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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway

by Nichol Spohr March 30, 2019 347 Comments

Hello and welcome as we continue the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, April 1 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here throughout the weekend, sharing plenty of inspiration before the launch. Now let's join Nichol for another look at this fabulous kit.

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a die cut scene card created with the April 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit. The stamps and dies in the kit work together perfectly for incredible scene building.

I started my card by painting a night sky background with Hero Arts Pewter Glimmer Metallic Ink, Blue Glimmer Metallic Ink, and Black Liquid Watercolor. I wetted down the inks with a bit of water and blended them to build the night sky.

Once dry I stamped the clouds from the main kit over the background with Unicorn Ink. Birds from the main kit were stamped over the painted background with Black Ink.

The dies from the main kit and a Nesting Circle Infinity Die were used to die cut Hero Hues Cardstock in Cranberry, Mustard, Adriatic, Nautical, Plum, Chestnut, and Pitch Black.

Charcoal Ink and a blending brush were used to add distressing to the die cuts.

Behind the windows on the Cranberry die cut layer, strips of Mustard Cardstock were adhered to make it appear "light" is shining out the windows.

Behind the tall Plum die cut buildings, Chestnut Cardstock was adhered for a two-tone effect. The buildings were die cut again from Mustard Cardstock and the windows were inlaid. The buildings were adhered to the card with foam adhesive.

A sentiment from the main kit was stamped on the moon with Black Ink.

Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard were applied to the windows for a shiny, glittery effect. The sky was finished with white pen marks for "stars".

I hope this has inspired you to build some die cut scene cards with the April My Monthly Hero kit!

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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Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

March 31, 2019

Love that sky!!

Amanda Stenberg
Amanda Stenberg

March 31, 2019

I am wowed by every glimpse I get of this kit. Beautiful!

Tammy Joyce
Tammy Joyce

March 31, 2019

This backdrop is so gorgeous.

Callie B.
Callie B.

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful scene! Wonderful dimension and color.

Robin
Robin

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card

RosieJ
RosieJ

March 31, 2019

Gosh I just love the Italy buildings die and stamp set. Feels like a warm Italian evening and I can feel the mist of the water. It’s very unique.I can hardly wait until Monday when you present the April My Monthly Hero Kit 2019 stamp of the month. I can incorporate my other stamps and dies that I already have with this set. Love having stamp sets that coordinate with stamps that I already own. Thank you for the chance to win!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 31, 2019

This is amazing! So many beautiful details, and the colors are just gorgeous!

Madeline L
Madeline L

March 31, 2019

Nichol’s cards are always spectacular! Love everything about this card!

Alice Turak
Alice Turak

March 31, 2019

Love the card. Love Italy. What a fun kit.

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

March 31, 2019

I love this scene made primarily from diecutting colored cardstock! So clever! Looking forward to seeing what else is in store!

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

March 30, 2019

The levels of “wow” are so high here. Loving the dies!

Suzanne Janicki
Suzanne Janicki

March 30, 2019

Outstanding

Michelle Montrmurro
Michelle Montrmurro

March 30, 2019

I love the deep purple buildings with the dark night sky. This is a fun die set.

Hanh
Hanh

March 30, 2019

Gorgeous card! Love the depth and dimensions!

Stephanie T
Stephanie T

March 30, 2019

This card is beautiful enough to frame. Love the colors.

Gale Thompson
Gale Thompson

March 30, 2019

Wow!!

Silvana
Silvana

March 30, 2019

I love this die-must have it for my travel notebook and travel scrapbook layouts. This card is absolutely gorgeous!

Silvana
Silvana

March 30, 2019

I love this die-must have it for my travel notebook and travel scrapbook layouts. This card is absolutely gorgeous!

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

March 30, 2019

What a beautiful card. Love the colors, it’s very calming to look at.

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 30, 2019

I love the gondolier!

Cathy Rocca
Cathy Rocca

March 30, 2019

This set is so cool,

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

March 30, 2019

Love the night scene – so romantic!

Erika
Erika

March 30, 2019

Great job! This is a really interesting kit.

Megan
Megan

March 30, 2019

Gorgeous card!

Anthony
Anthony

March 30, 2019

Love the Italian flair on this card reminds me of my heritage .

Helen Lo
Helen Lo

March 30, 2019

So detailed. Very inspiring. You made me dream of Venice.

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 30, 2019

This card is so great! I’ve never seen a kit like this, so unique.

Maryjo L Monterosso
Maryjo L Monterosso

March 30, 2019

Absolutely beautiful. I feel like I am in Italy. Lovely.

