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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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Margery C
Margery C

September 02, 2018

Gorgeous card! Love the leaves outline die and how you painted them.

Kelli Austin
Kelli Austin

September 02, 2018

those leaves go so well with the sequins

Krystal Overby
Krystal Overby

September 02, 2018

Absolutely love this shaker card! And the fancy die you used is so awesome! Love the fall essance to the card!

Cindi P
Cindi P

September 02, 2018

Simply stunning. I love that you added color to the leaves bordering the cut out, and those colors are fantabulous! I’m going to have to order those!

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

September 02, 2018

Love, love, love this card!

Debra Ziegler
Debra Ziegler

September 02, 2018

Love the colors!!!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

September 02, 2018

What a wonderful card !! That black background along with these gorgeous fall colours as a frame = splendid !!
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Lorna S
Lorna S

September 02, 2018

I love that you took the chance of painting the black layering paper with the metallic inks. The card is absolutely lovely.

Shery allen
Shery allen

September 02, 2018

Wow! Fall and winter are my favorite seasons and I love this fall card!

Cindy L Winston
Cindy L Winston

September 02, 2018

SO gorgeous!

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

September 02, 2018

I can think of so many uses for that die! I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!

Judy McGoodwin
Judy McGoodwin

September 02, 2018

Love this card….can’t wait to try this idea on dark card stock.

Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown

September 02, 2018

I’m in love with your colors on the black background! 😍

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

September 02, 2018

Stunning against a black background!

DJS
DJS

September 02, 2018

Love the dark colors and those gorgeous colors on the leaves! It’s a beautiful shaker card. Those glimmer inks look great!

Tara Rahemat
Tara Rahemat

September 02, 2018

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dark card Shaker before. The black with these stunning leaves is so beautiful. Such a contrast and it looks amazing

Liz Bechtel
Liz Bechtel

September 02, 2018

I really like the die that you used and your colors of the fall leaves upon the black die frame are so intense and full of life! It really makes me want to jump in a pile of leaves! Enjoy the sequins and sparkles on/in the shaker with the complimentary colors. Top notch!

Jackie
Jackie

September 02, 2018

Love the leaves on this card. I think I need to buy some glimmer metallic inks – I really love how they look on your card.

Mitzi
Mitzi

September 02, 2018

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card & the opportunity to win.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

September 02, 2018

Love fall colors. Nice to seethe metalic watercolors in action. Lovely card.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

September 02, 2018

Emily, I love how you took the traditional fall leaf colors and gave them a twist with the black background! It turned out stunning! Wow, this kit looks fun!

JoAnneR
JoAnneR

September 02, 2018

Emily, this is simply stunning… I’m loving this kit. It is a must have.

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

September 02, 2018

Beautiful card.

Rosemary W
Rosemary W

September 02, 2018

You did it again, what a card. Looking forward to the release date!

Deb K
Deb K

September 02, 2018

Gorgeous! Love the use of the glimmer inks ! Beautiful!

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

September 02, 2018

This card is awesome! The colors are excellent for the fall season, I love this card 💙

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

September 02, 2018

Dramatic color choices. I don’t usually think of using black card stock except at Halloween, time to rethink my color choice, the card is just beautiful!!!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

September 02, 2018

Wow, so beautiful! Love the glimmer metallic inks you used!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

September 02, 2018

When I saw this frame die, shaker leaf card went straight to my head. It will be so cool to make a shaker that looks like leaves fallIing. Your card is gorgeous.

Sarah T
Sarah T

September 02, 2018

Loving this cover plate. This kit looks like a hit.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

September 02, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the color combination.

Nicole
Nicole

September 02, 2018

Such a different idea, I love it!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

September 02, 2018

I am very excited to receive this large die!
Great job

Jessica Schlegel
Jessica Schlegel

September 02, 2018

This card is my favorite! The colors on the black are shining and the shaker sequins add the perfect amount of extra color and sparkle :D Love it ♥

JanetB
JanetB

September 02, 2018

Wow, what a beautiful fall card and sweet sentiment.

Phyllis Dunn
Phyllis Dunn

September 02, 2018

Absolutely stunning! I love the way the colors pop on black paper. I can’t wait to see the full kit. I think I need this one!

mandi chau
mandi chau

September 02, 2018

What a beautiful Autumn card!

Dgolly
Dgolly

September 02, 2018

Super cute card. Love the fall feel.

Teri W
Teri W

September 02, 2018

Very sweet and striking fall card!

Ginni DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

September 02, 2018

I was never a fan of black backgrounds but this idea has changed my mind. The leaves in all the beautiful fall colors makes this card absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the idea.

KimKaz
KimKaz

September 02, 2018

Love the glimmer inks – so striking against the black cardstock. And the die … well, it is just gorgeous. Looks to be a great kit.

Sharon C
Sharon C

September 02, 2018

What a beautiful card!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

September 02, 2018

Sweet and I like the black

Deb
Deb

September 02, 2018

Love the way this turned out. The gold embossing words is beautiful.

Dee Wilson
Dee Wilson

September 02, 2018

Is this a die that is used to create this card? It’s beautiful! I love the Fall season.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

September 02, 2018

What a fantastic die and I love how you colored the leaves!

Kay Courtier
Kay Courtier

September 02, 2018

That’s amazing that those inks showed up so vibrantly on the dark paper! This is a beautiful card!

Jackie SMOKER
Jackie SMOKER

September 02, 2018

The colours are beautiful and the black makes them pop….

Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison

September 02, 2018

I can’t wait to use the fancy die!

