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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Caly Person March 29, 2019 379 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 1 at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Our Creative Team will be here for the next three days sharing ideas for using the kit. Stay tuned for more inspiration all weekend long! Now let's join Caly for a first look at the kit...

Hi, Friends! It's Caly with you today sharing a card made using the April My Monthly Hero Kit! The kit is die-focused to create an Italian scene and it can change with the different elements that are available and I hope my take on this card inspires you!

You can create your Italian scene with a variety of mediums and colors. Today, I'm focusing on a more realistic view (from what I imagine) with more neutral colors.  

I've ink-blended each of my panels today. You can ink-blend after die-cutting also, but for my pieces, I ink-blended before color so the edges show no harsh ink coverage. 

 

These are the following ink colors that I used for my card:

Caramel:  Bridge
Soft Apricot:  Buildings
Dandelion:  light under building die-cuts
Wet Cement:  Birds, clothing line, bottom fo buildings
Aquatic: Water die-cut
Indigo:  Water - on card front (under die-cut water panel)
Dusty Blue:  Sky
Intense Black:  Sentiment

 

I hope you enjoyed my take on this Italian scene. There will be more on Monday's blog hop and I can't wait to share that with you also!

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 1, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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Nancy May
Nancy May

March 30, 2019

Call… You have taken me to a beautiful sun soaked day in Venice! Thank you, I love it, thank you Hero Arts for this kit! Absolutely stunning.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

March 30, 2019

Love the soft colours on this card, it does look very Italian, no guessing where it is. Love the birds flying around and the washing blowing in the breeze.

Laura
Laura

March 30, 2019

Cute

Liron Alush
Liron Alush

March 30, 2019

Makes me wish for a summer vacation

SarahC
SarahC

March 30, 2019

Lovely belt card that makes you feel your visiting Venice. Your ink blending is great. TFS

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

March 30, 2019

I LOVE Italy! I was stationed there for 3 years, and my son was born there, and how I long to go back for a visit!!! Can’t wait to receive this kit so I can once again experience my time there, as I create beautiful artwork with this months kit. Show me more! Way to go Hero Arts, and a huge THANK YOU!!!

Nancarrow Brown
Nancarrow Brown

March 30, 2019

This is amazing! I’m so excited for this kit!

Joanie
Joanie

March 30, 2019

This card makes me happy to look at it.

Joanie Tammariello
Joanie Tammariello

March 30, 2019

Great kit and card. A unique kit.

Meg
Meg

March 30, 2019

Had so much fun traveling in Italy. Some of these stamps would probably be great for my scrapbook which, sadly, isn’t finished yet. I guess I was just waiting for this kit.

Arlene Martinez-Rivera
Arlene Martinez-Rivera

March 30, 2019

beautiful card

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card, such a serene looking scene! Can’t wait for the full reveal.

Pam Shea
Pam Shea

March 30, 2019

I love what you have done with this kit.

Nancy L Miller
Nancy L Miller

March 30, 2019

My best friend loves clotheslines when we travel around the world—this set would be PERFECT to accompany those photos!!

Ingrid
Ingrid

March 30, 2019

Love that sentiment, how perfect is that to finish off such a fabulous scene!!!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 30, 2019

That is a very different kit and card!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

March 30, 2019

Love the ink-blending; the colors are just lovely on all the pieces!

September Plumlee
September Plumlee

March 30, 2019

Last weekend I signed up to take a beginning Italian class. It feels like this lovely kit is a sign that I made the right decision :)

KRYSTAL OVERBY
KRYSTAL OVERBY

March 30, 2019

Loving this beautiful and serene scene! Would love to win this kit! I am loving it! Way to go Hero Arts!

Kirsty VIttetoe
Kirsty VIttetoe

March 30, 2019

Oh how fun, it reminds me of Venice, and it is filled with beautiful fun inspirations

Melinda Brein
Melinda Brein

March 30, 2019

Oh my goodness … this is just breathtaking! I just love the lightness and depth!

