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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

Mar 31, 2019 Ilina Crouse

We are one sleep away from the release of the April My Monthly Hero Kit! The kit will be available Monday, April 1 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina, who is sharing the final look at this fabulous kit!

Hi everyone! Ilina here with another peek at the amazing Mediterranean-inspired April My Monthly Hero kit. 

I started by die cutting the elements from the kit using Pitch Black cardstock. Once those were cut, I hand cut backing pieces for the buildings from Canary cardstock and adhered it behind the buildings. I set all elements aside.

I cut piece of Dove White card tock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", added a circle mask (for the moon) and ink blended Grape Juice, Orchid and Rose Madder inks, then splattered some white acrylic paint and white shimmer spray. Once dry I removed the mask and applied the negative from the mask and ink blended Soft Vanilla and Butter Bar inks, then stamped the sentiment using Intense Black ink.

I arranged and adhered the die cuts and adhered the whole panel to a black top folding note card. 

Thank you for joining me today and hope you are enjoying all of the sneak peeks!!! 

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, April 1, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

167 Responses

Sharon Howell

Sharon Howell

April 10, 2019

Love the bright colors. Beautiful card.

Patricia Mook

Patricia Mook

April 08, 2019

This card is absolutely gorgeous and mesmerizing.

Antoinette

Antoinette

April 02, 2019

I cannot wait to get my monthly kit! I’ve never seen a stamp set dedicated to Italy (Venice). This card is awesome. I love how you put the yellow cardstock behind the building windows. I am going to try that as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

Caroloyn Mongeon

Caroloyn Mongeon

April 02, 2019

Your palette is unusual and very romantic.

Denise J.

Denise J.

April 01, 2019

Ilena,
Your work is always so impressive. I always look forward to seeing what you create. You’ve totally captured the mystique of Venice with your color choices and perfect ink blending. This kit will make it easy to create captivating scenes for travelers and travelers at heart.

Carol

Carol

April 01, 2019

This is a fabulous card. Love it!

Kathy J in Ellicott City

Kathy J in Ellicott City

April 01, 2019

What a great card!

Ang

Ang

April 01, 2019

I cannot wait to get this kit. It looks just beautiful.
thanks
Ang

Liz Ford

Liz Ford

April 01, 2019

This is beautiful and so romantic and filled with great color! I love the back scene and the side scene of the building! Plus the gondola! So awesome and looking forward to catching all the other fun great creations!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

April 01, 2019

Another wonderful scene! :)

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

April 01, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the colors and dies.
Thanks for sharing…

Margaret

Margaret

April 01, 2019

Colors are beautiful, Dies ares are awesome, Look forward to the full kit release .

GabriellaB

GabriellaB

April 01, 2019

Lovely sky . I am impressed with the blending with the Hero Arts inks. I would love to see more and learn how.

Audrey R

Audrey R

April 01, 2019

Another gorgeous card from a beautiful kit!! I am so excited to see the full kit and add-ons!! I expect they will be fantastic!!

Sara

Sara

April 01, 2019

Beautiful!😍

Ronda S

Ronda S

April 01, 2019

Beautiful job. I love your ink choices.

Thersha Lewis

Thersha Lewis

April 01, 2019

So beautiful! I feel transported to this romantic scene

Amanda Stenberg

Amanda Stenberg

April 01, 2019

Love the pink and purple sky! And excited some of the sentiments are in Italian, which my husband is learning.

Annette Robinson

Annette Robinson

April 01, 2019

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the scene. I love everything about Italy. I’m of Italian heritage so this is right up my alley I would love to get this kit!!

Engeline,

Engeline,

April 01, 2019

Hello Ilina, love Your card, but i notice that all 6 sneak peeks have a simmilar look. Even the sentiment. I hope there are more off them in the kit.

Sherry Lee

Sherry Lee

April 01, 2019

I love the colors used on this card. This is a great set for scenes in Italy. This is exactly what it looks like. Great Kit!

K. Eley

K. Eley

April 01, 2019

Love what you have done with the kit too!! Your blending and the moon…just a very beautiful night scene!
So excited for the release tomorrow morning and see the extras!

