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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

Apr 05, 2020 Channin Pelletier

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Channin for another look at this versatile kit!

Hello friends! It's Channin here with a new card idea featuring the April 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit. The products in this kit were so fun to play with! I especially adored the stencil included! It is so versatile, you can use it to create not only a desert scene but you can also use it to create an ocean as well!

For this card, I first taped the stencil over a  4 1/8” x 5 3/8” panel of Dove White cardstock. I also taped off the sky from the water and ink blended the water with Blue Hawaii and Splash Reactive Inks. I then adjusted the tape to mask off the water and then ink blended the sky with Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, Fruit Punch, Taffy, and Berry Smoothie Reactive Inks. Once I had finished ink blending the panel, I then removed the stencil and then ink blended the panel again with the same colors only lightly this time.

Next, I stamped some of the images from the stamp set onto white cardstock. I stamped the mountain in Pumpkin Pie and Cup O’ Joe. I stamped the jellyfish three times in several Reactive Inks (Lemon Drop + Creamsicle, Taffy + Berry Smoothie, and Creamsicle + Fruit Punch). I then stamped the shark and dolphin in Fog and Wet Cement. Once I had finished stamping all the images I die cut them with the matching dies.

I then stamped the panel with a sentiment from the set in INTENS-ified Black ink. Next, I cut a two inch slit at the top of the water line with a craft knife and inserted the mountain. I then adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base made from Pitch Black cardstock with Precision Glue. Lastly, I adhered the die cuts and finished the card by adding some details to the shark and dolphin with a fine black marker.

I hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you so much for stopping by! 

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, April 6 before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

180 Responses

Pamela Herold

Pamela Herold

April 07, 2020

Wow! First time I have ever seen this! Shout out to Jennifer McGuire for doing it on her video. Love, love, love it!

Nancy Pearce

Nancy Pearce

April 06, 2020

The bright colors in this card makes me have happy thoughts. I am so glad the kit includes the ocean life to make it more realistic.

Audrey Andrews

Audrey Andrews

April 06, 2020

So colourful and cheery. The description of how you designed this are also awesome 😊

Kate

Kate

April 06, 2020

How punny! I am so excited to use this kit!

SarahC

SarahC

April 06, 2020

Love the ocean scene. So relaxing and colorful.

Anouk

Anouk

April 06, 2020

I like this card example a lot! Love everything ocean 😊 Also, the colors are right up my alley!

Leola  Janz

Leola Janz

April 06, 2020

I am loving the Australian animals appearing, Oi Oi Oi

Lynn

Lynn

April 06, 2020

Bright & cheery card. Love the sky with sunset & clouds. Looks like another fun kit!

Carol H

Carol H

April 06, 2020

What a cool card!! Love it!

tina z.

tina z.

April 06, 2020

absolutely amazing scene!

Alice Turak

Alice Turak

April 06, 2020

Colorful card. Thank you.

Karen L K

Karen L K

April 05, 2020

What a great scene! Such nice colors and fun sea creatures.

Eva

Eva

April 05, 2020

Wow- the colours in this card bring happy thoughts! Looks like the kit will cheer me up!

KerrynM

KerrynM

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card.

karenajo

karenajo

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous card – the sky stencil is amazing and love how you put your wonderful scene together!

Melynda Cleveland

Melynda Cleveland

April 05, 2020

Love that your paying homage to Australia-

Judy

Judy

April 05, 2020

I love Channin’s colorful background and the fun stencil. I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

NCDonna

NCDonna

April 05, 2020

I can’t wait to play with the stencil!

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

April 05, 2020

I like the scene you made. I can see how this stencil can be used for desert/Australian outback scenes or ocean scenes like this one. Looking forward to getting it.

Marianna

Marianna

April 05, 2020

Love those bright and cheerful colors. Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Amy Wazwaz

Amy Wazwaz

April 05, 2020

I love this kit. I can’t Wait to get it. These examples are wonderful.

Danielle Dietz

Danielle Dietz

April 05, 2020

Wow! The Blue Hawaii and Splash colors just jump right off the page. Visually stunning!

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

April 05, 2020

Love the card and the dolphin and shark. The details make them pop a bit more. Love the color of you sky.

Tera Fendley

Tera Fendley

April 05, 2020

Love the card.

Tina Herbeck

Tina Herbeck

April 05, 2020

I love how all the colors pop!! So cool!

Susan Petersen

Susan Petersen

April 05, 2020

Fun colors.

Vicki Mayberry

Vicki Mayberry

April 05, 2020

I love the colors in this one.

