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November 2020 My Monthly Hero Countdown

Welcome everyone! It’s Day 2 of the countdown to the new My Monthly Hero Kit. This is such an amazing and unique kit this month. You are going to love it!

The new kit goes live on Monday, November 2nd at 1pm EST.

What makes this kit so unique is it includes masking dies. No white edge around your image. I’ll be sharing a video on Monday exactly how to do this and some tips along the way.

For my sneak peek, I have this wonderful bird on a branch. Check out all that detail in the image! You could stamp this image in any color but I thought it would be neat to stamp it in black onto white card stock.

While this kit is great for masking scenes I’m going to be die cutting my image out so I can add dimension. I personally, like to die cut my images out first out of white card stock. Then I loaded that die cut piece up in my Misti tool, lined up the image and stamped in Intensified Black ink. You could certainly stamp in any color but I’ve decided to keep in black and white and leave the color the background.

I ink blended a piece of Dove white card stock with Dusty Blue ink and splattered with White Glimmer Metallic Ink. Then trimmed the panel down and added to a white card base.

I attached my branch with a tape runner and my bird with foam squares.

This sentiment is also found on the new stamp set in the kit. I heat embossed it in White Detail embossing powder onto Cherry card stock and added to the front of the card with foam squares.

This came out so soft and pretty. While the feel of the stamp set is kind of wintery, it certainly can be used year round just by changing up the sentiment.

WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT: Just leave a comment on the Hero Arts blog (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from comments left across all countdown posts on the Hero Arts blog. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, November 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!

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  1. I would love to make this card for my Mom

  2. Gail Jean Scott says:

    Such a lovely lovely bird card with a fabulous background! TFS

  3. Elaine Lozano says:

    Can’t wait to see the video, so I can follow along. The glimmer ink gives it a.little bling!

  4. Kimberly Wynne Jones says:

    Your blending is beautiful. Really like a few spatters for snow. The red sentiment is perfect!

  5. Denise Kitts-Wadlow says:

    Your card is so soft, calming, and perfect as we finally move toward the end of this crazy year. Love the soft blue sky, and the pop of red for the sentiment. This kit looks to be oh so versatile…I can see myself sitting and creating for hours on end!

  6. Judy Inukai says:

    What a beautiful winter card, but I can see that lovely bird used year round. Can’t wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Carol H says:

    Love this little bird and you’ve made a fabulous wintry card.
    Looking forward to seeing the full kit.

  8. I really like the solitary effect that you’ve created. The background is just beautiful with the soft blue blending.

  9. El Ivens says:

    Very cute and simple card. I do like the simplicity. Not a huge bird fan, but I do like your card.

  10. Jan Metcalf says:

    Love the simplicity of your design!! Beautiful!

  11. maureenkmorton says:

    Oh, that bird…..looks like a vintage woodcut. Love how you did it in black and white. Also love that pop of red. Great inspiration!

  12. Nancy T says:

    winters in Chicago can be very cold. This card really reminds me of home.

  13. jintyoo7 says:

    Beautiful card, I love the statement the black and white bird makes on that gorgeous background, and the red sentiment strip is the perfect splash of colour!

  14. Lisa Zubak says:

    Loving this kit. Can’t wait until Monday

  15. Diane Leon says:

    I also love the black & white bird with the red & white sentimate.

  16. Great card,, Mindy! I love the texture of the bird, and your background is perfection!

  17. Lisa Clark says:

    The black and white looks amazing. Beautiful work!

  18. Ddmac58 says:

    I am loving this bird, so versatile for a card at any time of the year. You did a fabulous job, love how simple but stunning it is.

  19. Margaret R says:

    Such a lovely card! Love the blue and white with that splash of red!

  20. Leanne in Cali says:

    Beautiful card and I can’t wait to see the whole kit! Thanks for sharing with us, looking forward to Monday!!

  21. Nancy Knapp says:

    I’m loving this bird stamp! The sentiment adds a great pop of red to this card. So simple. Yet elegant.

  22. I just love this bird image stamped in black on the inked background! Wonderful clean design!

  23. Gail Anderson says:

    Very classy card! I love all the detail on the bird, too.

  24. Barbara-Jean Kubik says:

    That bird makes me feel both the peace and the cold of winter! Love your background, too!

  25. Cindy Holmes says:

    Wow I really love the style of your card! And I also love the color choices too! So very creative!

  26. Marisela Delgado says:

    So beautiful! 💜

  27. Marisela Delgado says:

    So lovely, Mindy! 💜

  28. Gorgeous! You just proved that you don’t have to add a million things to make a card stunning. This is Clean and Simple and drop dead gorgeous! I am just in love with the bird and owl in this kit already! I can’t wait until the kit goes live!

  29. Jodi W. says:

    Love the simplicity of this card, but it is really great.

  30. What a lovely card, loving the kit!

  31. Virginia Ellison says:

    This is such a pretty card with the bird…. Love the background…. thanks for sharing.

  32. Stunning! I am excited about the masking dies – I prefer NOT to have a white edge around my stamped images.

  33. This is such a pretty card! I love the bird and branch. 🙂

  34. J. Vega says:

    So simple, and elegant. Love the combo of colors applied.

  35. karenajo says:

    Love the bird and all the details in it! Your soft background colors really make the bird pop! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Mindy,
    In your capable hands, this already-terrific set becomes unbelievably useful and sought-after. i love the cards you made and think the owl is probably my favorite. I also found your insights about the masking paper very helpful. I’m already subscribed and I appreciate every video you post. Thanks very much for your service to this industry and for personal inspiration.
    Lori S in PA

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