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

by Yana Smakula 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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E R  Wade
E R Wade

September 04, 2017

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A lot of patience in stamping but wonderful results – love it!

Phi
Phi

September 04, 2017

Great background. Love the small images.

Brenda B
Brenda B

September 04, 2017

Have really enjoyed the sneaks from this new fall kit. Looks most interesting and today’s Thanks card is awesome. Can’t wait to seeing the reveal.

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

September 04, 2017

Love this fallish card, the colors are so pretty

Kim Matthews
Kim Matthews

September 04, 2017

Thank you for sharing! I’m always looking for way to use small stamps – they are a challenge.

Kim M Jacobs
Kim M Jacobs

September 04, 2017

What a beautiful card! Love the autumn colors as well as the Thanks design, they remind me of the falling leaves and the beauty of fall. I also love the use of foam to make the sentiment really pop!

Thanx for the inspiration….
my wish list is growing. :)

dgolly
dgolly

September 04, 2017

What a beautiful card. I always love the backgrounds you create from stamp sets. Thanks!

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

September 04, 2017

I love your background idea. I should try this soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ana
Ana

September 04, 2017

It is so autumn. I love the background and the thanks stamp.

Jane
Jane

September 04, 2017

Love this time of the year…and this card fits prefect

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

September 04, 2017

Love the stamped background and the ink colors.

Sue LD
Sue LD

September 04, 2017

Cute design. I like the stamped background.

Robin P
Robin P

September 04, 2017

I love your background. I have creating my own backgrounds lately too, it a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing this card.

Maria B
Maria B

September 04, 2017

Your background is lovely.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 04, 2017

A very elegant card! I love how the background looks like a patterned paper! Beautiful it is :)

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

September 04, 2017

Nice card! Looking forward to seeing all that is available tomorrow!

Mary W
Mary W

September 04, 2017

You are really showing so many beautiful backgrounds! The Thanks stamp will be great for fall.

Christy Q
Christy Q

September 04, 2017

Beautiful background – I always forget to look at my stamps in that way so I have pinned this for inspiration!

Nan
Nan

September 04, 2017

Great background idea! Love the card.

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

September 04, 2017

I like how easily this could be changed to red for Christmas time.

Diane Conklin
Diane Conklin

September 04, 2017

You are so creative. I love the background.

LaDonna Balliett
LaDonna Balliett

September 04, 2017

Like the background.

PA808
PA808

September 04, 2017

LOVE the background stamps! Very “FALL” inspired! CAS creation in Fall colors. <3

Elena
Elena

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card!

Judie Attard
Judie Attard

September 04, 2017

What a gorgeous card! Love the background!

CherriB
CherriB

September 04, 2017

I love creating my own backgrounds now and first got the idea from you! Adding the sentiment on top of the Thanks is great-I can’t wait for this kit!

Tess Hackett
Tess Hackett

September 04, 2017

Yana is so good at making gorgeous backgrounds for the tiny images in a stamp, this card is no exception. ?

Kitty Tatman
Kitty Tatman

September 04, 2017

Looks like another homerun for Hero Arts! I love your addition of the berries, think the subtle pop of color brings everything together.

Peggy
Peggy

September 04, 2017

The soft colors are so universal… could be used for so many different thank you notes.

Penny Whitlock
Penny Whitlock

September 04, 2017

Love the background. Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie
Sherrie

September 04, 2017

Such a pretty fall card. Can’t wait for the kit!

Barbara O
Barbara O

September 04, 2017

Very nice

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

September 04, 2017

Such a beautiful kit.

Oliev
Oliev

September 04, 2017

Lovely card!

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

September 04, 2017

Love the background of your card and colors are perfect. Love the new kit!

Valerie
Valerie

September 04, 2017

Just simply beautiful!

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

September 04, 2017

Beautiful

Nancy J Frusco
Nancy J Frusco

September 04, 2017

Simple and elegant! Love your creations!!!

Gina
Gina

September 04, 2017

Cute card!! You always have a unique way of using stamps!!!

Sharon Brand
Sharon Brand

September 04, 2017

Just love that background!!!

Mary D
Mary D

September 04, 2017

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment display.

Konnie
Konnie

September 04, 2017

Very creative making your own background paper.

Cassie D
Cassie D

September 04, 2017

I like the leaf stamped background! Looks like a nice add on set for fall

Teri W
Teri W

September 04, 2017

Great background!

jayne
jayne

September 04, 2017

Never thought of turning the stamp like you did ’for a background. Have been getting wonderful tips this month!
Thank you, lovely card too.