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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts September 01, 2018 332 Comments

We're back for another post as we count down to the release of the September My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Tuesday, September 4th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. For something a little different, this card was created by our product designers rather than our Creative Team...

For today's card, we had a ton of fun combining the September My Monthly Hero kit with a cool product that you can find at many retailers - Chibitronics! The Chibitronics paper circuit pieces are not included in this month's kit, but since the theme of the kit is the lantern plant, we were inspired to use it!

We began by embossing the lantern plant and vase in gold embossing powder. The plate image was embossed with the new red embossing powder, which is an optional add-on to this month's kit. Then we watercolored with the fun little Daniel Smith dot palette that's part of the kit!

The die for this branch of lantern plant has one little area that is cut away, allowing you to highlight the red berries that form inside the lantern plant. Or as we did here - light it up like an actual lantern! We built the circuit by following the instructions included with the Chibitronics pieces. Another fun kit element this month is a set of maple leaf sticky notes! We cut off a piece of one, and placed it behind the cut out lantern plant to give the Chibitronics light a reddish glow.

Here's an image of the glowing plant! If you visit our Instagram account today (HERE), you'll be able to see a short clip of the light-up feature!

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 countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Tuesday morning, September 4, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks for stopping by - keep tuning in for the rest of the countdown!





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Nan L.
Nan L.

September 04, 2018

I really love seeing more cards on Kraft color cardstock. It shows a different side to the colors that we like to use! Thank you for sharing your techniques and giving me the inspiration to try it!

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

September 04, 2018

What a fun way to use this kit – love your idea for adding the little spark of light!

Cindyellen Robinson
Cindyellen Robinson

September 04, 2018

I am not a big fan of circuitry – but that is a cool card, light up or not!!!

JODI PHILLIPS
JODI PHILLIPS

September 04, 2018

I love the stamps and the added light feature is amazing.

Judy Sander
Judy Sander

September 04, 2018

Such a pretty way to highlight the plant with chibatronics. Looking forward to the release this month. I know it’s one I will love.

Sudhamathi
Sudhamathi

September 04, 2018

Love the idea of using kraft Cardstock… it just pops the image… love the stamp set..

Laurie
Laurie

September 04, 2018

I LOVE this card. Using the lighting element just took it over the edge. Thank you for the inspiration.

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

September 04, 2018

Very pretty! I love the use of the chibitronics-so cool!

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

September 04, 2018

Lovely card! I really like the Chibitronics light up element to the card.

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

September 04, 2018

Quite interesting using a light for the lantern.

Kath esquerra
Kath esquerra

September 04, 2018

So excited to see what’s in the rest of the kit, so far my ultimate favorite kit was the sentiment kit, the one with the large handwritten thank you, hello, and hugs, I would love that same type like a couple of times a year would be awesome.

K. Eley
K. Eley

September 04, 2018

Love the light up portion! Hopefully I can find the stuff locally to try that! Another beautiful card as well!

anna cullen
anna cullen

September 04, 2018

Ingenious idea! Absolutely love how this one came together.

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 04, 2018

What a fun idea to have the plant light up! Such a nice card!

Nancy Osborn
Nancy Osborn

September 04, 2018

Oooooo those colors on the Kraft paper is awesome!!! So soft and lovely! TFS! :)

Nancy Fleming
Nancy Fleming

September 04, 2018

Fantastic card, it would have to be for a very special person!

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 04, 2018

I haven’t not heard of Chibitronics…… wow!

Heidi Johnson
Heidi Johnson

September 04, 2018

The pop of the gold embossing is classy. Love it!

Gretchan McDermond
Gretchan McDermond

September 04, 2018

Great creativity with the flower actually lighting up!

D.AnnC
D.AnnC

September 03, 2018

Love the fun irony of a Chinese Lantern plant that actually lights up!!

Evert
Evert

September 03, 2018

Great color choices, can’t wait to see the full kit!

Liza Dehnel
Liza Dehnel

September 03, 2018

Beautiful. Love the idea

Angie Hollins
Angie Hollins

September 03, 2018

I love cards on paper other than white. I tend to go with white cardstock too, but there are just as many options on. Colored cardstock. Thank you for sharing!!!!

Candie Cahill
Candie Cahill

September 03, 2018

Love the early tones and softness.

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

September 03, 2018

I love the stone colored card stock and the RED embossing powder gives it that extra!

Barb
Barb

September 03, 2018

WHAT? A lantern lit? Perfect!

Elizabeth Garcia
Elizabeth Garcia

September 03, 2018

Amazing idea.. what better way to light up this fall season than with an interactive card..awesome work.. can’t wait to get the kit.. I have my alarm ready!!!

Sara
Sara

September 03, 2018

Love this, beautiful!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

September 03, 2018

Great job using the more subtle coloring! It seems I like this stamp every way it’s colored!

Chris
Chris

September 03, 2018

Very pretty the colors and look forward to the rest of the kit. What a neat way to try chibitronics. :)

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 03, 2018

Very creative. What a unique plant.

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

September 03, 2018

Love this card! I have never done the light up cards it looks a bit intimidating. Looking forward to getting this months Hero Arts kit!

Maryann
Maryann

September 03, 2018

Glowing plant is awesome! Can’t wait for full reveal

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. The ground cherry flower is a great choice for a fall flower.

