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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

Jul 01, 2018 Jessica Frost-Ballas

Good morning! We are back with another countdown post, leading up to the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, July 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Join us as we continue to share ideas using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Now let's join Jess who is sharing a slightly different take on the main kit!

Okay, so I hope everyone has been enjoying the bright and cheerful countdown cards this weekend because I'm going to take it in a different direction! ;) Ever since I was a kid I've always found carnivals and fairs a little creepy.  It didn't help that I read a horror book as a teen that featured a carnival and cemented the idea of a creepy carnival in my head.  So when I saw this month's kit I immediately thought about using it to make a creepy carnival/It-themed card!  Ha.

I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of times I've intentionally set out to create a sepia or vintage-themed card.  However when I saw the kit I immediately thought about the scene in the movie It (the original 1980s made-for-tv movie) where the kids are looking at a book with old photographs and there's carnival music playing and suddenly the photograph comes to life and the creepy clown pops up.  There wasn't a clown stamp in the kit but I figured the red balloon was a pretty iconic image from that movie so I used it instead!  

To start I blended Soft Brown ink around the edges of a piece of watercolor paper.  Then I blended Cup O' Joe ink around the corners and edges to add a little darker shading.  I deliberately kept the shading a little uneven to give it more of a natural look.  I also added a little Gold ink to the edges.

Next I stamped the carousel with intense black ink and masked it with a post-it note.  Then I stamped the park silhouette stamp across the panel with intense black ink.  I removed the post-it mask and added a little shading with brown colored pencils.  I also stamped the balloon and colored it with colored pencils.  Then I stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Finally I added a little nuvo crystal glaze to the balloon to a little extra shine.  I definitely went in a horror movie-themed direction with my card but you could also use this technique to create a simple vintage look (without the evil clown)! ;) 

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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, July 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win! 

Have a fabulous day and good luck!

281 Responses

Pam Sertich

Pam Sertich

July 19, 2018

Love the way you used gold in the back ground👏

Kelly Fragoso

Kelly Fragoso

July 18, 2018

Beautiful. I was browsing to try and find an example to get my creative juices flowing again, and you helped. Thank you.

Strickland Phyllis

Strickland Phyllis

July 15, 2018

I love your card!

Deborah Herod

Deborah Herod

July 12, 2018

Such a creative idea. The color brings out the carousel. Makes it look so real. I also like the red balloon floating across the background!

Michele K. Henderson

Michele K. Henderson

July 05, 2018

This is really beautiful! I love the gorgeous shading and shadowing with the pretty earth tones! It looks amazing and so beautifully detailed too!

Christine Fitzgerald

Christine Fitzgerald

July 03, 2018

I just love this card. I find the browns just suit my pallet from thes all wonderful cards. I would love to try my own spin on these colours when my kit arrives. Love it

Susan Keiser

Susan Keiser

July 02, 2018

So agree! All things carney – the stuff of nightmares! And I love this card! ❤️

Oleta Trainer

Oleta Trainer

July 02, 2018

Thank you sooooo much for your wonderful inspiration!

Shweta

Shweta

July 02, 2018

The kit is truely Magical!

Lori Barnett

Lori Barnett

July 02, 2018

Love, love 💕!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

July 02, 2018

What a lovely card!!

Jane C

Jane C

July 02, 2018

Fun fun fun is all I can say

Elaine

Elaine

July 02, 2018

Lots of cool ideas for the summer in the new kit!

Karen

Karen

July 02, 2018

Another great card. The pop of Red is a perfect accent to an already lovely card to have ready to mail at a moments notice.

Cindy robinson

Cindy robinson

July 02, 2018

Your right, pretty creepy! I’m so glad there is not a clown in this kit…pretty sure I would have to get rid of it if there was! I immediately thought of the movie IT when I saw the red balloon, even before I read your intro! All that said, I love the sepia style card, it really fits the theme!

Susan

Susan

July 02, 2018

These cards look really intriguing! I think I will be a bit challenged to come up with great ideas on my own for this set, but that’s why I’m so grateful to all your great artists for giving the rest of us inspiration on ways to use these wonderful kits!

Karen Lampe

Karen Lampe

July 02, 2018

You made some beautiful cards with this kit. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

Catheryne

Catheryne

July 02, 2018

Hahaha, I can feel a little AHS vibe there…really nice! :-D Love the moody atmosphere…

margaret stewart

margaret stewart

July 02, 2018

Never saw"it" , however now it seems creepy! Love this card!

Rema DeLeeuw

Rema DeLeeuw

July 02, 2018

Looks like a fun kit!

Laura C

Laura C

July 02, 2018

Love the use of color! The balloon in red evokes a feeling of loss compared to the neutral background. Great Job!

