April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 +Giveaway

by Emily Midgett March 29, 2019 338 Comments

It's time for our second countdown peek! The April My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, April 1 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Emily, who is sharing another look at this wonderful kit!

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today to share some more inspiration using this absolutely stunning Mediterranean-inspired kit! The beautifully intricate dies are the stars of this kit, helping you to create gorgeous Venetian and Mediterranean landscapes with just a few swipes of your die cutting machine. The kit also includes a lovely calligraphic sentiment set, filled with beautiful Italian and English greetings. Such a unique addition to your craft room! Let's get started with my romantic and vibrant sunset card. 

I began by die cutting some of the main dies included in the kit from Pitch Black card stock. I wanted to invoke a beautiful Venetian sunset, with the buildings silhouetted against a vibrant sky. I also die cut the water, backing it with some beautiful fuchsia glitter paper as a reflection of the bright sunset sky, as well as to add extra texture and color contrast. I blended Grape Juice, Ultra Pink, and Dark Quartz inks on an A2 card base using blending brushes. I am absolutely loving that bright, saturated color combination! So pretty. 

After I'd completed my ink blending, I adhered the water die cut at the bottom of the card front using dimensional foam adhesive, then adhered the buildings using Precision Glue. I added a simple stamped sentiment (from the 4x6 stamp set included in the kit) in the center of the card front using Intense Black ink. This sentiment would be perfect for a retirement card, a simple hello, or maybe even a shower/wedding card! So many beautiful and very functional sentiments included with this kit, not to mention stunningly detailed dies! 

Well, that's all for me today! Now, for some fun giveaway information:

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

Ruth Dupchen
Ruth Dupchen

April 01, 2019

This card is so beautiful!

Liz Ford
Liz Ford

April 01, 2019

Emily a great card! How did you get the water to look so sparkly?! A great effect and I really enjoyed your sneak preview! The black silhouette really makes your sky background pop! Gorgeous work!

Sara
Sara

April 01, 2019

So simple, yet very stuning.

Thersha Lewis
Thersha Lewis

April 01, 2019

I’ve never been to the Mediterranean but in my mind your card is what I see and it’s oh so dreamy and romantic.

K. Eley
K. Eley

April 01, 2019

Oh my!! The first peek was calming, this one says romance! Beautiful blending!

Debbie Mann
Debbie Mann

April 01, 2019

Emily, such beautiful colors you have used. thank you for sharing!

Debbie Mann

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

April 01, 2019

I can always tell an Emily Midgett card because (a) it’s gorgeous, and (b) there’s a beautiful matching pen in the picture!

Brian Poteraj
Brian Poteraj

April 01, 2019

The sunset is beautiful. And the sentiment is just perfect.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

April 01, 2019

Your colors are so gorgeous. I like how you changed the shades so gradually

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

April 01, 2019

I never think to use purple to create a night sky, but blended out with the orange and yellow, it looks so lovely. Beautiful card!

Michele W
Michele W

April 01, 2019

Beautiful sunset! Looks like another great kit. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 31, 2019

Love the sunset
colors, so beautiful!
Carla from Utah

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous! I love the sunset colours. And that sentiment is the same as one of my favourite movies.

Bessie
Bessie

March 31, 2019

You did a great job! I love your color blending

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

March 31, 2019

That sky is stunning….. love, love love

Jenny Miller
Jenny Miller

March 31, 2019

Those colors are AMAZING!! I cant wait to get my hands on this kit!!

tracy abrams-lilly
tracy abrams-lilly

March 31, 2019

I thought I loved the yellow one , but the purple is stunning. very cute card.

Paulette
Paulette

March 31, 2019

That night sky is so beautiful, I could just look at this card and feel peaceful !

Julia L
Julia L

March 31, 2019

Beautiful colors!

Maryse
Maryse

March 31, 2019

Sunning colours and beautiful scene. Inspiration indeed!

