Happy Holidays!  Our December kit has arrived!  Free shipping on domestic orders over $50!

December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Caly Person November 30, 2019 170 Comments

Hello! We are continuing the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, December 2 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here throughout the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Caly for another look at this fabulous kit! 

Hi, Friends! Welcome to another countdown to the next My Monthly Hero release! The theme is “One World” and I decided to make a fun spinner card to share with you today.  Because the image I used is small, I decided to create a 4-bar sized card. The finished card is 3.5” x 5”.  It’s the perfect proportion for my globe and galaxy.

 

I created a galaxy background using Distress Oxide Inks. On a white piece of cardstock, I first added spots of color using Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Picked Raspberry. Then I filled in the white areas with Blueprint Sketch and darkened the outer edges with Black Soot. After ink-blending, I layered my panel over a card base and used a small circle – slighter bigger than the one for the images in the card kit to die-cut through both my galaxy panel and the cardbase to create my spinner. 

Once the circle was cut through both panels, I took the galaxy panel and splattered it with some white ink to mimic stars. Once dry, I sealed it all in place with Distress Micro Glaze.  This not only creates a waterproof seal, it also intensifies the colors of the Distress Oxide Inks by adding shine to the chalky finish that reactive inks often leave.

I stamped the globe and the sentiment and die-cut them with the circle die from this month’s kit – because they’re they can be adhered together back to back, this makes it the perfect element for a spinner card. I colored the globe with Copic markers (G03, G09, B12, B24, B26) before turning it over to add some strong adhesive. Before sandwiching it with the sentiment piece, I added a clear/invisible string. Then prior to adding my galaxy panel to my cardbase, I added strong adhesive to the card base – adding my spinner and securing the invisible string onto the adhesive before adding my galaxy panel.


This creates such a fun card for recipients. To activate the spinner, you simply give your spinner piece a few turns before closing the card. When it is opened, it frees the spinning element and allows it to loosen its tension and spin. I hope you enjoyed this 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 the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, December 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Blog Signature



Caly Person
Caly Person

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

100 Responses

Bunny Drummond-Bellacicco
Bunny Drummond-Bellacicco

December 05, 2019

What a stunning little card! I can’t sleep, now I want to make this at 5 am! The elements work together to draw your eyes across the entire card. Wow!!

Cindy Loman
Cindy Loman

December 04, 2019

I love the background of your card. I need to try the oxide inks sometime.

Lisa DeLong
Lisa DeLong

December 02, 2019

Love the vivid colors of the galaxy background. A great idea to make this a spinner card, so fun to receive in the mail.

Georgann Smith
Georgann Smith

December 02, 2019

Two of my favorites – galaxy and spinner cards – all in one! Beautiful!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

December 02, 2019

Such Meaningful inspirations…Thanks Hero arts for taking it up…Thanks Caly for beautiful card!!

Thuy Le
Thuy Le

December 02, 2019

Beautiful work with the galaxy panel. Thank you for showing us how to do it.

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

December 02, 2019

This card is absolutely stunning, Caly. Love the background. Love the spinner.

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker

December 02, 2019

Your spinner card is so inspirational!Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Tanna lohouse
Tanna lohouse

December 02, 2019

The background on this card is absolutely stunning… love spinner cards!!

Valerija
Valerija

December 02, 2019

Very beautiful.

Michelle Hendrix
Michelle Hendrix

December 01, 2019

This kit is wonderful and a must have! The background is stunning and the message is meaningful. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

December 01, 2019

I love the whole galaxy look. The earth in the center is beautiful.

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

December 01, 2019

Far out!

Francine
Francine

December 01, 2019

Absolutely beautiful! I am loving this months sneak peeks!

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

December 01, 2019

Very fun interactive card idea and gour galaxy looks amazing

Teri S.
Teri S.

December 01, 2019

Caly, I am “over the moon” with your card! Wow! A spinner with such an important sentiment tucked under the earth. Love the colours you used to create your galaxy background. I’m sure enjoying these sneak peeks & can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Shannon Howell
Shannon Howell

December 01, 2019

What a cool idea, Caly! Thanks for sharing!!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

December 01, 2019

Very nice galaxy and the colors worked great.