Melinda Stearns

Melinda Stearns

April 01, 2019

Sure excited to see this kit, it’s so unique! Loved all the cards I’ve seen so far.

Judy

Judy

April 01, 2019

Beautiful kit and scene card!

Drena Putz

Drena Putz

April 01, 2019

Just love the romance of this silhouette with the moon! Beautiful!

Teresa Rawnick

Teresa Rawnick

April 01, 2019

Wow! That’s beautiful. Love that die cut and the colors are gorgeous.

Debbie Mann

Debbie Mann

April 01, 2019

Ilina, this is just beautiful! You are very creative!!! thank you for sharing.

Vikki H

Vikki H

April 01, 2019

This is a fun kit and I can’t wait to see the entire package!

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

April 01, 2019

Fantastic card! I love the nighttime scene – the moon and sky are fabulous!

Lee

Lee

April 01, 2019

So beautiful!! This kit is going to be fabulous!

Jane Mcbee

Jane Mcbee

April 01, 2019

Love the scenes created with the night sky and the dies. Very romantic.

Bo

Bo

April 01, 2019

Beautiful!

Karen Baugh

Karen Baugh

April 01, 2019

Wow! This kit looks so fun!

Laura Staley

Laura Staley

April 01, 2019

Really nice card. Love your color choices for the night scene. Looks like another fun kit. I can’t wait to see the rest!

DC

DC

April 01, 2019

I love the colors you have chosen for this design. Beautiful card!

Brian Poteraj

Brian Poteraj

April 01, 2019

This looks magical—the sky is very pretty.

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

April 01, 2019

I love this set. It reminds me of my trips to Venice—LOVE IT!!!!

Madeline L

Madeline L

April 01, 2019

Looking forward to seeing the whole kit!

Ambra Taylor

Ambra Taylor

April 01, 2019

Such pretty colors! I love the sentiment in that big beautiful moon.

Jenny K

Jenny K

April 01, 2019

I love the black silhouette against the purple sky. Simply stunning! Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit.

candgmom

candgmom

April 01, 2019

So beautiful, makes me wish I was there! Can’t wait for the full reveal.

Michele W

Michele W

April 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Your lovely ink blending really helps set the scene. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Yee

Donna Yee

March 31, 2019

I envision the rising bright yellow super moon reflecting against the window panes as the sun sets to give the sky the beautiful purple pink burn…

Denise

Denise

March 31, 2019

Wow these are so fabulous, would love to have them.

Nancy Dempsey

Nancy Dempsey

March 31, 2019

Beautiful colors, beautiful card! I love the night scene and the starry sky.
Can’t wait to see the entire kit.

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

March 31, 2019

Love the colors of
this gorgeous card!
Carla from Utah

Melissa Gusich

Melissa Gusich

March 31, 2019

I can’t wait to see the whole kit! Each card is dreamy!

Leslie Birdsall

Leslie Birdsall

March 31, 2019

I love the colors used in your card! Fabulous!

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

March 31, 2019

What a fab card! Love the sunset setting.

Esther Sanchez

Esther Sanchez

March 31, 2019

WOW!!! so beautiful , cant wait for this kit … Love everything to do with Italy..

Kristen  Robinson

Kristen Robinson

March 31, 2019

Beautiful sky and lighting.

Bessie

Bessie

March 31, 2019

I love your color blending! The windows glow behind the black die cuts, Great job

Kirsty Vittetoe

Kirsty Vittetoe

March 31, 2019

Love your background! Awesome card! Thank you for sharing your amazing work!!!

Sue McRae

Sue McRae

March 31, 2019

Fabulous inky background for your bright moon! Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

March 31, 2019

absolutely gorgeous… can’t wait to see the full kit!

Claudia N

Claudia N

March 31, 2019

Romance in the air! Beautiful card!

Diana

Diana

March 31, 2019

Stunning..love the night scene

tracy abrams-lilly

tracy abrams-lilly

March 31, 2019

This is a great card. I really like the black structures.

Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

March 31, 2019

All these beautiful cards, I can’t wait to make some, too!

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

March 31, 2019

I LOVE creating backgrounds like this!! Those buildings are AMAZING!!

