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

by Janette Kausen November 30, 2018 338 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, December 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Janette for the first look at this enchanted kit!

All your fairy wishes have come true within the December My Monthly Hero Kit! This month's kit includes darling fairies, critters and botanical elements. I'm featuring just a few for you today!

I began by ink blending an A2 Snow Layering Paper panel with Green Apple and Aegean inks. I stamped the images in Intense Black ink and Copic colored them.

Tip: when die cutting elements with thin areas like the stem of dandelions, place the die cut side up and the stamp face down so that they nest. Then pick up the stamp with an acrylic block or MISTI lid. This will ensure quick and easy accurate die cuts. 

Stretch your Stamps: Take advantage of stamps that can have their shape manipulated to bend beyond their design to make an arch or wreath. Look outside the obvious uses for a stamp. A fairy could be laying down, sitting up blowing a seed, or even whispering into the wind or to a fairy friend.

The fairy's wings were masked and then ink blended with Green Apple, Aegean, Orchid and Bubble Gum. I added a layer of shimmer with the kit included Stardust Gelly Roll pen.

After die cutting a circle into the blended panel, I stamped the sentiment in Intense Black. I adhered the inner circle flat to the card base and popped the rectangle frame for dimension. I then die cut each kit element and arranged them in and around the circle. 

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 3rd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

I can't wait to see what you create! Happy crafting and we'll see you soon!





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100 Responses

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

November 30, 2018

Love the card!! Love the fairy and dandelions!! So excited to see what this kit holds!! My fairy wishes have come true :) !!!!!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

November 30, 2018

I love how you inked the wings…beautiful! Thanks for the tip for stamping and die cutting thin areas.

Kellie
Kellie

November 30, 2018

I adore mushroom rings and fairies. Can’t wait for the full reveal.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

November 30, 2018

Such beautiful blending of color on this fairy card. I’m excited to see more.

Jill A
Jill A

November 30, 2018

Oh WOW can’t wait to see more!!

Judith
Judith

November 30, 2018

Adorable and super creative. I can think of lots of ways to use this kit!!

Kathy S
Kathy S

November 30, 2018

This is such a pretty card and I LOVE anything fairy or mystical. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Talitha Wright
Talitha Wright

November 30, 2018

Beautiful card. Love your coloring.

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

November 30, 2018

I love the ethereal look of this card and I can’t wait to see what Hero Arts has created with this theme, which is one of my favorites!

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

November 30, 2018

Beautiful—love the awesomel coloring! Wonderful sizes for the mushrooms and dandelions!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

November 30, 2018

Amazing card and thanks for the die cutting tip. The fairy looks so elegant.

Tanya Howard
Tanya Howard

November 30, 2018

Ahhh, sooo pretty! <3 <3 I’m loving this Can’t wait to see more of the kit!

Deborah
Deborah

November 30, 2018

So pretty.

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

November 30, 2018

What a sweet card! I love the whimsical dandelions and you give such creative suggestions for different ways of using the fairy image. Thank you for the inspiration!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

November 30, 2018

This is just lovely! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Ang
Ang

November 30, 2018

Pretty card. I love the fairy.

Teri S.
Teri S.

November 30, 2018

I love the range of beautiful colours you used on this lovely card. And the fairy wings look just the way I’d imagine they would – similar to dragonfly wings.
I also like the bold red on the mushroom & ladybug. Thanks for a chance to win a Hero Arts Kit. Love this company & their products.

jane
jane

November 30, 2018

looking forward to this kit

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

November 30, 2018

Lovely card and waiting to see the entire kit :)

Henriétte
Henriétte

November 30, 2018

Incredibly adorable, what a awesome card again Janette, the way you coloured the wings is gorgeous. Love to see the rest of the kit. Thank you for this great inspiration and tips you gave.

jill dachroeden
jill dachroeden

November 30, 2018

Love your coloring — and the I like that the kit has larger images, too. :)

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

November 30, 2018

Such an adorably beautiful card Janette! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Donna J Billingsley
Donna J Billingsley

November 30, 2018

What a beautiful card. I’ve never made a card with a fairy. You’ve invited me to rethink that. Thank You!

Shirley Hutcins
Shirley Hutcins

November 30, 2018

I am so looking forward to this kit. I love fairies and so do my granddaughters. Beautiful cred.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

November 30, 2018

Such a beautiful card. I love fairies and the coloring is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing…

Harmony Lane
Harmony Lane

November 30, 2018

Fairy nice! I’m glad I joined the kit club last month. I LOVE fairies. Thx for sharing the great tip about looking at the stamps and using them in a different way.

