2.08.2016

hero arts 2016 catalog blog hop

https://heroarts.com/hero-arts-2016-catalog-blog-hop-giveaway/

Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop! If you’re here from Clare Prezzia's blog, then you’re in the right place. If not, you may want to backtrack to the Hero Arts blog and start from the very beginning.

All of the stamps, dies, stencils and inks you've been seeing during this hop are officially available in the Hero Arts shop as of today, and shipping is free on all US orders over $50! Here's a look at a few of the fun new products I'll be using on my cards today...


Neon Red to Purple Ombré Ink • Neon Chartreuse to Blue Ombré Ink
Pearl Strings Bold Prints Cling Background (CG688)

I started by inking the large 6x6-inch Pearl Strings background with the neon ombré pads and stamping onto white cardstock. Because the stamp is large, you'll be able to repeat the ombré gradation a couple of times. I just love these bright, happy colors!


These backgrounds would be perfect for birthday cards and invitations, but today I decided to make some simple "hello" cards using another new stamp I love -- the Dotted Hello.



The sentiment panel is mounted flat against the card base, while the stamped background pieces are cut and raised with foam tape. To create the solid ombré look, I simply blended each of the three colors from the inkpad with a sponge dauber onto white cardstock. Once that was dry, I white heat embossed the Dotted Hello on top. A couple of thin gold strips finish off the cards. So easy!


There are many great 6x6 Bold Prints background stamps in this release. Here's a peek at some of the others you may be interested in...


BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS! Hero Arts is giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment by 11:59pm PT on Sunday, February 14, and they will announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Hop along and comment for more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is the sweet and talented Libby Hickson.

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Sandy said...

beautiful card and beautiful stamps!

Jackie Parkins said...

There goes the rest of my stamping budget! I love what you did with that background stamp, and the new Neon Ombre inks are gorgeous.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous look with this awesome background stamp and the ombre inks! love your cards!

Donna said...

wow, love the cards and the Neon Ombre inks!

Christine Canfield said...

seriously cute backgrounds

Charlene Neal said...

Thank you for sharing your blog. I really enjoy the stamping and making cards. Thanks to you, I have started crafting with my family who are not crafters but they are eager to participate and learn. It is evident that you truly enjoy your love for everything paper, once again thank you for sharing.

Theresa N said...

love the new background stamps

Erika Kjellsson said...

Oh my!
I can't wait to lay my hands on those background stamps!
They are awesome!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Oh wow, that background stamp is a musthave! You showcased it so well, now I have to buy it!!

Kim W said...

These are so bright and fun!!! Love that new background stamp!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Natasha said...

What a perfect background image for using the Ombre inks with! Love these!

Elizabeth Knehans said...

Love your colorful inking of those backgrounds. I think Hero Arts has some of the best big backgrounds around!

Yvette Williams said...

Bold & beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love that dot stamp! ~ Amber D

Denise Ward said...

These cards are bright and cheerful! I love all the Hero Arts supplies you used to make these great designs!

Carol said...

Such happy cards! Love the ombre stamping. Thanks Tami!

Shirley Delgado said...

LOVE your cards' colorful background - awesome colors and design!

Elvira Anadón said...

So simple and creative! Things for sharing your creativity...

Lady Fair said...

Love your bright, fun cards! I'm going to have to get some of these background stamps - you can never have too many, right? LOL

Janelle Joseph said...

I love the background stamps. Great technique learned.

Linda Mc said...

Pretty cards, I love your backgrounds and the way you split them.

QuilterLaura said...

Super cool backgrounds!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the cards, stamp and ombre pads!

Silver C said...

the effect of the ombre ink and this background stamp is so pretty

Sue said...

so many creative ways to use backgrounds yet so little money :)

bev p said...

I want to play with this one all day! I would just keep going until I had used every color of ink I own. So much fun. Love how you brought the colors back for the solid accent. Really great. Thanks.

Sandy R. said...

What a great way to use background stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Gorman said...

Love your cards!!! The background stamp is amazing!

Christy Q said...

So gorgeous! I love the ombre background for the sentiment and the raised panel - super cool!

Nancy Lynn said...

Tami, the Pearl Strings background with the Dotted Hello stamp are "perfect" complements to one another....good choice girl! Absolutely in love with the new Neon Ombre inks and I've already ordered mine. Thanks for Sharing Tami

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Is it possible to have too many background stamps? I love them all!

Theresa Knopf said...

Great cards!
Thanks Hero Arts for the chance to win.

BunnyD said...

What a great use of the background stamp. Beautiful cards.

