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  • Vintage Ombré Ranunculus

    Love You by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    There are currently thirteen Ombré Inks available in the Hero Arts Online Store that are a dye ink formula. But now Hero Arts has added to their Ombré line with two new pigment inks in the colors of Vintage Metallic Rust and Vintage Metallic Steel. Both of these inks offer a gradation of three complementary color that blend across an image to create depth in your stamping.

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  • Selective Two Color Stenciling

    Selective Two Color Stenciling by Yana Smakula

    Have you seen new Hero Arts challenge? Its all about using those fabulous flowers on our projects! And truth be told, in anticipation of Spring all I want to do is surround myself with stunning florals and bright colors. How about you?

    Hero Arts Bold Floral Stencil is a perfect tool to create stunning flowers on cards, tags or any other paper crafting project. The cards I’m sharing today were created using a fun technique called Selective Two Color Stenciling (okay, I made that name up just now, but this is what I would call it). Whenever I see a stencil my mind instantly goes into “one color full sheet inking” mode, but this time I challenged myself to step outside the box and use two colors of ink and do partial or selective inking only.

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  • Love Little Heart Cards

    Love Little Heart by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air! And yet, there are so many occasions every year to make and send cards with love sentiments. I’ve created a set of love themed cards for anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays, or Valentine’s Day, using the beautiful Love Little Heart stamp from the 2016 Valentine’s Collection.

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  • Repeated Sentiment Stamping

    Love You by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    Hello! Today I have two cards to share that feature repeated sentiment stamping. When you have a gorgeous sentiment why not take advantage and really make it the star of your card! This first card was featured in the 2016 Catalog and uses the Handwritten Thank You stamp. It really doesn’t get much more simple […]

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  • You’re the Bestest Card Set

    You're the Bestest Card Set by Lucy Abrams for Hero Arts

    Hi. Today I have a simple card set to share that I created with some products from our Valentine’s catalog. To make my cards, I first die cut the word Love from the Love Stamp & Cut set then adhered it to a 5 1/2 x 4″ panel of white card.

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  • Custom Paint Colors

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    Today I’m gonna show you how to get some more use out of your inks – by using them to create custom colored paint! To create your custom color, smoosh your ink pad against an acrylic block (or some plastic acetate), and then add a couple drops of acrylic. I used some pearlescent white acrylic paint, so […]

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  • Paper Layering Heart Valentines

    Paper Layering Heart by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    One of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories is exchanging valentine cards with my grade school classmates. Once I got to junior high, I continued to exchange cards with my close friends. So when my seventh grade niece asked me to make her some special valentines for her friends, I knew that I wanted to use the Paper Layering Heart to create cards that could be easily duplicated.

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  • Video: Non-traditional Valentines

    Non-traditional Valentines by Clare Prezzia

    Today I get to share with you some not-so-Valentine-ish cards using some Valentine stamps – in a video!

    I started both cards out by covering the card base with Versamark (watch the video for my tips on this part!), then going over with clear sparkle embossing powder. If you don’t have glitter embossing powder, you can make your own by simply mixing some regular embossing powder with ultra fine glitter! I definitely recommend the ultra fine glitter, as larger glitter will more likely melt and not look so pretty. ;)

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  • XOXO

    XOXO by Sally Traidman for Hero Arts

    As you know, I am a firm believer in less is more! I thought the beauty of an all white die cut heart is “simply stunning!” All you need is our new Paper Layering Heart die and white paper.

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  • Love

    Love by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

    Don’t you just love the 2016 Valentine’s Collection? There’s something about designing with hearts and all things happy. I’m sharing a card that uses the new Love Little Heart. It is a bold design with a sketchy look to it that makes it fun to use with Pink To Red Ombré Ink.

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  • Sending You Love

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    Did you have a chance to check out all the amazing new stamps in our Valentine’s collection that was released yesterday? There were so many great cards shared by our Creative Team and I wanted to join in on the fun! I was thrilled to get to design the Love Stamp & Cut and I couldn’t wait to try it out.

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  • The 2016 Valentine’s Collection is Here! + a Giveaway!

    Valentines by Sally Traidman for Hero Arts

    We know it’s a little tough to think about Valentine’s Day on December 9th, when other holidays are firmly on our minds! But really, isn’t it always a good time to share a little love? Our 2016 Valentine’s Collection is available in our online store today, and we think you will love it! Check it out […]

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