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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

by Michelle Short April 04, 2020 201 Comments

It's time for our fourth countdown peek! The April My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, April 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Michelle for another look at this wonderful kit!

As soon as I saw this kit, I thought sunset! I love creating sunsets with ink blending and I always think silhouetted images work so well with them. The stamp set in the kit is perfect for this type of technique!

G'Day Mate by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off my card by taking a 4" x 5.25" panel of Hero Hues Dove White Premium Cardstock and masking off the bottom portion. I then die cut a piece of mask paper using one of the smaller dies in the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies set. This was placed where I wanted my sun to be and then using an ink blending brush, I blended ink on to the panel. 

G'Day Mate by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by blending Lemon Drop Reactive Ink closest to the sun, followed by Creamsicle Reactive Ink and then Fruit Punch Reactive Ink towards to the top and sides. I felt that I wanted the red to be darker so I added on a layer of Hero Hues Ruby Pigment Ink to the very edges. I then removed the sun mask and blended over more Lemon Drop Reactive Ink. 

G'Day Mate by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I left the inks to dry for a little while whilst arranging my stamps in the Mini MISTI. I used one of the trees from the set, two kangaroos and one of the sentiments. Once arranged where I wanted them to be, I stamped them on to the panel using Intens-ified Black Ink. I did stamp them a few times, to get a nice dark impression. The panel was then simply adhered to a Dove White Top Folded Card using foam tape. 

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!

Good luck!





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Audrey Andrews
Audrey Andrews

April 06, 2020

Simple is smashing. Love your card design 😊

Kate
Kate

April 06, 2020

This is so simple but elegant. Great ideas here!

Kathleen Melia-Whitaker
Kathleen Melia-Whitaker

April 06, 2020

Beautiful sun set!

Lynn
Lynn

April 06, 2020

Beautiful. The sunset with the silhouette of the animals & tree are perfect. Reminds me of the safari kit, that is one of my favorites.

Carol H
Carol H

April 06, 2020

Love the simplicity of this card! Great colours and just really effective the ways it’s been done.

tina z.
tina z.

April 06, 2020

great design!

Alice Turak
Alice Turak

April 06, 2020

love the simplicity of your card

Karen L K
Karen L K

April 05, 2020

Nice ink blending! I like that the tree and kangaroos are silhouettes.

karenajo
karenajo

April 05, 2020

Lovely sunset colors and love the cute kangaroos! Thanks for sharing!

NCDonna
NCDonna

April 05, 2020

Love all the different stamps we’ve seen shared so far! Can’t wait for the full release!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

April 05, 2020

Love the colors!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

April 05, 2020

This looks like it is going to be a super home run like the safari kit from couple years ago.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

April 05, 2020

Simple yet stunning colors!

Tera Fendley
Tera Fendley

April 05, 2020

Love the card and I need the kangaroo stamp

Tina Herbeck
Tina Herbeck

April 05, 2020

I love the simplicity! That sunset background is amazing!!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

April 05, 2020

I like three simplicity of this card.

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

April 05, 2020

Love the gorgeous inking and the silhouette images! Such a fun new kit!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

April 05, 2020

Awesome silhouette scene! Beautiful colors!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 05, 2020

Beautiful sky, perfectly blended. Love the clean lines of your card! Looking like another fun kit!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

April 05, 2020

I love this masked scene! So easy and classy!!

rachel duong
rachel duong

April 05, 2020

Great card – I love how it is on just part of the paper and how the tree goes off the page. I am excited to try this.

TRACEY LANDT
TRACEY LANDT

April 05, 2020

Such a cute card Michelle. Definitely getting the Australian feel with this kit.
Thank you Hero Arts, looks wonderful.
T x

Andrea B
Andrea B

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous ink blending! This looks like it will be a fun kit!

Barbara M
Barbara M

April 05, 2020

I love this sunset and silhouette card.

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

April 05, 2020

You can really feel the scorching Australia sun beating down on the kangaroos. I love the simplicity of this card!

