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April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 and Giveaway!

by May Park March 29, 2018 308 Comments

We're back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the April My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, April 2nd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Don’t forget to comment on each and every countdown post as we’ll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Here’s May with another card using the kit...

Hello, crafty friends! It's May Park here with a fun birthday card featuring my all-time favorite cardmaking technique: stamped backgrounds!

I started by stamping the images from the main kit with Intense Black Ink on an A2 size top folding white card base. Then I colored my images with Copic markers and added some dots between the images using the fine tips of green markers. 

I stamped two sentiments from the main kit using Versamark Watermark Ink on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed them using White Detail Embossing Powder.

After cutting out my sentiments into thin banners using a craft knife and ruler, I mounted the sentiment banners on the card front using 3M foam tape to add dimension. 

To finish off my card, I added some dots on some of my images using a white gel pen. That's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow for more 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 the countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, April 2nd, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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Marylurdys Hernandez
Marylurdys Hernandez

April 02, 2018

Those chilis and maracas….!!!!! Awesome!!!

Sandra
Sandra

April 02, 2018

Oooh I’ma love me some cactus!! I can’t wait to see the rest of this kit! Thanks for sharing this amazing card!

DSW
DSW

April 02, 2018

Cute background! Great images, colors, and layout. Look forward to the kit! I will love playing with the chili pepper stamp.

Rebecca Ballard
Rebecca Ballard

April 01, 2018

Coloring is beautiful. But the love of the chili 🌶 and the cactus 🌵 is amazing. Parents from New Mexico. Love love love this. These stamps are a amazing collaboration

Toni L
Toni L

April 01, 2018

Very cute images.

Tasha Jorgensen
Tasha Jorgensen

April 01, 2018

Awesome card! Love all the colorful images; they pop behind the black and white sentiment!

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

April 01, 2018

Awesome background!

Sharon Vincz 👻
Sharon Vincz 👻

April 01, 2018

This card is sooooo much fun!!! Love the combination of stamps and colors!!! It’s a party 🎉 👏💃🦎🌵💐

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

April 01, 2018

What a fun and colorful card. Really makes me want to create one! Looking forward to receiving my kit!

Ellen
Ellen

April 01, 2018

This background is fun, colorful and delightful.

Stacey
Stacey

April 01, 2018

Cool kit, love a party theme!

Aash B
Aash B

April 01, 2018

What a fun background! Thanks the chance to win.

Tabitha Kelley
Tabitha Kelley

April 01, 2018

The colors are beautiful

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

April 01, 2018

What a fun and joyful card design !!

Barbara Howell
Barbara Howell

April 01, 2018

Your stamped background is great and makes a perfect card.

Dena Byerley
Dena Byerley

April 01, 2018

I love the background

Shannon
Shannon

April 01, 2018

This is so cute and I’m looking forward to this kit!

Pamela Toriello
Pamela Toriello

April 01, 2018

Such cute stamp images. Seems like they would be so fun t play with!

C4G
C4G

April 01, 2018

Neato!

Brandy Moore
Brandy Moore

April 01, 2018

I love using the stamps as a background!

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

April 01, 2018

Love this background

Janis Litynsky
Janis Litynsky

April 01, 2018

I think this is a sweet Collection…

Vicki M.
Vicki M.

April 01, 2018

Love the handstamped background, so fun to customize!

Ann T
Ann T

April 01, 2018

Such a fun background.

Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts

April 01, 2018

Delightful background! The sentiment really pops against the bright colors. This card is really nice❤️

Rachel
Rachel

April 01, 2018

What a fun bday card!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

April 01, 2018

Good morning all. Beautiful card. Guess what April is my birthday month. So much fun for me.

Beth B.
Beth B.

April 01, 2018

Love the colors and the stamps….so cute. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

Linda S.
Linda S.

April 01, 2018

Such a pretty card and your color detail is just fabulous.

Anita Sorensen
Anita Sorensen

April 01, 2018

That card definitely brings to mind a fiesta! Very fun.

Bessie
Bessie

March 31, 2018

I really love the background you designed and colored. Very eye catching. Your raised sentiment is very perfect! Fabulous job

Mitzi
Mitzi

March 31, 2018

Thanks for sharing your fun card & the opportunity to win.

Jessica Lyczynski
Jessica Lyczynski

March 31, 2018

I always love Mays cards! Beautiful!

Claudia N
Claudia N

March 31, 2018

Totally love the background!! Fiesta time!!

Madeline
Madeline

March 31, 2018

Great design! Beautiful card!

Lyndel T
Lyndel T

March 31, 2018

The cacti and peppers are so cute

Amy
Amy

March 31, 2018

This is so pretty!! It looks just like printed paper pack!

Susan S. Thompson
Susan S. Thompson

March 31, 2018

I just love this card! All the colors and fiesta shapes are great!

StephanieM
StephanieM

March 31, 2018

The chili pepers and cacuti are so cute. The dots in the background really break up the white space.

Winona
Winona

March 31, 2018

This looks like so much fun! Stamping, coloring and embossing – what more could one want?

Barbara
Barbara

March 31, 2018

So much fun!!! Looks like a great kit!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

March 31, 2018

Great background. Very colorful. Love this idea of creating your background paper.

Sherri
Sherri

March 31, 2018

Very fun and festive card!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

March 31, 2018

Great colors and images. Feels like a birthday party.

Jacquelyn Harmon
Jacquelyn Harmon

March 31, 2018

Such a fun and festive background!

