Hero Arts Summer 2023 Catalog Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome friends! It’s an exciting day today! The new Hero Arts Summer 2023 catalog products are now available for purchase and I have loads of inspiration to share!

I saw down one day and created a bunch of backgrounds using my rubber brayer and a gel plate. It creates the smoothest backgrounds.

After the backgrounds were completely dry, I foiled this first card using the Magnolia Branches Hot Foil Plate using Champagne Glimmer Foil

I trimmed out the center using the Rectangle Infinity Die and popped up this panel using foam tape.

I added the butterfly using the Delicate Butterfly Fancy die cut from Black Glitter cardstock.

The sentiment comes from the Encouragement Sentiment set that I heat embossed onto Black cardstock using White embossing powder.

This next card has a softer look to it. Once again I foiled the Magnolia Branches Hot Foil plate but this time die cut it out with the Ovals.

I popped the Oval up using foam tape and added a sentiment from the Peace Words Fancy die and Encouragement Sentiments.

This next card was actually a piece of cardstock that I was using to rub off extra ink from my brayer. I thought it looked cool for a mixed media background.

I stamped the Rough Dot Bold Print over the top and then flicked on Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink.

I added the die cut images from the Collage Window and sentiment from the Encouragement Sentiment stamp set.

This is another card I created using the same technique as above with the Rough Dots background but die cutting from the Hexagon Infinity Die.

I decorated the shape with the Build A Flower Fancy Die.

I’ll have more to share soon!


We’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left along the hop. Comment on all the blogs for more chances to win! You have until Sunday, May 28 at 11:59pm to enter. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog.


The part starts over on the Hero Arts Blog

Your next stop is Pocono Pam

Here is the full list in case you get lost along the way.

Hero Arts

Hero Arts Creative Team:

Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kelly Taylor
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen ***YOU ARE HERE ***
Pocono Pam ***YOUR NEXT STOP***

Special Guests

BreAnn Loveland
Cathy Zielske
Daniel West
Erica A-B
Jaycee Gaspar
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison

Nichol Spohr
Vicki Boutin
Wanda Guess

Sharing on Instagram:
Maria – @cardbomb
Ralph – @ralphtyndalldesigns
Ricky – @bromerocards


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  1. These cards look amazing. The foiled backgrounds look stunning, and I love the artsy look of the brayered off backgrounds.

  2. Loving all your beautiful cards. Hope that you have a video of using the brayer and gel plate to share with us! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Stunning cards. I love your color combinations, especially the Hexagon card with soft pink flowers. It is absolutely gorgeous 😍

  4. Beautiful and elegant cards!

  5. What a great release. Love the sentiment stamps and coordinating die.

  6. The cards are beautiful. That rough dots stamp, and what it can do is calling my name!

  7. I love the foiling! Gorgeous designs!

  8. Beautiful cards! Love the foiling and how the window helps the butterfly pop on the first one.

  9. beautifully designed cards – thanks for the ideas

  10. Love your cards, Mindy. The foiled look is so pretty as a background and as a focal point. The floral card is my favorite.

  11. Wow! Look at all your gorgeous cards! Loving the bold Dots background!

  12. Beautiful cards–I especially love the cards with the Magnolia Branches hot foil plate and backgrounds that you created with your gel press!

  13. Wow! Your cards and backgrounds are gorgeous! You’ve inspired me to get my gel plate and brayer out!

  14. I love your cards. So creative!

  15. Your cards are all beautiful but the butterfly one is my favourite!

  16. I love the use of the rooftop pool print stamp. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  17. I love what you did with the foiling, especially in the first two cards, and the fun hexagon in the final card.

  18. Beautiful cards! My favourite is card # 1 – love the colours and colour blending. Also love the soft pastel colours used on your other cards. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I love the sentiments on all of these. What lovely creations.

  20. Beautiful card. Love the backgrounds and clean design elements.

  21. Your cards are always great! Wish my gel plate creations looked half as good as yours!!

  22. Mindy, those cards are really beautiful. I love the foiling over the gel printed backgrounds. I have several similar backgrounds that just seemed to need something, I think foiling is the answer. Thank you for the inspiration!

  23. Really great cards Minday.

  24. I am liking the shapes cut out of background stamps on this hop.

  25. All your cards are gorgeous. Love the colors you use. Love the Rough Dots stamp and the Be You stamp.

  26. Each one unique and wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Love the backgrounds and the simplicity of the cards. Just beautiful.

  28. The foiled cards are stunning!
    Love the positive messages that we all need in this new release.
    Thanks for sharing.

  29. Your cards are always so creative. That foiled background is elegant, and the light color palette you used is the perfect accent for them. My favoirte is the oval one.

  30. Always fun to use something
    unexpected and get a startlingly
    wonderful project. The
    excess ink background is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  31. What beautiful cards! I love all the fun backgrounds you created 🙂

  32. Beautiful backgrounds and lovely CAS designs

  33. These cards are all so amazing. Love the shapes and textures!

  34. Those foiled magnolia branches though!

  35. WOW, the first 2 are incredible. And I love that you limited your colors. GREAT cards!

  36. Such beautiful cards! Those backgrounds are stunning. I haven’t used my gel plate in ages — you’ve inspired me to pull it out and play!

  37. Way to recycle something that would otherwise be thrown away into a beautiful card!

  38. Awesome cards! Love your designs.

  39. The Magnolia branches are stunning and I love how you created the oval on your card

  40. Stunning cards! That hot foil is so impressive.

  41. Beautiful cards Mindy. Such an awesome release from Hero Arts…again! They always have such fun products. Thanks for sharing such amazing inspiration. I love your work 💕

  42. Very pretty cards!

  43. All your cards are fantastic! The magnolia ones are especially lovely.

  44. Elegant cards with gorgeous colors and designs! Love the beautiful magnolia branches!

  45. Love the backgrounds on your cards.

  46. Lovely work, Mindy! I love all of these gorgeous, artsy, creative card designs!

  47. WOW WOW WOW! Love them all

  48. Love your samples! Thank you for the inspiration!

  49. Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful foiling and the wonderful soft colour on the other cards. Great designs!!

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