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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse March 31, 2019 167 Comments

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!





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100 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!!