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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39 Responses

Gabriela Vincent
Gabriela Vincent

April 05, 2020

I love the card! I thought I was the only one that had Siri set to Australian Male. LOL!

Jade
Jade

April 05, 2020

What a wonderful card. I love the sky background with the vibrant colors. It really captures the scene. Plus the kangaroos add a great dimension. And they are adorable.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

April 05, 2020

What everyone has done with that stencil and ink blending is indeed auss-ome!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

April 05, 2020

Janette, so weird Australia is on your bucket list… I was supposed to be in the USA this week for my 40th birthday which got cancelled due to covid19. Hope you make it out here one day, your card is auss-ome by the way!

Josmary Flores
Josmary Flores

April 05, 2020

Oh this is so awesome

Joni Morrill
Joni Morrill

April 05, 2020

This kit is a beauty!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

April 05, 2020

Love this card! Great movement of the kangaroo! Wonderful colors too!

Pat v
Pat v

April 05, 2020

Very cool! Thanks.

Diane Loughrey
Diane Loughrey

April 05, 2020

Such a fun and cute card. I love the movement.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

April 05, 2020

Cute card with a perfect Aussie sentiment.

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

April 05, 2020

Janette, What a great idea using the kangaroo stamp like they were hopping.

Donna Hatfield
Donna Hatfield

April 05, 2020

I love the sense of movement of the kangaroos. And the background is gorgeous.

Nina S
Nina S

April 05, 2020

What a fantastic card!

Sue D
Sue D

April 05, 2020

Great colors and I like the jumping kangaroos.

Engeline
Engeline

April 05, 2020

Love your card, i don’t think the coalabear wil be in this kit

Shirley Galecki
Shirley Galecki

April 05, 2020

Beautiful blending. Love your card. Hope I can do as well as you. Can’t wait to try

Teri Weisberger
Teri Weisberger

April 05, 2020

Lovely card!

Kailash
Kailash

April 05, 2020

Love these bright colors on this beautiful scene!

Toni F
Toni F

April 05, 2020

I’m anxious to see the whole kit at once. Wonderful coloring by all artists.

Jackie S
Jackie S

April 05, 2020

Love your card. Looks like a great kit

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

April 05, 2020

Lovely card; I love how the stencil was stretched so the sky is taller, the dark ground contains the sentiment with a pop of color and how the kangaroos are jumping!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card. Vivid colors.
Makes me sad that I can’t get to Australia.
thanks for sharing
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Maria Willis
Maria Willis

April 05, 2020

I love this so much! Great card Janette!

SueB
SueB

April 05, 2020

Love the jumping kangaroos! Blended colors add to this beautiful card.

Felicia C
Felicia C

April 05, 2020

I just love this card! Knocks it out of the park. Great techniques with awesome kit products. Super!

Susan B
Susan B

April 05, 2020

This card took me away for a minute very talented – thanks for sharing – may you and yours stay safe and healthy during these trying times.

Bertha
Bertha

April 05, 2020

What a great use of that stencil for the sky. Love the blended colours and the way you stretched the stencil. And those kangaroos are too cute. Can’t wait to see the whole kit tomorrow!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tip on “stretching” the stencil.

Allie Fernandes
Allie Fernandes

April 05, 2020

So very cute Janette! Love the little Kangaroos!!!

Laurie Soffa
Laurie Soffa

April 05, 2020

what a great idea for the jumping kangaroos. this will be fun!

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

April 05, 2020

The colors used on this card are stunning! Beautiful! I never would have thought to stretch the stencil…thank you. I, too, dream of various travel destinations and I hope this is the start of a whole series.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

April 05, 2020

Stunning background and love the stencil. Can’t wait to see the kit reveal!

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

April 05, 2020

This is a very vibrant card – the colors are fabulous!

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

April 05, 2020

Wow what a spectacular card!! Your blended sky is beautiful! I can’t wait to get my hand on that stencil!

Julia D.
Julia D.

April 05, 2020

Great colors and ink blending! Love what you did with the sentiment. Thank you for the chance to win!!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

April 05, 2020

Vibrant card1 Beautiful blending.I love it!

Gael
Gael

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous card!

Margaret R
Margaret R

April 05, 2020

Just when I was wondering how you could get so much coverage with a stencil, with no white areas, you showed me! It’s really beautiful.

Valerija
Valerija

April 05, 2020

Awww…. Adorable card!! So sweet and impressive! These kangaroos are just wonderful, amazing colours and design!
Valerija xx