Video: NEW Hero Arts Shadow Inks + Giveaway!

Boy is it cold! It’s -2 degrees here, but I know some of you have it much worse. Ack!

Hopefully this will brighten your day: a closer look at the new Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I am the biggest fan of their inks, but I tend to reach for the same colors over and over. I was thrilled that they released SIX new colors – Soft Vanilla, Dark Quartz, Lemon Yellow, Lime Green, Ultra Pink and Blackboard – and I LOVE them all. They are a great addition to the Shadow Ink collection. Here is a video showing a closer look:

First, here is a look at the card I did in the video. (The photo is a bit more neon that in real life. Sorry.) Scroll down a bit more for a comparison to other ink colors…

One of my favorite cards to make is an encouragement card. The new Yay! stamp set from Hero Arts is perfect for this type of card… which I am sending to a friend who recently lost 10 pounds. The small stars in the background add to the fun.

Pairing up the new Shadow Ink colors (more on those below) with some Wink of Stella shimmer, I have a card that is sure to make her smile.

I know many people will be interested in how these new Shadow Ink colors compare to the older Shadow Ink colors… and the Simon Says Stamp Ink colors. (Remember – these inks have the same properties as they come from the same ink line from the same manufacturer.) Please forgive these terrible photos – they are just for comparison purposes.

In this photo, the new Lime Green looks a bit more yellow than it is in real life. I love this color. Great for flowers:

The new Lemon Yellow color is the perfect bright yellow – much different than any yellows out there. Perfection. And Soft Vanilla is a lovely ivory-like color. Perfect for any style of card. I will be using this one for backgrounds and for light stamping to trace over:

The new Dark Quartz has won my heart. It is a great dull (in a good way) peach color that will go perfect with neutral or bright colors. It isn’t as bright as the other colors in the peach and orange family:

For pinks, the new Hero Arts Ultra Pink is a little more blue than the old Bubble Gum. Hard to see in this picture, but the difference is there. I think I prefer Ultra Pink:

Finally, the new Blackboard Ink. This color is very unique… it is like a soft black or super dark grey. I will be reaching for this a lot. Swoon:

Hope this gives you a better look at the new inks. Now it’s time to share some…


Want to try out the newest Hero Arts Shadow Inks yourself? Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 1/10/14 for your chance to win all six! Good luck.

(By the way, the winners of the spots in the Stenciled class are: Roz M, Cara T and Agnieska. I emailed you.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

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649 CommentsHero Arts, Videos

  1. Swoon! Loving these new colours!! Thanks for the comparison Jennifer. :)

  2. Love the look of the new ink colours and your card showcases them beautifully.

  3. Jennifer, your craft supplies review are very helpful. I love Hero Arts! Thank you for a chance to win some new shadow inks!

  4. Sheila W

    Love Hero Arts Shadow Inks. The new colors are so fun!! Thanks for the comparison. It is really helpful.

  5. JulieZ

    LOVE having the ink comparisons – so very useful! Thanks bunches for that Jennifer! Very cute (& colorful lol) card too ;-)

  6. Terry B.

    Thanks for the time you spend providing video and your opinions on new products.
    Thanks for the chance to win those 6 new colors!


  7. Renuka

    Love the new colors. Thanks for a chance to win.

  8. Kathy H

    What a cheery card. I like the new colors. I have never used the HA shadow inks but I think I’m going to have to give them a try.

  9. Tami G

    Love all the bright colors!! You always have such great ideas!!!

  10. Anuja

    Love the card! Thanks for a chance to win!

  11. Connie O.

    I recently bought the hero Arts Mid tone shadow inks and I love them!!!! These are great colors!

  12. deb pereira

    Wow! Exciting new colors and a beautiful card! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. andreea

    What awesome colors! I love Hero Arts Inks also, actually everything that’s Hero Arts:) TFS!!

  14. Anso

    These are so pretty!

  15. Deneen

    Love that they are coming out with new colors but I still haven’t collected all the old colors LOL guess I better get busy.

  16. I don’t have any shadow inks and would love this chance to try them out. Thanks.

  17. Debee

    Wow what great colors. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Awesome card, love the bright beautiful colors.

  19. Jasmine

    nice and bright.

  20. Marlene V.

    Love that blackboard color!

  21. YLeon

    Omg what an awesome giveway i love love love hero arts, thanks for sharing!!

  22. Maxine

    Interesting…so interesting. I like them!!

  23. seagreen

    Thank you for doing the color samples. Such a great help.

  24. Love how you have put all the shades next to each other. Makes it easy to see how they relate. Thanks for checking them out for us LOL

  25. Laura Turcotte

    Because of your use of the shadow inks, I bought a grey ink awhile ago, and I LOVE it! I am so glad I went with your judgement, and thanks again for doing a comparison for us! it helps me so much!

  26. Shirley L.

    WOW! Great job of discussing and showing the new colors. I really like all of them, especially that bright yellow. It’s hard these days to know which inks to buy, and you always give such a good description of your likes and dislikes about products. Thanks.

  27. JanetG

    Love the new Hero Arts colors

  28. Bevyb

    I also love a lime green color, so I know that will be one of my favorites. Soft Vanilla will be great for tone on tone backgrounds. Your card showcased the new colors perfectly and the information on how these fit into the existing colors was very helpful
    Thanks for the chance to win all the new colors

  29. SabrinaV

    Love the new colours, especially the blackboard and lime green!

  30. Reece

    Nice colors.

  31. Kathy Mc

    I am SO far behind in new inks that I could use this lift. I’m sure they would also help with my mojo. Your comparisons shown here are very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Flo

    Love the way you have showcased the colors for comparasion. Great giveaway. Thanks.

  33. Thanks for sharing the new colors. Would love to have them all!

  34. I love all the new colors too! Thanks for a chance to win!

  35. Ailing

    Thanks so much for the color comparison. Looking forward to use these inks :)

  36. Beauriful ink to work with.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Gr Elly

  37. Judy Hodges

    Hope I win! Thanks.

  38. KathyFL57

    I love the shadow inks. I only have a few but they are great and the coverage is awesome. These new colors are a wonderful addition!

  39. Carrie

    Wow! More amazing colors from Hero Arts! You did a wonderful job showcasing them in your card. Thanks for the chance to win! ~Carrie

  40. Emily Yip

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the new colors. would like to try them all.

  41. Cheryl SD

    Great colors! What a nice bright happy card! That will perk up someone’s day! Thanks for the details and descriptions of the new colors! I sure would love to try them! ;-)

  42. Bonnie Melody

    Thanks for the colour comparison. Those new HA colours look like they would fill some holes in the spectrum.

  43. tsabhira

    Pretty! That dark quartz is JUST the right shade of orange.

  44. Bethany Becker

    I would love to win some new inks.

  45. Andrea La Vigne

    Love that you did this video with the side-by-side comparisons. It made it easier to see the differences between the colors. I’ve never had the opportunity to try any of the Hero Arts shadow inks, but these colors look yummy. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  46. Mai

    Great card, love the colors!

  47. Jan B

    Would love to play with some new ink pads.

  48. These would be amazing to try thanks for the chance to win some :)

  49. Hermalyn

    Neon is such a happy color! Seeing those colors make me very very happy!

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