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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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47 Responses

Claudia A
Claudia A

March 30, 2019

I love the 3D look of this card, and the nighttime scene! Can’t wait for the release of this kit!

Aggie O.
Aggie O.

March 30, 2019

I’m loving the ideas with these dies! Looking forward to this kit!

Laura P.
Laura P.

March 30, 2019

Hi Nichol, What a gorgeous card! The scene is beautiful, colors are awesome, and your night sky is so pretty with the shimmery inks!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

March 30, 2019

This is a really stunning night scene! Beautiful new kit this month.

Teri S.
Teri S.

March 30, 2019

Nichol, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a dramatic dark night sky! Well done! Looks like a gorgeous harvest moon rising over everything. The colours of the buildings are great & look good with the subltle blending of the charcoal ink. Super card! Looks like a fabulous kit just from what I’ve seen so far. Yay Hero Arts!

candgmom
candgmom

March 30, 2019

Wow! This card is beautiful! I’m looking forward to the release.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

March 30, 2019

Ooh, I was HOPING there would be a gondola in this kit! So fun!

Darlene
Darlene

March 30, 2019

This gets better every day. Thank you Nichol for this gorgeous scene.

Kay Spangler
Kay Spangler

March 30, 2019

I absolutely cannot wait to make one like this!

Julia Cissell
Julia Cissell

March 30, 2019

Love the many layers of this card! Beautiful!

Kathy A
Kathy A

March 30, 2019

Nice night scene. Each card showcased has shown more of the dies rather than the same thing over and over. Can’t wait to see what is next.

Susan
Susan

March 30, 2019

Clever idea to use the moon to display the sentiment. Looks really nice on this scene.

Kathy J in Ellicott City
Kathy J in Ellicott City

March 30, 2019

What a great card!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 30, 2019

This is a stunning card! Nicole always has such inspiring cards which I drool over. I feel like this card challenges us all to be creative in layering these die cuts to make a beautiful scene. I can’t wait for my kit to arrive:)

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

March 30, 2019

Wow! You have created a gorgeous venetian scene with this kit! The colors you chose are magical. Thank you for the inspiration!

Linda S.
Linda S.

March 30, 2019

I really like all the colors you chose for your night time scene. Your card is beautiful and the kit is amazing.

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

March 30, 2019

This is a fabulous card. I like the nighttime colors you used to. They give it a dramatic feel.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 30, 2019

Wonderful scene, and that sky is awesome!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 30, 2019

Nichol, you took a lot of time on this card. Such details like the light in the windows. I love the layering dies for the Italian scene.

lisa808
lisa808

March 30, 2019

OMGosh!!! Love this card!!! The color and scene are awesome! Takes me back to my trip to Venice. Such wonderful memories.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

March 30, 2019

Nichol is one of my favorites! Wow, such a gorgeous scene! Amazing!

Felicia C
Felicia C

March 30, 2019

What a wonderful cardstock color combination! I love the dies. This monthly kit will allow you to send someone a dream of traveling in a romantic place. Exciting stuff!

nancy f
nancy f

March 30, 2019

Great kit. Love what Nichol did.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

March 30, 2019

I love the 3D effect of your card! How clever to place the sentiment on the moon.

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

March 30, 2019

Amazing. I’m loving the different colours in the card layers.

Denise Melia
Denise Melia

March 30, 2019

Oh my goodness! I feel a “case” coming on! Can’t wait!

Wizardess of cards
Wizardess of cards

March 30, 2019

This is breathtaking I can’t wait for this kit!

Ronda S.
Ronda S.

March 30, 2019

Wow! Just beautiful. Great card Nichol.

Christine
Christine

March 30, 2019

Wow, you put a lot of effort into this card and it looks amazing!

Antionette
Antionette

March 30, 2019

Absolutely stunning!!! I love it. Can’t wait to buy it.

Vicki
Vicki

March 30, 2019

Nichol, you brought out the essence of Venice. I’d go back in a minute. Beautiful card. Can’t wait for the release.

Betty
Betty

March 30, 2019

Great cardNichol! I love the dark sky and all of the images! The gondola makes it a perfect Mediterranean scene. Some day I’ll visit Italy but for now this kit may have to do!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 30, 2019

Your card is so lovely! It really captures a lot of mood thanks to the colors you picked and the die layering that creates the scene.

Toni
Toni

March 30, 2019

Wow. Think I’m going to have to get this kit.

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 30, 2019

Wow! Simply amazing!!!

Jenn Zurowski
Jenn Zurowski

March 30, 2019

This card is absolutely amazing. And we just went to Venice on vacation this winter.

Suzanne
Suzanne

March 30, 2019

Amazing! I can’t believe how different each card has been yet they all use the same scene die. It’s incredible!

Christa Aldrich
Christa Aldrich

March 30, 2019

This is gorgeous! I love the night sky. I must have the gondola boat!

Hannah Joy
Hannah Joy

March 30, 2019

Wow! I’m speechless. This card is an amazing work of art!

Joy Smith
Joy Smith

March 30, 2019

Love all the dies. Absolutely infinite ideas for making cards……can’t wait for kit to arrive.

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

March 30, 2019

So beautiful! Love this!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

March 30, 2019

So I have been to Venice and can not wait to get my hands on this kit. I am itching to use every color of ink with this kit

Evelyn Koll
Evelyn Koll

March 30, 2019

I can imagine all kind of romantic stories happening in this scene. ..lovely!!

Ana
Ana

March 30, 2019

so pretty…feels like you are in Italy

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

March 30, 2019

Another beautiful card and I was hoping for a gondola in this kit! I am so intrigued with it, can hardly wait to play with it.
It has been fun seeing it evolve under the team’s skillful hands.

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

March 30, 2019

Very creative and I just love the colors that you chose. Thanks Nichol.

Chelley Johnson
Chelley Johnson

March 30, 2019

Omg! Venice is my all-time favorite city in the world! I would love this kit!