Darlene
Darlene

March 31, 2018

Love it!! Can’t wait to buy it!!

Brandy Duncan
Brandy Duncan

March 31, 2018

What a fun card! It screams to me “Party Time”. I love how you used the images as the background. Great colors.

Jessica L.
Jessica L.

March 31, 2018

Love the background, lots of fun images to color 😊

Margery C
Margery C

March 31, 2018

Fun card. You always make the most fabulous backgrounds. Perfect way to use all the cute images.

Sue
Sue

March 31, 2018

The dots really add the perfect finishing touch. Beautiful card!!

Jeanette D.
Jeanette D.

March 31, 2018

This looks like a really fun set. Can’t wait to see more!

margie
margie

March 31, 2018

great colorful background

Sheri
Sheri

March 31, 2018

I love the background stamping and how wonderful it turned out. I hope I can imitate it enough to do the card justice! So pretty

Hanatsuki
Hanatsuki

March 31, 2018

My favorite of the 6 cards so far. I really love this cacti and everything else on the background. 🌵

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

March 31, 2018

I wish I knew how to colour like this.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

March 31, 2018

Awesome background with all these fun images! Love the colors!

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

March 31, 2018

I love the way you fill a card front with glorious images and coloring! This is spectacular!

Judy
Judy

March 31, 2018

Love this idea of birthday fiesta!

Kerstin
Kerstin

March 31, 2018

Oh, those cacti! So gorgeous and versatile! I am very looking forward to the new kit.

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

March 31, 2018

Wow, your coloring, as usual, is awesome! And
I love this type of technique of stamping all
over using the elements of the kit.

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

March 31, 2018

I like the cactus stamps

Sara jara
Sara jara

March 31, 2018

Es maravilloso la temática mexicana

Ang
Ang

March 31, 2018

This looks like such a fun kit, can’t wait to see everything!
Ang

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

March 31, 2018

I love the bright colors and the layout you created for this card. I think this kit has to go in my cart on Monday.

Kailash
Kailash

March 31, 2018

Such an amazing background, love the bright colors!

Cheri
Cheri

March 31, 2018

Great card! Really like the cactus & chili pepper stamps! Perfect for all-occasions, too. My niece’s birthday is on Cinco de Mayo…..this would be a perfect card for her (or anyone)! Can’t wait to see the entire Kit!

Marianna
Marianna

March 31, 2018

I love your happy and colorful card! The images are great.

Karenajo
Karenajo

March 31, 2018

What a fun background – awesome card!

LaNell
LaNell

March 31, 2018

A really cute, colorful card! Fiesta!!!

Cristina
Cristina

March 31, 2018

Super fun card!! May is amazing!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

March 31, 2018

I love these specially the chillies since my oldest was a chilli pepper for her first Halloween.

Theresa P
Theresa P

March 31, 2018

Great background with all those great stamps! Love your coloring and design.

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

March 31, 2018

You do these backgrounds so well! Such a fun card!

Bela
Bela

March 31, 2018

What a unique card! I have nothing resembling these stamps of a whimsical nature! Awesome!

Ritz
Ritz

March 31, 2018

Clean and perfect for spring

Amber MacMurtry
Amber MacMurtry

March 31, 2018

This turned out wonderfully! I love the addition of the green dots between the stamped images. Great detail!

Peege04
Peege04

March 30, 2018

These desert images are so versatile! Will be lots of fun to use. Thanks for the creative card!

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

March 30, 2018

I love the stamped background!

Rochelle C
Rochelle C

March 30, 2018

I love the colors…

Karen L K
Karen L K

March 30, 2018

That is a card that is full of so much fun! I just love all your images and how colorful they are.

Danielle Siegel
Danielle Siegel

March 30, 2018

Loving this theme!!

Charlotte
Charlotte

March 30, 2018

This looks perfect for celebration cards. I am thinking that crafts celebrating Cinco de Mayo with these beautiful, bright colors and stamps. I can’t wait to try them.

DebbyH
DebbyH

March 30, 2018

I love your work, May!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

March 30, 2018

It is amazing how a small detail like simply putting random dots of ink really finishes the background design so fabulously! This is such a fun card!

Jade B
Jade B

March 30, 2018

Very festive. Love the cacti

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

March 30, 2018

Super cute cactus.

Lyndsay Dunn
Lyndsay Dunn

March 30, 2018

So festive!

Anne Bennett
Anne Bennett

March 30, 2018

Those cactus stamps are super cute!

F. Andre
F. Andre

March 30, 2018

Beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

March 30, 2018

Wow. This was a lot of work May. Love the random stamping.

Iris Soscia
Iris Soscia

March 30, 2018

So pretty – love all the beautifully colored images.

Glenn Zdziarski
Glenn Zdziarski

March 30, 2018

Nice stamping and coloring! Cactuses are still hugely popular!!!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

March 30, 2018

your stamped background cards are always so much fun!

 Jackie Price
Jackie Price

March 30, 2018

Love all those little images. So fun! Looks like it’s another awesome kit!

Jackie S
Jackie S

March 30, 2018

You did such a lovely job with the Copics. Totally love the cactus stamps.

Helen Warren
Helen Warren

March 30, 2018

This kit is caliente!

Marsha S.
Marsha S.

March 30, 2018

Cute card! Love the gel dots!

Diane Stricker
Diane Stricker

March 30, 2018

Such a festive card.

Bevely Rykerd
Bevely Rykerd

March 30, 2018

Love this theme

Susan M.
Susan M.

March 30, 2018

Can’t wait to get started on this!

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