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Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 3

May 16, 2019 Hero Arts

Hello friends! Welcome back to our anniversary party! We are so glad to have you celebrating with us. If you missed Day 1 or Day 2, please click those links and take a look. We are celebrating 45 years of bringing you the products you love with our 2019 Summer Catalog - which is in itself a look back through our history!

Today is another very special day here on the blog. Our hop list includes many of our friends, some who also happen to be our competitors. We firmly believe that working together and supporting each other creates a strong, healthy craft community. When we collaborate, good things happen - a prime example of that is the Mail Delivery by The Stamping Village set, which raises money for charity. Before we dive into the hop, we'd like to share a video with you. Listen to our CEO Aaron Leventhal explain just what this community means to Hero Arts.

(If you are having trouble viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

If you've been wondering why we have so many other companies as sponsors for this hop - you should wonder no more. They are our people, and we love and support them, along with countless other companies who are not listed. And we appreciate the support they give right back!

Keep reading below for today's hop list. But before we get to that, we have more card inspiration using products we've brought back "From the Vault". We are thrilled to have Jayne Nelson joining us for today's post. Jayne was a recent member of our Creative Team, and we always adore her beautiful creations. It's so nice having her make an encore appearance on our blog! Take it away, Jayne!

Hi, everyone! I am so excited to be back on the blog today, celebrating the 45th anniversary of Hero Arts and the release of the new 2019 Summer Catalog. I've had tons of fun playing with these "new again" stamp sets and the amazing, must-have Reactive Inks.

To create a small card set, I started by covering two, side-folded cards and two, top-folded cards with jewel tone cardstock sheets from the Sampler Pack. Then, I trimmed pastel cardstock sheets, also from the Sampler Pack, and secured them to each card front. Before setting aside, I wrapped each layered card with black cording.

For my first card, I trimmed a small panel of Dove White cardstock and using the butterfly die in the From the Vault Bugs Frame Cuts set, I cut a mask that I positioned multiple times across the panel, inking with Fog, Fruit Punch, and Creamsicle Reactive Inks. For extra interest, I splattered water on the inked background to create spots. I also inked and cut a butterfly that I positioned along the panel's edge. After securing the panel to the card with foam tape, I stamped a butterfly from the From the Vault Bugs set with black ink and colored it with a yellow pencil. I added an embossed sentiment from the From the Vault Celestial set and finished the card with some Ombre Green Sequins.

For my second card, I created masks with the Nesting Circles Infinity Dies that I used to inks circles, with Berry Smoothie, Fruit Punch, and Taffy Reactive Inks across a white panel. Next, I stamped and colored lilies from the From the Vault Flowers set, using the matching die to inlay the image into the inked background. I stamped a sentiment from the From the Vault Cute Animals set and added a few Ombre Purple Sequins.

For my next card, I used the Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies to create cloud shaped masks. To create the flat edges, I covered the lower halves of the cloud masks with removable tape. Then, I easily inked the clouds with Grape, Berry Smoothie, Blue Hawaii, and Splash Reactive Inks. For the focal image, I stamped and colored a balloon from the From the Vault Travel set and cut it with the matching dies. I added several Ombre Blue Sequins and a different sentiment from the From the Vault Cute Animals set.

For my final card, I created heart masks with the Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies that I inked with Thistle, Blue Hawaii, Splash, Pool Party and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks. These new Hero Hues Reactive Inks blend so beautifully that creating masked backgrounds similar to the ones on these cards is fun and effortless. For this card, I added a birthday panda and an embossed sentiment from the From the Vault Birthday set and then added a few scattered Ombre Ocean Sequins to finish the card.

Enjoy today's hop and have a wonderful, crafty weekend!

