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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Janette Kausen April 05, 2020 139 Comments

Hello and welcome! This is the last look at the April My Monthly Hero Kit before tomorrow's release day on Monday, April 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Please note, this month shipping will be delayed as we work through delays during this time of COVID-19. Currently we estimate that shipping will begin April 20. We are sending love and support, as well as healing thoughts to those who know people who have fallen sick or are sick themselves.

Now let's join Janette for the final glimpse before the full reveal tomorrow!

Hiya, friends! Hero Arts nailed it this month with an "auss-ome" kit. Australia has been on my bucket list for ages and with all this staying at home business you can bet I have been daydreaming of it more than ever! I just kick my feet up, close my eyes and let Siri, voiced as an Australian man, tell me pretty much anything he wants... and then I'm usually jolted back to reality by one of my four kidlets who undoubtedly is hungry. Vegemite for you, I say!

Create this card by ink blending Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, Fruit Punch and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks onto 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Dove White cardstock. Begin with Lemon Drop a bit larger than where the sun will be, and then into the darker shades. Taller skies can be created by stretching the stencil.

Secure the kit included stencil over the blended panel. Blend each of the same colors once again, this time over the stencil. Keep this second layer of blending just below the top border of the stencil. 

Then, stretch your stencil by shifting it up off the top of the cardstock. The design will not align perfectly, but the effect remains. Blend remaining colors to pronounce  the pattern as done in the prior step. Remove stencil and splatter panel with water.

Either mask and solidly ink bottom of card with Intens-ified Black ink or trim bottom of card and adhere to Pitch Black cardstock. Stamp same kangaroo at slightly different angles to create the appearance of a jump.

White Detail heat emboss sentiment onto black base. Cut G'day Mate stamp or mask off G'day and stamp just the word mate onto a yellow-ish scrap. Trim down and pop up with dimensional adhesive. Adhere finished panel to folded card

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!

Last, I encourage you to mail these smiles-in-wait. The world could use a bit of sunshine and happiness these days.

Warm hugs,





Janette Kausen
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100 Responses

Marilyn Musgrave
Marilyn Musgrave

April 07, 2020

I want to hop along with the kangaroos and fade into the sunset with them. This is such an inspiration in these days of home boundness.

Thank you so much for your uplifting ideas. Each is a terrific positive moment.

Vizma
Vizma

April 06, 2020

Looking forward to this kit. This will be so much fun to play with and to let the creativity flow. I love the way you did the sunsets on your cards and cannot wait to try out the techniques.

Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

April 06, 2020

This is one of my favorite cards. I love the playful kanaroos. I makes me think of my childhood when I would play leap frog with my friends. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Audrey Andrews
Audrey Andrews

April 06, 2020

What a cheerful card! Thank you 😊

Mary Coenen
Mary Coenen

April 06, 2020

I love the kangaroo card! Also love reactive inks.

Kate
Kate

April 06, 2020

Oh my goodness! Your background is beautiful; I am definitely trying it!

SarahC
SarahC

April 06, 2020

Love the kangaroos hopping thru your scene. Just gorgeous.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

April 06, 2020

Aww-some use of form and color!

Wendy Dillon
Wendy Dillon

April 06, 2020

Ok, Janette! This is officially my favorite sneak peek! Love the color and the playful kangas! Thanks for sharing!

SusanME
SusanME

April 06, 2020

This kit looks great! Love the kangaroos…

JoSi
JoSi

April 06, 2020

Auss-ome ! Your card creates a feeling of warmth and peace.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

April 06, 2020

Love the Aussie theme! Gorgeous card!

Lynn
Lynn

April 06, 2020

Loving the theme for this months kit. Your ink blending for the sky is really pretty. I can’t wait to see all the goodies that are included…and the add ons!

Carol H
Carol H

April 06, 2020

This is a fabulous card. Love the colours!!!

Faridah McAtamney
Faridah McAtamney

April 06, 2020

Hi from Australia, hop and hop your craft day everyday, Janette. Beautiful cards using the land downunder theme. Good work. Thanks.

tina z.
tina z.

April 06, 2020

wow, such a beautiful scene!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

April 06, 2020

I love everything about this card! Beautiful!

Alice Turak
Alice Turak

April 06, 2020

Love the .in your card. Thank you.

Karen L K
Karen L K

April 05, 2020

Very creative on your sky by stretching the stencil and the colors you used look great! Also the movement you created with the kangaroos is nice.