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

November 30, 2018

Fairies!! I love them so much :). Beautiful Card

Kathy A
Kathy A

November 30, 2018

Oh wow. This looks so cool. I love the fairy theme and the dandelions.

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

November 30, 2018

Oh my gosh!! This card is simply stunning, Janette. The kit looks fabulous. The fairies are gorgeous. And December 3rd is my birthday. Can’t wait for this kit.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

November 30, 2018

Wow! Your ink blending is just perfect! Beautiful card!

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

November 30, 2018

Love your card! This looks like an exciting kit!

Betty Valento
Betty Valento

November 30, 2018

I hate eating mushrooms but I love coloring them. 🤣

Dawn
Dawn

November 30, 2018

I’m so excited for this kit! I missed out on the fairy kit in 2016 and was never able to acquire one. Hurray!!!

GMC
GMC

November 30, 2018

The colors in this sample are very soothing and I really appreciate the dimensional quality. Nice Job!

Diane S
Diane S

November 30, 2018

Beautiful card, love the fairy sitting on mushroom.

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

November 30, 2018

I love the cute little lady bugs and the sparkle on the wings is so pretty. Such a cute card altogether!

Al
Al

November 30, 2018

I missed the fairy kit a few years ago and am so happy to see a new one come out! Woot! Merry Christmas to us! Thank you HA!

Nicki Wong
Nicki Wong

November 30, 2018

Lovely card. The colors are so soft. Looks like another fun kit from Hero Arts.

TERESA R-O
TERESA R-O

November 30, 2018

HORRAY! a FAIRY & critter set!!! FINALLY! Very excited to see more….

Toni F
Toni F

November 30, 2018

Cute fairy on the mushroom. I can also see her taking a nap after a very busy day.

Kathy Wills
Kathy Wills

November 30, 2018

Love the colors! The hint of bending the stems is a great idea. Thanks for the beautiful card ideas.

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

November 30, 2018

Lovely card! You did an awesome job coloring this darling fairy and the background. Great dimensions with those little ladybugs.

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

November 30, 2018

Pretty!

Carol L
Carol L

November 30, 2018

Great card! I love the dimension and the flower stems tucked into the die cut circle.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

November 30, 2018

Well, this new collection looks interesting. Love your card and fairies are my fave.

Yvonne Morentin
Yvonne Morentin

November 30, 2018

love the colors… and the pop of red

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

November 30, 2018

Oh my gosh! I have to have this kit! I love fairies! And I love the way you colored the wings. Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit.

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

November 30, 2018

Ooooh, love the fairy!!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

November 30, 2018

I love the way she is sitting on the mushroom. the coloring is just pops off of the page.

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

November 30, 2018

I think I will love this subject matter in December’s MMH kit! I can’t wait to see the rest of the reveals! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

November 30, 2018

Love the little lady bugs!!! Too cute. And Janette, you colored this perfectly! You can see the wings texture.

Machele Evans
Machele Evans

November 30, 2018

Oh yea! The 2016 fairy kit was what attracted my attention to these kits and I’ve never been able to lay my hands on one. I’m so excited, I can hardly wait. 🤗 This is so cute!

Linda
Linda

November 30, 2018

Love, love, love anything to do with fairies. So magical!
Beautiful card.

Isabel
Isabel

November 30, 2018

beautiful colors and wonderful card

FD91354
FD91354

November 30, 2018

Oh, Love. This is looking good already !

Karin W
Karin W

November 30, 2018

Adorable card! The coloring is amazing and inspirational.

VICTORIA YOUNG KATZMAN
VICTORIA YOUNG KATZMAN

November 30, 2018

Oh what fun this will be!!!!!!!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

November 30, 2018

Great mushroom coloring. My favorite mushroom color.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

November 30, 2018

I love how you colored the stems—sort of irregularly like they are REAL. Nice job!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 30, 2018

Such a soft and beautiful card! :)

Karin W
Karin W

November 30, 2018

How adorable! Your coloring is amazing and inspiring.

E R  Wade
E R Wade

November 30, 2018

Very sweet

CaroleRenn
CaroleRenn

November 30, 2018

A beautiful card! I love the colors and who doesn’t love fairies. Looks like yet another fun kit.