Priscilla Bade
Priscilla Bade

September 02, 2018

This card is so beautiful. The die would also look gorgeous with green coloring on white, with touches of yellow

felicity
felicity

September 02, 2018

Love the black. Wouldn’t have thought of that color choice.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

September 02, 2018

Beautiful shaker and
love the colors.
Carla from Utah

Sheri
Sheri

September 02, 2018

This card is just lovely. I love the sparkle and the fall colors.

Patricia Haff
Patricia Haff

September 02, 2018

So beautiful! The colors of autumn always make me happy. The leaves are lovely and a great prelude to winter.

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 02, 2018

Pure gorgeousness, Emily! I loooove this shaker card!!

Debrah Binard
Debrah Binard

September 02, 2018

Such lovely colors, and I love the oval specialty die combined with a shaker. Kind of reminiscent of falling leaves.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

September 02, 2018

Simply stunning

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

September 02, 2018

Wow. I would not have thought of using the beautiful metallic inks on black paper. Gorgeous!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

September 02, 2018

I really like the shape of the oval die. This is a beautiful and festive fall shaker card.

Krystal S
Krystal S

September 02, 2018

Your card is fabulous! I can’t wait to see the kit!

Shweta Suri
Shweta Suri

September 02, 2018

This colorful fall wreath is so beautiful with hues of orange and red against the black cardstock makes it even more to FALL for it..:)

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

September 02, 2018

This card is just beautiful. those leaves practically pop off the page with the black background.

Dianne
Dianne

September 02, 2018

Absolutely love the cheery colors of fall on this card! Would love to see more samples!

Barbara  Howell
Barbara Howell

September 02, 2018

What a beautiful fall shaker card. The way you colored the leaves is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

September 02, 2018

I love this. Looks like another fantastic Hero Arts kit!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

September 02, 2018

Great card love the watercolor.Thank you for your inspiration.

Penny D Walker
Penny D Walker

September 02, 2018

Great card, love it.Just love the pop of color on the black cardstock. Thank you for your inspiration.Can’t wait for my kit to arrive.

Diana
Diana

September 02, 2018

I can’t believe those colors showed up so vibrantly on the black card stock. I love shaker cards. I love fall colors. And I love how the black makes everything pop. Thanks for sharing.

Ebony Freeman
Ebony Freeman

September 02, 2018

I’m I’m love with this fall shaker card!

Christa M
Christa M

September 02, 2018

Love this die cut. I am going to need one of these kits.

Samantha Coleman
Samantha Coleman

September 02, 2018

Love your card 😬! This kit looks like it will be fun to work with .

Linda Reilly
Linda Reilly

September 02, 2018

I love the metallics that you used. These are so pretty!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

September 02, 2018

Terrific! I love the fancy dies. The coloring on the leaves is perfect. I can’t wait to try your coloring technique. Super job!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

September 02, 2018

This is a beautiful shaker card! I like how you colored the leaves :)

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

September 02, 2018

Great Fall card! Ready for the 100*F temps to end!

Josmary
Josmary

September 02, 2018

That fancy die is awesome

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

September 02, 2018

I love these colors against the black!

G Angelos
G Angelos

September 02, 2018

Beautiful card!

Barb Schmitz
Barb Schmitz

September 02, 2018

That fancy frame die has so many possibilities for the upcoming fall season! Can’t wait to get my kit😍

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

September 02, 2018

Beautifully done Emily. The black makes the leaves pop.

Jackie
Jackie

September 02, 2018

Cool! I can’t wait to see the entire kit. I love Hero Arts!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

September 02, 2018

Oh yes I do believe I’m going to love this set. Can’t wait to see the whole thing. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The smell of the fall leaves, the temp. down just enough to have a great time outside. The beauty in the colors is one of the best times to see.

RoZee
RoZee

September 02, 2018

The card made me want to plan a trip to Vermont to watch the leaves change colors! What a wonderful card idea.

Carol T
Carol T

September 02, 2018

Love the glimmer inks

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

September 02, 2018

That fall leaf frame is gorgeous! So happy to see it’s part of the monthly kit!!

Kathy C
Kathy C

September 02, 2018

I love this beautiful fall card – very elegant!

KAREN CHESTER
KAREN CHESTER

September 02, 2018

Great use of an oval die. I would have never thought to make it on black card stock. good job Emily.

Janet D.
Janet D.

September 02, 2018

Wow this kit just gets better and better, your card is amazing!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

September 02, 2018

What a lovely shaker card and beautiful FALL colors :)

KATI CAPRARA
KATI CAPRARA

September 02, 2018

This card is gorgeous! I love the leaves and the bright colors!! You did a great job!! I’m excited to see the whole kit and try those glimmer inks!!! Thanks for sharing! Happy Fall!!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

September 02, 2018

What gorgeous colours, I’ve got the metallic watercolors in my cart already waiting for release day!

Sue D
Sue D

September 02, 2018

Great design. Love the Fall colors.

Angie
Angie

September 02, 2018

Such a nice autumn impression!

Karen Page
Karen Page

September 02, 2018

Just gorgeous! Metallic inks… be still my heart!

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

September 02, 2018

Since fall is my favorite time of year and you can never have enough “autumnish” goodies, I simply can’t wait.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

September 02, 2018

I am breathless…what else can be said!!

Anna Rodgers
Anna Rodgers

September 01, 2018

This card is so pretty! It catches your eye and makes you want to look at every detail. I’m looking forward to the full release and all the inspiration from such talented designers!

Angie
Angie

September 01, 2018

Sparkling with fall! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

September 01, 2018

Gorgeous!! I love that leaf frame and the coĺours used brings it to life. I already know that I’m going to have to buy some of those metallic inks. They are so gorgeous and cover the black beautifully! You did a fabulous job of blending the colours. Looks like an awesome kit

Abby
Abby

September 01, 2018

Beautiful card!! Love it already!!