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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Caly Person March 29, 2019 379 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 1 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here for the next three days sharing ideas for using the kit. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Caly for a first look at the kit...

Hi, Friends! It's Caly with you today sharing a card made using the April My Monthly Hero Kit! The kit is die-focused to create an Italian scene and it can change with the different elements that are available and I hope my take on this card inspires you!

You can create your Italian scene with a variety of mediums and colors. Today, I'm focusing on a more realistic view (from what I imagine) with more neutral colors.  

I've ink-blended each of my panels today. You can ink-blend after die-cutting also, but for my pieces, I ink-blended before color so the edges show no harsh ink coverage. 

 

These are the following ink colors that I used for my card:

Caramel:  Bridge
Soft Apricot:  Buildings
Dandelion:  light under building die-cuts
Wet Cement:  Birds, clothing line, bottom fo buildings
Aquatic: Water die-cut
Indigo:  Water - on card front (under die-cut water panel)
Dusty Blue:  Sky
Intense Black:  Sentiment

 

I hope you enjoyed my take on this Italian scene. There will be more on Monday's blog hop and I can't wait to share that with you also!

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 1, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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Caroloyn Mongeon
Caroloyn Mongeon

April 02, 2019

This design is so airy and fresh. What a wonderful way to cheer someone with a clean, sweet scene.

Kerry
Kerry

April 01, 2019

Wow! Such beautiful creations! I love it all!!!

Lisa K Peters
Lisa K Peters

April 01, 2019

I LOVE building scenes with stamps and die cuts!! Your card is so lovely, I feel I’m looking at a Venice postcard! Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!!

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

April 01, 2019

Caly, I like your take on the Italian view of the ocean or the waterway! Such soft colors are so fun and make me want to go relax on a gondola and have some tea, or a glass of something sparkly and bubbly! Your tip about distressing the cardstock before you cut the die out is great! I will try that and see how well it works for me. Thanks! Great card!!!

Sara
Sara

April 01, 2019

Very nice

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

April 01, 2019

You’ve inspired me. Lovely card

JoAnn
JoAnn

April 01, 2019

Beautiful card and an exciting kit. I love the brightness of the complementary color scheme. Blue and yellows/oranges pop.

K. Eley
K. Eley

April 01, 2019

Absolutely stunning card! Love the calming colors. A great start to the peeks!

Debbie Mann
Debbie Mann

April 01, 2019

Caly, I love the light colors you used! Beautiful card, thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make one.

Debbie Mann

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

April 01, 2019

What a great view of Venice. The laundry is a nice touch.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

April 01, 2019

The colors you chose look really nice. The water is highlighted, which is perfect.

Michele W
Michele W

April 01, 2019

Such a pretty scene. Makes me want to get my passport out. Love the laundry hanging out to dry. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 01, 2019

Love the scene you created! Your choice of colors and the water really looks like a snapshot of Venice!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 31, 2019

Looks lovely as I
can imagine the
day looking like
this.
Carla from Utah

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

March 31, 2019

What a lovely scene. I can hear the birds…

Bessie
Bessie

March 31, 2019

A beautiful card. Love your choice of colors

Patricia Haff
Patricia Haff

March 31, 2019

The colors are lovely . I love the clothes hanging across the water—-it gives a feeling of reality.

Jenny Miller
Jenny Miller

March 31, 2019

Wow!! I just love how serene this is…make me think I’m already on vacation!

tracy abrams-lilly
tracy abrams-lilly

March 31, 2019

This card has great color and I am sad I won’t be getting kits for a few months.

Julia L
Julia L

March 31, 2019

It looks like such a nice sunny day!

Maryse
Maryse

March 31, 2019

Such a lovely scene and the soft colors really complement it. Gorgeous!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

March 31, 2019

Would you hang your laundry out for all the village to see. Next thing you know your neighbor is wondering when you got your sexy undies

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous! Love the realistic looking waves!

Lynnette Flagler
Lynnette Flagler

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card. I want to be there

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

March 31, 2019

This hint makes me want to take the next flight to Italy…. I love it!

