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. Melinda Wilson

    This would be an awesome set of inks to win!

  2. WOW! I love those colors! They’re so yummy. :)

  3. dlawson

    I love the soft pool inks, so know that I would love the mid-tone inks. I really would appreciate winning.

  4. peggy wood

    I love the new colors. You are right – the cup o joe and wet cement would be great additions to my of original soft colors. I like combing inks of the same brand when I stamp. I think they just work better. I am just getting into more of the brighter colors so the whole set would be a wonderful prize. I love your videos a lot. thanks for taking the time to do them for us.

  5. Connie O.

    Wow! I have been wanting to try these for a long time! What an awesome giveaway!

  6. Kerry Barnett

    Oh I love these new inks. I NEED to win these

  7. Amber W

    fantastic new inks! Cant wait to try them!

  8. Vanessa

    I like the way the shadow inks cover, love them, would love to have them.

  9. Love the soft colors. Would be nice to win, as I don’t have any of them.

  10. Ruth G

    Wow! So many comments!
    Well, thanks again for a great product review, Jennifer! It is so wonderful to get this kind of input from someone I know I can trust!
    Have a fantastic weekend! We’ve got snow in Northern Illinois finally, at least for a couple of days…

  11. Fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Hee Jin Ramsey

    Great info and products as usual! Would love to have & add some good inks to my collection! Thanks you and yours sponsers Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Paula M.

    love the shadow inks!

  14. I am a HUGE FAN and to think we share the same name!! These inks look really interesting and I would love to win. We live on a pretty tight budget and I probably could not buy them, but I sure would use them if I won!

  15. Shona P.

    These inks look beautiful. I love the greens, and the blues and the… Yep, they all look fab to me !

  16. OMG!! What an AWESOME GIFT that would be!! THANKS to SIMON SAYS STAMP for the AMAZING chance to win!! =) YIPPEE!!
    THANKS for the GREAT video Jennifer!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  17. Shartl

    Wow, I love these new shades…especially green hills and field greens. I’m really into greens lately, can you tell???! Thanks so much for the demonstration and chance to win these!

  18. Lynnette F

    Love the look of the new colours.

  19. Love the new colors, but I specialy love the boxes. So sweet with all that flowers on.

  20. Anna K

    I love those colours and also to have a chance them, fabulous video,
    thanks again. Anna

  21. TamaraK

    Love these Hero Hue inks and love your work, Jennifer!

  22. shari suzuki

    love the look & the beautiful colors! :)

  23. Pat E

    I love the new colors!

  24. Aaaah! This question is keeps popping in my head “Shall I get these ink pads or not?”. It seem that angel and devil are battling with each other to win over each other! I hope I get this this free so that the battle will end soon and save a hole on my bank account! Thanks, Jennifer!

  25. Wow, these new colours are gorgeous !!!!!

  26. gloria l

    The mid tone inks are just perfect. For some reason, I have been gravitating toward these colors. My recent purchase of paper have been in these shades. I would love to add these to my very, very,very small ink stash. Thanks for the opportunity!

  27. I do have some of the shadow inks and I love them.
    Thanks for the video and the chance to win!

  28. M'Liss White

    These colors are amazing and I would love to add them to my collection.Thanks for the video and chance to win!

  29. I just adore these colors! Amazing card you showed in today’s video, thank you!

  30. Love the heart comparison you did for shadow inks. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize.

  31. mj

    WOW … very cool product! and that stamp you used to demo them is a must! can’t wait to play with both!! fingers crossed for winning the ink combo pack!!! thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Wow, these are really great. I only have one of their ink pads (so far) and I really love it. Thanks for the chance to win the new ones!

  33. Van

    I’d love a chance to try the new ink pads! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  34. paula e.

    as always, great demonstration and product explanation, jennifer. these shadow inks look great-and thanks for a chance to win.

  35. I love these inks! And I must have that stamp! Thanks for sharing….

  36. Dawn Schumacher

    Thanks for sharing! These inks rock!

  37. Wow, wow, wow… these would be some GREAT inks to try. Beautiful project by the way. Smooches…

  38. Melissa

    What a generous gift from them to a lucky winner! Great colors

  39. Melissa

    What a generous gift from them to a lucky winner! Great colors

  40. Mabel

    Nice colours

  41. Carolyn P.

    Great colours. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  42. Valerie

    Very excited to add these fantastic new colors to my HA collection! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  43. Barb

    These colors are awesome! Thanks for all the inspiration you give and the chance to win these great inks.

  44. Mabel M

    Can’t wait to pick those shadows inks, thanks for the review and super cute card!!

  45. Bev

    Lovely new colors!

  46. Leslie

    Fun colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Katrina H

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Stella P

    I’ve never used HA inks but would to try these. Thank you for the giveaway!

  49. Thanks for the giveaway Jennifer! I have been wanting to try the hero inks. Hope I win! :)

  50. Oh my…i just dove in and bought the entire set of shadow inks, now I guess I have to do the same for these, unless…..someone wants to pick me to win!!! Thanks for the vid and the winning opportunity.

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