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. Judie Attard
    February 19, 2018

    Adorable creations! I love how you used the ink cubes!

  2. SuzanD.
    February 19, 2018

    Cute cards. Great backgrounds.

  3. Miriam Prantner
    February 19, 2018

    Great cards! Love how you created the grid with the mini cubes!

  4. Amy D
    February 19, 2018

    The little mice are adorable!! Very sweet cards.

  5. Ann Eslinger
    February 19, 2018

    I love seeing variations on a single theme. It makes it easier for me to see the crrsatility of different stamps.sets. in other words. Thanks for the ideas

  6. Patt H.
    February 19, 2018

    Really cute, fun cards, Heather! Live the great idea for mini ink pads& the results are awesome! The cool teacup card is my fave with the great sentiment inside. Great for one if my tea drinking friends. Thank you for all the inspiration!

  7. Annette Reed
    February 19, 2018

    Great ideas! I love the teacup. I’ve never thought of using ink pads that way. Love the technique!

  8. Patty Eifert
    February 19, 2018

    Adorable cards! I definitely need to try your mini-cube backgrounds for some quick cards!!

  9. Marjorie Dumontier
    February 19, 2018

    These little mice are the cutest ! I love your choice of colors !

  10. Marjorie Dumontier
    February 19, 2018

    Your creations are soooo darn cute !

  11. GabriellaB
    February 19, 2018

    Awesome that you are having fun with the mini cubes. I love seeing ideas for them. I also love those little mice

  12. lee
    February 19, 2018

    What a sweet card – love those mice!

  13. Karen Page
    February 19, 2018

    Love, love, love the background (and card) you made with the ink cubes! Just adorable!!!

  14. Helen
    February 18, 2018

    how clever! love what you did with these little mice…thanks for sharing

  15. Dana M
    February 18, 2018

    Absolutely adorable. Fabulous background techniques and the colors so perfectly highlight the sweet mice.


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