Cherryl

Cherryl

July 02, 2018

I love this card! Simple yet so beautiful!❤️❤️❤️

Gina Mongenel

Gina Mongenel

July 02, 2018

Love the sepia ink color with this stamp set!

Bessie

Bessie

July 02, 2018

Wow! Carnivals are so fum. Beautiful!

Rowena

Rowena

July 02, 2018

What a classy antique-looking card! Everything worked to make it scream nostalgia, especially the red balloon.

Georgie D

Georgie D

July 02, 2018

Love the color scheme. Also love the red balloon. It stands out. Love these kits.

Barbara H

Barbara H

July 02, 2018

Just magical! I love it!

K. Eley

K. Eley

July 02, 2018

Hahaha, love it! Great imagination taking the kit in this direction, you did a fantastic job!! Really love the red balloon touch!

Leslie Birdsall

Leslie Birdsall

July 02, 2018

I love this card!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

July 02, 2018

Love the colors
used on the
scene.
Carla from Utah

Cg

Cg

July 02, 2018

So vintage. Reminds me of being young and going to amusement parks.

Evert

Evert

July 02, 2018

I love the simple colors on this card. Sometimes it’s easy to forget you don’t need to spend hours coloring and just a little “pop” of color will do wonders.

SarahC

SarahC

July 02, 2018

I can relate to not liking the circus clowns. To me this card is not creepy, just a vintage look to the end of a summer day at the fair. TFS

Flo

Flo

July 02, 2018

Great look of the monotone card. The red balloon is a nice touch.

Kris Reeves

Kris Reeves

July 02, 2018

I just love those colors!

Betty Wright

Betty Wright

July 02, 2018

Love the warm tones used for this card. Great design!

Charly

Charly

July 02, 2018

Can’t wait for my kit to arrive! Awesome idea.

Retta Lutte

Retta Lutte

July 02, 2018

Love, love, love this card. Just stunning!

Retta Lutte

Retta Lutte

July 02, 2018

Love this card. Beautful

Laura StaleyL

Laura StaleyL

July 02, 2018

Lol, I don’t think your card is creepy at all! It’s beautiful and I love it! Your color choices are gorgeous and the placement of the carousel is perfect! Can’t wait to try it!

Kimberly S

Kimberly S

July 02, 2018

I love ❤️ your sepia, vintage creepy card! That is the style of card si love to create so you are right down my alley. And I’m with you, you know there is always something shady and creepy going on in the shadows at a carnival

Jo

Jo

July 02, 2018

Jess this is so pretty!!! I love the distressed look, and the soft neutrals! That balloon gives that right amount of color and the embossing powder really pops! Beautiful card!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

Lori P

Lori P

July 02, 2018

I love the colours of this card.

karenajo

karenajo

July 02, 2018

You created the sepia vintage look so very well on your card. The carnival elements are wonderful – especially the balloon!

Nancy Deffner

Nancy Deffner

July 02, 2018

Great vintage feel to your card. Glad I haven’t seen the movie!

Leigh G

Leigh G

July 02, 2018

The carousel is so delicate! I can see using this one for birthdays or baby showers.

Betty Dean

Betty Dean

July 02, 2018

Love the ingenuity! Great card!

Rae

Rae

July 02, 2018

Oh I love the carousel. Awesome and summer filled kit. Love the amusement park card!

Cheryl Phillips

Cheryl Phillips

July 02, 2018

As soon as I saw the red balloon I thought of IT! Lol. I just watched the new one yesterday. Love the card and the kit.

Diana W

Diana W

July 02, 2018

I love the olden feel of this card with a little pop of color. I am looking forward to this kit!

Di Brown

Di Brown

July 02, 2018

Love the sepia colour of the fairground with just that pop of red. Fantastic, thank you for sharing such a wonderful kit and for your inspiration.

Chrissy E

Chrissy E

July 02, 2018

I LOVE the vintage direction you took this card in! Totally unexpected, but a beautiful result!

Terrie D.

Terrie D.

July 02, 2018

This is such a great card! I love that lone balloon :)

Lisa A creations

Lisa A creations

July 02, 2018

Your card is really cool and it does have kind of a creepy feel to it. Great job!

S Reyman

S Reyman

July 02, 2018

The old fashioned look of this card is wonderful! The images take on a whole new look when seen through such a lens. Thank you for the versatility of these images. I cannot wait to see what the entire kit looks like tomorrow!

Joyce

Joyce

July 02, 2018

Love the vintage look of this card.

Kirsty Vittetoe

Kirsty Vittetoe

July 02, 2018

Wow !! That’s such a gorgeous card!!!

Janet

Janet

July 02, 2018

Stunning card, love the colors!!

Jackie A

Jackie A

July 02, 2018

I could almost see the seen you were talking about. Also Something Wicked This Way Comes is another creepy carnival that comes to mind.

