This week we are thrilled to welcome Hero Arts! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Hero Arts, see a fantastic project by Kelly Rasmussen and have the opportunity to win the two stamp sets and three daubers shown below (details at the end of this post).


About Hero Arts

Hero Arts is a top brand in the crafting market with almost 40 years of experience making premium stamps, papers and inks. Hero Arts is a family-run, green-certified, solar-powered, manufacturing company that continues to hand-make a majority of its products here in the USA. The company is well known for its industry-leading website, high-quality products, and stylish designs. For more, visit www.heroarts.com.

Hero Arts Designer

Today we welcome Kelly Rasmussen. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Kelly’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

KellyRasmussen-04022014-250WKelly began making cards when she was in college and has been addicted ever since. She quit her day job as a graphic designer to become a stay-at-home mom and has been working with Hero Arts since 2009. Besides making cards she also enjoys shopping, photography, graphic design, baking and spending time with her family and friends. Kelly lives in a small town in Nebraska with her husband Lee and three children Halle, Gage and Lexi.





Designer Project

Watercolor is such a popular trend in the crafting world right now and one of my favorite ways to create the look is by using Hero Arts Daubers.


To create this card I first heat embossed the Happy Birthday Grid stamp (K5924) onto some watercolor paper. Then I used various colors of Hero Arts Daubers mixed with some water to color in the image. The embossing traps the color, making it easy to stay in the lines.

Once this piece completely dried I used the “iron-off technique” to iron off the embossed area resulting in a completely smooth image on the watercolor paper. Just place a piece of copy paper over your stamped image and rub a hot iron over the embossed image. Make sure to use a new piece of copy paper each time you lift up your paper — it will probably take 3 or 4 times to completely remove the embossing.

To finish off the card I used the White Dauber on a Charcoal card base to create the polka dot background. Then I added a strip of Pool paper along the left side, a scattering of sequins and that’s all there is to it!

Here are some close up images of the card.




Hero Arts Happy Birthday Grid Stamp (K5924)
Hero Arts Charcoal Layering Paper
Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
Hero Arts Tide Pool Dauber
Hero Arts Lemon Yellow Dauber
Hero Arts Ultra Pink Dauber
Hero Arts Lime Green Dauber
Hero Arts Dark Quartz Dauber
Hero Arts Charcoal Dauber
Hero Arts White Dauber
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
silver and clear sequins
copy paper

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Kelly Rasmussen for her fabulous project and Hero Arts for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Hero Arts to see more of their great products and stop by their blog for more inspiration.  You can also find Hero Arts on Facebook.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!



143 replies on “Featured Company: Hero Arts”

  1. Congrats on being featured! Fabulous cards and techniques! I absolutely LOVE those stamps!!

  2. What a great card…love the techniques and the daubers…never used these but they look fun.

  3. I love this look of watercolor that is popping up everywhere! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. The “iron-off technique” is so cool. That is what Hero Arts does, cool stuff. I can’t wait to try it.

  5. Haven’t tried the iron-off technique yet, but I will now. Just love Kelly’s card.

  6. Another fab card Kelly–you never disappoint! 🙂 great use of daubers–which I have several of, but never seem to go to?! Ha! 🙂

  7. Daubers are so much fun and thus card is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing..

  8. I love the look… wonderful stamp set, love both stamps! great color selection and love the sequins! Guess I love everything about it.

  9. I am liking this new technique and the water color trend right now. Thanks for highlighting it with a great project.

  10. Love the color combination! Just enough sequin for a pretty sparkly effect.

  11. Kelly and Hero Arts….a great combination and a wonderful result. The card is so in trend and perfect. I love the water color look and this is a technique I definitely want to try!

  12. I have some dabbers by other manufacturers & love the ease of using them. So glad that Hero Arts has come out with their version!

  13. This is really cute, I love the grid that you’ve made, thanks so much for sharing!

  14. I’ve never heard of the iron-off technique – going to google it up!! the card is so modern and fun!

  15. Love Hero Arts… always great designs and fabulous quality! I have not tried the Daubers yet and I’d love to! Thanks for a chance to win!

