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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

Mar 31, 2019 Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 1 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific.

Good morning! Jess here with a watercolor card using the gorgeous dies from this month's kit!

It seems like forever ago now but in 2012 I went on a Mediterranean cruise that ended in Venice and we had two magical days in the city. When I saw the kit I was immediately transported back to that place...it is such a fabulous depiction of a gorgeous city! I decided to keep my card soft and a little impressionistic to give you more of the feel of Venice rather than a realistic recreation. Plus I love the forgiving nature of that impressionistic look as watercoloring isn't my strong suit! ;) 

So to start I die-cut all the elements from the kit with watercolor paper and used temporary adhesive to adhere them to my hardboard.  Then I wet the paper thoroughly with clean water and added diluted watercolors to the wet surface.  This allows the colors to blend more easily and gives it a softer look. I dried the paper with my heat gun between layers and then added more watercolors. I did paint onto the dry surface to create the flower boxes which gives you that more defined look. I also used a flat brush to create the sky and the water background.  Then I set everything aside to dry.

Next I stamped my sentiment onto Pitch Black cardstock with Versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin label. Then I layered and adhered my watercolored pieces over a white card base using Precision Glue. The watercolor paper had curled a bit during drying so after adhering it together I immediately placed a few large acrylic blocks over the card to hold the watercolor paper down while the glue dried. Finally I used foam mounting tape to add my sentiment to finish the 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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, April 1, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

262 Responses

Antoinette

Antoinette

April 02, 2019

When I saw this card, I knew I had to get the “flower box add-on”…. I was searching for a while until I actually realized it wasn’t part of a stamp set! Gulp! This was a GREAT idea you had- so creative and authentic. I am of Mediterranean origin (Italian) and absolutely LOVED Italy when my mom and I visited. As you know there are flower boxes all over the buildings and cafes there. This transported me right back! Love it!

Marliese Zimmerman

Marliese Zimmerman

April 02, 2019

Love, love this kit and the beautiful cards you created with it. I ordered this and can’t wait to play!

Carol

Carol

April 01, 2019

I loooovvve this card!!!! 😊

Liz Bechtel

Liz Bechtel

April 01, 2019

I really like the blues and the soft gray tones that you used on your card. It really makes the flowers and softer hues pop! My dream trip is to Italy and now this makes me really want to go! Another wonderful creation Jessica!

Liz Ford

Liz Ford

April 01, 2019

This is a beautiful and romantic scene. I really like the soft grays that you chose for the buildings and the blues to compliment! The rose tones are fun too! Great card!

Krystal Showalter

Krystal Showalter

April 01, 2019

This card is so dreamy. I am amazed at how different the mood of each card has been so far. So neat!

Sara

Sara

April 01, 2019

I love the water affect.

Thersha Lewis

Thersha Lewis

April 01, 2019

🤯😍amazing. Your impressionistic depiction… I’m speechless 😶 beautiful

Hannah Joy

Hannah Joy

April 01, 2019

So dreamy and soft, lovely card.

Engeline

Engeline

April 01, 2019

Jess, love your card, as always . I have been many times in Italy and Venice is really always a good place to be.
Greeting from the Netherlands

Sherry Lee

Sherry Lee

April 01, 2019

Pretty card! I like the flowers on the walls… and I think that water die is really cool. I can’t wait for this release!

K. Eley

K. Eley

April 01, 2019

What a perfect sentiment for such a beautiful and dreamy card! Watercolor seems to be more of a strong suit than you think :). Thank you for sharing!

Judy

Judy

April 01, 2019

I love the effect of the watercolored die cuts! This kit looks very unique and I can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Drena Putz

Drena Putz

April 01, 2019

I live this card with the flower baskets added on the windows!

Debbie Mann

Debbie Mann

April 01, 2019

Wow, I can’t stop looking at this card. You are so creative Jessica, thank you for sharing!

Debbie Mann

Vikki H

Vikki H

April 01, 2019

Awesome watercolors and scene!

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

April 01, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the flowers in the windows!

Bo

Bo

April 01, 2019

Love the softness of the coloring. Very soothing and relaxing.

Isabelita

Isabelita

April 01, 2019

What a beautiful card! The river and scene reminds me of the river walk in San Antonio, Texas!

