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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway!

by Janette Kausen March 29, 2018 399 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. We are beginning a day early this month in observance of Easter and will be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as the new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let's join Janette who is sharing the first look at this lively and entertaining kit.

It's party time, my friends! This month's fiesta themed kit is a fun one, indeed! Aside from all of the awesome stamps and sentiments, the main kit includes a full size frame die that lends itself to much more than this kit. I've kept it simple and white today, but I've got ideas for so much more!

 

I began by ink blending with Distress Oxides on smooth bristol paper. When I ink blend, with most any ink, I start with my lightest shade and work through the darkest. 

I placed the Snow Layering Paper frame die cut upside down on fun foam and used a dotting tool, or any tool with a gently rounded tip, to press into the petals of the large center flowers so that they would bow forward with dimension.

Next, I stamped the piñata in Intense Black ink and colored him simply with Distress Oxide reinkers and a fine paint brush. Once dry, I cut him out and applied dimensional adhesive to the back leaving the release paper in tact so that I could verify exactly where I wanted him in relation to the sentiment and frame die cut.

I adhered the frame in place on the A2 blended panel. Using a MISTI, I stamped the sentiment in Intense Black and adhered the piñata. 

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, April 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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Lindar C
Lindar C

March 29, 2018

I can’t believe it’s almost April! I always enjoy MMH countdown and this die looks amazing!

Melanie Jerome
Melanie Jerome

March 29, 2018

Oooo fiesta time!! Very pretty, my grandson will like this.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 29, 2018

Adorable card. Love the frame die, it adds a special touch to the card. Thanks for sharing…

Sara jara
Sara jara

March 29, 2018

Que felicidad que vengan palabras en español❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Me enamore

kathy Thompson
kathy Thompson

March 29, 2018

I love the frame. I too can see many possibilities to use it. Can’t wait to see the rest of what comes with April’s kit.

Leslie Spring
Leslie Spring

March 29, 2018

LOVE THIS!! Thanks for all you do Hero Arts!

Gretchen N
Gretchen N

March 29, 2018

This card is so much fun and so pretty! I love the festive colors (with the smooth blended background) and the flower die cuts are perfection!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 29, 2018

Fantastic card! I love the flower frame!

Ginalou
Ginalou

March 29, 2018

What a great frame. Can’t wait to get it!

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

March 29, 2018

Beautiful card! Loving that frame!

Angela Lunn
Angela Lunn

March 29, 2018

Simply love this card. Such a festive Birthday card! The flower details are simply amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Lagene
Lagene

March 29, 2018

Beautiful background, CUTE burrow and festive frame!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

March 29, 2018

What a great idea, a pinata! Such fun.

Colleen f
Colleen f

March 29, 2018

hero Arts is always coming out with new and innovative Stamp sets. This kit is looking to be a good one. Love it!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 29, 2018

Very pretty frame! Can’t wait to see what else is in this release.

jen f
jen f

March 29, 2018

Oh boy…. this is adorable! I love this style and I’m hoping to create some great cards with this kit!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 29, 2018

Such a beautiful ink blended background!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 29, 2018

It’s so beautiful, great ombre background, and that frame die is “to die for”!!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

March 29, 2018

Love the theme of this card. I live in El Paso, right on the Mexican border. This kit will be wonderful for all the cards I make for friends!

Debbie B
Debbie B

March 29, 2018

Looks like this kit is off to a good start!

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 29, 2018

So excited about this already! That frame is beautiful!!

Sue D
Sue D

March 29, 2018

So festive. Love this frame die.

Cheri
Cheri

March 29, 2018

Fantastic card….. I am excited to see the rest of this Kit and looking forward to all the card ideas. Love the frame-die – so versatile!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 29, 2018

Janette, this is so adorable, the frame die is stunning and your colours are so beautiful. I think this kit is going to be awesome!

Althea Robles
Althea Robles

March 29, 2018

It’s not a fiesta unless you have a piñata! I already love the kit!

Linda S.
Linda S.

March 29, 2018

Love the colors on your card and the frame die is so pretty; I really like Hero Arts kits.

Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

March 29, 2018

Living in New Mexico, I am anxiously waiting for this monthly kit!

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

March 29, 2018

The detailed floral frame would be a beautiful focal point of any card. Let the party begin!

Bonnie
Bonnie

March 29, 2018

Super cute card! Great ideas for Cinco de Mayo!

Nancy Fleming
Nancy Fleming

March 29, 2018

It looks like another great monthly kit! I love the frame die.

Becky Green
Becky Green

March 29, 2018

What a BEAUTIFUL floral frame!!! ;)

Betty valento
Betty valento

March 29, 2018

I can tell this is going to be a wonderful kit! Can’t wait!

Florentina Vega
Florentina Vega

March 29, 2018

I love the full size frame die and the piñata, just waiting to see what else it’s included in the kit. Beautiful catd, Janette, thank you for sharing.

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

March 29, 2018

that’s such a fun card! love the colors and the frame :)

Florie
Florie

March 29, 2018

This card it’s so beautiful, thank you for sharing. I just love the full size frame die, I can’t wait to get mine.

SAndra
SAndra

March 29, 2018

So pretty love this card

Carolyn S
Carolyn S

March 29, 2018

It is a lovely card although I wasn’t sure what a piñata was. I thought that was filled with candy and you hit it. I thought this was an alpaca or llama. I KNEW I needed to learned more about stamping but I guess I have lots more to learn?

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 29, 2018

Swooning over the lacy frame! Can’t wait to see more.

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

March 29, 2018

What a fun release! The frame die looks beautiful.

