Video: Hero Arts Soft and Mid-Tone Shadow Inks + Giveaway!


Today I have a video I put together for the sweet Simon Says Stamp folks. In it, I show Hero Arts Shadow Inks - including the original Soft Shadow Inks and the new 2012 Mid-Tone Shadow Inks. These inks are very unique and incredibly awesome… perfect for getting a smooth, solid stamped image. Here’s why:

Basically, this ink is unique because it slowly smooths out and dries into the perfect stamped image. It is the best ink for images with lots of solid space, such as the hearts I used here.

I threw together this very quick sample of colors for you to compare each. A few of my original Soft Shadow Inks are older than the hills (in packaging from three designs ago!) and therefore a bit light… but it should give you an idea. All of the colors starting with “Soft” are the original Soft Shadow Inks. All the others are the more vibrant Mid-Tone Shadow Inks.

And here is a look at just the new Mid-Tone Shadow Inks

These inks are lovely, I tell you. And they go nicely with my other favorite ink, Distress Ink, too.

Now I know folks are going to ask me which my favorite colors of the new inks are. Ha ha ha… well… just get them all. :) In fact, you can get all the new Mid-Tone inks in a bundle HERE. But Wet Cement and Cup ‘O Joe are must-have in their lovely grey and brown colors. And the others? They are all great – just depends on what colors you use the most.

And big cheers to Shari Carroll who was the mastermind behind the new colors. Nice work! And she put a video about them together HERE that shows how the inks go together with the whole Hero Hues color line.

Hope this helps explain the inks! Be sure to head over to Simon Says Stamp’s blog for more info.

And the sweet folks at Simon Says Stamp said I could give away a set of the new Mid-Tons Inks! Just leave a comment here by Saturday 11:59pmESTS for your chance to win. Good luck!

903 CommentsHero Arts, Product Information, Videos

  1. Janet Skotnicki

    Thanks for all the great tips and inspiration! Love your blog and Hero Arts. Would love to win these inks!

  2. Terri

    Always look forward to your videos Jennifer,
    Thanks for the info & the opportunity to win!

  3. Beth Noble

    I just love the new colors! Can’t wait to use them on cards I’m making based on the Clean & Simple Class!

  4. Michele

    love your videos! love the colors of these inks–adding them to my wishlist. thanks for a chance.

  5. Randellyn

    These are nice…on the wish list they go!

  6. What a fabulous giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Am I too late to leave a comment? =) Thank you for this wonderful video, I see these inks used all the time and was wondering what made them special. This cleared it up for me and now I’m excited to try some!

  8. Shayna W

    I would just love to be able to have these! What a great addition they would be.

  9. Eve

    thanks Jennifer for this comparison. What a nice group of new colors & as you mentioned, more vibrant than old ones that i have. These will be a great addition! :-) Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

  10. Sharon P

    These inks are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win

  11. Katie

    Thank you so much for sharing these inks. Such nice colors.

  12. Margaret B

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some of these inks. These are some great colors and I do not own any ot these inks as of yet so it would be great to add some to my collection.

  13. Marie

    Whew! Just under the wire!! These are incredible colours! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  14. Alison

    There you go enabling again!!

  15. Maureen Chandler

    The more I look at those inks, the more I want them. Thanks so much for the chance to win them!!

  16. Elaine Beck

    I didn’t see these ink’s before…. Love them Hope I can get them in Quebec. I love your video s

  17. Ooh, I almost missed getting in on this giveaway. Lots of ink in pretty colors….what could be better? Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Cinthia H

    Ooh, I want these! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Geri

    These inks are so soft and pretty. Thanks for a chance to win them!

  20. Becky

    These inks are great. I love them and can’t wait to try them out myself.

  21. Lisa P

    These are incredible. There are tons of colors on my must have list now!

  22. Cheryl SD

    Wow! The colors are a great addition. I have the soft shadow ink…would love to have the new colors! They are added to my list of things desired!

  23. You have definitely convinced me that I need to start collecting the shadow inks!

  24. Kimberly R

    Love the colors – thanks for a chance to win.

  25. Katie K.

    Thanks for the demonstration. Uneven coverage on stamps with lots of negative space really bugs me, so I’m delighted to see that Hero has created a new series of ink pads that solves that problem. What would be even better? Why, winning a whole set!

  26. Gail weber

    wow these inks are amazing ===thanks for the chance to win

  27. Katrin

    Love the colours and that the have the same features as shadow inks, just brighter.

  28. susan schultheis

    I have always wanted to try Hero Arts inks but just never had the opportunity. THIS would be the PERFECT opportunity. Thanks for the give-a-way.

  29. Pam K.

    Love these inks and especially like how you showed them in your video, Jennifer. Seeing how they’ll look once they dry is very helpful. And the colors are super wonderful!

    Thanks so much!

  30. Lisa J.

    Looking forward to adding these to my collection!

  31. Heather DG

    Ooooh, thank you for the video…these are definitely going on my must have list!!

  32. hope I’m not too late – I would LOVE to win some of these inks!

  33. Helen Brown

    I love these shadow inks!!

  34. Tommye C Bell

    Jennifer, you have made me an ink-aholic! I am now obsessed and inking everything in site. These inks would be awesome, love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. caroline in canada

    Wow – love these new tones. Great new options!!

  36. Heather

    I absolutely love the colors.

  37. dlawson

    Please pick me!!!

  38. You just solved one of my inking problems! Love these!

  39. Joanne Lai

    Simply Love the way of Jennifer McGuire making the card! Simple, clean and easy yet it’s creative and colorful~ Love the color matching for every card!! Thanks for the chance to win a set of the new Mid-Tons Inks! :)

  40. Janine

    Wow ! these inks look amazing. I would love to be a winner!

  41. Frani

    Colors of the rainbow have come alive with these new inks. A flower garden of color. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Love the stamp you used in demoing the colors. A starburst of radiance.

  42. Sara

    The inks are gorgeous. And I love that rayed stamp, as well.

  43. rkokes

    thanks for sharing this-very helpful stuff!

  44. Anna

    What do you use to clean your stamps? I usually wait until I’m done and run them under the sink and scrub with my hand, but by then, they have already stained, especially when I use Staz-on – are you using baby wipes?


  45. Cindy

    I was wondering what stamp you used for your video?
    I love it!

  46. vasundhara

    ihave started scrapbooking and i am 13and this shall be my first ink collection!!
    thanx for showing these inks and now i can go n buy em from somewhere

  47. Monica Newton

    Hello, I love the hero arts shadow inks, but I also love the stamp and you do not give the name of it. I like the one that looks like a sun.
    Thank you so much.

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