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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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Sue D
Sue D

March 30, 2018

Fun and colorful background.

Kirsten Freye Sykes
Kirsten Freye Sykes

March 30, 2018

Love it! So excited!

Kim Benjamin
Kim Benjamin

March 30, 2018

Love it

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

March 30, 2018

Love the colors used here and a great techniques. The kit looks like is loaded with fun shapes. I can not wait to see it all!!

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

March 30, 2018

I always forget about how white gel pen dots jazz up images!

Michelle Schonack
Michelle Schonack

March 30, 2018

Your card is so festive. I love that images used all over for your background!

Patt H.
Patt H.

March 30, 2018

Love the randomly stamped background! The bright cheery colors make me smile. Love this awesome kit!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

March 30, 2018

Such a cheerful birthday card…I am hooked with the gorgeous coloring!!

Melissa Gonzales
Melissa Gonzales

March 30, 2018

This is such a cute and festive birthday card that is so different from most birthday ones I’ve seen.

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

March 30, 2018

This kit is going to be "right in the pocket\\’ for me as I spend the winter in Arizona and love all things Southwest/Mexican style

Mercedes Rivera
Mercedes Rivera

March 30, 2018

That background was perfectly accomplished.

Angela
Angela

March 30, 2018

Super cute card!

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

March 30, 2018

I had hoped I would hate this months kit so I could skip one month, but I see now that is not going to happen because this month looks fabulous!

Dana M
Dana M

March 30, 2018

Such a happy and festive card! Love the polka dots in the background, nice touch but still lets all of the great bold images shine.

Liz mca
Liz mca

March 30, 2018

I need a cinco de mayo kit. How do you spell that?

Teri L Frank
Teri L Frank

March 30, 2018

Love the idea of making a background with the smaller images! What a fun looking kit.

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

March 30, 2018

What a fun card! A great way to show off all these fun images.

Debby K Prutzman
Debby K Prutzman

March 30, 2018

May’s own stamped backgrounds are just awesome. Love the succulents and peppers in the stamps.

Janet D.
Janet D.

March 30, 2018

OH I love this background, awesome card!

Stephanie Z
Stephanie Z

March 30, 2018

What a wonderful selection of different stamps that you used to make the background :)

KAREN J. CHESTER
KAREN J. CHESTER

March 30, 2018

This is the cutest birthday card. we live in Las Vegas, so we have the beautiful cactus all year long. and no party is complete without music and cake. Love it. Can’t wait for my kit.

littlen
littlen

March 30, 2018

Very colorful. Ole!

Heather George
Heather George

March 30, 2018

What happens if you win the free kit, but you have the subscription?

Rae H.
Rae H.

March 30, 2018

Appears this kit will be a ‘fiesta’ in itself for any crafter! Loving the Southwestern flair. Loving the ‘fiestabilities’!!!

Teresa
Teresa

March 30, 2018

So excited to see the rest of the collection! Always a pleasure to see how creative your design team is.

Karren Robinson
Karren Robinson

March 30, 2018

I’d like to win this kit for my daughter

Lonnie Mathys
Lonnie Mathys

March 30, 2018

Reminds me of a vacation. I’m anxious to see the whole kit.

Shannon
Shannon

March 30, 2018

Fabulous! Love the background!

Donna Hatfield
Donna Hatfield

March 30, 2018

Such festive images!

connie
connie

March 30, 2018

love the colors and busy of this card. this is going to be an interesting kit!

Christi Conley
Christi Conley

March 30, 2018

I adore those cute little hot peppers – my mind is whirling with possibilities!!

Mary ann
Mary ann

March 30, 2018

Birthday kit are my fav.

Liz
Liz

March 30, 2018

Love all those little stamps to build a fun background! This kit is going to be so much fun!

Margaret
Margaret

March 30, 2018

What a cute card! The southwest-inspired stamps are fun!

Marie
Marie

March 30, 2018

Oh so sweet to be used for my many friends in Mexico!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

March 30, 2018

Such a fun card! It looks like such a fun kit – can’t wait to see it all!

Kathy Thompson
Kathy Thompson

March 30, 2018

So festive, especially living in AZ.

Michael Rutledge
Michael Rutledge

March 30, 2018

Having lived in the Southwest, I like the idea of having some elements to add to my cards that reflect my life. Great job!

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

March 30, 2018

Wow this new kit looks like it will be really fun to play with !

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

March 30, 2018

wow the background on this card is so beautifully colored:)

Betty
Betty

March 30, 2018

I love the stamp set with the colorful images!

Linda
Linda

March 30, 2018

That is soooo cute

Tami
Tami

March 30, 2018

This would be such a great cinco de mayo card!! I’m loving the ‘fiesta’ theme!!

Karen R
Karen R

March 30, 2018

This will be PERFECT for Cinco de Mayo cards!

Laurel G
Laurel G

March 30, 2018

Such a festive and fun card

Dee Fisher
Dee Fisher

March 30, 2018

That is a wonderful background. Love all the stamps in this collection.

Althea Robles
Althea Robles

March 30, 2018

What an awesome kit! I love your card it’s so colorful!

Jen
Jen

March 30, 2018

I love this card. Being from AZ can’t believe I don’t have any cactus, chili pepper, etc stamps. I’ve been meaning to get some. Very excited to see the rest of the kit.