Rita L Simmons
Rita L Simmons

September 03, 2018

cute,cute card.tfs

Sarita
Sarita

September 03, 2018

Awesome card!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 03, 2018

Such a fun element to add the lights to this beautiful card!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 03, 2018

I love the sweet image! So perfect for this time of year!
Brenda
Brenda

September 03, 2018

This card is so pretty, thanks for sharing it and can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Lisa KP
Lisa KP

September 03, 2018

Creative idea to light-up your flower-lanterns!

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

September 03, 2018

How pretty!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 03, 2018

such a lovely card love the colours really looking forward to the kit

JaNet Wise
JaNet Wise

September 03, 2018

How fun! I love the light up feature!! Genius! ♥

Angela
Angela

September 03, 2018

This is really a wonderful idea, love it.♥ The paper and the colors you’ve used matched perfectly together.♥

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 03, 2018

Haha, light-up lantern plant, nice one. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Pam
Pam

September 03, 2018

What a fun idea, lovely card

Maria D
Maria D

September 03, 2018

Cool card, looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

jill dachroeden
jill dachroeden

September 03, 2018

Wow, love your color choices!! Autumn is my favorite so I’m especially excited about this kit! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 03, 2018

Simply amazing!

Fanny C
Fanny C

September 03, 2018

Such a fun card! Love the maple note paper in the back!

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card!

littlen
littlen

September 03, 2018

The soft colors and the kraft cardstock look great.

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

This set is a definite MUST HAVE😄

Laura
Laura

September 03, 2018

Such much fun creating this card, TFS!

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

OMG, love this card! The light is fun!

Linda
Linda

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card. I can hardly wait to see the entire set.

Annette Pearce
Annette Pearce

September 03, 2018

Interactive cards are so much fun. Thank you for sharing.

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

September 03, 2018

Omg this is so cool!!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

September 03, 2018

Such pretty greens for this stamp.

aash
aash

September 03, 2018

How creative! Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan Huber
Susan Huber

September 03, 2018

Such a great way to highlight this image with a light. Great job!

Cindy S
Cindy S

September 03, 2018

Cute stamp!

Parker Lee
Parker Lee

September 03, 2018

Zowee! What creative talent—thinking to put this little Chibitronics into a lantern plant. Fantastic!

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 03, 2018

Darling image and fantastic sentiment!

Claudia N
Claudia N

September 03, 2018

I love interactive cards! Beautiful card, lovely colors.

Katie M
Katie M

September 03, 2018

Love that background paper and the light up…. great idea!

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

September 03, 2018

Super cool idea- such a fun addition to the card!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

September 03, 2018

Love the soft colors and the paper

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

September 03, 2018

Clever light up! Love it!

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 03, 2018

Such a clever way to use that stamp.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

September 03, 2018

That’s an unusual plant. I like the colors chosen. The water coloring makes the plant look very delicate.

Michele W
Michele W

September 03, 2018

Love the way you made one of the lanterns light up. How original. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ro
Ro

September 03, 2018

What an original idea. Love the card and am so curious about the kit contents 😊

Carol L
Carol L

September 03, 2018

What a great card and sentiment that is perfect.

teresamnj
teresamnj

September 03, 2018

Just love the gold embossing powder on this card! Makes the paper lanterns just shine!

Johna Rosser
Johna Rosser

September 03, 2018

oh, how clever to use the lights behind the cut out. This is a great looking kit, way to go!!!

Gale
Gale

September 03, 2018

I love the use of the different embossing powder in this sample. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

September 03, 2018

Anxiously waiting for the new monthly kit! Great creative peeks!

Anita Szokol
Anita Szokol

September 03, 2018

Love this flower!

Anita Szokol
Anita Szokol

September 03, 2018

Love this flower!

Sherri Lang
Sherri Lang

September 03, 2018

Love that light idea. A very pretty card.

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

September 03, 2018

Love this flower! I used to grow Chinese lanterns… I especially like the contrast of colors. Great card!

Karen Federly
Karen Federly

September 03, 2018

I love the idea of the light up flower. Beautiful card.

Jennifer Lubbock
Jennifer Lubbock

September 03, 2018

Love the gold embossing!

Mary Toutlian-Fleer
Mary Toutlian-Fleer

September 03, 2018

what a creative and beautiful idea, using lights. the stamps are gorgeous.

Tammi Mixon
Tammi Mixon

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card!

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

September 03, 2018

This looks like so much fun, Where do we find them to buy.
Nice card by the way.,

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

September 03, 2018

Very clever making the plant into an actual lantern! I’m excited to see the other stamps come in the kit.

Judith K
Judith K

September 03, 2018

great images for spring and autumn…love the colors

Melanie Arrowood
Melanie Arrowood

September 03, 2018

That is so very cool!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

September 03, 2018

Wow, just wow! I loved the card at first glance but then the light just blew my mind, so cool!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 02, 2018

Are we getting some Chibitronics to try with this kit? Smashing! I have wanted to try them for the longest time, but I wasn’t sure if I could do that. Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Laura Leach
Laura Leach

September 02, 2018

so cool! I love chinese lantern plants and this is an especially great card!

Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

September 02, 2018

What a great idea! Can’t wait to make this card.

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

September 02, 2018

I love the creativity of making the latern plant light up!

Robin Poupard
Robin Poupard

September 02, 2018

Unusual flower! I like it!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

September 02, 2018

What a pretty card! I love the use of the light for the lantern!

eleanor
eleanor

September 02, 2018

I’m loving the chinese lantern stamp. So excited to see what else is in this set.

Erika
Erika

September 02, 2018

cute idea

chark
chark

September 02, 2018

so lovely!

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