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

July 02, 2018

I also love those books too and love this card with the red balloon. Great job!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

July 02, 2018

These stamps are so cute in this new kit!

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

July 02, 2018

Beautiful card!

Rita Childs

Rita Childs

July 02, 2018

July is here and I’m waiting on Monday… Can’t wait to see all the things to come.

Stacey

Stacey

July 02, 2018

Wow how creative (and creepy, lol). Great kit!

Charlene Cisler

Charlene Cisler

July 02, 2018

I really do like what you’ve done with your card. The red balloon is a perfect touch.

Crystal

Crystal

July 02, 2018

I love this card! The palette is perfect and there are always balloons floating around at the fair…reminds me of late summer. :-)

Karen L K

Karen L K

July 02, 2018

Nicely done! Since I am not sure that I saw that movie I think this has a vintage vibe and I think it looks great! I cannot wait to see the whole kit and extras. I love going to the fair so this is very cool.

Keena

Keena

July 02, 2018

I’ve never seen the movie “It”, but I love this card and I’m pretty sure you nailed the sepia background! The red balloon is just perfect!

Sam Burnett

Sam Burnett

July 02, 2018

I love the fonts and sentiments in this kit, and such cool and different elements!

Jaclyn Watler

Jaclyn Watler

July 02, 2018

YES! I was hoping someone would go vintage with this kit. From what I’ve seen so far, this is most what I had in mind for what I want to do with it haha. I’m secretly glad there’s not a clown, but with this example I think the balloon adds 98% of the creepiness factor (the carousel has the other 2%) and I’ve never seen the movie you mentioned lol

Teresa Spavin

Teresa Spavin

July 01, 2018

Oops this one should have said — I love the difference in colors from the bright red balloon and the browns of the fair. I think of a child at the end of a long day of eating too much cotton candy and corndog and then they cry because their bright red ballon is released into the air.

Teresa Spavin

Teresa Spavin

July 01, 2018

I loved #6 card the best; though, all of them make me want to go to the county fair.

Helen Gullett

Helen Gullett

July 01, 2018

I love this vintage look carnival card. Just beautiful!

Nicki Wong

Nicki Wong

July 01, 2018

I’ve never created a sepia colored card and I love yours. Will definitely
be trying that color scheme out soon. Thanks for sharing.

Patt H.

Patt H.

July 01, 2018

Love the rustic look of this awesome card! Great colors!!

M.-C. Grantz

M.-C. Grantz

July 01, 2018

This kit looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to get my mitts on it!

Golda

Golda

July 01, 2018

This is lovely. The sepia is perfect, especially with the bright red balloon.

SMayer

SMayer

July 01, 2018

You got the perfect effect with this card. LOL! (Yikes)

Sherri Cooley

Sherri Cooley

July 01, 2018

Amazing kit.

Marilyn Naunapper

Marilyn Naunapper

July 01, 2018

Brings back memories! What a great idea

Juanita

Juanita

July 01, 2018

The cards show such great enthusiasm that it makes me want to make one of these right now as well as to be able to be at one of those carnivals as we speak! Great job!! Love the colors—

Lauren

Lauren

July 01, 2018

Oh this looks so cool! Can’t wait to see this kit!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

July 01, 2018

Super cute card!!

Melissa Watson

Melissa Watson

July 01, 2018

Great card!!

Sue McRae

Sue McRae

July 01, 2018

Love your “creepy” card and the pop from the red balloon!

Karen Ba

Karen Ba

July 01, 2018

I am looking forward to seeing the entire kit!

DeniseP

DeniseP

July 01, 2018

I love that this kit appears to be great for faires and amusement parks….ahhh, can it be tomorrow already!?

Vicki

Vicki

July 01, 2018

I love the vintage look. Takes me to a distant past. Beautiful!

Sue Ritchie

Sue Ritchie

July 01, 2018

Love the carousel. Sweet memories.

Angie

Angie

July 01, 2018

Your inspiration was very novel, and the way you interpreted it on your card today was awesome!!
Dawn Keene

Dawn Keene

July 01, 2018

Yep! Stephen King would be proud. Makes for an interesting book cover.

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

July 01, 2018

I liked the vintage feel of the sepia colors, with the pop of red on the balloon.

Joy

Joy

July 01, 2018

I like it! Send the card to Stephen King-LOL.

Sandy

Sandy

July 01, 2018

So excited to see the full reveal!!

Sibylle

Sibylle

July 01, 2018

I don’t see creepy, but I do love your pretty card. I think it’s lovely.

Lynnea Hollendonner

Lynnea Hollendonner

July 01, 2018

Love the sepia! And I love love love that you used this kit in an out of the box way!

Becs Attwood

Becs Attwood

July 01, 2018

Certainly a different inspiration but I love the result – so elegant!

Susy Ramirez

Susy Ramirez

July 01, 2018

Wow! I love this card. All the cards for this month’s kit are great, but this one is my favorite. Fun scene and like how you added the red balloon.