Vicki Mayberry

Vicki Mayberry

April 05, 2020

I love the colors in this one.

Miriam Prantner

Miriam Prantner

April 05, 2020

This card is just so bright and vibrant. Love the scene you created!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

April 05, 2020

Love this Auss-ome scene! Beautiful colors and details!

Laura Staley

Laura Staley

April 05, 2020

Such a bright and cheerful card! I love ocean scenes, so much fun. The shark and dolphin could be used for so many different scenes and the jellyfish are perfect!

Sidekickcards

Sidekickcards

April 05, 2020

So much fun!!!😊

Jean Heming

Jean Heming

April 05, 2020

these cards and animals are so darn gorgeous!!

Kenzie Higdon

Kenzie Higdon

April 05, 2020

This looks so fun, cute, and like an interesting kit, I just can’t wait to see what more is in store!

Lynnea Hollendonner

Lynnea Hollendonner

April 05, 2020

Oh my gosh! These colors are fabulous!!

rachel duong

rachel duong

April 05, 2020

I love the beautiful blue waves. The sharks are so cool too. I love the big rock in the background.

JoSi

JoSi

April 05, 2020

This scene is beautiful. I love the sea life! Looking forward to this release!

Julie

Julie

April 05, 2020

Ooooo, I see more critters on those dies! So excited!

Kellie

Kellie

April 05, 2020

Love the jellyfish but I’m concerned the shark and dolphin may fight. 😀

Tammy Fredrickson

Tammy Fredrickson

April 05, 2020

I love this card!!! The sky is glorious and the water is so inviting (minus the shark, lol). Love the colors. Incredible kit.

TRACEY LANDT

TRACEY LANDT

April 05, 2020

Definitely getting an Australian feel for this kit and being Australia, I am very excited!
Beautiful card Channin. Thank you for sharing.
T x

Audre G

Audre G

April 05, 2020

It looks like another awesome set. Great white sharky fun!

Andrea B

Andrea B

April 05, 2020

Stunning card – I love the vibrant colors!

Debbie Selby

Debbie Selby

April 05, 2020

Thank you for the relaxing fun in a stressful time. The kit is looking amazing again.

Shirley Wallen

Shirley Wallen

April 05, 2020

Love this kit. The options seem endless. I think it will go well with several of the past kits too.

Barbara M

Barbara M

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card.

Crystal Snedegar

Crystal Snedegar

April 05, 2020

I love, love, love all the ocean critters included in this awesome kit! I go to Sea World often with my family. This is perfect for my scrapbook pages!

Nicole S

Nicole S

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous! Makes me miss the beach!!!!

Nikki S

Nikki S

April 05, 2020

If these card doesn’t cheer you up…. I’m not sure what can. Great job

Linda Clark

Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

Great card using the stencil. This stencil is very versatile and I can’t wait to see the kit,

Aline Diener

Aline Diener

April 05, 2020

So pretty. Love this card.

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

April 05, 2020

Yikes jelly fish but… fun fun fun! Really an auss-ome kit. I really like that sky! Thanks and please stay safe and healthy!

Carolyn

Carolyn

April 05, 2020

Love the bright and vibrant colours on this card. That stencil looks particularly fabulous!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

April 05, 2020

Great card! I love how you created this beautiful water scene!! Looks like a very versatile kit.

SandyK

SandyK

April 05, 2020

I love the gorgeous sky in this scene – it’s breathtaking! Can’t wait to see more!

Marianne

Marianne

April 05, 2020

Such a happy and cheerful card. Love the look of this card kit.

Karen Jordan

Karen Jordan

April 05, 2020

I really like the bright, vivid look to the card! It’s so uplifting during these dark days we are in. Your ink blending is beautiful, and I look forward to giving it a shot!

Tonya Byrd

Tonya Byrd

April 05, 2020

Great card! The colors are amazing!

Jade

Jade

April 05, 2020

What a wonderful card. I love the way you did the sky and the ocean. Gorgeous. And the animals really accent the card. Thank you.

Katie Coggins

Katie Coggins

April 05, 2020

Love the sneaks of the animals and secretly hoping there is a platypus in there!

Nancy Tolan

Nancy Tolan

April 05, 2020

this card is awesome. It shows that you can use this kit for other things than aussie themed.

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

April 05, 2020

This card is beautiful and vibrant! The young guys in my family would love this card. Great job!

Joni Morrill

Joni Morrill

April 05, 2020

I love it!

Diane Loughrey

Diane Loughrey

April 05, 2020

This kit has stolen my heart.

