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. Your cards are beautiful, and your video, inspiring. I can’t wait to try your technique. I have been stamping over 30 years and have many Hero Arts stamps, they are some of my favorites.

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I wanted to thank you for your Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens – I am hooked! I have also been looking more into the Hero Arts line. I really appreciate your dedication to the company and for explaining a bit of the history. Thank you!

  3. I can’t remember if I told you if I have ever used Hero Arts stamp. Yes, I think the first stamps that I ever purchased were from Hero Arts. I use them a lot.

  4. Your cards are beautiful, as usual, and I like to hear about Hero Art too. Thank you for sharing techniques, product information and stories. Thank you for the possibility to win.
    I have used Hero Arts products. Love the Leafy Vines background stamp and the hello clear stamp and die set. Have to say that I am completely in love with Hero Arts Ombrè Ink pads.

  5. I REALLY love this technique! Now, I’ve got to run through my stash and see if I have something I can try this out with! Thanks so much for sharing all the amazing projects you do! I also love Hero Arts! I wish my local craft store sold more of their products! I would probably become bankrupt! HAHA I am going to go see if I can find those Spectrum Noir pens too. They look amazing!

  6. Thank goodness for Hero Arts–the only products I consistently love and can find at my local big box craft store–they have such range and it’s been great to discover what a great community they’ve built as well–thanks for another GREAT video!!

  7. I love the Hero Arts stamps! These small flower stamps are definitely getting added to my wish list!

  8. Awesome video and cool cards! I always learn something new from you! I love HA and would love more to play with. =)

  9. I recently purchased the Hero Arts goldfish stamps and dies! I am having so much fun with the different layering. I also heat embossed one of the layers and I love the look! Thank you for your great ideas!

  10. Oh, yes! I’ve been buying Hero Arts stamps for over 30 years! Now I only buy clear and cling sets, though, so I can use them with the MISTI.

  11. Yes I have definitely used Hero Arts products before! They are fantastic! I especially like the new luggage tag die I received in last months card kit. Jennifer – your designs are amazing! Thank you for your inspiration!

  12. Jennifer, I think these are among the most beautiful cards you’ve ever made! Love, love, love these gorgeous designs. Will definitely buy these products and make my own! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. i LOVE hero arts stamps, inks, papers, people, etc. i have been using HA for so many years i can’t even remember when i started. AND, i will continue using them! thank you jennifer for your story and the beautiful cards!

  14. I love the background design on the hello card. The colours and embossing are gorgeous. I love watching your videos and learning the new techniques/

  15. Jennifer, I think it is possible I have been using Hero Arts products since you were in diapers! Phenomenal ideas as usual! Thanks!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your techniques for stamping – Always so inspiring! Lovely cards! The gold embossing really kicks up the card!

  17. Oh my I love your cards! This is a technique I definitely must try! I have a collection of various sets of Spectrum Noir markers, but I don’t have any of the glitter markers yet…I hope to add them soon! Hero Arts products are also a part of my “tool collection”! I have many HA stamps and inks!

  18. WOW!! Spectacular cards and wonderful ideas Jennifer! I have been using Hero Arts since 1999 😛
    They have amazing insight to this industry and there products are always a joy to use 🙂

    Thank YOU for all you do!

  19. Yes I have a couple of Hero Arts stamps and an ink pad. I always admire their designs. Thanks for another great video.

  20. How beautiful!!! I love how these cards turned out 🙂 I’m going to have to try this pattern stamping technique! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Thanks for showing how to use my new misti mini to create backgrounds and how to stamp onto a bigger piece of card to give options in the final card layout – awesome tips. ?

  22. I may have an old wood Hero Arts stamp…haven’t gotten anything recently, but you did make me drool over the Just for You set. It’s going in my wish list!

  23. I have several Hero Arts stamps and dies, but you introduced me to there inks and embossing powders? Thank you! I love them?

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