Nadine Dunker
Nadine Dunker

April 05, 2020

What a great idea for a kit!

Eva
Eva

April 05, 2020

That‘s just a great card – and a great kit for all who love kangaroos!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

April 05, 2020

Lovely scene!!

KerrynM
KerrynM

April 05, 2020

Love, love this card. This kit is fabulous.

karenajo
karenajo

April 05, 2020

Amazing card – the colors are awesome! Love how you ‘extended the sky’ and added those great silhouettes of the kangaroos! Thanks for sharing!

Judy
Judy

April 05, 2020

Lovely and colorful card! I love the different looks the design team has achieved with this stencil and various color combinations!

Melynda Cleveland
Melynda Cleveland

April 05, 2020

Really fun-great colors – and imagining lots of options- thanks

NCDonna
NCDonna

April 05, 2020

What a Beautiful sky! Thanks for sharing!

Marianna
Marianna

April 05, 2020

Love that beautiful sunset sky! Can’t wait to see the full reveal,

Claudia N
Claudia N

April 05, 2020

Wow! Stunning card! Beautiful background, can’t wait for the full reveal!

Lyndi
Lyndi

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card. Love the Australian theme so much!

Kathy Benjamin
Kathy Benjamin

April 05, 2020

Kangaroos. Love this. My favourite so far

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

April 05, 2020

Who can resist kangaroos? Wonderful card Janette!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

April 05, 2020

This kit is so exciting. Love this Aussie theme.

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

What a spectacular card—I absolutely love it! Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

April 05, 2020

Love the Kangaroo’s hopping across the sunset. Lovely. Can’t wait for tomorrow. Great sneak peeks everyone.

Tera Fendley
Tera Fendley

April 05, 2020

Love the card
Tina Herbeck
Tina Herbeck

April 05, 2020

Oh, I love this one!! Just gorgeous!!

Kathy O
Kathy O

April 05, 2020

Beautiful sunset colours and wonderful to have a kit that shows stamps reflecting Australia.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

April 05, 2020

Fabulous card! Love the kangaroos in silhouette, and how you stretched the stencil!

Mylene
Mylene

April 05, 2020

Awesome card! I mean, Auss-ome!!!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

April 05, 2020

Beautiful combination of colors.

Vicki Mayberry
Vicki Mayberry

April 05, 2020

Love the kangaroos. The blog posts make me happy.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 05, 2020

Definitely an outback looking card! Love Hero Arts silhouette stamps and stencils. You did a terrific job lining up the kangaroo, really puts movement in the card!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

April 05, 2020

That stencil is absolutely fabulous! Loving this new kit!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

April 05, 2020

Awesome colors on this pretty scene!

Dianne
Dianne

April 05, 2020

What an awesome card!

Sidekickcards
Sidekickcards

April 05, 2020

Amazing sky!!!💕💕💕

Jean Heming
Jean Heming

April 05, 2020

WOW,WOW,WOW everyday gets better and better!!

Toni L
Toni L

April 05, 2020

Awesome card—those kangas are terrific!

Jackie Lee
Jackie Lee

April 05, 2020

Can’t think of Australia without thinking of my late dad. He traveled there many times for business. Some of my favorite photos of him were taken down under! This kit will be a great reminder of him.

sandra hall
sandra hall

April 05, 2020

this is my favorite sky of them all.

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

April 05, 2020

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

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

April 05, 2020

Such a awesome card! Love the colors and design.
Thanks so much for sharing.

rachel duong
rachel duong

April 05, 2020

I love this! the speckles in the background really give it character and dimension. A really great card.

Julie
Julie

April 05, 2020

I looooove this whole card! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you did the text in the black area! That is awesome!

Kellie
Kellie

April 05, 2020

Can’t wait to see what other animals are included. Think I saw a croc, emu and wombat. ♥️

beverly robinson
beverly robinson

April 05, 2020

What a joyful card! The water splatter over the blended background is a nice touch.

Madeline L
Madeline L

April 05, 2020

Beautiful job on the colors. Love the sentiment too.

Valerie
Valerie

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous sunset, and love the jumping kangaroo! I can’t wait to see the full kit!

Brandi R
Brandi R

April 05, 2020

LOVE this! That sky and how you stamped those kangaroos….fabulous ♥♥

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

April 05, 2020

Love the sunset and the kangaroo’s

Kim gearing
Kim gearing

April 05, 2020

Can’t wait to buy it!!

