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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse April 03, 2020 283 Comments

It's time for our next countdown peek! The April My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, April 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina, who is sharing some more fabulous inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hi everyone! I am in love with the April kit and I believe you will be too. I decided to depict a desert Australian scene. To make the card I started with piece of Canary Cardstock and temporarily adhered the stencil to it. I ink blended Butter Bar, Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe Shadow inks, starting from lightest around the sun, and darkest on the edges.

Next secure the stencil on piece of Sand Cardstock and ink blend Soft Brown and Cup o' Joe Shadow inks on the sand part. Trim it to only have the sand edge. Adhere on top of the Canary layer using foam tape.

Ink blend Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe inks on Canary Cardstock. Using Cup'o Joe ink stamp the boulder. Die cut using the coordinating die.

Stamp the tree using Moss and Cup O'Joe inks on Dove White Cardstock. Die cut using coordinating dies, ink blend some Butter Bar and Soft Brown inks to blend in with the background. Stamp the kangaroo on Sand Cardstock using Cup O'Joe ink. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the sun and assemble your panel and adhere to a top folding Sand notecard.

And that's it! 

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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100 Responses

Nancy Pearce
Nancy Pearce

April 06, 2020

Ohh, I love the kangaroo. I like how you did the orange and yellow sky to give the impression of a pretty sunset.

Kate
Kate

April 06, 2020

I am so excited for this release!

tina z.
tina z.

April 06, 2020

wow, such amazing colours!

Karen L K
Karen L K

April 05, 2020

What a great scene! I love the colors and the tree and kangaroo!

NCDonna
NCDonna

April 05, 2020

What a cool tree! Looks like this kit has a ton of stamps and dies!

Amy wazwaz
Amy wazwaz

April 05, 2020

Love the tree and kangaroo!

Tina Herbeck
Tina Herbeck

April 05, 2020

This looks so cool! Love the kangaroo!! :)

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

April 05, 2020

Love this wonderful sunset scene! Absolutely beautiful!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 05, 2020

Your sky is perfect! I’m really loving the stencil. The shape of the tree is so detailed and different. And, who doesn’t like kangaroos?!!!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 05, 2020

Your sky is perfect! I’m really loving the stencil. The shape of the tree is so detailed and different. And, who doesn’t like kangaroos?!!!

Lynnea Hollendonner
Lynnea Hollendonner

April 05, 2020

Seriously love these warm tones!

TRACEY LANDT
TRACEY LANDT

April 05, 2020

Gorgeous card Ilina. Beautiful choice of colours.
Thank you for sharing.
T x

Andrea B
Andrea B

April 05, 2020

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

Barbara M
Barbara M

April 05, 2020

Love your background.

Crystal Snedegar
Crystal Snedegar

April 05, 2020

I love the calming effect of this card. The mellow oranges and browns bring such a calm, an subtle happiness to the soul. I am so excited for this kit!

Nikki S
Nikki S

April 05, 2020

This card makes you almost feel the desert heat. Great job

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

April 05, 2020

I love the colors that were used making this card. I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Carolyn
Carolyn

April 05, 2020

Great colours on this card. I’m loving that tree!

Marianne
Marianne

April 05, 2020

That background looks amazing!

Jade
Jade

April 05, 2020

I like your card. The vibrant background is incredible and wonderful. Plus the kangaroo is very cute.

Sandy Small
Sandy Small

April 05, 2020

Great card; I love the colors in the sky, it has such drama, the tree is great and the kangaroo is adorable!

Laurie Soffa
Laurie Soffa

April 05, 2020

so cute, this is going to be a fun kit, cant wait

Keionna Baker
Keionna Baker

April 05, 2020

I absolutely love the color palette

Smiley Hello
Smiley Hello

April 05, 2020

Hip! Hip Hooray!

Valerija
Valerija

April 05, 2020

This is such a pretty card, love the stenciling, the colours are fantastic.
Valerija xx

Brenda
Brenda

April 05, 2020

I’m so excited to see the full reveal of this month’s kit! This card is terrific.

Sara N
Sara N

April 05, 2020

Super cute that Kangaroo is so sweet

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

April 05, 2020

Such a bright sky. Just what we need to cheer us up.

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

April 05, 2020

What a fun scene! I love that sky. :)

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

April 05, 2020

These stencils are by far the best I have ever seen! Love the sky background.

Claudia K Anderson
Claudia K Anderson

April 05, 2020

Loving the Australian vibes! Can’t wait to see the release!

Patsy
Patsy

April 05, 2020

This card is adorable

Diana @ playing
Diana @ playing

April 05, 2020

I am loving the background stencil. I can see so many uses for it.

Sunnyk
Sunnyk

April 05, 2020

And a kangaroo, too! Love it!

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

April 05, 2020

Beautiful! The colors are perfection. The sky and ground can be used in so many different ways!

Marilyn P
Marilyn P

April 05, 2020

Beautiful card. Love the stenciling.

Margaret T.
Margaret T.

April 05, 2020

All we need in the scene now is one of the imported camels! Nice job.

Cyndee S
Cyndee S

April 05, 2020

This looks like this would make some beautiful scenery stamping.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

April 05, 2020

Love the blending in the background…. super lovely.

Ann
Ann

April 05, 2020

Love your card and the sentiment. The sky is just awesome.

Kathy Benjamin
Kathy Benjamin

April 05, 2020

Beautiful blending.

Eva N
Eva N

April 05, 2020

You"ve captured the feel of an outback desert with your great colors and design. Fun card!

Maria B
Maria B

April 05, 2020

The desert colors are lovely, especially the shading.

Laura P
Laura P

April 05, 2020

Hi IIlina, I love your card, especially the mama kangaroo and her baby joey! I absolutely adore animal stamps and your background is the perfect setting! Can’t wait to see more of this kit!