Rita Childs
Rita Childs

March 31, 2019

The water die on this card almost makes it look like it could be a stone wall

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 31, 2019

Exquisite coloring, Emily & a beautiful card!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

March 31, 2019

Those colors are so beautiful! Looks like a spot I want to visit and watch a sunset.

Lynnette Flagler
Lynnette Flagler

March 31, 2019

Love it. Awesome colour blending

Bonnie M
Bonnie M

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous card….I love the colors!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

March 31, 2019

Awesome-ness.

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

I love how you made the water sparkle and reflect the sunset.

Susan Vitti
Susan Vitti

March 31, 2019

The color combo is wonderful! Love the purples.

Maria
Maria

March 31, 2019

Love the use of color.

littlen
littlen

March 31, 2019

The beautiful ink blending sets the mood for this card.

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

March 31, 2019

The color combo and ink blending is beautiful on this card.

Jenny K
Jenny K

March 31, 2019

So pretty!! I really feel the Mediterranean vibe, and wow, what a sunset!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 31, 2019

Love the color combo of this silhouette scene! Tfs

Julie L
Julie L

March 31, 2019

Love the night sky and the shimmering water.

Bertha
Bertha

March 31, 2019

Great card. Love the colours you chose for the sunset background and the water.

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 31, 2019

Love the colors on your card and a beautiful scene :)

Seema saraf
Seema saraf

March 31, 2019

The Color shades used are awesome….loving the sunset

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

March 31, 2019

Emily, your card is lovely. I never would have thought to use purple for the color of the water but it looks so nice with the sunset you made. I am looking forward to the entire kit reveal.

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

March 31, 2019

Breathtaking scene!! Absolutely beautiful!

Janine Gearhart
Janine Gearhart

March 31, 2019

This is a wonderful use of ink pads. This scene is so romantic and the Italian sentiment is beautiful. I was in Venice when I was younger and the Italian cities are this beautiful.

Margaret R
Margaret R

March 31, 2019

So beautiful and dramatic!

diana @ playing
diana @ playing

March 31, 2019

These feel like a brownstone.

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

March 31, 2019

Beautiful silhouette scene, Emily! Love the colors.

Maria Lama
Maria Lama

March 31, 2019

Love this silhoutes and love the colors on your card!!!

Shelia
Shelia

March 31, 2019

What a gorgeous card! Love the colors you used. So stunning with the black die cuts!

Patty Gehrlein
Patty Gehrlein

March 31, 2019

This is a stunning card! I love it!

Annie W
Annie W

March 31, 2019

What a beautiful card! Love this kit that captures a very unique city. It will be so much fun making cards of a place I’ve actually spent time touring!

Yvonne
Yvonne

March 31, 2019

I love your card with the all beautiful blending! Gorgeous!

Connie S Thingstad
Connie S Thingstad

March 31, 2019

just lovely!

Yolanda F.
Yolanda F.

March 31, 2019

What a wonderfully romantic sunset

Diana Wearley
Diana Wearley

March 31, 2019

I love the silhouette of the buildings against all the color! Beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest of the kit!

Melissa Gusich
Melissa Gusich

March 31, 2019

I need this kit! These cards are amazing.

Amanda
Amanda

March 31, 2019

Love this so much!😍

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 31, 2019

Love the sunset colours. Such a beautiful scene.

Mischelle Smith
Mischelle Smith

March 31, 2019

Love your choice of background colors. Beautiful!

Kathryn Thompson
Kathryn Thompson

March 31, 2019

I love the colors used here. This is a gorgeous scene. I can’t wait to get this month’s kit. Beautiful card.

Tracy
Tracy

March 31, 2019

Love it!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

March 31, 2019

Beautiful.

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

March 31, 2019

Love the colors!

Amy Schrock
Amy Schrock

March 31, 2019

Absolutely love the colors you chose!

Carrie Carver
Carrie Carver

March 31, 2019

Beautiful colors & silhouette scene!

Carrie Carver
Carrie Carver

March 31, 2019

Beautiful colors & silhouette scene!

Teri Wilson
Teri Wilson

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous ink blending. And the dies are amazing!