Thersha Lewis

Thersha Lewis

July 01, 2018

Cool card. Love the vintage sepia look. Sorry you felt carnivals were creepy but then again your experience wouldn’t have inspired you in this direction if they were anything else.

Kimberly Fraser

Kimberly Fraser

July 01, 2018

Love this card. This new kit makes me think of happy summers of the past.

Colleen F

Colleen F

July 01, 2018

It is creepy! 😀

Denise Kasbohm

Denise Kasbohm

July 01, 2018

I have no idea what movie you’re talking about lol. But I love your color scheme it makes a great male card.

Julie

Julie

July 01, 2018

I like the vintage style of this card with the pop of red in the balloon. I know what you mean about carnivals.

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

July 01, 2018

Such a cool card! xxx

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

July 01, 2018

Love this card! The vintage colours are so pretty and the pop of red from the balloon is just perfect.

Jackie

Jackie

July 01, 2018

Wow, what a beautiful card!

Geri S.

Geri S.

July 01, 2018

Love this summer fun carnival! Thanks for the idea! Can’t wait for the kit…

Kimberly S Spencer

Kimberly S Spencer

July 01, 2018

Hope the ink comes with the kit

kathleen dumpert

kathleen dumpert

July 01, 2018

I like the color scheme on your card and effect it created.

Margaret

Margaret

July 01, 2018

What a fun card – the look is perfect!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

July 01, 2018

I actually love the sepia look and details! It doesn’t look too creepy, just a great card!!

Laurie

Laurie

July 01, 2018

This does not feel creepy. It just feels rather vintage. I like the shading.

Laura Eckford

Laura Eckford

July 01, 2018

Your background is gorgeous! It really makes me think of the creepy “It” idea! Well done!

Janet D.

Janet D.

July 01, 2018

I love this little scene!

leslie Pierson

leslie Pierson

July 01, 2018

the pop of red on this card really brings it to life. the card does look like a vintage picture.

Amy bedger

Amy bedger

July 01, 2018

Love this! Very unique!

Susan Pezza

Susan Pezza

July 01, 2018

Such a pretty card, it makes me think of Disney World when the park is empty when we go in early Disney, we are huge Disney fans, and this kit just screams Disney to me. Loving this card, it’s perfect for any occasion.

cheri

cheri

July 01, 2018

Jess – I agree with you about carnivals & fairs, & I remember the original ‘It’ movie, too. A re-make of the movie is on this summer – but the original was creepy enough for me! Love your card, and if you have never seen the movie, it would be a nice, vintage ‘un-scary’ card!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

July 01, 2018

I love this idea! The red balloon against the sepia coloring definitely evokes the feeling from that clown movie. Beautiful!

Georgie

Georgie

July 01, 2018

I love the background, but I really love the solo balloon.

Dana M

Dana M

July 01, 2018

Fantastic! I absolutely love the sepia look.

Bethany H.

Bethany H.

July 01, 2018

Oh, my goodness! You nailed IT! LOL . This card does creep me out (in a good way). BTW…hated that book…too creepy for me.

Florie

Florie

July 01, 2018

Jess, I love the sephia blending on this card and I agree that I wouldn’t though of turning this kit as of hollowing theme and you made it possible. I love the fiestas patronales as it is called in my island, Puerto Rico and there’s no clowns in it and are very fun. I have also seen horror movies with mean clowns, so this kit can be used in so many ways. Tfs.

Diane backus

Diane backus

July 01, 2018

How fun! We are all going to the fair!

Yvonne Morentin

Yvonne Morentin

July 01, 2018

Now this card, has to be one of my all time favs… amazing.

Tracy Lustick

Tracy Lustick

July 01, 2018

Classic look , I love it 😍!

Emily Henry

Emily Henry

July 01, 2018

A carousel-how wonderful. Our carnival is almost complete.

AnKy

AnKy

July 01, 2018

Eerie but beautiful. Best card for a spook-lover!

Tammy J

Tammy J

July 01, 2018

Can’t wait for this kit!

Jen

Jen

July 01, 2018

You’ll float too! Love this card

Trisha Vickers

Trisha Vickers

July 01, 2018

Oh my this is soooo adorable!!! I love how old fashioned it looks and very creepy LOL!

Josmary

Josmary

July 01, 2018

Love the card.

Barbara Woodard

Barbara Woodard

July 01, 2018

Cool kit and even cooler card!

Cathy S

Cathy S

July 01, 2018

Wow I love this card, I love the colors, Hero Arts you truly do have amazing kits. :)

Kari M.

Kari M.

July 01, 2018

Oh, as soon as I saw this card, the IT movie was exactly what went through my head before I even read your blog. Nice job, it is a very eerie card, but in a beautiful way.

