Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps | Creating Backgrounds | 5 Card Examples

 

Hi everyone,

In today’s video and blog post, I’m sharing five cards featuring Hero Arts’ Color Layering Stamps. For these cards, I’m sharing several ways to incorporate subtle background techniques so that the stamped image remains the star of the card.

For the first card, I am using Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly stamp, set onto a lightly inked background.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly Stamp combined with ink blended background handmade card.

For the Monarch Butterfly, I am using Hero Arts Bold ink in Summer Sky for the lightest shade, Indigo for the mid-shade and finally black dye ink for the outline and the darkest shade.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Stamp combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp handmade card.

For the second card, I decided to create a stamped background by using a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp with Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink. This background reminds me of sea bubbles and is paired perfectly with the Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Stamp combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp handmade card.

For the “Gold Fish” I used Altenew Crip Inks in Frosty Pink for the lightest shade, Coral Berry for the mid-shade and Grapevine for those small details in the darkest shade.

Hero Arts Color Layering Betta combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background Stamp handmade card.

For this card, I followed the same card design as the previous card, changing only the cardstock color for the background panel. This time I chose a teal cardstock and did some tone on tone stamping with the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink.

Hero Arts Color Layering Betta combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background Stamp handmade card.

To complete this card, I am using the Hero Arts Color Layering Betta Fish with Lawn Fawn dye inks in Narwhal for the outline, Wild Rose for the most solid stamp, and Lobster ink for all of the details.

Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Stamp combined with a Sunny Studio Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder handmade card.

This was the most involved card out of all of the cards I made because I stamped out several colors of the Color Layering Rose by Hero Arts.

Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Stamp combined with a Sunny Studio Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder handmade card.

Yellow Rose: Altenew Crip inks in Buttercream (light), Warm Sunshine (medium) and Caramel Toffee (dark)
Pink Rose: Frosty Pink (light), Coral Berry (medium) and Ruby Red (dark)
Teal Rose: Lawn Fawn inks in Minty Fresh (light), Merman (medium) and Peacock (dark)
Purple Rose: Lawn Fawn inks in Fresh Lavender (light), Grape Soda (medium) and Juice Box (dark)

And for the last and final card for today, I am creating a little sea scene using a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle combined with a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die handmade card.

After I die cut the Reef Border from Neenah 110 lb., I added several layers of cardstock to pop up the die cut and adhered it to an inked background.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle combined with a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die handmade card.

To complete the ocean scene, I added the Color Layering Sea Turtle stamped in Lime Green, Green Hills and Forever Green Hero Arts Ink.

Check out the video below for all of the details on creating these cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Monarch Butterfly
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Monarch Butterfly
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Goldfish Stamp
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Goldfish Stamp
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Betta Fish Stamp
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Betta Fish Stamp
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Rose
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Rose
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Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Die
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles Die
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles Die
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Hero Arts Clings Rings Bold Prints
Hero Arts Clings Rings Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Fancy Dies Reef Boarder Frames
Hero Arts Fancy Dies Reef Boarder Frames
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Sunny Studios Embossing Folder Dapper Diamonds
Sunny Studios Embossing Folder Dapper Diamonds
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Hero Arts Ink Cubes Pack Tropical Waters
Hero Arts Ink Cubes Pack Tropical Waters
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Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Red Cosmos
Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Red Cosmos
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Mermaid
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Narwhal
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Wild Rose
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Minty Fresh
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Fresh Lavender
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Grape Soda
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Lawn Fawn Ice Cube Pack Farmers Market
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Studio Katia Clear Drops Mix One
Studio Katia Clear Drops Mix One
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Studio Katia Ocean Wave Crystals
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Versamark Ink pad
Versamark Ink pad
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9 x 12
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9 x 12
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SugarPea Designs | Llama Just Say | Mirror Stamping |Friendship Card

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be taking part in a video hop this week and share this super sweet llama friendship card I made.

SugarPea Llama Just Say

All of the participants in this hop made friendship theme projects to celebrate friendships and introduce you to other talented crafters. There are prizes along the way so be sure to follow along for your chance to win.

My card features a fun little scene I made using Gansai Tambi Watercolors to paint the sky with one shade of blue and paint the grass with a bright shade of green onto a watercolor panel.

I personally like to allow my watercolor panels to air dry and left this one to completely dry before I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

For this project I wanted the llamas to face each other and to achieve that I needed to mirror stamp one of the images of the llama.

Mirror stamping is a fun technique of stamping the original image onto a solid stamp then adding the cardstock on top thus stamping a mirror image of the original.

