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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 +Giveaway!

by Emily Midgett August 31, 2018 451 Comments

We are back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the September My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Tuesday, September 4th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Tuesday. And don't forget to leave a comment on this and every post as we will be giving away a kit on Tuesday. Now let's join Emily who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you this morning to share some more inspiration using this absolutely lovely new My Monthly Hero Kit. I've combined the stunning fancy oval die included in this kit with some black card stock, the new Glimmer Metallic Inks, and some sequins to create a festive, dramatic shaker card. I love adding color to these fancy cover plate dies that have been in the kits recently, don't you? Let's get started with the details! 

To start, I die cut the new fancy oval frame die included in the main kit from some black layering papers. I recently received the new Glimmer Metallic Inks that were released in our Season of Wonder Catalog. I knew that they were more opaque than our Liquid Watercolors, and so wanted to try them out on dark card stock. I wasn't disappointed! Even though the Black Layering Paper isn't technically made for watercoloring, it held up really nicely when I added the Glimmer Inks. I used Red, Copper and Bronze, and Gold Glimmer Metallic Inks to add color to my leaves, combining multiple colors on each leaf to create a mottled look. The paints really blended nicely with the addition of just a touch of water from my damp paint brush. After the leaves had dried, I backed the die cut panel with some acetate and added thin strips of foam adhesive around the edge of the back of the die cut. 

For the greeting, I heat embossed the sentiment from the main kit on another panel of black layering paper using gold embossing powder. I filled the shaker with Ombre Blush Sequins, Ombre Sunshine Sequins, and Champagne Sequins to complement the colors of the leaves. 

Well, that's all for me today! This kit is just gorgeous.... so many lovely images within the stamp set itself, and then when you add in this beautiful, detailed fancy die... Swoon! I hope you've enjoyed this second sneak peek into the September My Monthly Hero 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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Tuesday morning, September 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern time. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Good luck!





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Lisa Gordon
Lisa Gordon

October 22, 2018

It’s wonderful that this set can used for other seasons and projects. The colors on the black leaf wreath are so catching to the eye. I love this kits!😍

Toni McClure
Toni McClure

September 18, 2018

Love the Black with the Glimmer. I am always drawn to bling and this gets that feel while being elegant and warm.
Thanks for the post. I am eager to try it myself!

Alice Wessinger
Alice Wessinger

September 05, 2018

Love frame art! The colors are vibrant against the black!

Karen Lacina
Karen Lacina

September 05, 2018

This is gorgeous! Autumn is my most favorite season of the year because the gorgeous colors that go with it! I can’t wait to get my kit and try this project!!

Nancy
Nancy

September 04, 2018

As always!!!! a perfectly gorgeous set!!!

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

September 04, 2018

WOW, what a stunner, Emily – the essence of autumn! Swooning with you!

Cindyellen Robinson
Cindyellen Robinson

September 04, 2018

Lovely!!

JODI PHILLIPS
JODI PHILLIPS

September 04, 2018

Love the glimmer ink on black background. The cut out detail is very autumnal.

Judy Sander
Judy Sander

September 04, 2018

I love your card. Great ideas using the beautiful window frame and fantastic colors

Sudhamathi
Sudhamathi

September 04, 2018

The most favorite part in this card is the maple leaf frame… love it…. such a beautiful card..

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

September 04, 2018

Absolutely stunning! I love those metallics!

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

September 04, 2018

Wow! The glimmer metallic inks showed up beautifully on the black! Lovely card.

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

September 04, 2018

Love the fall leaves against the dark background, and the sentiment stamped on the inside.

Shauna Justice
Shauna Justice

September 04, 2018

I absolutely love this card. I’m excited to see this months kit. Love autumn time 😊

K. Eley
K. Eley

September 04, 2018

Wow!! Gorgeous!!!! So excited about this die, absolutely love fall and changing colors of the leaves. This die is going to be a favorite for celebrating that! Can’t wait to see more!

diane
diane

September 04, 2018

The oval die makes this card pop. The black card stock with the Glimmer Metallic Inks catches your attention, I love the look!

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 04, 2018

I love the colors.

Nancy Osborn
Nancy Osborn

September 04, 2018

WOWZA WOWZA WOWZA! I’m OVER THE MOON in love with this one! The colors are PERFECTION! Im so excited!!! Great share! :)

Heidi Johnson
Heidi Johnson

September 04, 2018

Beautiful! Fall is in the air!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

September 04, 2018

It’s difficult to think about fall leaves while we are in the middle of yet another heat wave in New England, but your glimmer inks were perfectly executed to make such a lovely, seasonal card!

