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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short March 30, 2019 298 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 1st at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here for the rest of the weekend, sharing inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this fabulous kit.

Hello there, Michelle here. Another wonderful kit this month! There are lots of dies to make wonderful scenes in the kit, but today, I thought I would use just one of them for a clean and simple look. 

Wishing You The Best by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by die cutting one of the landscape/building dies from Dove White Cardstock. This die has an open end at the bottom so I could place the die towards the top of the panel. I then sat this aside to work on my background. I took a Top Folded Card Base and started blending inks on top to create a sunset. 

Wishing You the Best by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

Using a blending brush to get a smooth blend, I started with Butter Bar and Dandelion at the bottom and moved up to Soft Cantaloupe and Orange Soda. I finished off with Pale Tomato at the top. I took the sentiment from the kit stamp set and stamped this on top with black ink. I then added the scene panel on top with foam tape 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 1st, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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Diane Quinlan
Diane Quinlan

April 05, 2019

This makes me want to travel to the Middle East! What a beautiful card with wonderful colors blended to perfection! Thank you for sharing.

Maria Nyce
Maria Nyce

April 01, 2019

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy L Winston
Cindy L Winston

April 01, 2019

Simple but gorgeous!

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

April 01, 2019

This CAS card is so bright and cheery! It reminds me of pictures that I see of the Greek Islands. I really like the soft colors you used for the background! Get your passport ready, here we go on a wonderful journey-I wish but your card is so inspiring!

Sara
Sara

April 01, 2019

Soft and georgeus 😊

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

April 01, 2019

Wow I need to be on this level of everything you did here! Love how clean and simple yet classic your card is. The sentiment you chose matches perfectly to the possibilities you offered with this amazing scene. TFS

Jawandh Kaur
Jawandh Kaur

April 01, 2019

I love hero arts kits! It’s the best part of the month!!

I love how the landscapes and sunset come together in this card. Making it so simple yet so complete.

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee

April 01, 2019

Wow! This is a really pretty card! I am loving this set so far… can’t wait to see what all is contained in it!

K. Eley
K. Eley

April 01, 2019

You nailed cleaned and simple but don’t forget stunning!!! Love that the die is open ended! Come on Monday morning!!

Debbie Mann
Debbie Mann

April 01, 2019

Michelle, this a beautiful card. Love the sunset, thank you for sharing!

Debbie Mann

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

April 01, 2019

Wonderful card! I love your CAS design, and the colours you used are fabulous!

Bo
Bo

April 01, 2019

Very pretty and classic.

Karen Baugh
Karen Baugh

April 01, 2019

Gorgeous!!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 01, 2019

Very nice, soft card. The buildings could be anywhere! Amazing how fast you can make a card when you have such terrific dies!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

April 01, 2019

The sky is so pretty. I like that you kept the buildings plain so it will stand out.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

April 01, 2019

How gorgeous you made the sky. We love Europe.

Donna Yee
Donna Yee

April 01, 2019

This sunrise city scape pictureis just stunning… I could easily use this set to create a blue hour sunset picture. So many possibilities!!

Michele W
Michele W

April 01, 2019

I really like the softness and simplicity of this card. I also like that this die could represent almost anywhere as it makes the this kit more versatile. Thanks for sharing!

candgmom
candgmom

March 31, 2019

Classic and clean, can’t wait for the full reveal!

Denise
Denise

March 31, 2019

Ih I just love these scene builders. 😃

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

March 31, 2019

Great card! This looks like another great release!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 31, 2019

How simple and
elegant this card
design is! Love it.
Carla from Utah

Esther Sanchez
Esther Sanchez

March 31, 2019

Miss. Michelle lovely card , cant wait to see the whole kit tomorrow .

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

March 31, 2019

So simple but the ink blending is gorgeous!

Jeanne
Jeanne

March 31, 2019

Just beautiful!!!❤️❤️❤️

Bessie
Bessie

March 31, 2019

Your beautiful color blending really amplifies the beauty of the die cut

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

March 31, 2019

Lovely card. The colors you used make a beautiful sunset!

Diana Cavarra
Diana Cavarra

March 31, 2019

Beautiful and stylish

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. I really like the clean and simple design.

tracy abrams-lilly
tracy abrams-lilly

March 31, 2019

Simple but powerful. What a wonderful card.

Patricia Haff
Patricia Haff

March 31, 2019

Love the simple but sophisticated look!

Jenny Miller
Jenny Miller

March 31, 2019

So lovely!! I love that the bottom is open on this die!! I am sooooo excited to see EVERYTHING in this kit!!

Julia L
Julia L

March 31, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card. It is so elegant!

Stephanie B.
Stephanie B.

March 31, 2019

I love how simple but captivating this card is, Michelle. Beautifuly done!

Maryse
Maryse

March 31, 2019

I love the clean lines and colour palette. Looking forward to the release :)

Maureen Sheehan
Maureen Sheehan

March 31, 2019

Beautiful! Great colors.

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

March 31, 2019

This would be nice if you used a tea light behind it

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 31, 2019

Wow! My favorite one yet! Love this CAS look & the gorgeous die cut!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

March 31, 2019

Love the white against the color, it pops, and reminds me of Greece.

