• April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

    We’re back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the April My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, April 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We’ll be here all weekend long, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And […]

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  • April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

    Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the April My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, April 3rd at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We’ll be here for the next three days, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on […]

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  • Happy Anniversary

    Hello there, today I have a card to share using the beautiful Color Layering Birds & Blossoms stamp set and coordinating dies. This set can be used for so many occasions but today I decided to create an anniversary card. I started off by cutting a Tag Infinity Die from Snow Paper. I then took the Color […]

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  • Bright Bee-day

    I’m not gonna lie people, I usually avoid using stencils. I’m not sure if it’s a of out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing, or the fact they just intimidate the heck out of me, or maybe a combination, but the fact stands – I don’t use stencils much. However, when I started playing around with the Busy As […]

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  • Sympathy Card using the Japanese Wishing Garden Stamp Set

    Recently I have a friend who lost her dad and grandmother within a week. I’m not sure if this is an appropriate sympathy card to be sent to her. But in my old Korean culture, we believe that good people go to a heaven after they die and I was trying to capture an image of the heaven […]

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  • Video: A Closer Look At New Ombré Ink and Quick Monochromatic Cards

    Thinking of You Ombré Cards for Hero Arts by Yana Smakula

    I am a big fan of Hero Arts ombré inks – I love using them for backgrounds, color layering stamps and more. Today I have simple monochromatic Thinking Of You cards to give you a closer look at the 4 new ombré pads – Ombré Hydrangea, Ombré Soft Sky To Indigo, Ombré Meadow and Ombré Spring […]

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  • 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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