Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink Pad Review by Jennifer Mcguire


Hi folks! Aren't these new ink pads gorgeous!?

Hero Arts' 2012 catalog has been released and it is absolutely filled to the brim with goodness! New stamps, inks, accessories, gift packs, and wafer thin dies are among the newest products being offered by Hero Arts for 2012.

Jennifer Mcguire is here to tell us all about the new Mid-Tone Ink pads.




The ink pads are water based and acid free archival. But my favorite thing about these inks are their smooth and even coverage for stamping. Seriously, watch the video to actually see the inks fill in on paper to even and smooth out coverage! The color family works beautifully with the existing Hero Arts color line. It's an especially wonderful thing for card makers like me! With over 20 years of experience in the stamping and card making industry, Shari Carroll knew exactly what she was doing when she developed these brand new ink pads - Thank you Shari!

Be sure to pop over and see Jennifer as she has a whole set of the new Mid-tone ink pads to give away on her blog HERE !



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136 comments:

  1. Oooo Oooo AWESOME! Love all the colors!

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  2. Can't wait to try some of these. Love that stamp set too.
    Lynn

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  4. Looks as though that's another 'gotta have', I think I like Pool best as a colour but Wet Cement and Cup of Joe will be absolute essentials.

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  5. I am a pink girl, so obviously my favourite colour is Bubble Gum.

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  6. oh dear, pick a color...Green hills is really pretty.

    Laura

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  7. The stamps are wonderful. And I love all of the new inks, but I think my favorite is fields green.

    Hugs

    Claudia

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  8. Field Greens is my favorite, but all of them complement each other!

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  9. All the colors are just gorgeous love each and everyone of them ...so fab!!

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  10. The inks look fabulous. Will have to add those to my stash for sure!

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  11. Oh my! These are to die for. I think the stone wash is calling my name. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Oh my! These are to die for. I think the stone wash is calling my name. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Such pretty colors - would love to have them all!!!

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  14. these colours are stunning i think me needs these lol xx

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  15. I love these new inks! My favorite color is Bubble Gum! :-) xx

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  16. I'd love to get the entire set, but if I have to choose, then Stone Wash and Wet Cement are my favorites. They're all so pretty that I want them all though = )

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  17. Gorgeous colors! love the stone wash,field greens and cup o'joe.

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  18. Hard to choose, but I think Stone Wash would be the one I'd use most often.

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  19. Gorgeous! wet cement would be a must-have

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  20. wow thanks for the fun video...I had no idea the Hero Arts ink was so awesome..I am going to have to get some of these...thanks for sharing..

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  21. I think Stone Wash is my fave, but they are all fabulous!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  22. Hard to pick just one favorite--I like them all but I will go with Pool.

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  23. Beautiful colors but what I love the most is that the splotchiness disappears when drying, so great for the solid backgrounds stamps! My fav is Cup of Joe tho I think I'll need them all!

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  24. Love all the new colors, but my favorite one of all those colors is Butter Bar!!

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  25. Great colours, but my favourite is Wet Cement or Field Greens. Or maybe Cup O' Joe or Pool. TFS ;-)

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  26. das sind aber schöne farben, ich lieb das hellgrün
    lg gila

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  27. Fabulous colours all

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  28. I'm already a follower of your blog, and really appreciate all of your helpful tips!
    My fave is the new "Wet Cement" ~ I think it will look great on masculine cards.
    Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!

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  29. The colours are so beautiful and soft. I love the Wet cement...would be nice for a watermark look.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Love the two blues, stone wash and pool! Also love that Hero Arts stamp set! Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  32. Gorgeous colors all of them, can´t wait to try them for real.

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  33. Those colors look great, I put them in my wish list...

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  34. Thanks for the fabulous introduction to these ink pads!

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  35. Saw Jennifer's video on her blog. She is a super technique girl. I'm enjoying your relationship with her and Kristina Werner too. Two great artists, for sure.I love the wreath stamp that is part of the giveaway set. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  36. These inks look great! I think my favorite is Cup of Joe.