Bill Burton
Bill Burton

March 31, 2019

Your kits continue to be really interesting. Keep up the good work!

Bonnie M
Bonnie M

March 31, 2019

Super cute card!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

March 31, 2019

Such a pretty card and pretty soft colors.

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

Beautiful and relaxing colors. :-)

Susan Vitti
Susan Vitti

March 31, 2019

Oh how this card reminds me of sunny days in Venice. Absolutely lovely!

littlen
littlen

March 31, 2019

Great color combo. Love the softness of the colors.

Jenny K
Jenny K

March 31, 2019

Wow! So pretty, I really like the colours.

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful scene! Can’t Wait to see the full reveal! Tfs

Jawandh Chana
Jawandh Chana

March 31, 2019

This kit is amazing! I love Italy and this kit is perfect!

Julie L
Julie L

March 31, 2019

Wow—this looks like a fun set of dies with lovely sentiments.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 31, 2019

Nice scene on your wonderful card :)

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. I love the ink blending and the black sentiment tying in with the border. Although the theme is Italy, the building, clothesline and die-cut sea could be used in so many ways.

Seema saraf
Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

Wow…this card looks awesome….I like the pre ink technique you used so that no harsh lines are seen….waiting to own this die n use

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

March 31, 2019

Wow! I love Italy and you’ve captured it beautifuly!

Ginny Z
Ginny Z

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene. My neighbor last night was talking about how her husband trimmed the trees and now she can see her neighbors clothes line from her deck. Thinking she would not mind it so much if it was this view.

Cathi Thorpe
Cathi Thorpe

March 31, 2019

Nice inking! Love your card.

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

March 31, 2019

This looks like a beautiful scene from Venice. This is a perfect set of die cuts for watercolor.

Margaret Roberts
Margaret Roberts

March 31, 2019

This is lovely! Love the soft tones with the beautiful blue water!

Diana @ playing
Diana @ playing

March 31, 2019

I love the cityscape feel of this and could imagine using it for urban travel and masculine cards.

Shelia
Shelia

March 31, 2019

You have captured the look of Italy perfectly! The colors are just what I remember from visiting there. And the clothes hanging between the buildings is totally on point! Love you card!

Patty Gehrlein
Patty Gehrlein

March 31, 2019

Wow! Absolutely beautiful card!!

Connie S Thingstad
Connie S Thingstad

March 31, 2019

love all the elements and how they are pulled together

Terry
Terry

March 31, 2019

Absolutely love it

Yvonne
Yvonne

March 31, 2019

Wow!!! Your card is just absolutely stunning and brings back memories of my trip to Italy several years ago! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Annie W
Annie W

March 31, 2019

An Awesome kit -especially for one who has actually had the Venice Experience!

Lytona
Lytona

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. Looks like an awesome kit.

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene. I like your tip about inking the paper before die cutting so you don’t get the deeper colors on the edges!

Melissa Gusich
Melissa Gusich

March 31, 2019

The different color schemes used with the kits Is wonderful. I want to play with them!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

March 31, 2019

That clothesline, quintessential summer.

Tracy
Tracy

March 31, 2019

So many possibilities!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

March 31, 2019

Pretty!

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

March 31, 2019

Ohhhh take me away to Italy. Love the scene, such soft colors!

Inma
Inma

March 31, 2019

Having been to Italy myself so have to say that this card brought me right back! Beautiful!

Margery C
Margery C

March 31, 2019

Reminds me of my trip to Venice. So pretty.

Kellie
Kellie

March 31, 2019

This takes me ba kick to Venice.

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

March 31, 2019

Beautiful! I’m so excited to see the whole kit. I love what you’ve done here.

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

March 31, 2019

I want to go there! Did you say we could win a trip too?!

Eva
Eva

March 31, 2019

Life is beautiful – Card is beautiful

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

March 31, 2019

I have never leaved the country but I would love to see the inspiration for this kit.

