• Video: Shopping Bag Fancy Die Gift Holder

    Happy Birthday by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    Hello! Jess here with a bright and cheerful birthday card using the fun Shopping Bag Fancy die as a gift holder! Watch the video tutorial below to see how I created my card! If you have problems viewing the video please try watching it on YouTube! We recently released the Shopping Bag Fancy die as […]

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  • Mum Flower Watercolor Cards in Two Ways

    Today I have quick and easy watercolor cards to share with you all – I went out of my comfort zone to create kind of messy(?) watercolor cards. ;) I used the same watercolor technique but stamped the image with a different ink. For my first card, I stamped the Mum Flower image with black waterproof ink on the […]

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  • Video: 3D Decoupage Technique with Artistic Dahlia and Large Hydrangea Stamps

    3D Decoupage Technique with Artistic Dahlia and Large Hydrangea stamps. Thank You Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    Hero Arts not only has Color Layering floral stamps, but also actual dimensional layering images where each flower layer can be popped up for a raised, one-a-of kind look. Today I’m sharing an in depth look at the new Artistic Dahlia and Large Hydrangea stamps and their corresponding layering dies and showing you how to use these […]

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  • Gift Card Holders with Simon Hurley

    Today it’s our pleasure to welcome one very talented teen to the Hero Arts blog — he’s a cardmaker, stamper, blogger, and YouTuber! His enthusiasm is contagious and we know you’re going to love what he’s created today. Take it away, Simon…! Hi there! It’s Simon Hurley and today I am excited to share a […]

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  • Thanks

    Today I’ve got a simple and fresh card design using the awesome Thank You Messages clear stamp set. These two cards came together in about 30 minutes, which just might be a record for me! I was drawn to the “thanks” banner image, so I looked for a die to stamp it on — turns out that […]

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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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  • 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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