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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + GIVEAWAY!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas September 01, 2018 394 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 Jess who is sharing another look at this gorgeous kit...

Good morning! Jess here with a clean and simple watercolored card featuring the gorgeous Chinese lantern plant stamps from this month's kit!

I love the autumn feel of these stamp and decided that a simple ombre wash would show off the delicate stamps perfectly! I used our liquid watercolors in Strawberry, Dandelion, and a new color coming as an add-on this month! ;) First I wet the watercolor paper with clean water and then I brought the paintbrush to the paper to get that pretty blend! I set that aside to dry while I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark. I heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder and trimmed it down to a label.

Once the background was dry I trimmed it down to and adhered it to a black card base. Then I stamped the Chinese lanterns onto the wash with Versamark and heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder. Next I added a tiny bit of the Gold Glimmer metallic ink from our Season of Wonder release to the orange and yellow shades I used for the wash and added a lot of water to lighten the color. I used these lighter shades to paint the Chinese lanterns and leaves and give them some shimmer. Finally I added the sentiment with foam mounting tape and a sprinkling of gold sequins for a little metallic shine!

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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100 Responses

Jackie Larsen
Jackie Larsen

September 07, 2018

Love the rainbow effect on this card. The gold really stands out.

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

September 04, 2018

So wonderful that the Chinese Lantern has been included in the kit -it’s a wonderful old-fashioned plant!

Cindyellen Robinson
Cindyellen Robinson

September 04, 2018

Oh how pretty. Looks so rich!!!

Sharon Ballard
Sharon Ballard

September 04, 2018

YUM! I LOVE FALL and you all have nailed the beautiful colors! Wow!

JODI PHILLIPS
JODI PHILLIPS

September 04, 2018

Love the stamp and autumnal color wash.

Carmen Banks
Carmen Banks

September 04, 2018

Lovely colours, lovely design. So clean and fresh.

Judy Sander
Judy Sander

September 04, 2018

Yum, those colors are fall favorites. I love the Chinese Lantern.

Sudhamathi
Sudhamathi

September 04, 2018

The background is absolutely gorgeous…. love it … so much in love with this card….

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

September 04, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous!

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

September 04, 2018

Lovely CAS card! Simple yet colorful and pretty.

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

September 04, 2018

Gorgeous card! I like the watercolor background with the Chinese Lantern. Very elegant looking in gold.

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

September 04, 2018

Simple but elegant with the beautiful fall colors.

SUZANNE KIMMELMAN
SUZANNE KIMMELMAN

September 04, 2018

the gold just pops, gorgeous

K. Eley
K. Eley

September 04, 2018

Great card! Clean, elegant and gorgeous colors! Love this image embossed as wel!!

anna cullen
anna cullen

September 04, 2018

Fall has the very best colours <3 This card captures them beautifully for me

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 04, 2018

So pretty with the gold glitter EP and that nice background!

diane
diane

September 04, 2018

Love the colors and simplicity.

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 04, 2018

Beautiful

Nancy Osborn
Nancy Osborn

September 04, 2018

Jessica… you make this look so easy, but I know better! Girlfriend… its FLAWLESS and I love it!!!!

Nancy Fleming
Nancy Fleming

September 04, 2018

I love the colors and the gold embossing in perfect!

Heidi Johnson
Heidi Johnson

September 04, 2018

Love the ombre on the Chinese Lantern flowers. They are one of my absolute favorites.

Gretchan McDermond
Gretchan McDermond

September 04, 2018

Oooooo I just love the pop of color on the all white base!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 03, 2018

That plant is so cool! I’d love to see it IRL!!

Evert
Evert

September 03, 2018

Great reminder that simplicity is often key!

Angie Hollins
Angie Hollins

September 03, 2018

I love the gold embossing over the watercolor. Thank you for sharing!!!

Candie Cahill
Candie Cahill

September 03, 2018

Always love watercolors.

Liza Dehnel
Liza Dehnel

September 03, 2018

Wow! Love this, thank you for the inspiration!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

September 03, 2018

i love the soft watercolor wash….. and the way the lanterns POP!

Elizabeth Garcia
Elizabeth Garcia

September 03, 2018

Awesome card. simplicity is key..I have my alarm set up.. ready to kick off the fall season with this kit…

Barb
Barb

September 03, 2018

So elegant! Love this branch embossed in gold!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

September 03, 2018

Oh wow I just adore this card! I love the background and I am totally gonna CASE :)

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 03, 2018

Beautiful! I love the gold embossing on this simple card style!

Belia Peña
Belia Peña

September 03, 2018

I love Fall and this card is absolutely awesome with the combination of colors you used. Happy fall Y’all.

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

September 03, 2018

Stunning, colorful card! Can’t wait to see my whole Hero Arts kit of the month!

Maryann
Maryann

September 03, 2018

Simply elegant. Looking forward to the full kit release

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. Your card making style is so elegantly simple.

Rita L Simmons
Rita L Simmons

September 03, 2018

beautiful card.tfs

Sarita
Sarita

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 03, 2018

I love the beautiful Ombré wash on this card!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 03, 2018


Oh so very sweet!

Brenda
Brenda

September 03, 2018

Your card is so pretty! I love the colorful simplicity of it.

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

September 03, 2018

Autumn is my favorite season! The ombré wash is a nice touch of autumn!

