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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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Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

March 29, 2018

This is such a cute card!

Dianne Kozil
Dianne Kozil

March 29, 2018

Looks like we have a Fiesta theme. Let’s get ready to party!
Dianne K.

ashley
ashley

March 29, 2018

this is just the kind of kit i was wanting. now some critters and i’ll be in heaven!

Della
Della

March 29, 2018

I see Cinco de Mayo party invites in my future.

Barbara Woodard
Barbara Woodard

March 29, 2018

A fun new birthday set and a really cute card!

Teresa Redmond-Ott
Teresa Redmond-Ott

March 29, 2018

Silly me! I’ve been scrolling the Hero Arts website and May’s blog looking for the stamp set posted here…If only I was patient enough to have read the intro! Very much looking forward to this April ’18 card kit!!! YAY _

Michele W
Michele W

March 29, 2018

What a festive and colorful card! The May kit looks like it will be a lot of fun!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

March 29, 2018

Bright and cheerful birthday card. This kit looks amazing!

Monica Maier
Monica Maier

March 29, 2018

Love this southwest themed birthday card! Man I need to visit my home state soon. Can’t wait to see the rest!

Fanny Cantero
Fanny Cantero

March 29, 2018

What a bright card! Love all the cacti stamps we are able to get a sneak peak of in your card!

Cecilia Mohney
Cecilia Mohney

March 29, 2018

What a fun card! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

dani
dani

March 29, 2018

Love the font on the birthday stamp!!

Susan Nichols
Susan Nichols

March 29, 2018

Cute card!

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

March 29, 2018

Love the background you created. So colorful! Hero Arts does such a great job creating stamps that always seem to be the perfect sizes!

Effie
Effie

March 29, 2018

Love everything about this card. The stamps are just delightful!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

March 29, 2018

I love the whole fiesta look of this birthday card.

Jayne
Jayne

March 29, 2018

Fiesta time! Love it!

Jayne
Jayne

March 29, 2018

Fiesta time! Love it!

Nancy Dempsey
Nancy Dempsey

March 29, 2018

"Fun"tastic background! I love it!

Nancy
Nancy

March 29, 2018

love the background on this card!

Katherine
Katherine

March 29, 2018

So cute! Can’t wait to see more.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

March 29, 2018

Party on with the wonderful fiesta party stamping & coloring.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

March 29, 2018

Love that darling FIESTive background!!

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

March 29, 2018

I totally love this card. You make the best backgrounds, May!

Kristin McCann
Kristin McCann

March 29, 2018

Love love love the background!! Great idea and a super cute card!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

March 29, 2018

Love the background on this card it’s so colorful and full of fun !!! Love the new kit !

Candy
Candy

March 29, 2018

Love the first sneak peek!

Derrica Brown
Derrica Brown

March 29, 2018

As soon as I saw the picture, I knew May created it!!!! Lovely as always.

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

March 29, 2018

Love this happy, colorful card!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

March 29, 2018

The background stamping
is darling and great coloring!
Carla from Utah

Barbara  Lambe
Barbara Lambe

March 29, 2018

I can not wait for Monday. This is going to be a great kit.

Kitomi
Kitomi

March 29, 2018

So many fun images!

Leslie pierson
Leslie pierson

March 29, 2018

Such a colorful fun card.

Christine Hicks
Christine Hicks

March 29, 2018

Awesome. Love it!

Susan Bennett
Susan Bennett

March 29, 2018

Very cute!! I can’t wait for the kit

Paula Haller
Paula Haller

March 29, 2018

So fun and festive! Love!!

Cha Lion
Cha Lion

March 29, 2018

Beautiful card! Can’t wait to see the kit and add-ons!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

March 29, 2018

What a bright, happy card! Love the colors and May’s signature dotty background is so wonderful in green. I can’t wait to receive my kit!

Arlaeeh
Arlaeeh

March 29, 2018

Loving the desert plants, love how a dark and light color was blended to give more details to the plants.

Wanda
Wanda

March 29, 2018

love this so much

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

March 29, 2018

Absolutely beautiful card! LOVE, love, love it! Such a happy vibe! Can’t wait to see more of this kit!

susan mannas
susan mannas

March 29, 2018

This card is so cute!!

MelissaF
MelissaF

March 29, 2018

Wow, LOVE your amazing coloring on your beautiful card! It makes me smile! I love the background dots in the 2 green colors and the white on the images really makes your coloring pop!

Lynn O'Sullivan
Lynn O'Sullivan

March 29, 2018

Love the cactus and peppers. I live in an area with lots of Mexican restaurants. Grocery stores have many choices of colorful peppers. Love the Southwestern look to this set. Refreshing. I see desert colors in the sky with cactus and succulents.

Marta
Marta

March 29, 2018

That’s one very spicy card! Gorgeous!

Marta
Marta

March 29, 2018

That’s one very spicy card! Gorgeous!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

March 29, 2018

May, this is a super fun card! Makes me think of Good Times, exactly what anyone with a birthday deserves to have!

