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Countdown to My Monthly Hero December 2021

Welcome friends! Today is Day 2 in the Countdown to Creativity with Hero Arts. We are sharing sneak peeks of the My Monthly Hero Kit for December 2021 – the last kit of the year! And what an amazing year it has been!

The new kit will be available for purchase on Monday, December 6 and 1 pm Eastern on the Hero Arts website.

Are you ready to be swept away? Here we go!

It’s no secret I love silhouette images and ink blending. I love creating scenes like this.

For my card, I die cut this cover plate from black and white cardstock and when layering together, I off set it ever so slightly.

For my background, I wanted to create a scene of water in the background. I masked off the top portion of my card and ink blended Splash and Blue Hawaii Reactive inks. I started from the side of the card, leaving a highlight area in the center. I added just a dab of Navy ink to the edges for intensity.

Next, I masked off the water and to create the sky. I ink blended Dusty Blue, Indigo and Navy working from top to bottom with my darkest color (Navy) towards the top.

For the look of stars, I flicked of white glimmer metallic ink.

I’m really excited to share my projects using this kit and can’t wait for Monday!

In the meantime, if you want to win a kit before you buy it be sure to leave a comment on each of the countdown posts from the Creative team including the Hero Arts blog. One lucky winner will be picked from all the comments and announced on the Hero Arts blog on Monday.


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  1. Robin K. says:

    This card is absolutely beautiful!

  2. Pj Olander says:

    Love the addition of water. So appropriate for these balconies!

  3. Mindy offsetting the white & black die cuts gives your card a whole new look & is very appealing. As always, your ink blending is superb.

  4. Love this scene, the coloring, the silhouettes

  5. Wendy Dillon says:

    Adding the water horizon gave this card a whole new vibe! And just to add to the genius, offset die cut! This kit is mine, I tell you!

  6. Marcy S. Longosky says:

    Wow!!!! Love the silhouette and the water in this card! It just makes the image pop! You did an amazing job! Cannot wait for Monday!

  7. spilor says:

    This is spectacular, Mindy!! I looooovvvve the ink blending and I like the silhouette look very, very much. What is the name of the kit??
    L in PA

  8. I really like how you offset the black silhouette with the white, noticed it right away. Beautiful!

  9. Gail Anderson says:

    Offsetting the black and white really makes the scene stand out! I also love how you added the look of water to the scene.

  10. Sue Smith says:

    Fantastic card Mindy. Terrific talent you have with each new stamp/die set you receive. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Ddmac58 says:

    Love the card and your background is beautiful. I love how you off-set the black and white, so cool.

  12. Bertha P says:

    There were many great examples using this die yesterday but I love this version with offsetting the die cut in white. It creates a beautiful effect.

  13. What an amazing card with the blending making the sky and water. The offset die makes it!

  14. BarbHR says:

    Offsetting the die cuts is a nice emphasis, and I love the addition of water on the background.

  15. Karin W says:

    I really like the black and white cover plate cutouts on top of each other!

  16. Marisela Delgado says:

    Girl, you ROCKED that background! It’s stunning! Gorgeous colors. 💕

  17. Karen Joslin says:

    I’m really looking forward to my first ever Hero Arts monthly kit! I’m excited for the reveal Monday morning.

  18. Liz Grant says:

    That off-set just takes the die cut to the next level!

  19. Melanie says:

    I love the cards that are being made with this new kit! Can’t wait for Monday!

  20. Lieve S says:

    Great card !
    The scene looks like a modern Romeo and Julia version; so beautiful !

  21. Jackie Smith says:

    Such a great silhouette.

  22. Barbara Wolters says:

    I love everything about this card. The background blending of the sky is perfect and off setting the die-cuts resulting in perfect shading.

  23. Jodi Warren says:

    Love the water look, and the night sky. Can’t wait for the kit reveal.

  24. Sarah Caudill says:

    love this card!!! It is fantastic.

  25. Betty Grandt says:

    Beautiful card. Can’t wait to get mine!

  26. Myla A says:

    Lovely background and I really like how you offset the die – thank you for the inspiration!

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