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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

Nov 30, 2019 Caly Person

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!

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170 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!

IRENE PAGE

IRENE PAGE

November 30, 2019

excellent galaxy!

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

November 30, 2019

Amazing card with a great message!

Mary

Mary

November 30, 2019

Love the galaxy card.

Golda

Golda

November 30, 2019

Oh, I love your galaxy background! The spinner is perfect, too.

Steffi H.

Steffi H.

November 30, 2019

I love the idea of crafting environmental protection cards.

Ashley Shaffer

Ashley Shaffer

November 30, 2019

what a lovely background. i wish i could make them like that but i just don’t have that kind of luck that is soooo pretty!

Maureen Reiss

Maureen Reiss

November 30, 2019

Love this card!!!

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

November 30, 2019

I love this galaxy background!

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

November 30, 2019

I love the galaxy background and the spinner element!

Sheri K

Sheri K

November 30, 2019

I love your galaxy background on this card—can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Margaret R

Margaret R

November 30, 2019

I’ve been hoping for a globe stamp, and here it is! And with this beautiful background, this card is perfect!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

November 30, 2019

How cool! Love
the spinner and
the lovely coloring.
Carla from Utah

Lindar C

Lindar C

November 30, 2019

Very pretty card, we do need to protect our home.

Susy Ramirez

Susy Ramirez

November 30, 2019

I love this galaxy card 💖 especially the background. The spinner sentiment is wonderful

Schmidenkiwi

Schmidenkiwi

November 30, 2019

Great galaxy background. And wonderful idea to make a spinner card with planet and message.

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

November 30, 2019

I have family members who would love getting a card like this! This looks like a very interesting kit.

Joanne Coleman

Joanne Coleman

November 30, 2019

spinner cards are so much fun!
I especially love the night sky effect!

Toni F

Toni F

November 30, 2019

Beautiful galaxy background.

Linda

Linda

November 30, 2019

Beautiful galaxy, the colors are so vibrant!

GMC

GMC

November 30, 2019

The card is like looking at the earth from the space shuttle. Nice background work.

Lyndi

Lyndi

November 30, 2019

Love the colors

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

November 30, 2019

Beautiful, fun spinner card. I’ve never made one, but you’ve inspired me. Your background is gorgeous.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

November 30, 2019

What a stunning galaxy background! Love the sentiment, too.

Carolyn

Carolyn

November 30, 2019

What a gorgeous card and a very timely message.

April foss

April foss

November 30, 2019

Wow love the background and the message

Toni L

Toni L

November 30, 2019

Love the spinner effect of your card—what a great foreground!

Renee Fallon

Renee Fallon

November 30, 2019

I love the galaxy background for this card.

Judy V.

Judy V.

November 30, 2019

Prettiest background ever! There’s so much you can do with this…add a moon, love you to the moon and back.

Kailash

Kailash

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous background with a fun element of surprise with the spinner!

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

November 30, 2019

Spectacular backgrounds.
Always wanted to play in outer space.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melissa K

Melissa K

November 30, 2019

Thanks for all the neat tips for making a cool card. How you created the background is especially helpful.

Sue D

Sue D

November 30, 2019

Beautiful cards with the galaxy background.

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

November 30, 2019

Oh my, Caly – this card is amazing – LOVE how you colored the galaxy – what a fun spinner card idea

LaNell Taylor

LaNell Taylor

November 30, 2019

What a beautiful fun card.

Lonya H Mathys

Lonya H Mathys

November 30, 2019

I haven’t done a spinner card in awhile and this looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

PHYLLIS FREESE

PHYLLIS FREESE

November 30, 2019

I love galaxy backgrounds, but need more practice in making them look as good as this one. Looks like a great December kit so far.

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

November 30, 2019

GORGEOUS BACKGROUND! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

November 30, 2019

Your card is fabulous! And that background! Wow!

Jackie S

Jackie S

November 30, 2019

This is a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

November 30, 2019

Wonderful card! Almost out of this world!

Dorothy Mutafopulos

Dorothy Mutafopulos

November 30, 2019

Truly beautiful and amazing Galaxy , it’s out of this world.

Helen

Helen

November 30, 2019

What a great design, Caly! Our planet against the cosmic background is a winner. tfs

Sharron Gregory

Sharron Gregory

November 30, 2019

Your background is gorgeous! And the spinner design is perfect for this inspiring theme!

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

November 30, 2019

What a cool spinner card!

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

November 30, 2019

Stunning! What else can you say?! Wow.

Bonnie Darroch-Dean

Bonnie Darroch-Dean

November 30, 2019

What a fun interactive card! Love your galaxy background! Looking forward to the kit. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

November 30, 2019

Caly, you did such a good job with this galaxy sky, and I love the message.

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

November 30, 2019

What fun spinner card!! Love that amazing sky!!

Nan Brown

Nan Brown

November 30, 2019

Beautiful, I like that you reduced your card size to make the earth more of a focal.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous galaxy card! Love your amazing background…
Thanks for sharing.

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

November 30, 2019

The background is simply gorgeous! Love it!!!

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

November 30, 2019

Beautiful card, sentiment and theme!

Engeline

Engeline

November 30, 2019

Beautiful card Caly, nice to see the world in such a beautiful galaxy.

Bonnie Reyes

Bonnie Reyes

November 30, 2019

Great card for all of us to remember Mother Earth

Lisa Byers

Lisa Byers

November 30, 2019

I love your background!! It’s gorgeous!! I’m loving this theme, it’s perfect!!!

Carol Krup

Carol Krup

November 30, 2019

Caly, these cards are beautiful and make a statement I can support. I think this kit may be mine soon!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

November 30, 2019

I love your card! Your galaxy background is awesome. :)

SarahC

SarahC

November 30, 2019

Love it!!! Such a neat interactive card with an important message. Your galaxy is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cyndee S.

Cyndee S.

November 30, 2019

Huh… I thought the kit was going to be mermaid themed when I saw the first sneak peek. Now I am curious to see how it comes together.

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

November 30, 2019

I love the galaxy panel

Theresa P

Theresa P

November 30, 2019

Great spinner card. Anxious to see the new kit.

Linda S.

Linda S.

November 30, 2019

I love the idea of using the earth element as a spinner and I think your card is both pretty and clever. I’ve never used micro glaze over oxide inks but I’m definitely going to try that.

Felicia C.

Felicia C.

November 30, 2019

Just leave it to Hero Arts to create a new kit with the sign of the times. I just love the details of this technique. Just wonderful! Thank you, Caly!

Catherine N

Catherine N

November 30, 2019

Beautiful card showing new (to me) techniques.

Kathy A

Kathy A

November 30, 2019

I love your galaxy background. Also the spinner idea for the card was very clever.

nancy f

nancy f

November 30, 2019

This is a great kit to have. Love the card!

Cindy White Bear

Cindy White Bear

November 30, 2019

This card is great. I love the colors of the galaxy.

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

November 30, 2019

I love this card!

I love this card! How clever to make a spinner card. So many sentiments could be used with it. Peace on earth?

you

Swati jain

Swati jain

November 30, 2019

Love love love the night sky

Allie

Allie

November 30, 2019

Love your colour combos ❤️

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