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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!

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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
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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 ❤️