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February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

by May Park February 04, 2018 171 Comments

We are back with one more look at the February My Monthly Hero release! The kit and add-ons will be available on Monday, February 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join May, who is sharing another look at this fabulous kit...

It's May here with another inspiration for you using the February My Monthly Hero Kit. For today's project, I used one of my favorite techniques which is the stamped background.  

I started by stamping a few different types of bird images from the stamp set included in the main kit on an A2 size white card base. Then I filled in the gaps using small images. 

FYI, here is the list of ink colors I used for my stamping: Stone Wash, Lime Green, Soft Apricot, Wet Cement

After my stamping is done, I added some dots using the fine tip of my alcohol markers to add some interest to the stamped background. Next, I drew four black lines along the edges of the card front to form a rectangle frame. 

For my sentiment, I die cut "YOU" out of black cardstock using the Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts and adhered the die-cut letters on the card front using black foam tape. Then I white embossed the sentiment from the Come Fly With Me add-on stamp set which will be released tomorrow morning. 

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 of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, February 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

That's all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy crafting! 

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Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

February 06, 2018

Wonderful use of the stamps and love how you created the bold frame and sentiment.

Deirdre Murray
Deirdre Murray

February 06, 2018

Such a pretty background and I love the colours!

Lorraine
Lorraine

February 05, 2018

May signature, wonderful use of dots, the colours are fabulous as well.

Viktoriya
Viktoriya

February 05, 2018

Love these brigt birds!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

February 05, 2018

Love the background with the tiny dots.

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

February 05, 2018

Beautiful card!

Marta
Marta

February 05, 2018

Gorgeous!! A lovely kit!!!

Debbie B
Debbie B

February 05, 2018

Love your sweet card. I’ll have to give using stamps to make patterned paper a try!

Tess Redel
Tess Redel

February 05, 2018

I love this colorful card. Stunning!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

February 05, 2018

Pretty card. I love how you made the background. Thanks for sharing…

Helene
Helene

February 05, 2018

très intéressant , de plus en plus impatiente de voir enfin ce kit.

Veronica Griffin
Veronica Griffin

February 05, 2018

So cute!!!

Mitzi
Mitzi

February 05, 2018

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

Niralee Yeisley
Niralee Yeisley

February 05, 2018

Very pretty colors

ljhart
ljhart

February 05, 2018

Love the background paper and the colors you chose. The birds are great.

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

February 05, 2018

Well you definitely have peaked my interest with these peeks. I am wondering what is actually in the kit

Naciu Octavia
Naciu Octavia

February 05, 2018

Welcome spring.

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

February 05, 2018

Love those colorful birds. I can’t wait to see this kit! I like using birds on cards for encouragement and comfort. I would love to have this kit.

Terri Fain
Terri Fain

February 05, 2018

This card is fabulous! I love the color choice.

kim benjamin
kim benjamin

February 05, 2018

Great ideas love them

Mateja P
Mateja P

February 05, 2018

Such a great colour combination. Love it :)

Samantha C
Samantha C

February 05, 2018

Beautiful card!

Sharon Young
Sharon Young

February 05, 2018

Cheerful spring card, hear the birdsong. Can’t wait to make and send cheer with this kit.

Kathleen Prince
Kathleen Prince

February 05, 2018

I love making backgrounds this way. These stamps make a pretty background. Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

February 05, 2018

Cute card, excited for tomorrow’s release!

Jinny
Jinny

February 05, 2018

Cute card. Love all the lovely colors. Hugs, Jinny

jane
jane

February 04, 2018

love the birds!

Karen L K
Karen L K

February 04, 2018

Such fun with the pretty color combination and lot’s of different bird images!

Janis B
Janis B

February 04, 2018

I like this technique. TFS.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

February 04, 2018

Cute design.

betty chen
betty chen

February 04, 2018

love your work , may! so much fun!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

February 04, 2018

Wow!!! What a lovely card!!!

Crystal
Crystal

February 04, 2018

Such a great card with beautiful colors! Good idea to add dots to the background with Copics, too. Can’t wait to see the kit tomorrow… :-)

Kellie
Kellie

February 04, 2018

Blue and green should always be seen together. This card proves it.

Barbara woodard
Barbara woodard

February 04, 2018

These birds are so cute. Lovely card and release!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

February 04, 2018

Beautiful card! Love your pretty color combo!

Brianna
Brianna

February 04, 2018

Perfect timing – last night I was watching videos about single layer cards / stamping the entire surface with stamps. These birds are perfect for that!! Love it!

Bessie
Bessie

February 04, 2018

I love the bird background. I can’t wait to get my kit!

Robyn W
Robyn W

February 04, 2018

This is such a fun, colorful card!

Tanja Souter
Tanja Souter

February 04, 2018

lovely bright modern card.

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

February 04, 2018

What a great background! The colors are great and the balance between birds and flowers are perfect.

Debbie Rumpza
Debbie Rumpza

February 04, 2018

What a pretty card, May!

Kate B
Kate B

February 04, 2018

I love your background – pretty colors and those dots really do add interest to it!

Jenifer Hill
Jenifer Hill

February 04, 2018

I have set my alarm for Zero Hour! I don’t want to miss this kit by a second!

Thalia Waldvogel
Thalia Waldvogel

February 04, 2018

I love hoe the background was made using stamps!

Monika Shukla
Monika Shukla

February 04, 2018

Awesome card!! Love these colors and the creation so much!! Thanks so much for such a lovely giveaway
I really love to win it!!