  16. Definitely more fun to use an iron for crafting than for the iron’s original purpose! And a neat resulting card.

  17. I’m really liking this stamp set – so many possibilities! Would be great fun to play with it. 😉

  18. Great card! I didn’t realize you could use paint daubers to create a watercolor look! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I’ve wanted to try one of these sponge daubers for a while now. Awesome cards, Awesome Designer and Awesome Company! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  20. when I purchase a Hero Art stamp I know it will be good quality and it will be something that I really like. Thanks for sharing your story.

  21. amazing possibilities – I love your choices, I have the hardest time deciding what colors I want to choose

  22. I always love stamps by Hero Arts! They were some of the first brand that i bought years ago when I started stamping. These cards are so wonderful!

  23. What a great giveaway! I would love to win these stamps and daubers because Hero Arts products are my favorite!!

  24. What a fun card. I really like what was done with the daubers & stamps. Gotta love Hero Arts 🙂

  25. Oh my gosh I think those daubers are the best invention. I cleaned out a drawer in my studio just for my daubers.

  26. Love Kelly’s gorgeous watercolor card so much! I especially like how each sentiment is a different color! The large white dots on the card base are so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win this terrific prize!

  27. Love Hero Arts products, you can always count on them to help make your projects look great.

  28. I love these stamps! I have been wanting to try the daubers for a long time. Thanks for showing a technique I have not seen before!

  29. Cool card with very fun stamps. Watercolour and iron off are two of my favourite ‘to do’s’ at the moment and so much fun to create with. Would love an opportunity to win and use those daubers, thanks.

  30. Nifty card. I hadn’t heard of the “iron off” technique and can’t wait to try it 🙂

  31. Hero Arts products are always at the top of my wish list. I love all of my Hero Arts stamps and inks… and believe me I have a ton of them . Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!!!

  32. Hero Arts stamps and inks are still my favourites. The daubers would be fun to use as Kelly has shown in her card.

  33. I have not had the chance to try Hero Arts products yet. Just found them on the web as there is no place around where I live carries this brand. Thanks for sharing.

  34. This card is a wow! I love these stamps so many possibilities thanks for sharing your technique today. 🙂

  35. Cool technique. I’ve never used daubers but it looks like lots of fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Wow!!!! Just when I think I’ve seen it all someone like Kelly shows me how wrong I am. How innovative and nicely done. Love the technique and effect.

  37. Beautiful, clean and interesting card! Love the colors. And this stamp looks so versatile! Love how you colored it. And added the white dauber dots! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  38. Love the card! I’ve been seeing the iron-off technique a lot lately (mostly with Hero Arts’ Jennifer McGuire) and I really like the look! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  39. Love to learn a new technique and the stamp you’ve chosen is perfect. Great card.

  40. I love the look of the daubers on the watercolor paper! And I hadn’t heard of the iron off technique before – so must try that!! Great card!!

  41. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us and for the chance to win some exciting products.

  42. Hero Arts is one of the first stamps I bought when starting to make cards.
    Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous toys,

  43. Such a beautiful card and awesome technique, Kelly!!! I had never heard of the “iron-off” technique before, so I am going to try this immediately. I would love to win those stamp sets with the grid — too cute!!

  44. A very interesting card…..I love it!!!!!
    Always looking for something new and creative.
    thanks for a chance to win!!!!!

  45. great post today, thanks for sharing info on the quality product and great design by Kelly

  46. I love the water colour trend and this card is really nice! Hero Arts has wonderful stamps and great colours in the paint daubers especially the green and pink. Thanks for a chance to win these great products!

  47. I have been wanting these stamps and your card technique is wonderful! Thanks so much!!!

  48. Kelly, what a great card. Suitable for a male or female. I love those daubers. I’d love to get them in the future.

  49. Thank you for featuring Hero Arts and Kelly’s colorful card. I learned so much since I have never used Ink Daubers and the Iron Off Technique (to remove the extra embossing powder). That is so neat and the end result is like what you would achieve with a Stencil.

  50. Very nice card and love the colors. Daubers are on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  51. I love those stamps for the embossed resist technique. So very simple, yet very effective. Perfectly showcased Kelly 🙂

  52. Thanks for the introduction to this technique. This is one I will soon use. Love the look of the card.

  53. I’ve never thought to watercolor with Hero Arts daubers. How clever! They really look great on this card. The stamp is just perfect for this technique.

  54. I really like this stamp. It’s really cool how it’s in the grid. And all the ideas representing birthday celebration. Awesome!

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