Lynn
Lynn

March 29, 2018

Super cute. I really enjoy making my own designer paper, too.

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

March 29, 2018

Love this card.

Nelissa Winters
Nelissa Winters

March 29, 2018

Great card, so festive.

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

March 29, 2018

Colorful card!

Dayle Shimamura
Dayle Shimamura

March 29, 2018

Such a fun card! I love the whimsical cacti!

Eva N
Eva N

March 29, 2018

This is such a lively card. It is fun to see the new kit stamp images, and I think they will be suited for all kinds of Southwestern theme cards.

Rebecca
Rebecca

March 29, 2018

This is amazing can’t wait for this months kit!

Golda
Golda

March 29, 2018

Oh, how fun! I’m thinking I’m going to love this kit!

Ana A
Ana A

March 29, 2018

Southwestern themed card kit!!! I love it! Amazing background, love the colors :)

Jody Bauer
Jody Bauer

March 29, 2018

Looking forward to this coming out.

joyce willy
joyce willy

March 29, 2018

I have relatives in the Southwest, and this kit will be perfect!

Tracy Ercole
Tracy Ercole

March 29, 2018

Great card, love all the colour.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

March 29, 2018

Oh what fun card!

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

March 29, 2018

Great coloring love the background.

Betty Valento
Betty Valento

March 29, 2018

Another gorgeous creation! I’m liking what I’m seeing!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

March 29, 2018

Fun and festive birthday card! These stamps are really cute.

suwright
suwright

March 29, 2018

Love the combination with the cacti—-great coloring job.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

March 29, 2018

Love the fiesta feel of the card.
Let’s party.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lindar C
Lindar C

March 29, 2018

Definitely Southwestern feel to this release. Being from New Mexico, I really like what I’m seeing so far.

Josmary
Josmary

March 29, 2018

Love love love.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 29, 2018

What a beautiful card! Absolutely gorgeous products!

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

March 29, 2018

Very fun and festive birthday card with the addition of the cacti and hot peppers!

Celeste C
Celeste C

March 29, 2018

This looks like a fun festive kit!!

Julia D.
Julia D.

March 29, 2018

Love this festive card! The green dots really add a bit of fun and whimsy, like confetti. Can’t wait to see the whole kit because it looks pretty fantastic so far. Thank you for the chance to win!

FD91354
FD91354

March 29, 2018

Lovely card. Love all those beautiful images. Great idea with the dots too.

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

March 29, 2018

What a super card! My birthday is coming up soon and I’d be thrilled to get one like this!

Kati Caprara
Kati Caprara

March 29, 2018

Oh May! I just love that fun, colorful stamped background!! You are the master of stamped backgrounds!! This looks like such a fun kit!! I can’t wait to see it all!!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 29, 2018

I always love to see May’s backgrounds and the colors she uses to create such fun cards! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Chris
Chris

March 29, 2018

Love all the color!

Retta Lutte
Retta Lutte

March 29, 2018

I love to make backgrounds, too. This one is adorable!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

March 29, 2018

It is so colorful and cheerful
Love the card
I cant wait for more hints!

Michelle W.
Michelle W.

March 29, 2018

I love your stamped background!!

candy Hazzard
candy Hazzard

March 29, 2018

Love your background, so fun and colourful.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

March 29, 2018

Very festive card. Love the dots. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kim Hund
Kim Hund

March 29, 2018

Pretty card May. Love what you did with the background and love the dots. They sure fill in the areas nicely. Looks like a party to me :)

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

March 29, 2018

It’s fiesta time! Looking forward to seeing more.

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

March 29, 2018

I love the Southwest theme. So cute!

TERRI
TERRI

March 29, 2018

What a nice idea using the stamps as a background. I think I would have to get better at coloring to pull off this great look. Looking forward to this kit!

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

March 29, 2018

Hey, I love that birthday cake among the cacti and hot peppers! Can’t wait to see all these cute stamps. Although this is a flat card, it is very eye-catching.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

March 29, 2018

That looks great! What fun colors and images!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

March 29, 2018

What a fun card. Makes me want to party !

elaine
elaine

March 29, 2018

WOW I am impressed with your stamped background. It looks like fun—I’m going to try it with the new kit. thanks for sharing.

Hilit
Hilit

March 29, 2018

I love your card, May!

Helen
Helen

March 29, 2018

This is gorgeous. Love the images and the colouring!!

Chesney
Chesney

March 29, 2018

Your stamped backgrounds are so much fun! The colors in this card definitely scream “Fiesta”!

Vered
Vered

March 29, 2018

Your cards are soo beautiful

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

March 29, 2018

Lovely card!!!

Teri L Frank
Teri L Frank

March 29, 2018

This looks like a fun kit! Love the variety of the images so far.

Lynda
Lynda

March 29, 2018

Great idea-love to use my little stamps to create backgrounds.

K. Eley
K. Eley

March 29, 2018

Fun details!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 29, 2018

Oh my what a fun and happy card!

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

March 29, 2018

Wow!! Such a festive card, I love it!!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

March 29, 2018

Great card thank you for sharing your inspiration.