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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 and Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse December 02, 2017 218 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 Ilina, who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit. 

I hope you are enjoying all the projects you are seeing using this month's My Monthly Hero Kit. I love this kit and all the different possibilities. For my card today I decided besides the main kit to use one of the add-on dies (and I am pretty sure you'll love all the add-ons this month. They are AMAZING!) City Skyline Fancy die. 

For my card today I started with piece of white card stock and did some ink blending using Cotton Candy, Orchid and Grape Juice ink pads for the sky and Caramel and Cup O'Joe ink pads for the ground. Once I was done with the blending I set my panel aside for the ink to dry completely. 

I cut the skyline from Midnight Mix layering papers (Black) and adhered to the panel. 

Next, I moved to the images. I stamped them with Intense Black ink and quickly embossed them (before the ink dried completely) with Ultra Fine embossing powder. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies (I cut the rug free hand) and colored with Copic markers. I colored the white outlines using matching colors, so the white doesn't stand out when adhered to the richly colored background.

Before I adhered the images I stamped the sentiment on the background using Versamark and embossed with White Embossing powder. I adhered the images, added stars using white paint pen and adhered my panel to a black note card. 

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!

 





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Angela Talakoob
Angela Talakoob

December 06, 2017

Beautiful colours and scene using this lovely new release.

Crystal Mende
Crystal Mende

December 04, 2017

Crystal M
This card makes me want to fly away and visit Princess Jasmine

RobiW
RobiW

December 04, 2017

What a lovely die! Love the card

Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien

December 04, 2017

I can see I need to take a few scrapbook pages apart and redo them with this set!

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

December 04, 2017

Gorgeous and so much wonderful fantasy.

Lynn
Lynn

December 04, 2017

Love the city skyline die and the purple night sky is perfect!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

December 04, 2017

Wow! It’s simply magical!!! Breathless colouring!!!

Margery C
Margery C

December 04, 2017

Love the exotic scene.

Karen L K
Karen L K

December 03, 2017

What a nice scene and such great coloring! Love that city skyline!

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

December 03, 2017

Looks like an image from the arabian nights. The colors are beautiful.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

December 03, 2017

I love this card!
Lovely coloring
and fabulous
background.
Carla from Utah

Teddie
Teddie

December 03, 2017

I like your color combinations. This should be a fun kit.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

December 03, 2017

Love the colors of this and can’t wait to see this kit. it already looks amazing.

DC
DC

December 03, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous skyline die!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 03, 2017

I’m loving that skyline die cut!! The images are beautifully coloured and I like how you coloured the white die cut edge so it didn’t stand out on the dark background. Fabulous idea!!

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

December 03, 2017

Love!

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

December 03, 2017

The colors are beautiful!

Leigh G
Leigh G

December 03, 2017

Beautiful colors! Love the skyline

Sara n.
Sara n.

December 03, 2017

I love the skyline!

Carol K
Carol K

December 03, 2017

and now we are on a magic carpet ride … can’t wait!

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

December 03, 2017

Anyone thinking Aladin? Beautiful colors.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

December 03, 2017

What a beautiful card! So magical!

Judith B
Judith B

December 03, 2017

The skyline in front of this sky looks like it’s taken straight from a fairytale.

Priscilla Bade
Priscilla Bade

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card! I can imagine using the cityscape and the palm trees as a background for a Christmas card – without the towers.

MelissaF
MelissaF

December 03, 2017

Love the ink blended background for the awesome skyline diecut and beautifully colored images!

Pamela Bolger
Pamela Bolger

December 03, 2017

Love the stamps, so detailed!

Naama E
Naama E

December 03, 2017

Stunning! Perfect Arabian Nights scene ❤
Thanks for the inspiration, I can’t wait for the reveal!

Cindi
Cindi

December 03, 2017

Simply stunning!

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

December 03, 2017

This is so gorgeous with the rich saturated colors. I love everything about this card! Thanks for tip about coloring the edges of your diecuts! Can’t wait to see the kit and all the add-ons!

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

December 03, 2017

Love this card! The colors and design just pop out at you! Love those dies!

Kendra
Kendra

December 03, 2017

What a fun card. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Flo
Flo

December 03, 2017

Love the skyline background die and the use of bright colors.

Ruth
Ruth

December 03, 2017

Love it

Karen P
Karen P

December 03, 2017

Love the card. This kit is the bomb!

Machele
Machele

December 03, 2017

Ahh, I was feeling fairy tail were the theme, sweet.

Dani
Dani

December 03, 2017

Such Aladdin vibes!!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

December 03, 2017

Gorgeous, rich and elegant! It brings the fairytale to life!!

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

December 03, 2017

Oh my gosh, I love the colors, the background is fabulous and it really reminds me of Aladdin!

Connie Schulz
Connie Schulz

December 03, 2017

Love the uniqueness of the stamps.

geri S.
geri S.

December 03, 2017

Love this card and all the juicy colors! Can’t wait to get my kit!

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

December 03, 2017

what a colorful background and extremely interesting characters. the scene reminds me of Aladdin .

Tammy Hubley
Tammy Hubley

December 03, 2017

Love the City skyline fancy die it makes a huge difference in setting the scene! Plus who doesn’t love Disney! :)

Charlene
Charlene

December 03, 2017

The colors on this card are stunning!!

Delia
Delia

December 03, 2017

The black and purple is stunning together!

Angie Burkholder
Angie Burkholder

December 03, 2017

Stunning colors, wouldn’t have been something my mind would’ve gone to, so beautiful

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

December 03, 2017

What a wonderful card. I love the background colors. Thanks for sharing…

Jan Turner
Jan Turner

December 03, 2017

Love the images and rich colors!

