September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short September 03, 2017 381 Comments

We are back with another look at the September My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Tuesday, September 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Michelle, who is sharing another look at the fabulous main kit, available on Tuesday!

Hello there, what a fabulous kit this month! I absolutely love the autumnal feel to it. The stamp set is filled with wonderful images but I decided to use the pumpkins for my card today. I love that you can create them using a number of different colour combinations for lots of different looks.

I started off by stamping the pumpkins using various shades of yellow ink. For the smaller ones I used Butter Bar, Orange Soda and Pumpkin Pie. The larger one uses Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie and Cup O' Joe. These were then fussy cut out with scissors. I cut one of the tags from the Tag Infinity Dies set and blended over Stormy Sky Distress ink. I then splattered over some water for a little interest. The sentiment was stamped in the top right with Intense Black Ink. The pumpkins were added to the tag with foam tape.

I took a piece of the Moonrock Cardstock from the kit (this has a lovely rustic look to it) and ran this through my die cutting machine with the Delicate Petals Stencil. This embossed the piece and gave some interest to it. I added this to a white A2 card base and then added the tag on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added natural twine through the top of the tag. I also added two sequins from the Champagne Mix and one pearl.

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 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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81 Responses

ana
ana

September 03, 2017

the little pumpkins are adorable.

Lytona
Lytona

September 03, 2017

Love the fall card. The pumpkins are amazing.

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

September 03, 2017

Love your card. Your pumpkins look good, and I like the embossed petals.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

September 03, 2017

Love the pumpkins

Essie
Essie

September 03, 2017

Lovely card—the tag idea is a winner!!

Michelle C Montemurro
Michelle C Montemurro

September 03, 2017

eouldnot hand thought to use brown on the pumpkins but it is pretty.

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

September 03, 2017

Fresh and simple! I love it!

Jewel Allen
Jewel Allen

September 03, 2017

How clever to use the tag on the front of the card – Love the pumpkins! ?

Kathy Anderlini
Kathy Anderlini

September 03, 2017

Elegant yet rustic. Very nice.

Nicole
Nicole

September 03, 2017

This is a lovely card! Very clean and warm. Thanks for sharing the great layout idea!

Judith
Judith

September 03, 2017

Very elegant design. Love it!

nancy
nancy

September 03, 2017

This card reminds me of a bright, sunny Autumn day. So simple, so beautiful.

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

September 03, 2017

Pretty card, can’t wait to see whole kit and the add on’s.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

September 03, 2017

Such a simple design that even I can copy! Love the pumpkins. They can be used for Halloween also.

Lindarub
Lindarub

September 03, 2017

Like the idea of using a tag on your card.

dgolly
dgolly

September 03, 2017

What a great fall card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dell Richards
Dell Richards

September 03, 2017

I am loving this blog hop! This card is beautiful and that Moonrock card stock is fantastic! So, does the stencil emboss just like an embossing folder through an embossing machine? I think I just learned a new technique from you!!!! Can’t wait to try and get my hands on this lovely kit!

Linda M.
Linda M.

September 03, 2017

This kit looks amazing!

jayne
jayne

September 03, 2017

Love the ink combination and the watercolor effect.
Great collection of cards! The music was very nice also,
could listen to that for quite a while.

Denise Dolder
Denise Dolder

September 03, 2017

Very cute card. I had forgotten all about the stencil impression technique. Thank you!

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

September 03, 2017

Gorgeous pumpkins!

Carol Bostick
Carol Bostick

September 03, 2017

I’m really looking forward to this kit! I love the simplicity of this particular card!

C4G
C4G

September 03, 2017

Falloween is my favorite time of the year!

Michelle Scherer
Michelle Scherer

September 03, 2017

Really great use of the products. Ready for the fall and all those pumpkin things.

Phi
Phi

September 03, 2017

Great card. Love the delicately embossed background.

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

September 03, 2017

I really like the clean simplicity of this one. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit on a Tuesday.

Maria B
Maria B

September 03, 2017

The delicate petals stencil makes a lovely background. Good choice.

Della schmidt
Della schmidt

September 03, 2017

Those pumpkins are my favorite!!

CherriB
CherriB

September 03, 2017

I love the background for your card! I’ve never tried embossing a stencil before and you’ve given me some great ideas! Can’t wait for the whole kit.

Jeanne
Jeanne

September 03, 2017

That’s a lovely Fall card. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

September 03, 2017

This is soo prerty. Simple yet the little touches of texture with the embossing and the sequins make it so pretty.

Oliev
Oliev

September 03, 2017

Lovely card!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

September 03, 2017

Wow this is one gorgeous card!

Marianne
Marianne

September 03, 2017

Love the look of your sweet tag against the textured background.

Robin P
Robin P

September 03, 2017

Cute card. I love the autumn feel you have given it. I’m super excited to see this month’s kit.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

September 03, 2017

What a beautiful CAzs card. Love those pumpkins and embossed background.