Nora N. said...

What a fabulous use of background stamps!! Love the look.

Deborah said...

Love the bright & colorful use of the background stamp!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I see a few things going on my wish list! :-) Love your pretty cards.

~amy~ said...

super FUN...love the new Ombre Neon♡

sandie said...

you make that look so easy

Jeneric said...

Fun colors!

Karen B. said...

Oh the ombre in that pattern is just fantastic!

Tracy S. said...

What a quick and beautiful cards!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the new inks and background stamps.

Leslie said...

Love these products!!! Thank you.

Rhonda J said...

Can't wait to use those dots on my cards. I've really become to prefer the square background stamps...they make projects so much easier. Thanks for your tips!

Cynthia Rose said...

Such beautiful, colorful cards from just two stamps.

hector campos said...

Nice use of background stamps.

Kirsten Corby said...

As soon as i saw that stamp with those inks, I knew I was going to love it!

Janelle said...

I may have to get some ombre inks. Your cards are just lovely!

Dixie Cochran said...

That sentiment stamp is the perfect match for the background. Well done!

Melinda Showers said...

These cards are beautiful. I really love these stamps.

Barbara said...

Those dotes are wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Ann K said...

Gorgeous background stamp - love i!

Rose said...

The Pearl Strings stamp is perfect for the Neon ombre inks. Lovely bright happy cards.

Scraplea 1 said...

Great backgrounds for your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Vasel said...

More things to add to my wish list! Love those background cling stamps.

Kris B said...

I love the background you crated with the ombre ink! Great new stamps! Your cards are wonderful!

KindredEsprit said...

Your ombre backgrounds are fabulous! I can see how fun those ink pads can be!

cindybearj said...

I love, love, love these colors. And the pop of gold glitter...so awesome.

Some Lucky Dog said...

I just love these Neon Ombre ink pads! I'm going to have to have all of them.

Michele Henderson said...

This is a really fun idea!
Take care!
Michele

Viktoriya said...

very nice, great cards!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love it all ... the graded neon inks, those background stamps! Great idea and design.

Sabrina said...

Bright and beautiful cards!!!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Gorgeous cards and I love all those lovely stamps!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Michele Kovack said...

Love the bright colors used here! Such fun cards!

Moniquia Harrison said...

Clean and simple. Thanks for sharing.

joy said...

Hero Arts has always had the most beautiful background stamps. I love the way you've used this one. Beautiful creations!

Julye said...

Wow these just zing love them thanks for sharing.

Teri W said...

Great backgrounds

Sherry Butcher said...

Great backgrounds, Thanks for sharing.

Nathalie Paquette said...

This stamp make fabulous backgrounds!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful cards Tami, I am loving this background stamp. You used it beautifully!

Nana Griffin said...

A Nice job on the backgrounds.

Jennifer Spiller said...

This is really a great card! Love the boldness with a clean and simple layers!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

So many awesome background stamps to choose from and you get such amazing results with the ombre inks. Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas with us:)

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a great use of the background stamps. Terrific. Cheers.

Denise Evans said...

These are just gorgeous! You made it look so easy! Have to try this technique today'

Maxine M. said...

Sometimes you just need a simple, elegant card and these fit the bill. TFS

Samantha Sweatt said...

So pretty! I love these cards! Especially the gradient beneath the sentiment.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love those background stamps! As well as the ombre ink pads... Lovely cards

Becky said...

I'm really liking the looks of those clings. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

These are GORGEOUS!! Must try!!

hippymom83 said...

Wow! Super fun backgrounds with that neon ink! Great work!

Mary Holshouser said...

I haven't had a lot of luck with the ombre stamp pads.
Need to practice more 'cause I love these backgrounds.
thanks for sharing.

Tamara said...

I love background stamps. You made wonderful cards!

Terri said...

Wow, those backgrounds made with Ombre ink are gorgeous. I only have one background stamp-a script writing. I seriously need many more,

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Gorgeous!! The color is so beautiful!

bbunch said...

Great cards! Oh how I love these HA background stamps.

Zarah said...

Wow, just wow! Fabulous idea and great cards!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Great colors. The ombre ink is very cool.

Mary Whiteside said...

Awesome!!! Love the ombre!

pcm said...

love these!

Michal D said...

I really love this background stamp! Thanks for sharing and inspiring :)

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job, love this quick and easy cards. Thanks.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Great background.

conil said...

These new products and inks are on my wish list. Love the way you used them.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the colors!

Lea Lawson said...

I love the blended colors behind the sentiments!

Carol H. said...

