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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80 Responses

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
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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!