Nicole S
Nicole S

April 05, 2020

Adorbs! Love the sentiment!

Nikki S
Nikki S

April 05, 2020

I can’t do CAS but I love when I see a card designer do one!!! One of my favorites so far!

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

I love the sunset in this card. Can’t wait for this kit.

Carolyn
Carolyn

April 05, 2020

Well done Hero Arts. This looks like a great kit for everyone to enjoy, but especially us Aussies!

Marianne
Marianne

April 05, 2020

Auss-ome sunset!

Jade
Jade

April 05, 2020

Wow. What a beautiful and colorful card. I love the background. And the kangaroos are adorable.

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

April 05, 2020

I love the blending in the background it is so soft. I have a friend in Australia and this would be a perfect card for her.

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

April 05, 2020

Perfect Aussie style!

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

April 05, 2020

Wonderfully simple card; I love how only the top portion of the card has any color, and the kangaroos are adorable, plus the tree is great!

Patt H.
Patt H.

April 05, 2020

I love this awesome card! The simplicity & gorgeous colors are wonderful!

SueB
SueB

April 05, 2020

Beautiful job on the ink blending as the kangaroos really standout. Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Bertha
Bertha

April 05, 2020

Beautiful sunset. Those colours blended together so well. Great card.

Iris López
Iris López

April 05, 2020

Great card. Love the ink blending.

Laurie Soffa
Laurie Soffa

April 05, 2020

Love the sunset colors, cant wait to get

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

April 05, 2020

Beautiful background…love those kangaroos!

Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Miller

April 05, 2020

I’m so happy we are going down under. Be safe guys.

Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Miller

April 05, 2020

I’m so happy we are going down under. Be safe guys.

Gael
Gael

April 05, 2020

That settles it – I NEED this kit! Love this card!

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

April 05, 2020

Masking off a portion of the card gives such a dramatic effect. I love those kangaroos. Can’t wait to see the full release.

Valerija
Valerija

April 05, 2020

Wow this is beautiful! Great sunset scene. I love it!
Valerija xx

Brenda
Brenda

April 05, 2020

I love how simple but striking your card is, it made me smile.

sara n
sara n

April 05, 2020

I love this one! Beautiful sunset

Margery C
Margery C

April 05, 2020

Lovely blended background.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

April 05, 2020

Fabulous job blending the sky background. The mom & baby kangaroo are so cute.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

April 05, 2020

What a beautiful card! I love this sunset scene. :)

Claudia K Anderson
Claudia K Anderson

April 05, 2020

The sunset on this card is amazing! Looking forward to the release!

Lisa
Lisa

April 05, 2020

Cute card, love the colors!

Patsy
Patsy

April 05, 2020

Very clever! I don’t know how you come up with these ideas. This is an easy one to try when I get the kit. Thanks!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card, looking forward to this month’s kit. I do not have any reactive inks. I really need to get me some.

Donna Hatfield
Donna Hatfield

April 05, 2020

I love the simplicity of this card.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

April 05, 2020

What a gorgeous sky and silhouette!

Sunnyk
Sunnyk

April 05, 2020

The kangaroos are so cute!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

April 05, 2020

Sweet card!

Renee Kroeger
Renee Kroeger

April 05, 2020

It’s looking like an Aussie themed kit, there isn’t to many Aussie themed craft things around so this excites me 😁

Elizabeth Motyka
Elizabeth Motyka

April 05, 2020

Love the Mama and baby kangaroo against the beautiful blended tangerine sky.

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

April 05, 2020

My favorite color combination! Love Hero Arts!

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

April 05, 2020

The horizon is beautiful. Beautiful color choices.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

April 05, 2020

I love the blending. This is a simple but lovely card.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

April 05, 2020

cute scene – love the sky you created:)

Teri S.
Teri S.

April 05, 2020

I love the colours you used to blend on the background! The kangaroos & tree stand out in sharp relief against the background. Great card! It’s strange that whenever H.A. has a countdown, I get email notifications about Days 1,3 & 5, but not Days 2 & 4. Thankfully I can go back & find them & comment on the wonderful creations that give us a peek at what is to come.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

April 05, 2020

Love that fun card. Gorgeous background.