Tammy Fredrickson
Tammy Fredrickson

April 05, 2020

Hi! What a beautiful sunset. So inviting. And I love the way your sentiment just pops off of the card. Love everything about this card kit so far. 👍

TRACEY LANDT
TRACEY LANDT

April 05, 2020

Such a gorgeous card Janette. Very Aussie! I am sure you would fit in very well over here.
Looks like a fantastic kit, Hero Arts have done us Aussie’s very proud.
T x
Oh and I love Vegemite.

Jacqueline McKnite
Jacqueline McKnite

April 05, 2020

I think this is my favorite now. Love the colors.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

April 05, 2020

What a beautiful sky! I can’t wait to try and recreate it!

Andre M.
Andre M.

April 05, 2020

Love this rich vivid sky!

Andrea B
Andrea B

April 05, 2020

I love the idea of stretching the stencil, the water splatter, and the jumping kangaroo. Great card!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

April 05, 2020

So ok, I would not wish Covid 19 on my worst enemy but as someone who has tried it…………..I would not wish vegemite on my worst enemy either. The rest of Australia is wonderful and I am delighted to revisit it in this monthly kit.

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

April 05, 2020

Always love your work and I’m wondering if any of these colors will be in the kit??

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

April 05, 2020

Love this! Can hardly wait for the full reveal tomorrow!!!!

christine gruevska
christine gruevska

April 05, 2020

Love this card as a lady from down under, it is great to see others doing cards with our kangaroos. Jumping across waters edge at sunset yes i have seen them do this. l love the stencil over top , i need to get me one of them.

christine gruevska
christine gruevska

April 05, 2020

Love this card as a lady from down under, it is great to see others doing cards with our kangaroos. Jumping across waters edge at sunset yes i have seen them do this. l love the stencil over top , i need to get me one of them.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

April 05, 2020

I love the blending done on this one! You are all so talented.

Barbara M
Barbara M

April 05, 2020

Beautiful and refreshing.

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

April 05, 2020

Fabulous inky sky and the hopping kangaroos are so fun! Can’t wait for the full reveal of the kit!

Deb
Deb

April 05, 2020

Love the bright colors! The kangaroos make the card so cheerful.

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

April 05, 2020

The sense of movement of the kangaroo is amazing! So cool!!!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

April 05, 2020

I love the sun set and when this covid business is over, come on down to Australia…we’re a welcoming bunch!

Nicole S
Nicole S

April 05, 2020

Sooo pretty! And love the support for our Aussie friends!❤️

Lisa
Lisa

April 05, 2020

Never related so much to a card kit on my life!

Lisa
Lisa

April 05, 2020

Love doesn’t even describe how I feel about this kit

Nikki S
Nikki S

April 05, 2020

What a cool card!!!!! I love how the kangaroo looks like it’s jumping!!! Great inspiration!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 05, 2020

Ooh this is awesome!! <3

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

I love, love this stencil. Those kangaroos are so sweet hoping across the sunset.

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

April 05, 2020

Love the movement in this card and the colors are beautiful. That ink is fantastic! The setting sun, beautiful. Thanks for this beauty. Please stay safe and healthy!

Aline Diener
Aline Diener

April 05, 2020

Love the Roo jumping in front of the sun. Great use of color. So cute!!

Golda
Golda

April 05, 2020

I love how you stretched the stencil and the fun look of the jumping kangaroo.

Carolyn
Carolyn

April 05, 2020

Great colours on this card. Very Aussie. 😀. Getting excited about this kit. Thank you Hero Arts!

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

April 05, 2020

Awesome card.

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

I love this card with the different colors. I look forward to using this kit.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card! I love the scene you created, Australia is on my bucket list as well. Love the color blending you did!!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham

April 05, 2020

Great card! I love the black border at the bottom- the cute sentiment really pops!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

April 05, 2020

Ooooh, so lovely. Those kangaroos are fabulous!

Dawn
Dawn

April 05, 2020

Beautiful job

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

April 05, 2020

Just have one thing to say, Soooo cute!
Can’t wait for my kit to come.

SandyK
SandyK

April 05, 2020

This is a beautiful scene, and it reminds me of the sunsets in California. So lovely. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Marianne
Marianne

April 05, 2020

Auss-ome indeed!

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

April 05, 2020

Oh, how I love your sky! The card is beautiful and kit is gong to be great! Thank you!

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

April 05, 2020

I love the way you made the sunset down further with more sky in the background.


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