September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway! | Hero Arts


September, 02, 2017

Hi, we are back with another Countdown to Creativity post before launching our September My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons on Tuesday, September 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be giving away one kit on Tuesday morning, before the kit launches, so be sure to comment on every Countdown post for the most chances to win! Now, join Jess as she shares a kitty card using some of the stamps from the add-ons to this month's kit.

Good morning! This month's kit is very appropriately autumn themed with sunflowers and pumpkins but I wanted to veer a little more towards Halloween with two fabulous add-on items: Luna the Halloween Cat and the Starry Night Brush Strokes Bold Prints background stamp!

I just love the pose of that cat! Looks just like mine before she does something sassy like knock a jar of embossing powder off the table or step in wet watercolor...anyone else familiar with that pose? *sigh*

To create the background I started by masking off a section of an A2 panel with post-it tape. Then I blended Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks in a random pattern across the section. I let that dry for a few minutes and then spritzed the Starry Nights background stamp with shimmer spray and used my MISTI to stamp it over the Distress Oxides. It's hard to see in the photo but where the shimmer spray touched the ink, it lightened and left a gorgeous shimmery design behind. I blotted off the excess spray with a paper towel and let it dry completely.

Once the background was totally dry I stamped the cat and sentiment from Luna the Halloween Cat onto the panel with Versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Finally I added a few sparkling clear and metallic silver sequins in a shape that follows one of the swirls of the background stamp!

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Tuesday morning, September 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to come back later today for additional Countdown posts with more inspiration!


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Viola Leary

September 04, 2017

I can’t wait to see the whole release. Luna is an add-on must!


September 04, 2017

WOW, LOVE this Starry nights brushstroke background on your beautiful card!

Jane Hambly

September 04, 2017

Lol my cat too and she’s called Luna

Joy J.

September 04, 2017

I don’t have a cat, but used to years ago. And I know what you mean by the sassy pose! ? Adorable card!

Lisa A creations

September 04, 2017

That background stamp looks amazing! WoW!

D.Ann C

September 04, 2017

I love that this cat can be used year round and that background is mesmerizing!!


September 04, 2017

The cat does have the best pose! Sassy, cocky and ready to go. Love it!

Leslie Birdsall

September 04, 2017

I love the background on this card! Very cool effect!

Christina Dauven

September 04, 2017

I am so in love with the background stamp I believe my other stamps need it as a companion.

Tammy W

September 04, 2017

Meowww, great Halloween or any occasion card.
Bring more of your beautiful ideas.


September 04, 2017

I love how you did the background with oxides and spray. So pretty!

Samantha Sloop

September 04, 2017

Lovely card! My cat also gets into trouble like that too. Last time she stepped on Some cardstock i had propped up on my desk, it wasn’t supported by anything and down she went. Good things cats land on all fours. She’s exactly 17 yrs old; but she just shook and kept walking.

Richard CoVarn

September 04, 2017

I am in love with that background stamp. Also, the spooky cat and sentiment are fantastic.

Maye M. L.

September 05, 2017

Love this sassy Luna. How can I not with such a name. This background stamp is lovely. Cheers

Michelle D

September 05, 2017

Beautiful card!

Linda S.

September 05, 2017

I really like the simplicity of your design with the bold pop of shimmery purple.


September 05, 2017

I like the colors of your background. Awesome card.


September 05, 2017

Gorgeous! Love, love, love this background stamp and I must get some shimmer mist!

Jackie P.

September 05, 2017

Love this background stamp! And that cat!! Wonderful card!!

Karen Murphy

September 05, 2017

The background looks really witchy! Like a spell is happening. Great job!

Betty K

September 05, 2017

Wow I can just know what my grandchildren would love about your use of the cat and background it great

Elaine H.

September 05, 2017

Very ethereal…lovely combination of colors. Both stamps are must haves.

Sandy Small

September 05, 2017

That is definately the “I didn’t do it” pose!

Linda Miltzow

September 05, 2017

The sequins you added, Jess, look like stars against the dark sky!
So pretty with the silhouette of the cat!

Cheri H

September 05, 2017

I am too late to win a free kit…but very excited to get my first monthly kit delivered. I have been waiting a few weeks for this kit to be released….the wonderful cards make me want the add more and more than my kit!
I’m hoping I can duplicate some of the wonderful ideas from this design team. You think this cat set us almost a must.
Thank you for your awesome card :)


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