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  37. Gorgeous new colors! My favorite is Green Hills!

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  38. I love the Bubble Gum color! Would be great for Valentine's Day and for spring projects!

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  39. I can't pick just 1 color. I'm loving them all!!

    Jennifer's video really opened my eyes to how great the Hero inks are. I had no idea they would smooth out like they do...wonderful!!!

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  40. These are so great, I am lusting for the yellow, it is so beautiful

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  41. I want all of them. It's really hard to choose which one I prefer, all are fabulous but fiels green looks really nice.

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  42. I got to get some of this ink!!! ASAP!!!

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  43. So glad I saw this video, I was wondering about the splotchyness! Thanks so much!

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  44. Oooh these are all gorgeous ... I especially love that pale blue, I could see me using that loads!

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  45. All are beautiful colors, but I think 'cup o joe' will be so very useful !
    Thanks for sharing!

    karenajo

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  46. Gorgeous colors Jennifer. My fave would be the pool color. I've dreaming about it now...LOL!

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  47. I actually love all the colors, but my favorite would have to be soft pool and bubblegum

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  48. Oh these colors are so beautiful - I would love love love to own all of them! I think my favorite (if I have to choose one) would be the Bubble gum pink.

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  49. my favorites are wet cement and cup o joe!

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  50. All the colors are superb!!! I love the Wet Cement. TFS this wonderful video.

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  51. These look great! I like the look of pool and the two greens.

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  52. what a great video. i appreciate an explanation about which stamps would work best with these shadow inks...i have never bought any of the soft ones because i didn't know if i'd use them...now i know how i would do that just now.

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  53. It's hard to pick a favorite color. I love that Bubble Gum Pink one.

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  54. I love all of these colors! Pool, Bubble Gum and Cup 'o Joe are my faves. Really all of these look like must-haves.

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  55. I think I'd like Wet Cement b/c I don't have one like that. Cup 'O Joe looks good too. Thanks for the chance!

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  56. I think my favorite (this moment) is pool - just love that color but bubblegum and green hills are pretty nice too!

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  57. Do I have to choose just 1? They are all so prety

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  58. would love the mid-tone set! great colors.

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  59. Love the stamp set and chance to win. Thanks Jennifer for the informative video on the new colors and quality of ink to paper.

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  60. All the colors are just gorgeous love each. But I think my favourite is Green.
    Janny

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  61. wet cement is for me! thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  62. These are great. I think I like the wet cement best (today, anyway) because I haven't found a grayish stamp pad that I like yet. I will have to get some of these.
    Rae Ann O.

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  63. I love the names. Butter Bar is my fave.

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  64. I like them all but I am partial to Stone Wash.

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  65. Snaps to Hero Arts!! Love the colors!

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  66. The inks sound really interesting. I use lots of solid stamps and would love to try some. My fav colors are Stone Wash and Cup o Joe. Cute stamp set blog candy too!!

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  67. Thanks for the review it was very helpful!

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  68. Wow, the inks are fabulous. Love Jennifer's video; it was great to see how the ink blends, great for background stamps. I WANT THEM :)

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  69. I think my favorite might be Bubble Gum, but I think it might be hard to pick just one - they all look fabulous. Thanks for having Jennifer do a video - it was great to hear Jennifer's explanation of how they work and it was visually appealing to see how vibrant the colours looks. The stamp set you are giving away looks pretty cool too - sure would love to win. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win some awesome product.

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  70. These inks look fabulous-- I love them all but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Pool and Butter Bar.

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  71. love the different tones of the ink. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. woo, the colors are beautiful ! My favourite would be the grey one, what a soft tone color !

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  73. they are ALL gorgeous!
    Toss up between Butter Bar & Bubble Gum - especially in time for Easter ;-)

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  74. stone wash!!! The colors are all BEautiful!!!!

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  75. Looking forward to trying these inks ... love the colours! Cup 'O Joe is definitely on my shopping list :)

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  76. I think I really like the stone washed, and the wet cement the best.
    Thank you for the chance to win such great products.

