Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be joining a talented group of artists to showcase new products from Hero Arts. I created three cards today featuring mini ink cube backgrounds…

I love Hero Arts mini ink cubes. They come in fun colors, perfect for travel, and cost effective. I used them on all three cards in different ways to make some simple backgrounds. I also used THIS new adorable stamp set on all the cards today.

The first background is super simple and I used the mini ink cubes to swipe colors across a background…

I die-cut the center of the panel using one of THESE heart dies and adhered the mice to the heart. I stamped a coordinating sentiment and added foam adhesive behind the panel but not the heart piece to add some fun dimension.

The second background uses the mini ink cubes as a stamp…

I pressed down the ink cubes three or four times each to create a quilt pattern. I stamped the mouse and sentiment on a circle cut with THIS die. I colored in the image with Copics and added some of THIS on top of the teacup for some shine. I added a larger circle behind the stamped circle using the same circle die set. I finished off the card by adhering three rectangle frames created with THESE dies. I used the largest rectangle along with the second to larges rectangle to create a die-cut frame.

For the last card, I used the mini ink cubes to create a design…

I stamped the edge of the ink pads randomly all over the mini tea cup card created with THIS die. Since the ink pad is small it creates small lines that add a lot of texture. I added a mouse to the center and a few hearts cut with THIS die. I added some of THIS on top for some shine.

I stamped the inside to tie everything together…

I hope this inspires you to create some backgrounds using your mini ink cubes.

There’s much more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit my sweet friend, Laurie Willison. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…
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

Kelly Latevola

Libby Hickson

Lucy Abrams

Hero Arts is giving away three $50 gift certificates (drawn from all of the comments along the hop) so be sure to comment below for your chance to win. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts announce the winner the following week. Good Luck!

You can view the 2018 Catatlog products HERE. I’ve linked to the supplies used below to multiple sources. (Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.)




  1. Cindy C.
    February 22, 2018

    Super cute and fun cards!!

  2. Hannah
    February 22, 2018

    Fun to find new ways to use ink cubes

  3. Stacey Kowbel
    February 22, 2018

    Fantastic cards! I love how you used the mini ink cubes on the cards – fantastic ideas!

  4. Daniela May
    February 21, 2018

    Wow Heather – such a clever use of the ink pads – great result and gorgeous cards. Love the color combination as well.

  5. Carol Celeste
    February 21, 2018

    Such creative cards!

  6. Mateja P
    February 21, 2018

    Such great designs. Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  7. Margery C
    February 21, 2018

    Those mice are so cute. Love all your cards.

  8. Karen L K
    February 21, 2018

    Such cute cards! Those mice are such fun! I like the colors on the backgrounds and the clever use of the ink cubes.

  9. Kathy McCreary
    February 21, 2018

    The mouse tea party is too cute! Thank you for sharing this simple yet fun way to use our mini cubes!

  10. Heather DePasquale
    February 21, 2018

    Just love your sorbet like colors. Your cards really pop. This is a great catalog. Thanks to all!

  11. Jackie Price
    February 20, 2018

    I love what you did with the ink cubes. Each background you created with them is just fabulous!! So creative. I will keep these ideas in mind.

  12. Deepti Aggarwal
    February 20, 2018

    Awww.. cuteness overloaded. I am falling for these mice.

  13. Kim Benjamin
    February 20, 2018

    Hop hop


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