Carolyn Pokorney

Carolyn Pokorney

April 01, 2019

Would love to add this to my collection what a kit!

Karen Baugh

Karen Baugh

April 01, 2019

Awesome card!

Laura Staley

Laura Staley

April 01, 2019

Beautiful card! The coloring of the buildings is so realistic. Clever touch adding the flowers, creates a nice pop of color!

Brian Poteraj

Brian Poteraj

April 01, 2019

What a great look you came up with of Venice. It looks really old and cool.

sharon gullikson

sharon gullikson

April 01, 2019

Oh my gosh, I love how you colored everything. This is amazing!

DC

DC

April 01, 2019

I love the light coming through the windows and the sparkling water. The flowers in the windows are an extra special accent. Beautiful design!
Madeline L

Madeline L

April 01, 2019

Lovely card! I can’t wait to see the kit tomorrow!

Jenny K

Jenny K

April 01, 2019

So beautiful! I really love the flowers in the windows. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Michele W

Michele W

April 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the watercoloring. Those flower boxes really steal the show. Thanks for sharing!

candgmom

candgmom

March 31, 2019

This kit is a must have. Can’t wait for the full reveal tomorrow!!

Kathleen R

Kathleen R

March 31, 2019

Love the combination of colors and the lighting effects. Beautiful card!

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

March 31, 2019

Beautiful inspiration
on your card!
Carla from Utah

Kris Reeves

Kris Reeves

March 31, 2019

So unique!

Leslie Birdsall

Leslie Birdsall

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card!

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

March 31, 2019

Watercolour so perfectly suits the die cuts. Especially the flower boxes.

Kelly W.

Kelly W.

March 31, 2019

Jess, I love your beautiful card! I love all of the pretty colors you painted to create such a relaxing, serene scene. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Anita burbank

Anita burbank

March 31, 2019

How beautiful!!! Thanks for the share. Gonna have to buy this set!!!

Kristen  Robinson

Kristen Robinson

March 31, 2019

Love the shading effect the watercolor has, making it look rustic.

Bessie

Bessie

March 31, 2019

Thank you for the lesson about watercoloring the die cuts. You created a beautiful card

Bor Her

Bor Her

March 31, 2019

Love it! Pulls you right in as if you’re actually there.

Kirsty Vittetoe

Kirsty Vittetoe

March 31, 2019

Love the colors of this pretty card!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

March 31, 2019

your card is simply amazing!

Claudia N

Claudia N

March 31, 2019

O sole mio! Lovely card! So excited for tomorrow and the full reveal.

StampinLouie

StampinLouie

March 31, 2019

Jessica I love your card. Thanks for sharing your work. It is beautiful.

Diana Cavarra

Diana Cavarra

March 31, 2019

Love how u did the water

Christy Malone

Christy Malone

March 31, 2019

So beautiful! I look at this and can just imagine being in the scene, watching the gondola floating by. Really lovely, Jessica!

tracy abrams-lilly

tracy abrams-lilly

March 31, 2019

Venice here I come!!! I like the flower boxes addition. Thank you for sharing.

Patricia Haff

Patricia Haff

March 31, 2019

I feel as if I were there. So lovely!

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

March 31, 2019

Now THAT is a retirement card!! I can imagine myself in the boat!

Marsha Segard

Marsha Segard

March 31, 2019

What a terrific idea. I’m just learning watercolor myself. Thanks for the tips!

Erika

Erika

March 31, 2019

Love the flower box idea…so pretty!

Julia L

Julia L

March 31, 2019

What a dreamy scene you created! Gorgeous!

MaryB

MaryB

March 31, 2019

I really love the flower boxes and the water in the canal. Thanks for the chance to win a kit!

Maryse

Maryse

March 31, 2019

Just gorgeous! I love the use of water colours and the mix of wet and dry techniques are delightful!

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful card! It is so evocative of Venice. I love the flower boxes!

Christina Dauven

Christina Dauven

March 31, 2019

I love the touch of the flowers and how they make it more of a personal place.

Maureen Sheehan

Maureen Sheehan

March 31, 2019

Lovely — adore the colors!

Rita Childs

Rita Childs

March 31, 2019

The water on this card is pretty

Patt H.

Patt H.

