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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Nichol Spohr March 30, 2019 347 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 1 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here throughout the weekend, sharing plenty of inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Nichol for another look at this fabulous kit.

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a die cut scene card created with the April 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit. The stamps and dies in the kit work together perfectly for incredible scene building.

I started my card by painting a night sky background with Hero Arts Pewter Glimmer Metallic Ink, Blue Glimmer Metallic Ink, and Black Liquid Watercolor. I wetted down the inks with a bit of water and blended them to build the night sky.

Once dry I stamped the clouds from the main kit over the background with Unicorn Ink. Birds from the main kit were stamped over the painted background with Black Ink.

The dies from the main kit and a Nesting Circle Infinity Die were used to die cut Hero Hues Cardstock in Cranberry, Mustard, Adriatic, Nautical, Plum, Chestnut, and Pitch Black.

Charcoal Ink and a blending brush were used to add distressing to the die cuts.

Behind the windows on the Cranberry die cut layer, strips of Mustard Cardstock were adhered to make it appear "light" is shining out the windows.

Behind the tall Plum die cut buildings, Chestnut Cardstock was adhered for a two-tone effect. The buildings were die cut again from Mustard Cardstock and the windows were inlaid. The buildings were adhered to the card with foam adhesive.

A sentiment from the main kit was stamped on the moon with Black Ink.

Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard were applied to the windows for a shiny, glittery effect. The sky was finished with white pen marks for "stars".

I hope this has inspired you to build some die cut scene cards with the April My Monthly Hero kit!

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, April 1, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!





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Rosemary Paul
Rosemary Paul

April 13, 2019

I love your card! Astounding!
I have been trying to figure out how to lay out all of the pieces. I think my biggest problem is cutting the bottom of the bridge too short. PLUS, i stupidly colored my gondolier person. The black boat and oar was fine, but the rest of the red, black & white was, in a word,messy.
I think I will try a night scene like yours and do the gondolier as a silhouette.
Once again, that is a beautiful card. I hope I can one day figure these dies out enough to make my own!

Antoinette
Antoinette

April 02, 2019

Where is the video for this located? I would love to see it instead of just reading about it.
Thanks. ~Antoinette

Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown

April 01, 2019

Watched your video for this card and loved how you put the lights on the purple buildings. Clever!!!

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

April 01, 2019

WOW Nichol! This card is awesome and I love all the special detail that you put in, with the double colors of the buildings and the sparkle you added to the windowpanes! This card reminds me of the James Bond movie where Vesta ends up in the building in the end and James is trying to save her; I don’t think there was laundry in the movie; but it adds a realistic touch! We all have dirty laundry and only air our clean laundry! Thanks for such an inspiring card!!!!

Sara
Sara

April 01, 2019

Dark and beautiful.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

April 01, 2019

Nichol! 😍I love it all!!!! Stunning

K. Eley
K. Eley

April 01, 2019

Beautiful scene building!! Love the depth, deminsions and colors! So excited to see more!

Diane
Diane

April 01, 2019

This is gorgeous. I fell like it is a picture.

Debbie Mann
Debbie Mann

April 01, 2019

Nichol, I love everything about this card. You are very creative. Thank you for sharing

Debbie Mann

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

April 01, 2019

The water and sky are just great. I like the way you made the buildings a cool color. Venice is a great place to vacation.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

April 01, 2019

The water looks great. I am just loving this set.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 01, 2019

Looks like so much fun building the scene with the building and bridge dies! And, the clothes line adds such a realistic touch. I’d so love to play with this kit!

Michele W
Michele W

April 01, 2019

Love the depth you achieved with all the colors and layers for this card. Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Yee
Donna Yee

April 01, 2019

What a wonderful set!… the scene is just so beautiful and serene… full moon… gondola…gorgeous says it all

candgmom
candgmom

April 01, 2019

Wow! I love this card..can’t wait for the full reveal.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 31, 2019

Oh this night scene
looks fabulous!
Carla from Utah

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

March 31, 2019

Oh wow! So gorgeous! I love all the paper layers for the windows and building detail.

Bessie
Bessie

March 31, 2019

You did a great job! The paper piecing is beautiful

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

March 31, 2019

Nichol, you never fail to inspire me. What a beautiful card with a spectacular scene. Bravo!