Lauren
Lauren

March 29, 2018

Looks like this kit will be party packed and full of fun!

Joanne Swarthout
Joanne Swarthout

March 29, 2018

Love this!

Phi
Phi

March 29, 2018

Great card. Can’t wait to see more!

Betty
Betty

March 29, 2018

I love the lacy look that you are starting out with.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

March 29, 2018

I love that frame die. Very detailed!

Janet
Janet

March 29, 2018

Let’s party! Love the piñata idea. Looking forward to more peaks at what this kit includes.

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

March 29, 2018

This month’s theme looks intriguing! Can’t wait to see the next image!

Ana
Ana

March 29, 2018

Love this card! So festive! Hope hope hope there are more sentiments in Spanish!

Annette Hindes
Annette Hindes

March 29, 2018

Really Really Pretty! Love the variety of the kits!

Kiyomi
Kiyomi

March 29, 2018

Lovely card! the frame die is beautiful!

Celeste C
Celeste C

March 29, 2018

What a fun birthday card!!!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 29, 2018

Awesome card!!! Colors are great!!!

Beverly Rykerd
Beverly Rykerd

March 29, 2018

Who doesn’t love a fiesta? Muy bueno!

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

March 29, 2018

Love the card. Can’t wait to see more with this kit.

Donna V
Donna V

March 29, 2018

Gorgeous ink blending! Love the frame, it’s to die for.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

March 29, 2018

So excited to see this kit!

Leslie pierson
Leslie pierson

March 29, 2018

I LOVE the frame it will add do much versatility to my collection.

Martha F Deines
Martha F Deines

March 29, 2018

Love the fun theme this month, can’t wait to see more!!!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

March 29, 2018

The frame is beautiful. Lots of different uses.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 29, 2018

love the background sponging and the cute little image:)

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

March 29, 2018

Darling card! Love that frame die!!!!!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

March 29, 2018

I love the die cut border. Great flower effect.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

March 29, 2018

This is so cute. I love the way you made the center flower dimensional. Looking forward to seeing more inspiration.

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 29, 2018

The card with the donkey and the colorful p Poncho looks so adorable. Loving the Fiesta theme for this month s kit.

Diana
Diana

March 29, 2018

I love the frame! I can’t wait to use it!

Tina
Tina

March 29, 2018

Kit looks fun! I love the full size frame die!!

Brenda B
Brenda B

March 29, 2018

We celebrate Fiesta each April in San Antonio and would love to have this stamp and die! Love your card!

Marianne
Marianne

March 29, 2018

Too cute!

katherine
katherine

March 29, 2018

very cute card!

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

March 29, 2018

Wow! Loving that border die. Great job on the ink blending!

Hank
Hank

March 29, 2018

Awesome frame and great card!

Trina Pham
Trina Pham

March 29, 2018

Cute and fun.

Ruth
Ruth

March 29, 2018

Love the colors used here simple beautiful card.

Sue Rhodes
Sue Rhodes

March 29, 2018

Painting with Distress Oxide re-inkers works beautifully here, blending well with the background colors. I like how you curved out the main flowers in the frame. Very pretty!

Kim Sharabba
Kim Sharabba

March 29, 2018

Oh my word, this is an adorable card! Can’t wait to see more.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

March 29, 2018

Cute card! I love the colors, and the 3 dimensional look of the flowers.

Joyce Mc
Joyce Mc

March 29, 2018

What a great frame die! That alone is worth being the kit. Can’t wait to see more.

Glorie
Glorie

March 29, 2018

Love the frame die. So intricate.

Terri
Terri

March 29, 2018

Super cute Card…I love the frame die…The possibilities are endless!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 29, 2018

Awesome frame die!!

littlen
littlen

March 29, 2018

Beautiful frame. Great ink blending.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

March 29, 2018

I love the colors, and I am excited to see the full frame die! Beautiful! And thanks for acknowledging and honoring the Easter Holiday! :-)

Ana A
Ana A

March 29, 2018

This Lama card is amazing!! I LOVE the frame die against the background. Gorgeous!

amy
amy

March 29, 2018

THIS is so much FUN.

Sabrina Radican
Sabrina Radican

March 29, 2018

Cute card and adorable donkey!!

Chris
Chris

March 29, 2018

What a happy fun theme!

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

March 29, 2018

That frame is gorgeous!

Terri
Terri

March 29, 2018

Love the card and colors you used! This brings out the party and I can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Lynn O’Sullivan
Lynn O’Sullivan

March 29, 2018

OMG, my grandson has an April. birthday!!!! Fun, fun, fun.

Elizabeth Dean
Elizabeth Dean

March 29, 2018

Love the frame die! I can’t wait to see more!

Roger
Roger

March 29, 2018

Oh my gawd if this is a Mexican themed kit, I can’t wait. I love piñatas. All the colors you can color it is so much fun.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 29, 2018

This looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 29, 2018

I love the full sized frame die!
Can’t wait to see more
Thanks!

Joy J.
Joy J.

March 29, 2018

Love that snow die cut and how you gave the flowers dimension. I noticed it right away!

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

March 29, 2018

Wow, look at that frame! Excited to see what else is in this kit.

Em
Em

March 29, 2018

Love the fancy frame and your colors and that beautifully decorated little donkey.

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

March 29, 2018

I just love the background colors! Beautiful card. I’m very curious about this kit!

Amy Kleinschmit
Amy Kleinschmit

March 29, 2018

Looks like this kit is going to be awesome!!

Teri Frank
Teri Frank

March 29, 2018

What an awesome looking frame die! Love love!

candy Hazzard
candy Hazzard

March 29, 2018

Wow that frame is awesome