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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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su Wright
su Wright

September 03, 2018

Love the colors and the design. Anxious to see the complete kit

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

September 03, 2018

I’m curious: how do you do embossing with dies? I’ve never seen this and it’s amazing!

Leni
Leni

September 03, 2018

I always love lantern plants, have them in my garden. Would love to get a stamp of it!

jill dachroeden
jill dachroeden

September 03, 2018

Cute card! Love autumn so I’m especially excited about this kit! Thanks for the opportunity!!

MARIA
MARIA

September 03, 2018

Thank you for sharing! I like the simplicity of the card.

Diane
Diane

September 03, 2018

Simply elegant! Beautifully designed card.

Karen Page
Karen Page

September 03, 2018

So pretty! Love the CAS design!!!

NCDonna
NCDonna

September 03, 2018

What a beautiful clean, crisp card! Love it!

Dot Schwarze
Dot Schwarze

September 03, 2018

Great ideas!

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

September 03, 2018

Love how you used the circle die cuts to emboss your background. So cool. Thanks for sharing!

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

September 03, 2018

Beautiful Card. I can’t wait to see the kit tomorrow!

Shannon
Shannon

September 03, 2018

Beautiful! I can wait to see the full kit!

Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

September 03, 2018

I love Chinese lanterns, they just scream fall to me! Beautiful card

Karen Lampe
Karen Lampe

September 03, 2018

So pretty! I never think of embossing with my dies. Great idea! Looks great!

Abby
Abby

September 03, 2018

Nice card!

Barb Schmitz
Barb Schmitz

September 03, 2018

I like ve how the embossed circles set off your beautifully colored image!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

September 03, 2018

Beautiful and love the circles that you put on the card!

Ebony Freeman
Ebony Freeman

September 03, 2018

The simplicity of this card speaks to me. I look forward to using this card kit.

Laura Clizbe
Laura Clizbe

September 03, 2018

Can’t wait to view entire kit, setting my alarm early so I don’t miss it.

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

Great card, awesome use of the dies!

Laura C
Laura C

September 03, 2018

Loved the way you embossed with the nesting dies. So original! TFS

Janie S,
Janie S,

September 03, 2018

Your kits are great. I am anxious to see what you have for us this time!

littlen
littlen

September 03, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card.

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

September 03, 2018

Lovely card, simple and very clean. I cant wait to see the whole set. Thanks for sharing
.

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

September 03, 2018

Elegant, simple and non fussy, plus quick to make, my favourite type of card! Looking forward to this kit!

Linda
Linda

September 03, 2018

I love the colors. Can’t have too many flowers.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

September 03, 2018

I love the look of this card, with the embossed circles.

Marie
Marie

September 03, 2018

I love this stamp!!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

September 03, 2018

Beautiful, clean and simple. I love the embossed circles in the background.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card, love that stamp! I really need to start embossing with my dies…love the look.

Annette Pearce
Annette Pearce

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card. Love the embossed circles that frame the image perfectly.

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

September 03, 2018

I really like how you embossed the circles to give the vase and plant such emphasis and make it a focal point. It really pops and showcases the vase/plant and the colors are to ’fall ’ for! Excellent idea!

Cheyenne Oliva
Cheyenne Oliva

September 03, 2018

I’m so excited to see this kit! This is a beautiful card Michelle!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

September 03, 2018

I love how you embossed the circles to highlight the stamping.

Golda
Golda

September 03, 2018

The impressed rings are a lovely frame for your flower.

KARI L MANO
KARI L MANO

September 03, 2018

very nice

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

September 03, 2018

So pretty! I love the embossing with dies technique and seeing all of the ways artists use that Lantern plant on their cards!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

September 03, 2018

What a nice clean looking card – love the circles embossed :)

Toni L
Toni L

September 03, 2018

Love the embossed circles on this card Michelle. I keep forgetting what a great effect that gives a card front—thanks for the reminder.

aash
aash

September 03, 2018

I like your C&S card! Thanks for the chance to win.

eleanor
eleanor

September 03, 2018

You have a lot of patience cutting the images to make 1 piece, it was well worth it. Thanks for sharing.

Janet D.
Janet D.

September 03, 2018

So creative, can’t wait to see the whole kit!

GMC
GMC

September 03, 2018

The embossed discs provide a wonderful backdrop for the main event plant. Very easy on the eyes.

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

September 03, 2018

Who would have thought this stamp could be used in so many ways!!!! Great card – TFS
Jan Castle

Margaret
Margaret

September 03, 2018

The embossed circles create a wonderful focal point for the plant – wonderful design!

Gina Mongenel
Gina Mongenel

September 03, 2018

Great CAS card with a Fall feel! I really like the embossed circle nesting dies and need to try this technique.

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

September 03, 2018

Love the simple background of embossed circles. Less is more!

Kendra
Kendra

September 03, 2018

What a gorgeous card! I can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Jennifer Lubbock
Jennifer Lubbock

September 03, 2018

Love the light and airy feel as well as the circles in the background!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

September 03, 2018

Simple and beautiful. Love the font used for the sentiment.

Cindy S
Cindy S

September 03, 2018

I love this clean and simple look! Great idea!

