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September My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #7 + Giveaway!

September 04, 2017 345 Comments

Hello, we are back with another Countdown to Creativity post before launching our September My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons on Tuesday, September 5th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be giving away one kit tomorrow morning, before the kit launches, so be sure to comment on every Countdown post! Now, join Yana as she shares a simple stamped background card created with an optional, add-on stamp.

I adore creating my own backgrounds using small individual stamps so to create a background for this card I used little leaf and branch images from the CM203 Color Layering Thanksgiving set, which is an add-on set for this month's kit.

Thanks For Being You Card by Yana Smakula for Hero ArtsI mounted all 3 images onto a clear block at once and used Cup O' Joe ink color for my stamping. I stamped images repeatedly rotating the block every time I made an impression to make this pattern appear random. Next, I added Pumpkin Pie stamped berries (I used tiny circle images from my older Hero sets). 

Thanks For Being You Card by Yana Smakula for Hero ArtsNext, I stamped "Thanks" using the same Pumpkin Pie and Cup O' Joe colors, foam mounted the stamped panel onto the card and added white heat embossed "For Being You" on top. 

Thanks For Being You Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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 tomorrow morning, September 5th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the kit reveal!

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raquel zenteno
raquel zenteno

September 13, 2017

I like the 3d effect in the card

madgevt
madgevt

September 08, 2017

I just love autumn or fall or whatever you call this lovely time of year.

Pat
Pat

September 08, 2017

I love the font on the Thanksgiving stamps. They’re so different and I always like different from everyone else. A beautiful card was made with them. Appreciate your sharing it with us!

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

September 07, 2017

I had these Thanksgiving stamps in my cart then took them out……now I wish I had purchased them :(

Jeani Mundy
Jeani Mundy

September 06, 2017

I never get tired of the new ideas and kits presented! They are truely great!

Linda A.
Linda A.

September 06, 2017

This is a really cute idea and would love to have it to try. I always like coffee beans and anything coffee for a theme.

Elena
Elena

September 05, 2017

Great ideas and use of the stamps

Linda Miltzow
Linda Miltzow

September 05, 2017

Oh, Yana, you make me glad Fall is here! “Thanks for being you!” Your card ideas are wonderful!!

Betty K
Betty K

September 05, 2017

Would love to win this kit it would be my first ever and it has so many possibilies

Karen Murphy
Karen Murphy

September 05, 2017

Love the Thanks stamps and the clever background you created.

Jackie P.
Jackie P.

September 05, 2017

Wonderful card!! This is one awesome kit and I’m excited to get mine!!

Kimberly Ostgard
Kimberly Ostgard

September 05, 2017

Very nice card.
Thanks for sharing.
Have blessed day.
Kim

Auntie Biza
Auntie Biza

September 05, 2017

So Creative!

Joyce
Joyce

September 05, 2017

Excited about this month’s kit!

Martha H.
Martha H.

September 05, 2017

Gorgeous card! I love the pretty colors.

Gina
Gina

September 05, 2017

Such a lovely card! So excited to see the whole kit reveal!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

September 05, 2017

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing…

Marilee
Marilee

September 05, 2017

Beautiful! I love the message!

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 05, 2017

I really love this card and I’m so looking forward to making Thanksgiving cards.

mary ann
mary ann

September 05, 2017

can’t wait to see the kit!

Teri W
Teri W

September 05, 2017

This is lovely Yana

Michelle D
Michelle D

September 05, 2017

Beautiful card !

Gabriella B
Gabriella B

September 05, 2017

Looks like its fall, perfect colors

Jill Tapper
Jill Tapper

September 05, 2017

I love your background stamping. Can’t wait to get my new kit in the mail.

Maye M. L.
Maye M. L.

September 05, 2017

Autumn is almost here and this kit promises to be a favorite. Love the background, Yana. It is refreshing to see those small stamps loved. Cheers

Tina
Tina

September 04, 2017

Really like this card, so beautifully made.

Karen Beeks
Karen Beeks

September 04, 2017

So nice and warm.

Margery C
Margery C

September 04, 2017

Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy H
Kathy H

September 04, 2017

Love the background on this card Yana!

Pat from sd
Pat from sd

September 04, 2017

Lovely pretty card and loving all the fall colors.

Ann
Ann

September 04, 2017

So very pretty. Thank you for sharing your pretty card.

Krissie
Krissie

September 04, 2017

Such a gorgeous card. Love the background.

Patty
Patty

September 04, 2017

Beautiful fall card.

Kathy
Kathy

September 04, 2017

Cute! Simple but adorable! I like :)

Katherine Barnes
Katherine Barnes

September 04, 2017

What a pretty card! I love how you create your own patterned paper with small stamp images!

Tonya
Tonya

September 04, 2017

Love this card and the colours are stunning.

Samantha sloop
Samantha sloop

September 04, 2017

Love the warm colors! Gives me that fall feeling!

Karen Mills
Karen Mills

September 04, 2017

Very pretty Yana, love the colors of autumn.

Cori moses
Cori moses

September 04, 2017

I love the autumn colours and the background is just stunning…

Lauren
Lauren

September 04, 2017

Very pretty, as usual, Yana! Such beautiful fall colors!

Christina Dauven
Christina Dauven

September 04, 2017

This one is really cool thanks for sharing it.

Tammy W
Tammy W

September 04, 2017

Thank you for different ideas on how to use the stamps.

Leslie Birdsall
Leslie Birdsall

September 04, 2017

I love the idea of using smaller stamps to stamp your background! Nice card!

Adebbie Rumpza
Adebbie Rumpza

September 04, 2017

Fabulous fall card! I love the letter stamps!