March 31, 2019

A truly awesome card!! Love the illusion of such depth!

Brooke Shull

Brooke Shull

March 31, 2019

The flowers are everything in this for me! Beautiful

Lynnette Flagler

Lynnette Flagler

March 31, 2019

Awesome card. Awesome set of dies

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene; I love the flowers.

Marsha Stehle

Marsha Stehle

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card! Love the addition of the flowers!

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

March 31, 2019

Fantastic scene! Those flowers really “pop”! Makes me want to visit!

Golda

Golda

March 31, 2019

This is so pretty with all the different layers!

Linda S.

Linda S.

March 31, 2019

I really like the soft colors you achieved with your watercolors It’s a very pretty card.

Evelyn Larson

Evelyn Larson

March 31, 2019

who says you have to travel to see the beauty of Europe. Nicely done.

Monica Lake

Monica Lake

March 31, 2019

Beautiful watercoloring!

Bonnie M

Bonnie M

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card…love the colors!

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

March 31, 2019

Such a great scene—love how you watercolored the various pieces and the “lights” in the windows.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

March 31, 2019

Awesome card and such great dies!

Bertha

Bertha

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scenic card and what a fabulous retirement it would be. LOL

Maria

Maria

March 31, 2019

Simply wonderful card!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

March 31, 2019

Beautiful! Loving the look of this fun kit!!

Susan Vitti

Susan Vitti

March 31, 2019

Oh I love the soft watercolors! Just lovely!

Marianna

Marianna

March 31, 2019

Like what I’ve seen so far of this month’s kit, love the window flower boxes you added!

littlen

littlen

March 31, 2019

Looks like many possibilities for creating scenes with this set.

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

March 31, 2019

Jessica – I hope you did a video for this card, I would love to see how you did the flower boxes. Those are just gorgeous. Great card. Love the soft look of it.

Vicki Blair

Vicki Blair

March 31, 2019

Jessica I love the flower boxes. It softens all the lines.Your colors are great too.

Aline

Aline

March 31, 2019

Love the water. Beautiful colors

Aline

Aline

March 31, 2019

Love the water. Beautiful colors

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

March 31, 2019

This is yet another pretty card with this month’s kit. I like the pretty pink flowers that are hanging out. Looks cute.

marjorie travers

marjorie travers

March 31, 2019

thankyou for your card can’t wait for the kit

Michelle Montemurro

Michelle Montemurro

March 31, 2019

Love the flower boxes. My eyes when right to them.

Maureen Reiss

Maureen Reiss

March 31, 2019

Awesome card!! These dies are Amazing!!!

marylouh

marylouh

March 31, 2019

Fantastic. The water has a lot of movement.
Wonderful picture. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

D.Ann C

D.Ann C

March 31, 2019

Oh, WoWwwww!!! I though I was in love with this kit before, but add some flowers to the windows and… swoon!!!😍

Natalie Winterstein

Natalie Winterstein

March 31, 2019

This is FABULOUS! I am in love!!

Linda Sodano

Linda Sodano

March 31, 2019

This is a gorgeous card. I love this stamp and die set.

Christi Conley

Christi Conley

March 31, 2019

OH! How exciting!!!

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

March 31, 2019

I love this card, so soft and pretty. The flowers you added are beautiful and look so natural with all the rest of the scene. Cannot wait to play with this kit.

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

March 31, 2019

So pretty, Jessica!

Cha Lion

Cha Lion

March 31, 2019

Love how you create the flowers on the windows! Can’t Wait to see the reveal!

Andrea B

Andrea B

March 31, 2019

I love the soft colors, and the flower boxes are the perfect touch! This kit looks like it will be so much fun!

Hannah Parnell

Hannah Parnell

March 31, 2019

This kit looks fun. Thank you for the inspiration.

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card, beautiful colors. Brings back such memories; that’s what I did when I retired a few years ago — took a wonderful trip to Italy!

Maryjo L Monterosso

Maryjo L Monterosso

March 31, 2019

Beautiful. This kit is going to be so fun. Never been to Italy but this kit makes me feel like I have.

Joan

Joan

March 31, 2019

Lovely combination of colors and the pots of flowers provide the perfect touch. Can’t wait to get my kit!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

March 31, 2019

I love all those beautiful colors! :) Fantastic card. Can’t wait to see the new kit.