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

April 05, 2020

Nice and colorful card. Very vibrant and beaitiful

Faridah McAtamney

Faridah McAtamney

April 05, 2020

Hi from Sydney, Australia. G’day, Chanin. Very vibrant colours for our sunburnt Aussie scenery. So beautiful. Thank you and take care.

Joyce Soo Hoo

Joyce Soo Hoo

April 05, 2020

Channing, your card is so bright and cheerful. Love it. Love Australia.

Teri Weisberger

Teri Weisberger

April 05, 2020

Awesome card!

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

April 05, 2020

Such a cheerful card; the ocean scene with sky is great! I am looking forward to seeing more!

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

April 05, 2020

Fun card—can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Maureen Reiss

Maureen Reiss

April 05, 2020

Wow!!!! Look at that Amazing sky!!!!!!!

Melissa Leftrick

Melissa Leftrick

April 05, 2020

Omg I love it!!! I would love to win this kit as I haven’t been able to get my hands on one yet! I would love to create with it!!

SueB

SueB

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card! Great look with using the stencil to showcase the sea animals.

Patt H.

Patt H.

April 05, 2020

What gorgeous coloring! Love this vibrant card & all the awesome stencilling!

Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.

April 05, 2020

Love these bright, happy colors!

Iris López

Iris López

April 05, 2020

Love this card. Beautiful colors.

Bertha

Bertha

April 05, 2020

Is that Ayers Rock I see? I like that the wavey water stamp could be sand or water. That makes this such a versatile set. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Nina S

Nina S

April 05, 2020

Oh my…is that an emu die I see?? This kit looks amazing!

Laurie Soffa

Laurie Soffa

April 05, 2020

This really looks like a fun kit, lots of stamps and dies! excited

Bonnie Miller

Bonnie Miller

April 05, 2020

Just love the sea and sky affects. Cannot wait. Like I having anything else to do!!!

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

April 05, 2020

This kit looks amazing!

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

April 05, 2020

The colors on this card are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous!! I’m hoping this kit is the start of a whole “travel” series. Really can’t wait to play with this kit!!! Auss-some!

Gael

Gael

April 05, 2020

Another amazing sample! Wow

Jenna Batik

Jenna Batik

April 05, 2020

This stencil seems so versatile- from water to sand. And the colors on this card are gorgeous. I am so looking forward to the whole release.

Valerija

Valerija

April 05, 2020

This is very beautiful card. Love the scene you have created. Great shark! So wonderful!
Valerija xx

Margaret R

Margaret R

April 05, 2020

Beautiful scene! And love the “auss-ome” sentiment!

Brenda

Brenda

April 05, 2020

I love how versatile this stencil is and what a great idea to cut a slit for the mountain to slide into!

Carolyn

Carolyn

April 05, 2020

These colours are vibrant and cheerful. Even if we can’t go anywhere we can image a tropical vacation.

sara n

sara n

April 05, 2020

I love the jellyfish! Beautiful card

Miriam M.

Miriam M.

April 05, 2020

I love the theme! I love nature and animals, this kit is fantastic!

Nancy Knapp

Nancy Knapp

April 05, 2020

I’m really excited to get my monthly kit! It looks like there are a lot of animals in it!

Margery C

Margery C

April 05, 2020

Wow, amazing sea card. Nice to see the versatility of the set. Can’t wait to get it.

Felicia C

Felicia C

April 05, 2020

Now I see you are teasing us with some of the kit in the background. I just love sea scenes and this one knocks it out of the park!

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

April 05, 2020

This is such a nice kit with all of the animals. Endless possibilities. Love you water.

lee

lee

April 05, 2020

So pretty! I love that sunset!

Lyndi

Lyndi

April 05, 2020

I love this card so much! It’s beautiful, and I also am thankful that you showed way more in your picture of what will be in the kit! Thanks Channin!

Ana

Ana

April 05, 2020

This card is great fun! It made me smile the minute I saw which currently is so necessary. Thanks for the inspiration

Claudia K Anderson

Claudia K Anderson

April 05, 2020

SO many ways to use one stencil! Looks like an awesome release!

Terrie D.

Terrie D.

April 05, 2020

Wow! What a cool ocean scene! :)

Helen

Helen

April 05, 2020

The stencil from this kit provides such amazing backgrounds for all the stamped/die cut images. You’re card is lovely…a great example of this kit’s possibilities. tfs-be healthy.

Toni L

Toni L

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous card—the colours are stunning!