Thank you Jayne! Now let's hop! Visit all of these blogs, along with the posts from Day 1 and Day 2, and leave a little comment love for everyone! All comments enter the drawing for the prizes listed above! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm Pacific, and we will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Hero Arts - you are here
Amy Tsuruta
Art Impressions
Cathy Zielske
Debby Hughes
Gina K Designs
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Lawn Fawn
Lisa Stein
Megan Hoeppner
Sandy Allnock
Simon Says Stamp
Tasnim Ahmed
Wanda Guess

Thanks so much for celebrating our anniversary with us. Truth be told, YOU are the very best part of our business, and we couldn't be more thankful for the support you've given us all these years. We couldn't do it without YOU!

428 Responses

Katherine oler

Katherine oler

June 17, 2019

Love the cards!
Thank you for the love and collaboration fostered by Hero Arts through the years!!

tina z.

tina z.

June 03, 2019

all your cards are incredbile!

S Jameson

S Jameson

June 02, 2019

I just finished this hop and enjoyed all of the inspiration and history that was learned along the way. Thank you for being a company who inspires, builds up others and is a true and shining example of what it means to create with heart. Congratulations on all of your success and Happy Anniversary. Here’s to many more years of amazing accomplishments.

Mary J

Mary J

June 02, 2019

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win.

Andrea B

Andrea B

June 02, 2019

This is a wonderful set of cards! I love the inked shapes on the white background panels. And thanks for sharing that awesome video – happy anniversary, Hero Arts!

Andre M.

Andre M.

June 02, 2019

Lovely palettes and designs on these cards. The inks are so lovely. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

June 02, 2019

Fabulous video and such great projects!

Karenajo

Karenajo

June 02, 2019

Congratulations Hero Arts on 45 wonderful years and for making so many super products for all of us!

Marianne

Marianne

June 02, 2019

Such a wonderful set of cards by Jayne, and a heart-warming video. Congrats again on reaching 45!

Karen L K

Karen L K

June 02, 2019

So nice to see cards by Jayne! A very clean and classic type style. I have missed seeing her cards. I like all those from the vault images. That hot air balloon looks super nice.

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

June 02, 2019

Such a fun and creative inspirational blog hop ♥ Many congratulations on your 45th anniversary :) Fabulous cardsamples, loving the old rubber designs!

Jan

Jan

June 01, 2019

Terrific cards! So bright. I am loving these inks! Congrats Hero Arts on your 45th Anniversary.

Robin Buchholz

Robin Buchholz

June 01, 2019

Wow, amazing cards! I love the colors and layering. Thank you for all of the creativity by doing this blog hop.

Kathryn Ladra

Kathryn Ladra

June 01, 2019

Such happy and fun cards, Thanks for sharing.

Connie

Connie

June 01, 2019

I. love. these. colors. So many fun cards Jayne!!! Thank you Hero Arts for your inspiration through the years and yours in this post Jayne :)

Phyllis

Phyllis

June 01, 2019

Having so much fun with this blog hop and checking out all my vintage Hero Arts stamps to use with the new ideas and inks. Thanks!

Phyllis

Phyllis

June 01, 2019

Love the water-splatter technique, the stamps, and colorful inks!

Viola Leary

Viola Leary

June 01, 2019

I would love to win. I need these cool inks

Kimberly Ostgard

Kimberly Ostgard

May 31, 2019

Hero arts is the best love the cards lovely products.
Congratulations on 45 years.

Kimberly Ostgard

Kimberly Ostgard

May 31, 2019

Love the cards happy birthday congratulations on 45 years anniversary.

Brandy Newcomer McClain

Brandy Newcomer McClain

May 31, 2019

Love your cards! Very creative and inspirational!!

Robyn Ikemoto

Robyn Ikemoto

May 31, 2019

Love the color combos and backgrounds behind these stamped images! Love seeing these vault products.

Arianna Barbara

Arianna Barbara

May 31, 2019

Awww!!! Adorable cards!!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration along these 3 days!!!

Mary

Mary

May 31, 2019

Love the vibrant colors!

Teri Wilson

Teri Wilson

May 31, 2019

These are all gorgeous! I love the bright colors.

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