Glenna Lindsey
Glenna Lindsey

November 30, 2018

I love this fairy; i’m looking forward to this kit. Thanks for the chance to win.

karen t
karen t

November 30, 2018

Very pretty card! This looks like it’s going to be an awesome kit! Can’t wait to see more!

Jean
Jean

November 30, 2018

I not only liked the card, but also the tips that could be used for any card! Thanks.

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

November 30, 2018

Already 100% on board after seeing this beautiful card! Can wait to see more.

Dottie in CT
Dottie in CT

November 30, 2018

I’m so looking forward to the December kit. I missed the fairies kit before. Love the inspiration card.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

November 30, 2018

The little ladybug is just delightful. Beautiful card. Going to be
another awesome and fun kit.

Michele Lourenco
Michele Lourenco

November 30, 2018

I’m excited for this kit this month. It’s fairyly magical!

Carol R
Carol R

November 30, 2018

Oh, wow that fairy is gorgeous! Looks like it will be another beautiful kit! Love your color combination on the background.

Joan Lay
Joan Lay

November 30, 2018

I am so excited about this new kit! I have fairy gardens in my back yard and this kit will be perfect. So glad I signed up to receive the MMH kits. Your card is amazing!

Judy
Judy

November 30, 2018

I love the ink blended background and the lovely scene.

Lene
Lene

November 30, 2018

Beautiful and whimsical. Love it!

Joanna
Joanna

November 30, 2018

I don’t own a fairy kit and looking forward to playing with this one!!

Naama E
Naama E

November 30, 2018

Yay! Fairies!! :D And such a stunning card – love the colors and how you created levels with the circle. Thanks for sharing this beauty xxx
So excited to see the kit!!

Trisha
Trisha

November 30, 2018

So Sweet :) I love Fairies, never can get enough of them :)

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

November 30, 2018

This is such a beautiful fairy scene! I love the tranquil blue/green blended background. The toadstool and lady bug add a bright pop of color. And the lacy dandelions are so feminine. Gorgeous:)

JaNet Wise
JaNet Wise

November 30, 2018

Oh Janette!!! This card is absolutely breathtaking! Everything about it is just so whimsical and beautiful!! Cannot wait to play with this kit myself now! TFS!! ♥

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

November 30, 2018

I’ve wanted a nice dandelion stamp for quite a while. These are perfect! I really appreciate that the fairy is so gorgeous instead of being “cutesy” and geared toward kids. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Josmary
Josmary

November 30, 2018

Such a pretty card. Im so excited about this kit.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

November 30, 2018

I need fairies and dandelions in my collection, and this kit looks like a winner.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

November 30, 2018

Sweet card! I love the fairy image…can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

November 30, 2018

How cute! Looking forward to seeing what else is in this kit!

Kailash
Kailash

November 30, 2018

Wow this card is stunning, love the colors and design!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

November 30, 2018

Lovely scene, very relaxing. :)

Charly
Charly

November 30, 2018

Love the dandelions! Also beautiful background shading!

Jane
Jane

November 30, 2018

Fairies and dandelions how can you go wrong….

Jude
Jude

November 30, 2018

Another fairy kit. Fun!!!!!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

November 30, 2018

Looks like a wonderful summer day.
In the middle of a cold snap, that is a
warming picture. thanks for
sharing
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Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

November 30, 2018

Love the way the wishes are peeking out of the circle!

Ashley
Ashley

November 30, 2018

I’m so excited! Dandelions! This card is adorable.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

November 30, 2018

Such a sweet fairy card!

Teresa Godines #6857
Teresa Godines #6857

November 30, 2018

Sweet and beautiful. Love the colors

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

November 30, 2018

I am so excited! The fairy kit from 2017 was what made me decided to subscribe to the mmh kits (I missed the 2017 kit). Happy dance!!!!

Katherine L Benoit
Katherine L Benoit

November 30, 2018

love the dandelion!

Alysia
Alysia

November 30, 2018

I love the fairy it is absolutely beautiful. I love the fairies they make the cards look magical.

Gale
Gale

November 30, 2018

Janette, this is stunning! I can’t wait to see this kit… it looks to be very versatile. TFS!

JANNA
JANNA

November 30, 2018

This card is wonderful. I can’t wait to see the kit!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

November 30, 2018

love the delicate color on your background – awesome design!!!