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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway!

by Clare Prezzia December 01, 2017 258 Comments

We are back with another look at the December My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, December 4th at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We’ll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more project inspiration! Now let’s join Clare, who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit. 

I think I'm a little obsessed with making backgrounds with this month's kit - it just screams for dramatic metallics and rich colors!

Today's background was inspired by THIS beautiful pin! I loved the colors, so I recreated them myself with some ink and the beautiful stencil included in the kit.

I started by covering the darkest Sea layering paper with Deep Ocean ink, and then heat setting it. Keep in mind that covering a lighter or uncoated cardstock may result in a slightly different saturation. 

After heat setting, I covered the base with the stencil and applied Navy ink. Subtle, but so pretty!

I heat set the Navy ink as well, and then covered it with anti-static powder. The palm trees - from the main kit - were stamped and heat embossed in Gold, and then I added little stars to fill in the rest of the background. 

The sentiment, from Color Layering Poppy, was heat embossed in Gold as well, then layered on some navy cardstock and adhered to the base. Some pretty gold sequins (small ones from the Champagne sequin mix) finished off the card!

Thanks for stopping in today and God bless!

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 of 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!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another look at this month's kit!





Clare Prezzia
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100 Responses

Lee
Lee

January 02, 2018

Hi Clare. I really like this card and will try to make it asap. I especially like how you did the background using the stencil. Thanks so much! God’s blessings to you in 2018.

Tracy Besenyodi
Tracy Besenyodi

December 06, 2017

Blue and gold is always a stunning color combination and the embossing adds nice dimension to the design.

Jennifer urchison
Jennifer urchison

December 04, 2017

Love your colors and this kit

Margery C
Margery C

December 04, 2017

Beautiful card. Love the blue color.

Karen L K
Karen L K

December 03, 2017

Nicely done! What a great idea for the background with the layers of ink and the use of the stencil. So pretty with the gold.

HUIWEN Cheng
HUIWEN Cheng

December 03, 2017

I love this card the most because of the color and Thu at it present-day mysterious with beautiful blue color.

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

December 03, 2017

I really like the blue and gold background with the palm trees .

Teddie
Teddie

December 03, 2017

The blue and gold are gorgeous together.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card. Love the gold embossing. Unique background creation.

DC
DC

December 03, 2017

Lovely design!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

December 03, 2017

❤️ Love ❤️

Leigh G
Leigh G

December 03, 2017

Beautiful blue and love the sentiment

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 03, 2017

Love the blue and gold!! Those palm trees are fantastic too!

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

December 03, 2017

Like the way you used the palms.

Judith B
Judith B

December 03, 2017

Love the palm tree stamp! Great color combination.

Pamela Bolger
Pamela Bolger

December 03, 2017

Palm Trees…..! so many elements!

Laura Mewbor
Laura Mewbor

December 03, 2017

Great background.

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

December 03, 2017

Love the depth you achieved with the layering of color for the background and the gold embossing on top! Gorgeous!

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

December 03, 2017

What a gorgeous background you’ve created, adding layers upon layers. The effect is subtle, but oh so striking! I’m looking forward to the full reveal; thanks for the chance to win!

Flo
Flo

December 03, 2017

Love all the gold embossing. It looks pretty.

Dani
Dani

December 03, 2017

Gold and blue always looks so good together!

Machele
Machele

December 03, 2017

Love the sentiment. Nicely done card.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

December 03, 2017

A most wonderful and magical background!

Connie Schulz
Connie Schulz

December 03, 2017

Very nice card. Love the blue and gold combination.

Terri
Terri

December 03, 2017

I am just loving the blue and the gold!

Tammy Hubley
Tammy Hubley

December 03, 2017

Navy and gold are just so beautiful together and the palm trees are a must have! Thank you for sharing!

Delia
Delia

December 03, 2017

I love the palm trees.

Angie Burkholder
Angie Burkholder

December 03, 2017

Such depth, love the gold and blue combo

Mateja P
Mateja P

December 03, 2017

Love the play on typical Hello! card :) Such a beautiful colour combination.

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

December 03, 2017

Love this card design. It is so rich and classy looking.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

December 03, 2017

Great combination of colors.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

December 03, 2017

Love this palm tree and I think the way it is has been used as a background is gorgeous.

margie
margie

December 03, 2017

the contrast with the navy and gold embossing is just striking

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

December 03, 2017

Clare, this is beautiful. Love the bacground and yoir color choices.

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

December 03, 2017

This gorgeous design is just ‘golden.’

F. Andre
F. Andre

December 03, 2017

Such a great background. I love the way you incorporated the stencil on the card.

Laura C
Laura C

December 03, 2017

The background is amazing – love it!

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

December 03, 2017

Wow ! This is such a magnificent card !

Carole
Carole

December 03, 2017

So rich and elegant! Looks like another great kit!

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

December 03, 2017

Lovely card… love the gold pop against the blue background

gretchen n
gretchen n

December 03, 2017

Wonderful card. I love the inkblending with the stencil, it is subtle and elegant!

roslyn
roslyn

December 03, 2017

I love the colour combination – the gold on dark blue looks amazing!

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

December 03, 2017

The detail in the background of your card is just beautiful! I love the subtle tone on tone stamping. Those details, that people who don’t make cards probably don’t really take in, are what make those same people know there is something special about your cards. When you added gold to that dark background, it really popped right off the card. Just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

December 03, 2017

I love the colors! So pretty!
I never knew you could
Heat emboss on top of heat embossing. . .still learning from the professionals

Linda
Linda

December 03, 2017

So beautiful and now a little hint with bold color and palm trees! The wait is almost over.