I'm just loving the neon ombre inks! Your cards are so, so pretty!

Cindy C. said...

Cool!! Thanks for sharing these clever design!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!

Satori said...

Great background and card!

Clare said...

So fun with the neon ombre! LOVE the touch of gold embossing!!

Lindsay S said...

I haven't tried any large background stamps, but these sure look fun!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Drat! Just when I say I don't have enough room for another background stamp, Hero Arts comes out with a fantastic release...Love, Love, Love them all!

Suzan D. said...

Very pretty. Love the background colours.

Glorie said...

Fabulous cards! Love the effect of the ombre ink pads on the large background.

Lee said...

I really like that background stamp!

Moosisk said...

Great CAS cards! I just love your style. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Cindi said...

I'm loving all these background stamps.

Linda Droege said...

The background stamps are great, but it's your technique in stamping that really does it for me. So perfect; it's like printed DSP. Thanks for the inspiration

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the background stamp, sentiment and the NEON OMBRÉ INKS!

jandbspiegel said...

I like your tip to lay down the ombre colors with a sponge dauber. I did buy one pad to play with, but wasn't totally happy with the outcome. I'll have to try that, and practice more so I can get a background like your "pearls".

Felicia Irwin said...

Beautiful!

SmilynStef said...

Those neon backgrounds reminded me of the beaded curtains from the 70s ... love them.

Amy C. said...

What a pretty design! The ombre inks are so great!

Lydine Arriola said...

Gorgeous cards! Really love the background stamps!! Thanks for sharing!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful cards. Love what you can do with background stamps!

Sherry Rose said...

I never know what else to do with background stamps...now I do! Thanks!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Great use of the background stamps! And that neon ombré ink is amazing!

judy said...

I love your colorful cards and the way you used the background stamp! I am excited about the new 6x6 bold print background stamps!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Great colors!

Lin Hense said...

Love the Hello stamp........it really pops on the background!

Denise said...

I love that background stamp and the colours you have used, very nice.

Patt H. said...

Love, love, love that background stamp! I just picked up some of the Ombre inks but have not played with them yet.

Rubina Pantoja said...

What neat cards using such an unique stamp design!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Oh my gosh! I am going to have to crack my piggy bank and my bank account to afford all the inks and stamps that I want that I have been seeing on all these blogs. Anybody want to float me a loan? LOL I love this background stamp but it's so big! I have some of those big stamps and with my child sized hands, they are hard for me to use. Any good ideas for me? I'm sure you have adult hands so it's not so much of a problem. I may be an adult, senior actually, but my body and hands have been child sized since about 6th grade. I never seem to get the whole image on the paper sometimes.
I love how you made these cards and I want to try what you dd but maybe with one of my stamps. That is until I get this stamp and a few others and that amazing ink! I want it all! LOL
You did an amazing job on everything!

Lagene said...

Awesome,beautiful cards, I love the addition of the thin gold strips!

AZ Lyn said...

Really like the bold colors.

N Patricia Castillo said...

Love the inks...and the new cling stamps are pretty cool, too!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

These are so amazing! Those cards show so well that a great thing can be made with few (good) supplies!

gabriella said...

I really like your card, it's simple yet very jazzy looking. This will be any easy one to copy for kids birthday cards. Thanks for sharing

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!!! Love it!

Oliev said...

Great background, lovely cards:-)

Ivona said...

So cute!

Trina P. said...

Wasn't too wild about the neon inks, but your samples are making me take a second look. Great cards.

Vera Pillai said...

So prettyy!! Lovely indeed!

Leni said...

These background stamps and inks make great and happy cards!

Robyn G said...

SUCH cool backgrounds! Love those ombre ink pads!

Mary-Anne V said...

So many neat fun products in this release and the ombre inks are one of my favs. I love how you created the backgrounds on these cards. Gorgeous.

Karen Kochjar said...

Love the colors!

Kelly Szafron said...

Fun vibrant cards! I love that background stamps and the colors.

Lindsay Weber said...

Awesome cards!

Robin B. said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love the vibrant backgrounds, thanks for sharing.

Jean Chaney said...

What a great idea for making backgrounds!

Jenniferk said...

Such beautiful cards, I just love your color choice!

Crafting Mama said...

Awesome cards!

changanit said...

I love the new background stamps! These look like a lot of fun to use! TFS!

Lynnie said...

So cute! Maaaaan, need to get to my craft room now!!!

Bluaqua said...

Now I know what to do with my background stamps!!

KimberlyRae said...