Stephanie Z

Stephanie Z

July 01, 2018

Cool looking card and very eerie!

Aditi

Aditi

July 01, 2018

Love it!!

Jenny Kihlberg

Jenny Kihlberg

July 01, 2018

I really like how you in such a simple way, the balloon and colouring, could make this kit scary! I love it, well done!

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

July 01, 2018

Well, Jess, as I just watched the movie IT last night, this card with it’s red balloon is a bit creepy! But, the movie aside, I do love the vintage feel and I happen to like carnivals and fairs. Reminds me of my childhood. Patiently waiting for the full reveal.

cyndi morris

cyndi morris

July 01, 2018

Such a lovely card. I love the carousel; it takes me back in time!

Beth Merrill

Beth Merrill

July 01, 2018

I love this interesting card with a fascinating back story!

GabriellaB

GabriellaB

July 01, 2018

Oh I just love the old fashioned look of this card

Donna Dacy

Donna Dacy

July 01, 2018

This kit is amazing. The whole fair or amusement park in one kit. Wonderful idea. My great grandkids will love getting cards made with this kit. Thank you for bring such a wonderful kit to us. Love it.

Charlena

Charlena

July 01, 2018

I love this card. I love the vintage look and the red balloon. I immediately thought of the movie even before reading the description.

Jamie S

Jamie S

July 01, 2018

Wow, all the cards made from this set are great! But I really like the vintage, but creepy vibe on this card Jess! Would love to try out this wonderful kit for my own card making!

Kim Smart

Kim Smart

July 01, 2018

Great card. Love that red balloon floating up!!

Marjorie L.

Marjorie L.

July 01, 2018

Beautiful card. In this case, creepy is great. I love the contrast of the red balloon. Very good job!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

July 01, 2018

Terrific card….love the coloring and its effects.

Enie

Enie

July 01, 2018

Love the vintage look on this card.

Dawn Keene

Dawn Keene

July 01, 2018

IT, this is the movie. Great for Halloween themed cards.

Teri W

Teri W

July 01, 2018

Love the antique vintage look Jess.

Marie

Marie

July 01, 2018

This collection is getting better and better. County fairs are some of the best childhood memories.

Kelly W.

Kelly W.

July 01, 2018

I didn’t see the movie you saw but love how you made your card with the red balloon. The sepia look is very pretty and gives a nice vintage feel for certain. Amazing card!

littlen

littlen

July 01, 2018

Love the look of this card. Very different.

Carol Tidrow

Carol Tidrow

July 01, 2018

I love love love the colors and card.

Rachel Walton

Rachel Walton

July 01, 2018

I love the nostalgic feel of this card. And adding the bright spot of color is the perfect touch.

Carol Tidrow

Carol Tidrow

July 01, 2018

I love love love the colors and card.

Carol Tidrow

Carol Tidrow

July 01, 2018

I love love love the colors and card.

Darlene

Darlene

July 01, 2018

Thank you for the twist in your theme. Fun and scary go hand in hand with carnivals. I enjoyed the vintage look. Thanks a bunch.

Melinda Stearns

Melinda Stearns

July 01, 2018

I love the vintage feel of this card.

Laura s

Laura s

July 01, 2018

I really like the sepia tone look of this card. Great idea.
can’t wait for this kit

nancy F

nancy F

July 01, 2018

What a great kit for summer!

Deb Selby

Deb Selby

July 01, 2018

I have had several occasions where I needed a carousel image. I will be happy to have a smaller one, when I get this kit.

Julia D.

Julia D.

July 01, 2018

What a great vintage-look card! Love the ink shading around the edges. Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit! Thank you for the chance to win!!

BevrlyBL

BevrlyBL

July 01, 2018

This is pretty, not creepy. I like it.

Dee Ann Matthews

Dee Ann Matthews

July 01, 2018

Terrific carousel with all of the animals shown!

Deborah345

Deborah345

July 01, 2018

I love the coloring on this card, it reminds me a early evening long ago.

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

July 01, 2018

At first I didn’t see the “creepy” but then, Wham! Heehee. Very creative!!

Deborah345

Deborah345

July 01, 2018

I love how the coloring is on this card, reminds me of a late evening from log ago.

Betty V.

Betty V.

July 01, 2018

Omg! That carousel is to die for ❤ the fancy font is so pretty.

Ladyj

Ladyj

July 01, 2018

I absolutely love this kit. Omg! I love the idea of a dark card. I watched “It” and it certainly was creepy. Tfs

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

July 01, 2018

Your background is awesome, and this card evokes Twilight Zone-type feelings.

Krystal Showalter

Krystal Showalter

July 01, 2018

What a unique twist! Since I have not seen the movie, your card doesn’t seem creepy to me and just looks classic and timeless to me.

Aditi J

Aditi J

July 01, 2018

Wonderful!!Amazing job on this one!