Beverly Barberi
Beverly Barberi

March 30, 2019

I really like your kits. I just love this one. I love the city scene. Being born and raised in The Bronx NYC this looks like the apartment buildings and the George Washington Bridgr. I left NY 40 years ago but still miss it. I would love to win. I will be 75 in 2 weeks and this would be a fantastic birthday present I love making cards especially for the military, veterans (I work with the USO) and charities. Please please. I hope I win. Thank you💕

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

March 30, 2019

A very unusual combination of colors that leads to a beautiful card!. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

SUSIE NICHOLS
SUSIE NICHOLS

March 30, 2019

Love how the lights are on! Great colors.

Bor Her
Bor Her

March 30, 2019

I absolutely am in love with this. I just love how this card pulls you right into the scenery!

Anne S
Anne S

March 30, 2019

Such a lovely card and the details are what really make it special – the glow of lights in the window and the clouds in the night sky. Thanks for sharing this inspiring card. Looking forward to seeing what this kit has to offer

Marianna
Marianna

March 30, 2019

Love your color combination, with large yellow moon. Fantastic scene!

Michael Rutledge
Michael Rutledge

March 30, 2019

Wow, Nichol! That is absolutely stunning. I am completely blown away. Well done!

Margaret Milczarek
Margaret Milczarek

March 30, 2019

These dies are amazing and can be used in different ways.

Mindy Beverly
Mindy Beverly

March 30, 2019

Your card and seen are so Beautiful! I just Love the dies in this month’s kit! So many possibilities!

Audrey R
Audrey R

March 30, 2019

The colors and composition of this card are gorgeous! I love the complexity and interest it generates! You, with Hero Arts’ beautiful dies and stamps, have captured the essence of Venice at night! Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

March 30, 2019

This looks very realistic. The night scene, birds in the sky, water and buildings, everything. Amazing card, Nichol.

MarjR50@yahoo.com
MarjR50@yahoo.com

March 30, 2019

Wonderful card! Love the sky!

Nanette
Nanette

March 30, 2019

Your card is magnificent! But I must admit that my favorite part of it is the clothes line. Love it!!

Lisa Wiley
Lisa Wiley

March 30, 2019

Love this! I love the colors you chose- they are really different!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

March 30, 2019

What a gorgeous scene! I love the colors!

Susy Ramirez
Susy Ramirez

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card! Amazing how it looks lit up. Love the gondola, bridge and buildings. Very pretty scene!

Mary Buxbaum
Mary Buxbaum

March 30, 2019

Love this! It’s like a trip to Italy on a card!

Leslie Pierson
Leslie Pierson

March 30, 2019

Ah Italy in the evening, the clothes hanging between the buildings and the Gondolier in Gondola in the water. I wish I was there. Great card.

Cyndee
Cyndee

March 30, 2019

Gorgeous card! It reminds me a trips to Europe many years ago, first with my husband and later with our kids where we took a lovely gondola ride. Brings back a lot of happy memories!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

March 30, 2019

This is a fabulous scene Nichol, thank you for the inspiration! This kit is going to be so awesome to work with, I can’t wait to get it.
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Sheila Portal
Sheila Portal

March 30, 2019

This is my favorite card by far! The depth and texture feels like I can walk right into the scene…great job!💕

Sherri scott
Sherri scott

March 30, 2019

I really like this card and the idea of this kit

Frances Byrne
Frances Byrne

March 30, 2019

What an amazing scene

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 30, 2019

Wonderful kit and beautiful card.

Mary Toutlian-Fleer
Mary Toutlian-Fleer

March 30, 2019

It is absolutely beautiful scene. the sky is gorgeous. I love city scene cards

Judy
Judy

March 30, 2019

Fabulous night scene—I can’t wait to see the entire kit!

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 30, 2019

Every sample I see, I say, ‘best one yet!’ What a fab new set!! LOVE this night scene with the glowing windows and gondolier!

Joni Mastronardi
Joni Mastronardi

March 30, 2019

Absolutely love the scene you have created. Can’t wait for this kit!

Susan Anglesey
Susan Anglesey

March 30, 2019

How beautiful!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 30, 2019

Your cards are always beautiful Nichol… I can’t wait to see more of this kit.

Kendra
Kendra

March 30, 2019

What a distinctive card! I love it! I love the sky.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 30, 2019

This is so beautiful!

Kristen  Robinson
Kristen Robinson

March 30, 2019

So beautiful….very rich color choices.

Kim Johnson
Kim Johnson

March 30, 2019

This is such a gorgeous card! I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!

