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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

Nov 29, 2019 Ilina Crouse

Welcome back to the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, December 2, at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here all weekend long, sharing inspiration before the launch on Monday. Now let's join Ilina for a look at this beautifully detailed kit celebrating our Earth!

Hi everyone! Ilina here for today's sneak peek of the December My Monthly Hero kit. This month is all about celebrating Earth. The kit includes absolutely gorgeous images and a new Earth Palette Reactive Ink pad that I used on my card.

To make the card start with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Dove White cardstock. Use ink blending tools or brushes to blend strips of ink colors from the Reactive Ink pad included in the kit. I used a smaller brush to make sure that I didn't contaminate the neighboring colors on the pad.

Once you are satisfied with the result let it dry. In the meantime stamp the hands and Earth using Intens-ified Black ink and color with alcohol markers. Next, die cut using the coordinating Frame Cuts that are included in the kit.

Once the ink-blended background is dry, trim it down to 4" x 5 1/4". Stamp the sentiment using Clear Embossing and Watermark ink and emboss using White Embossing Powder. Adhere the stamped elements. Using fun foam, adhere to a Dove White top folded card.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have creative day!

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, December 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

167 Responses

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December 06, 2019

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Lisa DeLong

Lisa DeLong

December 02, 2019

Such a beautiful inked background. A very nice card. I can see these colors being used for ocean type scenes too.

Georgann Smith

Georgann Smith

December 02, 2019

The ink blending is so beautiful! This card is so heartwarming!

Carol Gatton

Carol Gatton

December 02, 2019

You are so talented! Your colors are wonderful.

Anushree Vaish

Anushree Vaish

December 02, 2019

Such a dear card…I love the whole idea …Thank you so much!!

Nanette Leiker

Nanette Leiker

December 02, 2019

I love your card and the theme for this month’s My Monthly Hero kit!Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Tanna lohouse

Tanna lohouse

December 02, 2019

So colorful!! Fabulous card!!

Valerija

Valerija

December 02, 2019

gorgeous card!

Francine

Francine

December 01, 2019

Can’t wait for the reveal! Looking really fab!

Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

December 01, 2019

Love the color blocking and peaceful images and sentiment

Teri S.

Teri S.

December 01, 2019

Ilina I love the depth of colours you put down in the background & the hands holding the world has so much symbolic meaning. Love this peek!

Shannon Howell

Shannon Howell

December 01, 2019

Thank you for sharing, Ilina! Love the bold look.

tina z.

tina z.

December 01, 2019

amazing design, I love it.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

December 01, 2019

gorgeous card, that is amazing background colors u blended ♥

Michele W

Michele W

December 01, 2019

Lovely card. I especially like the colorful background. Thanks for sharing!

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

December 01, 2019

Just loving the simplicity of this card

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

December 01, 2019

Great card! It is such a simple design, but it says so much. Those colors are beautiful together.

Teri Wils

Teri Wils

December 01, 2019

Gorgeous colors my favs! Great card!

Angela

Angela

December 01, 2019

Love the colors on this card.

Valerie G

Valerie G

December 01, 2019

Such an earth caring and kind card.

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

December 01, 2019

Nice color choices for your background. The green in the background colors make the earth pop. Lovely sentiment also.

Charly

Charly

December 01, 2019

That background gradient is flawless!

Kathy D.

Kathy D.

December 01, 2019

This is a beautiful card, and I’m going to love ink blending the backgrounds for cards from this stamp set. Can’t wait to see all of the things included in this month’s kit!

Kimmer Manera

Kimmer Manera

December 01, 2019

I absolutely just love this! It makes my heart so happy! Fabulous!

Michelle V

Michelle V

December 01, 2019

Every time I see this image I sing a song… Lol gorgeous card!

Emily Henry

Emily Henry

December 01, 2019

A perfect sentiment to begin the New Year

Jennifer Scull

Jennifer Scull

December 01, 2019

I love the vibrant bg with these stamps! Such a great card! :)

jill allard

jill allard

December 01, 2019

very pretty card as usual thank you for the chance to win

Carlijn

Carlijn

December 01, 2019

Wow, the color blending is stunning, great bright colors! I love the Earththeme 💚

Laura

Laura

November 30, 2019

Unique card

Rema DeLeeuw

Rema DeLeeuw

November 30, 2019

Lovely card!

Karen L K

Karen L K

November 30, 2019

Wow love those colors on your background from the Earth Palette ink pad! Nice design too!

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

November 30, 2019

Love the background colors, absolutely gorgeous!

