 03, 2018

So creative.

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

September 03, 2018

Love the Copic Coloring…. and the hint of sparkle!

Kathleen Wages
Kathleen Wages

September 03, 2018

Love the card. So simple, yet so elegant! I’m totally hooked on Hero Arts’ Kits. They’re addicting!!! Keep those great kits and card ideas coming!

Barb
Barb

September 03, 2018

This is a lovely use of the branch in the wreath frame!

Elizabeth Garcia
Elizabeth Garcia

September 03, 2018

Really loving these ideas.. getting very excited for the kit … happy fall!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

September 03, 2018

Fantastic job, I love the way it looks from the masking. So pretty!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 03, 2018

Very unique!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

September 03, 2018

Wonderful card! I love how you left the window die white with all the color inside. Can’t wait for my Hero Arts kit of the month!

Maryann
Maryann

September 03, 2018

Love the window Fancy Die frame, it’s gorgeous!

Steven Stodola
Steven Stodola

September 03, 2018

I am a new subscriber and can hardly wait for the first (September) kit. The card is beautiful. I like the frame style that you’ve chosen.

Rita L Simmons
Rita L Simmons

September 03, 2018

beautiful card.I love fall. tfs

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

September 03, 2018

So cute! Really love the use of the frame with the white iridescent shimmer spray

Andre M.
Andre M.

September 03, 2018

Fab framing of this cute image. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarita
Sarita

September 03, 2018

Great card, love the colors!

Robin sousa
Robin sousa

September 03, 2018

What a wonderful choice of colors. Lovely!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 03, 2018

This is a lovely card!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 03, 2018

This is really pretty!

Brenda
Brenda

September 03, 2018

Love the greeting – the script font of the autumn word is fantastic!

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

September 03, 2018

Oh that frame!!! Beautiful background!!! I love this card!

Lisa K.P.
Lisa K.P.

September 03, 2018

Ilina, the subtle beauty of your Autumn card brings even more anticipation for what’s to come tomorrow at the reveal!!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 03, 2018

love the colours really looking forward to the kit love the frame

JaNet Wise
JaNet Wise

September 03, 2018

Oh this card just screams Autumn! My second favorite season! Simply stunning!!!

Angela
Angela

September 03, 2018

Wow this card looks so adorable, the soft blue background looks so wonderful with the colored image.♥ And the Window Fancy Frame Die is a must have and another product for my wish list.♥

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 03, 2018

Oh man, that is GENIUS to use the matching die to cut a mask. Amazing idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Pam
Pam

September 03, 2018

Love the color combination, lovely card

martha
martha

September 03, 2018

es una de mis favoritas esta fabulosa

martha
martha

September 03, 2018

es una de mis favoritas esta fabulosa

Maria D
Maria D

September 03, 2018

So curious to see the whole kit – this frame is really nice.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

September 03, 2018

Another drop-dead gorgeous card. The team are really making the images from this new kit shine.

jill dachroeden
jill dachroeden

September 03, 2018

Your cards are always perfection, Ilina! Love autumn so I’m especially excited about this kit! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

September 03, 2018

Loving the fancy die and just plain simplicity of this card! Very nice Ilina.

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 03, 2018

I love the colors in this card.

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

September 03, 2018

Beautiful. I love the frame die cut.

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

September 03, 2018

Lovely card!

Barb Schmitz
Barb Schmitz

September 03, 2018

I bet that card is sparkly in real life. Beautiful!

Ebony Freeman
Ebony Freeman

September 03, 2018

I love the colors used on this beautiful fall card.

littlen
littlen

September 03, 2018

Great technique.

littlen
littlen

September 03, 2018

Really enjoying the Fall colors/

Laura
Laura

September 03, 2018

The die is great, can’t wait to create!

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card, the die is wonderful!

Linda
Linda

September 03, 2018

Great card. I love the fancy window die. And, of course, flowers are always nice.

Annette Pearce
Annette Pearce

September 03, 2018

Love the use of copics.

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

September 03, 2018

There’s just something about autumn colors against a blue background like this card! Love it!!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

September 03, 2018

Perfect!

aash
aash

September 03, 2018

Thanks for sharing your ideas and for the chance to win!

Susan Huber
Susan Huber

September 03, 2018

Awe Fall! love your card!

CIndy S
CIndy S

September 03, 2018

Love seeing new ideas!

Karen Dow
Karen Dow

September 03, 2018

Great card! I love that window fancy die! Great way to focus on the center of the card

Margaret Montgomery
Margaret Montgomery

September 03, 2018

I love how the cut out window focuses the eye to the flower. Lovely card.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

September 03, 2018

Gorgeous card! I love that pretty contour of the die cut window!

Parker Lee
Parker Lee

September 03, 2018

I’m lovin’ the circular die cut that highlights and focuses in on such a pretty plant.

Barbara  Howell
Barbara Howell

September 03, 2018

WOW your card is gorgeous. I really like that window die and the way you used it.

Claudia N
Claudia N

September 03, 2018

Stunning card, yay love the dies we’ve been getting in the kits and this one is ready for Fall, it’ll be perfect for Thanksgiving cards. Can’t wait for the full reveal tomorrow morning!

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 03, 2018

Love this white frame! Lovely card!

Katie M
Katie M

September 03, 2018

I so remember those little lantern flowers my 4th grade teacher brought in! Thanks for reminding me!!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

September 03, 2018

Color choices are gorgous

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

September 03, 2018

Nicely framed with autumn leaves…looking forward to the big reveal!

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 03, 2018

The copic coloring on your card is beautiful and I love how bold the sentiment looks.

Marja
Marja

September 03, 2018

Oh, wow! Absolutely beautiful!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

September 03, 2018

That’s a great frame die to have. It makes a perfect autumn card. Nice vivid fall colors on the card. Nice job!

Michele W
Michele W

September 03, 2018

Lovely card. The new frame die works so well with your vase of Chinese lanterns. Thanks for sharing!

Ro
Ro

September 03, 2018

Love the large fancy die. It creates a fabulous frame for all styles of card

Heidi H
Heidi H

September 03, 2018

I just love this fancy frame!

Carol L
Carol L

September 03, 2018

The coloring options are endless for this stamp but I especially like the fall colors.

teresamnj
teresamnj

September 03, 2018

So so pretty! The die cut sets off the paper lanterns perfectly!

Johna Rosser
Johna Rosser

September 03, 2018

simply gorgeous!! Boy, do I love that shimmer! great coloring!!

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

September 03, 2018

Love the die you used in your card!

Stacey
Stacey

September 03, 2018

Very pretty.

Anita Szokol
Anita Szokol

September 03, 2018

Love this card!

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

September 03, 2018

I love a frame die in white. Beautiful card. Lovely colors.

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