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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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Cheri
Cheri

March 29, 2019

Pretty card, and it looks like another lovely Release coming up! I look forward to seeing more countdown ideas – it’s fun to imagine what might be in the Kit as the countdown ideas progress……!

Carrie
Carrie

March 29, 2019

OMG! How beautiful is this!

Maureen Sheehan
Maureen Sheehan

March 29, 2019

love the images and colors

Leslie F
Leslie F

March 29, 2019

I love the laundry strung across the canal!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

March 29, 2019

This scene makes me feel like I’m there!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

March 29, 2019

This takes me back to our trip to Italy a few years ago! Beautiful card and the colors are gorgeous. Now I have to go pull out the scrapbook I made and take a trip down memory lane…

Lee
Lee

March 29, 2019

Such a beautiful card! I have been to Italy and it reminds me of the pretty country there!

Sue Castro
Sue Castro

March 29, 2019

This is a very beautiful card thst can be used for any occasion. I want this kit

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

March 29, 2019

I’ve never been to Italy but your card temps me to travel. I just adore the card. The water. die will be so useful.

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

March 29, 2019

I love day-dreaming about the places I still want to visit and this card definitely takes me to what I visualize Venice to be like and now I can make a card to match my vision, I love it!! I’m thinking this kit is going to be right up my alley (or waterway lol). Thanks Caly for sharing your beautiful card and for the inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

March 29, 2019

I LOVE that ocean die, and I’m thinking that the bridge can be used for so much more than venetian canals! So yet again a versatile kit, high hopes for the rest! :)

Sue D
Sue D

March 29, 2019

Beautiful Italian scene.

Kelly Ethridge
Kelly Ethridge

March 29, 2019

holy cow, I love this set already…so different and bright! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!! yippee…La Vita e Bella is RIGHT!!

Karen W
Karen W

March 29, 2019

This is a really pretty card! I love the feel of it.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

March 29, 2019

Wow, just when you wonder what else can they surprise you with….they do! Can’t wait!!!!

Deb Binard
Deb Binard

March 29, 2019

Wow, this card is so bright and breezy, it reminds me of vacationing in Italy! I’m excited to see what the rest of the kit ideas reveal!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 29, 2019

What a charming Venice scene, can’t wait to see more from the kit!

lisa-marie
lisa-marie

March 29, 2019

I love the shading on this card!

Dana M
Dana M

March 29, 2019

Oh what a gorgeous scene! I’d love to be there right now :) Fabulous card Caly!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 29, 2019

Very beautiful card!!

DonnaA
DonnaA

March 29, 2019

Momma Mia, that’sa nice’sa card!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 29, 2019

OOOH this card is so creative and unusual – thanks for sharing:)

Isabelle
Isabelle

March 29, 2019

Looks like we’re going south…. well from my place at least 😉 !

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

March 29, 2019

What a cool card! Makes me want to go back to Italy. Love the colors you used, fabulous!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 29, 2019

So pretty! I love the soft colors.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

March 29, 2019

Soft, beautiful card. Love the colors!

Erika Hayes
Erika Hayes

March 29, 2019

Oh boy, looks like another winner winner chicken cordon Bleu dinner

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

March 29, 2019

Wow! Your card transported me back to my first vacation with my husband,10yrs ago this June. You recreated a Venice scene perfectly. I love it. Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memories!

Amanda Stenberg
Amanda Stenberg

March 29, 2019

It is a dream of mine and my husband to go to Italy. Can’t wait to make a card for him using this kit!

Sudhamathi Muthu
Sudhamathi Muthu

March 29, 2019

Caly the contrast of colors which you have given to the Waters and the building is simply stunning…. love the cute scene you have created… the flying birds are simply naturalistic… totally in love with your card..

D Berk
D Berk

March 29, 2019

I wouldn’t have thought of blending die cuts. I love it!

Golda
Golda

March 29, 2019

This is such an elegant card.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 29, 2019

very beautiful card, I would love to travel to this place.

