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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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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.