Good morning! We’re kicking off the countdown to the Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero kit today and I’m sharing a card using the new kit!
I started by die-cutting that fabulous storefront window from Adriatic cardstock and then used copic markers and colored pencils to add a little extra shading and dimension. Then I used an embossing pen to add a little brass embossing powder to the store front for a bit of a patina-ed effect. I also stamped a sentiment from the kit and heat-embossed it with brass embossing powder.
Next I stamped and colored the beautiful Christmas tree and background using copic markers. Then I took a piece of acetate and added snow to the windowpanes with a white gel pen, clear lacquer and snowfall and icicle glitter. I adhered the acetate behind the teal storefront and then adhered that to my Christmas tree scene to finish the card!
And that’s it for me! Head over to the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration using the October My Monthly Hero kit all weekend long!! And then I’ll be back Monday with the full kit reveal!!
For a chance to 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. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, October 4th, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!
Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
jennifer spence says
This is beautiful ❤️
Judy Inukai says
Lovely card. I like how you added the snow to the window panes.
Isabel Z says
Such a magical card.
Betty Sue says
This is sparktacular!!!! 😍😍😍
Elaine Lozano says
Your card immediately caught my eye..just the right touch for the holiday season.
MIchelle Hackett says
The patina is a beautiful touch. Love your design.
Kristi H. says
This is wonderful! Well-done, you!
Peggy OConnell says
So beautiful… Love the window and tree.
Stacey F says
Jessica, you’ve really captured the feel of Christmas in this one. There is warmth and good cheer in that room, who cares about gifts. I love it!
Marie Ensley says
The effect you achieved on the window is beautiful and amazing – feel like I’m really outside in the cold peering thru frosted glass! Can’t get any more realistic!
Oh my goodness! The teal color selection is perfect, and with the brassy gilding…perfection!
Teri Smith says
Wow, oh wow! Jessica this card is beyond words! The thought & special touches you put into it makes it stand out above the rest. The way you shaded the interior wall to make it look like there is a glow around the tree is unreal. Such talent. I love the detail the “wood” on the storefront has.
Beautiful card. Love the depth of the
design. thanks for sharing
Michele W says
Such a beautiful window. I love all the details you added, especially the snow and the way you created the background so it looks like the tree is glowing from all the candles. The details you added to the window itself is perfect. Thanks for sharing!
Lauryne Cunningham says
I love your card! The brass embossing around the window gives such a wintery effect!
Omg what a great color choice jessica this card is amazing
Love the antique look you gave to this card!!!
Irene M Gebe-Norris says
Such a beautiful card. Love the Teal.
Cindy Graham says
Love the aging of the wood and the snow along the window panes
Lori Dziuba says
Love your style! It looks like a window to an opera theater 🎭 Stunning! 💙
I love your card, the window the embossing etc remind me if the times when stores did magical displays.
Kathy Dumpert says
wow what a stunning card!
Patt H. says
A gorgeous Christmas scene!, I love the beautiful acetate addition!
Love the patina on the window frame and how you added snow to the window panes! Lovely card!