Stacy L
Stacy L

March 29, 2019

What a pretty card. I love the colors you used.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 29, 2019

Oh my!!! I’m Italian and I’m very excited to see a kit with Italian sentiments and stamp scenes!!!

marjorie travers
marjorie travers

March 29, 2019

can’t wait looks very interesting, thankyou for giving us the colors you used, yours is lovely

Susan
Susan

March 29, 2019

What an interesting and unique set this will be. Love the Mediterranean theme! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

March 29, 2019

beautiful card… this kit looks intriguing!

anne hudgens
anne hudgens

March 29, 2019

THIS IS VENICE!!! BEEN THERE LOVE IT BETTER THAN MY PICTURES! COLORS ARE PERFECT AND REFLECT THE TRUE BUILDING STONES! GREAT USE OF BLENDING!

Erika
Erika

March 29, 2019

EEEKK!!!! This looks so exciting and you cards are super inspiring!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

March 29, 2019

I love your soft blending

Kim Johnson
Kim Johnson

March 29, 2019

Gorgeous card! I am loving this kit already!

Suzanne
Suzanne

March 29, 2019

This card is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the full kit!

Cindi Flass
Cindi Flass

March 29, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the scene!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

March 29, 2019

What an interesting die set! Can’t wait to see more. Your card takes me to Italy (even though I’ve never been there).

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

March 29, 2019

Very cool!!

Patty Beers
Patty Beers

March 29, 2019

I love the colors on your card. Very soothing. Beautiful

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

March 29, 2019

OH! I love the water! What a great scene!!!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

March 29, 2019

Wonderful! There’s nothing better than a new kit with lots of dies — and if they create a scene of Italy, even better!!

Judy
Judy

March 29, 2019

I love the ink blending with the die cuts and cannot wait to see the kit!

Rachel
Rachel

March 29, 2019

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you used. It gives it a natural but also worldly feel!

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 29, 2019

Wow! what a set of dies! Love your scene too.

Beverly K Chester
Beverly K Chester

March 29, 2019

Amazing!! Love the colors, so delicate and lovely.

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 29, 2019

Perfect Venice scene :) Love it!

Janet Ruitto Kollar
Janet Ruitto Kollar

March 29, 2019

I have been following Hero Arts for a while and am so grateful for all the ideas and inspiration. This kit would mean so much to me as I could make beautiful cards for my relatives in Italy!!

Juana vega
Juana vega

March 29, 2019

Awesome idea for April kit. Looking forward to see more. The colors are just so full of peace. Thanks.

Kathy Honick
Kathy Honick

March 29, 2019

Love it! So unique and creative!

Joanna
Joanna

March 29, 2019

I love these dies! Can’t wait to see the full kit!!

Janet Hayes
Janet Hayes

March 29, 2019

Italy has the most beautiful colors! This kit inspires wonderful memories. Thanks.

Tanna Lohouse
Tanna Lohouse

March 29, 2019

Wow so cool!! I absolutely cannot waitnto see more of this kit!! Beautiful card!!

Gilda Brooms
Gilda Brooms

March 29, 2019

WOW! Caly that is beautiful! and you definitely have my interest peaked for this month’s release.

Hannah Joy
Hannah Joy

March 29, 2019

Love the softness of this card, so pretty!

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng

March 29, 2019

Lovely – I am looking forward to seeing what else is in the kit!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 29, 2019

This kit looks very unique! Loving your card! It captures so much feeling for a lovely place.

Marie Stuart
Marie Stuart

March 29, 2019

Italy has been my favorite place to visit. Can’t wait for the full reveal.

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

March 29, 2019

Love your card and am so excited to see this month’s kit! This is so different from anything else out there. And thanks for the idea to color your cardstock before cutting to prevent the dark edges – hadn’t thought to do that before.

Ang
Ang

March 29, 2019

oooh, I know I am going to love this one!

