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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9 Responses

Julia D.
Julia D.

December 01, 2017

What a lovely project! Looks like a very unique kit this month – can’t wait to see the whole kit. Thank you for the chance to win!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

December 01, 2017

Beautiful card! Thanks for the die cut border coloring tip.

Katherine
Katherine

December 01, 2017

Stunning! Can’t wait to see reveal!

Theresa P
Theresa P

December 01, 2017

Lovely card. Cannot wait to send the entire kit.

Joyce Williams
Joyce Williams

December 01, 2017

Beautiful background

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

December 01, 2017

Your galaxy background came out so nice. I love how you colored the sentiments.

Bev Ochab
Bev Ochab

December 01, 2017

Pretty card!! All the elements look perfect together!!

mandi chau
mandi chau

December 01, 2017

Love it <3

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

December 01, 2017

I love how you colored the white rim to match the background – I have never thought of that!!! Thank you for the idea:)