Marie Simard

Marie Simard

March 31, 2019

So beautiful. Hero arts was my first stamping/card making experience. ❤️ From 🇨🇦

Erika

Erika

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card

Marsha Segard

Marsha Segard

March 31, 2019

The whole effect is beautiful! I loved the lights in the windows. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie B.

Stephanie B.

March 31, 2019

I love your spin on the new release. You can picture yourself floating along, gliding under the bridge as the stars start to come out.

Sara finch

Sara finch

March 31, 2019

So beautiful!!

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

March 31, 2019

molto bello! Looks like another unique kit from the Hero Arts team. Love the night sky you created.

Julia L

Julia L

March 31, 2019

Love the colors you picked to use on the card, so beautiful!

Kim Dorval

Kim Dorval

March 31, 2019

Another beautiful scene. Super excited for this kit.

Joni Mastronardi

Joni Mastronardi

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous scene! Can’t wait to get this kit.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

Denise Kitts-Wadlow

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card—-super excited about this kit. Come on tomorrow—I’m ready to see the full release!!! Everyone’s card creations have just been stunning.

MaryB

MaryB

March 31, 2019

The colors on this card are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a kit.

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

March 31, 2019

This night scene is so pretty! I love the stars and the comet streaking by. The night sky colors are just beautiful! Hurry up, snail mail:)

Maryse

Maryse

March 31, 2019

What a striking scene – I love the colours.

Mandalj

Mandalj

March 31, 2019

Everyone’s cards with this kit have been amazing and this is no exception!

Christina Dauven

Christina Dauven

March 31, 2019

I love the colors of this card and how it seems to say that the sunsets on the sneek peeks and will return in the release tomorrow. Beautiful job ladies.

Rita Childs

Rita Childs

March 31, 2019

A tea light for this would be pretty

Maureen Sheehan

Maureen Sheehan

March 31, 2019

Wow, really beautiful!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

March 31, 2019

Beautiful nightime scene! Looking forward to this new kit.

Jackie Koreen

Jackie Koreen

March 31, 2019

I am so syked about this kit❣️

Ellie S.

Ellie S.

March 31, 2019

Beautiful! Love the purple sunset and wonderful Venetian scene you created!

Brooke Shull

Brooke Shull

March 31, 2019

Great colors and love the night theme. Beautiful card.

Lauren Z.

Lauren Z.

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous evening scene. It instantly brought to mind the song lyrics, “when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore”. Love it!

Lynnette Flagler

Lynnette Flagler

March 31, 2019

Love your card

Jennifer McClelland

Jennifer McClelland

March 31, 2019

This is my favorite. Can’t wait until tomorrow

Sarah T.

Sarah T.

March 31, 2019

Just lovely. So much great inspiration for this kit.

Tanna Lohouse

Tanna Lohouse

March 31, 2019

This is just beautiful!! I love that gorgeous purple infused sunset!!!

Marsha Stehle

Marsha Stehle

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment on the moon!! This is going to be a fabulous kit!!

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

March 31, 2019

Simply gorgeous!

Hanh

Hanh

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

March 31, 2019

This is so pretty! I absolutely love the dies in this kit! Gorgeous creation with this magical scene!

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

March 31, 2019

Looking forward to seeing the whole kit! Your colors are dramatic and beautiful!

Felicia C

Felicia C

March 31, 2019

Spectacular! You can just feel the romance! Certainly a wonderful combination of Hero Arts ink colors. The techniques used to create this work of art are perfect for all levels of cardmakers. You are right, we are one sleep away from this exciting reveal!

Patty Gehrlein

Patty Gehrlein

March 31, 2019

Wow! This is absolutely amazing! I think I’m going to be too excited to sleep tonight!

Golda

Golda

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful sunset! Gorgeous creation.

Linda S.

Linda S.

March 31, 2019

The black silhouette die cuts make the bright sky on your card really pop.

Evelyn Larson

Evelyn Larson

March 31, 2019

Life is beautiful, but this card is amazing. Love everything about it.

KT Fit Kitty

KT Fit Kitty

March 31, 2019

This is a beautiful and tranquil scene. I would love to go there! This kit is amazing!