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

March 31, 2019

I love all those beautiful colors! :) Fantastic card. Can’t wait to see the new kit.

Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell

March 31, 2019

I’m super excited about this kit. Your design is gorgeous!

Bertha

Bertha

March 31, 2019

I know you say watercolour isn’t your strong suit, but this is a beautifully executed watercoloured card. I love the added touch of the flower window boxes.

Sudhamathi Muthu

Sudhamathi Muthu

March 31, 2019

What a subtle and beautiful scene ! I really like the water color effect on the card… the flowers added really makes the card to pop…. absolutely love the colors in the water… looks more realistic… Jess love your card so much..

Julie L

Julie L

March 31, 2019

Always enjoy your posts here and on your blog—such great ideas.

Mindy Beverly

Mindy Beverly

March 31, 2019

Such a Gorgeous scene and coloring! I am really loving this month’s kit!

valeria

valeria

March 31, 2019

oh soleeee mioooo

Stephanie Z

Stephanie Z

March 31, 2019

Your card looks like a postcard from Italy – just wonderful :)

Anne S

Anne S

March 31, 2019

This is my absolute favorite sneak peak for this kit. Love the soft watercolor impressionistic style that is so evocative of Venice but it’s the flowers that really set this card apart. The thing I remember most about all the cities in Italy that I have visited are the beautiful window boxes filled with colorful flowers. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and inspirational card.

Betty

Betty

March 31, 2019

Jess love the flower boxes you created on the die cut. Beautiful scene created!

Naama E

Naama E

March 31, 2019

Love this! You have such a gift for color and the details are so lovely, such a dreamy scene!
Thanks for sharing! xx

Monica

Monica

March 31, 2019

I think this is my favorite card so far… I LOVE the continuous water under the bridge.. I can almost image being there! Makes me want to go back to Europe! Can’t wait till tomorrow when the entire kit is revealed… and I really can’t wait until it’s in my hands! :)

Darlene

Darlene

March 31, 2019

Jess, I love the water and window boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Isabelle

Isabelle

March 31, 2019

I love the flowers at the windows, it feels really like spring now !!!

Seema saraf

Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

It’s lovelt

Seema saraf

Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

It’s awesome…just loved the way u mixed the city n building die….the flowers added to the beauty

Lisa Woodburn

Lisa Woodburn

March 31, 2019

I love the dimensionality of this card! The softness of the watercolors really creates an aura of the city. Beautiful job!

Glenda Sultan

Glenda Sultan

March 31, 2019

You made such a neat card with this Fabulous kit! I love the different colors you used for the water making it pop. The flowers showed your good attention to details.

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

March 31, 2019

That entire scene is just beautiful. That water die amazes me. Great great card! Cannot wait to see this kit.

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

March 31, 2019

Whoa this is beautiful! This is a perfect retirement card!

Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee

March 31, 2019

I love everything about this card!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

March 31, 2019

This is my favorite card from the sneak peeks so far. Your scene is really beautiful!

Deborah Ziadie

Deborah Ziadie

March 31, 2019

Stunning card! The dies are amazing!

Sue Manning

Sue Manning

March 31, 2019

I love retirement card.
This kit is really different and charming.
Thank you.

Hanh

Hanh

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! Love your flower boxes and the lights in the windows … they added so much to the scene.

Ginny Z

Ginny Z

March 31, 2019

Lovely card. I like the perspective that draws you right in like you are floating into the city on the boat.

Eva

Eva

March 31, 2019

Beautiful – a card to start daydreaming!!

Mindy Drummond

Mindy Drummond

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card and I am loving this kit so much, the possibilities with it are endless – I love it!! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Karen L Hetherington

Karen L Hetherington

March 31, 2019

I struggle with using watercolor. Your card is lovely! I am looking forward to trying this with this new kit.

Josmary

Josmary

March 31, 2019

Oh wow this is a fantastic card

Nancy Dempsey

Nancy Dempsey

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the colors you chose and the flower boxes on the windows are a sweet touch.
Loving this unique kit!

Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

March 31, 2019

I love the look of watercolour on this gorgeous card. Very inspiring!

