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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen December 01, 2017 309 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, December 4th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. And, remember to comment on each and every post as we'll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Now join Janette as she shares a first glimpse at this enchanting kit...

Hi there! Thanks so much for popping in to the Hero Arts blog today for a peek at the newest edition to the My Monthly Hero Kits. I am excited to introduce December's kit loaded with Arabian Night-ish / Moroccan vibes.

I knew as soon as I saw this set that I had to work with the gate, palms and charming enchantress. I began by creating a galaxy background and adding shading behind each dune gives the effect of depth. Next, partially die cut the gate into the background stopping just above the dunes. Finish trimming out by hand.

When working with die cuts, I sometimes want the rim as a border and other times it doesn't fit with the scene. In this case, the white rim would not have enhanced the card. To remedy, you could fussy cut - but an easier solution is to color the edges to match the background.

I also colored the white embossing with a yellow marker to tint the sentiment. This isn't great for markers, so I don't make a habit of it, but here and there it is just necessary, lol!

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 Monday morning, December 4th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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Angela Talakoob
Angela Talakoob

December 06, 2017

Very tempting and beautiful release by Hero Arts. I love what you have done – especially the sky and the brightness and colour brought in to highlight the lady.

Jeanne Johnson
Jeanne Johnson

December 04, 2017

Love the colors and the design of your card. The theme is different and fun!

Dana Parker
Dana Parker

December 04, 2017

Love your ideas for this awesome new kit!! I have no imagination so I love everyone’s helpful ideas!!!

donna pierce
donna pierce

December 04, 2017

This kit has the potential to change lives with young women in the middle east – dont just give it away to a crafter in the western world – be a real hero and rescue a life with it – imagine this opening a new world of relationships and skill sharing and then maybe even revenue IMAGINE the potential this has – its soo much more than making a card – it’s a tool to rescue children with a common frame of reference – counseling – womens groups – refugees – sow this kit to grow real potential reap a harvest of people with heroic purpose – we reap what we sow – sow potential Jewish Voice Ministry reaches into the darkness and brings hope use these products to bring hope this Christmas ( its getting dark outside quickly) rescue someone today

Marcy Calhoun
Marcy Calhoun

December 04, 2017

I love Ali Baba and the Arabian nights. Your scene
Is perfect, colors and all that captures the feelings.
Very magical.
Marcy

Judith B
Judith B

December 04, 2017

Live the dunes and the die cutout. Great tips, too!

Margery C
Margery C

December 04, 2017

Beautiful card.

Karen L K
Karen L K

December 03, 2017

What a nice scene! Such a great use of different things that are in the kit.

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

December 03, 2017

Exotic and beautiful!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

December 03, 2017

I love the Arabian Nights theme. Beautiful card. Gorgeous scene.

Teddie
Teddie

December 03, 2017

Looks like another fun kit!

Dc
Dc

December 03, 2017

I lOVE the theme for December! Thank you!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

December 03, 2017

Beautiful!!!!

Leigh G
Leigh G

December 03, 2017

Unusual stamp. The palm tree can be used in so many ways

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

December 03, 2017

Simply detailed, love it.

Pamela Bolger
Pamela Bolger

December 03, 2017

Love the dark coloring… the dunes are awesome!

Pamela Bolger
Pamela Bolger

December 03, 2017

Beautiful… I can’t wait to see the full kit.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

December 03, 2017

old movies and books always gave me the dream of Arabian Nights. Nice card. Thank you.

Laura Mewborn
Laura Mewborn

December 03, 2017

Lovely backdrop

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

December 03, 2017

Love the card you designed! Colors are awesome! Love that die!

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

December 03, 2017

Wow, what a great theme, and such a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Flo
Flo

December 03, 2017

Great idea coloring the embossed sentiment, makes it a custom color embossing.

Dani
Dani

December 03, 2017

Love that die!

Machele
Machele

December 03, 2017

Wow, the stamp detail looks pretty detailed, nice.

D.AnnC
D.AnnC

December 03, 2017

What a gorgeous and magical night scene!

