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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

by Channin Pelletier April 05, 2020 180 Comments

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!





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100 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.