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September My Monthly Hero: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

by Amy Tsuruta September 03, 2017 297 Comments

Hello! We are back with another Countdown to Creativity post before launching our September My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons on Tuesday, September 5th, at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Release day is Tuesday, one day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday. We’ll be here throughout the long weekend, 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 comment on each and every Countdown post - we’ll be giving away a kit on Tuesday morning, before the kit launches! Now join Amy as she shares a card made using this month's kit. 

Have you been enjoying all the Countdown To Creativity posts as much as I am? September's kit is amazing and is a great way to welcome Fall.

 

I managed to use a couple different ink layering color combinations for this card.  Let's start with the background blooms. They seem slighted muted in color, don't they? I decided to put a vellum panel on top of it so that the single sunflower image could be the star of the show. The background sunflower blooms stamped with:

Lemon Yellow  -  Butter Bar  -  Tangerine  

center

Pumpkin Pie  -  Cup O' Joe

My card is 3.5 x 5.5 inches. I cut a panel from the Pool Mix Layering Papers pack in the same size and then used one of the Rectangle Infinity Dies to create a frame. The sentiment has been stamped with Cup O' Joe and Butter Bar.

The focal point is the single sunflower that has been stamped with:

Lemon Yellow  -  Pale Tomato  -  Red Royal

The center inks are the same as the background sunflowers. The stalk is:

Lime Green  -  Field Greens

Without the vellum panel, the solo sunflower was getting lost in the background.  

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 of 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!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for an additional countdown post!

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raquel zenteno
raquel zenteno

September 08, 2017

I like the idea of the background looks very elegant

Margery C
Margery C

September 07, 2017

Love the layering with vellum. Such a beautiful card.

Janice Harrison
Janice Harrison

September 06, 2017

I LOVE what you did with this card. Just a simple layer of Vellum made such a beautiful difference. Great job!

Michele McLean
Michele McLean

September 06, 2017

Love what you did for this card! The vellum was a great touch.

Linda Miltzow
Linda Miltzow

September 05, 2017

That sunflower is a sure delight for Fall! What a standout idea, Amy!

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

September 05, 2017

I Love this New Kit…. This card is going to be my go to card for fall… Thanks so much….

Laurie Mielke
Laurie Mielke

September 05, 2017

I love the sunflower card. The sentiment is perfect for it and nice and cheery.

Cheryl V
Cheryl V

September 05, 2017

Love this card with Vellum muting the background flowers! Lovely idea!!

Betty K
Betty K

September 05, 2017

Love the kit and have never had one yet and love the different colors you have used with the sunflowers

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

September 05, 2017

Love the use of the vellum. So subtle.

Auntie Biza
Auntie Biza

September 05, 2017

Looks like a photo behind, amazing!

Gina
Gina

September 05, 2017

Sunflowers and this card make me happy!

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 05, 2017

A very pretty autumnal card, I like the mute colors.

Michelle D.
Michelle D.

September 05, 2017

Love the sunflowers! Gorgeous!

Maye M. L.
Maye M. L.

September 05, 2017

Amy, this sunflower card is gorgeous. It comes to live with the vibrant ink colors. The vellum mat is brilliant. Cheers

Ann K
Ann K

September 04, 2017

Using the vellum is a very nice touch.

Kathy
Kathy

September 04, 2017

Sunflowers ? Gotta love them?

Karen Mills
Karen Mills

September 04, 2017

Beautiful, sunflowers are one of my favorite.

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

September 04, 2017

Can’t wait to join in all the fun.

Tammy W
Tammy W

September 04, 2017

I haven’t used vellum on a card before, thank you for the inspiration.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 04, 2017

I really love the sunflowers! Very nice card.

Valerie
Valerie

September 04, 2017

Love the sunflowers and your card is beautiful!

Lisa
Lisa

September 04, 2017

I absolutely ❤️ The sunflowers! What a great stamp. The color combo is incredible-they look real.

Annette Lund
Annette Lund

September 04, 2017

The sunflowers are so pretty! They are one of my favorite flowers because they always look like they are smiling!

