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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

by Michelle Short September 03, 2018 289 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the September My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Tuesday, September 4th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. This month we are one day later than normal due to the Labor Day holiday, so the kit releases tomorrow instead of today. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this wonderful kit.

Hello there, I hope you have been enjoying the countdown so far. I absolutely love the autumnal feel of the kit this month. Fall, or autumn, as we call it in the UK, is one of my favourite seasons. I love to see the leaves on the trees change colour and everything starts feeling more cosy. Although this kit leads itself to rich colours, I still wanted to keep my card quite light and airy. 

Best Wishes by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by stamping one of the vases from the main stamp set on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. I made a mask for this and then stamped the lantern plant/Physalis on top. The mask was removed and the image coloured using Copic Markers. I fussy cut the image out, but there are dies included in the kit for both images, I just wanted the image to be one piece. 

Best Wishes by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took a white card base and embossed three circle dies from the Nesting Infinity Circles Dies on to the front panel. I then stamped the sentiment on top. The image was added with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few sequins from the Champagne and Sunshine mixes. 

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!

 Good luck and happy stamping!





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Gloria Gorby
Gloria Gorby

October 08, 2018

elegant but easy to make. Thank you.

Dorothea Prouty
Dorothea Prouty

September 23, 2018

Love the use of nested circle dies to emboss the card front!
Great Card – Thanks!

Lagene
Lagene

September 09, 2018

I love this stamp and the layout of your card is great, I love the off-set empressed circle!

Tamara Lewis
Tamara Lewis

September 06, 2018

Wow love the vase options as well as th platter, This is a perfect “thankful for”design. I am thinking a Thanksgiving table centerpiece card.

Alice Wessinger
Alice Wessinger

September 05, 2018

Really like the use of the circle nestabilities, great idea.

Yolanda MacPherson
Yolanda MacPherson

September 05, 2018

I love clean and bright cards that are not too busy. Your card is just lovely.

Connie Sheehy
Connie Sheehy

September 05, 2018

I just joined today will I get September kit or October?

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

September 04, 2018

Very beautiful card. Love your design.
Thanks for sharing…

Brenda Leister
Brenda Leister

September 04, 2018

Very pretty.

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

September 04, 2018

Such a sweet design – I can’t wait to see what else is in this kit, as this is my favorite time of year!

Cindyellen Robinson
Cindyellen Robinson

September 04, 2018

Michelle i do like your work!!! So clean and just pretty.

JODI PHILLIPS
JODI PHILLIPS

September 04, 2018

I so love this stamp. It’s so versatile. Curious what else in kit and not shown.

Judy Sander
Judy Sander

September 04, 2018

Lovely card. I know I am going to love September’s Kit.

Diane Rizak
Diane Rizak

September 04, 2018

Very lovely card! I love the simplicity!

Susan White
Susan White

September 04, 2018

bEAUTIFUL CARDS!!

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

September 04, 2018

Love the embossing! Your coloring is wonderful.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

September 04, 2018

Very nice card, I love your coloring and your colors.

Margery C
Margery C

September 04, 2018

Looking forward to this months kit.

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

September 04, 2018

Your cardis beautiful. I like how you embossed the circles to create a spot for your image. It adds a nice touch of detail.

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

September 04, 2018

Love the embossed circles offsetting the image.

Stacy S
Stacy S

September 04, 2018

I love the circle embossing on thos card! Looking forward to the release tomorrow!!

RoZee
RoZee

September 04, 2018

Like the design…Great card.

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

September 04, 2018

You are all so talented, you make it look so easy, I’m a little nervous about this months kit, between all of this months hints are using the same two images and the little lanterns as they mention they are called look totally foreign to me, I’m excited to see what other images there are.

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

September 04, 2018

You are all so talented, you make it look so easy, I’m a little nervous about this months kit, between all of this months hints are using the same two images and the little lanterns as they mention they are called look totally foreign to me, I’m excited to see what other images there are.

K. Eley
K. Eley

September 04, 2018

Love the use of the infinitely dies!! I really need to remember that! Beautiful card!! Woohoo can’t wait for release tomorrow morning!!

anna cullen
anna cullen

September 04, 2018

I love the pop of colour along with the white space. Such an elegant card and would be just as suitable for a birthday, anniversary, retirement, congrats, thinking of you…. such a perfect card to have ready to give this season.

Maria Shehan
Maria Shehan

September 04, 2018

Love to win … Like the card

Anne B
Anne B

September 04, 2018

Love how you draw attention to the focal point with the circular embossing. Looks like a great kit!

Karen L K
Karen L K

September 04, 2018

Such a pretty delicate plant! The circles are a good idea to put a frame around the plant.

Nancy Fleming
Nancy Fleming

September 04, 2018

Striking card, but simple with the embossed circles!

Nancy Osborn
Nancy Osborn

September 04, 2018

Simple and elegant! I could definitely see myself making multiples of this, but of course not nearly as pretty as yours! Thanks for the sneak! :)

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 04, 2018

Love the embossed circles

Heidi Johnson
Heidi Johnson

September 04, 2018

Great job on that “fancy cutting”….don’t have patience for that myself….good on you!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

September 04, 2018

I just found some Japanese Lanterns growing in my back garden the other day. Your painting of them is lovely!

Sudhamathi
Sudhamathi

September 04, 2018

Gorgeous card…. absolutely love it….

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

September 04, 2018

Love the clean and simple look!

Nina B
Nina B

September 04, 2018

I love the look of the circle dies embossed on the cardstock.

Gretchan McDermond
Gretchan McDermond

September 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see the whole set!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 04, 2018

I’m loving that plant and vase with the embossed circles framing them!!