Phyllis Freese

Phyllis Freese

July 01, 2018

Great idea to stamp in the sepia ink for your scene and then use red for the balloon floating away.

Steffi H.

Steffi H.

July 01, 2018

Wow, you made a Vintage style card looking CAS. Great job !

Lagene

Lagene

July 01, 2018

Great card, It doesn’t look creepy to me, just vintage!

Linda

Linda

July 01, 2018

This card if gorgeous, the pop of red makes it complete!

Mateja P

Mateja P

July 01, 2018

Love the sepia look. I forget to use it, but it looks amazing :)

Ramya

Ramya

July 01, 2018

Super cool card.. Love the sepia look ❤❤

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

July 01, 2018

This card is really neat. The red was the perfect choice of color to contrast the browns.

Claudia N

Claudia N

July 01, 2018

Beautiful vintage style card!

Ladyj

Ladyj

July 01, 2018

I absolutely love this kit. Omg! I love the idea of a dark card. I watched “It” and it certainly was creepy. Tfs

Sherrie

Sherrie

July 01, 2018

The colors of ink you’re using on this one are amazing! I can’t wait for the reveal tomorrow

Leti A

Leti A

July 01, 2018

Cool! This also works for Cinco de Mayo.

Karen H

Karen H

July 01, 2018

I love the vintage look of this card. Remove the balloon and it’s not creepy at all.

Fanny C

Fanny C

July 01, 2018

I immediately thought of an old horror computer game I used to play called Sanitarium! Love, love the sepia coloring of this card. Can’t wait for this kit!

Robin Sobliros

Robin Sobliros

July 01, 2018

This is a great design. Makes me think of them it is shut down for the season.

Terri

Terri

July 01, 2018

I know your intent was creepy but I see a cool evening end of summer scene. What an awesome card and kit!

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

July 01, 2018

This is going to be such a great release. I totally love what I’ve seen so far. Carnivals just fit into summer so wonderfully.

Henriëtte

Henriëtte

July 01, 2018

Wow Jess, I saw your card and thought what a gorgeous vintage card. I don’t think it’s creepy at all, untill you reed the story behind it. Thanks for this great example.

Glenda Sultan

Glenda Sultan

July 01, 2018

I like how you used color on the carousel, balloon & sentiment & left the rest black. Nice job.

Daniel L West

Daniel L West

July 01, 2018

So spooky!! Hehehe… I saw the red balloon and immediately thought, IT!! Great job!

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

July 01, 2018

Great vintage colored creepy carnival card!

LaKeysha Meacham

LaKeysha Meacham

July 01, 2018

This card has a very “Devil in the White City” feel to it. I love it.

Cha Lion

Cha Lion

July 01, 2018

I love the contrast of colors that you used – the sepia and the red color of the balloon! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Adair

Jackie Adair

July 01, 2018

Love the sepia look this card has!

Lindar C

Lindar C

July 01, 2018

I’m glad there is no clown in this kit!

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

July 01, 2018

Love the silhouette in the background.
The carousel in the front really stands
out by being colored. Great card.
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Deborah

Deborah

July 01, 2018

I love the color combos. The red pops from all the darkness. Awesome!

Jo Ann Usey

Jo Ann Usey

July 01, 2018

Amazing blending and great shadowing at that merry-go-round! Looks like it’s going to be a really fun kit! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Kailash

Kailash

July 01, 2018

Love the creative use of this kit!

Nina

Nina

July 01, 2018

Cool card!

Liz

Liz

July 01, 2018

Wow!!! I think this is my favorite so far♥️♥️♥️

Diane Loughrey

Diane Loughrey

July 01, 2018

This is awesome with a nostalgic look.

Aline

Aline

July 01, 2018

Love the coloring

vered

vered

July 01, 2018

i loved how you did the old-fashioned card. great work

Pamela McGillin

Pamela McGillin

July 01, 2018

Love the sepia/vintagy feel, would also make a great card for someone who has somehow missed out on an event. i.e. broke a leg or got rained out or something. Great card!

nancy

nancy

July 01, 2018

WOW!!! With a few tweaks it could be a Halloween card! How fun and original! Bring on the Monday reveal.

Dawn

Dawn

July 01, 2018

I’ve never been fortunate to win stuff, but I’d sure like to try that craft following your tutorial.

Kathy A

Kathy A

July 01, 2018

Sorry your card is not scary. It is stunning though.

Michele W

Michele W

July 01, 2018

When I was young the carnival coming to town was the hit of the summer and the carousel was always my favorite. Love the vintage look you achieved and the way you colored a shadow to ground the carousel. Not creepy at all.

Dorothy Mutafopulos

Dorothy Mutafopulos

July 01, 2018

These stamps reminds me of Coney Island . My family summer days at the beach and enjoying board walk with all the rides and games!! Fabulous!