Mateja P
Mateja P

December 03, 2017

Love the background. That evening sky is perfect for this set.

Julia D.
Julia D.

December 03, 2017

Such a beautiful card! LOVE the pink and purple sky. Thank you for the chance to win!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

December 03, 2017

Love the card. This kit looks amazing.

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

December 03, 2017

Love your card. It reminds me of Aladdin, which I love. The buildings are gorgeous. I’m so excited about this kit.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

December 03, 2017

Love the Disney theme.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

December 03, 2017

What a dreamy background setting.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

December 03, 2017

Gorgeous card, it really tells a story. Love the background and the lovely colours.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

December 03, 2017

Gorgeous card, it really tells a story. Love the background and the lovely colours.

margie
margie

December 03, 2017

love the skyline

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

December 03, 2017

Beautiful colors in this card

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

December 03, 2017

I would have never thought of coloring the outlines of the diecut images – that solves so many problems for me!!

Seng saephan
Seng saephan

December 03, 2017

So excited for this kit !!!!

Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers

December 03, 2017

These ladies are obviously discussing the many ideas they have for the new December monthly Hero kit! That’s my idea of a girlfriends afternoon together!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

December 03, 2017

I am imagining a box card with this set – flying carpet, skyline…

F. Andre
F. Andre

December 03, 2017

Gorgeous card and city scape. The starry night sky is beautiful. Can’t wait to see this kit.

Brenda
Brenda

December 03, 2017

Nice bright colors, looks like a fun kit!

Marjorie DUMONTIER
Marjorie DUMONTIER

December 03, 2017

Oh my goodness ! This background/sky is just stunning !

Carole
Carole

December 03, 2017

Lovely scene and I love the colors.

Laura C
Laura C

December 03, 2017

Just lovely!

Dee Fisher
Dee Fisher

December 03, 2017

Am loving this kit more and more with each peek.

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

December 03, 2017

Lovely card! Can’t wait to see the whole release!

Lindar C
Lindar C

December 03, 2017

This is a magical kit, love the theme this month.

Sue R
Sue R

December 03, 2017

Beautiful colors in the background.

Gretchen N
Gretchen N

December 03, 2017

What a fantastic card! I adore how you colored the edges of the diecuts, so smart!

Peege04
Peege04

December 03, 2017

Really like the skyline die, very unusual.

Marianne B in AZ
Marianne B in AZ

December 03, 2017

Your ink blending of the sky and ground are so well done! I love the perfect setting it made for your scene. Your card really has my attention and makes me more anxious than ever to see what has been put together this time for My Monthly Hero! Another fun kit, I am certain! Thank you for sharing a card that did just what was supposed to do… make me excited about tomorrow’s reveal!

JoAnn
JoAnn

December 03, 2017

Love the card ~ let’s fly away!!!! The add -on items are always a treat!!

Oliev
Oliev

December 03, 2017

Lovely scene:-)

Roslyn
Roslyn

December 03, 2017

I so love the colours in this!

Betty
Betty

December 03, 2017

Reminds me of Scherazade—101 nights! Nice

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

December 03, 2017

I love the colors used on this card. They are so rich and have a great depth to match the “mysterious” East. It reminds me of the Nutcracker Coffee scenes with the Arabian dancers. Just wonderful!

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

December 03, 2017

This kit looks like so much fun. This card makes
Me anxious to see the whole kit and the add one.
I always wanted a purple sky.

Linda
Linda

December 03, 2017

Such a rich jeweled colored card. The die for the background is just perfect Great job!

cheri
cheri

December 03, 2017

Very exotic – love your starry-sky background with the city skyline.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

December 03, 2017

love this scene you created – the silhouette of the buildings is fabulous:)

Rita G.
Rita G.

December 03, 2017

I really like the sentiment and elements in this card. I’m excited to see the whole kit.

Susan Basler
Susan Basler

December 03, 2017

The Persian carpet stamp is beautifully intricate and unique. It could be used for so many motifs.

littlen
littlen

December 03, 2017

Love these colors.

Lagene
Lagene

December 03, 2017

Beautiful scene!

Cheryl Francis
Cheryl Francis

December 03, 2017

I love the colors in this kit. They are what I cal “my Happy colors”. They make me smile. Great kit

Ana
Ana

December 03, 2017

These stamps are gorgeous! I love how you have painted the white spaces after die cutting.

Kailash
Kailash

December 03, 2017

This card makes me feel like I’m on an adventure somewhere exotic, love it!!!

Claudia N
Claudia N

December 03, 2017

Wow!! Love it! The city skyline is definitely a must have!

Charlotte
Charlotte

December 03, 2017

This kit is amazing. I love how you use the inks to create beautiful backgrounds. I can hardly wait

Natalie Dominguez
Natalie Dominguez

December 03, 2017

Oh! That skyline! So stunning!

Nicole Rinaldi
Nicole Rinaldi

December 03, 2017

I love that background die. Great card design!

Karen Mills
Karen Mills

December 03, 2017

Awesome card from the kit, beautiful.

Sue LD
Sue LD

December 03, 2017

The colors are perfect for this scene.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

December 03, 2017

Awesome card, love that skyline!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

December 03, 2017

Love the Eastern theme of this set.
Great idea for an idea seldom explored
in stamps.
thanks for sharing.

jane
jane

December 03, 2017

So easy to dream..

Sladjana Perisic
Sladjana Perisic

December 03, 2017

Super rich card, there looks like a story is told in this card!

CherriB
CherriB

December 03, 2017

I love the touch of the city skyline! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

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