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

March 30, 2018

Cute way….although labor intensive….to use stamps for a background. Looking forward to seeing more.

YVONNE MORENTIN
YVONNE MORENTIN

March 30, 2018

love it, this is so festive

Donna Vallee
Donna Vallee

March 30, 2018

Super cute card! Great theme.

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

March 30, 2018

Love this background! It is so cute!

Robin Cutrell
Robin Cutrell

March 30, 2018

What a versatile kit! I’m picturing southwestern themes…

Lillian T
Lillian T

March 30, 2018

This background is SO GOOD! Love it!

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

March 30, 2018

Love how you used so many of the stamps for your background!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

March 30, 2018

This looks like a great kit. Living in the Southwest, it would be perfect for me!

Lagene
Lagene

March 30, 2018

Awesome “FESTIVE” background!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

March 30, 2018

OH my goodness, this is so much fun! Love it!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 30, 2018

What a lovely card!! I guessed it should be May’s work on the first look! This is my fav technique of hers :)

Sheryl Kramer
Sheryl Kramer

March 30, 2018

Love the fiesta theme of this kit! So excited for the big reveal on Monday!

Janet
Janet

March 30, 2018

Beautiful colors! Fun card!

Naama E
Naama E

March 30, 2018

Such an adorable card! Thanks for the inspiration May, it’s as beautiful as always ❤
I love the images in this kit, the cacti and desert florals are so great and can be used in so many ways – can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

Luci Manos
Luci Manos

March 30, 2018

Super cute card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Kleinschmit
Amy Kleinschmit

March 30, 2018

I love the font of Happy Birthday!

Leigh G
Leigh G

March 30, 2018

This will be great for birthdays, invites, and tags!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 30, 2018

I think I am going to love this kit!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

March 30, 2018

I think I am going to love this kit!

Brooke
Brooke

March 30, 2018

I will do something similar for a vacation invite

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

March 30, 2018

I love the font on the sentiment! Definately excited for this one, I don’t have any cactus stamps. Totes adorbs!

Melanie Jerome
Melanie Jerome

March 30, 2018

This set will be so fun to color in bright bold colors

BeverlyBL
BeverlyBL

March 30, 2018

Cute bunch of happy, little stamps.

Bonnie
Bonnie

March 30, 2018

Love all the cacti.

Sarah T.
Sarah T.

March 30, 2018

This is going to be such a fun kit.

Cindi Hall
Cindi Hall

March 30, 2018

I can’t wait for this new release-loving the Mexican theme and the little cactuses!

Janet
Janet

March 30, 2018

Really fun card!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

March 30, 2018

Such a cute, happy card. Thanks so much for sharing…

Felicia C
Felicia C

March 30, 2018

Very fun background! I like the ideas.

Ruth
Ruth

March 30, 2018

colorful card

Marianne
Marianne

March 30, 2018

Amazing card and fun images!

Gretchen N
Gretchen N

March 30, 2018

What a fun and festive card! I love the playful background!

Katie
Katie

March 30, 2018

That background is so fun!

Tara
Tara

March 30, 2018

Beautiful card Love all the colorful images

Susan King
Susan King

March 30, 2018

How adorable and what an awesome hot pepper. I can see how many uses it can be used for in other application. "Your the red Hot Pepper of my life! May I love the way you used all the stamps to make a statement!

CherriB
CherriB

March 30, 2018

What a festive card! Can’t wait to see the whole kit – already have tons of ideas from what I’ve seen so far!

Lauren Gerber
Lauren Gerber

March 30, 2018

Love this! Thanks for all the awesome inspiration!

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

March 30, 2018

I love the variety of images – lots of possibilities!

Rinda K.
Rinda K.

March 30, 2018

This is such a fun and colorful card. You always create awesome stamped backgrounds, May! :)

Mateja P
Mateja P

March 30, 2018

Such a fun card! This looks like another amazing stamp set :)

Nan L.
Nan L.

March 30, 2018

I love the background you made! It looks so fun and festive! Thanks for sharing your colorful Birthday card with us! I can’t wait for the kit!

Cindy robinson
Cindy robinson

March 30, 2018

What a festive card and so colorful!

Genevieve Denis
Genevieve Denis

March 30, 2018

So festive! I absolutely love it!

Denise
Denise

March 30, 2018

The kit looks like summer!

Nancy Fleming
Nancy Fleming

March 30, 2018

Another fabulous card! Monday can’t come soon enough.

Carol Tidrow
Carol Tidrow

March 30, 2018

I love this card and can’t wait to see the kit.

Meagan W.
Meagan W.

March 29, 2018

These are such fun images! Very excited to see the full reveal of the kit on Monday.

Heather DePasquale
Heather DePasquale

March 29, 2018

Very festive! Love the color combo. The dots really add more interest. Can’t wait to see this kit! Thanks to everyone at HA!

Leslie Gladney
Leslie Gladney

March 29, 2018

One of my besties is in love with the southwest, and we love to trade cards, this would be so fun for her!

Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson

March 29, 2018

Great card! I love the theme and how you colored all the images! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Straw
Kathy Straw

March 29, 2018

Love the images. Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Ginalou
Ginalou

March 29, 2018

Wow! Such cute images.