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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway!

by Ilina Crouse March 30, 2018 259 Comments

We're back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the April My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, April 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Don’t forget to comment on each and every countdown post as we’ll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Now, let's join Ilina with another idea using the kit...

 

Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration yesterday and today using the fiesta-themed April My Monthly Hero Kit. For my card today I decided to do a "not standard" size card - 4 1/2" square. I started by creating a template from vellum measuring 4"x4" by drawing 2 lines diagonally and then another 2 through the center (1 vertical and 1 horizontal). I then used this template to stamp the flowers and flourish in a perfect circle using Intense Black ink onto a 4" square piece of alcohol friendly white card stock. Once I was done with the stamping I used Copic markers to color the flowers. I added a vellum overlay on top in order to soften the look of the panel, so when I add the main image on top, the focus is not on the background, but the main image. 

I stamped the banner and the little dancing mouse, again using Intense Black ink and colored them using Copic markers. Cut them out and using foam adhesive adhered onto the panel. Lastly, I trimmed a Pool folded notecard down to 4 1/4" and adhered my panel onto it and added some Crystal Lacquer onto the flowers on the mouse's head. 

I hope you enjoyed today's peeks and come back tomorrow for more inspiration and ideas. Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a kit before it launches!

 

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Marylurdys Hernandez
Marylurdys Hernandez

April 02, 2018

Versatile flowers! Great kit. Gracias for including all the Spanish sentiments!

Sandra
Sandra

April 02, 2018

This card is so sweet! I love the colors you chose for her dress and I love love love the floral frame and vellum overlay! It’s perfect! Thank you for sharing!

Ana Laughlin
Ana Laughlin

April 02, 2018

So cute!!! Love the coloring!

DSW
DSW

April 01, 2018

Love the use of vellum to soften the background images and the coloring of the cute mouse’s dress and the flowers on her head. Pretty card!

Rebecca Ballard
Rebecca Ballard

April 01, 2018

Stunning, striking and beautiful. 💃🏻

Toni L
Toni L

April 01, 2018

Hoe sweet!

Tasha Jorgensen
Tasha Jorgensen

April 01, 2018

What a lovely card design! The flowers behind the image is so pretty!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

April 01, 2018

This reminds me of a movie called Fievel. Cute

Sharon Vincz 👻
Sharon Vincz 👻

April 01, 2018

I’m ready to dance! 💃. She is so cute! Love The cleaver background.

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

April 01, 2018

Love the way you did your background. Nice color selection too. Looking forward to the full reveal!

Ellen
Ellen

April 01, 2018

The little mouse is so adorable and the background is a nice touch.

Stacey
Stacey

April 01, 2018

Love the florals in the kit too, super pretty.

Tabitha Kelley
Tabitha Kelley

April 01, 2018

I love all the bright colors.

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

April 01, 2018

So adorable and pretty !!

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

April 01, 2018

Thanks for sharing the way you stamped the perfect circle of flowers. You card is really nice.

Mateja P
Mateja P

April 01, 2018

Vellum makes it look so nice. Perfect backdrop for that little beauty :)

Dena Byerley
Dena Byerley

April 01, 2018

The coloring is gorgeous

Carolyn P
Carolyn P

April 01, 2018

Love the mouse

Tami
Tami

April 01, 2018

Very cute!! I love the way you colored the dancing mouse – so sweet!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

April 01, 2018

Love the stamped wreath technique. The flower stamps look so versatile.

Carolyn Pokorney
Carolyn Pokorney

April 01, 2018

This Stamp set will definitely let me utilize my coloring skills and creativity.

C4G
C4G

April 01, 2018

Neato!

Brandy Moore
Brandy Moore

April 01, 2018

I LOVE the design of this one !

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

April 01, 2018

Interesting combination

Janis Litynsky
Janis Litynsky

April 01, 2018

This is a sweet stamp set… Will look forward to seeing the rest of the Collection..

Cheri
Cheri

April 01, 2018

cute card & like the flowers…..especially the way they are stamped in a circle to frame the cute mouse!

Ann-Bsidecrafter
Ann-Bsidecrafter

April 01, 2018

Cool way to create the background.

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

April 01, 2018

Love the little mouse. She really pops against the background with the vellum ❤️

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

April 01, 2018

Love the way you came up with stamping in a circle. Genius. April is my birthday month.

Beth B.
Beth B.

April 01, 2018

Adorable! Love the fun in this card. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

Rachel
Rachel

April 01, 2018

I’m new to crafting. Love this card!

Janet Axtman
Janet Axtman

April 01, 2018

She’s an elegant little mouse. TFS!

Linda S.
Linda S.

April 01, 2018

I really like the stamped background on your card.

Anita C Sorensen
Anita C Sorensen

April 01, 2018

You did a beautiful job on this card.

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

April 01, 2018

Beautiful card. I love the color palette.

Bessie
Bessie

March 31, 2018

I like the square card with the inked floral frame. Her purple dress is eyecatching

Kim Benjamin
Kim Benjamin

March 31, 2018

Love it

Mitzi
Mitzi

March 31, 2018

Thanks for sharing your fun card & the opportunity to win.

Jessica Lyczynski
Jessica Lyczynski

March 31, 2018

So fun and festive! I love it!!!

Nan L.
Nan L.

March 31, 2018

I love the use of the pastel egg colors, and the sweet mouse. Such a beautiful use of the flowers about her head! Thank you for the inspiration!

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 31, 2018

Love it! Beautiful card! Looks like she’s having fun dancing!