Wowzers! Just a Ton of FUN Here :)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Tami Sweetie. Even I haven't been crafting much in the past couple of years it is so great to be able to pop in and still see the same sweet faces and amazing designs behind Hero Arts. It really has been to long but so happy that I saw this blog hop online and to see your cards today. Love the funky feel and the design is mastered to perfection. Just love it so much. Hope you and yours are doing well and had a great Christmas. Wishing you all the best, today and everyday. Blessings & Hugs.

Kim Faucher said...

So very pretty!!! I love these bright new ombré inks!

Cortney Skerl said...

Tami, such a smart idea to use the ombré inks on the new backgrounds. So cool!

Robin Sachs said...

Beautiful cards. Love the new background stamps.

Sandy Meador said...

The background stamps are perfect for filling in white space. These cards are cute and colorful.

Sue D said...

Love the colorful backgrounds.

craftyash said...

Hero arts always stuns with background stamps! Love your bright cheery cards!

Lindsey Fabian said...

Nice use of the ombré inks.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cool background stamps & stamping for a wonderful look. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sherrie Johnson said...

How beautiful these cards are. I MUST get this stamp. Love how many different ways it will look! Thanks...

Thalia said...

Fun cards, I like your ideas.

Amanda said...

I love how you used the new neon ombré inks with the new background stamps. Your cards are stunning!

Dana & Glen said...

Gorgeous cards Tami! Wonderfully CAS, love the ombre.

Cathy Homan said...

Wonderful idea for the background! These cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Domestic Simplicity said...

I love background stamps and i can't wait to get my hands on these new releases by Hero Arts. Such a nice project. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Great background stamps and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Clemente Batan said...

Love the new ombre neon inks and the hello stamps you used.

Brithzi said...

What a great idea using the ombre ink pads to create the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

brenda said...

Your cards are terrific! The ombre inks are definitely calling my name.

Amber H. said...

The clings look so fun! So many possibilities.

Sandy Small said...

The new ombre iis look great used on a background!

Sarah said...

I have to agree with everyone that the backgrounds are lovely and colorful. Like the way you put the card together. Thanks for sharing.

paperpicnic said...

I've looked at your beautiful cards so many times the last three days, Tami ... They are absolutely spectacular!! I think the word that describes how I felt when I saw them was "gobsmacked"! LOVE these bright, modern designs!

Ericka Strange said...

Great backgrounds! Love those stamps and such pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!

Alaska .Kris said...

Yummy colors with a yummy background!

Peege said...

Whoa,fun background stamp. I don't think I would have considered buying it, but seeing it used like this, I'm going to reassess!

Trollet65 said...

Gorgeus cards! I've Always loved the HA backgroundstamps and love the new size, perfect for cards.

Marcia said...

Your card design is awesome!! Love how simple and so gorgeous they are!!

chandra shasteen said...

Me want some clings!

Jamie Moeckly said...

Love ombre ink!

Laura Joyce said...

What a great background stamp. Don't have one like that...yet!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So bright and beautiful! Love the background ink!

mtscrapgal said...

Stunning cards. Thanks for sharing some of the new background stamps.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wow! what a cool 6x6 background stamp and with the neon ombre inks? Gorgeous!!

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards!!!
LOVE your GROOVY pearl string backgrounds and GORGEOUS ombre inks - WOW!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)

Janet Mack said...

Ombre neon, love it. Very cool cards.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hey Tami - just love your hello cards! So fun with the pearl strings background!!

Debbie Anemaet said...

Thanks so much, Tami, for the beautiful designs! I love the background stamp you used and the ombre effect.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SUPER AWESOME!! SO INSPIRED and LOVING the New Products!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Flo said...

Love the omri pads in the neon colors. Your cards look great with the background stamps.

Laurie Brown said...

Oh my so very pretty!!! Those inks and backgrounds are awesome!!!

Sow Kar said...

Perfect stamps and beautiful cards. Love the color combinations in your cards.

SHartl said...

What fun backgrounds and wonderful stamps! I love the rainbow of colors that you used!

Katherine Barnes said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the ombre backgrounds!

Nandini said...

Love the background stamp. Looks like little droplets of color marching up and down. And the card design is awesome!

Elise Smith said...

I love the bright, fun backgrounds you created! That pattern is super cute! What a great way to use the ombre inks!!

Janet said...

Awesome cards I really like the colors and the way you did the background for "hello" to match. REALLY REALLY NICE! Thank you so much for sharing!

Maureen Loeswick said...

I love the backgrounds, coordinated with the sentiment. They look doable for a new stamper like me!

Patty Reuter said...

I just love the background stamps. So versatile.

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