A Blog Named Hero March Challenge Inspiration

A Blog Named Hero March Challenge: Use Your Favorite Hero Arts Product

Welcome friends, I am so excited to be here for my first ever ABNH Challenge! I hope that today I provide you with some inspiration for this month's challenge: Use Your Favorite Hero Arts Product.

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So like many of my fellow designers and I'm sure many of you, picking a favorite Hero Arts product is like trying to pick a favorite movie - almost impossible. So instead of making myself choose from all the gorgeous stamps and dies, I chose, the Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink - it is a vivid white pigment ink that can be used with almost all of my favorite Hero Arts products. I hope this is might be a reminder that any small product can be used in big ways!

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For my first card, I used the Unicorn White Pigment Ink to blend with.  On a special, textured paper from a past My Monthly Hero kit, I blended this white ink using the Large Flower Stencil, which made this beautiful subtle background - more subtle than if you used white embossing powder but adds a soft image to your project. 

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To make this background into a card, I die cut a heart from white card stock and put it in the lower right hand part of my card. This heart comes from the Infinity Heart die set (another favorite of mine!). Then I die cut a partial wreath branch from gold glitter card stock and glued it behind the heart. I only glued parts of the leaves down, to help give the card some more dimension. 

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For the butterfly, which is from the Color Layering Swallowtail stamp and die set, I used Hero Arts ombre ink pads to give the butterfly even more color. The sentiment is also from that same stamp set. I added a few gems, and this card is complete! 

For my second card, I decided to use this ink for stamping to create a subtle look on a background in a different way. This ink shows up best in stamps with bolder lines or more surface area. If you use it with fine lined stamps, you'll get more of a texture on your card stock rather than a very visible image. 

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First, I blended three distress inks over card stock a random pattern. We want to be heavy-handed with this, as the brighter the colors, the more visible our white ink will be. I then stamped the background images of a rose and leaves from the Color Layering Rose stamp set with the Unicorn White Pigment Ink. You can see in my background where the color was heaviest, the white showed up the best. I love the subtly and texture this adds to an others bold background. 

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To finish off this card, I die cut and stamped the top layer of the Color Layering Rose leaves. I added these behind the word "love" which I die cut twice from black card stock. The "Love Stamp & Cut" set has both the "love" die cut and our stamped sentiment. I added some white gems scattered between our background images, and this card is done! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you join us in this challenge, the possibilities are endless!


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Hero Arts Products Used: 

Other Products Used: 

  • Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
  • Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
  • Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Bright White Watercolor Paper
  • Lucys Cards Jewels
  • Be Creative 3mm Tape
  • Tim Holtz Multi Medium Matte Glue
  • Neenah Solar Crest White 80lb.