Antoinette
Antoinette

September 04, 2017

This is my favorite card so far. Using the vellum really makes the front sunflower pop. Just beautiful.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 04, 2017

Squee! That sunflower is gorgeous and looks like you colored it with Copics… LOVE that it looks so good just stamped in layers!!!

Heather H.
Heather H.

September 04, 2017

I love the different looks you got with the different layering dyes. Very neat!

Dell Richards
Dell Richards

September 04, 2017

This is so stunning!

Derrica Brown
Derrica Brown

September 04, 2017

That red royal ink color makes the card!!!

Sabrinna
Sabrinna

September 04, 2017

these sunflowers are just soooo stunning! love it!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

September 04, 2017

What a fun and happy card!

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

September 04, 2017

I like the look of the vellum. Great way to bring your focal point out. Can’t wait to see the release.

Maureen Peterson
Maureen Peterson

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card!! I love how you used the vellum. I really love this sentiment too!! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!
Thank you for sharing :)

Margie Cee
Margie Cee

September 04, 2017

I love the use of vellum on the card so that the popped up sunflower was the star of this card Thanks Amy for inspiring me I can’t wait to see the whole release

Joy J.
Joy J.

September 04, 2017

Your card is gorgeous! Love ?

MelissaF
MelissaF

September 04, 2017

Love the vellum panel, adds interest to the background for your lovely sunflower in front.

Kathy
Kathy

September 04, 2017

Love the effect using the vellum gave to the sunflowers and the fact it allowed your solo sunflower to stand out so nicely.

Karen
Karen

September 04, 2017

Lovely card and great idea for using the vellum.

Susan R K
Susan R K

September 04, 2017

Love this sunflower stamp. Your card design is very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Tania
Tania

September 04, 2017

The ink combinations for the sunflowers are gorgeous!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

September 04, 2017

Great cololors!!! The velum really brings life to the main sunflower.

Karen T
Karen T

September 04, 2017

Sunflowers are so pretty! Gorgeous card! This kit looks like a must-have!

chark
chark

September 04, 2017

I’m loving all the ways to use the sunflower stamps!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

September 04, 2017

I’m so excited for this launch. Beautiful card!

Nina
Nina

September 04, 2017

Love the use of vellum on this card. Really cute.

Katarina Frejd
Katarina Frejd

September 04, 2017

I love sunflowers, and this card is a stunning display of them.

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card

Siqi Zhou
Siqi Zhou

September 04, 2017

Love the dimensions.

yvonne
yvonne

September 04, 2017

Love the addition of velum on your card! It really does make the sunflower stand out! Very pretty!

Chrissy
Chrissy

September 04, 2017

So very pretty! I love fall most of all the seasons, and right now can only think of fall things for my card-creating! Can’t wait to see this kit! !!!

Lynne
Lynne

September 04, 2017

I love the flowers!

Alison Pecoul
Alison Pecoul

September 04, 2017

Love those Sunflowers.

ashley shaffer
ashley shaffer

September 04, 2017

this is so pretty i can’t wait to get mine!

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

September 04, 2017

Gorgeous card and beautiful sunflowers!!

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

September 04, 2017

What a beautiful, happy card! The vellum layer adds so much dimension!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

September 04, 2017

This is a beautiful card. I love the look of the vellum and then the bold sunflower on top! Very creative!

DeniseP
DeniseP

September 04, 2017

Lovely color combination!

Cha
Cha

September 04, 2017

I really love the contrast of colors of this card and also, the idea of the vellum for the background! Thank you.

Pam Rudzki
Pam Rudzki

September 04, 2017

Love the Fall colors Amy.

Kim McField
Kim McField

September 04, 2017

The sunflowers look so pretty under vellum. I can’t wait to try out this month’s kit!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

September 04, 2017

Lovely card love the muted colors behind really makes the front flower pop.

GrammyP
GrammyP

September 04, 2017

I just love the softness you created by putting vellum over the background! What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Felicia
Felicia

September 04, 2017

Pretty card

Vicky
Vicky

September 04, 2017

Love the sunflower with vellum background!

