Subscribe to our My Monthly Hero Kit by 11:59PM on the 28th of January and receive our 2022 Catalog FREE!
January MMH Now Shipping! See Details

Categories

February My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

Feb 04, 2018 May Park

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! 

SaveSave

171 Responses

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!

Tommie Miller

Tommie Miller

February 04, 2018

Beautiful!

Cristina Wu

Cristina Wu

February 04, 2018

I love your stamped backgrounds, May. I have seen them in different occasions and you always put them all together beautifully. It is nice when the stamp kit provides a variety of stamps to use this technique. I can’t wait to see the entire kit.

MarjR

MarjR

February 04, 2018

Love the birds. Wonderful card!

GKA

GKA

February 04, 2018

I love the way you arranged all the stamps.

Helen Potter

Helen Potter

February 04, 2018

I love this card. Fantastic use of images and colour!

Susan Nichols

Susan Nichols

February 04, 2018

Cute!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

February 04, 2018

wonderful card… the background is amazing!

Lindar C

Lindar C

February 04, 2018

Oh, this has a folk art kind of feel to me, very nice!

Kathryn Ingram

Kathryn Ingram

February 04, 2018

Beautiful background! Looking forward to seeing the kit and add ons!!

Cindy Hanson

Cindy Hanson

February 04, 2018

So pretty and creative!

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

February 04, 2018

Love the glorious background! A fab card – this kit looks amazing! xxx

Patti Henschen

Patti Henschen

February 04, 2018

Who needs to buy patterned paper when you can make your own??

Raven Magill

Raven Magill

February 04, 2018

I love background/pattern stamping. And these colors are so much fun.

Natalie Dominguez

Natalie Dominguez

February 04, 2018

Love the colors you used. So pretty!

Beverly U

Beverly U

February 04, 2018

Love your stamped background! So many perfectly spaced dots!!! Very pretty and love the pop of black!

Flo

Flo

February 04, 2018

Great background and the sentiment is really fun.

Wronda

Wronda

February 04, 2018

Great background!

Nancy Sue

Nancy Sue

February 04, 2018

I also love making my own background on cards using my stamps. This one card is so colorful, like it.

Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett

February 04, 2018

I love it!!! Very beautiful!!

Sarah T.

Sarah T.

February 04, 2018

Lovely blend of colours.

Karen M

Karen M

February 04, 2018

What a great grouping of birds in the set. Can’t wait!

Naama E

Naama E

February 04, 2018

Soooooooo pretty!!! Love it! The colors are so lovely and the dots really go well with these sweet birds. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring May! xx

Cindy

Cindy

February 04, 2018

So cute!!

Juana Vega

Juana Vega

February 04, 2018

This looks so much like spring. A card that makes me smile.

Liz mca

Liz mca

February 04, 2018

I love mays beautiful backgrounds!

Roslyn

Roslyn

February 04, 2018

I love how you did the background!

Susan THOMPSON

Susan THOMPSON

February 04, 2018

I just love this card, all the colors, the birds, the black lines just come together in the best way.

Chrissy E

Chrissy E

February 04, 2018

Stamped backgrounds like these are so fun! May, you did a beautiful job combining these unexpected colors. Thank you so much for sharing the inspiration!

Mercedes

Mercedes

February 04, 2018

This card is absolutely adorable.

Roxanne

Roxanne

February 04, 2018

What a cute colorful card.

Kailash

Kailash

February 04, 2018

Such a cool background with the bird image, love the colors too!

K. Eley

K. Eley

February 04, 2018

Great background!

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

February 04, 2018

Imalways admire the patience odmsomeone whomcreates a card using stamps multiple times!

Valeria T

Valeria T

February 04, 2018

May this is such wonderful and cheerful card. love your design. feels like spring ♥ love it

Julia Piccard-Naughton

Julia Piccard-Naughton

February 04, 2018

I love the variety of cards this kit seems to have!

Gretchen N

Gretchen N

February 04, 2018

What a great card! I love the multicolored stamped background! What a great idea! I can’t wait to play with this kit, it is going to be great!

Leslie Pierson

Leslie Pierson

February 04, 2018

I can’t wait to see the entire collection. This card is just beautiful. love the use of the stamps to fill the entire card. great use of soft spring colors!