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

November 30, 2019

Beautiful blending. Can’t wait for my kit.

Bethany M

Bethany M

November 30, 2019

Your ink blending is so perfect!! :)

Claudia N

Claudia N

November 30, 2019

Love the bold colors! Beautiful card!

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

November 30, 2019

I love to see all the countdown ideas…. Love all the creativity…..Beautiful card Ilina….

Patsy Armstead

Patsy Armstead

November 30, 2019

Your card is so nice. I really like the colors you used. That imagery is so timely. Thanks for sharing!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

November 30, 2019

Fun card with great colors!!

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

November 30, 2019

The ink blending is great. Love the card.

Heather Mills

Heather Mills

November 30, 2019

Fabulous background and such a beautiful sentiment!

karenajo

karenajo

November 30, 2019

Love the sentiment and the design of your card! The background colors are marvelous! Thanks for sharing!

Phoebe

Phoebe

November 30, 2019

Very nice card!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

November 30, 2019

I love the themes of the sneak peeks and can’t wait for this kit!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

November 30, 2019

Fantastic blended background for an awesome card!!

Teddie Newhouse

Teddie Newhouse

November 30, 2019

Beautiful background! Love this card.

Shannon

Shannon

November 30, 2019

The background is amazing!

Shannon

Shannon

November 30, 2019

The background is amazing!

NCDonna

NCDonna

November 30, 2019

Oh My! Those background colors are so rich! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Lynne Gaudet

Lynne Gaudet

November 30, 2019

Oh my! This kit is going to be spectacular! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing this amazing sneak peek!

Ana

Ana

November 30, 2019

I love this card! It is original and inspiring.

Jenna Batik

Jenna Batik

November 30, 2019

I love the blended effect of the background. It is so beautiful. I can’t wait to see the entire release.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

November 30, 2019

So pretty.

Eva

Eva

November 30, 2019

That‘s a wonderful card – with bright colours but clean and simple – I love it!!

Cindi Lynch

Cindi Lynch

November 30, 2019

Spectacular blending!

Susanbcards

Susanbcards

November 30, 2019

Beautiful colors, graphics and sentiment!

Tanya Boser

Tanya Boser

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous creation, Ilina!! You are definitely wetting my appetite for this kit.

Jane A McBee

Jane A McBee

November 30, 2019

A beautiful card with an inspiring sentiment.

Laurie Miller

Laurie Miller

November 30, 2019

What fun and variety this kit offers.

Lagene

Lagene

November 30, 2019

Beautiful creation! I love the lovely background!

Rachel

Rachel

November 30, 2019

So many possibilities with this -can’t wait to try out this kit.

Bertha

Bertha

November 30, 2019

That’s a lovely ink blended background! Great clean and simple card.

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

November 30, 2019

The background really stands out to me. GORGEOUS!!! It is perfect with the image

Kendra

Kendra

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous background! I have so many ideas for this kit for earth day!

Robin Keith

Robin Keith

November 30, 2019

Hero Arts does a great job designing unique MMH kits! Love the simplicity of this card.

Miriam

Miriam

November 30, 2019

Great sentiment!

Steffi H.

Steffi H.

November 30, 2019

Wow, amazing color blending background.

Ashley Shaffer

Ashley Shaffer

November 30, 2019

beautiful blended background i love this card!

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

November 30, 2019

Great ink blended background!

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

November 30, 2019

Love the colors of this blended background! Can’t wait to work with those inks!

Joanne B Coleman

Joanne B Coleman

November 30, 2019

I love the ombre effect! one of my favorite techniques. can’t wait to play with the new kit!

Schmidenkiwi

Schmidenkiwi

November 30, 2019

Beautiful colored background.

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous, sweet card. That ink blended background is amazing. Love the Earth stamp and the sentiment is wonderful.

Toni L

Toni L

November 30, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card with the gorgeous inked background.

Renee Fallon

Renee Fallon

November 30, 2019

I love the globe image and the idea for this card.

Judy V.

Judy V.

November 30, 2019

This is gorgeous. Love the sentiment and coloring.

Charlotte G

Charlotte G

November 30, 2019

I love the use of the inks to make a beautiful background. The message is wonderful!.

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

November 30, 2019

Like the song – “he has the whole world in his
hands” – fantastic. thanks for sharing
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Beth

Beth

November 30, 2019

Awesome kit as always!

Melissa K

Melissa K

November 30, 2019

Colors are bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your design.

Sue D

Sue D

November 30, 2019

Great sentiment and I like the ink blended background.