Laurie
Laurie

September 04, 2018

What a beautiful job. I LOVE this card.

Gretchan McDermond
Gretchan McDermond

September 03, 2018

That leaf die is the bee’s knees! I am so excited for it!

Gretchan McDermond
Gretchan McDermond

September 04, 2018

That leaf die is the bee’s knees! I am so exited for it!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 03, 2018

Dying to get my hands on that fabulous die!! Fall-tastic!

Evert
Evert

September 03, 2018

I can’t wait to see the full collection, it looks like the die will be very versatile!

Angie Hollins
Angie Hollins

September 03, 2018

LOVE this card!!! The black cardstock is a great contrast to the leaves. Thank you for sharing!!!

Candie Cahill
Candie Cahill

September 03, 2018

Oh WOW!

Liza Dehnel
Liza Dehnel

September 03, 2018

My favorite season due to the stunning colors in nature. I’m going to have to add the inks to my purchase!!!

Kathleen Wages
Kathleen Wages

September 03, 2018

All I can say is, “WOW!”

Barb
Barb

September 03, 2018

Such a beautiful wreath! Lovely!

Elizabeth Garcia
Elizabeth Garcia

September 03, 2018

Whoo Hoo!!!! can’t wait to see the full collection.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 03, 2018

Love the oval die! This is stunning!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

September 03, 2018

Wow love this card! The new frame die will be wonderful to have for this fall! Hero Arts has the best monthly kits!

Maryann
Maryann

September 03, 2018

Wow! So much shimmer and shine, love your card

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.

Rita L Simmons
Rita L Simmons

September 03, 2018

beautiful shaker card. love the leaf frame die. tfs

Kiley McGlauchlen
Kiley McGlauchlen

September 03, 2018

I love this idea!

Sheryl allen
Sheryl allen

September 03, 2018

This will be my first kit from hero arts and I can’t wait to make the shaker card.

Saritq
Saritq

September 03, 2018

Beautiful Card! Cant wait to see the whole kit!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 03, 2018

This is such a stunning shocker card… absolutely beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 03, 2018

I LOVE THE GORGEOUS FALL COLORS! Great job!!!!!

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

September 03, 2018

Beautiful! I love the metallic against the black! And leaves are the perfect touch!

Lisa KP
Lisa KP

September 03, 2018

This card calls out FALL. It reminds me of the tall autumn trees that can be found back east.

JaNet Wise
JaNet Wise

September 03, 2018

Oh my goodness those colors!!! Reminds me of my childhood in New England.. just beautiful!! ♥

Pam
Pam

September 03, 2018

gorgeous card, the black cardstock really brings out the autumn colors

Terrie Snow
Terrie Snow

September 03, 2018

Emily, this card is gorgeous. I love the autumn colors and how you added the sequins the put off some bling. Love it

marha
marha

September 03, 2018

si duda mi temporada favorita que mas q expresar con una targeta de un colorido hermoso para agradeser o para expresar culquier sentimiento ..si duda me pone melancolica

Angela
Angela

September 03, 2018

Wow this looks so gorgeous, I really love your shaker card.♥

JoAnn
JoAnn

September 03, 2018

I love the dramatic look achieved with vibrant fall color against black. Beautiful card.

Maria D
Maria D

September 03, 2018

Wonderful autumn colours and shapes. This kit looks very promising.

jill dachroeden
jill dachroeden

September 03, 2018

Wow, this frame is a must-have. Love how you used it. Autumn is my favorite so I’m especially excited about this kit! Thanks for the opportunity!!

 Carren
Carren

September 03, 2018

Love Fall colors!

Fanny C
Fanny C

September 03, 2018

Love how the metallic colors show up against the black cardstock. Can’t wait to try out the fancy new oval.

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

September 03, 2018

OMG! Gorgeous

littlen
littlen

September 03, 2018

Shaker cards are my favorite to make.

Julia D.
Julia D.

September 03, 2018

Love the use of the metallic inks on the leaves!

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

September 03, 2018

I love the colors in this card, thanks for sharing on how you made this very lovely card. I can only imagine what it looks like in real life.

Laura
Laura

September 03, 2018

Excellent use of the frame die, love it!

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

Love the leaves embossed on the black, stunning! The sequins compliment nicely.

