• Happy 5th Anniversary A Blog Named Hero! Blog hop!

    We are so excited to join in the 5th Anniversary celebration for A Blog Named Hero. We are thankful for the passion that they have for Hero Arts and all of the ways that they inspire others to create beautiful projects. There will be many great ideas in today’s blog hop and we are happy […]

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  • Ombré Hydrangea

    I love the variety of inks that Hero Arts offers. It’s so fun to see the transformation of the Color Layering images. Today’s card is a good example of unexpected color combinations. Isn’t the Color Layering Hydrangea stamp set beautiful? The leaves are stamped with Lime Green Shadow Ink and then layered with Green Apple. I was surprised […]

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  • Colorful Backgrounds with Clearly Kelly Stamps

    Hello, today I’m sharing a set of colorful cards featuring stamps from the newest Clearly Kelly 3×4 stamp sets. I love the versatility of these stamps – not only are they great sets for decorating scrapbooks and journals, but they are full of fun sentiments that are perfect for cardmakers.

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  • You’re My Pick!

    You're My Pick by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    Good morning! Jess here with a card using one of the add-on sets from this month’s My Monthly Hero kit, Produce and Seeds, along with the beautiful Artistic Dahlia wood mount stamp. I colored the Artistic Dahlia using colored pencils and then die-cut it with the coordinating die. I need to remind myself to always […]

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  • Video: His & Hers Watercolour Backgrounds

    Hello there, today I have two cards to share using Bold Prints backgrounds and the Watercolor Dot Palette for some emboss resist. I thought it would be fun to create one more masculine and one more feminine. The Watercolor Dot Palette has little dots of Daniel Smith watercolour paint added to it. I believe the […]

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  • Happy Birthday Hummingbird

    Today I’m sharing a card which features beautiful dies from the 2017 Hero Arts Catalog – the Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair. I used just one of the pair. I die cut the bird, and then colored with my Copic makers. I love the dimension you can get with paper layering dies, in this case by […]

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  • Awesome Add-ons: March Edition

    Hi stampers, it’s time for this month’s Awesome Add-ons feature! Before we dive into the projects, here’s a peek at all of the add-on products that we introduced along with the March kit last week — five clear stamp sets (one with coordinating Frame Cuts), one woodblock stamp, and one Paper Layering Die that’s perfect […]

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  • Video: How to Color Antique Roses with Colored Pencils

    Recently I’m really into coloring with colored pencils. For today’s coloring project, I used the Antique Rose stamp which is a great stamp as it has large petals to color. It also includes some shading so it makes my guess work for shading easier. When you use colored pencils, it’s good to start with light […]

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  • March Kit Winner

    Hi stampers! We’re back to announce the winner from last week’s March My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. A big thank you to everyone who checked out the cards on the designers’ blogs and left lovely comments, as well as to those who ordered this month’s kit! Although the kit has sold out, many fun add-ons […]

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  • Birthday Wreath

    I often find that certain stamps I pass over quickly become one of my favorites to use. Such is the case with the Antique Bee and Flowers. I’m not sure if it’s just that it’s a woodblock stamp, and because I store mine in drawers, they end up being rather “out of sight, out of mind.” In any case, when I did take it out to play, I had some fun.

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  • Howdy Masculine Card

    Rooster and Cactus Howdy Masculine Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    Howdy, I hope you are having a great week! I often give cards to guys (my hubby always appreciates them a lot) so I decided to create another masculine card to have on hand. The Wood Floor Bold Print background stamp from the Spring 2017 catalog has caught my eye and I wanted to try […]

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  • CAS Copic Coloring

    Bon Appetit by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    Good morning! Jess here with a set of CAS cards using simple stamping and Copic coloring. If you’re familiar with my work you know that I am always a fan of busy and complicated card designs…but sometimes it’s nice to just let a little bit of Copic coloring make a big statement. This month is Kathy […]

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