Tracey Hill
Tracey Hill

March 30, 2019

The attention to detail in this card is fabulous.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

March 30, 2019

What a great scene you created on your card. Makes me wish I was there!

Gloralee Dixon
Gloralee Dixon

March 30, 2019

Love the colors with the dark night sky background! Excited to see this kit!

Nancy May
Nancy May

March 30, 2019

Oh my gosh! I love the dramatic colors comedy architecture the entire scene is beautiful! One of my life goals is to go to Italy and your card kind of takes me there for a moment.

Laura
Laura

March 30, 2019

Love this scene, makes ya want to go to Italy and ride in a Gondola

Celeste
Celeste

March 30, 2019

Reminiscing of my home. No place like home. Heroarts thank you for Italy. You captured its true feel.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

March 30, 2019

Gorgeous! The scene looks so realistic and the colors are beautiful.

Celeste
Celeste

March 30, 2019

Reminiscing of my home. No place like home. Heroarts thank you for Italy. You captured its true feel.

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait
Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

March 30, 2019

Wow! This card makes me feel like I’m in Venice! Gorgeous! Can’t wait to make some cards with this kit.

SarahC
SarahC

March 30, 2019

Love your colorful Venetian city and all the details. This looks like a fantastic kit. TFS

PAULA HYMEL
PAULA HYMEL

March 30, 2019

Love the designs and the colors! Excellent kit choice this month.

Diane Brown
Diane Brown

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card, can just imagine the gondola going up the canal and the washing blowing in the breeze, Well done, love it.

Becky D
Becky D

March 30, 2019

Love love love this! I can’t wait to see the complete April release!

Liron Alush
Liron Alush

March 30, 2019

What a lovely card! Makes me miss Venice

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

March 30, 2019

Oh my goodness, to see my beautiful Italy at night again!!! Love this night scene you’ve created—it makes my heart long to go back. I was stationed there for 3 years, but it was 3 years too short. Loving all of the card inspiration, and can’t wait to see more. Even more than that? Can’t wait to open my mailbox and fi d my own kit in all it’s vision of loveliness!

Nancarrow Brown
Nancarrow Brown

March 30, 2019

Beautiful love the different colored layers.

Andrea B
Andrea B

March 30, 2019

I love this nighttime scene. All the details – clouds, stars, windows, etc. – are perfect!

Golda
Golda

March 30, 2019

You got such a fun look with the colors you used!

Joanie
Joanie

March 30, 2019

Love the detail of this card and the colors.

Rachel W
Rachel W

March 30, 2019

Gorgeous card! So romantic! Love this months kit so far.

Meg
Meg

March 30, 2019

Such a beautiful card. A gondola ride at night is so romantic.

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 30, 2019

Amazing card, love just how you made it look so realistic. You are always so inspiring!

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

March 30, 2019

Love your scene – thank you for the step by step of getting your different effects. Can’t wait to try them!

marjorie travers
marjorie travers

March 30, 2019

so many different looks using different color paper

Pam Shea
Pam Shea

March 30, 2019

Very creative card. Thanks for sharing.

Teena
Teena

March 30, 2019

Love these die cuts! Can’t wait to see the kit!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

March 30, 2019

I love all the dimension in this card, as well as the beautiful colors. It’s stunning!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

March 30, 2019

I love your colorful scene! This looks like a very unique and useful kit!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

March 30, 2019

That is amazing!

Ingrid
Ingrid

March 30, 2019

How cool is that card! Love how the dies piece together!!! :)

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

March 30, 2019

This card is so beautiful and romantic. Makes me want to go to Venice now, LOL! Can’t wait for this kit.

September Plumlee
September Plumlee

March 30, 2019

Love the moodiness and romance, along with colorful cardstock, of this scene.

KRYSTAL OVERBY
KRYSTAL OVERBY

March 30, 2019

Wow this is stunning! I’m loving these beautiful cards! This scene is gorgeous! Now I am really really really excited about this kit!

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 30, 2019

OH Venice, Venice, I love you, thanks for this beautiful card that brings back sweet memories!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

March 30, 2019

Clever use of mustard colored card stock for the lighted windows. You are always an inspiration.

Sue D
Sue D

March 30, 2019

Love the night sky for this scene.

Hannah Parnell
Hannah Parnell

March 30, 2019

Love the scene you created. Thank you for the inspiration.

Melinda Brein
Melinda Brein

March 30, 2019

I can’t even believe how gorgeous this card is!!! Love it!! I’m so inspired!