Pattern Stamping + Sparkle Coloring + Hero Arts Love + Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi! Today’s video shows pattern stamping and sparkle coloring… and much more! Along with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Color Chart, I also share the story of how Hero Arts made this stamping community so great. And one more thing… this post is part of a fun coloring challenge hop.


[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

In this video, I tell the story of how I feel Hero Arts has made a great and positive impact on our industry and many artists. I also show how you can use your MISTI for pattern stamping and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens for shiny coloring.


I will be honest – the pattern stamping technique is best understood by watching it in action in the video. I used the Hero Arts Friends by Lia Stamp Set for the gold embossed sentiment in the center, and the Hero Arts Just for You by Lia Stamp Set for the flowers radiating from the center.


I made several examples (you can never have enough cards to send!), changing the design and colors each time.


This technique works with pretty much any stamps. It is a great way to use many images from one set, too.


On some of the cards, I filled the space with pattern stamping. In others, I left lots of white space.

By the way, if you don’t have a MISTI, check out THIS video on doing this technique with an acrylic block.


You could color this with any markers you have. I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens because I thought the added shimmer would be fun with the gold embossing.


I tell ya – I had such fun creating these. Not sure which my favorite is!


I put together a FREE color chart download for the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. These pens have color and shimmer and are fun for taking on-the-go. (I still really like the Wink of Stella Shimmer Pens – whose tip I actually like better – but these have a touch more shimmer.)

Click HERE for the free download.

Here is the color chart filled in. I have all but one color and am hoping I didn’t miss any! Oh – and below the color name I put which 3-color pack it is from. (You can find the markers HERE.)


Remember – you can mix these colors together as you use them! You can learn more about these pens in THIS video.


Like my last post, this post is part of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop… this time celebrating Hero Arts. Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker is hosting her FIFTH 30 Day Coloring Challenge. The idea is to color something every day – even if just for a few minutes!You can find more info in THIS video. #TheDailyMarker30Day!

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the gal responsible for turning me into a stamper – the wonderful Shari Carroll. You can always head back to Kathy’s blog, too.


At the end of the hop you will find an awesome GIVEAWAY from Hero Arts. 2 shopping sprees of $25.00 each! Winners will be randomly picked from the blog comments of the blog hop. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/18/16 telling me if you have ever used Hero Arts products. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Hero Arts (HA), etc.

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714 thoughts on “Pattern Stamping + Sparkle Coloring + Hero Arts Love + Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Totaling loving your crafty cards. I also like working with Hero Arts stamps. Different patterns and great colors to choose from.
    Thanks for the chance to win a shopping spree.

  2. Lovely cards, was having a bit of a dry period crafting you have got my creative juices flowing. Thanks again.

  3. These cards are so beautiful and uniquely made. As I watched your video making these cards, I was just struck with how creative you are! You are so gifted and I want to thank you for sharing your gifts with the world. Thanks!

  4. You are very creative! I am so glad you’re willing to share. And, yes I have used Hero Arts. I’ve been stamping for over 20 years. 🙂

  5. Believe it or not I dint use my misty as much as I should – I really wish I had the smaller one they came out with later but – I’m glad u showed us a way to use it with smaller stamps! Also very nice to here that Hero Arts is such a great company and encourages others in the industry 🙂

  6. I have a couple of Hero Arts stamp sets (love them!) and was introduced to the company by you, actually! These are fantastic cards, and I enjoyed hearing the story of how Hero Arts played a role in you becoming a stamper & card maker!

  7. I’m embarrassed to say I have never used Hero Arts. I love their stuff, I just haven’t, I’m not sure why? xoox thank you for sharing, this looks like such a FUN technique, I had to add it to my favs 😀 have a great day

  8. I have so many stamps, but I don’t think many of them are actually Hero Arts! I need to remedy this right away?. As always, your video was great, you make such beautiful creations! Thank you.

  9. Yes, I have used Hero Arts stamps and I’m loving their inks, too. Need some of the ombre ones, they look fun! Thankyou.

  10. Lovely cards that just look amazing. I love the technique, and am starting to think I may just need to get a MISTI 🙂

  11. Though I’ve been stamping for quite some time I’ve never attempted pattern stamping as it always intimidated me a bit. However, your beautiful cards and video have given me the incentive to try the technique with my MISTI. Thanks for that little extra push I needed.

  12. I love Hero Arts and have been using their products for many years. I love these cards you did, Jennifer. I will have to try this technique.

  13. I forgot to mention that I have many Hero Arts stamp and several stamp and die sets. Several of my best cards were made using Hero Arts stamps.

