Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Hello! I am excited to be a guest on the Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Amy Kolling’s blog. If you missed any stops in the hop, you can start at the Hero Arts Blog at anytime! This hop focuses on Hero Art 2018 Catalog, with all products available in the Hero Arts Shop now!


The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Yana Smakula
Cathy Zielske
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Spohr
Michelle Short
Wanda Guess
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Heather Ruwe
Laurie Willison
Clare Prezzia
Iliana Myska
Emily Midgett
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Sean Fetterman
Simon Hurley
Joan Bardee
Megan Hoeppner
Lisa Stein
Ilina Crouse
Amy Kolling
Rubeena Ianigro <– YOU ARE HERE –>
Kelly Latevola
Libby Hickson
Lucy Abrams


Although there are so many amazing products released, I would like to focus on just a few. I have six cards for you, but they are all clean and simple!

My first set features the new Urban Skyline Bold Prints and Abstract Skyline Bold Prints. I used my MISTI to get crisp stamped images.



For the first card, I inked up the background with the rainbow shades of Hero Arts inks and stamped it directly onto my white cardbase. I die-cut ‘HELLO’ using the Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts and gold glitter cardstock and mounted it to the base with foam tape.



For the second card, I stamped the image with waterproof black ink onto watercolor cardstock and colored loosely with the new Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors (all colors except Artprint Brown). I trimmed it to fit to a white cardbase and then added ‘HELLO’ again using Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts but in white cardstock instead.



For the third card, I stamped the image with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and added touches of yellow and gray coloring with Copic Markers. I trimmed the piece and added yellow and gray cardstock layers for a beautiful contrast. I usually add sentiments but thought to leave it as is since I liked the artistic look of it.


My next two cards use the new Flowering Magnolia stamp and coordinating frame cuts.


For the first card, I started by coloring with the new Liquid Watercolors, but for details, I decided to use Polychromos color pencils over it. The sentiment is from Color Layering Water Lilies.


For the second one, I colored with Copic Markers. The background was colored with the new Liquid Watercolors directly onto my white cardbase. If you use minimal water, it won’t seep through the cardbase (I used 110#). The sentiment is also from Color Layering Water Lilies.


My last card features the new Bookcase wood stamp. I created a super simple card. I stamped part of the image on my base with Hero Arts Intense black ink and added details with a gold pen and pink Copic marker. I added a strip of gold glitter cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.



If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments! I hope you were inspired by my work. Thanks so much for stopping by! Read below for details about giveaways and supply list.


Hero Arts will be giving away THREE $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all the blogs in the hop. The more comments you leave, the better your chances (one comment per blog). Please leave comments by Thursday, February 22 at 11:59 pm PST, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

The next person on the stop is the AMAZING Kelly Latevola!


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Thank you for visiting! ♡

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  1. Karen L K

    February 23, 2018 at 2:04 am

    What a nice variety of cards! Both of your flower cards are really nice. The way that you colored them made them look like two different flower types.

  2. Stacey Kowbel

    February 22, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Beautiful projects! The “you are something magical” card is gorgeous!

  3. Cindy C.

    February 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing these inspirational cards!! I didn’t know there are so many ways to use the Skyline stamps!!

  4. Hannah

    February 22, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    That bookshelf card IS simply magical, and has got to be my favorite

  5. Henriëtte

    February 22, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    What a gorgeous cards you made with the new release from Hero Arts. I love the last one with the Bookcase stamp, awesome colours you used on that card and the idea to use a gold pen is great! Thanks for your time and effort.

  6. Daniela May

    February 22, 2018 at 3:19 am

    That magnolia stamp is so beautiful – love the cards you made – very creative

  7. Jackie Price

    February 22, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Wonderful cards!! The first three are just so modern and artsy. Love them!! I always love cards like this but have never made one. I don’t even think I have a stamp that would fit this style. I’m going to challenge myself to give it a try. Your magnolia cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the detail you added with the coloured pencils.

  8. Carol Celeste

    February 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I loved the cityscapes . . . but then I saw the book stamp and how you used it — and I fell in love

  9. Mateja P

    February 21, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    These are all beautiful! Lovely cards.

  10. Heather DePasquale

    February 21, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Just beautiful! Love your watercoloring! Thanks to HA for a great catalog!

  11. Kathy McCreary

    February 21, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Thank you for another way to use the book background stamp!

  12. Annalisa

    February 20, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Holy moly, so many cards! This bloghop has been very fruitful in the inspiration department! I like all the variations on the city, but I think that magnolia stamp has my heart. It is so gorgeous and your coloring is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Cathy Lillie

    February 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Fantastic cards! Beautiful coloring on your flowers. My favorite card is the last one using the bookcase stamp. I like that you left it clean and simple with just a hint of pink and gold. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Annette Reed

    February 20, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Your cards look great. I really like the look of that book stamp.

  15. Amy D

    February 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I love how you colored the Magnolia image. So beautiful!!

  16. Flo

    February 20, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Love all your cards. I am really liking the skyline stamps.

  17. Deepti Aggarwal

    February 20, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Wow… Beautiful cards..Love all of them..especially the rainbow ones..

  18. suzand18

    February 20, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Great cards. Love your colouring.

  19. Carol K

    February 20, 2018 at 1:27 am

    love the abstract skyline stamp and your cards are so striking …

  20. Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com

    February 19, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Holy guacamole, you made a bunch of beautiful cards!!! I think my fav is the Distress inked reverse skyline stamp. Looks like it was heat embossed first… love that! But I also really love that watercolor and pencil magnolia! I like how you colored the outline of the die gray; so much better than the stark white outline. Just beautiful… all of them! Off to check out the rest of your blog 🙂

  21. Bertha

    February 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Great cards. I love the “something magical” card and the way you used that bookshelf stamp. Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

  22. judie90

    February 19, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Simply wonderful cards! I love the one with the gold glitter hello!

  23. Marjorie DUMONTIER

    February 19, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Oh my !! You made so many beautiful cards !

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