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

March 31, 2019

This is just beautiful

Diana Cavarra
Diana Cavarra

March 31, 2019

This is truly a work of art you have out done yourself

tracy abrams-lilly
tracy abrams-lilly

March 31, 2019

Nichol,
This is a great card!!! I want to go to Paris from this card.

Jenny Miller
Jenny Miller

March 31, 2019

Look at the moon!! Look st the LAUNDRY!! Lol!! So creative!! Love it!

Julia L
Julia L

March 31, 2019

Oh this looks so cool!

Rose
Rose

March 31, 2019

Love this!

Maryse
Maryse

March 31, 2019

So looking forward to getting the new kit with such inspiration! Thanks for a lovely card.

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

March 31, 2019

Wouldn’t be nice to have someone paddle you around. So romantic

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 31, 2019

Love all the depth in this beautiful creation!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

March 31, 2019

A great card with a good scene.

Lynnette Flagler
Lynnette Flagler

March 31, 2019

What a striking card.

Bonnie M
Bonnie M

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

March 31, 2019

What fabulous colors!

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

Wonderful how you made the night sky so that the stars and birds aren’t lost.

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

I love the layering of the die cuts. :-)

Maria
Maria

March 31, 2019

I want to go to Italy now. Lovely card.

Susan Vitti
Susan Vitti

March 31, 2019

Oh how I love the charm of this card! The colors are wonderful!

littlen
littlen

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene. Nice colors.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 31, 2019

Love the idea of inlaying the yellow for lights in windows. Great idea. Really liking the look of the different looks everyone is getting with this kit.

marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

March 31, 2019

thankyou for telling us the card stock colors

Barbara Weiss
Barbara Weiss

March 31, 2019

Beautifully captures the majesty and uniqueness of Venice. Wonderful use of paper sculpting and color blending.

Jenny K
Jenny K

March 31, 2019

I feel so inspired. Can’t wait to get my own kit so I can try this out!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 31, 2019

WOW love the colores of this card! You can create diferentes cards using a variety of different mediums! Tfs

Deborah Mitchell
Deborah Mitchell

March 31, 2019

Simply beautiful!

Joan
Joan

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene! I’m going to have so much fun with this kit!!

Julie L
Julie L

March 31, 2019

The metallic inks are beautiful on this card.

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

Such a great scene building card. I love the way you put the die-cut elements together and I especially like the touches of light created by that mustard cardstock.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 31, 2019

I like how you used the dies to make the beautiful scene :)

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

March 31, 2019

Nichol, you made a marvelous card using all of the dies to add dimension. I love the clothes line and the White Blizzard drops making the windows pop.

Seema saraf
Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

It’s amazing….totally in love with the card….the light effect in the building adds to the beauty

Monica
Monica

March 31, 2019

Wow… this shows a lot more of the kit! I LOVE this card… not surprising as Nichol is the artist! Beautiful as always! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 31, 2019

What a great night look this has. Very romantic!
Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Cathi Thorpe
Cathi Thorpe

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous! Gotta get this kit!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

March 31, 2019

It is so interesting how you can take a variety of paper and or inks and make such dramatically different scenes with the same die cuts. Amazing card!

Margaret R
Margaret R

March 31, 2019

This is perfect! That little gondola and man – just right!

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

March 31, 2019

Wow, gorgeous silhouette scene, Nichol. Love all of the layered dies.

Maria Lama
Maria Lama

March 31, 2019

Your card is amazing!!! You are the queen of card scenes!!!

Shelia
Shelia

March 31, 2019

This just makes me smile & brings back so many memories! Love the night sky you created for this beauty. Gorgeous details & elements!

Patty Gehrlein
Patty Gehrlein

March 31, 2019

That’s Amore! Wow! Gorgeous card!

Yvonne
Yvonne

March 31, 2019

Oh my gosh! This is so gorgeous! Looks like this will be a must-have kit for me!

Connie S Thingstad
Connie S Thingstad

March 31, 2019

wow! beautiful!