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

December 01, 2019

It’s like looking at the Earth from space. That’s a gorgeous card.

tina z.
tina z.

December 01, 2019

simply amazing, I love galaxy background!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

December 01, 2019

Cool earth spinner card! Love the galaxy background ♥

Michele W
Michele W

December 01, 2019

Great spinner card and the message is perfect for today when we are all worried about climate change.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

December 01, 2019

The galaxy background on your card is beautiful, and the earth as the spinner looks wonderful! Nice!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

December 01, 2019

This is such a pretty galaxy background! Love how the earth was made into a spinner card. I have never made a spinner card, but this looks very do-able!

Teri Wils
Teri Wils

December 01, 2019

Gorgeous galaxy! Love the background!

Marianna
Marianna

December 01, 2019

Love your galaxy background, looking forward to the full reveal!

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

December 01, 2019

Love the galaxy background!

Laurie Schlichter
Laurie Schlichter

December 01, 2019

I love 💕 the galaxy 🌌 background. The sentiment couldn’t be more true.

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

December 01, 2019

Beautiful galaxy background! Fun idea for a spinner card! MMH kits are always fun and versatile.

Angela
Angela

December 01, 2019

Cool card.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

December 01, 2019

This kit is great to share the message to take care of our planet. Love the galaxy background.

Valerie G
Valerie G

December 01, 2019

Cool idea and such deep jewel colors!

Charly
Charly

December 01, 2019

What a beautiful interactive card. Love the background.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

December 01, 2019

Your galaxy background is so nice. It came out so bright. Maybe you can show us how you made it in a video.

Kathy D.
Kathy D.

December 01, 2019

This card is beautiful-I loved these colors. This kit helps to remind us that we are the caretakers of our planet. There is no planet B….

Michelle V
Michelle V

December 01, 2019

I love this card… That background is just perfect for our planet!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

December 01, 2019

How fun! I would not have thought of doing that.

Janet Mack
Janet Mack

December 01, 2019

Perfect galaxy.

Jennifer Scull
Jennifer Scull

December 01, 2019

Your solar system bg is fabulous, and I love that sentiment! Such a fun card and design! :)

jill allard
jill allard

December 01, 2019

pretty .. thank you for the chance to win anything

Angela Self
Angela Self

December 01, 2019

I love this card! Your galaxy is absolutely phenomenal!!

Andre M.
Andre M.

December 01, 2019

Fantastic galaxy, the colours are beautiful.

Carlijn
Carlijn

December 01, 2019

Wow… your galaxy is absolutely gorgeous! Perfection! Can’t wait to use the kit! 😍

K. Eley
K. Eley

December 01, 2019

Oh my! Such a beautiful galaxy scene and a spinner! Such a fun card! I really need to try making a spinner card.

Laura
Laura

November 30, 2019

Nifty card

Rema B. DeLeeuw
Rema B. DeLeeuw

November 30, 2019

Lovely background!

Karen L K
Karen L K

November 30, 2019

That is a clever card and so great looking with that rich background!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

November 30, 2019

Love the galaxy background and the sentiment spinner is clever!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous. Love the interactive idea.

Judi Diamant
Judi Diamant

November 30, 2019

Love the globe. And the mother earth. Are they both in the Dec kit? Missed the 28th deadline to order Dec kit…

Bethany M
Bethany M

November 30, 2019

I love your galaxy background!! :)

Claudia N
Claudia N

November 30, 2019

Love the galaxy background, makes planet earth pop!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

November 30, 2019

Caly, the spinner card is perfect….love your background….

Patsy Armstead
Patsy Armstead

November 30, 2019

I’d never heard of a 4 bar card until the other day. I had to look it up and coincidentally you’ve made a card in that size. It makes sense because as you said, the image is small. I appreciate you sharing your artistic insights. I’ve never considered making a card smaller to suit an image. It makes perfect sense. Btw, the colors you used are beautiful. I especially like the background.

Sara Nieuwenhuis
Sara Nieuwenhuis

November 30, 2019

Love the galaxy background! Inspires me to get messy with some blending! I hope to get brave one day and try spider cards. I wonder, how many more sentiments are in the kit?

