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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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Allie Fernandes
Allie Fernandes

April 05, 2020

Michelle, a very pretty CAS card! So excited for this kit. I love thats it’s a nod to Australia. They deserve the love. And I love that it a stamp set that I could make appropriate cards for, for my friends Down Under. So happy HA! Thank you for this very heartwarming set.

K
K

April 05, 2020

This set is adorable

D.L. Wilson
D.L. Wilson

April 05, 2020

A really lovely sunset and kangaroo card.

Angela
Angela

April 04, 2020

Oh how adorable I see Mother’s Day cards in my near future. So beautiful

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

April 04, 2020

Australia has been on my bucket list for many years.
I’m getting up in age and know I’ll never make the
triip (breaks my heart). This cardt would
give me a sense of being there.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Missy Ree
Missy Ree

April 04, 2020

Love the card!! Can’t wait for this kit. I must have lol

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 04, 2020

Beautiful card! I just love the way you did the sunset.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

April 04, 2020

Lovely card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Beth
Beth

April 04, 2020

Very nicely done

Judy
Judy

April 04, 2020

I love this CAS design—the sunset is lovely and having white space at the bottom of the card really adds to the design!

Tammy Fredrickson
Tammy Fredrickson

April 04, 2020

Gorgeous sunset! Love the colors. That could also be a kangaroo and a wallaby. This is a fabulous card kit.

Annette Bridges
Annette Bridges

April 04, 2020

Love the ’roos! Thanks for sharing

Michele W
Michele W

April 04, 2020

Love your sunset. Your blending and choice of colors look amazing. And then there’s those adorable kangaroos. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 04, 2020

Wonderful card! :)

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

April 04, 2020

Michelle, Nice blending with reactive inks. Love it. Joyce

Claudia N
Claudia N

April 04, 2020

Stunning card! Beautiful blended background! So excited for the full reveal of this month’s kit!

Golda
Golda

April 04, 2020

This is beautiful! I love that you didn’t use the stencil on it and created a beautiful scene just with inking.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

April 04, 2020

Love this card! The ink blending with the kangaroo silhouettes is striking!

Iza Malek
Iza Malek

April 04, 2020

Wonderful new kit ! I love this little kangaroos 🦘 so adorable!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

April 04, 2020

Beautifully made card
with the colorful background.
Carla from Utah

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

April 04, 2020

Nice! A simple but effective look — love the colors!

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

April 04, 2020

love the cute kangaroo silhouettes with your clean and simple card. your blending is so smooth and even!!!!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

April 04, 2020

Love the ’roos! Awesome scene!

Sue D
Sue D

April 04, 2020

I like the ink blending and the cute kangaroos.

Susan B
Susan B

April 04, 2020

Beautiful sunset – i cant wait for the reveal – Thank you for sharing – May you and yours be safe and healthy.

Jackie S
Jackie S

April 04, 2020

Lovely sunset card – I also love silhouette stamps. Beautiful.

Lyndi
Lyndi

April 04, 2020

Another beautiful card.

beverly robinson
beverly robinson

April 04, 2020

I love sunsets, too, and yours is awesome!

KerrynM
KerrynM

April 04, 2020

Stunning card. Goer gouges ink blending. . This looks like the kangaroos that visit our property. We leave food out for them and this morning we had 7 come in. It varies day to day and it is wonderful to watch them, particularly the joeys when they are learning to hop. Love this kit

Shirley Galecki
Shirley Galecki

April 04, 2020

Beautiful card. Your bending is awesome. Love how you laid it out. Really like this kit

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

April 04, 2020

Wow beautiful sunset
Can’t wait to see the kit

Ann Challenor
Ann Challenor

April 04, 2020

Great colour range

Denise Barney
Denise Barney

April 04, 2020

Love the way the inks blend to form the sky!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

April 04, 2020

I love it!

Faridah Mcatamney
Faridah Mcatamney

April 04, 2020

Hi from Sydney, Australia. Yes, Michelle, you got it right on the color theme of the great Aussieland. Cheers Altenew on your 6th anniversary. Stay healty and indoors everyone.

Aline Diener
Aline Diener

April 04, 2020

Wow flawless blending. Love the little animals!!! great design.

Melissa Leftrick
Melissa Leftrick

April 04, 2020

This kit looks like so much fun!! Thank you for the opportunity and the inspiration!

lee
lee

April 04, 2020

Great card! I love the kangaroos!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

April 04, 2020

This is a lovely creation!

Brandi R
Brandi R

April 04, 2020

Wonderful card. Love the sky ♥

Toni L
Toni L

April 04, 2020

Yes—perfect card for blending and I love the background colours.

Megan Caulder
Megan Caulder

April 04, 2020

Love the look of this card. Simple but lovely!

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

April 04, 2020

Love this card-so colorful

Glenna
Glenna

April 04, 2020

Love the colors! Such a beautiful card.

Savvy Me
Savvy Me

April 04, 2020

Great card. The layout and colors are beautiful. Love this set! 💗

Joni Morrill
Joni Morrill

April 04, 2020

Beautiful!

Andre M.
Andre M.

April 04, 2020

Your blended background is fabulous, perfect with the silhouette animals.