Annie W
Annie W

March 31, 2019

What fun it will be to make such unique cards from this kit. Love the night time setting with the glowing light from the windows. Thanks Hero Arts and Nichol!

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

March 31, 2019

Love your attention to detail by adding color in the window, the birds in the sky, etc. So beautiful!

Lytona K
Lytona K

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful card. I love this card!!

Tanna Lohouse
Tanna Lohouse

March 31, 2019

Wow live all the different colors on this card!! Beautiful!!

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

March 31, 2019

So many layers to this card makes it absolutely stunning! Having the lights coming from the windows is such a little detail that makes a great impact! Thank you for sharing!

Kailash
Kailash

March 31, 2019

A fabulous and dramatic color palette, love it!

Yolanda F.
Yolanda F.

March 31, 2019

It makes me want to travel. It’s beautiful.

Melissa Gusich
Melissa Gusich

March 31, 2019

This card is enchanting! I love the rich colors.

Melissa Gusich
Melissa Gusich

March 31, 2019

This card is enchanting! I love the rich colors.

Amanda
Amanda

March 31, 2019

Just love this rich color scheme!

Janice Wu
Janice Wu

March 31, 2019

Love it!

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 31, 2019

Font of this sentiments is just perfect. Love your take on this kit. :)

Lee
Lee

March 31, 2019

Fabulous card!!

Mischelle Smith
Mischelle Smith

March 31, 2019

Nice choice of colors. Inspiring!

Kathryn Thompson
Kathryn Thompson

March 31, 2019

i love this. the colors, the dimension of everything. This is an outstanding monthly kit.

Tracy evans
Tracy evans

March 31, 2019

This looks so elaborate!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

March 31, 2019

I really enjoyed your take on the night time colors.

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene!

Amy
Amy

March 31, 2019

Such a magical card. Great job!

Carrie Carver
Carrie Carver

March 31, 2019

Wow! I just love this & all the paper layering!

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

March 31, 2019

This new release is amazing! Love the variety!

Inma
Inma

March 31, 2019

That big moon reminded me of that Cher’s and Nicholas Cage’s movie “Moonstruck”. Che bella!

Jane
Jane

March 31, 2019

I would love to be there in real time

Cara Ching
Cara Ching

March 31, 2019

I like the color combinations you’ve used to create this complete scene

Cindy
Cindy

March 31, 2019

I just love this card. It was funny I was drawn to this card before i knew who had designed this card. You are a favourite of mine with your cards, so it was only natural I was drawn to yours. All of the cards are stunning, but it was the fact the houses had lights that done it for me. Gorgeous. Well done xxxxx

Carrie
Carrie

March 31, 2019

Beautiful! So excited for this release!

Kellie
Kellie

March 31, 2019

So much detail in this night scene. Need a romantic couple in the gondola now. 💜🇦🇺

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

March 31, 2019

Wow Nichol, this is gorgeous, you’re making me so excited to see the whole set, ahhh heck, I’m always excited to see the whole set.

Eva
Eva

March 31, 2019

La dolce vita

Drena Putz
Drena Putz

March 31, 2019

The colors used in this design are fabulous! You can almost feel what it’s like to be in this scene

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

March 31, 2019

This is definitely a, “wish WE were there,” card!!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

March 31, 2019

I love the way you used the colored papers to give the card some character

Flo
Flo

March 31, 2019

Great scene. Nichol does well with die cuts. Can’t wait to see the kit.

Sharon
Sharon

March 31, 2019

Nichol, this is a stunning card! I love the colors used with each die, and the layers you used giving so much depth to the scene.

Naama E
Naama E

March 31, 2019

Oh WOW! I love dioramas and this kit is looking FAB! Can’t wait for the reveal :D
Love the scene you’ve made, amazing details and those sky – love!!
Thanks for sharing _

Sylvie BELLAND
Sylvie BELLAND

March 31, 2019

Oh what a job ! So beautiful and these colors ! It makes me want to go back in Italy !

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 31, 2019

Wow! Your card stock colors are fabulous in this scenic card!

Monica Lake
Monica Lake

March 31, 2019

I’m in aw of your layering skills in making this stunning card!

DC
DC

March 31, 2019

I love the color choices and the evening setting. Absolutely beautiful!

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