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Two Cards One Background | Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August Kit & Add Ons

Welcome everyone! It’s time for a new release from Hero Arts! There is a great new My Monthly Hero Kit featuring a stay-cation!

The Kit contains

  • 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp
  • 23 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 1 Greetings Fancy Die
  • 5 White Postcards
  • Summer Twilight Palette Reactive Ink Pad

This values at $76.00 and is being sold for only $34.99!! You can become a subscriber or purchase individually. I would highly recommend subscribing if you haven’t already to guarantee yourself a kit because once they are sold out, they are gone! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out!

Of course, there are also lots of great Add-Ons newly released!


I have a video for you that you can either view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. I am going to show you how I created TWO cards from ONE background stamp. This is such a great way to get more bang for your buck!

My cards are featuring the new Pool Party Background stamp.

For the first card, I used the background stamp in a more traditional way. It is stamped in embossing ink onto White cardstock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Then I ink blend Blue Raspberry, Pool Party and Lemon Drop Reactive Ink over the top with a foam blending tool.

After attaching to a card base, I colored all the images with a Glitter Gloss pen. Not only does this add sparkle to my card but because I used reactive inks, the images will lighten a bit, making them pop a little from the background.

I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Shine Bright stamp set and cut out with a circle die I found on the Cloudy Sky Die.

What makes this background stamp pretty unique is it has a lot of small images on it. I stamped another white panel but this time in Intensified Black ink and choose one fo the images to color with copic markers. Then I fussy cut out that image.

I created a card front by masking a circle and ink blending Pool Party, Blue Raspberry and Blue Hawaii Reactive inks. I added a palm tree from the Palm Tree stamp set by stamping in Key Lime Fizz and Green Apple Reactive Inks and also Soft Brown and Cup O Joe.

Any one of the images from the background stamp would have looked great here and how relaxing does this look? I would love to be floating under a palm tree.

Next I have a super adorable card to share! Hero has just released an Infinity set of Onesie dies! The minute I saw this set I knew the exact stamp set I was going to use. The Cute Animals stamp set!

I copic colored this little bear with a paintbrush and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

The onesie is die cut from White cardstock and then I drew on a rainbow with my copic markers. How cute is this that it looks like my bear is drawing a rainbow?!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!


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  1. Jean R-T says:

    Love your use of the Pool Party background stamp!

  2. nancy f says:

    Cute cards and great ideas.

  3. Mary Ellen Mayer says:

    Cute baby card, great coloring.

  4. Deb Bryson says:

    I love your cards! And I’d love this release! Hero Arts is always amazing. Superlove the onesie with the painting teddy bear!

  5. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Love the bear on the onesie!! I really like the swimmers on their rafts, too.

  6. Barbara-Jean says:

    the first two cards are relaxing for sure and that onesie card is just adorable! There’s a new baby in my family and I love anything connected with my little one!

  7. Carol Wortman says:

    This MMH kit is so enjoyable! The relaxing vibes off your cards are beachy and comfy! But the onsie stole my heart! That bear steals the show sending his sweet rainbow of hugs! Great cards!

  8. Susan Petersen says:

    Creative use of the background stamp.

  9. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such cute cards! Great release.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. What wonderful cards to showcase this fun new release!! I just fell in love with that sweet little bear t- shirt!! Thanks so much for the great video and inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  11. Awesome kit, Awesome creations, I especially love the little bear painting the onsie!

  12. Cis Volk says:

    Thank you for showing your creations, I like this hop, it gives so many inspiration.

  13. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful cards and great techniques. I love the “calming” theme of this release.

  14. Wow! So clever using one of the images from the background stamp by itself. Love the coloring!

  15. Very awesome idea to look at background stamps for focal images and not just use them as backgrounds.

  16. Awesome cards! I really love that baby card. 🙂

  17. Beth Merrill says:

    These are great examples to show off the versatility of the Pool Party Background Stamp!

  18. Nancy Knapp says:

    Love the cards! So relaxing!

  19. Sue D says:

    Great cards. Love the colors.

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