Noemi Robles
Noemi Robles

April 04, 2020

Love the Hero art kits. Love the sun set colors
The kangaroo arr so cute.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

April 04, 2020

So very sweet. Great ink blending on the background. Love the different looks that I am seeing with this kit.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

April 04, 2020

Absolutely stunning! Really loving what I’m seeing!

Leola Janz
Leola Janz

April 04, 2020

G’day Mate. As an Australian love love this card idea. I will be making this card.

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

April 04, 2020

Such calm amidst the storm these days! Beautiful silhouette! Thank you for sharing!

Christa
Christa

April 04, 2020

So pretty thanks for the inspiration

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

April 04, 2020

Can’t wait to see what else is in store with this kit. Beautiful card!

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

April 04, 2020

Love how clean and simple the card is.

Sidekickcards
Sidekickcards

April 04, 2020

Amazing colours 😊

Joanne W
Joanne W

April 04, 2020

Love the colors and the sentiment.

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

April 04, 2020

I LOVE it!!!!!!!! This looks so fun, cute, and like an interesting kit, I just can’t wait to see what more is in store!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

April 04, 2020

Love the ink blending here. Definitely an Aussie sunset

JL
JL

April 04, 2020

Love me some kangaroos, ready to hop to it w/ this kit. Heh.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

April 04, 2020

Clean and simple. I love it!

Margaret R
Margaret R

April 04, 2020

Love those kangaroos!

Carolyn
Carolyn

April 04, 2020

Love what I have seen. When looking, I was reminded what Australia has gone threw with fires and the beautiful animals and people suffering from the fires country wide.

Josmary
Josmary

April 04, 2020

So cool

Catherine
Catherine

April 04, 2020

I love the sunset colours on this card. They’re so pretty with the silhouettes.

Diane Loughrey
Diane Loughrey

April 04, 2020

I could have used this kit a few months back when I did cards in honor of tgexwikdfires. Today I signed up for the subscription. Really want this in my hands now.

Tasha Bond
Tasha Bond

April 04, 2020

Love this! Kangaroos are just adorable!

Cassie
Cassie

April 04, 2020

The little Kangaroos are so cute! Very unique stamps!

JoSi
JoSi

April 04, 2020

G’Day, Ace card! Beaut sunset ! I like your card heaps!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

April 04, 2020

This kit looks amazing, can’t wait to see more!

sabinevdk
sabinevdk

April 04, 2020

I love that you used the kangaroos! Great card!

Carla Sjoholm
Carla Sjoholm

April 04, 2020

Love the card ideas!!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

April 04, 2020

That is a sweet scene and a fun sentiment!

Stephanie VR Burns
Stephanie VR Burns

April 04, 2020

Awww, look at the little joey! I can already tell we’ll be getting a kick out of this kit 😉

Ana
Ana

April 04, 2020

These kangaroos are cute. This card is stunning in its simplicity

SandyK
SandyK

April 04, 2020

I’ve always loved kangaroos, and that baby is adorable! In love with this kit already!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

April 04, 2020

A sweet card. Would be a great Aussi mother’s day card!! Thanks for having this… please stay safe and healthy!

Madeline L
Madeline L

April 04, 2020

Such a cute card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Pia
Pia

April 04, 2020

Love this card!

Pat v
Pat v

April 04, 2020

So cool. I love it!

Vicki Mayberry
Vicki Mayberry

April 04, 2020

This kit will be great for sending cards to my friends in Australia. Love all the blending.

Janetb
Janetb

April 04, 2020

Those kangaroo silhouettes are so cute, looks like I will have to have them.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

April 04, 2020

Love the beautiful blend you did of the sunset. This card would be great for guys.

Marianna
Marianna

April 04, 2020

Cute card, would be great for mass-producing. Can’t wait to see the full reveal

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

April 04, 2020

I love the kangaroos! Looking forward to receiving this kit!

Shirley
Shirley

April 04, 2020

I like the Australian theme this month.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

April 04, 2020

Great blending job, Michelle, something I need to practice!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

April 04, 2020

Kangaroos! Who doesn’t love them? This looks like a fun kit!

Eva
Eva

April 04, 2020

What a beautiful card – what a beautiful Kit!! I‘ve started to count hours left to see the whole Kit…

Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

April 04, 2020

That is a gorgeos sunset!

Kristin
Kristin

April 04, 2020

What a wonderful card 😍 that reminds me of a relaxed vacation Downunder 🦘🦘🦘😊🗺💞

Julie
Julie

April 04, 2020

Love the colors in the sunset! Can’t wait to see the full kit revealed!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

April 04, 2020

Beautiful scene with the kangaroos.

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

April 04, 2020

Wow this is beautiful! Love the silhouette against the sunset background!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

April 04, 2020

So cute and the ink blending is lovely! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

KC Wong
KC Wong

April 04, 2020

Beautiful work and a great description of the steps!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

April 04, 2020

Your colors are fantastic, what a great scene you created!

Mary Swearengin
Mary Swearengin

April 04, 2020

Lovely. Can’t wait for this kit.

Nina S
Nina S

April 04, 2020

Super cute! This definitely makes me want this kit!

Toni F
Toni F

April 04, 2020

I need to win this awesome kit. It’s been a lifelong desire to visit Australia and this is probably the only way.