Sallyann
Sallyann

September 03, 2017

That background looks so perfect for the scene you created..love your card!

Audrey
Audrey

September 03, 2017

What a beautiful tag for autumn gifts!

Izzy Scrap
Izzy Scrap

September 03, 2017

Love your beautiful fall greeting card ! What a gorgeous contrast these vibrant orange/pumpkin colours over the delicate embossed white panel ! Thanks for sharing !

Charlotte
Charlotte

September 03, 2017

Love this one!!

jayne
jayne

September 03, 2017

Really liked your choice of colors for the
pumpkins, am liking the watercolor effect

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

September 03, 2017

Pretty textured background and great pumpkins!

LaDonna Balliett
LaDonna Balliett

September 03, 2017

Love it. Fall cards are my favorite. Looking forward to this kit.

Thuy Conde
Thuy Conde

September 03, 2017

I love the color combinations for your card. It’s beautiful!

Bette
Bette

September 03, 2017

Very nicely done. Love the fade around the beautiful pumpkins!

Tammy
Tammy

September 03, 2017

These cards so far are cute but the backgrounds are what are making them shine. The backgrounds are awesome.

Ana A
Ana A

September 03, 2017

This kit is perfect for fall. I’m so excited to see full kit on Tuesday!

Peege04
Peege04

September 03, 2017

Looks intriguing. Can’t wait to see this months kit.

Lonnie
Lonnie

September 03, 2017

My favorite photos are of my red headed grandsons in the pumpkin patch so I am going to love this pumpkin.

Gabriella B
Gabriella B

September 03, 2017

Looks like a cute pumpkin and I love the embossed background

Elena
Elena

September 03, 2017

Love the shading of the pumpkins and the background detail!

JmB
JmB

September 03, 2017

I love the layering. Thank you for sharing.

Amy Vitriani
Amy Vitriani

September 03, 2017

Beautiful card Michelle! I love the rustic feel of your card! And the background you did with the stencil is just perfect.

Katherine
Katherine

September 03, 2017

This is a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see the whole
Reveal!

Naama E
Naama E

September 03, 2017

Such a pretty card! Love the coloring of the pumpkins and the embossed background is just a perfect touch! Can’t wait for the kit reveal – soon now… :D

Cathy R
Cathy R

September 03, 2017

Oooooo. I’m so liking this one.

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

September 03, 2017

Lovely fall card. Really like the embossed background.

Susieq
Susieq

September 03, 2017

I love the pumpkins! They are the best part of autumn and these look really great.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

September 03, 2017

Lovely card. Love the embossed background. Thanks for sharing…

E R  Wade
E R Wade

September 03, 2017

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I love the rustic but classic look of this.

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

September 03, 2017

Love the rage idea on a card and the pumpkin look amazing and colors are perfect for fall !! Hero arts makes amazing kits !!

Joan
Joan

September 03, 2017

Wow, this is a pretty card for fall. Love the coloring on your fussy cut pumpkins and the whole softness of it.

Terry
Terry

September 03, 2017

Love this kit. I love fall.

Jackie Adair
Jackie Adair

September 03, 2017

I love pumpkins! This is a beautiful tag!

Christy Q
Christy Q

September 03, 2017

This is just breathtaking and I love the CAS look of Michelle’s card. The blue makes the pumpkins pop!

Carolyn S
Carolyn S

September 03, 2017

Absolutely love those beautiful pumpkins. Can’t wait!

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

September 03, 2017

Very cute

Valerie
Valerie

September 03, 2017

Wow! What an elegant, yet simple card; love it.

Laura Buehler
Laura Buehler

September 03, 2017

What a lovely card. Using the stencil to emboss the background was a nice touch.

Amy mccue
Amy mccue

September 03, 2017

Beautiful pumpkins!

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

September 03, 2017

Wow, this is an amazing kit!!!

Peggy
Peggy

September 03, 2017

I enjoyed the way you put a tag onto a card.

SueB
SueB

September 03, 2017

Love this card! So fun!

Cat Worthington
Cat Worthington

September 03, 2017

I love the way the pumpkins look so real.

Kim Matthews
Kim Matthews

September 03, 2017

Great card! Thanks for sharing.

Julia Cissell
Julia Cissell

September 03, 2017

Love the card. Gets me feeling ready for fall! Thanks Michelle!

Terri
Terri

September 03, 2017

Love the look of the Moonrock Cardstock!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

September 03, 2017

Wow! Beautiful and delicate Fall card!!!

Mary D
Mary D

September 03, 2017

Love the pumpkins particularly the dark accents and using the stencil for the background.

leslie pierson
leslie pierson

September 03, 2017

love the embossing it gives an added demission to the card. it is beautiful,

Karen Mills
Karen Mills

September 03, 2017

Beautiful, love the simplicity of your card.