Bonnie M

Bonnie M

March 31, 2019

Wow! I love your card. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Eva N

Eva N

March 31, 2019

Love the cards that everyone is creating with this new monthly kit. Your ink blended scene is magical!

Monica Lake

Monica Lake

March 31, 2019

Loving the beautiful sunset and those fabulous diecuts!!

Bertha

Bertha

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card, it seems like it’s glowing. :-)

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

March 31, 2019

Love that scene card!

Kirsten

Kirsten

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene. Love the colors of the sky.

Maria

Maria

March 31, 2019

Wonderful scene.

Flo

Flo

March 31, 2019

Very pretty. I’m going to take a look at this kit.

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

March 31, 2019

Love the colors of the background you made which looks stunning with the buildings and details!!

Shelley

Shelley

March 31, 2019

Such a pretty card. The colors you chose are really lovely and I like the splatter on the background.

Susan Vitti

Susan Vitti

March 31, 2019

Charming! Brings back charming memories. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

Stephanie T

Stephanie T

March 31, 2019

I’ve not yet purchased an entire kit from Hero Arts, but I’ve also never been more tempted than by what I’ve seen created with the April kit.

Marianna

Marianna

March 31, 2019

Looks like a fantastic kit, can’t wait for the full release !

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

March 31, 2019

Simply gorgeous. Can’t wait to see this kit. Whoever wanted Monday to come sooner?

littlen

littlen

March 31, 2019

Beautiful night scene. Great color blending.

Vicki Blair

Vicki Blair

March 31, 2019

Great card .

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

March 31, 2019

Oh boy, love the shades of pinks and purples you used. Adorable card idea. Very serene look.

Aline

Aline

March 31, 2019

So beautiful

Kimberly T.

Kimberly T.

March 31, 2019

I love the night scene. Such a beautiful card!

Michelle Montemurro

Michelle Montemurro

March 31, 2019

Looks like s beautiful evening. Relaxing and enjoying the scenery.

Rachel W

Rachel W

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. Looking forward to making my own scenes when I get my kit!

Kendra

Kendra

March 31, 2019

I like how you made a night scene with the kit. Quite beautiful!

D.Ann C

D.Ann C

March 31, 2019

La kit-a e Bella too!!😉 love this late evening scene!!! In just a few hours it’ll be MIO!!!

marylouh

marylouh

March 31, 2019

o solo mio
This is a kit I have to get. Brings
back memories of my trip to
Venice. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hannah Joy

Hannah Joy

March 31, 2019

This card and kit is making me want to go to Italy

Bor Her

Bor Her

March 31, 2019

Super adorable! Love the colors.

Natalie Winterstein

Natalie Winterstein

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous! Love everything about your beautiful card! :)

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

March 31, 2019

Wow!!! I’m in love for the stunning colours!!! Amazing card!!!

Kailash

Kailash

March 31, 2019

Fantastic night scene, very cool colors!

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

March 31, 2019

Each day I fall more in love with this kit! I love the colors in this card, so pretty. This card just transport you to a Venice night. Great job!!

Andrea B

Andrea B

March 31, 2019

I love the pink and purple blended sky with the spattered stars. Beautiful!

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

March 31, 2019

I love your card!

Mindy Drummond

Mindy Drummond

March 31, 2019

So many possibilities with what we’ve seen in the Countdown. I am so excited to finally get to see the full Kit and the add-ons, this is going to be so much fun!! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

joy smith

joy smith

March 31, 2019

Very colorful……I love this kit…….makes me think of Europe…

Cha Lion

Cha Lion

March 31, 2019

WOW love the colors of this card! You can create different cards using a variety of different mediums! Tfs

Hannah Parnell

Hannah Parnell

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. I am looking forward to seeing all that is in this kit.

Joan

Joan

March 31, 2019

Such a beautiful night time scene. The moon and stars background cling stamp that was an add on with the December kit would be perfect for this. Can’t wait!!

Maryjo L Monterosso

Maryjo L Monterosso

March 31, 2019

This looks like a wonderful kit. I look forward to the full reveal and seeing all the add ons.

