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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


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  1. annette3478 says:

    These cards are stunning! I have a gel plate that I have never used. I’ve always been afraid to play with it, it just seems overwhelming and I’ve never been sure of where to start. This looks like a great way to blend ink. I may have to try it. I love your color combinations and the way you used your backgrounds.

  2. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such beautiful, colorful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Barbara Hill says:

    Wow what a generous sample of cards. I have t seen the cityscape anywhere else, it looks great.

  4. Bev Williams says:

    Mindy…..such amazing cards! Each one is fantastic! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  5. cottagerca says:

    Great presentation of the stamp sets.

  6. Autumn Sizemore says:

    Love the dimension of your cards!

  7. Tracey Hill says:

    Love all your cards. It was nice to see the art deco stencil and the city scape used. Geez, its so hard to choose from all the fabulous items in this release. I have so many ideas and creative possibilities to explore!!

  8. Nancy Knapp says:

    Thanks for sharing all of the techniques in your video! Love your cards!

  9. Heather Mills says:

    Oooo . . . these cards are all so gorgeous! Your ink blending is fabulous; so smooth!

  10. Michele W says:

    Amazing cards! I learned so much from your video. I recently ordered a gel press and am looking forward to giving these idea a try. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Glendalys Salgado says:

    Lovely job with the pastels and gold embossing. I had no idea how nice they paired together.

  12. I like the backgrounds you created on these wonderful cards.

  13. Wow!! So many stunning cards, Mindy! I love your gorgeous backgrounds. I must admit I hadn’t really considered a gel press before! You have certainly showcased these new stencils and background stamps beautifully! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration and great video. I learnt so much! Stay safe!

  14. Lisa C says:

    What you created is absolutely beautiful! I am very inspired by it all and am looking forward to creating.

  15. Cyndi Morris says:

    Gorgeous cards. Your colors and your backgrounds are amazing.

  16. Nicole Nardi says:

    Such beautiful cards.

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