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. yainea

    Thanks for the super helpful review! I love these new colors :)

  2. Beautiful colors. I like the soft sand. Thanks for showing them to us.

  3. Really lovely colors. love the green one

  4. While my odds of winning are not very good (LOTS of comments here!!) I am willing to take the chance…I have been eyeing these new inks since their release and would LOVE to get them all! Thanks for the video and all the great tips…always so helpful!

  5. Love , love, love these inks! Thanks Simple Simon for the chance to win!

  6. Kimberli Sarsfield

    Oh Happy Day! I am so excited to see the addition of the Mid Tones line to the HA inks. What gorgeous colors and I really appreciate your video so we could see the ink in action and what it looks like next to the Soft Shadow colors!

  7. these are a MUST-HAVE!!!! fabulous new colors!!=)
    hugs, SannaS

  8. Gorgeous colours! Would definitely love to get my hands on them :)

  9. Jean Shen

    Love the bright colors!

  10. Joan-Anne

    It would be awesome to win the complete set! the colours are so pretty! thanks for the chance to win these babies, lol!!!

  11. What great new colors. I love inks…


  12. Sally

    These colours are lovely! Thanks Jennifer :-)

  13. Sue Alg

    Oh I’m so happy about the new shadow inks. Thanks for the video–really educates us

  14. These look amazing!!!

  15. Sylvie Hoobanoff

    Oooh, thhose are such pretty colours! Thanks for the chance to win a set!

  16. Angel

    Oh my gosh, a whole set of these wonderful colors. What a generous giveaway you and Simon Says has offered your followers once more. I am sure each and every one of these colors would be so for to use. Thank you.

  17. HI. I want to ask , how You would compare Hero Arts Hues Ink Pads to new Ranger Archival inks. I have few colors of old Archival inks and now im thinking about buying them all but after watching your video I consider buying Hero Hues . Im using lot of Distress Inks and watercolor pensils and I would like to know Youre opinion witch of those ink pads would be better ? And thank you very much for Your great videos I learned a lot from You about stamping :)

  18. Nancy

    Such beautiful and soft colors! They look like a dream to use for so many projects.

  19. Thank you so much for the help with these new inks. I can not wait to give them a try.

  20. These looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a set.

  21. Jeanette L.

    I have to try the new inks…would LOVE to win a set of them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Wendy Orme

    These inks look delicious!

  23. Thaks for the video. Very informative. Thanks for the chance to win. These inks look great to use.

  24. Jeanie P

    Wow! Loving these new inks! Thanks for a chance to win.

  25. Thanks for the great video, and a great big thanks for the chance to win! I am a huge fan of Hero Arts shadow inks – such great quality.

  26. Stephanie Y.

    These new inks look so nice! Thanks for the video and chance to win.

  27. Peg

    These inks are new to me and I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for a chance to win.

  28. Sheila K.

    Gorgeous new colors! I can’t wait to try them.

  29. Wow! I love these new colors! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  30. Melissa

    These inks look fantastic. I would love to play around with the beautiful colours. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Sharlene Piscitelli

    These inks look terrific–love the colors!

  32. Nica R.

    The new colors are all gorgeous! And they really do look so great paired with the softer colors! Thanks for a chance to win!

  33. Kelly Braund

    Beautiful new colors!

  34. Mary M.

    Having the comparison of the ink color after it dries and when it is freshly stamped was amazing. I can’t decide which color I want first. Maybe I’ll win and I won’t have to make that decision.

  35. Angela

    These are super nice. Would love to win them! Thanks for the chance.

  36. These look awesome! Thanks so much for the comparisons!

  37. Deb Pereira

    These look wonderful! Love every color!

  38. Casey

    I never realized how these worked! That is awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

  39. Wow, those inks look amazing!

  40. Shauna M.

    GREAT video Jennifer! Thank you for taking the time to share and explain the new inks and the differences in the mid-tones and the soft colors. And thanks for the chance to win all the new colors!

  41. Becs Attwood

    What a great giveaway. Thanks for the video & the chance to win these gorgeous new inks.

  42. Marilyn Bronson

    I am off to watch the video and want to say thank you for all the great opportunities you offer. I love the colors of these inks.

  43. Aussie Emma

    Awesome giveaway!!! THanks

  44. Ginny

    Thank you for the chance to win these lovely inks!!!!!

  45. Sandy W

    I love this medium line of colors! Thank you for the chance to win.

  46. Mary

    Love the new stamp pad colors. Our local store doesn’t have them in yet. So sad!

  47. Brandy

    Ooh those are so pretty! Would love to try them out.

  48. Ellen Bentley

    The colors of these ink pads are different- really nice!

  49. thanks for the video and the chance to win !!

  50. joanne

    I would love to try these inks!

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