Lisa KP
Lisa KP

September 03, 2018

Such peaceful water colors. beautifully created

JaNet Wise
JaNet Wise

September 03, 2018

Clean and simple is just so gorgeous! The colors with the gold embossing is perfect together! So pretty!!! Thank you for the inspiration!! ♥

Angela
Angela

September 03, 2018

Wow this looks so gorgeous. I really like the background and the golden embossed image, great idea.♥

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 03, 2018

Great idea, and so pretty. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Pam
Pam

September 03, 2018

Wonderful autumn colors, love this card

Martha
Martha

September 03, 2018

es algo censilla pero muy colorida sin duda hermosa ..no nesesita tanto para ver q la creatividad fluye

Maria D
Maria D

September 03, 2018

Lovely card, the colours are gorgeous.

jill dachroeden
jill dachroeden

September 03, 2018

I always admire your creations, Jessica. Autumn is my favorite so I’m especially excited about this kit! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Fanny C
Fanny C

September 03, 2018

Stunning card! The beautiful colors make me think of a sunset. Can’t wait to use this kit.

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

September 03, 2018

Love fall and all the warm colors that go with it, great interpretation of a beautiful time of year.

littlen
littlen

September 03, 2018

Very pretty. Great color combo.

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

The watercolor wash is gorgeous, my favorite color combo and with the metallic touch its perfect. TFS

Laura
Laura

September 03, 2018

So elegant, will definitely be replicating!

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

This is beautiful, TFS!

Annette Pearce
Annette Pearce

September 03, 2018

What a pretty card. I am yet to master watercolors.

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

September 03, 2018

Oh wow this is gorgeous 😍 it reminds me of the fall foliage up here in the northeast, one of the best things about fall… The whole world looks ablaze!

aash
aash

September 03, 2018

I love your simple style! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy S
Cindy S

September 03, 2018

So nice!

Parker Lee
Parker Lee

September 03, 2018

What a very pretty CAS card that is wonderfully created. I like this style.

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 03, 2018

Gorgeous glow to your project

Claudia N
Claudia N

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the colors used for the background, I’m so ready for the kit, looks like it’s going to be an awesome one, once again

Helen
Helen

September 03, 2018

Jessica, this wash of color to highlight the image is stunning. Love the simplicity of this beautifully designed card. tfs

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

September 03, 2018

Love this clean and simple card.

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 03, 2018

Like the pretty color wash with the gold embossing.

Michele W
Michele W

September 03, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card and the way you were able to make the lanterns pop against the watercolor background.

Ro
Ro

September 03, 2018

Gorgeous colours, ideal for autumn. Can’t wait to see this kit

teresamnj
teresamnj

September 03, 2018

Between the beautiful autumnal colors and the Chinese lanterns, this card just screams Fall! Love it!

Johna Rosser
Johna Rosser

September 03, 2018

I love the simplicity of this card, with those gorgeous colors!!

Gale
Gale

September 03, 2018

Love love love the rich hues in this! Must try this technique.

Anita Szokol
Anita Szokol

September 03, 2018

So nice!

Cindy Link
Cindy Link

September 03, 2018

I love these lanterns! Great job with the background. I love the colors and the fall feel. Awesome job!

JoAnn
JoAnn

September 03, 2018

I look forward to learning about water coloring with this kit. Love the ombré in vibrant fall colors

Karen Federly
Karen Federly

September 03, 2018

I love the autumn colors used on this card. Can’t wait to try one myself.

Jennifer Lubbock
Jennifer Lubbock

September 03, 2018

Love the gold embossing and watercolor wash!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

September 03, 2018

This is lovely. The gold on the beautiful background makes me happy.

Judith K
Judith K

September 03, 2018

love the shimmer of the card….beautiful image

Melanie Arrowood
Melanie Arrowood

September 03, 2018

Simply gorgeous!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

September 02, 2018

This card is very elegant and the fall colors are just stunning, I love it.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 02, 2018

Clean and simple cards are always in demand! These beautiful Fall colors go perfectly with the lovely Chinese lanterns. Love this card!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

September 02, 2018

What a lovely card! That stamp with the watercolor background, gold embossing and new gold watercolor is simple and elegant!

Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

September 02, 2018

I am loving the new Chinese Lanterns plant stamp!!

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

September 02, 2018

Pretty background!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

September 02, 2018

Love the colours you’ve used and the gold embossing! So pretty!

eleanor
eleanor

September 02, 2018

Love the colors of fall. Perfect for fall cards.

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

September 02, 2018

There is nothing simple in how this card looks. I can’t wait to get this kit.

chark
chark

September 02, 2018

beauty!

Violet Verhoog
Violet Verhoog

September 02, 2018

Love the background and the gold embossed flower. Lovely card.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 02, 2018

So very pretty love the colours

Allison
Allison

September 02, 2018

I love the beautiful background. The colors, the blending, and the proportions, I adore it all.

Mary Tiburcio
Mary Tiburcio

September 02, 2018

no fuss, no frills, but it still delivered the oomph! Great work, Jessica.

Angela Myhre
Angela Myhre

September 02, 2018

LOVE this!!!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

September 02, 2018

Love love love your watercoloring! That embossing powder add just the perfect amount of shine!!

Kim Salito
Kim Salito

September 02, 2018

I love the gold embossing against the bright colors.

Monica W
Monica W

September 02, 2018

Watercolor always intimidates me. Jess is truly an artist.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

September 02, 2018

So simple, yet very pretty card!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

September 02, 2018

Beautiful colors for this card.

Margery C
Margery C

September 02, 2018

Lovely card. Spectacular use of the the liquid watercolors to highlight the Chinese Lantern plant.

Cindi P
Cindi P

September 02, 2018

Love, love LOVE the design of this card! Absolutely beautiful!

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