Connie Schulz
Connie Schulz

December 03, 2017

Unique stamp set. Love it!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

December 03, 2017

This card is simply magical!!!

Terri
Terri

December 03, 2017

This kit looks like so much fun!.

Delia
Delia

December 03, 2017

It’s so cute – I see a Valentine’s Day card in my future.

Angie Burkholder
Angie Burkholder

December 03, 2017

Such a beautiful card! Love all the layers and especially the window!

Mateja P
Mateja P

December 03, 2017

That die cut gate looks like it’s glowing! Love in :)

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

December 03, 2017

Love this card and kit. Love the colors.

margie
margie

December 03, 2017

coloring the white edge is just fantastic I don’t fussy cut

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

December 03, 2017

This stunning design is ‘enlightening.’

Laura C
Laura C

December 03, 2017

Fantastic card – so pretty!

F. Andre
F. Andre

December 03, 2017

Wow! Don’t believe I’ve seen a kit like this before. Love your card.

Carole
Carole

December 03, 2017

Fantastic card and I love the way you colored the edge. I hadn’t thought of that yet.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card!

gretchen n
gretchen n

December 03, 2017

What a wonderful card. I love that you stamp and diecut the palms, then colored the edges!

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

December 03, 2017

What a fun card! I love how you added coloring to all of the edges so they don’t stand out. Also, coloring the die cut edges allows them to stay smoother than they would with fussy cutting (at least if I were the one doing the cutting! =) ). When I want to do any coloring with markers around heat embossing, I bring out my Sharpies or Bic It markers. (I have never done the math, but I think one new tip for a Copic marker alone costs more than one of the less expensive markers).

Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us who love card making and the great kits from Hero Arts! Every month they come up with something that is fun and it is usually very different than anything else I see. That, and the dedication Hero Arts has shown to keeping the environment clean, makes me a huge fan!

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

December 03, 2017

This card is very striking and I cannot wait to see the whole
Kit and addons. Monday December 4 is my Birthday!! What a great gift winning this kit would be….

Linda
Linda

December 03, 2017

Oh my I love the beautiful jewel colors so exciting!

Kailash
Kailash

December 03, 2017

Exotic and beautiful!!!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

December 03, 2017

What a great card! I really like the way you incorporated the die cut gate.

Claudia N
Claudia N

December 03, 2017

Really nice!! All of a sudden the song A a whole New World started playing in my head! Lol

Bertha
Bertha

December 03, 2017

Great to see these images with an international flair but versatile enough to be used for dream scenes and story telling. can’t wait to see what else is included.

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

December 03, 2017

Looks different than anything I have… with lots of fun possibilities.

Lily B
Lily B

December 03, 2017

Love how the dark and light elements go so well in this card. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Phi
Phi

December 03, 2017

Beautiful scene!

Danni M
Danni M

December 03, 2017

This is stunning amd I’m now extra excited for the release!

melisse
melisse

December 03, 2017

I worked backwards from day 4 and my curiosity is piqued. Haven’t quite figured out this kit yet… it looks unique and after 20+ years of stamping, I like eclectic and unique!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

December 03, 2017

I feel like i need the genie.

Suzi
Suzi

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card, can’t wait to see what comes in the kit!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card!

Holly Graham
Holly Graham

December 02, 2017

Beautiful card!

Sheila
Sheila

December 02, 2017

Absolutely love this magical look! So many possibilities for dimension and texture…

Sheila
Sheila

December 02, 2017

Absolutely love this magical look! So many possibilities for dimension and texture…

Nina
Nina

December 02, 2017

Cool card!

Rhonda Roumph
Rhonda Roumph

December 02, 2017

I love your card , it makes me think of Disney .

Kris in Alaska
Kris in Alaska

December 02, 2017

Lovely night sky!

Kaylene
Kaylene

December 02, 2017

Love this card, so dark and mysterious. Can’t want to see the whole kit.

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

December 02, 2017

Today’s card is really nice. I think it has a very mystical feeling.

