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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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79 Responses

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

March 29, 2019

Very unique concept….looking forward to the other sneak peaks…my creative mind is already looking for ways to use these dies…….

Toni F
Toni F

March 29, 2019

One of my dream vacations. Waiting for the rest of the reveal.

Drena Putz
Drena Putz

March 29, 2019

This card is so lovely, Caly! Can’t wait to see what else can be made with this kit!

Cynthia O
Cynthia O

March 29, 2019

Your scene is beautiful, Caly! Thanks for the tip on coloring before cutting the dies. Looking forward the the sneak peeks!

Kailash
Kailash

March 29, 2019

I love this scene with all those fantastic colors. This kit looks so versatile with all those pretty die cuts!

Donna Conrad
Donna Conrad

March 29, 2019

I love the water die cut. Need this for my fishing cards.

Judy Daley
Judy Daley

March 29, 2019

I love this card especially with the water scene. I would love to win this Hero’s April kit. My Bday is the first. I was thrilled to be able to get the 2018 Hero’s June kit stamps with the Layered water and clouds. I love the great selection of stamps in these kits

Claudia A
Claudia A

March 29, 2019

So beautiful! These dies would be perfect for my Italian honeymoon scrapbook and Italy themed anniversary cards for my sweetie!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

March 29, 2019

Super pretty and a great “teaser” for what’s to come!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

March 29, 2019

This kit looks interesting. I’m looking forward to more sneak peeks so I can figure out what it is. :)

Cassie
Cassie

March 29, 2019

The die cuts on this kit are very interesting, I can’t wait to see what other wonderful creations can be made from them. This card sets such a beautiful feel.

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

March 29, 2019

Beautiful. I love your restrained color palette, it gives a sophisticated feel to the card. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the previews and what else is in the kit!

Becky
Becky

March 29, 2019

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

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 29, 2019

Oh this reminds me of Venice! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see more!!

Teri S.
Teri S.

March 29, 2019

Woot! Italy is somewhere I’ve always thought I’d love to visit. Nothing wrong with dreaming… Your card is absolutely WOW in an understated way. The soft colours on the buildings & the varying shades of blue in the water, & to top it off, laundry hanging across the canal. I love it! I also love hanging laundry outside so this card speaks to me. Thanks for giving us a sneak peek at what looks to be an intruiging April Hero Arts Kit. And yes, life is beautiful & a gift to be grateful for.

Lynda
Lynda

March 29, 2019

Beautiful! Anxious to see more of this release.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

March 29, 2019

Wow, so unique and beautiful! I can’t wait to see more of the kit.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

March 29, 2019

Beautiful blending on your card featuring these unique dies. Very creative.

Monica
Monica

March 29, 2019

Hi Caly, Your card is so pretty! I went to Paris last year.. and although this is a little different, it reminds me of the great time we had! I can’t wait to see the rest of the set… your cards makes me wait with anticipation! Thanks for sharing!

Heather George
Heather George

March 29, 2019

I love the texture achieved!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 29, 2019

Very pretty, Caly. Looks like it’s going to be another awesome kit.

Anne S
Anne S

March 29, 2019

Your card and this kit are so intriguing. Love the soft colors and the ink blending! Also the tip to blend ink BEFORE cutting to avoid those hard colors on the edges. Most of all I am intrigued by the Italian connection. Such a beautiful and varied country and it looks like the kit could be adapted to many other places-who doesn’t do laundry after all? Lol

Darlene
Darlene

March 29, 2019

Thank you Caly – the blending is flawless. This kit promises to be quite unique. Thanks Hero Arts!

Christy
Christy

March 29, 2019

Beautiful. You did a great job✈

Cathy C.
Cathy C.

March 29, 2019

What a beautiful card! This kit looks amazing and unique!

Jane
Jane

March 29, 2019

Beautiful. Love the clothes on the line

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee

March 29, 2019

Looks like this is going to be another really great kit!!

Andrea Walters
Andrea Walters

March 29, 2019

I love this kit. Italy, haven’t been there but love it.

Tracey Hill
Tracey Hill

March 29, 2019

I have been anxiously awaiting a peek of the new release for April. It looks like another amazing kit from Hero Arts!!
Love this card.

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

March 29, 2019

“What will they come up with next?” Italy…….wonderful. The bridges of Venice, and the laundry day in Naples. Great memories. Thanks and I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Josmary
Josmary

March 29, 2019

Omg. Wow I can already tell this is going to be an amazing kit.

Kathy A.
Kathy A.

March 29, 2019

Oh Wow! Our family is from Italy. You’re card is so cool. I love the colors too.

Shelley
Shelley

March 29, 2019

What a stunning card. I can’t wait to see more ideas for this kit.

Bo
Bo

March 29, 2019

Looks like a lazy summer day with the sun and breeze.

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 29, 2019

Fabulous card! This looks like it’s going to be a fun kit!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 29, 2019

So pretty! I think this kit is going to be very original and artistic. Gimme more!

