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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 and Giveaway!

December 03, 2017 216 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 Jess, who is sharing another look at this gorgeous kit. 

Hello!  Jess here with a Disney-inspired card using the new My Monthly Hero kit!  I'll admit as soon as I saw this kit I was humming "A Whole New World" pretty much nonstop!

I was totally the little girl dreaming of a magic carpet ride when that movie came out in the early 90s! ;) So I decided to take that inspiration and make my own magic carpet ride scene. I started by taking a panel of watercolor paper cut 4.25" by 7.5" and blended it with Tangerine, Strawberry, Rose Madder, Orchid, and Indigo hybrid inks.  I wanted to create a vivid ombre sunset so I applied several layers of colors with my blending tool to build up a bright background.

Then I placed the carpet stamp on my acrylic block but I curved it just slightly on the block to give it more of a "flying" look! ;) I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versamark and then heat-embossed it with brass embossing powder.  I fussy cut the carpet and then watercolored it using the Hero Arts dot palette!  Finally I stamped the sand dunes and sentiment onto a golden cardstock that's included in the kit and heat-embossed it with the same brass embossing powder.  I fussy cut it and then adhered it over the ombre sky.  To finish the card I adhered the carpet with foam mounting tape and trimmed off the edge.  The perfect scene for a magic carpet ride, right? :) 

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to come back later today for one last look at the kit! ;) 





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100 Responses

Angela Talakoob
Angela Talakoob

December 06, 2017

Very realistic with the shadow under the carpet. Great colours, wish I had my own magic carpet!

Dorothy A Reynaga
Dorothy A Reynaga

December 04, 2017

Love the colors & the carpet. Fabulous card!

Marlene
Marlene

December 04, 2017

I am so impressed with your card. It is just lovely. I am 85 yrs. young and I do enjoy the process of card making. It’s very challenging, but when people like you share their talent…it helps so much for people like me. TFS your God given talent to the paper crafting world.

Fanny Cantero
Fanny Cantero

December 04, 2017

Love the background colors in this card!

Janet
Janet

December 04, 2017

Simply magical!!

Julie O'Brien
Julie O'Brien

December 04, 2017

Love the colors and the carpet!

Konnie Wren
Konnie Wren

December 04, 2017

Love the vivid sky and sand dunes

Konnie Wren
Konnie Wren

December 04, 2017

Love the vivid sky and sand dunes

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

December 04, 2017

Oh yes a flying carpet!!!! Yeah!

Lynn
Lynn

December 04, 2017

Such a cute card. My kids were little when that movie came out & that’s exactly what I thought of. Such wonderful memories.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

December 04, 2017

Love this kit!!! It’s really amazing!!! The carpet looks like so real!!! Love the colors!!!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

December 04, 2017

Gorgeous coloring! It seriously looks like you can hop on for a magic carpet ride. :)

Margery C
Margery C

December 04, 2017

Lovely colors for the magic carpet. Fun card.

Rosanna H
Rosanna H

December 04, 2017

This reminds me of Disney’s Aladdin movie which my son loved many, many years ago. Love the colors used on this card.

melisse
melisse

December 04, 2017

Beautiful card! I’m much older so I don’t know the movie reference… but I was in Morrocco a couple years ago and can’t wait to see the whole kit reveal.

Karen L K
Karen L K

December 03, 2017

Wow those colors you used are so nice especially with the theme of your card. What a great looking flying carpet!

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

December 03, 2017

this is so beauriful! I love this.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

December 03, 2017

How fun this card
is with the lovely
colors and the
flying carpet!
Carla from Utah

Teddie
Teddie

December 03, 2017

Loved your color blending and contrast.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

December 03, 2017

Wow – love this card and the idea. I will definitely try this one out when I get the kit.

DC
DC

December 03, 2017

I can’t wait for this release! I love the sand dunes and magic carpet. Coloring of the sky is beautiful.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 03, 2017

Love your “flying” magic carpet and the scene you created for it. The colours you blended for your sunset make a beautiful background.

Chris
Chris

December 03, 2017

very pretty….

Sherry Olson
Sherry Olson

December 03, 2017

My granddaughter will love this kit

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

December 03, 2017

Wow ? so beautiful ?!

Abby
Abby

December 03, 2017

Fun colors!

Leigh G
Leigh G

December 03, 2017

This kit is going to be great for party invites or cards!

Janice
Janice

December 03, 2017

The colors are yummy!

Brenda lubrant
Brenda lubrant

December 03, 2017

I love this card . The magic carpet looks so real.

Kij0
Kij0

December 03, 2017

So clever. Simple but not love this.

Sara n.
Sara n.

December 03, 2017

I love this what a beautiful background!

Carol K
Carol K

December 03, 2017

such an unique card ….

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

December 03, 2017

Nice concept, beautiful colors..

mary ann
mary ann

December 03, 2017

beautiful color combos

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

December 03, 2017

That’s such a lovely creation!

LaNell
LaNell

December 03, 2017

Beautiful!

Judith B
Judith B

December 03, 2017

Very cute idea ;)

Priscilla Bade
Priscilla Bade

December 03, 2017

What beautiful colors! It makes me want to take a ride on the carpet!

Susan Done
Susan Done

December 03, 2017

Too much fun!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

December 03, 2017

I love the colors on this card. So vibrant. They go so well with the brass embossing powder. Wonderful card.

MelissaF
MelissaF

December 03, 2017

Loving this kit, and beautiful card, colors and design.

Pamela Bolger
Pamela Bolger

December 03, 2017

Gorgeous Colors and Blending!

