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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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Isabelle
Isabelle

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card ! I can nearly hear the song of the “gondolier” (sorry, I don’t know the name in English !)

Lynda
Lynda

March 30, 2019

The different color cardstock really makes your card pop.

Marsha Stehle
Marsha Stehle

March 30, 2019

Wow!! Another fabulous scene!

Arlene Martinez
Arlene Martinez

March 30, 2019

I want to go there 😬

Judy McGoodwin
Judy McGoodwin

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card! Reminds me of my trip to Venice!

Miriam Matsuda
Miriam Matsuda

March 30, 2019

I love this card!

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

March 30, 2019

Unbelievable. The kits are just such an amazing value. Hero Arts continues to outdo itself. Also glad I am part of the MMH kit club. Can’t wait to get it and recreate this card!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

March 30, 2019

What an amazing card! I can’t wait to see what all is in the kit!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 30, 2019

What a wonderful night scene…love the Nuvo windows!

Leslie F
Leslie F

March 30, 2019

There’s the gondola I was envisioning!
This is a beautiful card, so dreamy and romantic

Leslie F
Leslie F

March 30, 2019

There’s the gondola I was envisioning!
This is a beautiful card, so dreamy and romantic

Anne hudgens
Anne hudgens

March 30, 2019

WOW makes me wish I was going back to Venice! The colors in this are stunning especially the night sky. Great use of the dies for lighted buildings!
Waiting and counting the hours to shipment!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

March 30, 2019

Wow, Nichol, you really make me want to travel to this place. Beautiful card.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

March 30, 2019

Nichol this card is amazing!

Renee
Renee

March 30, 2019

Oh my gosh, this is a fantastic card! Can’ wait to see the video!

Josmary
Josmary

March 30, 2019

Omg I see two new dies. Gorgeous card

Renee
Renee

March 30, 2019

Oh my gosh, this is a fantastic card! Can’ wait to see the video!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

March 30, 2019

Oh my! I feel like I’m looking out my window and seeing this scene! I absolutely love all the layers!

Mari
Mari

March 30, 2019

I LOVE the way you did the sky — great card!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

March 30, 2019

I feel like I could just walk into this scene! lol Wonderful kit!

Aline Diener
Aline Diener

March 30, 2019

I love the intrigue the colors invoke. Just waiting for a gondola to cruise by. Lol. Beautiful. Worth framing.

Engeline
Engeline

March 30, 2019

Hi Nichol, this is a Venetie like i never saw before! I like it a lot. Is the gondelier also in the main kit?

Cindy D
Cindy D

March 30, 2019

I can’t even find words… this is beyond gorgeous…beautiful….stunning….I. Am. Gobsmacked.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

March 30, 2019

This is an awesome card! I love it!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 30, 2019

That’s a lovely card! :)

Deb L
Deb L

March 30, 2019

Absolutely love love this card

Jennifer McClelland
Jennifer McClelland

March 30, 2019

I love the layering in this card. Beautiful work!

Colleen Pepper
Colleen Pepper

March 30, 2019

This card is so gorgeous. There is so much depth and dimension to it. The in love with this kit already.

Betty V.
Betty V.

March 30, 2019

This card is just amazing! The colors are on point with the scene.

Judy Sander
Judy Sander

March 30, 2019

Great job, Nichole. Your scene is fabulous!

Lynnell Irving
Lynnell Irving

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card! Can’t wait for my kit!

Bianca Wegner
Bianca Wegner

March 30, 2019

That card is a travel invitation! Makes me want to book my next vacation right away!

Marie Siler
Marie Siler

March 30, 2019

Wow, I feel like I’m there Nichol. I love this card and your use of color here. The kit looks like so much fun.

Joan
Joan

March 30, 2019

What a beautiful card!!

Karen F.
Karen F.

March 30, 2019

What an amazing and creative use of elements in the MMH kit! I could totally see framing this card as a work of art!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

March 30, 2019

Wow! What a stunning card. Love how you created the night sky, and the colors in the rest of the card work together so well. I’m sure the gondolier is singing. (o:

Marie Stuart
Marie Stuart

March 30, 2019

Ahh, the night life in Venice…so sweet!

D Berk
D Berk

March 30, 2019

Love the night sky and cranberry buildings!

Gianni.  DelPiano
Gianni. DelPiano

March 30, 2019

I just love, love, love, this card. Absolutely can,t wait to see the whole kit. Beautiful Nichol.

Rosemary thielke
Rosemary thielke

March 30, 2019

Wow, this kit brings back so many wonderful memories from when I spent my 25th wedding anniversary in beautiful Italy! Have got to have this fantastic kit!

Janet Carter
Janet Carter

March 30, 2019

What a beautifully detailed card. I love the colors you used, and the clothes hanging from the line add some fun to your card.

Ang
Ang

March 30, 2019

OMG, I must have this kit.

Cheryl Phillips
Cheryl Phillips

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card and I love the color combinations you used. I can’t wait to get mine.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

March 30, 2019

WOW! your card is absolutely AMAZING!

Sherry Lee
Sherry Lee

March 30, 2019

This kit is so intriguing! I can’t wait to see it. What fun creating scenes from Italy!

marylouh
marylouh

March 30, 2019

Venice, Italy. Wonderful card – great
memories. thanks for sharing
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Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 30, 2019

Such a pretty nighttime scene. The light in the windows add the perfect touch. This kit will be amazing for scene building!

