• Simple & Stylish Thank You Card

    Simple & Stylish Thank You Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    One of the new stencils from Hero Arts, the Deco Pattern stencil, has that unique Art Deco look and feel to it and being a big fan of the Art Deco style I couldn’t resist using it to create a stylish Thank You card. I started working on my card by trimming a piece of kraft […]

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  • Waving Hello

    The new Brushstroke Alphabet set allows you to create custom sentiments for any card! Today I have paired it with the Abstract Waves Stencil to create a card that makes me want to whisk away to the beach and relax in the sun. I wanted to create a gradient of blues for the waves, so […]

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  • Video: Quick Stenciling with Custom Colors

    You Are Something Wonderful by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    Good morning! Jess here with a quick video sharing a stenciled card using the new Something Magical stamp and Winged Pegasus stencil! You can watch the video below or at the Hero Arts YouTube channel! I have a secret to admit…I’m a little afraid of stencils. For a long time I struggled with using intricate […]

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  • 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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