Sheila
Sheila

December 03, 2017

Wow! Stunning colors… Love the golden sands and deep jewel colors

Cindi
Cindi

December 03, 2017

What an absolutely beautiful sky. Can’t wait for the release tomorrow!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

December 03, 2017

This is shaping up to be another fantastic kit.

Linda Edwards
Linda Edwards

December 03, 2017

Totally gorgeous with the colors you achieved! I’m so excited to see the reveal, I can hardly wait!

Barb MacAskill
Barb MacAskill

December 03, 2017

Oooo! I am the adult that still has that little girl who wants to ride on a magic carpet and meet a genie! This kit is going to be amazing! TFS! ?✨?✨?

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

December 03, 2017

Gorgeous colors! Love the design of the card!

Kendra
Kendra

December 03, 2017

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

Colleen Halpern
Colleen Halpern

December 03, 2017

This looks like it’s going to be a fantastic release!

Jessica L.
Jessica L.

December 03, 2017

Love this, the colors and the flying carpet! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

December 03, 2017

What a fantastic coloring job! That magic carpet looks like real cloth?

Kayla E
Kayla E

December 03, 2017

Beautiful colors and I love the sentiment!

Flo
Flo

December 03, 2017

The colors are so vivid, love the brass embossing.

Ruth
Ruth

December 03, 2017

I love the colors can’t wait to see kit

Machele
Machele

December 03, 2017

This a a beautiful card with so many possibilities. Already thinking of how I can combine the sand stamp (or what I think is a stamp from this post) with the mermaid set earlier this year.

Dani
Dani

December 03, 2017

Sand looks great!

Karen P
Karen P

December 03, 2017

Love the background. Looks Ike a great kit. Would love to win it.

kReN@afourthlife
kReN@afourthlife

December 03, 2017

A magic carpet ride? Cool!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

December 03, 2017

Beautiful background but I love that flying carpet!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

December 03, 2017

What a fabulous magical scene! I definitely want to ride that carpet!!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

December 03, 2017

The color in this one is amazing. Love the flying carpet.

Kim Gottlieb
Kim Gottlieb

December 03, 2017

Just perfect! I really like how you created the flying carpet. I’m so excited about this month’s kit.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

December 03, 2017

LOOOOVE this!!!!!

Connie Schulz
Connie Schulz

December 03, 2017

Love, love, love the colours!

geri S.
geri S.

December 03, 2017

Oh a magic ride is in store with this kit! Can’t wait to see the rest! Beautiful card!

Terri
Terri

December 03, 2017

Amazing details on the carpet! Great design!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

December 03, 2017

What a gorgeous unique card!

Delia
Delia

December 03, 2017

curving the carpet stamp is very clever, I love the detail of the carpet.

Starqueen
Starqueen

December 03, 2017

Oh Jess, Away you go…! What a great card…it puts me right back to the magic of the movie! TY!

Tammy Hubley
Tammy Hubley

December 03, 2017

Love the color combos so rich and beautiful! This kit is amazing!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

December 03, 2017

Fun card! The carpet looks real!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

December 03, 2017

Very pretty – reminds me of one of my favorite animated movies growing up! :)

Debra Rumpza
Debra Rumpza

December 03, 2017

Beautiful backdrop for your flying carpet!

Rachel Walton I
Rachel Walton I

December 03, 2017

Beautiful colors!!!

Angie Burkholder
Angie Burkholder

December 03, 2017

Absolutely beautiful

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card! The card looks like it could just fly right off the card!

Audrey
Audrey

December 03, 2017

Love the jewel colors and the magic of this kit!!

Jan Turner
Jan Turner

December 03, 2017

I love the carpet stamp, what a great idea!

Mateja P
Mateja P

December 03, 2017

That carpet is adorable :D Such a great interpretation of that sentiment.

Margaret
Margaret

December 03, 2017

Just love the coloring on this card, especially the golden sand dunes. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card. I love your background colors. Thanks for sharing…

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

December 03, 2017

I love the sunset colors of this card and this scene reminds me Aladdin movie! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Julia D.
Julia D.

December 03, 2017

How lovely! The golden sand is perfect and love how you created the flying carpet. This kit looks like a winner! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

December 03, 2017

Love this card. Got to have this kit this month for sure. Probably most of the add ons too.

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

December 03, 2017

Love your card. It brought back memories of the Aladdin section in Disney World. I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Cristina Wu
Cristina Wu

December 03, 2017

Such beautiful colors, thank you for the idea of curving the stamp on the stamping block for special effects.

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

December 03, 2017

Nice sunset.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

December 03, 2017

Wow – what a gorgeous card. Love the colors & the gold embossing & the sense of movement you have created. This kit is so awesome!

Arlaeeh Galindo
Arlaeeh Galindo

December 03, 2017

This card reminds me of this song lyric

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

December 03, 2017

Magic carpet ride over the sand dunes! Love it!

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

December 03, 2017

Love this kit, and I love your card and the way you have coloured the background, such smooth transition from one colour to the next. That palm tree in the kit looks gorgeous.

margie
margie

December 03, 2017

pretty color blending

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

December 03, 2017

Beautiful card Jessica.

Kimberly ostgard
Kimberly ostgard

December 03, 2017

Love this set love your cards nice colors very creative.
Have blessed day!

lynda
lynda

December 03, 2017

Love the sunset background and the sand dunes with the brass embossing powder is magical.

Leanne
Leanne

December 03, 2017

Beautifully made. Love the vibrant colors.

Tanya Suresh
Tanya Suresh

December 03, 2017

So cool Jessica!! Man, the sand dunes by look perfect!!

Su
Su

December 03, 2017

It’s a winner in.my in my book! Great dimension with the dunes.

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

December 03, 2017

Love the rich colors and the idea of bending the carpet stamp!

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