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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  4. Such cute cards!

  5. Clever use of the background stamp. Makes it much more versatile. Love the onsie card! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks for sharing all the background ideas! Your cards are fabulous, especially the adorable Onesie!!

    1. Love the colors and such nice relaxing cards & the super cute onesie card!

  7. Brilliant card. Love how you used the background stamp.

  8. Lovely fun bright cards

  9. I love your cards! The backgrounds are gorgeous! And this kit is so versatile!

  10. All three of your cards are fantastic! I love how you cut out a single image from the background stamp and the onesie card is super cute!

    1. I love all of your cards, and I agree that that little near painting a rainbow on the one he is adorable!!! I am really enjoying all of the happy projects created from this month’s kit.

  11. The guy on the floaty is so much fun. It is the epitomy of relaxation and a great card to give to a guy for many occasions!

  12. Mindy, I think your cards are great! I love how you used older stamps with the new ones too — especially on the cute onesie die! I also love the idea of using a single image from the BG stamp and I always love to see ink blending — TFS so many ideas and techniques.

  13. I love how you used the background stamp for your cards.

  14. Love your cards – that background stamp is so versatile! The onesie card is adorable!

  15. Love the cards! Usually the pool ones would be my favorite, but that onesie is so darn cute!

  16. I always love watching your videos! I have to say, the 2nd card with the guy on the floaty from the background stamp is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your cards with us!!

  17. Clever use–makes me want to make cards! Wow–loving the bright colors!

  18. Really nice cards if I had to pick one I would say the first card that you made with the background stamp it’s so cute

  19. love your nice bright backgrounds ,,pretty cards!!

  20. The teddy bear onesie card is very cute!

  21. Love your first two cards, so fun & tropical-y. The cute bear on the onesie is so creative & adorable!!

  22. Love your cards. My favorite is the card with the palm tree – love it!

  23. So much cuteness! Loving this new kit, reveal and inspiration!

  24. Love the 2 for 1 card ideas! Got this background purposely for masculine cards. Thanks!

  25. That background is
    so cool looking. Love
    your second card.
    Carla from Utah

  26. Love this kit–can’t wait to get mine. Such fun cards and great images!

  27. Great idea on how to use the background stamp in another way.

  28. I LOVE THE little onesie you made! And amazing backgrounds!

  29. The pool card is very cool. I also love the other card with the gorgeous colors and embossing…Great idea.

  30. Love the look of the background stamp in both cards. Love the ability to cut out parts of the background stamp to make a card out of. Great job.

  31. Nice to see a masculine card.
    All of the cards are wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  32. That onesie card is so cute and fun. Love all the inked backgrounds on your cards!

  33. Thanks for sharing the how-tos of your cards. My favorite is the 2nd card where he is floating alone. Now a days, it’s good to enjoy time alone, (Thanks, Covid) lol

  34. Loved the Happy Birthday card and your use of color! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  35. Beautiful cards! I love the teddy bear painting a rainbow 🌈🌈🌈. So cute!

  36. Oh my, that bear hugs card is the cutest!!

  37. jot hot colors, why doncha! TFS!

  38. Tropical and delightful cards! Love the onesie die!

  39. Mindy—— Just love your creativity and thank you for giving us multiple ideas with the same stamp. Your cards just radiate ” relaxation” !!

  40. That Pool Party background stamp is just fabulous! I love how you ink blended all down the card front in those cheerful summery colors

  41. These are fabulous!

  42. Just great cards…love love that onsie card!

  43. Such awesome cards! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing..

  44. Fabulous cards Mindy! Your blending of inks is flawless with those beautiful colours. Your onesie card captured my heart with it’s sweetness & CAS style. Love this release!

  45. Looking at those cards makes me want a tropical drink—such yummy colors!

  46. Love this color combo very pretty

  47. Love your designs, Mindy! Gorgeous colors and ink blending.

  48. Thanks for the creative idea! Don’t know why I never thought to use the separate images on my background stamps in this way…brilliant. LOVE your cards but can’t pick a favorite. They are all my favorite!!

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