Karen Baugh
Karen Baugh

March 30, 2019

This looks like such a fun kit.

Kailash
Kailash

March 30, 2019

Simply gorgeous, love all the detailed work on this card!

stampinLouie
stampinLouie

March 30, 2019

Love this kit!!!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

March 30, 2019

What a dramatic scene. Just love these dies. The possibilities are endless.

Kim Dorval
Kim Dorval

March 30, 2019

I love it. Takes me back to being in Venice.

Maryann Somers
Maryann Somers

March 30, 2019

Lovely! Makes me want to take an exotic trip!

Marlene Twilley
Marlene Twilley

March 30, 2019

I love this card. I feel like I am back in Venice. Very creative use of the various dies and stamps. Most of us would not think of a night scene.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 30, 2019

Oh wow, such great details in this beautiful card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 30, 2019

Love this beautiful scenery and the dies and the color make you feel like you are there.

Susan Jacobs
Susan Jacobs

March 30, 2019

Wow that is beautiful. Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit.

Lagene
Lagene

March 30, 2019

Beautiful creation! This totally takes me back to Italy! I love your design and colors!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 30, 2019

wow stunning work:)

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

March 30, 2019

This is so beautiful!

Marilyn p
Marilyn p

March 30, 2019

You are the best at scene building

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

March 30, 2019

I love this card! Can’t wait for the release

Vicki Blair
Vicki Blair

March 30, 2019

Nichol the details in this card are great, light in the windows and the stars make this my fav. Beautiful!

Becky Green
Becky Green

March 30, 2019

WOW, Nichol! You ALWAYS leave us in AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne
Anne

March 30, 2019

How exciting! Great debth of color. Can’t wait for my kit to arrive.

Shelley
Shelley

March 30, 2019

What an extraordinary card. I love the colors you have chosen. It is like a mini work of art.

Sabrina Williams
Sabrina Williams

March 30, 2019

WOW!! That is beautiful!!!! What great colors!!

Ellie S.
Ellie S.

March 30, 2019

So beautiful! Love these colors and your amazing scene!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

March 30, 2019

I like your choice of colors. The card has wonderful detail. Thanks for sharing.

Heather George
Heather George

March 30, 2019

Damn! I like this set as well! The grey sky is a wonderful technique.

Bo
Bo

March 30, 2019

Nice coloring techniques. Very nice scene.

Maureen Sheehan
Maureen Sheehan

March 30, 2019

feel like I’m in Venice. Beautiful!

Cheri
Cheri

March 30, 2019

Fantastic card, Nichol! Love the depth, the way the sky is colored…..everything! Your cards always ‘tell a story,’ which I really love. I can’t wait until the full Release is revealed!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 30, 2019

Wonderful card and such a gorgeous scene!
Thanks for sharing…

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

March 30, 2019

What a romantic card!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 30, 2019

Such a fun card!i I love the colours!

Susan King
Susan King

March 30, 2019

Nicole, Such a stunning card with great impact through all the layers of ink and diecuts!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 30, 2019

Stunning! This kit is so amazing and unique. Can’t wait to see more!

Toni L
Toni L

March 30, 2019

Your card is stunning. I like how you worked buildings into your background and the gondolas into the foreground. Makes me want to return to Venice.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 30, 2019

Love this fabulous card!

Eva N
Eva N

March 30, 2019

Gorgeous, realistic 3D scene. I love how pretty much every detail can be created from the actual kit. Great kit, Hero Arts!

Natalie Winterstein
Natalie Winterstein

March 30, 2019

So beautiful! Love this card!

Ambra Taylor
Ambra Taylor

March 30, 2019

Amazing! I love the amount of depth achieved in this scene.

Donna Conrad
Donna Conrad

March 30, 2019

How dramatic is that card!? Wow.

Sharron Gregory
Sharron Gregory

March 30, 2019

So amazingly realistic! Love the dimension and those fabulous colors!

Valeria
Valeria

March 30, 2019

Live close to Venice so really love this. thanx

Anita Burbank
Anita Burbank

March 30, 2019

How beautiful!! The color combo is perfect.

janet sisk
janet sisk

March 30, 2019

What a great card! Love the dies for building a scene. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

Cindy Lou
Cindy Lou

March 30, 2019

Love it! Your cards always have such attention to detail, Nichole.

Linda Peabody
Linda Peabody

March 30, 2019

Great card. Loved the metallics.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

March 30, 2019

Wow! I love this! So pretty!

Dana M
Dana M

March 30, 2019

Super cool card! Fabulous design and I love the rich colors.

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

March 30, 2019

You’ve captured Venice with this card. With St Peters in the background, it’s just perfect. Great design.

Toni F
Toni F

March 30, 2019

Always thought of night sky in dark blues and purple. Great rendition of doing the sky in black and gray,

Janet
Janet

March 30, 2019

WOW a wonderful and unique stamp and die set that I need immediately! Traveling to Italy soon! This set will be perfetto!! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

Margie
Margie

March 30, 2019

Amazing card…cannot wait for this kit

MaryB
MaryB

March 30, 2019

These cards are so dramatic and beautiful – thanks for the chance to win a kit!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

March 30, 2019

This looks so life like. Your sky is wonderful and love how you put it all together.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

March 30, 2019

The details shown in this scene are incredible from the sensational evening sky to the boat in the canal. Great new kit this month.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 30, 2019

A beautiful scene you’ve put together.