Both of the llamas were stamped onto Bristol smooth cardstock and colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

SugarPea Llama Just Say4

Markers used

Body/face: No. 94 Gray Brown, 097 Pale Gray, 900 Warm Gray, 901 Gray Tint
Nose/Cheeks: No.200 Almond Pink
Ears: No. 230 Pale Rose
Hoofs: No. 902 Natural Gray
Rugs: No. 207 Dark Pink, 036 Light Blue, 050 Yellow

I also added clouds die cut with Heffy Doodle’s Swirly Cloud from watercolor cardstock and added a light blue shade for some depth.

Check out the video below for all of the details on creating this card and the details of the giveaway.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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SugarPea Designs Lllama Just Say Stamp
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Paper Smooches Mirror Blocks Stamp
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
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Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 36
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Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies and Storybook Die | Copic | Distress Ink blending background

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share a quick and easy card using a couple of products from Pretty Pink Posh and mention that the Pretty Pink Posh is having a sale on their website for 15% off most of the products in their store.

Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies and Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 Die card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Inks Best Friends card.

I used the Playful Puppies stamp set for all of the images, which I used my Copic Markers to color in. The color combination I used are listed below.

Puppies: E27, E25, E23, W9, W7, W5, W2, W1, W00 and R20
Hearts: R29, R27 and R24

Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies and Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 Die card colored with Copic Markers and ink blending background created with Distress Inks Best Friends card.

The background panel I created by die cutting a piece of watercolor paper and a Pretty Pink Posh Storybook #2 die and then ink blending the landscape grass and the sky.

To complete my card, I popped up the frame with foam tape and popped in the images also on foam tape for a little dimension.

Here is the detailed process video of how I created this adorable Playful Puppies card.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies Stamp Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 2 Die
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Strathmore Watercolor Paper pad
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Distress Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Distress Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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Distress Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
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Distress Ink Mini Pad inTumbled Glass
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Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Kite ~ Ink Smooshing with Distress Ink ~ Spectrum Noir Markers

Hey everyone,

This cute little card was inspired by Lawn Fawn’s challenge blog summer theme challenge. They host a challenge twice a month with a new theme for each challenge. I find that the challenges allow me to step out of my card making comfort zone and try new things to learn.
So I was super excited for this challenge as I generally don’t build scenes in my cards but wanted to create a background for these cute little squirrels to fly their kites.

Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Stitched Kites, and Sophie’s Sentiment handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir markers. Background created with ink smooshing Distress inks for a soft background.

The background was created by taking my favorite Distress inks for creating a sky and grass and ink smooshing them onto a piece of Ranger watercolor cardstock.
I stamped two squirrels from Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas stamp set onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper with some Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Markers I used: TN3, EB3 and EB8

Moving on to the kites, I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Kite and die cut pink polka dot cardstock with a black frame to create two kites for these friends to play with.

Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Stitched Kites, and Sophie’s Sentiment handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir markers. Background created with ink smooshing Distress inks for a soft background.

To put this card together, I adhered a piece of bright pink cardstock to the base of a top folding A2 size card base. I took the water colored panel and added some foam tape to the back, more for added support than anything else. I arranged all my images and adhered them with foam tape for some added dimension.
I wanted to bring in some black elements to tone down the brightness of the card and used black and white baker’s twine for the line of the kite and wrapped a bit of it around the bottom.
To complete this card, I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments and heat embossed it in white onto a piece of black cardstock.

I think it’s a super cute summer inspired card and this is my entry for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge number 8.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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My Favorite Things Be Mime ~ Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers ~ handmade card

Hey everyone,

I’m starting the week off with a card I made for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

I used MFT’s cute little girl from Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp set and stamped her onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink.
I colored the image using my Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush pens.

Colors I used:

Jeans: Persian Blue
Shirt: Wine red and a white gel pen
Skin: Flesh color and shaded with Blush
Hat and shoes: Black
Hair: Mid Brown
Glove: Light Grey

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

To put this card together, I stamped a diagonal stripe on one edge using Hero Arts’ Deep Ocean hybrid ink. I cut a piece of adorable red with white stars patterned paper from Echo Park Birthday Wishes paper pad, and adhered it to an A2 top folding card base. I took a piece of grey cardstock and cut a stitched circle and the sentiment tag. The sentiment I used is from the same stamp set as the image and I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. For final touches to the card, I added a few blue rhinestones from my stash.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

That completes my card and my entry for My Favorite Things challenge that they host over on their blog with a new Sketch challenge every week and a new Color challenge every other week.

That’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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