• Video: Killer Birthday

    Hello there, Michelle here. Today I have a card to share using the fabulous new Killer Messages stamp set. It is such a fun set that can be used for so many occasions but today, I kept it simple and created a fun birthday card. You can see how I made the card in the […]

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  • Watercolor “Stamping” with Stencils

    Watercolor stamping with stencils by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    Good morning! Jess here with a pair of cards using the Peacock Feather stencil in a slightly unconventional way for totally different results! I’ll admit, my inspiration for these cards came purely from a desire to not have to wash embossing paste off of my stencils. My workspace isn’t near a sink and the last time […]

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  • Happy Bee-Day!

    Hello! Today I’m happy to be here sharing a card using the adorable Busy As A stamp set, as well as the Honeycomb Stencil. I’ll just jump right into it – I began by stenciling the honeycomb using a combination of Butter Bar, Soft Vanilla and Fresh Peach inks. I used a brush for my […]

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  • May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

    An Ocean Full of Thanks by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    We’re back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the May My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, May 1st 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 don’t […]

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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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  • Combining Stencils with Stamped Images

    Hello there, today I wanted to share a card I have made using the beautiful new Artistic Dahlia stamp. This is such a beautiful stamp that can be coloured in lots of different ways. I first stamped the Artistic Dahlia on to a piece of white cardstock using Intense Black Ink and coloured it using Copic Markers. I […]

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  • Patterned Backgrounds with the Honeycomb Stencil

    Hi! Using stencils in my card designs is a fun challenge that I personally love! In particular, some stencils are perfect for creating beautiful background patterns. Today I’m sharing a set of thank you cards with three different, colorful backgrounds that I made with the new, “must-have” Honeycomb Stencil. The possible patterns that can be created with this stencil are virtually limitless.

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  • 2017 Valentine’s Collection Release Blog Hop!

    Today’s a fun day here at Hero Arts – we are launching our brand new Valentine’s Collection in the Hero Arts store! We know it’s a little strange to be thinking about Valentine’s Day while we’re in the midst of the busy December holidays, but trust us, February will be here before you know it. […]

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  • Selective Stenciling for Holiday Cards

    Have you finished making your holiday cards? Thankfully, there is still plenty of time! With a simple idea, you can find inspiration to make cards quickly. Today I’m sharing a pair of holiday cards that I made by stenciling a select portion of the Crossing Waves Stencil and a select portion of the Leaf and Berry Stencil. Take another look at your stencils – you might find a hidden holiday shape!

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  • White Puff Embossing Powder

    Today I’m sharing a card featuring a fun new embossing powder that was introduced in our 2016 Winter Catalog called White Puff Embossing Powder. The results you get from this embossing powder are very different from regular white embossing powder, so let’s take a look.

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  • Golden Thanks

    Stencils are a great tool to have in your stash to create backgrounds and there are so many ways you can use them. Today I created a stunning background that took less than two minutes using . To create the background I placed a piece of kraft cardstock in a cardboard box and laid the […]

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  • Peaceful Forest Window Card

    When you sit down to create, where do you begin? My creative process almost always starts with stamps. They’re my one true crafty love and can completely inspire a design. But sometimes, it’s good to get out of your comfort zone — and that’s how today’s card came about! I made it using a new […]

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