Madeline
Madeline

March 31, 2018

Nice background! Lovely card

Lyndel T
Lyndel T

March 31, 2018

Love the banner and the leafy flourish

Amy
Amy

March 31, 2018

Love love love!!!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 31, 2018

Very pretty card Ilina. I love that purple dress!

Robin P
Robin P

March 31, 2018

Beautiful card. I like how you took the focus off the background.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

March 31, 2018

Fabulous! And such a happy image.!

Susan S. Thompson
Susan S. Thompson

March 31, 2018

Using the vellum was a grand idea, and then putting the banner and the Senorita on it looks great!

StephanieM
StephanieM

March 31, 2018

The background of this card reminds me of a sugar skull mask. Love it!

Winona
Winona

March 31, 2018

The change from the typical A2 card size is a bonus for this card. I like the way the mouse is popped up and especially enjoy my favorite color of purple. Mucho gracias¡

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

March 31, 2018

Such an adorable card! I love it! :-)

cindi hall
cindi hall

March 31, 2018

You did a great job of coloring the little senorita! Love this new stamp set!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 31, 2018

That is a gorgeous card. Love the idea of vellum to soften the back ground. Beautiful mouse too!

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

March 31, 2018

I really like the size of your card. It emphasizes the cute dancing mouse. She is so cute!

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

March 31, 2018

Love, love the background that you created and the color palette also.

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

March 31, 2018

What a festive card!

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

March 31, 2018

Pretty senorita!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

March 31, 2018

I can’t get enough of the mice. How unique and adorable. They make me want to get up and do the cha cha. Great tip on making a wreath. Love it.

Jessica L.
Jessica L.

March 31, 2018

This is so sweet! Love the background and the coloring, beautiful ✨

Florentina Vega
Florentina Vega

March 31, 2018

Iliana, I love the combining of the background, velum and copic coloring without forgetting that you used a non standard square card to elaborate such beautiful card that is suitable for children as well as for adults.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

March 31, 2018

I adore these festive dancing mice. This little lady is so cute and your background is perfect!

Jeanne H
Jeanne H

March 31, 2018

Oh, your dancing mouse and the circle of flowers are just darling. Love ’em.

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

March 31, 2018

Love the graceful mouse!

jen forster
jen forster

March 31, 2018

She is so cute! I love her – she exudes personality and this design is awesome!

Margaret
Margaret

March 31, 2018

Well, isn’t she adorable! And the background circle is beautiful!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

March 31, 2018

Purple fantastic! Cute dress and mouse!

Margery C
Margery C

March 31, 2018

Love, love, love your card. The coloring is fantastic and love the vellum overlay.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 31, 2018

Absolutely DARLING!! another Must Have kit!!

Sue
Sue

March 31, 2018

Love the vellum to mute the background

margie
margie

March 31, 2018

so cute

Hilit
Hilit

March 31, 2018

I love this card. So sweet.

Sheri
Sheri

March 31, 2018

Love the look of the velum.

Hanatsuki
Hanatsuki

March 31, 2018

The vellum panel really add something for this card. It’s so cute.

Jane
Jane

March 31, 2018

Dancing mouse …she looks so happy

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

March 31, 2018

I like the dancing mouse. Really stands out with the background.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 31, 2018

Beautiful card! I love these mice, so cute and reminds me of a cartoon episode I used to watch :)

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

March 31, 2018

Your coloring is fabulous, Love the circle stamping!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 31, 2018

Sweet card! Love the mouse in her fiesta finery, and the pretty wreath of flowers around her! Makes me want to make fiesta confetti eggs… a tradition at the fiesta parades in Santa Barbara!

Michael Rutledge
Michael Rutledge

March 31, 2018

I like the design of this one. The repeating motif in the circle or wreath focuses the attention on the central figure. Nicely done.

littlen
littlen

March 31, 2018

Beautiful color combination.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 31, 2018

What a sweetheart she is! And you’ve really
made her come to life in a beautiful way.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 31, 2018

very cute background on your card

C Cassel
C Cassel

March 31, 2018

Nice execution!

K kraft
K kraft

March 31, 2018

Pretty background with a cute dancing mouse. 💃

karen chester
karen chester

March 31, 2018

This is so adorable. Now I can even picture this little mouse dancing in the rain. Can’t wait to get my kit..

Sara jara
Sara jara

March 31, 2018

Espero con ansias esta colección

Ang
Ang

March 31, 2018

This looks like such a fun kit, can’t wait to see everything!
Ang

Cathy
Cathy

March 31, 2018

I absolutely love the take on Cinco de Mayo and the colors used on this card

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 31, 2018

Love it! Really like what you did to stamp the flowers in a circle. They frame the focal image so nicely.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 31, 2018

Love it! Really like what you did to stamp the flowers in a circle. They frame the focal image so nicely.

Marie
Marie

March 31, 2018

These stamps are soooo sweet!

Christi Conley
Christi Conley

March 31, 2018

This is SOOOO cute!

Kari Mano
Kari Mano

March 31, 2018

Such a pretty card! So excited for this months kit! It looks jam packed

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

March 31, 2018

Wow, you’ve got mad copic skills. I can never figure out how to shade folds of fabric. She is precious!

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

March 31, 2018

I never thought of mice as ‘elegant’, but this one certainly is!!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Kailash
Kailash

March 31, 2018

Love the use of vellum on this cute design!

Darlene
Darlene

March 31, 2018

This is adorable! I can’t wait to buy it!!!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

March 31, 2018

Love the design and colors you used for this card. And the dancing mouse is an adorable must-have.

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

March 31, 2018

Love the flowers

Naama E
Naama E

March 31, 2018

Love the floral images, and the vellum really gives it that extra oomph, love it! Thanks for sharing this awesome inspiration!

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