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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Hero Arts April 04, 2020 228 Comments

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. A reminder, this month shipping will be delayed. Currently we estimate that shipping will begin April 20. We know you are excited to get your kit and appreciate your patience as we work through delays during this time of COVID-19. We are sending love and support, as well as healing thoughts to those who know people who have fallen sick or are sick themselves.

Let's see what our newest Creative Team member came up with...

Hey there! Daniel West here to show off the My Monthly Hero Card Kit for April 2020 with a switch up on the stencil included in this kit.

The landscape stencil includes a wavy foreground and a cloudy sky with a sun or moon, depending on how you use it! For this card, I used the stencil to create an Aussie desert scene with Reactive Inks, blender brushes and some masking. I figured the change-up on this card would give you some ideas on how to use the stencil for all it's worth!

To begin, I prepped the stencil with some tacky spray adhesive and laid it down over a 4 x 5.25" panel of Dove White cardstock. Then, I gently added ink down the front of the panel in Blue Hawaii, Taffy, and Lemon Drop inks. Then, I masked off the bottom portion in two sections by cutting rounded shapes out plain paper. Each dune got a different color: Fruit Punch and Berry Smoothie. For each color, I turned the stencil in a different direction.

Next, I placed my critters, sentiment and tree from the main kit into the Hero Arts MISTI and stamped them on the front with Intensified Black Ink.

To finish off the card, I popped up my panel on the front of a top folded card base using fun foam and Precision Glue.

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

There is still more inspiration coming, be sure to tune in to the rest of the Countdown!





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Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

April 06, 2020

I like the colorful landscape and sky. The colors blended together so well and really makes the tree pop!

Audrey Andrews
Audrey Andrews

April 06, 2020

Nicely done 😊 Some interesting techniques as well.

Kate
Kate

April 06, 2020

I’m wild for these patterns!😀

Carol H
Carol H

April 06, 2020

Love the way the background is in this card. Great colours.

tina z.
tina z.

April 06, 2020

simply stunning!

Alice Turak
Alice Turak

April 06, 2020

Reminds me of the travels I cannot take right now. thank you.

Karen L K
Karen L K

April 05, 2020

What a nice scene! Very clever of you to use that stencil like you did!

karenajo
karenajo

April 05, 2020

Really am loving these new stencils ! Great card – love the colors and the design and the critters and tree! Thanks for sharing!

NCDonna
NCDonna

April 05, 2020

Love how bright & busy your card is and how well it fits together!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

April 05, 2020

What a great tip to use the stencil in a unique way.

Tina Herbeck
Tina Herbeck

April 05, 2020

Love the rainbow of colors! And those critters are so cute!!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

April 05, 2020

I love this stenciled background, it reminds me of fabric and a woodblock print. Such a gorgeous card!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 05, 2020

I love your card! It’s so much fun to see how someone can choose such different colors and have the whole scene blend flawlessly. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

April 05, 2020

Love love love those silhouettes against the rainbow background!

rachel duong
rachel duong

April 05, 2020

The patterned landscape is beautiful and so interesting. The animals are so awesome as I do not own any of these animal stamps.

TRACEY LANDT
TRACEY LANDT

April 05, 2020

Great choice of colours and blending Daniel. Cannot wait for the full reveal of
this kit. Looks Australian to me, or maybe that’s just because I am Australian?
T x

Andrea B
Andrea B

April 05, 2020

I love how you created the different sand dunes on the background! Great card!

Barbara M
Barbara M

April 05, 2020

Love all the colors on this card. Can’t wait to use the stencil.

Nicole S
Nicole S

April 05, 2020

Lovely colors and really liking the sentiments in this kit!

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

April 05, 2020

I am immediately drawn to the sky in this card. The colors are so bright! The critters are adorable under the tree.

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WXVqtRYC

April 05, 2020

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Nikki S
Nikki S

April 05, 2020

What a cool card. Thanks for sharing

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

This card is beautiful with all the different colors. I love the cute animals too.

Carolyn
Carolyn

April 05, 2020

Bright and vibrant card-it’s great! I’m really excited about that tree!

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

This card is so beautiful, I love this stencil. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Linda
Linda

April 05, 2020

Love IT!!

Marianne
Marianne

April 05, 2020

Such a fun card. Love stencilled patterns.

Jade
Jade

April 05, 2020

What a gorgeous card. I love your colorful and scenic background.

Diana Metts
Diana Metts

April 05, 2020

Love the creative use of the stencil on this card! Gives me so many ideas. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

April 05, 2020

Beautiful color choice on this card. Love the pattern.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

April 05, 2020

Fabulous card; I love how you changed the stencil direction and colors for the dunes. I really like that tree silouhette, because it is not solid. I am excited to see more of the kit!

Bertha
Bertha

April 05, 2020

Love the silhouette stamps against that colourful background! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Soffa
Laurie Soffa

April 05, 2020

love the bright colors! cute kit

Gael
Gael

April 05, 2020

This stencil is wonderful, I love what you did with all the colors!

Valerija
Valerija

April 05, 2020

Wow, I just love this card. The images are wonderful and your stenciling and colours too.
Valerija xx

Brenda
Brenda

April 05, 2020

WOW! I love how you made the dunes go in different directions and these colors are fantastic!

sara n
sara n

April 05, 2020

wow i love those colors, they look amazing

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

April 05, 2020

The clever use of colors gives this card so much movement. Thanks for showing us how to use different colors for ground cover.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

April 05, 2020

This is so cool! I love the colors you used!

Claudia K Anderson
Claudia K Anderson

April 05, 2020

This stencil is so cool! I can’t wait to see the rest of the release!

Lisa
Lisa

April 05, 2020

This card is awesome, love the pattern and the colors!

