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Fall Colors for Summer Cards

Jun 20, 2016 Hero Arts Info

When I was blessed with the opportunity to select a custom set of ink colors that I would use with the [hero_product_link sku="CL886" text="Color Layering Fall Trees"] set, I knew immediately that I would choose inks that reflected the changing colors of autumn leaves - Lemon Yellow, Tangerine, Strawberry, and Pumpkin Pie. However, what I love most about these warm colors is that the coordinated inks work beautifully for creating amazing designs for any season and with any stamps.

Fall Colors Inks by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

So, today I'm sharing a card set that I made using the [hero_product_link sku="AF354" text="Fall Colors"] ink pack with a fun selection of stamps and supplies. I started by stenciling three [hero_product_link sku="PS610" text="white"] cards with the [hero_product_link sku="SA076" text="Floral Pattern Stencil"] using [hero_product_link sku="AF354" text="Lemon Yellow, Tangerine, and Strawberry"] inks. By simply securing the card and stencil to my work surface, it was very easy to apply the ink through the stencil with a [hero_product_link sku="MI002" text="sponge dauber"]. I adore the modern look of these single color, graphic backgrounds - especially the gorgeous Strawberry red!

Fall Colors Inks by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To embellish each card, I stamped a pair of butterflies from the [hero_product_link sku="CL867" text="Color Layering Butterflies"] set with the same [hero_product_link sku="AF354" text="Fall Colors"] inks and then cut out each image with the [hero_product_link sku="DI135" text="Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cuts"]. I glued the butterflies to [hero_product_link sku="PS610" text="white"] tags, stamped a sentiment from the [hero_product_link sku="CL978" text="Beach"] set with [hero_product_link sku="AF354" text="Pumpkin Pie"] ink along the lower tag edges, and then added a hole reinforcer that I colored with [hero_product_link sku="AF354" text="Pumpkin Pie"] ink to the top of each tag. For a bit of sparkle, I applied narrow strips of double-sided tape above the sentiments and covered them with fine, white glitter.

Fall Colors Inks by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Next, I nestled a pair of [hero_product_link sku="PW110" text="white"] embossed, leafy branches from the [hero_product_link sku="CL949" text="You're So Lovely"] floral set behind the wings of each butterfly. I embossed the branches on vellum and then die cut them with the matching [hero_product_link sku="DI167" text="You're So Lovely Frame Cuts"]. The curved branches add softness to the bold design. Then, I added a panel of vellum behind the tags and adhered the tags to the card fronts with foam adhesive. I finished the cards by tying a simple, twine cord through each tag and adding a trio of small [hero_product_link sku="CH214" text="gems"].

Fall Colors Inks by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I hope that you're inspired to use the new Color Layering 4-cube ink packs for all of your cards - with or without a Color Layering stamp set. The coordinated inks are certain to produce stunning results with all of your stamping supplies!

Have a great week,



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