Cyndee S
Cyndee S

April 05, 2020

Love the way the color blend for a beautiful sunset. The black silhouette really pops as a result.

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

April 05, 2020

Very nice use of the white space. It really sets off the scene.

Christine Eck
Christine Eck

April 05, 2020

The background is outstanding! I’m intrigued by the theme I’m seeing- kangaroos and sharks? A surprise indeed!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

April 05, 2020

Such a nice blended sky… I love the silhouettes on the sky….

Steph Mitchell
Steph Mitchell

April 05, 2020

As an Aussie it’s great to see some Aussie inspired stamps and I love the sunset colours.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

April 05, 2020

Such a wonderful card! I love the ink blending on the top half. This is such a great kit!

sandra hall
sandra hall

April 05, 2020

simple but striking. my favorite so far.

PHYLLIS FREESE
PHYLLIS FREESE

April 05, 2020

Beautiful ink blending used to create this vivid sky in contrast to the silhouettes of the trees & kangaroos.

Lagene
Lagene

April 05, 2020

Love this sweet kangaroo scene, my heart still goes out to Australia about their devastating fires in the recent past!

Feriba
Feriba

April 05, 2020

I love your card ! The ink blending is perfection and adorable kangaroos ❤❤

Debi
Debi

April 05, 2020

Great card. Beautiful use of colors. Love it.

Karen Rollefson
Karen Rollefson

April 05, 2020

Love the colors!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham

April 05, 2020

Love your CAS card! I would love this kit for my Australia scrapbook that I’m planning to start! These beautiful silhouette images would be perfect!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

April 05, 2020

Hi Michelle, this reminds me of wvenings camping in a the country, thank you!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

April 05, 2020

These sneak peaks always give m inspiration!

Ann
Ann

April 05, 2020

Great card; love the talking kangaroos. I could definitely make use of those living in Australia.

Linda S.
Linda S.

April 05, 2020

The colors you chose for your card are stunning. I really like the simplicity of the figures with the sunset and white space.

Kathy Benjamin
Kathy Benjamin

April 05, 2020

Kangaroos ❤❤
Gorgeous

Eva N
Eva N

April 05, 2020

Oh, how cute! I thought this was a beachy kit, but now see it will have an Australian theme…even better!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

April 05, 2020

You can’t go wrong using the HA reactive inks. Love the blending on this card.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

April 05, 2020

Such an amazing card. Love the gorgeous sunset…
Thanks for sharing.

Maria B
Maria B

April 05, 2020

I like the simplicity of your card and can’t wait to see the new release.

Julia D.
Julia D.

April 05, 2020

I love this card! The ink blending is gorgeous and captures the sky so well. Thank you for the chance to win!!

littlen
littlen

April 05, 2020

Very nice card. Simple but pretty.

Dawn
Dawn

April 05, 2020

This is my favorite! Clean and simple with perfect ink blending. I love this!

Laura P
Laura P

April 05, 2020

Hi Michelle, Absolutely lovely card! Your ink blending is fabulous. I really must try these inks! Love the kangaroo images. Animal stamps are at the top of my list so your card is very appealing. Thanks for sharing!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

April 05, 2020

Just beautiful. Wish my blending could be so smooth!

Sharon C
Sharon C

April 05, 2020

What a great sunset. I really like the contrast of the white at the bottom of the card.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

April 05, 2020

Love the silhouette card and the stamps in this kit are perfect for it!

Felicia C
Felicia C

April 05, 2020

I just love this card. The images are heartwarming! I also love the color combinations. Thank you for the inspiration!

Linda Hart
Linda Hart

April 05, 2020

I just love Australia. Your card is beautiful. I am so looking forward to getting this kit

Melynda Cleveland
Melynda Cleveland

April 05, 2020

Nice! Really looking forward to playing with this kit!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

April 05, 2020

Love this CAS feel!!

Holly
Holly

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous sunset, gorgeous card, Michelle!

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