Donna Conrad

Donna Conrad

March 31, 2019

I really love the ‘lighted’ windows. Beautiful card.

KRYSTAL OVERBY

KRYSTAL OVERBY

March 31, 2019

This card is so beautiful! There really are so many ways to use this kit! I’m loving it more and more!

Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

March 31, 2019

This is a beautiful set and your interpretation of it is lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

March 31, 2019

Oh what a stunning card! I love the sky!

Cathi Thorpe

Cathi Thorpe

March 31, 2019

I’m loving this kit! Amazing.

Janine Gearhart

Janine Gearhart

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. The flowers really make this scene pop!

Kendra

Kendra

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the whole scene you created.

Sherry W

Sherry W

March 31, 2019

Ooo…I loved Venice so much….

Kathy Esquerra

Kathy Esquerra

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card, hero arts monthly kit makes it fairly easy with this wonderful kit.

Audrey R

Audrey R

March 31, 2019

I love the way this card design and elements are used to evoke the feeling of Venice in the morning! The card is beautiful and I can’t wait to see April’s MMH kit! It must be gorgeous!

Leslie pierson

Leslie pierson

March 31, 2019

You hit the nail on the head. I saw Venice in you car as soon as I saw it. The blue of the water makes this card totally pop! Thank you for sharing. BEAUTIFUL.

Bianca Wegner

Bianca Wegner

March 31, 2019

I really need this kit! Love all the beautiful scenes created in the cards shown so far

Margaret R

Margaret R

March 31, 2019

This is so pretty! My ancestors (well, half of them) are from Italy and I hope to go there and see this for myself!

Kimberly Dorval

Kimberly Dorval

March 31, 2019

Another beautiful card! I absolutely love this kit. This is just gorgeous.

Linda

Linda

March 31, 2019

You just want to climb right in that gondola and enjoy the ride!

Marie Stuart

Marie Stuart

March 31, 2019

Oh so pretty. I love the flowers at the windows with the glow.

Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

March 31, 2019

I love the watercolor effect you have given the scene. The flowers in the windows are really sweet!

Nancy May

Nancy May

March 31, 2019

Such a lovely card. One day I’ll get to Italy, and Venice is a must! You have described the steps you took to create this lovely card in such a way that I think when I can recreate it. Thank you!

Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

March 31, 2019

Wow, it looks like a painting

Amanda Stenberg

Amanda Stenberg

March 31, 2019

I’m impressed by all the different looks you can get out of the same dies. Another gorgeous card!

Paulyne Vandersloot

Paulyne Vandersloot

March 31, 2019

Very pretty, but I was looking all over for a retirement stamp and there it is. LOL!! Who knew. Thanks!!

Toni F

Toni F

March 31, 2019

Scene looks like what my daughter described to me on her trip to Venice last year. Great coloring.

Lee

Lee

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the pops of different colors!

Melinda Stearns

Melinda Stearns

March 31, 2019

This card is like a mini vacation! This kit is so unique, I can see it being used in many different ways.

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

March 31, 2019

beautiful work – love the serene scene you have created:)

Rosiej

Rosiej

March 31, 2019

Oh! I love this Italy stamp and die set. Please hurry it up and let it be Monday. The Italian scene is beautiful and it captures a part of what Italy is all about. I just love it.

marylouh

marylouh

March 31, 2019

I was lucky enough to ride in one of those
many years ago. It was a fascinating
city. thanks for bringing back the
memories. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cyndee

Cyndee

March 31, 2019

LOVE this card and all the details – the flowers, the lights in the window, the gorgeous colors, the beautiful architecture. It too transports me back to our wonderful trip to Europe, with Venice as one of its stops.

Maria  Lama

Maria Lama

March 31, 2019

Ohh one of my favourite cities in the world!!! Lovely card!!!

Betty V.

Betty V.

March 31, 2019

Very impressed with your creation of this scene. The flowers give it that special touch.

September Plumlee

September Plumlee

March 31, 2019

What a beautifully rich scene you created! So much depth. The flowers in the windows is a cute touch.

Jane Mcbee

Jane Mcbee

March 31, 2019

I love the scene you made and the watercolor window boxes are lovely.

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

March 31, 2019

The gondola and bridge dies are awesome – so many opportunities for the creative artist. The card is beautiful. Looking forward to this release.