Sharon C
Sharon C

April 05, 2020

Cute card. I like the Australia outback vibe.

Holly
Holly

April 05, 2020

I love your scene, Ilina. I can just feel the heat from your sunny sky!

D.L. Wilson
D.L. Wilson

April 05, 2020

What an adorable card -I really like it.

Missy Ree
Missy Ree

April 04, 2020

Oh my gosh!!! I can’t wait for this months kit.

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

April 04, 2020

Beautiful sunset card. Nice with the kangaroo.

Iza Malek
Iza Malek

April 04, 2020

Wonder card ! I love this colors. And this little kangaroo is adorable 😍

Golda
Golda

April 04, 2020

I really like the stencil and the fun scene you made with it.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.

April 04, 2020

Perfect colors for Australia. Can’t wait to see more of the kit!

Sandye
Sandye

April 04, 2020

Fantastic card! Love the image:)

Heather Mills
Heather Mills

April 04, 2020

Very cool! That sky stamp is really awesome!

Lyndi
Lyndi

April 04, 2020

I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit, all the cards on here are so pretty.

KerrynM
KerrynM

April 04, 2020

Great card. Loving this kit

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

April 04, 2020

Lovely colours such a gorgeous card

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

April 04, 2020

Love the kangaroo!

Aline Diener
Aline Diener

April 04, 2020

What a cute kangaroo. Love the colors. Great card.

Lee
Lee

April 04, 2020

What a great card – I love the background

Glenna
Glenna

April 04, 2020

This is so pretty. Looks so HOT!

Debby Jensen
Debby Jensen

April 04, 2020

Wow, what a great card!!

Megan Caulder
Megan Caulder

April 04, 2020

Omg that kangaroo and joey stamp!

Savvy Me
Savvy Me

April 04, 2020

I love this card! The use of the stencil and cut outs with a splash of color! Kangaroos have my heart!

Savvy Me
Savvy Me

April 04, 2020

I love this card! The use of the stencil and cut outs with a splash of color! Kangaroos have my heart!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

April 04, 2020

What a great scene! The sky is perfect! I can’t wait to get this stencil and start using it.

Leola Janz
Leola Janz

April 04, 2020

This kit looks to be great. Loving the cards

Stephanie VR Burns
Stephanie VR Burns

April 04, 2020

Iliana, I love how you used the canary cardstock instead of white. It really gives a warm, almost vintage feel to the card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christa
Christa

April 04, 2020

So inspiring

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

April 04, 2020

Beautiful card.

Sidekickcards
Sidekickcards

April 04, 2020

So sweet😊

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

April 04, 2020

Love that colorful Aussie background!!! Your color blending is wonderful, and I’m loving the sentiments and critters! Ready for the full release!!!

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

April 04, 2020

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

Catherine
Catherine

April 04, 2020

The Aussie trees and animals are great.

Tasha Bond
Tasha Bond

April 04, 2020

Cool card! What a fun kit!

sabinevdk
sabinevdk

April 04, 2020

Great card. This kit looks like it will be great!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

April 04, 2020

This is a lovely sunset look. Great images in this kit!

Ana
Ana

April 04, 2020

I love the colours. I can’t wait to see the entire kit

SueB
SueB

April 04, 2020

Beautiful card. Can’t wait to see the entire kit. Will be useful to scrapbook my trip to Australia.

Margery C
Margery C

April 04, 2020

Lovely card. Reminds me of my trip to Australia years ago. Fabulous country and people, mate.

Madeline L
Madeline L

April 04, 2020

Great card! Love the sky!

Pat v
Pat v

April 04, 2020

So cool. I love it!

Rhonda Hill
Rhonda Hill

April 04, 2020

Absolutely love the kangaroos! Been hoping for an Australian theme!

Vicki Mayberry
Vicki Mayberry

April 04, 2020

This set looks to have such a variety of uses. Looking forward to it.

Teri
Teri

April 04, 2020

Love seeing this stencil in action. It’s amazing! Fabulous card!

Marianna
Marianna

April 04, 2020

Can’t wait to see more, already appears to be very versatile kit!

Shirley
Shirley

April 04, 2020

I love the tree in this one and of course the shading on the card.

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

April 04, 2020

I’m so excited to see this kit! It looks like it’ll be a winner.

 Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

April 04, 2020

A beautiful card. I don’t think my ink blending will be anywhere near that, but I will give it a try.

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

April 04, 2020

Gorgeous love your color selections and the kangaroo.

Nina S
Nina S

April 04, 2020

Great inspiration! The unfolding theme is different and fun!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

April 04, 2020

My first thought was how much this reminded me of Australia, well the kangaroo helped! lol Great card!

Mary Swearengin
Mary Swearengin

April 04, 2020

A tribute to Australia. Lovely card.

Toni F
Toni F

April 04, 2020

Love the coloring of an evening in the outback.

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

April 04, 2020

I’m loving that tree on there!

ljhart
ljhart

April 04, 2020

I cannot wait to get my hands on that adorable kangaroo!!

Lynn Gauthier
Lynn Gauthier

April 04, 2020

I’ve tried stencils once and did a very poor job with them. Is there a video that shows how to use your stencils? I just LOVE how cool the backgrounds turn out. Gorgeous card and such an appropriate Sentiment.

Michele W
Michele W

April 04, 2020

Love your use of color for this card. Makes me want to jump right into that scene. Looks so peaceful compared to life in the real world right now. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon Howell
Shannon Howell

April 04, 2020

Iliana, thank you for sharing your card! These colors make such a beautiful desert; I wish I could jump into the scene and see it in real life!! Thanks again.

SarahC
SarahC

April 04, 2020

Lovely to travel with a card. TFS

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