Kailash
Kailash

December 03, 2017

The blue and gold is so elegant!!!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

December 03, 2017

I love the blue and gold color combination, and how you used the stencil on the background!

Claudia N
Claudia N

December 03, 2017

Love the background, great color combination

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

December 03, 2017

Beautiful. I love the gold embossing on
the deep blue background.
The way the trees are interspersed
amongst the stars is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

December 03, 2017

Great work, I love your colors and the beautiful background, all together it makes a stunning card.
Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

December 03, 2017

Great card! Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s nice to see palm trees and think of warmer weather! Looks like a fun kit.

Bertha
Bertha

December 03, 2017

Definitely a versatile set. these images could easily be used for a sunset beach scene as well.

Lily B.
Lily B.

December 03, 2017

That background! Also love love love the sentiment.

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

December 03, 2017

This kit is stunning!!!

Joy J.
Joy J.

December 03, 2017

Love the blue and gold. Can’t wait for the reveal!

Danni
Danni

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card!

melisse
melisse

December 03, 2017

Great tip to use a colored cardstock for ink blending… an easier way to achieve a depth of color that would be SO much more work on white cardstock.
Beautiful card!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

December 03, 2017

This is very cool.

Suzi
Suzi

December 03, 2017

Love the background you’ve created! Great ideas!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

December 03, 2017

I love all the embossing. The gold is gorgeous!

Holly Graham
Holly Graham

December 02, 2017

I am in love with this card! Very pretty!

Sheila
Sheila

December 02, 2017

I love the use of blingy touches on the dark paper! Lovely kit preview…

Sheila
Sheila

December 02, 2017

I love the use of blingy touches on the dark paper! Lovely kit preview…

Rhonda Roumph
Rhonda Roumph

December 02, 2017

Pretty card

Kris in Alaska
Kris in Alaska

December 02, 2017

Perfect color combo!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

December 02, 2017

Love the embossed palm tees.

Kaylene
Kaylene

December 02, 2017

Love the colours in this card, rich and elegant. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

December 02, 2017

I love the sweet sentiment on today’s card!!

Barb MacAskill
Barb MacAskill

December 02, 2017

The blues and golds go together like Rama-lama-lama-ding-da-ding-da-dong! Absolute perfection! TFS! ?✨?✨?

Patt H.
Patt H.

December 02, 2017

Love the gorgeous colors & beautiful design on your card!

Krock
Krock

December 02, 2017

So beautiful. Love all the layers. Looks like it will be a fun kit.

Cindi
Cindi

December 02, 2017

These colors are stunning! Feeling more inspired as release day nears…

Abby
Abby

December 02, 2017

Fun card!

Florence
Florence

December 02, 2017

Gorgeous card. Loved the stenciling. Can’t wait to get this kit!

Rosanna Hamrick
Rosanna Hamrick

December 02, 2017

Very nice, can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Sherri
Sherri

December 02, 2017

Gorgeous background, love it! Cannot wait to see more!

Katherine
Katherine

December 02, 2017

Wow this is gorgeous!

Cheri
Cheri

December 02, 2017

Beautiful – I loved the colors on this card! Can’t wait to see this Release!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

December 02, 2017

Absolutely stunning! Now I am super excited about this month’s kit.

Lacey Gasper
Lacey Gasper

December 02, 2017

Beautiful background! Love the gold embossing

Susan White
Susan White

December 02, 2017

I love the dual toned background and the beautiful gold embossing!!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

December 02, 2017

Stunning a Palm Trees,

Melissa Minelli
Melissa Minelli

December 02, 2017

I love the background you did. I want to try that technique!

Melissa Minelli
Melissa Minelli

December 02, 2017

I love the background you did. I want to try that technique!

Rochelle C
Rochelle C

December 02, 2017

Love this color combination

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

December 02, 2017

Gorgeous card. The gold embossing is stunning against the dark background. WOW!

Laurel Guyer
Laurel Guyer

December 02, 2017

Such a versatile pattern gives a totally different flavor which is refreshing.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

December 02, 2017

I love the hint of navy blue on the background. Beautiful card!

Felicia
Felicia

December 02, 2017

The multiple layers of ink on this is fantastic.

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

December 02, 2017

Beautiful background for the fabulous gold embossing! xxx

karen t
karen t

December 02, 2017

Gorgeous card! I’m loving it all so far!

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

December 02, 2017

Stunning background and beautiful card design!

ionabunny
ionabunny

December 02, 2017

The gold on the blue is gorgeous. Love this. Hugz

Sandy Dasai
Sandy Dasai

December 02, 2017

The excitement is building up with me! Such a pretty card. Cannot wait until Monday to see the full kit!

Fanny Cantero
Fanny Cantero

December 02, 2017

Love this card- beautiful combination of colors!

Arlaeeh Galindo
Arlaeeh Galindo

December 02, 2017

I cant wait to see what all will be included in Decembers kit!

Diane B
Diane B

December 02, 2017

Love the blue with the gold. I was interesting to see your inspiration photo.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

December 02, 2017

Love your embossed background!

Yvonne Vansickle
Yvonne Vansickle

December 02, 2017

Great colors!!

Audre G
Audre G

December 02, 2017

Love that you heat embossed the palm tree. I don’t usually think to do that to anything but sentiments.

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