Hugs
Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

Joelle
Joelle

February 04, 2018

The black border ties everything together! Great idea!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

February 04, 2018

The moment I saw the card, I remembered May’s way of stamping and indeed, it is her card!! :D Love this work of hers always!! :)

Lauren
Lauren

February 04, 2018

I am so excited for this kit! Those birds are to die for!

Lori Poffenroth
Lori Poffenroth

February 04, 2018

I love your colour choices!

Heather DePasquale
Heather DePasquale

February 04, 2018

Love your colorful background. Can’t wait to see the whole kit. Thanks HA.

Sally ann
Sally ann

February 04, 2018

Super cute card! Love how the dots really add to the background….great idea! And the colors, birds and sentiment are lovely!

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

February 04, 2018

So many pretty images in this kit. Should make some lovely cards

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

February 04, 2018

Wonderful stamped background.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

February 04, 2018

i love what the dots does for the background. now i am going to have to get out my ink swatches and match them up with my alcohol markers!

FD91354
FD91354

February 04, 2018

Oh, I totally love this look! Great idea just drawing your rectangle!

Jeanae Odom
Jeanae Odom

February 04, 2018

How pretty! I’m looking forward to tomorrow and the full reveal!

geri S.
geri S.

February 04, 2018

Love the CAS look!

Jodi Warren
Jodi Warren

February 04, 2018

Lovely background colors. Love the sentiment as well. Beautiful!

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

February 04, 2018

Today’s card is so bright and cheerful. I love it!

Brooke Shull
Brooke Shull

February 04, 2018

This reminds me of my grandmother. I love it. Birds bring up so many wonderful memories.

Annalisa
Annalisa

February 04, 2018

This is a beautiful use of the silhouettes. I love them in those different colors; not a combination I would have thought of on my own, but it totally works! I also like how you created that frame. That brings everything together really nicely.

Joyce
Joyce

February 04, 2018

Yippee, release day tomorrow!

darlene
darlene

February 04, 2018

Looking forward to tomorrows reveal

Bonnie Darroch-Dean
Bonnie Darroch-Dean

February 04, 2018

Love everything about this springy feeling card! The colors, the techniques, the stamps and all of your creative ideas.

dani
dani

February 04, 2018

another great color combo!

KarenAnn
KarenAnn

February 04, 2018

Love this combination of ink colors and images. Very cheery!

Donna Ligon
Donna Ligon

February 04, 2018

I love the bird images and the colors that you used. Very pretty.

Robin P
Robin P

February 04, 2018

Great stamped background. Love the color color combination.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

February 04, 2018

This is so sweet.

Michele Hogarth
Michele Hogarth

February 04, 2018

Love the frame you created around your background. Thanks so much for sharing.

Phi
Phi

February 04, 2018

Great card. Beautiful colours.

Shannon
Shannon

February 04, 2018

Great background!

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

February 04, 2018

Love the background and statement!

Barbara Nies
Barbara Nies

February 04, 2018

Cute card and delightful images.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

February 04, 2018

Lovely card!! Love the thin black penned frame idea. It adds interest but allows your beautiful background to be in the spotlight. Fabulous idea!!

Penny Walker
Penny Walker

February 04, 2018

Great card love all the bird images with the butterflies and flowers. Love the bold look of the black YOU with the softer colors of the background.

Celeste
Celeste

February 04, 2018

Lovely card!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

February 04, 2018

I love how you do your background stamping – such beautiful colours and lovely balance between all the images!

Ginny Womack
Ginny Womack

February 04, 2018

What an interesting card. You have so many ideas for this stamp set. Thank you.

Aash B
Aash B

February 04, 2018

Lovely colors! Can’t wait to see the release tomorrow.

Betty
Betty

February 04, 2018

you are so talented in making a background with all those little images – wonderful card, May!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

February 04, 2018

So pretty! Love everything about this card!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

February 04, 2018

Beautiful card, May! This kit looks like a dream
come true for a birdie lover like me.

Roberta
Roberta

February 04, 2018

Love the colors!

Memoriesbymanda
Memoriesbymanda

February 04, 2018

Love the pretty bird background. This kit looks so pretty.

Eva N
Eva N

February 04, 2018

It will be fun to create projects with the different birds in this kit! And, I’m so happy to see another sneak peek that uses mostly the main kit. Thanks

F. Andre
F. Andre

February 04, 2018

Custom background are such a fabulous technique. The black border finishes the card off perfectly. Thanks for the inspiration.

Elizabeth Motyka
Elizabeth Motyka

February 04, 2018

Wow what a fun background the black frame really finished the card nicely.

Laura Staley
Laura Staley

February 04, 2018

Love the idea of using stamps to make a background. I also like the way you made the frame!

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

February 04, 2018

What a lovely, bright, and cheery card!
Thank you for the inspiration May!

Tracey Magner
Tracey Magner

February 04, 2018

What a beautiful and colorful card, I also love the color combos you used. Thank You.

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

February 04, 2018

Lovely background created using the new set.

Susan Manning
Susan Manning

February 04, 2018

The colors are great and I love the little birds. I can’t wait until tomorrow!

Ma. Karla Ligaya Castro
Ma. Karla Ligaya Castro

February 04, 2018

Nothing beats making your own background out of the available stamps in a kit. Just a truly excellent and versatile technique!

Marlee S.
Marlee S.

February 04, 2018

Wonderful card! Love the stamped background.

Judy
Judy

February 04, 2018

I love May’s signature style using stamps to make a background and the color choices are beautiful!

Michelle Montemurro
Michelle Montemurro

February 04, 2018

livrvthe bird background.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

February 04, 2018

What a happy and colorful card, makes me think of spring!

Barbara G
Barbara G

February 04, 2018

Love the idea of making the background!