Sabrina Williams
Sabrina Williams

March 29, 2019

Beautiful soft color!! Nice reminder to ink blend before die cutting yo avoid the dark edges :)

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 29, 2019

What an awesome scene!! Lovely card! :)

Margie
Margie

March 29, 2019

Love this card and can’t wait to see more

Carol H
Carol H

March 29, 2019

Wow. Love this card. Looking forward to seeing more of the kit. Xx

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

March 29, 2019

Classic scene, brings back fond memories.

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 29, 2019

Love Italy! This card is gently beautiful

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

March 29, 2019

Wow… what a pretty dreamy scene! Looks like we are going to Italy this month! !

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

March 29, 2019

What a beautiful card! I can’t wait to see more of this kit. It looks exciting!

candgmom
candgmom

March 29, 2019

This set looks like a ‘must have’! The laundry line is adorable, and the bridge and buildings so versatile. I have multiple ideas for using these already.

Karen Warren
Karen Warren

March 29, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the soft colors. I can just picture the laundry blowing in the breeze.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 29, 2019

Interesting!!

Jackie
Jackie

March 29, 2019

Wow, how unique. Can’t wait to see more!!!!

Denise Melia
Denise Melia

March 29, 2019

Wow! Can’t wait to play with this one!

Celeste
Celeste

March 29, 2019

A scene of Italy is reminiscing my home land. The sun shining on old monuments and the salty water at your feet. Winning this kit would bring endless memories of my homeland.

Ginni  DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

March 29, 2019

Hi Caly, This is a beautiful card and so realistic of life in Italy. I think I am going to love this April release.

Toni L
Toni L

March 29, 2019

Oh my gosh—can hardly wait to see the rest of this kit. Love the soft blending of your card and this scene brings me right back to Venice.

Chris
Chris

March 29, 2019

Hi Caly,
I love the layout and colors of your card. You made me feel as though I was there in Italy! I look forward to the rest of the kit. Thank you for sharing and giving us inspiration!

Ellie S.
Ellie S.

March 29, 2019

It looks beautiful! Love all the soft natural colors you used!

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

March 29, 2019

Wow, looks like Venice in a summer breeze. What an uncommon theme for a stamp kit, really looking forward to it :-)!

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

March 29, 2019

So unique! Love the detail on the building and the water!

Shirleen Wilson mead
Shirleen Wilson mead

March 29, 2019

😲…..a love hate relationship….CLEVER
A CREATIVE WAY OF “ENJOYING” DOING LAUNDRY

Linda Reilly
Linda Reilly

March 29, 2019

How exciting to have an Italian themed set! I love my many Paris themed craft products and it will be so nice to add more international destinations to my collection.

Elaine Lozano
Elaine Lozano

March 29, 2019

My dream trip has always been Italy! This kit would help take me there! Can’t wait to see what other goodies are in store.

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

March 29, 2019

Oh WOW….thats what i call multi tasking…hanging laundry and crafting at the sametime.

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

March 29, 2019

Absolutely love the Italian theme. Fabulous card!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

March 29, 2019

Ooooh, I love this kit already! What a gorgeous card!

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

March 29, 2019

This is going to be a dynamic kit. Your card just has a timeless, " wish I was there " feel to it! Beautiful work.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

March 29, 2019

As always I cannot wait to get started on new projects with this adorable kit. Especially for a friend going to Italy next month.

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

March 29, 2019

Yes! Fantastic card. Beautiful soft colors. I am eager to see more. Thanks so much!

Eva N
Eva N

March 29, 2019

You’ve created such a calm scene with this new kit! Already I can imagine using it for scrapbooking a vacation page or making a romantic card. Lots of possibilities.

Judy Conklin
Judy Conklin

March 29, 2019

Love the use of the colors and the way you blended them
Great card.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 29, 2019

What a beautiful card! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Janet
Janet

March 29, 2019

Traveling to Europe soon. Have to get this! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Rachel Handforth
Rachel Handforth

March 29, 2019

Beautiful card and so realistic!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 29, 2019

Such a lovely card! Love the colors. It make you want to take a trip to Italy
Thanks for sharing…

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

March 29, 2019

Very nice card. Can’t wait to see whole kit, it looks intriguing.

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

March 29, 2019

Hero Arts sure does have a lot of talented folks on their team. This card is lovely!

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

March 29, 2019

I love the sunny colors

Cheri Johnston
Cheri Johnston

March 29, 2019

Can’t wait!! These kits are fabulous!

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait
Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

March 29, 2019

The scene building options for this release appear limitless! Love the card!

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

March 29, 2019

Beautiful card! I love to make scenes. This will be a fun kit.

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 29, 2019

Very pretty card. I am eager to see this kit.
Thank you.

Jennifer McClelland
Jennifer McClelland

March 29, 2019

I love where this is going. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit…