Blossom Love

April 16th, 2014 by lucy

Hello! It’s Lucy here, and I have a Spring themed card to share with you today. Spring is my favourite season; there’s nothing more wonderful to me than watching nature come alive again after the cold winter months. The Cherry Blossoms digital cut file for the Silhouette is perfect for the season, and I was especially inspired to use it after spotting this fabulous dress on Pinterest the other day:

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So I chose pink, cream and brown as my colour combination, adding a little bird from the Birds on a Wire digital cut file, a sentiment from the What’s Up stamp set and lots of shiny mist.

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Here’s a close up so you can see all the shimmer. I really love the texture watercolor paper adds to a card.

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

Have a fabulous day, thanks for popping by,

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Wet Cement Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF213) What's Up (LP330) Blush Mixed Layering Paper (PS620) Earth Mixed Layering Paper (PS624) Cream Watercolor Paper (PS625)

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Some Bunny!

April 15th, 2014 by sally

Hi there, it’s Sally here today! I just couldn’t resist making these cards. I saw an Easter egg plate at a friend’s house and it gave me an idea…

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Find out how to make these cards — click for complete supplies and instructions.

The little stamp that looks like a fingerprint in our Graffiti woodblock set makes a great bunny head! I stamped it in all the Easter colors, and spelled out my greeting.

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This idea can also be used on a gift card, place card and more. Just add eyes, a nose and whiskers with a fine lined black marker. A little sparkle in the ears can be added with glitter glue!

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Kids would have a lot of fun with this idea, too! What other critters could be made with that little fingerprint stamp? What fun!

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Black Ink Pad (AF101) Soft Lilac Shadow Ink Pad (AF134) Soft Green Shadow Ink (AF142) Soft Pool Shadow Ink (AF146) Soft Blossom Shadow Ink (AF147) Butter Bar Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF207)
Celebrate Everyday (CL498) Ranger Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Glue (GW216) Glue Tape (GW222) Printer's Type Alphabet (LL761) Graffiti (LP338) Blush Mixed Folded Cards (PS568)
Sunshine Mixed Folded Cards (PS569) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Floral Mixed Layering Paper (PS619)

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Starry Nights Catalog Techniques Video!

April 14th, 2014 by lisa

Hey hey and happy Monday! It’s Lisa here with a video, where I’m sharing the many — many! — techniques in the just-released Starry Nights Catalog! We wanted to make this catalog about more than just the products — it’s more like an idea book!  Check it out and see:

(Note: If you’re using an iPad or iPhone you’ll need to click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.)

Want to know more about some of the techniques? Just ask your questions here, and please let us know if you’d like to see future videos with more details on anything shown!

The NEW stamps will start shipping to participating stores starting tomorrow — woo! Just can’t wait. You may want to pick up a copy of the catalog when you shop — it’s a great addition to your stamping toolbox. You can always browse it right HERE, or click on the catalog image below.

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Watch for the NEW stamps to show up in the Hero Arts online shop starting April 29th. In the meantime, we’ve listed some current products that were shown. :)

Thanks so much for joining me today,

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Dark Quartz Dauber (AD022) Lemon Yellow Dauber (AD023) Ultra Pink Dauber (AD025) Pastel Pink Dauber (AD026) Pastel Peach Dauber (AD027) Pastel Yellow Dauber (AD028)
Black Ink Pad (AF101) Stone Wash Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF211) Tide Pool (AF223) Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF235) Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF246) Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF247)
Dark Quartz Mid-Tone Ink (AF260) Chalkboard Mid-Tone Ink (AF272) Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink Pad (AF275) You're a Star (C5921) Ironwork Background (CG636) Blush Mixed Accents (CH211)
Sea Mixed Accents (CH213) Sunshine Mixed Accents (CH216) A Little (CL758) Hurray! (CL767) You Are a Star (D5915) Constellation Star (G5920)
Go With the Flow (H5914) Hero (LP344) Azure Folded Cards (PS560) Azure Envelopes (PS585) Azure Layering Paper (PS604) Constellation Background (S5922)
Neon Blue Spray (WM107) Mid-Tone Pool Spray (WM110) Mid-Tone Passion Flower Spray (WM115)

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Starry Nights Reveal Day!