Melissa K

Melissa K

November 30, 2019

Colors are bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your design.

Lonya H Mathys

Lonya H Mathys

November 30, 2019

Looking forward to seeing this kit. It looks like great sentiments. Thanks for the peek.

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

November 30, 2019

Beautiful colors and background! WOW

Dorothy Mutatopulos

Dorothy Mutatopulos

November 30, 2019

The earth stamp is so crisp and clean and the hands caressing the Earth is so beautiful and really packs a statement.

Jackie S

Jackie S

November 30, 2019

I love the hands around the earth, and that vibrant background. Lovely card

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

November 30, 2019

Great card! All the ink blending is amazing but the globe is my favorite!

Sharron Gregory

Sharron Gregory

November 30, 2019

Love this month’s theme! Your card is fabulous — such beautiful coloring!

Bonnie Darroch-Dean

Bonnie Darroch-Dean

November 30, 2019

Love the sentiment! Beautiful job on your colors. Looking forward to the kit!

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

November 30, 2019

This is a great card. I love the hands. They could be used for so many types of cards, holding different items.

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

November 30, 2019

Wow a wonderful background for the focal elements!!

Nan Brown

Nan Brown

November 30, 2019

Stunning, I love the background.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

November 30, 2019

Such an awesome card! Love the colors of the background…
Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Byers

Lisa Byers

November 30, 2019

This kit promises to send great messages!! I love the images!!

Amanda

Amanda

November 30, 2019

I’m so excited about this kit. I hope it has many Mother Earth sayings.

Engeline

Engeline

November 30, 2019

I love the background and the theme of this kit, so much happiness!

Carol Krup

Carol Krup

November 30, 2019

This kit looks wonderful! Protecting our Earth is so important and now we can make cards that support this idea. Thank you for showing us how, Linda!

Cyndee S.

Cyndee S.

November 30, 2019

Your card is out of this world. Couldn’t resist the punny humor….

SarahC

SarahC

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous colors and sentiment. It really speaks to taking care of our world. TFS

Theresa P

Theresa P

November 30, 2019

Beautiful color blending on the background! Great card!

Linda S.

Linda S.

November 30, 2019

I really like the hands in this kit and your card is bright and beautiful.

Catherine N

Catherine N

November 30, 2019

She’s got the whole world in her hands…ecology minded kit? Lovely card.

nancy f

nancy f

November 30, 2019

Love the sentiment. Great card.

Janet Mack

Janet Mack

November 30, 2019

Looks like a fun kit and new ink I need to try.

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

November 30, 2019

That’s a great card for so many occasions. Great job on the background.

Swati jain

Swati jain

November 30, 2019

Curiosity rising high!! Looks beautiful

Allie

Allie

November 30, 2019

Beautiful blending 👏🏼

Felicia C,

Felicia C,

November 30, 2019

What a wonderful way to go into the holiday season and the New Year! I can’t wait to make cards with this idea in mind to wish my friends appreciation. I love this card!

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

November 30, 2019

Love the details in the hand image and the colors of this card reflect the earth’s vibrancy so well!

Rosemary Paul

Rosemary Paul

November 30, 2019

I love how you blended your background colors. Such a smooth transition and no muddy appearance.
It looks like this month’s kit will be a blast to play with!

Denise

Denise

November 30, 2019

This is amazing, the ink pad sounds fantastic! Love it

Louise Gustavsson

Louise Gustavsson

November 30, 2019

Love it!

Beth Merrill

Beth Merrill

November 30, 2019

Your ink-blended background is stunning!

K. Eley

K. Eley

November 30, 2019

Your blending with the included colors is phenomenal! Beautiful card, can’t wait to play with this one!

America Cuevas

America Cuevas

November 30, 2019

This world needs good wishes

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

November 30, 2019

Beautifully blended
background and great
colors!
Carla from Utah

Sara Nieuwenhuis

Sara Nieuwenhuis

November 30, 2019

This stamp set seems top have a “world” of possibilities! Can’t wait to see what other sentiments might be included with this release! Reactive Ink backgrounds are so fun and versatile!

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

November 30, 2019

At this early stage I’m not sure what I think about this theme, but the card is a lovely striking contrast. Very nice.

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

November 30, 2019

So exciting! What great cards this kit will make!

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

November 30, 2019

oooh, I am so excited about this new kit already – these images are just gorgeous as is this card:)

Caren B

Caren B

November 29, 2019

Beautiful background and love the sentiment.

jenny stratton

jenny stratton

November 29, 2019

I love what I have seen of this kit.