Cheryl Francis
Cheryl Francis

March 30, 2019

My friend has just had a romantic break away with her new partner in Venice, this would be perfect for me to make her a little mini book of her vacation ☺️

Hannah Parnell
Hannah Parnell

March 30, 2019

Fantastic card! Thank you.

Charlene Cisler
Charlene Cisler

March 30, 2019

Lovely card. Beautiful tranquil scene!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

March 30, 2019

Oh my, I’m ready to travel to Italy! Great card!

Renee
Renee

March 30, 2019

Card is lovely, fun to see all the different takes using the kit!

Diana@ playing
Diana@ playing

March 30, 2019

I can see so much cityscape possible with this beyond itsly

Aline Diener
Aline Diener

March 30, 2019

Beautiful. Love the realism

Engeline
Engeline

March 30, 2019

Hi Caly, this card looks a lot like the sunny Venice I saw last year 😎. I love it!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card!

Colleen Pepper
Colleen Pepper

March 30, 2019

Well this kit had me at hello! The Italian vibe is so lovely. The card is fantastic from the creamy buildings and the water to the blue skies, swoon!

Deb L
Deb L

March 30, 2019

How pretty

Lynnell L Irving
Lynnell L Irving

March 30, 2019

This kit will be so much fun!

Bianca Wegner
Bianca Wegner

March 30, 2019

Oh, I love it! Reminds me of Italy – even though I’ve never been there

Rosemary Thielke
Rosemary Thielke

March 30, 2019

Wow, beautiful colors and oh baby, LOVE the sentiment, the canals, the bridges, the memories to scrap! Love this kit

Janet Carter
Janet Carter

March 30, 2019

Wow, what a beautiful day you have created.

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

March 30, 2019

The composition on this card is lovely. I really love the two toned water and the one bird flying under the bridge. I needed a bridge die. Hooray it is in the kit.

Lagene
Lagene

March 30, 2019

Awesome scene, it totally takes me back to Venice Italy!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

March 30, 2019

What an unusual theme, I love it. The water die is amazing. Cannot wait to see more.

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 30, 2019

So bright and beautiful the new layering dies in this kit are so awesome!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

March 30, 2019

Beautiful! I love this release

Anne
Anne

March 30, 2019

Charming! Lovely soft tones.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 30, 2019

Lover this beautiful scene!

Valeria
Valeria

March 30, 2019

this is a typical sidewalk bridge in Venice

Laura P.
Laura P.

March 30, 2019

Hi Caly, Your card definitely inspires and also makes me want to go to Venice! Love your soft colors and the way you layered the water. Beautiful kit!

janet sisk
janet sisk

March 30, 2019

Love it! The laundry waving in the breeze is perfect touch. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win a kit. :D

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

March 30, 2019

Great colors are your lovely card.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card. Such a peaceful scene.

MaryB
MaryB

March 30, 2019

I love the bridge scene. Thanks for the chance to win a kit!

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

March 30, 2019

Such a beautiful card. Venice has always been one of our favorite places. I can’t wait to see more.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

March 30, 2019

This turned out lovely with the soft look.

Aggie O.
Aggie O.

March 30, 2019

This takes me back to Italy! This is beautiful!

Anna L. Kalbarczyk
Anna L. Kalbarczyk

March 30, 2019

awesome….. and so different.

Julia C
Julia C

March 30, 2019

Love this set. You’ve outdone yourself this time Hero Arts. And love this card, its colors and shading. Great job!

Kathy J in Ellicott City
Kathy J in Ellicott City

March 30, 2019

What a great card!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 30, 2019

WOW! I absolutely love your card. The die cuts are so different from anything else. The sentiment is perfect for any occasion.

nancy f
nancy f

March 30, 2019

Love the Italian scene and the soft colors.

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

March 30, 2019

Oh, it’s Venice in a card! How very pretty.

Felicia C
Felicia C

March 30, 2019

Wow! This is different! I love the card you created. I feel like I am soaring with those birds. This kit is going to be a very special one!