April 11th, 2014 by hero

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We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the wonderful cards the team shared during our Starry Nights catalog sneak peeks this past week! Today we’re bursting at the seam, we’re so excited - we finally get to show you everything! The Starry Nights catalog is now available to view online! Head off to do a little stargazing, you can find it all right HERE! We hope you love it just as much as we do. It is positively packed with new products — stars, flowers, and so much more!

Products will begin shipping to your favorite stores next week. Don’t see Hero Arts at your local store? Ask them about our products and let them know you’re interested! And of course, we’ll have all of the goodies right here in the Hero Arts Online Store beginning April 29th!

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We’ve also picked our winners! We have a $10 gift card for one lucky comment from each sneak peek post!

  • Sneak Peek 1 - #317 Iris Soscia, who said So pretty - love the heart.”
  • Sneak Peek 2 - #37 Sharon Bottini, who said I love the stamps, dies and the water coloring on the flowers. Keeping my fingers crossed.”
  • Sneak Peek 3 - #164 Mindy, who saidThe zig zag Stencil is amazing! Must have it!”
  • Sneak Peek 4 - #179 Kathie B, who saidWhat a beautiful card! Wonderful colors, design, and technique…I look forward to getting this set and playing with it until late in the night.”
  • Sneak Peek 5 - #247 Tasha, who said I’m loving the sneak peeks! Anything star themed is a weakness of mine, they are great for my cards and scrapbook pages. Especially since I scrapbook my son and niece, it always works!”

If you see your name above, send us an email at winner@heroarts.com and we’ll get you set up with your gift card. Congratulations!

Thanks for stopping by today! Take a look at the Starry Nights catalog and let us know what you love most! And as always - we thank our lucky stars for all of YOU! ;-)

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New Sketch Challenge!

April 10th, 2014 by hero

It’s time for a brand new contest here at Hero Arts! Are you ready to get your SKETCH on?

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Sketches can provide the fresh spark you need when you feel like you’re in a creative rut. They’re also great time savers. No deliberating about composition — just pick a sketch and move onto the fun part (stamping, right?!)

Are you up for the challenge? Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a project using any of the three sketches provided above as inspiration. (Click HERE for a printable PDF.) Get creative! Sketches are provided as a general guideline and are open to your own interpretations. Flip them, rotate them, simplify or add elements. We encourage you to give them your own creative spin — there is no right or wrong!
  • Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp on each project you submit.
  • Enter as many times as you like, using as many sketches as you like, now through May 25th, 2014, by sharing the link(s) to your creation(s) via the InLinkz tool below this post. Look for the blue “Add Your Link” button.
  • For each project, please mention the sketch you used — #1, #2, or #3.

Let’s talk PRIZES:

  • At the conclusion of the challenge, we will select five winners and award each a $30 Hero Arts Online Store shopping spree with free shipping. Winners will be able to choose from the incredible assortment offered in the online store, including the new Starry Nights Catalog products which will be available soon.

Have fun and enjoy the process!

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Hello Butterfly

April 9th, 2014 by kelly

Hi everyone, it’s Kelly here. There are so many different mediums out there that you can use to achieve a watercolor look, but for my card today I’m using Hero Arts Ink Daubers.

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I created a palette of color on my craft sheet using Lemon Yellow, Orange Soda, Dark Quartz and Ultra Pink Daubers. Then I spritzed the colors with some water and started painting my background onto watercolor paper. You can create more depth by drying areas of your background with a heat tool and then applying more color over the top. The heat tool also helps with creating those fun pools of ink!

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Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

The butterfly and sentiment were stamped and white embossed on vellum creating a light and airy feel.

Thanks for joining me today — I’d love to hear your favorite way to create a watercolor look!

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Orange Soda Ink Dauber (AD015) Dark Quartz Dauber (AD022) Lemon Yellow Dauber (AD023) Ultra Pink Dauber (AD025) Butterfly (CL750) GLOSSY ACCENTS (GW221)
Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Embossing Powder - White (PW110) Embossing Gun (PW200) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250) Water Mist Bottle (WM101)

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Preview #5 + a Giveaway!