Inma
Inma

March 31, 2019

I love the color saturation in this card. Stunning!

Cara Ching
Cara Ching

March 31, 2019

That is stunning!

Kellie
Kellie

March 31, 2019

Love your sunset colours. Just like we get in Australian Autumn. 🇦🇺💜

Kathy Esquerra
Kathy Esquerra

March 31, 2019

Lovely, I love that sunset the colors are fabulous, exactly what I picture an evening sky to look like.

Eva
Eva

March 31, 2019

A dream of summer sunset

Janet Ingraham
Janet Ingraham

March 31, 2019

The colors, the back light. Swoon!

Drena Putz
Drena Putz

March 31, 2019

Omg, the sunset in this card make this scene so beautiful! Love it!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

March 31, 2019

This sunset is so beautiful and reminds me of a sunset I saw in Hawaii.

Naama E
Naama E

March 31, 2019

Gorgeous! Loving this kit and the colors you used just make me happy inside :)
Thanks for sharing!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

March 31, 2019

Your card looks so beautiful! I love the scene you created and the colors are perfect. :)

Sylvie BELLAND
Sylvie BELLAND

March 31, 2019

Oh this kit is really exceptional. I want it ! Good job Emily. So cuutte ❤

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 31, 2019

Exquisite ink colors and blending! The dies are awesome this month.

Monica Lake
Monica Lake

March 31, 2019

LOVE those beautiful bright saturated colors! What a fabulous card idea with those dies.

Margaret McGee
Margaret McGee

March 31, 2019

Absolutely stunning blending. Love the pink colors. Makes me want to book a flight. Bellisimo

DC
DC

March 31, 2019

Ahhhhh… Venice at sunset. This is soooo gorgeous! I wish I were there!

Robin
Robin

March 31, 2019

I’m loving this kit. This card is lovely.

Callie B.
Callie B.

March 31, 2019

That blending! I love the way you created just a sliver of sun as it sets on the horizon. What a lovely use of this fun kit!

RosieJ
RosieJ

March 31, 2019

Gosh I just love the Italy buildings die and stamp set. It’s very unique.I can hardly wait until Monday when you present the April My Monthly Hero Kit 2019 stamp of the month. I can incorporate my other stamps and dies that I already have with this set. Love having stamp sets that coordinate with stamps that I already own. Thank you for the chance to win!

jessica kerr
jessica kerr

March 30, 2019

Gorgeous colors, wooooow!

Suzanne Janicki
Suzanne Janicki

March 30, 2019

Blending perfection

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

March 30, 2019

Beautiful pink night sky with dark shadow buildings.

Hanh
Hanh

March 30, 2019

Beautiful card and background!

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

March 30, 2019

Fantastic blending of the sky.

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 30, 2019

Beautiful!

 Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

March 30, 2019

Wow, this is just stunning! Love these colours!

Anthony
Anthony

March 30, 2019

The color combos are amazing .

Megan
Megan

March 30, 2019

Love the colors you picked!

Erika
Erika

March 30, 2019

Lovely…just lovely

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 30, 2019

Absolutely stunning sky! This kit is so unique.

Maryjo L Monterosso
Maryjo L Monterosso

March 30, 2019

The colors are fabulous. Great attention to the time of day and the aesthetic.Beautiful.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

March 30, 2019

The background is beautiful but the die silhouettes make it even more so. Love it!

Bor Her
Bor Her

March 30, 2019

I love the color chosen for this card! Absolutely amazing!

Jo
Jo

March 30, 2019

The colours in the background are stunning….I think this kit will be one on my favs

Marianna
Marianna

March 30, 2019

Fantastic card! Love the sunset colors and sentiment

Michael Rutledge
Michael Rutledge

March 30, 2019

That is really pretty! I love your choice of colors and design!

Anne S
Anne S

March 30, 2019

This beautiful sunset reflecting on the water makes me long to be in Venice. The dies included in this kit are intriguing and the sentiment will be very useful.

Margaret Milczarek
Margaret Milczarek

March 30, 2019

The dies look great with a sunset background.

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