LaNell Taylor

LaNell Taylor

March 31, 2019

Really beautiful card. This kit will be fascinating to work with.

Shelia

Shelia

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful card! You have illustrated the beauty of Venice perfectly! Love the window boxes you added! Absolutely gorgeous!

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

March 31, 2019

Lovely card, Jessica. You have captured the magic of Venice!

Sarah T.

Sarah T.

March 31, 2019

Really loving the water in this card. Such a great looking kit.

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

March 31, 2019

Lovely scene with beautiful colors and details! I am loving all the creations I’m seeing with this kit…. it looks like a fabulous collection of stamps and dies!

SarahC

SarahC

March 31, 2019

It’s lovely! Such a good reminder of using your imagination to travel or bring back memories. Your watercoloring is wonderful. TFS

Tina

Tina

March 31, 2019

Venice is a magic city, the card explains all. Love The April kits, can’t wait to get it.

Dana M

Dana M

March 31, 2019

Amazing card! Stunning textures, details and colors.

janet sisk

janet sisk

March 31, 2019

Lovely card! It reminds me of an evening ride just after sunset when the lights start glowing from all the windows and the sky is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Gail O'Keefe

Gail O'Keefe

March 31, 2019

Happy retirement! Perfect for this kit!

Ida Lively

Ida Lively

March 31, 2019

Beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful description of your process.

I look forward to working with this setup

Patty Gehrlein

Patty Gehrlein

March 31, 2019

What a gorgeous card! I love the flower boxes <3

Anne

Anne

March 31, 2019

Inspirational…makes me want to retire and do nothing but journal! Lovely!!!

Ellie S.

Ellie S.

March 31, 2019

So beautiful, Jess. Love the watercolor look and the flowers in the windows are such a nice finishing touch!

Mari

Mari

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card — the colors are terrific, and the flowers add a great touch! I am excited about this kit!

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

March 31, 2019

Your card is stunning! I love the colors, and the layout. The flowers in the windows add a special touch — and the gondola seems to echo the Happy Retirement sentiment!

Celeste

Celeste

March 31, 2019

This cards reminds me of artists coming from different parts of the world to capture its soft beautiful bewitching feel. This kit will make me feel like an artist in my country Italy.

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

March 31, 2019

Lovely scene! :)

Rosemary thielke

Rosemary thielke

March 31, 2019

Wow, what a beautiful card. I have to attempt watercolor someday because this is just perfect!

Sharron Gregory

Sharron Gregory

March 31, 2019

An impressionistic look is just perfect for a Mediterranean scene! Love the soft colors!

Joy Smith

Joy Smith

March 31, 2019

This kit just keeps getting better and better……

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

March 31, 2019

Watercolor is my favorite coloring method and this card is so beautiful with the soft watercolors! I love how the light plays with the delicate colors. This Italian kit is so versatile. The design team has shown so many beautiful, yet different, scenes. Love love!

Nancarrow Brown

Nancarrow Brown

March 31, 2019

Every one of these sneak peeks us making me long for this kit even more!

Yvonne

Yvonne

March 31, 2019

Your card is just stunning! Reminds me so much of my trip to Italy! Can’t wait for this kit! Love all I’ve seen!

Heather Geroge

Heather Geroge

March 31, 2019

Yes, I love the water color technique, especially on the flowers.

Ambra Taylor

Ambra Taylor

March 31, 2019

I love the soft look of this card! This speaks to the versatility of this kit.

Shelley

Shelley

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. I like the watercolor effect. It always amazes me how everyone makes this kit “their own”. Here, the addition of the flowers at the windows is perfect…and a very common sight in European cities!

Donna Moos

Donna Moos

March 31, 2019

I spent a week in Italy with my father right before he passed away. The memories are so bittersweet, but I will never get over the beauty of the country! I’d love to win this!

Sharon

Sharon

March 31, 2019

Jessica, I love your beautiful watercolor Venice card scene. It is so alluring, and the window boxes are charming.

Annie W

Annie W

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful scene of an instantly recognizable famous city! Love the kit and your creation!

Connie S Thingstad

Connie S Thingstad

March 31, 2019

this is beautiful. so much attention to detail.

Laura P.

