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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28 Responses

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

April 04, 2020

Beautiful card. The Aussie themed card kit is awesome.

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

April 04, 2020

Love your background the colors are so beautiful . This kit truly will inspire you too take a step back and be amazed with the beauty of nature.

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

April 04, 2020

Love the colors! I can see the possibility of this stencil in creating a zebra pattern background too.

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

April 04, 2020

Wow! Very vibrant. Loving this kit.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

April 04, 2020

Love how creatively you’ve used the stencil! Can’t wait to see what it looks like in its entirety!

Susan King
Susan King

April 04, 2020

I really like the stencil and like what Daniel did to the dunes by using two colors. The tree is so different in a really good way from any other trees on the market. Very versatile and can’t wait to use it!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

April 04, 2020

I am loving the animals in this release. Those stencils are amazing. I love the bright colors. Can’t wait to see more.

Debi
Debi

April 04, 2020

Thanks Daniel for showing us how to be creative with the stencil.
Your card design certainly does give you the feeling of being down under.
Great color combo.

Felicia C
Felicia C

April 04, 2020

Each day I grow more and more fond of this stencil in our upcoming kit. Thank you Daniel, for offering us a creativity edge! Love the color combos as well. Great job!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

April 04, 2020

I like the sentiments in this kit!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

April 04, 2020

I love the colors that you chose for this card. Really shows the versatility of this stencil. Can’t wait to see what else this kit contains.

Beth
Beth

April 04, 2020

Really enjoyed your card

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

April 04, 2020

What a great release! Love the card with the critters…
Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

April 04, 2020

Such a beautiful card! Colors are stunning! I would never have thought of that use with the stencil on my own…thank you!

Sherry
Sherry

April 04, 2020

Cute card. Like the cats

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

April 04, 2020

OMG – the more I see that amazing stencil the more I want it. Love what you’ve done with it. So many possiblities.

Linda S.
Linda S.

April 04, 2020

I really like the bright colors and how you rounded the dunes on your card. Thanks for sharing. Be well.

Dee Ann Matthews
Dee Ann Matthews

April 04, 2020

What wonderful graphic scenes that honor the ocean & Australia!

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

April 04, 2020

Love the colorful card! The ombre ink pads come to mind.

Toni L
Toni L

April 04, 2020

Daniel you have created an amazing card. Love what you have done with the stencil and the glorious colour selection.

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

April 04, 2020

Awesome Card Daniel !!

Julia D.
Julia D.

April 04, 2020

Great rainbow colors! Looks like another great kit. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Iris López
Iris López

April 04, 2020

Fantastic card. Very clever use of the stencil.

JoSi
JoSi

April 04, 2020

Your card creates a feeling of being out in nature. The colors you choose to use give a feeling of peace and serenity.

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

April 04, 2020

I love the texture you created by laying the stencil in different directions.

Deborah Isaac
Deborah Isaac

April 04, 2020

I love the stencil in this set. Can’t wait to see the rest of this kit❣️

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

April 04, 2020

I like the way you used the stencil in different directions – very nice – may you and your family stay safe and healthy during these tough times

Julie
Julie

April 04, 2020

Turning stencils smacks forehead Another creative tip learned! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us!