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

November 30, 2019

I love the background on this card! Beautiful!!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

November 30, 2019

Wow! I am in LOVE with your ink blending on this card! The earth stamp will definitely come in handy, I can’t wait to see the rest of this earth themed kit!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

November 30, 2019

I love the colors in this card. Thanks for sharing.

jenny stratton
jenny stratton

November 30, 2019

I absolutely love this card and kit
.

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

November 30, 2019

That background is fabulous!! And how fun is the spinner element!

karenajo
karenajo

November 30, 2019

Your galaxy background is amazing and love that this is a spinner card ! Thanks for sharing!

Beth
Beth

November 30, 2019

Love this kit!

Frances A Thorpe
Frances A Thorpe

November 30, 2019

Wow.Love the background.Mother Earth looks so real.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

November 30, 2019

Very cool card, love the galaxy! This is an interesting set can’t wait to see more.

Phoebe
Phoebe

November 30, 2019

This card is awesome!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

November 30, 2019

This is a gorgeous card, and I love the message on the earth. I’m so excited to see the whole kit!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 30, 2019

Wow! What a gorgeous background! And the spinner is a fantastic idea! :)

Shannon
Shannon

November 30, 2019

Beautiful galaxy!

Teddie Newhouse
Teddie Newhouse

November 30, 2019

Beautiful background. Loved your design.

Michele
Michele

November 30, 2019

Beautiful!!!

NCDonna
NCDonna

November 30, 2019

What a gorgeous card! Love the sentiments I’ve seen so far! Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

rachel duong
rachel duong

November 30, 2019

Wow I love this spinner card. The background is amazing. I love this theme!!!

Lynne Gaudet
Lynne Gaudet

November 30, 2019

Wow! This kit is going to make the most amazing projects!!! I am loving it! Your background is just spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

November 30, 2019

Love the cards with interactive features.

Twylla Smith
Twylla Smith

November 30, 2019

Love the hint about Micro Glaze.

Katie
Katie

November 30, 2019

The Galaxy is gorgeous!

Judy Hernandez
Judy Hernandez

November 30, 2019

Love the galaxy background! The spinner idea is brillant and can’t wait to try it myself. So excited for this kit!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

November 30, 2019

I love the galaxy background on this card. The Earth appears as it is glowing. What an amazing effect. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

November 30, 2019

So beautiful Great night sky. =)

Eva
Eva

November 30, 2019

This card is „out of this World“!!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

November 30, 2019

Great galaxy background. And I love the spinning earth.

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

November 30, 2019

Beautiful! I love the spinner and the stamps!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

November 30, 2019

Smart spinner, Caly! Love the whole theme :)

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

November 30, 2019

That background it lovely, the colors and celestial effects are magnificent.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

November 30, 2019

This is such a great idea. Love it!

catharina worthington
catharina worthington

November 30, 2019

YOUR combination of blue shadowing is beautiful.

Laurie Miller
Laurie Miller

November 30, 2019

I love the fun colors!

Lagene
Lagene

November 30, 2019

Beautiful spinner galaxy card!

Louise Gustavsson
Louise Gustavsson

November 30, 2019

Love this 😊

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

November 30, 2019

The colors are stunning!

Rachel
Rachel

November 30, 2019

Love the Aurora!! Great colors and blending-this is a must.

Bertha
Bertha

November 30, 2019

I love the galaxy backfground and the sentiment: protect the earth!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

November 30, 2019

I like the surrounding environment. Looks great.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous ink blending!! Beautiful card.

America Cuevas
America Cuevas

November 30, 2019

I’m really curious about this kit

Kendra
Kendra

November 30, 2019

What a fabulous card!I can see many earth day card ideas here. I haven’t tried distress micro glaze yet. I’ll check it out.

Miriam
Miriam

November 30, 2019

Gorg

Robin Keith
Robin Keith

November 30, 2019

Love love love this card!

Donna
Donna

November 30, 2019

So pretty! Love the distress micro glaze tip. Didn’t know it intensifies color!

Gerlinde Townsley
Gerlinde Townsley

November 30, 2019

OMG! Makes me feel like I’m in outer space looking in! Beautiful!