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

Clarelle Chevallier-Siclait

March 31, 2019

WOW! This one is quasi photorealistic! Gorgeous! Can’t wait to play with this kit!

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

March 31, 2019

Love this night time scene, it’s gorgeous!

Christina Bodah

Christina Bodah

March 31, 2019

I love it, it is so beautiful, I can just imagine myself there.

Bertha

Bertha

March 31, 2019

Beautiful card. Love those pinks and purples and the contrast with that yellow moon.

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

March 31, 2019

Wonderful!! Looking forward to see the full reveal Monday!!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card! :)

Colleen Pepper

Colleen Pepper

March 31, 2019

This card feels so romantic, I just love it! This kit so far just gives me all the feels.

Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell

March 31, 2019

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

March 31, 2019

Amazing! As I’ve been looking at the elements…you could replace the water with a brick embossed road and create a halloween scene using the buildings and if you created a grassy walkway, the easter bunny could come walking down with little eggs all about. It will be vastly versatile.

Leslie Pierson

Leslie Pierson

March 31, 2019

Oh my goodness this card is so beautiful. the purple evening sky and the yellow lights in the windows and the gondolier in his gondola just awesome. I love this card and will absolutely copy it.

Mindy Beverly

Mindy Beverly

March 31, 2019

So Elegant and Beautiful! I really love your background it looks Gorgeous with the layered dies!

Julie L

Julie L

March 31, 2019

Beautiful scene.

Sudhamathi Muthu

Sudhamathi Muthu

March 31, 2019

Love the beautiful night scene of Venice you have created and the colors used to blend to show the moon…. love this card soo much….

valeria

valeria

March 31, 2019

Venice by night, who design this dies went in Venice for sure

Stephanie Z

Stephanie Z

March 31, 2019

Love the coloring of your card and your card looks wonderful :)

Gale Thompson

Gale Thompson

March 31, 2019

I love the colors!! I especially love the sky!

Anne S

Anne S

March 31, 2019

The beautiful dusky, almost night, sky is beautifully captured and the explanation of your process is very helpful. Love the silhouettes of the buildings and the lights in the windows. Can’t wait to start playing with this unique kit.

Margie Manis

Margie Manis

March 31, 2019

pretty card..can’t wait to work with this kit

Betty

Betty

March 31, 2019

Love the colors on this card. The silhouettes in black cardstock makes it stand out.

Darlene

Darlene

March 31, 2019

Ilina, nice dreamy background. Thanks Hero Arts for the romantic kit.

Joyce Foose

Joyce Foose

March 31, 2019

Another amazing card!!! I am definitely counting down to the big reveal! I love this kit!

Naama E

Naama E

March 31, 2019

So BEAUTIFUL! it’s just mesmerizing… I love how these bright colors can give a soft feel. Thanks for sharing!
Really enjoyed seeing all the different ways the silhouette dies were used, this kit is brilliant – can’t wait to see it!

Karen L Hetherington

Karen L Hetherington

March 31, 2019

I love the beautiful evening sky. Your blending is wonderful!

Monica

Monica

March 31, 2019

Such a pretty night scene! I think these cards are all so beautiful! I can’t wait to see what other goodies are in the kit! Thanks for sharing!

Glenda Sultan

Glenda Sultan

March 31, 2019

This kit is perfect not just for anyone who has gone to Venice.but also for those of us wishing to go. I love your choice of colors for the sky & water.

Lisa Woodburn

Lisa Woodburn

March 31, 2019

The silhouettes against the bright moon and purple sky are such a pretty effect! Really looking forward to seeing the full set!

Seema saraf

Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

This one looks simply amazing….just loving the die cuts

Glenda Sultan

Glenda Sultan

March 31, 2019

Ilina, your card is so romantic! I love the purples you used to make the water & sky. Lovely.

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

March 31, 2019

I feel like I am in Venice. Amazing card. Cannot wait until tomorrow, looks like an amazing kit.

Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee

March 31, 2019

So beautiful! Love❤️

Sue Manning

Sue Manning

March 31, 2019

This is one of my favorite cards!
What a great use of color.
Beautiful!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful scene with a stunning background! Wow!

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