Susan THOMPSON

Susan THOMPSON

February 04, 2018

So bright and colorful…Spring IS coming!

Sherri

Sherri

February 04, 2018

Lovely card! So much beautiful detail in that background.

Jackie

Jackie

February 04, 2018

I like your color combination, especially loving the the apricot ink. Lovely card, which, with different sentiments, would work for lots of different uses. thanks.

Kendra

Kendra

February 04, 2018

This is a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

DUMONTIER Marjorie

DUMONTIER Marjorie

February 04, 2018

May’s card is just fantastic, very joyful with this explosion of colors !!

Swhite

Swhite

February 04, 2018

Love how you made a beautiful background!

Flip

Flip

February 04, 2018

I love the spring colors of this card, and I like the technique of making your own background. Can’t wait to try it!

Carol T

Carol T

February 04, 2018

Love the background and color choice!

Golda

Golda

February 04, 2018

Wow! What a lot of stamping, but it turned into a beautiful background.

Jade B.

Jade B.

February 04, 2018

This may be my fave.

Hannah

Hannah

February 04, 2018

Makes me think of Spring, lovely card.

Melinda Stearns

Melinda Stearns

February 04, 2018

Beautiful card! This kit looks very versatile.

Leigh Madison

Leigh Madison

February 04, 2018

Live the background that was created! Can’t wait to see the add ons!

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

February 04, 2018

Fun card May! Definitely your style. Thanks for sharing!!

Brenda

Brenda

February 04, 2018

I really love all the bird images in this month’s kit – can’t wait to see the full release!

Melissa Watson

Melissa Watson

February 04, 2018

Stunning card, thanks for sharing!

Tricia Sutton

Tricia Sutton

February 04, 2018

I’m so excited for this kit! This is a beautiful card and the color choices are amazing.

Christina Dauven

Christina Dauven

February 04, 2018

I always love when I see something I want in the peeks and they are mentioned to be in the kit that I have a subscription for so I don’t have to buy them later. So glad to be owner of all these lovely little birds.

Debi Walton

Debi Walton

February 04, 2018

Very Springlike and colorful. Like the delicate little frame.

Barbara  Howell

Barbara Howell

February 04, 2018

Your stamped bird background is fabulous. I love the bright cheerful colors.

Joy J.

Joy J.

February 04, 2018

Beautiful colors and arrangement of the birds!

Danielle Dietz

Danielle Dietz

February 04, 2018

Love all the colors!

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

February 04, 2018

Fabulous card! I love the colour combination!

Denise Gutshall

Denise Gutshall

February 04, 2018

May, you always create the most gorgeous backgrounds from stamps and this one is no exception! Love the color combinations — it makes a bright and cheerful card! Thanks for sharing!

Megan Fehr

Megan Fehr

February 04, 2018

that background is amazing! I love the colors and the simplicity of it!

Beverley Hollis

Beverley Hollis

February 04, 2018

As always, a another lovely card! That’s a great idea to create a frame using a black pen.

Gøril Skaflem

Gøril Skaflem

February 04, 2018

The birds are so cute! I would love to win that kit!!

Janet

Janet

February 04, 2018

Great colors! I love the black frame, nice finishing touch!

Becky Green

Becky Green

February 04, 2018

May, this is BEAUTIFUL with all of the different birds from this set! Birds have a way of stealing our hearts, don’t they? No matter what type really if you LOVE birds! ;) I ALSO LOVE how you made this your own with doing a lot of work, by hand, the dots & the lines! An artistic touch! ;) SUPER JOB!!!! ;)

Toni

Toni

February 04, 2018

A very sunny and happy card.

Lisa A creations

Lisa A creations

February 04, 2018

Cute card! Beautiful colors.

Kim Hund

Kim Hund

February 04, 2018

Very cheerful card. Love it.

Linda Roberson

Linda Roberson

February 04, 2018

May I just love the soft colors and the thin black lines that form the frame make the whole card “POP”. I am so excited to see the kit and add- ons .

Candi

Candi

February 04, 2018

These are great birds. Makes a very cheery card.

My Cart (0)

Shipping & taxes calculated at checkout

Subtotal

$0.00