Janet Dand

Janet Dand

July 01, 2018

Unique take on the card kit but a lot of fun. I love it.

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

July 01, 2018

Love the fun of this set!

Linda M

Linda M

July 01, 2018

The sepia tones brought back my earliest memories of a carnival ride, the merry-go-round! A very versatile kit!

Bianca Wegner

Bianca Wegner

July 01, 2018

I LOVE the sepia colors!

Sheri Weems

Sheri Weems

July 01, 2018

Did you read “Something Wicked This Way Comes”? I read that with my kids for homeschool one October to have a Halloween theme! LOL

Samantha Coleman

Samantha Coleman

July 01, 2018

Wow, what a great spooky card! It would be great for an adult at Halloween.

Sheri Weems

Sheri Weems

July 01, 2018

No matter any age, a ride on a carousel is still fun!

Jackie S

Jackie S

July 01, 2018

Great card, and for me, not creepy but beautiful with its olde worlde post card sepia look.

Felicia C

Felicia C

July 01, 2018

I love your message. True, some are frightened by the lonely sounds of the carnival. I love how you blended the shades. Makes for a wonderful card! Creepy or not!

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

July 01, 2018

I love the idea of a creepy carnival card – very atmospheric!

Lynne

Lynne

July 01, 2018

The mid-air balloon is a classic experience in a classic scene. Nicely done!

Toni L

Toni L

July 01, 2018

The sepia effect is just terrific—something to do on my bucket list too!

Beverly Perdue

Beverly Perdue

July 01, 2018

Awesome card! I love the vintage carnival look. You nailed it!

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

July 01, 2018

lovely card – the sponging is awesome !

Sarah T.

Sarah T.

July 01, 2018

Love what you’ve done with this card, and the backstory to it!

CaroleRenn

CaroleRenn

July 01, 2018

Guess I missed that movie. I’m sorry but it’s not creepy at all to me. I love this card. Would make a lovely “Miss You” card. It reminds me of the lonely feeling a carnival has, in the morning, before any people get there. Thanks for sharing.

Nina S

Nina S

July 01, 2018

When I first saw this, I didn’t think creepy at all. However after your explanation I can totally see it now, with the one red balloon floating off. But I still LOVE this look! I will totally be making a vintage looking card!

Wanda

Wanda

July 01, 2018

love this,,,,immediately thought of the movie

Helen

Helen

July 01, 2018

What a lovely amusement park theme…brings memories of being there at the end of a fun day! tfs

Eva N

Eva N

July 01, 2018

It’s interesting to see this set in sepia because it adds another way to use it. Very vintage, and yes, could be creepy.

Sue Manning

Sue Manning

July 01, 2018

This card definitely has a Stephen King look to it!
Very different..

joyce willy

joyce willy

July 01, 2018

I appreciate your vintage card — even if you don’t find carnivals creepy, the old time ones are becoming past tense. Clowns were a little scary to me in both carnivals and circuses.

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

July 01, 2018

Great card! Looks like an old photograph. Really well done.

Barbara Rademacher

Barbara Rademacher

July 01, 2018

YES, YES, YES!!!!!!! I love the book and have read it numerous times. I’ve also seen the various movies, of course. You have done a terrific job. I looked for my Shadow Inks today and cannot find them. I may have to order more.

Lisa

Lisa

July 01, 2018

I love the vintage feel of this card. The images really stand out. It is a simple card, but it has a lot of depth!

Christine

Christine

July 01, 2018

Gorgeous yet totally has a creepy vibe! Great job!! Tfs!

Marilyn

Marilyn

July 01, 2018

Never would have thought of a creepy carnival, but like what you did to create just that. Clever, clever, clever.

Kay

Kay

July 01, 2018

I can’t wait to try something “creepy”.

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

July 01, 2018

What a fabulous vintage look! The stained background is just perfectly done. A deep red balloon adds just the right touch of color. Brilliant!

Bo Chin

Bo Chin

July 01, 2018

hahahahaha, As I was reading you description, I was thinking back to the Nancy Drew series and thinking of all the adventure she and her crew would have had solving the “Case of the ….” Thanks for bringing back some fond memories on my side.

Sue R

Sue R

July 01, 2018

I love love love this card!! Eerie is beautiful!

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

July 01, 2018

Lovely country fair card… I remember how much fun they were when I was a kid!

Janine Gearhart

Janine Gearhart

July 01, 2018

I never thought of making this a Halloween card, but you made it possible! Love the balloon contrasting the sepia look. Great card!

kReN@afourthlife

kReN@afourthlife

July 01, 2018

Love the vintage look and the red balloon. Lots of impact here.

Stephanie G

Stephanie G

July 01, 2018

Creepy carnival! LOVE It!