Patsy

Patsy

April 05, 2020

Thencolors are so vibrant, I feel like I could jump into this card (but I’m afraid of sharks LOL). Thanks for sharing.

Lisa

Lisa

April 05, 2020

Your monthly kits are such a good value and filled with all kinds of creative. Beautiful card!

Ann

Ann

April 05, 2020

Such beautiful colors!! The stencil is so versatile!!!

Evelyn Larson

Evelyn Larson

April 05, 2020

Your card is so beautiful, I need some reactive inks, stencil, and courage to use them. Looking forward to this month’s kit. Be safe.

Barbara Huyck

Barbara Huyck

April 05, 2020

Love heros art so many talented people with vision of thing we would like to make cards with. They show us how to make beautiful cards even a beginner can say yes I can!!
Thank you .

Donna Hatfield

Donna Hatfield

April 05, 2020

The colors are amazing!

JanetB

JanetB

April 05, 2020

I love that the stencil can be used for water or sand, and sun or moon, so versatile. What a beautiful card with wonderful colors!

Terry

Terry

April 05, 2020

Love the sky. Another wonderful kit!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

April 05, 2020

I love that sunset sky and cute fish in the sea!!!

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

April 05, 2020

Live what you’re all doing with that stencil!

Sunnyk

Sunnyk

April 05, 2020

A great design. Could use a card like this for for many purposes!

kel berg

kel berg

April 05, 2020

wow these cards are great. this kit looks awesome! i love that it is water and desert and i love the looks i’ll be able to create!

Susan McRae

Susan McRae

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous sky colors and I love the variety of sea creatures!

Shirley Galecki

Shirley Galecki

April 05, 2020

Really beautiful. Love all the colors you put together. Can’t wait to see the whole kit

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

April 05, 2020

Love this kit! Can’t wait to play with it. Spread love!

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

April 05, 2020

This is very vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

beverly robinson

beverly robinson

April 05, 2020

Those colors are so bright and cheerful—just what we need during these challenging times.

Erica Lazaro

Erica Lazaro

April 05, 2020

It always surprise me how you can make with inks and stamps .

Golda

Golda

April 05, 2020

This is such a bright and beautiful card!

Joanne W

Joanne W

April 05, 2020

Love the use of color. The stencil is awesome.

Elizabeth Motyka

Elizabeth Motyka

April 05, 2020

Love the beautiful colors and the stencil . Jellyfish are super cute!

Teresa Wang

Teresa Wang

April 05, 2020

Beautiful sky and ocean scene! Love the vibrant colors.

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Susanbcards

Susanbcards

April 05, 2020

I love Hero Arts stencils! This kit looks great! You did a lovely job.

Cyndee S

Cyndee S

April 05, 2020

Looks like this kit will be versatile for other marine scenes as well – with the dolphin, shark and jellyfish. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit.

Karen L Hetherington

Karen L Hetherington

April 05, 2020

I love your bright and cheerful card. Thanks for sharing. This kit looks great!

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

April 05, 2020

love this scene you created – so excited to see the full kit:)

Marilyn P

Marilyn P

April 05, 2020

This card reminds me that the sun will come up tomorrow/next week/next month/ or soon.

Teri S.

Teri S.

April 05, 2020

I am enamoured with this stencil H.A. has created! What a great idea. Your card is colourful & happy looking. Such good blending you’ve done Channin. I am so happy to see there are jelly fish in this set too. I know they can sting, but they are so cool to watch moving in the water.

Marilyn P

Marilyn P

April 05, 2020

Looks like so many possibilities for this kit! Love the water & sky.

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

April 05, 2020

Beautiful, fun card. I love that stencil and the colors are amazing.

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

April 05, 2020

This is a beautiful card! I’m really loving that stencil.

Margaret T.

Margaret T.

April 05, 2020

On an 112 degree day a beautiful ocean washing into the Outback might be a welcome surprise! Wash away the flies please.

Christine Eck

Christine Eck

April 05, 2020

So fun and bright! Thank you for sharing!

Kailash

Kailash

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous card, love this ocean scene! Fabulous colors and the use of the stencil is brilliant!

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

April 05, 2020

I love all the ink blending everyone is doing… this stencil is going to be an added addition to everyone’s collection…. TFS

Tamra Barnes

Tamra Barnes

April 05, 2020

I love the ink blended background! Beautiful

Michele W

Michele W

April 05, 2020

Great card! Love the versatility of this stencil and the clever way you inserted the mountain. Your use of color really cheered me up. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Reyes

Bonnie Reyes

April 08, 2020

During these difficult times, this takes me back to time spent in Hawaii🌴🌴🌴

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

April 05, 2020

So beautiful! That sky is gorgeous!

sandra hall

sandra hall

April 05, 2020

very colorful

Iza Malek

Iza Malek

April 05, 2020

Amazing card ! So bright!! 😻 I love it !