Lisa
Lisa

September 04, 2017

What a great way to use the words! Will have to do that!

Shawn Wenrich
Shawn Wenrich

September 04, 2017

Beautiful work as always Yana, looking forward to the reveal!

Antoinette
Antoinette

September 04, 2017

I like the use of small stamps for the background. What a great idea. :)

Karen P
Karen P

September 04, 2017

Love the very fall card!

Franki
Franki

September 04, 2017

Great Card. Love that THANKS sentiment

D.Ann C
D.Ann C

September 04, 2017

Love how you divided up the sentiment over the THANKS and that sweet background!

Carolyn S
Carolyn S

September 04, 2017

What a wonderfully versatile kit. Can’t wait to see it all together

Brenda Lubrant
Brenda Lubrant

September 04, 2017

I really love the stamped background of this card. It looks like printed paper.

Heather H.
Heather H.

September 04, 2017

What a great way to use small stamps to create a background. Very creative and fun.

Dell Richards
Dell Richards

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card with lovely sentiment for the season!

Derrica Brown
Derrica Brown

September 04, 2017

I cant wait to see the whole kit!!!

Cathy Riley
Cathy Riley

September 04, 2017

Love the Autumn colors!!

Samantha  Coleman
Samantha Coleman

September 04, 2017

Your background is great looking! I can’t wait to see what all comes with our new kit.

Cynthia Harris
Cynthia Harris

September 04, 2017

Beautiful!

Sabrinna
Sabrinna

September 04, 2017

Always love the patterned backgrounds you make Ms. Yana!

caroleann
caroleann

September 04, 2017

You can never have enough “Thanks” cards and yours is very special and I love the background.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

September 04, 2017

Cute background you created!

Viola Leary
Viola Leary

September 04, 2017

I love your background, I should think about doing that more often. Your card is wonderful. Thank you for your inspiring idea.

Elisa
Elisa

September 04, 2017

Lovely card,so excited for the new kit

Maureen Peterson
Maureen Peterson

September 04, 2017

I love your card!! Beautiful colors and the background you creative was a very cool idea!! Can’t wait until tomorrow. Thank you for sharing :)

Joy J.
Joy J.

September 04, 2017

I love the background and composition of your card. So pretty!

Margie Cee
Margie Cee

September 04, 2017

Love the background and the layering on the card Thanks Yana for a cool card

MelissaF
MelissaF

September 04, 2017

LOVE your stamped background on this pretty card!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

September 04, 2017

What a fabulous card! I love the way you made the background, and popped up the strips of the sentiment!

Karen
Karen

September 04, 2017

Very cool background idea.

Anjani
Anjani

September 04, 2017

Yana, I love the elegance and simplicity of your designs. Beautifully done, as always. :-)

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

September 04, 2017

I like the colors on your lovely card’ it makes me want a piece of pumpkin pie! ?

Keanna Sion
Keanna Sion

September 04, 2017

Lovely stamping ! Love the color choice. Must take a keen eye to get the stamping of the individual leaves in such equal spacing. Thanks for the inspiration !!

Susan R K
Susan R K

September 04, 2017

Thanks for sharing. What a great fall themed thank you card. Wonderful background idea.

Nancy Sue
Nancy Sue

September 04, 2017

Fall is in the air, loved how this card came together.

Brenda
Brenda

September 04, 2017

Love using small images to make backgrounds – the Thanks stamp set is gorgeous!

Chris Owens
Chris Owens

September 04, 2017

Love the use of the smaller stamps. The colors are great!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

September 04, 2017

Wow, what detail and patience! Truly a one of a kind card.

Karolina K
Karolina K

September 04, 2017

Stunning card! Great looking kit ahead of us!

Tania
Tania

September 04, 2017

Love the background!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

September 04, 2017

Love this! What a great idea to use tiny images to create backgrounds. Really lovely card. X x

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

September 04, 2017

Love the background. Fall is so amazing in these colors!!!

Nancy W
Nancy W

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card and background.

Amy
Amy

September 04, 2017

Love the background!! Beautiful card.

Janet
Janet

September 04, 2017

Such a perfect color scheme for a fall card!

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

September 04, 2017

Fabulous background!

francine
francine

September 04, 2017

Cute card.. hmm.. is the THANKS part of the kit?

Rinda K.
Rinda K.

September 04, 2017

Yana, you never disappoint with your background stamping! Nice autumn card :)

Karen T
Karen T

September 04, 2017

Very beautiful! I always enjoy cards by Yana! She is so talented! This looks like an amazing kit!

Lisa
Lisa

September 04, 2017

Great background I think it could be used other colors for any occasion. Thank you for the great ideas.

chark
chark

September 04, 2017

clever design!

Kayla
Kayla

September 04, 2017

Inspiring, great use of color and small stamps!

Cynthia Koop
Cynthia Koop

September 04, 2017

I love the fall feel of the card. I’m looking forward to the reveal tomorrow! Thanks

Michelle Scherer
Michelle Scherer

September 04, 2017

Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

September 04, 2017

That’s a great background that you’ve created! Very pretty card.

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

September 04, 2017

Great card, and the color combo totally fits the upcoming season.

Alice
Alice

September 04, 2017

I like your paper and color choices.

Nina
Nina

September 04, 2017

Like the autumn colors and how you created your own background.

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 04, 2017

Love that background & the innovative way you stamped the thanks! Great card!

Katarina Frejd
Katarina Frejd

September 04, 2017

Lovely card, love the background you created.

Julie Shetler
Julie Shetler

September 04, 2017

Interesting background

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