Candace Hubble
Candace Hubble

March 29, 2019

I’ve always wanted to go to Italy. Can’t wait to see what else is in store! The colors on this are great!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

March 29, 2019

OOOH, Looks like the Italian vacation I’ve been dreaming about! Lovely, lovely card.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

March 29, 2019

I am looking forward to seeing the whole kit. This card is lovely.

Karen Baugh
Karen Baugh

March 29, 2019

Looks fun! Can’t wait to see more!

Kendra
Kendra

March 29, 2019

Oh, something totally new! I love it. What a fun idea for a kit.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 29, 2019

This is a really beautiful card! :)

Ambra Taylor
Ambra Taylor

March 29, 2019

Such a pretty scene! I love the way you’ve used the ink blending on the die cut and behind them. It’s clever.

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

March 29, 2019

Looks like vacation in a small little town in Italy. Beautiful colors.

Breina Burgin
Breina Burgin

March 29, 2019

I love this!! I have family members that recently traveled to Italy. It might be fun making a card for them with this kit.

Gail Fort
Gail Fort

March 29, 2019

Oooh! Gorgeous card! I’m very intrigued by this sneak peak. Can’t wait to see more.

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

March 29, 2019

Hero Arts, thy name is temptation! This looks like a fantastic kit, and I love the colors you used on your card.

Linda S.
Linda S.

March 29, 2019

A very pretty card. I really like the soft neutral shades you chose. I’m very intrigued by this new kit and I’m looking forward to seeing more.

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 29, 2019

Oh my goodness! Are we in Venice today? Fabulous! I can’t wait to play with this kit!

Mari
Mari

March 29, 2019

Oh my goodness — this kit!! Aahhh! I have had the opportunity to go to Italy, and this card is like a view of Venice — it made me think of the Bridge of Sighs! I can’t wait to see this kit!!!

Paula d
Paula d

March 29, 2019

I need this kit in my life. It’s beautiful

Sandy
Sandy

March 29, 2019

This is beautiful! I’ve never seen anything like this.

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 29, 2019

Wow that is a great card, and love the look of it, I can’t image what the rest of the pieces are in this kit. Hero Arts comes up with some wonderful ideas for their kits and love each of them.

Linda M.
Linda M.

March 29, 2019

Love the Italian theme…beautiful scene. Can’t wait to see the stamps that go with it!!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

March 29, 2019

Oh what a lovely scene you have created! Love this!

Sarah S
Sarah S

March 29, 2019

Oh Caly, you’ve done it again. What a beautiful scenery you created. Thank you for the inspiration.

Andrea B
Andrea B

March 29, 2019

This is a beautiful card! I love this little scene and all the details in the dies. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

christy
christy

March 29, 2019

Oh- this looks like it will be a good one!!!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

March 29, 2019

Gorgeous card! I can just imagine floating along and taking in the beautiful Italian scenery with your pretty card. I love the soft colors and intricate dies. This looks like it’s going to be a fabulous kit!

Terri Young
Terri Young

March 29, 2019

Your card design makes me want to visit Italy since I’ve never been there…yet! Looking forward to what the April set offers!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

March 29, 2019

I am going to love this kit. It reminds me of my trip to Italy!

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

March 29, 2019

gorgeous card and so serene! you created a perfect mood. excited for this one!

Lagene
Lagene

March 29, 2019

Thanks for sharing this FUN scene card! It takes me back to my childhood of hanging clothes out to dry!

sheila
sheila

March 29, 2019

Such a beautiful card, I love the soft colors and your inking techniques. Looking forward to seeing more of what seems to be another fabulous kit!

Joanna
Joanna

March 29, 2019

Wow, what an interesting set!! Can’t wait to see more of it!

marylouh
marylouh

March 29, 2019

Speaks Italy. Great card.
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Heidi H
Heidi H

March 29, 2019

Love the movie, “Life is beautiful,” and this card is gorgeous!!

Marilyn p
Marilyn p

March 29, 2019

Lovely colors and dies!

Carole
Carole

March 29, 2019

Lovely scene Caly, thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more of April’s release.