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Introducing the Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge!

by Hero Arts March 20, 2020 16 Comments

Everyday life is looking a lot different these days. But that doesn't mean we can't make the most of it. Let's stay connected, stay crafty, and bring positivity and kindness into the world! Today we are kicking off #staycraftywithhero with a brand new weekly challenge! Who's going to play along with us?

To kick off our challenge, we immediately thought of the type of cards so many of us can use right now - Encouragement Cards. We hope you'll play along by making a card to encourage somebody to hang in there, something with an uplifting message. Something to brighten somebody's day, and reassure them that you are there for them, and we will get through this together. (Bonus points if you actually put those cards in the mail to friends or family!)

Keep scrolling to the end of this post for more information about joining this challenge, but first we have some inspiration from Libby. She was inspired by this card design from Creative Team member Ilina Crouse. While Ilina's card features the Sunflower Field HeroScape, Libby used the Tulip Field Heroscape stamp set for this card, layering her flowers with Taffy, Crimson, Key Lime Fizz and Fresh Lawn inks. That's right, she combined both Reactive Inks and regular dye inks in her layering - that is a-ok to do!

The sky was ink-blended with Pool Party Reactive Ink, and the clouds from the stamp set were stamped in Unicorn Pigment Ink. The message from this stamp set was perfect for this challenge! It was stamped in Intens-ified Black Ink. The final touch was a bit of dry embossing, done on a scoring tool.

Color layering cards are really easy to mass produce on a MISTI, so Libby made a stack to enable her to share handmade hugs with many people!

Want to see how to make this card? Libby will be hopping on the Hero Arts Facebook page for a live demo and to chat about this challenge - keep an eye out for that. She is hoping to jump on at about 2pm eastern! 

Now it's your turn - we'd absolutely love for you to join us! We want to encourage you to actually sit down and enjoy the process of creating. We know it is a source of fun, relaxation and stress relief - something we all can use a bit more of right now. Create a new card for this challenge with the theme of ENCOURAGEMENT. Use the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post to link up your card, and you will be entered into our drawing. We will be giving a $35 gift certificate randomly to one person who plays along! To link up your project, you need to share it publicly somewhere that you can grab the link - this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account - anything that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up. 

We, of course, encourage you to use your favorite Hero Arts products. But any and all entries are eligible for consideration. We really care most about you bringing a little inky joy into your life. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway, and the winner will be announced when we announce our next challenge next Friday. Scroll down below the product thumbnails to find the linkup!

And if you share your project on social media, we'd love if you'd use the #staycraftywithhero hashtag.

Here's to connection, creativity, inspiration, and kindness. ❤ We will get through this together.

Take care, friends.

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CM412 Tulip Field HeroScape - Hero Arts
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MT310 MISTI Mini Hero Black - Hero Arts
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF335 Crimson Bold Ink - Hero Arts
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink -...
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AF372 Fresh Lawn Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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16 Responses

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

March 26, 2020

Thanks, Aaron & Hero Arts, for doing this! Praying for the safety of all of you out there in CA!! Oops – I missed the Wednesday night deadline but I did make some cards – see my post today if interest.
https://scrappinstampinsingin.blogspot.com/2020/03/hero-arts-stay-crafty-challenge.html

Janis in ID
Janis in ID

March 25, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful challenge to make encouragement cards! Libby’s set of beautiful cards is just fabulous. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Wendy Piner
Wendy Piner

March 25, 2020

The cards are so wonderful. This is the project I was trying to start at my high school. All of my stuff is at school (so the kids can use it; school of 1800 kids), but we are all locked out until April 6th. Or maybe longer…

Melanie Jerome
Melanie Jerome

March 25, 2020

Why did my card show sideways
Ugh
Thanks for doing this college
I’m sure I will get better posting

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

March 24, 2020

Thank you Hero Arts for encouraging us through your crafty challenge!! I enjoyed playing along.

Anne-Laure B
Anne-Laure B

March 22, 2020

Hello Heroes ! How are you ? I really hope every one of your team is fine.
Thank you for this challenge, I needed to be inspired for a card, after the quarantine in France, I’ll send it to my sister who works as a nurse and it’s very difficult for her right now.
Please take care and speak to you soon ! Hopefully one day, Hero Arts will come to Paris, and I’ll be glad to meet you guys ! <3
Stay home, stay safe.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 22, 2020

Beautiful card, I love your new layering stamp sets.
Wonderful initiative from a great company, Hero Arts you are such a pillar to this craft community, thank you so from the bottom of my heart.

Donna Rinckel
Donna Rinckel

March 22, 2020

Thanks Hero Arts! This is an easy way to spread some happiness in these uncertain times. So appreciate your thinking of this fun challenge!

Susan W
Susan W

March 22, 2020

Tulips are my favorite! Beautiful card!

Greta H
Greta H

March 21, 2020

Hurrah—just like old times! I didn’t know there were any other challenges but Hero Arts when I started stamping. In fact, I’m from the really old days when you had people mail their monthly entries to you before it changed to the Flickr group! Somehow it’s comforting just to have a HA challenge again—thank you so much! My card will definitely get mailed. That’s something that hasn’t changed!

Ruth Gauss
Ruth Gauss

March 20, 2020

Thank you and big hugs for making encouragement as the goal! Hoping everyone there stays healthy and that we all are the best versions of ourselves during this time.

Kathren
Kathren

March 20, 2020

I love this idea! What a great way to help us all feel connected while doing our part of staying home _! I love the new HeroScape sets; so creative. Thanks for sharing!!

Anouk
Anouk

March 20, 2020

I love this! It feels good to create encouragement cards during these odd times. So I will definitely participate. Thank you!

josmary
josmary

March 20, 2020

thanks hero arts for thinking of us. You are right we will get through this together. something positive is coming out of all of this we as a humanity are putting our differences away to work together for the well being of the entire world. Love you hero and stay safe

Beulah Bee
Beulah Bee

March 20, 2020

Your encouragement is appreciated and Libby’s card is really lovely.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 20, 2020

Beautiful set of cards Libby!! What a great challenge to have during this unusual time.