Jan Huston
Jan Huston

September 03, 2018

I am sure this card kit will be beautiful! I love leaves and fall colors.

Linda
Linda

September 03, 2018

this card is gorgeous. I have to have this kit.

Annette Pearce
Annette Pearce

September 03, 2018

Beautiful unique shaker card.

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

September 03, 2018

Wowza 😍 autumn + a shaker?! What could be better???!!!

Aash
Aash

September 03, 2018

Lovely card with the black and metallic inks! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy S
Cindy S

September 03, 2018

I need some frame dies!

Parker Lee
Parker Lee

September 03, 2018

This is so pretty, unique, and edgy. The sequins give just the right amount of glitter

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 03, 2018

Elegant card with the dark cardstock and glimmer!

Jeanne Newton
Jeanne Newton

September 03, 2018

I love this card. So different from my normal.

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 03, 2018

I really love Hero Arts Fancy Frame dies and this one is no exception. Such a beautiful card for Fall.

Ro
Ro

September 03, 2018

I love the large fancy dies included in the latest kits. This kit seems to be continuing that trend. Gorgeous die and gorgeous card. The jewel tones on black are fabulous

teresamnj
teresamnj

September 03, 2018

This card is just gorgeous! It’s everything I like, shine, shimmer & sparkle, plus my favorite season, Fall! Beautiful die cut!

Gale
Gale

September 03, 2018

Beautiful, just beautiful… the glimmer inks on black card stock. Never would’ve thought to do that.

Johna Rosser
Johna Rosser

September 03, 2018

oh, I love this card! your glimmer ink on those inks are fantastic! I totally have to get my hands on some of those!

Anita Szokol
Anita Szokol

September 03, 2018

I love the colors!

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

September 03, 2018

Wow! Isn’t this a fantastic card using the dark paper and the glimmer paint! Just beautiful! Love that it’s a shaker too!

Cherryl Sabado
Cherryl Sabado

September 03, 2018

Ready to embrace the rich fall colors eventhough its still hot here in California!
So in love with these colors❤️❤️❤️

Hollie Hicks
Hollie Hicks

September 03, 2018

Can’t wait. Love everything about the card.

Karen Federly
Karen Federly

September 03, 2018

I love making fall cards. This will be a beautiful die to add to my collection.

Lorna
Lorna

September 03, 2018

Beautiful, so ready to work with fall colors.

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

September 03, 2018

The metallic inks are wonderful against the black background and I think it highlights the fancy die very well.

Anna Marie Yoder
Anna Marie Yoder

September 03, 2018

Beautiful! How exciting to get a sneak peek at what this month’s kit will be about! YAAY! Fall! Thank ❤️ You for sharing!

Judith K
Judith K

September 03, 2018

stunning card on the black cardstock…..love it!!

E R  Wade
E R Wade

September 03, 2018

I love everything about this. Beautiful

Melanie Arrowood
Melanie Arrowood

September 03, 2018

I already have been drooling over these Metallic Inks and your card has made it worse!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 02, 2018

I love these rich Fall Colors! I can’t wait to use this wonderful die on some fantastic Fall cards. Hero Arts always has kits that are wonderful to use.

Katrina Bocchi
Katrina Bocchi

September 02, 2018

The colors are gorgeous!

Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

September 02, 2018

Fall leaves and black; great combo!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

September 02, 2018

Those new metallic watercolors look wonderful on the black diecut leaves. I really enjoy seeing the inspiration for the My Monthly Hero kits each month.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

September 02, 2018

I love the rich colours of this card!

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

September 02, 2018

Very pretty card!

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

September 02, 2018

I love the shaker idea! The colors are beautiful and just in time for fall. Thanks for sharing!

chark
chark

September 02, 2018

The metallic inks are perfect for this!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 02, 2018

Awesome card looking forward to seeing the kit even though it’s spring here in New Zealand

Allison
Allison

September 02, 2018

The black background is just stunning, I never would have thought to use so much black, but I love your card.

Mary Tiburcio
Mary Tiburcio

September 02, 2018

Bold color choice that paid off. Beautiful card, Emily!

Angela Myhre
Angela Myhre

September 02, 2018

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

September 02, 2018

This is spectacular! Love those metallic colors on black – they really stand out! Beautiful work!

Monica W
Monica W

September 02, 2018

So pretty!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

September 02, 2018

Love this card! Gorgeous fall colors and a shaker card to boot, fabulous idea.

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

September 02, 2018

Stunning Emily.

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