PHYLLIS FREESE

PHYLLIS FREESE

April 05, 2020

This is such a bright & cheerful card which a welcome relief from the scary virus looming outside.

Lagene

Lagene

April 05, 2020

Lovely ocean scene, I love the jelly fish, reminds me of the Gulf Coast on Padre Island in Texas.

Debi

Debi

April 05, 2020

Love the sky you created. This stencil looks to be so versatile. So many animals to add to my animal silhouettes. Can’t wait to get the kit.

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

April 05, 2020

Beautiful summer scene!

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

April 05, 2020

So pretty! Love all the colors!

Fionna Wheatley

Fionna Wheatley

April 05, 2020

I love that you usied Ayers Rock ( Uluru) as an island.cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Toni F

Toni F

April 05, 2020

Love that there are awesome dies with this set.

Gail O'Keefe

Gail O'Keefe

April 05, 2020

This really makes me want to be able to travel again! Meantime I can dream

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

April 05, 2020

Fantastic card. Love the vivid colors
after looking out the window and seeing
dreary colors here in the midwest.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Schmidenkiwi

Schmidenkiwi

April 05, 2020

Beautiful ink blending. And I like the funny sentiment.

Kathy J in Ellicott City

Kathy J in Ellicott City

April 05, 2020

Love the card!

Brandi R

Brandi R

April 05, 2020

Wonderful card. Love that gorgeous sky ♥

Linda S.

Linda S.

April 05, 2020

I really like the dolphin stamp and the stencil is amazing. Looking forward to this kit. This is such a beautiful card.

Ann

Ann

April 05, 2020

Your card background is awesome.

Jackie S

Jackie S

April 05, 2020

“Auss-some” :)

Kathy Benjamin

Kathy Benjamin

April 05, 2020

So excited to see an Aussie set :-)
Beautiful card

Paula Schuessler

Paula Schuessler

April 05, 2020

The bright colors you used on this card are stunning. Love it!

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

April 05, 2020

Such a gorgeous ocean scene. Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.

Sue D

Sue D

April 05, 2020

Love the Auss-ome colors on this scene!

Maria B

Maria B

April 05, 2020

Such lively colors.

Julia D.

Julia D.

April 05, 2020

Love the bright colors on this card! This kit looks wonderful – can’t wait to see the whole thing. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Dawn

Dawn

April 05, 2020

How pretty!

littlen

littlen

April 05, 2020

Beautiful color combo. TFS.

Denise Kasbohm

Denise Kasbohm

April 05, 2020

Wow this is beautiful! What a fun bright card. I love the diecuts on top of the scene,, the jelly fish are soo cute! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Emily Henry

Emily Henry

April 05, 2020

I do not have the Blue Hawaii ink in my collection as yet, but I can see that it is a necessary one. I love the ocean!

Vickie Hawkins

Vickie Hawkins

April 05, 2020

Fabulous card!!!!

Laura P

Laura P

April 05, 2020

Hi Channin, What a terrific card! The stencil is so versatile and the colors of ink are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing your process!

D. Wilson

D. Wilson

April 05, 2020

Can sharks be cute? Apparently, yes.

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

April 05, 2020

Love the colours of your card! There’s such a summery feel to it!

Allie Fernandes

Allie Fernandes

April 05, 2020

Just beautiful Channin! Love the colours!!! So so very touch with this kit! So apt in these days! You’ve nailed it HA! As always!!!!

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

April 05, 2020

This is a fantastic card, from the beautiful colors to all the great details you included!

Kim Heggins

Kim Heggins

April 05, 2020

Ohhhh, love this wonderful under the sea cards so beautiful!

KT Fit Kitty

KT Fit Kitty

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card! Love your vibrant colors!

Susan B

Susan B

April 05, 2020

This month’s kit looks like it will be awesome- I can’t wait, thanks for sharing – May you and yours be safe and healthly.

Sharon C

Sharon C

April 05, 2020

I love the vibrant colors of this card!

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

April 05, 2020

Love how colorful this card is and it displays the versatility of the stencil!

Megan Caulder

Megan Caulder

April 05, 2020

I love all of the cute sea creatures!

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

April 05, 2020

What a fun card! That would brighten someone’s day, for sure!

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