April 8th, 2014 by hero

Hi stampers! We’re back with for our fifth and final preview before the big catalog reveal on Friday. This one certainly shines bright…

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Lisa’s card is packed full of fun new products! Let’s start with the stamp, Big Star (K5931), a basic shape with sketchy flair. Doesn’t it look great inked up in multiple colors? This versatile stamp is well suited for a variety of techniques, and a coordinating die will be available (part of a three-piece set of Frame Cuts.)

Now moving onto the smaller stars on the card…Lisa used the new Starry Night (SA019) stencil along with new Gold Ink Spray (WM16) in two different ways. First she used it the traditional way, misting the metallic spray through the stencil onto white cardstock. Then to create the gold background, she turned around and used the already-inky stencil as a stamp. The shimmer is just gorgeous in real life!

We hope you enjoyed today’s peek. To thank you for stopping by, we have another giveaway! For a chance to win a $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, April 9th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 11th, the day of the Starry Nights catalog reveal.

Miss any previews? You can check them out by clicking the images below. (Don’t forget to enter the giveaways if you haven’t already!)

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A big thank you for stopping by and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate it!

Have a terrific Tuesday,

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Preview #4 + a Giveaway!

April 7th, 2014 by hero

Hello, hello! Are you ready for more Starry Nights catalog previews? More opportunities to win Hero Arts gift cards? You’ve come to the right place! What do you say we start off the week with a floral beauty…

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Here, Lisa used Night & Day Flowers (CL779) to create a lovely thank you card. This clear set includes coordinating outline and solid floral images that you’ll be able to use either together or separately for awesome stamping techniques — the best of both worlds in one set! Smaller individual blossoms will allow you to build countless arrangements. Did you spy the new message too? It comes from another great new set called Hello Sunshine (CL776).

It’s no secret we love flowers and we’re happy to let you know a full FOUR pages of the catalog are devoted to new floral stamps and dies. We’re so excited to share them all with you on Friday!

We hope you enjoyed today’s peek and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, April 9th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 11th, the day of the Starry Nights catalog reveal.

If you haven’t already…don’t forget to enter the drawings HERE, HERE, and HERE as well. Tomorrow brings another preview and another chance to win a gift card!

Have a wonderful day,

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Preview #3 + a Giveaway!

April 4th, 2014 by hero

Hello and happy Friday! We’re back to share another Starry Nights catalog preview and today we’re shifting gears from stamps to stencils…

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Top card: Say hello to our new Zig Zag Pattern (SA021) stencil! Here, Lisa inked through just a portion of the stencil to create a cool multi-color backdrop for the elegant stamped feather.

Bottom card: To create the colorful feathers on this card, Lisa gently tapped ink daubers through the new Four Feathers (SA020) stencil, overlapping to create beautiful colors that go together like birds of a feather. One neat thing about this stencil is that it’s packaged with feather cut outs. Great for masking techniques!

These are just two of eight new versatile, on-trend stencil designs you’ll find in the Starry Nights catalog. Check them all out when the digital version of the new catalog is revealed one week from today.

We hope you enjoyed the peeks today and to thank you for stopping by, we have another gift card giveaway! For a chance to win a $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, April 9th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 11th.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! We always love hearing your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Preview #2 + a Giveaway!

April 3rd, 2014 by hero

It’s time for our next Starry Nights catalog preview! We couldn’t wait another day to show you this…

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Nope, not a star in sight here. Beneath the sky, loads of beautiful floral images grace our Starry Nights catalog. Lisa used a stamp from the new Hello Flowers (CL774) clear set on the breathtaking cards above. This set allows you to build your own flowers with three separate blossoms, a stem, and a leaf included. Four versatile script messages complete the set. With the coordinating five-piece Blossom Cuts (DI096) dies, you’ll be able to cut each blossom, stem, and leaf. The combination is blooming with so many creative possibilities and is just perfect for Spring and Summer stamping. Who’s ready?!

We hope you enjoyed today’s peek. To thank you for stopping by, we have another giveaway! For a chance to win a $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, April 9th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 11th, the day of the Starry Nights catalog reveal.

We’ll be back tomorrow with preview #3 and another chance to win a gift card. See you then!

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