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Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #3

by Hero Arts April 02, 2020 11 Comments

Hi friends! We're introducing our next Stay Crafty Challenge a day early this week, as tomorrow we'll be starting our countdown for the April My Monthly Hero kit. Yay! We started this challenge two weeks ago as a way to inspire you to sit down and create. Making cards and sharing them with others is a great distraction during these crazy, unprecedented times. And... since most of us are spending a lot more time inside our homes than we had been before, this thought inspired this week's challenge theme - "Home Inspiration." We'd like to challenge you to create a card or project inspired by something inside your home!

Keep scrolling for more information about entering our challenge. But first, Libby is here sharing a card inspired by something inside her home!

For my card today, I pulled out the gorgeous Ornate Floral Stencil. Using this stencil, I inked a panel of Dove White cardstock with Thistle and Splash Reactive inks. I added the most Thistle ink in the center of the stencil, then used a lighter touch as I moved out. I then blended in from the outer edge using Splash ink.

I added this message from the Zen Messages stamp set, embossed in silver. The message is something I've been having to remind myself to do lately! To finish the card I added clear enamel dots.

Here's a look at the wall hanging in my living room that inspired this card. The pattern isn't exactly the same, but it definitely made me think of this stencil!

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 HOME INSPIRATION. 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, April 8 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.

Thanks to everyone who played along with our Never-Seen-Ink challenge this past week! Our random winner is Erin T (IG: @homemadecardsbyerin), who inked up stamps from one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Dare to Dream, to make this great card.

Congratulations Erin! Email us at info@heroarts.com with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.

Here's to connection, creativity, inspiration, and kindness. ❤ 

Click on the product to shop:
SA119 Ornate Floral Stencil - Hero Arts
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CM446 Zen Messages - Hero Arts
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AF431 Thistle Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink...
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PW101 Silver Embossing Powder - Hero...
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CH321 Clear Hero Hues Enamel Dots -...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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PS317 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS400 Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded...
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Enter our contest by linking your project below! Please enter your name in the caption area. By linking your project, you are giving us permission to feature your card on our blog, social media or newsletter, crediting you as the artist.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter




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11 Responses

Helen
Helen

April 07, 2020

I don’t have a blog to link to. Can I still join the party somehow?

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Arlene
Arlene

April 04, 2020

I don’t think your challenge " Create a new card for this challenge with the theme of HOME INSPIRATION" shows up enough because I see out of the first five entries, #4 is the only one to show she went with the challenge. I had to really hunt to realize that “Home Inspiration” was the challenge. Maybe a holder print just for the challenge or NOT making it part of the paragraph would help.

I DO love that you are inspiring all of us to take the time to take care of our crafty selves.

erin
erin

April 04, 2020

Yeah, seriously one of the highlights of my week!!! Sending virtual hugs from California and thank you for the creative inspiration.

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

April 03, 2020

Congrats to Erin and your card is gorgeous, Libby—LOVE the colors!

Lagene
Lagene

April 03, 2020

Congrats Erin! Thank you HERO ARTS for this challenge, it is a great distraction and I love seeing what others are doing!

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

April 03, 2020

Such a beautiful and calming card, Libby!! Just love the colors and how your wall art inspired you!! Congrats to Erin on her prize & thanks again to Hero Arts for sponsoring these challenges. Stay safe everyone!!

Art_of_albara
Art_of_albara

April 02, 2020

So sorry I missed last challenge, I really wanted to try it. I surely will, even if this challenge is over. This new one is great… I have to find things in my products. Thank you for those great ne new ideas of inspiration. Sending love from Paris ❤️

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

April 02, 2020

Oh another fun challenge!! Yay!! Libby’s inspiration is really lovely, thanks for sharing.

amy tsuruta
amy tsuruta

April 02, 2020

Libby, your card is perfect and love how you were inspired!
YAY for Erin!