Ronda S.
Ronda S.

March 30, 2019

I love your color choices. Very pretty.

Christine
Christine

March 30, 2019

You’ve created such a beautiful scene. Lovely colours

Toni
Toni

March 30, 2019

Lovely

Jenn Zurowski
Jenn Zurowski

March 30, 2019

Love this card too beautiful work of art.

Christa Aldrich
Christa Aldrich

March 30, 2019

I saw this card and instantly imagined I is in the Mediteranean.

Carol Q
Carol Q

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card. I don’t have any stamps or dies like this. Can’t wait to see more inspiration from this kit.

Bertha
Bertha

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card, I can’t wait to see more!

Susan King
Susan King

March 30, 2019

Thank you HA! I just love how now you are doing an Italy themed set! Expanding to other countries absolutely what is needed in our crafting world!

Vicki Blair
Vicki Blair

March 30, 2019

Life is beautiful.. so is this card! I like the soft colors!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 30, 2019

Love this beautiful scene! Pretty colors and textures!

Renate Harrison
Renate Harrison

March 30, 2019

Sooo excited to see this new kit, love this card, reminds me of my visit to Venice!!

Sue Adams
Sue Adams

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card! Can’t wait to see more!!

Sharon
Sharon

March 30, 2019

We stayed on the right side of that bridge when we were in Italy (I just know it’s the same!) and I want this kit so bad. Know I’ll love it!

Bernay brumbaugh
Bernay brumbaugh

March 30, 2019

This is the perfect representation! Breathtaking!

Ana
Ana

March 30, 2019

Can’t wait to use this phrase!!!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

March 30, 2019

Love the blue water scene. This is a serene look. Very pretty.

Kim Dorval
Kim Dorval

March 30, 2019

I love it! Looks just like Venice!

Melissa Ringnalda
Melissa Ringnalda

March 30, 2019

The more I look at this card I love it even more than the time before.

Mary Ellen Mayer,
Mary Ellen Mayer,

March 30, 2019

How lovely! Italy portrayed beautifully!

Teena
Teena

March 30, 2019

The scene is interesting. Makes me wonder about the kit!

Marsha Segard
Marsha Segard

March 30, 2019

I loved the soft shading to give a natural look!

Betty
Betty

March 30, 2019

I love the soft feel of the card and the Italian feel. Looking forward to more of this kit revealed.

Marcela Contreras
Marcela Contreras

March 30, 2019

What a lovely card. It reminds me of Venice!

Peggy
Peggy

March 30, 2019

Oh my! Italy here we come.

Jan
Jan

March 30, 2019

Bellissima! 😍

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

March 29, 2019

Lovely card!!

StampinLouie
StampinLouie

March 29, 2019

Oh MY! Love this!!!

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 29, 2019

Love the soft color pallete. This scene takes you right to Italy and the clothesline adds the perfect touch.

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

March 29, 2019

Lovely card Caly. Enjoyed your soft yellow colors. My interest is certainly peaked.

Anita burbank
Anita burbank

March 29, 2019

I want it I want it I want it! How cute and elegant!!!

Marsha Stehle
Marsha Stehle

March 29, 2019

Beautiful card! Fabulous Italian scene!!

Joan Walker
Joan Walker

March 29, 2019

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

Patricia Haff
Patricia Haff

March 29, 2019

lovely scene with a hint of humor.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 29, 2019

What a beautiful view! Makes me want to book a flight!

Ana
Ana

March 29, 2019

Lovely

Lindsay S
Lindsay S

March 29, 2019

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors you achieved!

Joan
Joan

March 29, 2019

What a lovely scene! I want to be there.

SUSIE NICHOLS
SUSIE NICHOLS

March 29, 2019

Very cute!

Madeline L
Madeline L

March 29, 2019

Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit. Hero Arts always comes up with unique stamps and dies.

ionabunny
ionabunny

March 29, 2019

Wow, amazing scene. These dies are amazing. Hugz

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

March 29, 2019

Wow I love this. What a different card, it’s great!