Patsy
Patsy

April 05, 2020

Thanks for breaking down your technique. The card looks “alive”.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

April 05, 2020

Your card is beautiful, I really need to get some stencils and reactive inks to try something new. Looking forward to this month’s card kit. Be safe.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

April 05, 2020

Looking forward to this month’s kit, I do not have many stencils not very comfortable with them. Hoping this would be the time to really get into using stencils.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

April 05, 2020

Cool stencil. Looks like it would be fun to use with inks or embossing pastes.

Holly Lau
Holly Lau

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card! Can’t wait for the release day!

Donna Hatfield
Donna Hatfield

April 05, 2020

Love the color combination.

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

April 05, 2020

such cool cards! the color combos seem endless!

Sunnyk
Sunnyk

April 05, 2020

Love the ink stencilling! Is a koala to come?

Elizabeth Motyka
Elizabeth Motyka

April 05, 2020

I am excited about these ink colors and the stencil a perfect combo

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

April 05, 2020

Such a great set…nature at its best! Love the reactive inks!

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

April 05, 2020

Loved the layering of the ground in those beautiful colors,

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

April 05, 2020

Great stencil work. Such a striking scene. You can almost feel the heat.

cscholet@tampabay.rr.com
cscholet@tampabay.rr.com

April 05, 2020

Love the way the different color blocks blend and how the black silhouette pops.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

April 05, 2020

I am loving this stencil and the way you used it for the hills if so cute…

sandra hall
sandra hall

April 05, 2020

you made a very interesting landscaoe

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

April 05, 2020

I actually love how you did the sand dunes. Fab idea., I adore the black silhouettes as well. Thank you!

Kathy Benjamin
Kathy Benjamin

April 05, 2020

Love this ❤❤

Eva N
Eva N

April 05, 2020

Wow, you used the stencil in such a creative way. This is a fun card!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

April 05, 2020

Love this card Daniel. Thanks for the tips on getting the most out of the stencil!

Maria B
Maria B

April 05, 2020

Nice use of color in the sky and ground.

Laura P
Laura P

April 05, 2020

Ooooh, the stenciled background is amazing and the perfect ground for the animals! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!

Sharon C
Sharon C

April 05, 2020

I am loving this stencil! Great color scheme.

Holly
Holly

April 05, 2020

I love your twist on using the stencil! It really gives great definition to your sand dunes.

Lisa
Lisa

April 05, 2020

Please pick me 😁

Melodie Isreal
Melodie Isreal

April 05, 2020

I loved the bright colors and the stenciling to create the landscaping!

D.L. Wilson
D.L. Wilson

April 05, 2020

What a cute, happy card. Thank you.

Brandi R
Brandi R

April 04, 2020

Fabulous use of your colors. Such a wonderful card. Love it ♥

Erika M Shapiro
Erika M Shapiro

April 04, 2020

This is beautiful and creative! I love it!

Missy Ree
Missy Ree

April 04, 2020

Love the layers and the silhouette.

Annette Bridges
Annette Bridges

April 04, 2020

These cards have the greatest color combos! Thanks for sharing.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 04, 2020

Such a lovely card with great colors! :)

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

April 04, 2020

Great idea about using the stencil in different directions. Love your style Daniel. Joyce

Iza Malek
Iza Malek

April 04, 2020

Adorable card ! I love these colors combinations. I can’t wait to get your new stamp kit .

Golda
Golda

April 04, 2020

I love the colors you used with the stencil! This is great.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

April 04, 2020

I like the silhouettes against the colorful background. Very curious to see what this stencil looks like!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

April 04, 2020

I love the different layers of land and sky!

Julie Lutz
Julie Lutz

April 04, 2020

looks like another fun hero arts kit!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

April 04, 2020

Gorgeous scene! Loving
the lovely colors as well.
Carla from Utah

Sandye
Sandye

April 04, 2020

Oh those colors are gorgeous!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

April 04, 2020

What a fun card! Love all the color and patterns!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

April 04, 2020

Awesome colors for this scene!

Sue D
Sue D

April 04, 2020

Love the colors and patterns.

Lyndi
Lyndi

April 04, 2020

Daniel, this card is gorgeous! So glad you are on the team and you hit it out of the park with this beauty. Way to go, so excited about this kit!

KerrynM
KerrynM

April 04, 2020

Gorgoues card. Love the bright happy colors

Shirley Galecki
Shirley Galecki

April 04, 2020

Beautiful colors. Can’t wait to try blending and stenciling. You make it look easy

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

April 04, 2020

So awesome!!! Love this! I want this kit!!!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

April 04, 2020

This is so beautiful love the colours

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

April 04, 2020

Beautiful!

Aline Diener
Aline Diener

April 04, 2020

Love this card and the contrast with the tree and animals vs the back ground. Can’t wait !!!!

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss

April 04, 2020

Wow!!!! Stunning!!!!!!!!

Juliana Twardzik
Juliana Twardzik

April 04, 2020

I love the colors you used and love that stencil!

lee
lee

April 04, 2020

What a nice card! I love the bright colors!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

April 04, 2020

The colors you chose are beautiful! I’m definitely intrigued to see the rest of the kit…

Glenna
Glenna

April 04, 2020

Such a wonderful card. The use of this stencil is so bold. Love it.

Savvy Me
Savvy Me

April 04, 2020

I like how you made the tree and animals pop with the gorgeous sky. Great card!

Megan Caulder
Megan Caulder

April 04, 2020

I love all of the colors and patterns together.

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

April 04, 2020

Great colors. Cannot wait to see the stencil and all the items in this kit

Joni Morrill
Joni Morrill

April 04, 2020

I love the colors on this one.

Tani K
Tani K

April 04, 2020

What a colorful card, so pretty. Can’t wait to get this kit.

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