Laura P.

March 31, 2019

What a gorgeous card! The flower boxes bring it over the top, and your scene is just beautiful. Thanks for thè reminder about taping down our watercolor paper, and for the tips on flattening it out if it curls while drying. Your impressionistic card is just lovely.

Colleen Pepper

Colleen Pepper

March 31, 2019

So soft and dreamy. This is exactly how I imagine Venice to feel. One day I will be there, but until then this kit will bring hours of fun.

Suzanne Janicki

Suzanne Janicki

March 31, 2019

Love the details! Great idea for retirement card

Jackie S

Jackie S

March 31, 2019

Love the watercoloring you did on this card. Gorgeous.

Sharon G

Sharon G

March 31, 2019

What a great kit this will be.

Ang

Ang

March 31, 2019

your card is stunning, I cannot wait to get my hands on this kit.
Thanks
Ang

Diana Wearley

Diana Wearley

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! I love how your water has so much variations of color in it! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Paula Hymel

Paula Hymel

March 31, 2019

Stunning cards awaiting this kit! Can’t wait to see all of the contents!

Deb Selby

Deb Selby

March 31, 2019

I am loving this kit. Your card does a fantastic job of depicting the magic of Venice.

Melissa Ringnalda

Melissa Ringnalda

March 31, 2019

Such a beautiful card. Love your color choices.

Tanna LoHouse

Tanna LoHouse

March 31, 2019

I just live the sky on your card! Fabulous!!!! The flowers outside the windows are a beautiful touch!

Yolanda F.

Yolanda F.

March 31, 2019

Wonderful. It totally transports you to Italy. That would be a great retirement trip.

Ana

Ana

March 31, 2019

stunning!!

Cheri

Cheri

March 31, 2019

Lovely card, Jessica! You definitely captured the romance of the city, and the impressionistic style. Also, the various depths give it a textured appearance. Looks like another wonderful Release – can’t wait to see it all!

Eva N

Eva N

March 31, 2019

Fantastic, romantic, beautiful card! Your Impressionist design takes full advantage of this wonderful kit.

Linda Peabody

Linda Peabody

March 31, 2019

Love your card. Greatcolors

Kailash

Kailash

March 31, 2019

Absolutely stunning, so many gorgeous details, love, love!

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

March 31, 2019

Wow! Wonderful scene!!! Colors are magical!!!

Teri S.

Teri S.

March 31, 2019

Oh Jess, I love watercolour so much & yours is gorgeous! The colours are soft & well blended. The blues in the water are wonderful. The way you painted the window boxes with the flowers was a stroke of genius! I always imagine buildings in the mediterranean countries having flower boxes.

Flo

Flo

March 31, 2019

Great card. Love the addition of the flower boxes, the water has a good texture too.

Dorothy Mutafopulos

Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 31, 2019

Love your card and the scene is beautiful . This new kit would be amazing for any scrapbook page for anyone who travels or for those who love to dream.

PHYLLIS  FREESE

PHYLLIS FREESE

March 31, 2019

Pretty scene and those window boxes are my favorite special effect.

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

March 31, 2019

What an amazing card! You go, girl, with your water coloring!!

Jane

Jane

March 31, 2019

They are all beautiful..I could see myself in that boat.

Melissa Gusich

Melissa Gusich

March 31, 2019

Love this! Can’t wait to see all the goodies in the kit.

Amanda

Amanda

March 31, 2019

Wow! Stunning stunning stunning! 😱😍

Danielle Dietz

Danielle Dietz

March 31, 2019

Wow. Love this scene. The flowers in the windows add so much character!

Rachel W

Rachel W

March 31, 2019

Another beautiful and picturesque Venetian card! Love the romantic feel and colors used. Can’t wait to see my kit in the mailbox!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the little flower boxes, and the little gondola man. Looks just like I remember when I took a trip to Venice while stationed in Italy. This kit really does transport one back, and HA really hit this one out of the ball park. Can’t wait for reveal day!

Claudia A

Claudia A

March 31, 2019

Can’t wait to see this kit!

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

March 31, 2019

Wonderful, such a dreamy scene!!

Susan King

Susan King

March 31, 2019

Jess stunning and so romantic!