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  77. What yummy colors those new inks are. My favorites are Pool and Green hills. That bubble gum is very nice as well. Thanks.

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  79. Awesome colour range .... these inks are stunning - love Cup o' Joe and Green Hills!!!

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  80. love the bubble gum and stone washed :) They all look nice though :)

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  81. I love the mid tone of Cup of Joe.....and Wet Cement too, plus Pool....oh, bother... I love them all. But esp Cup of Joe!! Ha!! Great video. Thanks Simon's team. xx

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  82. I really like the new Pool color in Midtone Shadow inks, but Stone Wash comes in a close second.

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  83. Love these new colors! I have seen Shari Carol talk about them before and I am so looking forward to try them :)

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  84. I love all the colors. I really like the stonewash and the blue.
    The stamp set is lovely too.
    Linda

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  85. In a word... YUMMY!!! I adore these new colors!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  86. these inks look so awesome to use... I'll have to order some.

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  87. What wonderful inks! The possiblities would be endless!! I love to use double image stamping and colors.... My fav...BUBBLE GUM! :c)

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  88. I love pool and bubblegum. Great colors.

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  89. These new ink pads look really fun and well made! Thanks for the video review Jennifer! And the giveaway SSS!

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  90. ok, so i need more ink pads cuz these are gorge. especially the pool, wet cement and cup o joe,

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  91. Love the color and looking forward to be able to buy them soon

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  92. Love all the colors. Green Hills is my fav!

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  93. You have got to love cup 'o joe...and wet cement is one that I don't have. Thanks for the chance!!

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  94. The inks colors are fantastic!!! And it's very difficult to choose...

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  95. how cool is that! i love to work with solid stamps, but the splotchiness that most inks leave makes it difficult at times. Love these inks and now there are even more colors. My favorite is field greens.

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  96. those hues look gorgeous and so does the blog candy! TFS!

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  97. those are all beautiful colors, I am partial to stone wash and green hills...wonderful

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  98. I love the stamp set! My favorite new shadow ink is "pool".

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  99. I joined through my Google Reader. It's hard o choose my FAVORITE color, but I guess it would be Pool.

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  100. I've now signed up for your newsletter!

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  101. Loving these colors but my favorite is Cup A Joe and Wet Cement. Can't find too many mid-toned neutrals and I love to work with vintage images so these would be perfect!

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  102. I'm already a follower of the blog and am also a twitter follower as karenladd

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  103. I am a blog subscriber by email

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  104. Youtube Subscriber as Karenladd1

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  105. I love the wet cement-I think I could use it every day.

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  106. YEAH!! LOVING the NEW ink colors and I ordered some so I look forward to playing with them once they arrive!! THANKS for the chance to win and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  107. Thanks so much for the demo Jennifer. Your comparisons of the wet and dried images really helped me to see the end results that are possible using the shadow inks. Can't wait to order some now.

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  108. Thanks so much for this great video showing the way the new stamp pads work. I've never tried them but now that I see how well they work I'll be on the look out! My favorite color is green hills...so fresh looking!

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  109. I am following Simon Says stamp on twitter now!
    Shartl

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  110. I am a subscriber to your blog.

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  111. Subscribing to your newsletter too!

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  112. Like I says over at Jennifer Mcguire's blog, this question is keeps popping in my head "Shall I get these ink pads or not?". It seem that angel and devil are battling with each other to win over each other!

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  113. I won the blog candy! Thank you!

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  114. Bubblegum is my favorite, great video, nice to get more info on these great inks!

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  115. These are so cool! I love the wet cement color maybe for the name more than the color. :)

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  116. The green would be my favorite!

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  117. Love the new colors and will definitely have to pick these up. I heart HERO ARTS. lol

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  118. Love the new colors and will definitely have to pick these up. I heart HERO ARTS. lol

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  119. wonderful introduction to beautiful colors! My favorite is Pool! Thanks!

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