  14. I only have about 2 or 3 wood mounted stamps from Hero Arts. I’ve only been cardmaking for about 3 years and am still learning about new companies and products. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love Hero Arts…it was the first stamp set I bought years ago. I just bought a set this past weekend and am looking forward to using it. I just received my new Misti Mini this week, so this technique couldn’t have been timed better for me! Thanks so much!

  16. Beautiful cards, Jennifer, as always!

    My craft room is peppered throughout with Hero Arts products: wood-mounted, cling, and clear stamps, dies, and embellishments! I love and appreciate good quality products.

  17. I live in Denmark, and I have a couple of the stamp sets from Hero Arts. One of them is probably 10 or 15 years old. So Hero Arts is an international company 😉

  18. Do not know how you keep coming up with terrific ideas for us. I love this one. And Hero Arts is one of my favorite stamp companies

  19. dear jennifer, i love the hero arts products, hard to find here in germany :-(( , but via amazon i have purchased some wonderful layering stamps-sets. and some of the stamping pads . great company, such a good quality.

  20. Stamping was one of my favorite hobbies many years ago. A had a file box of projects that I would take everywhere with me . Like you, stamping projects kept me busy during all of the waiting through dance classes and soccer practice and swim practice. As my life evolved, I put away my stamping for many years. Then last year, I picked it up again and guess what? There were lots of Hero Arts stamps hanging around just waiting for me to pick them up and love them again. So fun! Great products …they literally last a lifetime. 🙂

  21. I have used Hero Arts products for many years. I love how precise their stamps stamp. I love the Mid-Tone Stamp Pads, it intrigues me to see how the color changes.

  22. Jennifer, I love the various card styles you came up with by grouping those little flowers! The luscious gold embossing with bits of colour looks amazing. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you to celebrate Hero Arts and Kathy’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge!

  23. Love this card idea – and I love to color!! Saving up for a set of the Spectrum Noir or Copic pens – they are a bit pricey!! Thanks for sharing the story of your relationship with Hero Arts – what a great opportunity! I would so much rather be doing what I love to do rather than working the 50+ hours I work now (away from my home & family) at a job that I don’t really enjoy and leaves me next to no time to do my crafts! Any advice on a “crafty” job??

  24. Jennifer, your cards are always so beautiful and very creative! You have made some very different cards visually with the same supplies and did a fantastic job with them. Hero Arts has always been one of my favorite company’s. They seem to truly care about the crafting community and are very generous with their knowledge and giving back.

  25. Your cards are beautiful – the gold embossing adds a touch of elegance. No, I haven’t tried any Hero Arts products yet, but I do plan to purchase some of the shadow inks after watching your sea creatures video. Will have to check out more of their products. Thank you for the chance to win!

  26. I’ve used Hero Arts stamps, loved the quality and designs 🙂 Love this technique, thanks for sharing it with us!

  27. I have a couple of background stamps from Hero Arts that I love, but that’s all, they are quite expensive here in Europe.

  28. I have been using hero arts stamps, inkpads and papers for a while now. It’s always fun to explore new ways to use them.

  29. I am so in love with this technique and your cards! They are absolutely stunning! I will be trying to technique out very soon. I have a few hero arts stamps, and love them! Hope to get some more soon, when my budget allows it.

  30. There is something positive to say about a company that has sent so many wonderful stampers and cardmakers out into the Art world to share the joy. I wanted to buy a Hero Arts Product about a year ago and I looked them up and read the history of the business . It was so interesting to know that they have been in business for so long and that a Woman, mother and arts person had founded the business. I realized the business was in Richmond Ca and I made my way there.
    The people in the office were so wonderful. They helped me with all my products and spent time with me. It felt comfortable and I have to say they are located in a Historical part of Richmond Ca and my visit there was really a treat.. I really looking forward to visiting there again. I now make an effort to buy and support this company because I respect and appreciate the quality of their workmanship on so many levels.

  31. Yes, I love Hero Arts products and some of the only wooden stamps I am willing to use! Like you, they are some of the first products I used!!

  32. The colors you chose are just so magical. I’ve been drawn to this stamp set but this is the perfect use of it I’ve seen. I have the similar fruits set by Lia and I think I’m going to try this technique out!

  33. Pretty cool cards, again, Jennifer!! I love your work …likely we share the same favorites! Thanks for sharing and being such a good teacher!! The Lord has blessed me again and again with your tutorial videos!!

  34. I don’t really use hero arts products much, but after watching this awesome video (thanks Jennifer!) I think I want to try out some of their inks.

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