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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38 Responses

Lavon
Lavon

November 30, 2018

It’s always exciting to see the first hints of the new kit. Your card is amazing and my granddaughter is totally a fairy lover. Sydney is already planning what we came do with them. So thank you for sharing.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

November 30, 2018

o m goodness this is so pretty i can’t wait to see this kit wow!

Stephanie Kern
Stephanie Kern

November 30, 2018

The colors you’ve selected for this card are beautiful! And WOW to the blending! Way to go!!!!!! Hero Arts always has such unique and artful stamps! Love it.

Ann
Ann

November 30, 2018

I love fairies so I am looking forward to this kit. Beautiful card!

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

November 30, 2018

I just love this fairy! Those wings look so magical! Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit.

Felicia C
Felicia C

November 30, 2018

I just love this layout. Makes me feel like I am dreaming. Very exciting!

Ellie
Ellie

November 30, 2018

I can see this kit is going to be love at first sight! Love this so much! Gorgeous card!

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

November 30, 2018

OH! I love fairies! Lovely card and cool design!

Linda S.
Linda S.

November 30, 2018

Such a pretty card. I love how the circle die cut spotlights the images. The large mushroom is fantastic.

Margie Manis
Margie Manis

November 30, 2018

great coloring though not fond of fairy scenes

Jackie S
Jackie S

November 30, 2018

I love everything about this card! Thanks for sharing your tips about how to work with intricate cuts.

Swati Jain
Swati Jain

November 30, 2018

Awesome awesome work! Love your blending of colors

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

November 30, 2018

What a lovely card!!!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

November 30, 2018

What a sweet card!! She looks so serene. What a lovely kit this will be!!

Tracy Lynn Lustick
Tracy Lynn Lustick

November 30, 2018

I love mushrooms 🍄 in everything except my food 😝 . Very pretty Janette 🥰 !

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

November 30, 2018

Ohhhhhhh, love mushrooms and fairies! Can’t wait to see the rest!

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

November 30, 2018

I have loved fairies since I was a little girl , over 65 years ago . Such a pretty card . Can’t wait to see what else is coming and to see what I can dream up!

Sue D
Sue D

November 30, 2018

Very cute card design with these stamps.

Cheri
Cheri

November 30, 2018

Looks like another lovely Kit from Hero Arts! A grown-up looking fairy – so pretty! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

November 30, 2018

So beautiful and the the colors .The the card idea! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit so excited.

Helen
Helen

November 30, 2018

Such an intriguing fairy! The setting you’ve created for her is perfect. Looking forward to what else is coming. tfs

Edina S.
Edina S.

November 30, 2018

Beautiful card and stamp, nice colouring. I really like the circle window element and the way you arranged the fairy and the dandelions around it.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

November 30, 2018

This sneak peek of the December kit looks like it’s going to be a fun one! I love all the green tones (my favorite color) in this lovely card.

Angie A.
Angie A.

November 30, 2018

I love this fairy card! Beautiful.

Mandi Chau
Mandi Chau

November 30, 2018

What a beautiful cards!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

November 30, 2018

Great tips and a beautiful card. I love the wings! Feeling the magic already!

Debra Hardy
Debra Hardy

November 30, 2018

Hi Janette. Your fairy card is magical! The soft blended background is so pretty and I love the fairy’s wings. Your design is simple and perfect. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

November 30, 2018

Gorgeous coloring! I love the shimmer in the fairy wings!

Ana A
Ana A

November 30, 2018

Oh a kit full of fairy love! How exciting!! Such a beautiful card with amazing colors ❤

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis

November 30, 2018

It looks like this month’s kit will have a lot of possibilities for making some very pretty cards! Love the fairies and ladybugs!

Janet Axtman
Janet Axtman

November 30, 2018

A very clever use of a fairly laying down and I truly love the way you colored her wings and made them all shimmery and pretty. Awesome card!

Peggy
Peggy

November 30, 2018

I love fairy

Betty Vasquez
Betty Vasquez

November 30, 2018

Such a fun whimsical card! That blended background is perfection. 😍

Sue Ritchie
Sue Ritchie

November 30, 2018

Very cute! Love the mushroom!

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

November 30, 2018

Gorgeous Fairy and Lady Bugs!

Darlene
Darlene

November 30, 2018

How darling. Looking forward to a new color palette. Thanks!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

November 30, 2018

So pretty!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

November 30, 2018

I have always been such a fan of the fairy theme. Putting shimmer on the fairy wings really is a nice touch, as are the ladybugs.