Terri Scott - terriavidreader
Terri Scott - terriavidreader

September 04, 2017

just beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

September 04, 2017

gorgeous card. LOVE the muted background behind the focal image – very inspiring:)

Theda
Theda

September 04, 2017

Love the colors.

Margaret
Margaret

September 04, 2017

How lovely is that! Adding vellum makes such a huge difference – thanks for the tip!

Elena Pham
Elena Pham

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card. Love the colors on the sunflower.

Terri C.
Terri C.

September 04, 2017

This card is so pretty. I love the vellum. It makes the card.

Cynthia Xavier
Cynthia Xavier

September 04, 2017

Love the daisies, cannot get enough of them. Cool idea with the vellum, it gives a very nice soft touch

Jeanette D.
Jeanette D.

September 04, 2017

I love the vellum touch! Once again, I cannot wait to get my hands on this kit, You guys are awesome, how do you keep coming up with all those great ideas? :)

Susan Gray
Susan Gray

September 04, 2017

I love fall colors and this flower is beautiful.

Laura Whelan
Laura Whelan

September 04, 2017

beautiful card, amy! great idea using the vellum. thanks for the lovely inspiration!!

Michele
Michele

September 04, 2017

Love the use of vellum to soften your background. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

September 04, 2017

Beautifully done. So many creative ideas from this lovely fall kit. Can’t wait for reveal :)

Peg
Peg

September 04, 2017

This is a gorgeous card! Can not wait for the release tomorrow

Barb McCarthy
Barb McCarthy

September 04, 2017

I love the beautiful sunflower!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

September 04, 2017

I like the vellum. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Lynn
Lynn

September 04, 2017

I love vellum & agree with you that it was the perfect touch!

Caitlin
Caitlin

September 04, 2017

Beautiful! Love the muted look under vellum

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

September 04, 2017

Can’t wait until the reveal of the full kit this month!

jasmin alfonzo
jasmin alfonzo

September 04, 2017

Hermosa tarjeta el fondo como lo recreaste y el girasol principal luce Wow. Gracias por compartir.

Christine Piechura
Christine Piechura

September 04, 2017

I love sunflowers! This card is amazing. I do hope the sunflowers are part of the kit.

Bonnie D-D
Bonnie D-D

September 04, 2017

Love the colors and use of vellum to mute background.

Janet D.
Janet D.

September 04, 2017

Sunflowers are one of my favorites, and this is beautiful!

Diane Rasmussen
Diane Rasmussen

September 04, 2017

This is my favorite card so far. Im in love with this sunflower.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 04, 2017

Love the color combinations, and the Sun Flower image sure speaks Autumn!!

Marianna
Marianna

September 04, 2017

Your sunflower background is gorgeous! What a happy card : )

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

September 04, 2017

This is such an eye-catching card! Love how the Pool paper makes the yellows of the sunflowers pop. Vellum is perfect for highlighting the main sunflower. The design team has made some beautiful creations from this new kit. Can’t wait for the reveal:)

Kathy S
Kathy S

September 04, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous !

Crystal
Crystal

September 04, 2017

Such a beautiful card…I love the colors you chose. Using the vellum was a great idea, too – I’m going to try that out! Thanks for sharing your ideas.?

janet
janet

September 04, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous – love how the vellum softens the background and really lets the focal sunflower “shine” – LOVE!!

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

September 04, 2017

Looks like a versatile kit , love it !

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

September 04, 2017

Amy, this card is so very beautiful! That sunflower’s colors are perfect. That background and vellum are great idea! Thank you for sharing it!

Sallyann
Sallyann

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card and flowers, I really love the look of vellum on your card and am telling myself I should be using vellum more!

Cindy Hanson
Cindy Hanson

September 04, 2017

I love how you used reds here-so much pop!

Cindy Hanson
Cindy Hanson

September 04, 2017

I love how you used reds here-so much pop!

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

September 04, 2017

Wow, what a beauty you have created. I love the idea of using the vellum to mute the background flowers.

Nina
Nina

September 04, 2017

This is a really cute card. Love the vellum.

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