Sue McRae

Sue McRae

March 31, 2019

So much texture and depth on this card, can’t wait for the full reveal!

Lauren Z.

Lauren Z.

March 31, 2019

I love how this months kit creates such beautiful scenes. Your water coloring made this card magically romantic…. just like Venice. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! The colors and details are amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing… this

Susan

Susan

March 31, 2019

What a great idea for a retirement card (which I need to make soon!). I think I will model it after this one, if you don’t mind! Thanks for the clever idea.

Joyce Foose

Joyce Foose

March 31, 2019

GORGEOUS! I love the softness the watercoloring gives. I have a strong feeling this is going to be one of my favorite kits!
Kudos to the Design Team and all the versatility they have demonstrated. Tomorrow is the big reveal!!!!

Janice Wu

Janice Wu

March 31, 2019

This is beautiful!

Lisa L Eisner

Lisa L Eisner

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card! Venice is magical. And, the most romantic place ever. We are so lucky to have been able to experience it.

Cheryl Phillips

Cheryl Phillips

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Margie

Margie

March 31, 2019

My favorite card…beautifully done watercolor

Mateja P

Mateja P

March 31, 2019

Love the flovers on the windows :) Beutiful detail.

Mary K. Buxbaum

Mary K. Buxbaum

March 31, 2019

Wow, another beauty! Whether I win one or buy it on my own, this kit will be mine! Bravo, Hero Arts!

Denise Melia

Denise Melia

March 31, 2019

Wish I could watercolor this well! Beautiful card!

Mischelle Smith

Mischelle Smith

March 31, 2019

What a lovely piece. Love the water colors.

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

March 31, 2019

I love all the details on these dies and the pretty flowers on the balconies. Beautiful job!

Kathy J in Ellicott City

Kathy J in Ellicott City

March 31, 2019

What a great card!

Kathryn Thompson

Kathryn Thompson

March 31, 2019

Wow, I love this month’s kit. The cards everyone has made are wonderful. I love those kinds of layering dies. Beautiful!!!!

Tracy evans

Tracy evans

March 31, 2019

There are so many ideas for these dies!

Celeste Cassino

Celeste Cassino

March 31, 2019

Great card! You did an excellent job with your colors. It has a sunrise feel to it.

Jennifer McClelland

Jennifer McClelland

March 31, 2019

I love the water color flowers in this one. Great work!

Kimberly T.

Kimberly T.

March 31, 2019

Absolutely beautiful. Love your colors.

Kathy A

Kathy A

March 31, 2019

I love your soft colors. Your card is pretty enough to mount for a picture.

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

March 31, 2019

Your card is beautifully colored, soft and elegant. I sure hope to win this kit.

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

March 31, 2019

Beautiful!

Pamela McGillin

Pamela McGillin

March 31, 2019

Wonderful retirement card!

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

March 31, 2019

The water colored elements provide a unique look to the card. I love the flowers and the gondola. Thanks for sharing!

Sue D

Sue D

March 31, 2019

Very pretty scene. I like the flower boxes.

Amy

Amy

March 31, 2019

So cool! The water looks amazing. Great ink blending.

Carrie Carver

Carrie Carver

March 31, 2019

So excited to see layers of beauty in this! Love it!

KT Fit Kitty

KT Fit Kitty

March 31, 2019

Such a beautiful scene! Gorgeous card!

Jackie

Jackie

March 31, 2019

Wow! Looks so beautiful you could frame it. Thanks for sharing.

GabriellaB

GabriellaB

March 31, 2019

I love playing with watercolors too

Teri Wilson

Teri Wilson

March 31, 2019

Sooo Venice! Love the dimension you achieved! Gorgeous colors! You did it again Hero Arts!

Felicia C

Felicia C

March 31, 2019

Stunning! Just absolutely stunning! I love the magical, romantic feel this card has because of the combination of colors. The die cuts are spectacular! You captured the essence of being there. Another kit that is a hit out of the park.

Inma

Inma

March 31, 2019

Love the softness of this card! Stunning!

Joni Mastronardi

Joni Mastronardi

March 31, 2019

This card is amazing, it bring me back to my time in Venice, so magical.

Toni L

Toni L

March 31, 2019

Absolutely charming. Love the addition of the flower boxes—really sets off the card.

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