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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67 Responses

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
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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!