Naama E
Naama E

March 31, 2019

Ohoooo looks like another fab kit on the way!
Love the colors on this, can feel the summer breeze :)
Thanks for the inspiration!

Sylvie BELLAND
Sylvie BELLAND

March 31, 2019

Oh so sweet ! I really like the atmosphere of this card. Very nice Caly 💛

Margaret McGee
Margaret McGee

March 31, 2019

Lovely blend of colors. Soothing summer. Early morning, relaxing. Calming. Beautiful.

Monica Lake
Monica Lake

March 31, 2019

Stunning card! I love the tip for coloring before die cutting to avoid those harsh edges, and will definitely be utilizing that technique!

DC
DC

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Robin
Robin

March 31, 2019

This is so lovely.

RosieJ
RosieJ

March 31, 2019

Gosh I just love the Italy buildings die and stamp set. It’s very unique.I can hardly wait until Monday when you present the April My Monthly Hero Kit 2019 stamp of the month. I can incorporate my other stamps and dies that I already have with this set. Love having stamp sets that coordinate with stamps that I already own. Thank you for the chance to win!

Callie B
Callie B

March 31, 2019

Fun set! I love the softer colors you chose and very lovely blending!

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

March 30, 2019

Beautiful. It takes me back to me Italt travels and makes me want to re-scrapbook my trip ;)

Suzanne Janicki
Suzanne Janicki

March 30, 2019

Awesome colors.

Hanh
Hanh

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card!

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 30, 2019

Che bella!

Cathy Rocca
Cathy Rocca

March 30, 2019

Bella! Bella! Io amo!

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

March 30, 2019

Love this – looks so awesome and beautiful.

MARIA
MARIA

March 30, 2019

Nice and bright card =)

Megan
Megan

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 30, 2019

This is super cool! Very unique idea.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

March 30, 2019

A sneak peak at this kit which looks like it’s going to be very interesting. The card is beautiful!

Bor Her
Bor Her

March 30, 2019

I love this card! It makes me so happy looking at it. It’s as if I was literally there!

Michael Rutledge
Michael Rutledge

March 30, 2019

What a bright, sunny card! I’m in love with the atmosphere you created!

Margaret Milczarek
Margaret Milczarek

March 30, 2019

The dies are great as you can do scenes without the need for stamps.

Marianna
Marianna

March 30, 2019

Love the sentiment on this card, looking forward to see the full release

Mindy Beverly
Mindy Beverly

March 30, 2019

Wow, another must have kit! I just Adore the Beautiful scene you created!

MarjR
MarjR

March 30, 2019

Beautiful work! Looking forward to kit!

Nanette
Nanette

March 30, 2019

Your Italian scene is beautiful! Total perfection.

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

March 30, 2019

Lovely card! Beautiful scene! Love the soft colors, the bridge over the cool water.

Mary Buxbaum
Mary Buxbaum

March 30, 2019

Love this dream-like scene! The soft colors and die cuts are gorgeous!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

March 30, 2019

I love this card it reminds me of Venice, the soft colors and birds flying around. great card.

Cyndee
Cyndee

March 30, 2019

Oooh….that looks like an interesting kit. I think you could also adapt it to use in other ways – a laundry line for kids clothes, or “just hanging out”. Plus the bridge could be used in other generic scenes.

Debra Ordoyne
Debra Ordoyne

March 30, 2019

Love this card.Makes you think of Italy

Sheila Portal
Sheila Portal

March 30, 2019

Oh my goodness!! A whole new world of stamping ideas! Love this kit…💕

Sharon
Sharon

March 30, 2019

Great scene Caly! This is the perfect way to start the day, bathing in sunshine in Venice in your card scene.

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 30, 2019

Oh, wow! Oh, WOW!! Another fab kit!! Love the look of the water and the laundry!!!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card! I can’t wait to see more!

Kristen  Robinson
Kristen Robinson

March 30, 2019

Light breezy and beautiful!

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

March 30, 2019

Love the colors that you chose for your card, very nice!

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