VIDEO: Backgrounds in Minutes! Hero Arts 2021 Catalog Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome everyone! Today we are celebrating the new Hero Arts 2021 Catalog with a blog hop!

All of the blog hop info will be at the end of this post along with a list of supplies used on my cards today.

Buckle up! I have a lot to share with you.

I love to ink blend backgrounds but I know some people struggle with achieving a smooth transition between colors. The technique today is quick, easy and gives you such a smooth blend it appears almost airbrushed!


I have a video for my cards today that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. It will show you how to create lots of backgrounds in minutes. I’ll take those backgrounds a step further using products from the catalog release.


Since I do have so many cards to share, I won’t go into a ton of detail here on the blog as I explain each one in the video.

Sun and Wave Window Card

Hello There Butterfly Card

Thanks Butterfly Circle Card

You Are Amazing Art Deco Card

Hello There Cityscape Card

You Make Me Happy Butterfly Circle Card

Big Hugs Butterfly Circle Card

Thanks I Appreciate You Card

Through The Woods Window Card

I had so much fun creating these cards!

I have a bonus card to share with you. This is a card I created for the catalog using the Lily Pond Heroscape.


Comment on the hop by Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59pm pst for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Hero Arts store. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win!


If you arrived here from Maria’s blog you are in the right spot.

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Pocono Pam!

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mindy Eggen ***YOU ARE HERE**
Pocono Pam
Amy Kolling
Jennifer McGuire
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Mariana Grigsby
Nichol Spohr


66 thoughts on “VIDEO: Backgrounds in Minutes! Hero Arts 2021 Catalog Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Wanda S Radler says:

    Wow – so many great new products. I love all your various blending and techniques with that butterfly circle stencil. It is my favorite new product.


  2. Naomi says:

    Thank you for taking the time to put a video together on how to use the gel plate. I have one, but did not know how easy it is to create backgrounds with.


  3. Roxanne Tellini says:

    Love these backgrounds! I like all of your cards but I want to talk about You make me happy butterfly circle. Just wow. This is such a great card. I love the colors, the blend is smooth the stencil is spot on. Wonderful!


  4. Jeannie Boudet says:

    Ok Mindy I have been to keep myself from getting a gel plate, but you finally convinced me that I gotta have one. Can’t wait to try your techniques!


  5. Wendy Falk says:

    I just love your bonus card!! Oh My Gosh! I never thought of making a night scene with that! Genius! ❤ ❤ ❤ Also, so many other cards to love. I am especially in love with the "you are amazing" layout. The soft colors, sentiment and enamel dots are simply beautiful together ❤
    PS Your blending does look airbrushed!


  6. Andre M. says:

    These cards turned out fabulous. Thank you for sharing the process video for creating these backgrounds. It was so enlightening to see the gel press used with ink pads and the smooth transitions you achieved between the colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.


  7. Patty A Eifert says:

    These are all beautiful cards! I love me a good background stamp I can ink up and use with a large sentiment!! And you bonus card is stunning!!


  8. Kristina Gentle says:

    Look at all the FUN you had on these creations. So much inspiration and so much color fun. Love, love and can not stop obsessing about all the new products.


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