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. Laura Buehler
    February 18, 2018

    Love the backgrounds & your cards are adorable.

  2. pat smith
    February 18, 2018

    The Mice are precious! I love the way you used the cubes for background. Great coloring job and layout!

  3. Karen Hale
    February 18, 2018

    The Mouse Tea Party is such an adorable stamp set. Love your cards and the ink cube background. Thanks for sharing this technique.

  4. Sue McRae
    February 18, 2018

    I can’t get over how adorable these mice are and I love the fun way you used the ink cubes!

  5. Joy
    February 18, 2018

    The mouse stamp is so cute, love your cards.

  6. Catherine in Colorado
    February 18, 2018

    The background of your cards are so clever! Lots of fresh ideas to consider! Thanks Heather!

  7. Stef Perry
    February 18, 2018

    I love how you used the ink cubes to create inked backgrounds for your cards, which are absolutely beyond adorable, by the way!

  8. Kris in Alaska
    February 18, 2018

    Just to darn adorable!

  9. Betty Lim-Silvernail
    February 18, 2018

    I love all your cards! The colors are fabulous. I need buy some ink cubes! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Annalisa
    February 18, 2018

    Such a sweet group of cards. I love this tea set, and the shaped card is just darling. Also, great way to use the mini ink cubes. Those are such fun backgrounds! I love it. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. barbara lassiter
    February 17, 2018

    Cute! These are just so cute!!!

  12. F. Andre
    February 17, 2018

    You used a fab colour palette on your cards. Love your ink cube techniques.

  13. Tammy L
    February 17, 2018

    How super fun are these! What three unique looks with just some mini ink pads and stamps! Totally love it! TFS!

  14. Barbara Walborn
    February 17, 2018

    Cute little mice. Using the ink cubes for a background is very creative.

  15. Henriëtte
    February 17, 2018

    Lovely cards, the mice are so cute. Thanks for the ink cube background, love that idea!


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