Subtle Coloring | Hero Arts


June, 05, 2018

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card to share that uses subtle colouring with Copic Markers and the new You & Me By The Sea Stamp Set

Ahoy There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I first took a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than my finished card base of 3 1/2" x 5 7/8" which is known as 4 Bar size. I stamped the anchor image from the You & Me By The Sea stamp set on to this three times using Soft Granite Ink. I used this ink not necessarily for no-line colouring, but to give a subtle look. I then stamped the sentiment using Intense Black Ink (which is suitable to use with alcohol markers).

Ahoy There by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I then coloured the anchors in very simply using W5, W3 and W1 for the anchor itself and E44, E42 and E40 for the rope. The panel was added to the 4 bar note card (made from Snow Layering Paper), using foam tape. 

A very clean and simple card but I like the effect of the subtle colouring. Thank you for stopping by today. Happy stamping! 

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Michelle Hackett

June 05, 2018

Love this nautical card, but am so bummed that the kit is sold out already 🙁. I just went to the sight to make my purchase and it says “sold out”. UGH!!!!

Jackie Parkins

June 05, 2018

Your coloring is perfect, it makes those little anchor jump right off the card!

Michele K. Henderson

June 05, 2018

I love this pretty CAS anchor card! Beautiful!


June 05, 2018

I love the subtle shading!

Leanne in Cali

June 05, 2018

Simple looking and nice! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Patt H.

June 05, 2018

Lovely card! Love the CAS look!

Karthikha Uday

June 05, 2018

Simple and lovely!

Kathleen Archer

June 05, 2018

Love the understated elegance of this card very masculine

Jodi Warren

June 05, 2018

Love that card and the classic look you gave it. Beautiful.

Kirsty Vittetoe

June 05, 2018

Such a great card! So clean and beautifully designed and executed.

Teresa Doyle

June 05, 2018

This looks so cool Michelle, I love it!


June 05, 2018

Very nice! My son is a Navy veteran and I’m crazy for anchors!


June 06, 2018


Sharon Gullikson

June 06, 2018

I DO SO LOVE how you colored them. They have depth, which is what I strive for….but never achieve. I am trying to learn, though, which is why I love to see talented people’s work :)


June 06, 2018

This is awesome Michelle, just clean and simple but gorgeous.

Anne-Laure BM

June 07, 2018

Really nice card for a pirate :) <3

Ann Marie

June 12, 2018

Love the clean lines and the simplicity of this card!!!


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