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

MMH Countdown to Creativity

We’re back with our second post of the day, leading up to the release of our September My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons on Tuesday, September 6 at 1pm eastern. In this post, Jayne introduces us to a fun Halloween-themed optional add-on to the kit!

Every October, I look forward to making a few Halloween cards and some Halloween tags for trick-or-treat bags. So when I saw the new add-on set DC197 Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut, I was thrilled! The set includes a wonderful selection of traditional Halloween images and sentiments that can be used to make delightful (or a bit frightful) card designs.

The card that I am sharing today features some of the stamps and dies from this fun holiday set. I’ve also used a new, branch-style wreath die that will also be available as an add-on purchase. This realistic wreath will be a perfect foundation for creating seasonal wreaths on cards throughout the year.

MMH September 2016 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To make my card, I started by repeatedly stamping the “happy halloween” sentiment, with Orange Soda ink, across an orange card base. This sentiment, along with the matching pair of dies, is a wonderful size and a beautiful script. I applied black distress ink to all four edges and corners of the card front. Then, I cut a wreath from black cardstock, glued it to the card base, trimmed the excess from the edge, and then wrapped the card with a black twine bow.

MMH September 2016 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I embossed a pair of sentiments from this set onto two narrow strips of black cardstock that I layered over a vellum circle and then added to the card with foam tape. Next, I stamped and die cut three bats with Intense Black ink. After adhering the bats to the card with foam tape, I added three orange gemstones to the sentiment strips for a bit of sparkle.

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

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