Lynnette Flagler
Lynnette Flagler

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card. Love it.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 31, 2019

I love the detail of the die

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 31, 2019

I love the way the colors blend to make a perfect sky

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 31, 2019

Simple yet elegant

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 31, 2019

This is an amazing product

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 31, 2019

The shapes are so real.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 31, 2019

The colors make me think of those far away places

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

March 31, 2019

I love these city scenes… cannot wait to see the whole kit….

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 31, 2019

Love the pretty colors you chose here; very pretty.

Marsha Stehle
Marsha Stehle

March 31, 2019

Love the simplicity of this card. Fabulous blending of the background!

Linda S.
Linda S.

March 31, 2019

I really like the clean and crisp look of your card.

Bonnie M
Bonnie M

March 31, 2019

Awesome colors..I love the simplicity of this card!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. Great job, so simple and clean feeling. love the color choices.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

March 31, 2019

Such a great color for the sky.

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

It’s hard for me to hold back when making a card but I love the simplicity in this one.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

March 31, 2019

Awesome card! This looks like it’s going to be a fun to “play” with.

Maria
Maria

March 31, 2019

This die might be my fav thus far.

Susan Vitti
Susan Vitti

March 31, 2019

I love the simple elegance of this card. It’s just so striking!

littlen
littlen

March 31, 2019

Simple but pretty card.

marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

March 31, 2019

nice card you made it beautiful with the colors. looks like I could do it

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 31, 2019

That is a beautiful card. Love the blending. It makes a terrific card.

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous! Love the ink blending!

Jenny K
Jenny K

March 31, 2019

So beautiful! Love the orange with the white.

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 31, 2019

What a lovely card! Simple and beautiful!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

March 31, 2019

Love that beautiful, clean card. Your background is amazing.

Joan
Joan

March 31, 2019

The contrast between the stark white die cut and the blending of the colors for the sunset is stunning! This card shows that clean and simple can be gorgeous, too.

Deborah Mitchell
Deborah Mitchell

March 31, 2019

CAS yet beautiful!!!

Julie L
Julie L

March 31, 2019

Love the white space and die cut—could be anywhere in the Medit.

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

Love the ink blending and the clean and simple design of this card. This card shows the versatility of this kit. This scene doesn’t necessarily have to be Italy. It could be Morocco, India….

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 31, 2019

Beautiful coloring on your background and the white die cut looks beautiful :)

Betty
Betty

March 31, 2019

Love the sunset colors against the frame cut. Simply gorgeous!

Seema saraf
Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

It’s lovely

Seema saraf
Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

View…it looks lovely

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

March 31, 2019

Love the dies open at the bottom. Wow, great card with wonderful colors.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

March 31, 2019

I love you blended sky background. It worked for lighting up the windows too. Great idea to push the die up on your card. Your buildings could be in any city.not just Venice.

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

March 31, 2019

Your background is gorgeous, love this die!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

March 31, 2019

Simple but beautiful!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

March 31, 2019

This is a lovely CAS card. Your ink blending is beautiful!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful blend of soft colors . Great job.
This kit looks promising

Margaret McGee
Margaret McGee

March 31, 2019

Wow! The cards are beautiful. Love the dies, colors of yellows and orange hues. So inviting. I’m ready for a vacation.

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 31, 2019

Beautiful blending! I love the simplicity and colors you chose.
I can’t wait to see this unique kit.

Donna Conrad
Donna Conrad

March 31, 2019

I think this one is my favorite because it is so simple and clean.

Susan Jacobs
Susan Jacobs

March 31, 2019

Simply lovely. Clean and fabulous.

Cathi Thorpe
Cathi Thorpe

March 31, 2019

Love this card. And the kit!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

March 31, 2019

This is such a simple card, but so elegant. I really love the blending of the different colors for the sky.

Margaret R
Margaret R

March 31, 2019

Such a lovely card! I really like all of the white space – in simplicity lies the beauty!

Marie Stuart
Marie Stuart

March 31, 2019

The clean and simple look is a favorite. Such a pretty background and this die is a special one. I can’t wait for the complete reveal.

Denise J.
Denise J.

March 31, 2019

I love the simplicity of this card. The kit has so many great dies, but you just used one to make a card with big impact. Your ink blending is also “picture perfect.” I truly love this card.

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

March 31, 2019

LOVE this clean and simple design, Michelle. The sunset colors really make the die pop!

Toni F
Toni F

March 31, 2019

Love the building dies. Anxious to se the whole reveal.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 31, 2019

very creative card – love the CAS design:)

marylouh
marylouh

March 31, 2019

Love silhouettes. Wonderful card.
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Shelia
Shelia

March 31, 2019

Beautiful background for your die cuts. Love the font on the greeting too. Gorgeous creations!

Maria Lama
Maria Lama

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card and lovely. I love this die cut… can’t wait to see the complete release!!

Patty Gehrlein
Patty Gehrlein

March 31, 2019

This is so beautiful! Love the colors used for the sky!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

March 31, 2019

This simple card is very interesting and full of imagination!

Dana M
Dana M

March 31, 2019

Love it! Fabulous clean design and beautiful blended background.

Sheila
Sheila

March 31, 2019

🖤Gorgeous Card! Love this design!🖤

Anne
Anne

March 31, 2019

Very sophisticated…beautiful use of color to dramatize the silhouette.

Mari
Mari

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card — simple, but stunning. I love the dimension of the city view.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

March 31, 2019

I love the colors of the sky — great job! And that die cut looks great – very versatile, like it could be used for Christmas and other cards too!

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