Monica
Monica

December 02, 2017

I can’t wait to see what else is in this kit.. so far I am not in love, but I may change my mind when I see ALL the possibilities.

Lynn Abrams
Lynn Abrams

December 02, 2017

Very Beautiful and stunning Card!

Cindi
Cindi

December 02, 2017

Loving the first look!

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

December 02, 2017

I really like the Moroccan theme. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Lacey Gasper
Lacey Gasper

December 02, 2017

What a fun card! Great colors and unique images!!

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

December 02, 2017

What a gorgeous card Jeanette!

Susan White
Susan White

December 02, 2017

Beautiful Card!! I love that large gold die cut!!

Laurel Guyer
Laurel Guyer

December 02, 2017

I absolutely love this theme, can’t wait to see this kit in it’s entirety!

Felicia
Felicia

December 02, 2017

Very pretty

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

December 02, 2017

Beautifully opulent card and the kit looks so cool!

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

December 02, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous card design! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

ionabunny
ionabunny

December 02, 2017

Gorgeous. Love the gate die cut. Hugz

Fanny Cantero
Fanny Cantero

December 02, 2017

Ooh, this kit looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to see more!

Arlaeeh Galindo
Arlaeeh Galindo

December 02, 2017

I am so excited, this will be my first kit!

Yvonne Vansickle
Yvonne Vansickle

December 02, 2017

Awesome card!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

December 02, 2017

Love the look of the dunes and the palm tree die cut!

Maria Giselle B.
Maria Giselle B.

December 02, 2017

Love the ink blending on the dunes. Very realistic shading. I cannot wait to see the kit reveal so I would be able to visualize the products you used on your card creation description.

Starqueen
Starqueen

December 02, 2017

Oooh! I love the vibe of this card!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

December 02, 2017

Omg, I can tell I’m going to love this release already. Gorgeous images.

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

December 02, 2017

Really love the texture in the hills and background!

Margaret
Margaret

December 02, 2017

Great card! Love anything Moroccan, and hoping to see the palm tree dies, too!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

December 02, 2017

Love the background you created and the die is wonderful!

Marianna
Marianna

December 02, 2017

Wow! Great card, can’t wait to see entire December kit.

Carol K
Carol K

December 02, 2017

this kit is looking to be delicious ….

Denise J.
Denise J.

December 02, 2017

Love how you created this card. Nice tips. This month’s kit is very intriguing. I love the exotic feeling and this is one set where one can use lots of color and bling or go moody. Can’t wait to see the entire collection.

SusanME
SusanME

December 02, 2017

Those dies look wonderful !

betty chen
betty chen

December 02, 2017

waiting to see the full release! can’t wait! thanks for the inspiration :)

Sue S
Sue S

December 02, 2017

Lovely card. Like the new products. The products will be a nice addition to my collection of dies.

Norma
Norma

December 02, 2017

How different ! That palm tree should prove very useful. Can’t wait to see the full reveal !

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 02, 2017

Beautiful!! Looks like it’s going to be another awesome kit!! Càn hardly wit to see it all

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

December 02, 2017

Jeanette, this card is stunning. I hope to win this kit Hero Arts.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

December 02, 2017

Wow! Scheherazade, Aladdin’s Lamp, and Tales of 1001 Nights all rolled into one beautiful scene. The mystique of the East comes out clearly in this card. Love the depth and the lovely enchantress!

Brenda
Brenda

December 02, 2017

This kit looks like so much fun!

Stacey
Stacey

December 02, 2017

Love that palm tree.

Natalie Dominguez
Natalie Dominguez

December 02, 2017

I am loving that girl! Lovely card!

MarjR
MarjR

December 02, 2017

What a beautiful card—and what a great idea for a kit!

Marcia
Marcia

December 02, 2017

I can’t wait for the full reveal! Your card is gorgeous!!

Karen Mills
Karen Mills

December 02, 2017

This reminds me of Arabian Nights or some Disney children’s movie Aladdin or something like that? Love the peeks of the new kit.

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