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

November 29, 2019

Love the bold background on this card!

Marianna

Marianna

November 29, 2019

Great sentiment!

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

November 29, 2019

Love the background – beautiful color blend!

Gerlinde Townsley

Gerlinde Townsley

November 29, 2019

Love the colors, the sentiment, and especially the globe! Love it all!

Susan M Burrows

Susan M Burrows

November 29, 2019

Love that sentiment.

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

November 29, 2019

What an effective image! It conjures up all sorts of ideas and “earth-some” thoughts. I really like the soft colors of the background and the more intense globe colors. Beautiful!

Golda

Golda

November 29, 2019

Love your rainbow, ink blended background! It will be interesting to see what each day reveals about this new release.

Cheryl Robertson

Cheryl Robertson

November 29, 2019

Beautiful background! This kit looks interesting

Kailash

Kailash

November 29, 2019

Such pretty color blending!

Sladjana Perisic

Sladjana Perisic

November 29, 2019

I love the brightness of this card and the images absolutely gorgeous, makes a statement.

Terri Bruin

Terri Bruin

November 29, 2019

Simple but effective.

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

November 29, 2019

Wonderful card and love the colors!

Dawn N

Dawn N

November 29, 2019

I’ve been thinking of adding a globe to my stamp collection! Colors are great!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

November 29, 2019

I love the inked background! :)

Michelle Hendrix

Michelle Hendrix

November 29, 2019

Nice card – love the blending of colors!

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

November 29, 2019

Beautiful colors! Looking forward to seeing the whole kit

Kathy A

Kathy A

November 29, 2019

What a nice idea to celebrate the world. I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Twylla Smith

Twylla Smith

November 29, 2019

Such a variety of cards in just these first two previews. Can’t wait to see the rest.

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

November 29, 2019

What a wonderful card with a beautiful sentiment!

Susy Ramirez

Susy Ramirez

November 29, 2019

Wow! I love it! Especially the colors you used on the background. 💖

Marlene Twilley

Marlene Twilley

November 29, 2019

This is a lovely card Ilina. I always love your art. This card will serve as a reminder to us that we human are the caregivers of the Earth.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

November 29, 2019

Beautiful coloring and I Really like the sentiment!

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

November 29, 2019

Love the pretty colors of your BG, which highlight
the images nicely.

Judy Hernandez

Judy Hernandez

November 29, 2019

So beautiful! Love the color blending! Can’t wait to see the whole kit. I really love the inspiration samples so far!

Mary

Mary

November 29, 2019

Love the hands. So many ideas popping into my head.

Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

November 29, 2019

Beautiful card and the background is lovely.

Stephanie B

Stephanie B

November 29, 2019

I love your card, Ilina! The background is gorgeous, love those colors together. I can’t wait to play with the new kit!

Frances A Thorpe

Frances A Thorpe

November 29, 2019

Love the background colors. Thank you.

Anita B

Anita B

November 29, 2019

How sweet! Love this!! Excited to see
The whole kit!!

LBSue

LBSue

November 29, 2019

Simple and beautiful!

Ellie S.

Ellie S.

November 29, 2019

Such a pretty card, love the colors on the background, you blended them so beautifully and they are a perfect fit for the image and sentiment.

Tamra Barnes

Tamra Barnes

November 29, 2019

Perfect! Can’t wait to see the entire kit and add to my reactive ink collection.

Amy Vitriani

Amy Vitriani

November 29, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment.

catharina worthington

catharina worthington

November 29, 2019

I love the use of the hand dies holding the world in her hand. Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andre M.

Andre M.

November 29, 2019

Beautiful blending on this fun card.

Patti K Legge

Patti K Legge

November 29, 2019

Nice card! Cant wait to see the entire kit!

Juana Vega

Juana Vega

November 29, 2019

Love the sentiment and the size of those hands. Great colors too.

Cindy White Bear

Cindy White Bear

November 29, 2019

Nice coloration.

Nancy Tolan

Nancy Tolan

November 29, 2019

So perfect, I love the hands holding the earth

Toni F

Toni F

November 29, 2019

What a great idea for a Valentine card.

Michelle

Michelle

November 29, 2019

Love the colors of your ink blending! Earth tones are my favorite

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

November 29, 2019

Love the bright colors! You did a fabulous job coloring this.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

November 29, 2019

Beautiful colors and unique design. Love this card!

Lyndi

Lyndi

November 29, 2019

Love the ink blending and the colors.

Lindar C

Lindar C

November 29, 2019

Very pretty card, looking forward to seeing the kit reveal

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