Felicity McFerrin
Felicity McFerrin

September 04, 2018

Love the embossing. It adds just the right touch.

Jacqueline Bell
Jacqueline Bell

September 03, 2018

I like how three circles are embossed around the centerpiece.

Evert
Evert

September 03, 2018

I always feel the need to mat all my focal with complimentary colors, lovely reminder that sometimes those little pops with sequins are all you need!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

September 03, 2018

Love the frame and
all the white space.
Carla from Utah

Liza Dehnel
Liza Dehnel

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card

Vicki D
Vicki D

September 03, 2018

Gorgeous!

Angie Hollins
Angie Hollins

September 03, 2018

I love he simplicity of the card. Thank you for sharing!!!

Angie
Angie

September 03, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card!!! Thank you for sharing!

Candie Cahill
Candie Cahill

September 03, 2018

Love it!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

September 03, 2018

The white on white embossing lets the colored image take center stage!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

September 03, 2018

This is beautiful, I love the lighter colors and the circles really make it pop. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

September 03, 2018

I love the way you embossed using dies, Michelle. This is simply gorgeous. Thank you!

Elizabeth Garcia
Elizabeth Garcia

September 03, 2018

What an amazing way to kick off the fall season.. yassss… super excited.

Barb
Barb

September 03, 2018

Lovely!

Traci Jenkins
Traci Jenkins

September 03, 2018

I love the Simplicity

Glenna
Glenna

September 03, 2018

Really love the circles in the background. Thank you for the idea.

Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

September 03, 2018

Simple, elegant card.

Debra Ziegler
Debra Ziegler

September 03, 2018

Love the triple embossing!!!!!!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

September 03, 2018

Another fantastic card for this new kit! Love the embossed circles and how you made the image one piece! Can’t wait for this kit!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

September 03, 2018

What a pretty card! Coloring is just perfect and I love how you used the circles.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

September 03, 2018

This is another beautiful card from this release. I love the dimension created with the use of the dies. I sometimes forget about that technique and it definitely gives more options for dimension on a card.

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

September 03, 2018

Love the embossed circles in the center to highlight the image!

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

September 03, 2018

I love the simple beauty of this card!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

September 03, 2018

Really nice job on this card. Can’t wait to play with my kit. Hero Arts has the best kits around!
DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

September 03, 2018

Michelle’s Card is so lovely ! She has such a gentle touch.

Marianna
Marianna

September 03, 2018

Love the use of embossed circle dies on this card. Great!

Kathleen Ewing
Kathleen Ewing

September 03, 2018

Very nice!

Jessica Barker
Jessica Barker

September 03, 2018

I like the look of the simple embossed circles.

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. I especially liked the use of the circle dies for embossing.

Anne Furth Snelgrove
Anne Furth Snelgrove

September 03, 2018

Love the fresh colors and the use of the circle dies for embossing.

Rita L Simmons
Rita L Simmons

September 03, 2018

cute card :) tfs

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

September 03, 2018

Love the simplicity.

Charly
Charly

September 03, 2018

Love the look of the embossed circles! What an awesome technique.

Laurie Baker
Laurie Baker

September 03, 2018

Love how the vase is framed with the embossing!

Kathy s
Kathy s

September 03, 2018

I love these lantern flowers and the way you have all used them so differently but they all look elegant and could be used for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Andre M.
Andre M.

September 03, 2018

These colours are perfect against the white background. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Sarita
Sarita

September 03, 2018

Beautiful Card!

Robin Sousa
Robin Sousa

September 03, 2018

What a wonderful choice of colors. Lovely!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 03, 2018

Embossing the three circles all together is such a beautiful and great idea!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 03, 2018

This looks perfect!

Lisa KP
Lisa KP

September 03, 2018

Michelle I like the “radiating” look you gave to your card using the nesting dies. It echos a subtle clean look to your card. Thank you for the addition use for the nesting dies.

Brenda
Brenda

September 03, 2018

Your card is so simple sweet!

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees

September 03, 2018

So incredible how many different projects for this set! Beautiful card!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

September 03, 2018

Beautiful CAS card, I can’t wait till tomorrow to see the kit.

Deb
Deb

September 03, 2018

Very cute!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card. Can’t wait to see the kit.

JaNet Wise
JaNet Wise

September 03, 2018

I love a simple design! The embossed circles just set this card off! Absolutely stunning.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

September 03, 2018

love the colours really looking forward to the kit

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

September 03, 2018

Very pretty! I love how you made a simple yet stunning card by embossing the circles to show off the lantern plant and vase.

Toni
Toni

September 03, 2018

Lovely card – can’t wait to see entire release.

Suzi Metcalfe
Suzi Metcalfe

September 03, 2018

I love the embossed circles, especially offset like that! I know how, but never have! Thanks for the beautiful example!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 03, 2018

Lovely coloring! Thanks for the opportunity to win

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

September 03, 2018

Very pretty card.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

September 03, 2018

Beautiful!! Great kit too. Can’t wait for mine.

Pam
Pam

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card, can’t wait for the kit to arrive

E R  Wade
E R Wade

September 03, 2018

Beautiful

Lorna S
Lorna S

September 03, 2018

Lovely, clean and simple card!

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 03, 2018

Your card is awesome, Michelle! Love the embossed circles & the gorgeous lantern plant! This kit is the best one yet!

Angela
Angela

September 03, 2018

This card looks really beautiful, I like it.♥

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

September 03, 2018

Such a lovely card. Loving the soft coloring on the crisp white background.

Mindy H
Mindy H

September 03, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun. Love the look of putting the image in the frame of the embossed circles.

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