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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51 Responses

Kendra
Kendra

August 31, 2018

I love the dramatic contrast with the black and the leaves. I can’t wait to see this whole kit!

Celeste C
Celeste C

August 31, 2018

Well, that is just stunning!

Jennifer Lubbock
Jennifer Lubbock

August 31, 2018

Oh, that oval die is great! Beautiful card!

Vicki blair
Vicki blair

August 31, 2018

Nice card. Shaker cards are so much fun! And the fancy frame dies make it easy too!

Kim Salito
Kim Salito

August 31, 2018

Looks like this kit is all about fall. Beautiful card!

Mark Christman
Mark Christman

August 31, 2018

Love it!!! Can’t wait for this kit!!!!

Kailash
Kailash

August 31, 2018

The fall colors are so vibrant and striking against the dark background, love the shaker design!

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

August 31, 2018

This looks amazing! Those leaves look beautiful! Another must have kit!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

August 31, 2018

I like the way the glimmer pens worked on black cardstock. Looks like Hero Arts did it again with another fancy frame winner.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 31, 2018

Wow!! I love how you painted the leaves to look so real. I love the new metallic inks and hope to add them to my stash soon. It looks like this kit will be awesome!!

Margaret
Margaret

August 31, 2018

Wow! The vibrant colors look so beautiful on the black!

Deb Hardy
Deb Hardy

August 31, 2018

Emily, your card gorgeous! Love the metallic watercolors on the black—very dramatic. The detailed oval die is a stunner.

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

August 31, 2018

I love fall. I think the colors and feeling of fall comes thru so well on this card. Even with black card stock, it still is very vibrant!

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

August 31, 2018

Wow! Gorgeous card. You really captured the feel of fall!

Julie Madsen
Julie Madsen

August 31, 2018

Love the leaves on this card!

Wanda
Wanda

August 31, 2018

I love that HA has been putting larger fancy dies in their kits…I don’t know about other crafters but I never had many in my stash and thanks to HA I’m building a little collection of them. Thanks!

Bo Chin
Bo Chin

August 31, 2018

Beautiful! Just love the beautiful fall colors of the turning foliage. So vibrant and stunning!

Lynda
Lynda

August 31, 2018

Loving the fancy die and good to know, how well the new Glimmer inks cover dark cardstock.

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

August 31, 2018

I love your card…..I just received my new beautiful INKS…..they are just so gorgeous….can’t wait to play with them…
And this die is so pretty…..I love the way the colors showed up….so pretty….thank you Emily for sharing your beautiful work……hugs

Reva mauck
Reva mauck

August 31, 2018

Beautiful beautiful card you colored the leaves just perfect

Reva mauck
Reva mauck

August 31, 2018

This intricate die is amazing I love it!!!

Reva mauck
Reva mauck

August 31, 2018

This intricate die is amazing I love it!!!

Janna
Janna

August 31, 2018

I so LOVE this! I can’t wait to see the rest of this kit.

Jackie S
Jackie S

August 31, 2018

What a beautiful card! The fall colors really stand out well against the black. thanks for sharing

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

August 31, 2018

Gorgeous fall colors on this spectacular card! Love it! A definite favorite!

Karla McCully
Karla McCully

August 31, 2018

Can’t wait to play with this kit!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

August 31, 2018

So beautiful – loving those fall colors on the black background. Another gorgeous die this month, can’t wait to see more.

Lindar C
Lindar C

August 31, 2018

OOH! This is beautiful!!! Show me more!!!

Joseph Bickerton
Joseph Bickerton

August 31, 2018

What a great card. Love those autumn colors.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 31, 2018

I love the fancy frame dies. This one looks amazing. The card idea is beautiful.
Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

August 31, 2018

I love shakers and this is just beautiful! I think Fall is on it’s way …

Sherrie Johnson
Sherrie Johnson

August 31, 2018

Oh my…how lovely! I’m a Fall lover anyway…so these colors…those leaves…just everything about this card is beautiful!

Betty Dean
Betty Dean

August 31, 2018

Beautiful card using the metallic inks and fancy die. Fall is my favorite season!

Heather Millard
Heather Millard

August 31, 2018

Wow, this is amazing, Emily! Love the bold sequins over that gold embossing… and that watercoloring is perfect! 🤩

Glenna
Glenna

August 31, 2018

Love, love the colors and black. Thank you.

Margie Manis
Margie Manis

August 31, 2018

Cool die. Great card

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

August 31, 2018

We’ll, the die is pretty, but I’m not sure how I will be able to use it

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

August 31, 2018

Oh goodie! Another frame die! Love the colors in this card!!!!!

Dana M
Dana M

August 31, 2018

Such a striking card! Love how the autumnal colors pop against the black.

Elaine
Elaine

August 31, 2018

Fall and fall colors are my favorites. Adding the sequins is the perfect touch.

Alo
Alo

August 31, 2018

WOW! Just stunning.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

August 31, 2018

OMG the leaves looks fabulous!! Love how you showcased the metallic inks!!!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 31, 2018

THIS kit will be a quick sellout bc who doesn’t love fall themed cards?!? Emily, your shaker card is beyond beautiful, and I’ll bet the metallic inked leaves are gorgeous in real life! LOVE the fancy die!!! Can’t wait to get my kit! TFS—have a ver blessed day!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

August 31, 2018

Like the Autumn colors & shaker style of this creation.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Joy Smithj
Joy Smithj

August 31, 2018

Oh my, how beautiful…love the fancy cut die….it really screams fall…I feel a crispness to the air already.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 31, 2018

Super excited!!! This will be one of those kits that sells out quickly!!! Love the fancy oval die that comes with this kit, and can’t wait yo see tomorrow’s inspiration!!! Emily, your fall shaker card is beyond beautiful, and I’ll bet the metallic inked leaves are gorgeous in real life. TFS—have a very blessed day!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

August 31, 2018

Wonderful Fall card!!!

KARI L MANO
KARI L MANO

August 31, 2018

very pretty!

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

August 31, 2018

Gorgeous sneak peek! So excited!!

MARIA
MARIA

August 31, 2018

I love all of the fall colors! I can’t wait to use the fancy oval die. =)

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

August 31, 2018

This is just wonderful! I love how the colors pop off of the black, and how the sequence match the colors so well :) the sentiment works perfectly and makes me feel all warm inside ❤️

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