FD91354

FD91354

July 01, 2018

I really like these old time colors, but the story is a bit creepy for me :) You had me thinking IT :) Love the sneaks so far! Can’t wait for the reveal

Patty  Haff

Patty Haff

July 01, 2018

I love the subdued look of the carnival rides as if waiting to be occupied. It sets the tone for the coming excitement.

BarbaraW

BarbaraW

July 01, 2018

Love this take on the vintage look. Amusement parks have such a nostalgic feel.

isabel Z

isabel Z

July 01, 2018

I love the color of this card—so soothing.
Ana A

Ana A

July 01, 2018

What an awesome card! I love all neutral colors and 1 red balloon!

kt fit kitty

kt fit kitty

July 01, 2018

Super cute card! I’m loving this kit so far!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

July 01, 2018

Great card. Love the story about how you created it.
Thanks for sharing!

Nicole

Nicole

July 01, 2018

I love the sepia and the red balloon… super creepy lol

Sue D

Sue D

July 01, 2018

I think you achieved the look you wanted with this card.

Heidi

Heidi

July 01, 2018

Beautiful card.

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

July 01, 2018

I love a good horror movie! And the ones from the 80’s are the best. lol I love your card and well, don’t get a creepy vibe from it. lol I love the sepia tones and of course the carnival images. Great job!

Robin P

Robin P

July 01, 2018

Love this card. Has very nostalgic look to it.

Theresa P

Theresa P

July 01, 2018

Love your sepia colored card. You have really showcased the great stamps on your card.

Tani K

Tani K

July 01, 2018

I never saw the movie so I don’t see the card as creepy. I love it! If you’d have put a creep clown on the card, it would have been a different story. I love the vintage coloring with the touch of gold.

Leonie Haines

Leonie Haines

July 01, 2018

Great use of the stamp set! I too think carnivals are creepy and the book ‘IT’ cemented that.

Kristin

Kristin

July 01, 2018

Looks like a fun kit. Wonderful memories of summer in childhood. Thanks for sharing this card and inspiration.

Luci Manos

Luci Manos

July 01, 2018

Looks like a fun kit got sure!

Marcee Rodgers

Marcee Rodgers

July 01, 2018

This is awesome! You captured the historical feel of Derry perfectly. IT is one of my favorite books by Stephen King and one of my favorite mini series/movies. The 2017 retake is phenomenal. I will be CASEing this for sure. PS-IT fans may also like the book, The Chalk Man by C J Tudor.

Leigh Madison

Leigh Madison

July 01, 2018

Haha love it! I would have never thought of this. My mother is a huge Stephen King fan! I will definitely have to make her a card like this :)

Lise Mariann Alsli

Lise Mariann Alsli

July 01, 2018

What a beautiful card. I love the dark feel of it. Would have been perfect for a horror movie fantastic I know. Thank you so much for the inspiration. 😍

Celeste C

Celeste C

July 01, 2018

I like the vintage theme. These stamps lend themselves well to it. Very nice!

Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis

July 01, 2018

love the card with the thought of the vintage versus creepy.:)

Sherrie

Sherrie

July 01, 2018

What a clever take on the carnival theme. It does look a bit creepy, lol.

Lauren Z.

Lauren Z.

July 01, 2018

This card definitely brings the nostalgia of old timey carnivals. I thinks its great that you went for the creep factor adding the red balloon. Well done. This kit is going to be awesome!

Brandy Duncan

Brandy Duncan

July 01, 2018

I haven’t seen many if any all vintage/sepia cards. I really love the look. I’m going to have to give it a try. I works well for a creepy carnival. It would be such a great idea for Halloween cards.

Diane Stricker

Diane Stricker

July 01, 2018

What a great card, love the color scheme.

Audrey Glenn

Audrey Glenn

July 01, 2018

Love this! I get the reference to the movie, but I also see summers end and the sepia tones give the hint of autumns arrival. These images will make many beautiful cards!

Kathy

Kathy

July 01, 2018

This is a beautiful card.

Lisa Byers

Lisa Byers

July 01, 2018

Great idea!! Super looking card!! I love that red balloon floating up in the sky. I read the book, it was creepy and this card really captures it. Wonderful!!

DUMONTIER Marjorie

DUMONTIER Marjorie

July 01, 2018

Oh WoW ! What a gorgeous background/ sky ! That blending and the color combo are perfect !

Em

Em

July 01, 2018

I’m sure this carnival scene evokes lots of different memories and yours is a very interesting one and well done with the little red balloon.

Christina Dauven

Christina Dauven

July 01, 2018

Love it and that movie as well. When I first saw the sneaks I thought of American horror story freak show. I think vintage sepia suits your cards.

Helen

Helen

July 01, 2018

I would decribe this as old world and not creepy at all. Did you know the first ferris wheels were made of wood? Now that’s terrifying lol!!! Love the card Jess.

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