Susan Huber
Susan Huber

September 03, 2018

Simple Elegance!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

September 03, 2018

gorgeous card… love the embossed circles! they had the perfect finishing touch!

Paulette Kent
Paulette Kent

September 03, 2018

Can’t wait to see the rest of set. Love what I’ve seen in the teaser previews.

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

September 03, 2018

our light and aiy card is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see the full kit.

Angie
Angie

September 03, 2018

I’m a big fan of this Kit! Like it so much.

Karen Dow
Karen Dow

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card! You sure are good with those Copics!

Margaret Montgomery
Margaret Montgomery

September 03, 2018

I love the effect of the embossed circles. I really must try that technique. Great card.

Karen Chester
Karen Chester

September 03, 2018

It looks like this jar with the flowers can be used in so many ways. Great card. Can’t wait to get my kit.

Louise R.
Louise R.

September 03, 2018

The embossed circles add just the right amount of detail and draws your eye to the stamped image. Very clever, very effective.

Victoria Milam
Victoria Milam

September 03, 2018

I love the infinity circle effect!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card! I love the embossed circles for your background!

Lindar C
Lindar C

September 03, 2018

Very pretty CAS card.

Parker Lee
Parker Lee

September 03, 2018

I like how the green, pink and orange shine on this card while the creative embossing enhances the focal image.

Cheri
Cheri

September 03, 2018

Very pretty card!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 03, 2018

Simple and beautiful card! :)

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

September 03, 2018

Can’t wait to see the whole set

Karry
Karry

September 03, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card. I can’t wait to see the full kit!

Betty
Betty

September 03, 2018

using the embossed concentric circles as a background certainly highlights that beautiful chinese lantern and vase – lovely card, Michelle!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

September 03, 2018

I love this card. I have Hero Arts infinity dies and never thought to use them for embossing like this card example. Thank you for a great idea!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

September 03, 2018

Clearly this Chinese lantern is the favorite stamp of this kit! Dying to see what else is in this months box.

Flo
Flo

September 03, 2018

Love the embossed circles for a background.

Claudia N
Claudia N

September 03, 2018

Stunning CAS! Love the Autumn feel of the card!

Josmary
Josmary

September 03, 2018

What a great idea to emboss with the dies. Looks simple yet elegant.

Vikki H
Vikki H

September 03, 2018

Wonderful design with the embossed frame and softly colored image!

Essie
Essie

September 03, 2018

I love this preltty CAS look for these Chinese lanterns!l Very excited to see the full reveal

MelissaF
MelissaF

September 03, 2018

Beautiful CAS Card, lovely coloring and the embossing from nested circle dies is so pretty.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

September 03, 2018

Very sweet, clean card—quite often, less is more, and in the case of your card less is definitely more!!! Beautiful work Michelle. TFS—have ablessed day.

Lou Ann Evans
Lou Ann Evans

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card!

Karen Ba
Karen Ba

September 03, 2018

I love your card!

Kailash
Kailash

September 03, 2018

Such elegance, love the embossed circles. A beautiful card!

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

September 03, 2018

I really like the simplicity of your card. The embossed circles make the vase and Chinese lanterns pop. Lovely.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

September 03, 2018

So pretty with the subtle impression of the circles to bring your eyes to the main focus, the vase.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

September 03, 2018

This is a very pretty card. I am so curious to see what else is in the kit, since all the sneak peeks have used virtually the same images.

Monica W
Monica W

September 03, 2018

I love the simplistic design and beauty of this card. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

September 03, 2018

Love the embossed circles

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

September 03, 2018

Fabulous card! I love the embossed circles!

Beth A Myers
Beth A Myers

September 03, 2018

This is an inspiration to try using my dies in a different way! Cool effect.

Joseph Bickerton
Joseph Bickerton

September 03, 2018

Beautifuly simplistic card today

Marjorie
Marjorie

September 03, 2018

What an elegant and beautiful card. This release is amazing. Love the fall colors.

Beverly COLEMAN
Beverly COLEMAN

September 03, 2018

Love the simplicity of this card. However, my imagination is running wild for this kit! I can already picture the vases and maybe a couple other flowers, and coloring for the autumn season. Can’t wait to see the reveal!

Helen
Helen

September 03, 2018

Michelle, the simplicity of this card design results in an exquisite creation. Truly like the colored image set against the embossed circles of the white card. This promises to be a great kit. tfs

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

September 03, 2018

Yes, your card is light and airy and refreshingly elegant in its simplicity!

Phyllis Dunn
Phyllis Dunn

September 03, 2018

A beautiful, clean card! Thank you for sharing.

Judy
Judy

September 03, 2018

I love Michelle’s gorgeous card; the triple embossed circles really adds to the lovely design! I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Dana M
Dana M

September 03, 2018

Beautiful card! Love the embossed rings to ground the gorgeous focal image.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

September 03, 2018

Subtle coloring makes this card.I like the circle dry embossing.

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

September 03, 2018

What a beautiful, clean and simple design :) I love the embossed accent and how the vase and lanterns popped up so they really stand out!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

September 03, 2018

This card is just darling – thanks for sharing !!

Bo Chin
Bo Chin

September 03, 2018

Nice, very subtle and soothing. Really like the embossing using the dies. Love the infinity dies.