Hello Hero Arts fans! Welcome back for another episode of the Color Layering video series!
In this video & episode I am taking a closer look at the Color Layering Mountain Lion set! I have several cards to share and of course a few different color combos to explore.
Watch the video tutorial below to learn how I made the cards I'm sharing today.
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Hero Arts always have recommended ink color combinations for all of their color layering stamp sets and this is a great starting point. The color combos they recommend are true and tested colors and work fabulously. I tried several colors from my stash to stamp the lions.
I used (in the following order: outline layer, detail layer, solid layer):
All of these gave me a slightly different, yet still very real-looking mountain lion. Let’s dive into the cardmaking part of this post & video!
I never get tired of the beauty of Color Layering stamps and I am still very much fascinated by them. Here I used just one image, yet thanks to the Color Layering I have a lot of detail on this simple stamped pattern.
To create a sentiment for this card I white heat embossed Live Fearless onto black paper - I used Detail White embossing powder. I trimmed my stamped pattern panel down slightly, I cut about 1/8” off and I adhered it onto an A2 white top folding card base.
I also wanted to add dimension to this card, so I used a coordinating die and die-cut a lion out of sticky foam adhesive. It’s thin, so it won't create too much bulk on the card, yet will still add some dimension. I foam mounted the sentiment on top of my lion and embellished card using Champagne mix sequins.
For my card #2 I wanted to use the "You Can Conquer The Mountains" sentiment so I knew I needed to stamp mountains for my card.
There is one mountain image in the Mountain lion stamp set, I stamped it using Wet Cement ink. I also wanted to add some greenery to the mountains so I looked through my stash and came across Road Trip stamp set and I carefully stamped the tree line in Forever Green ink overlapping the mountains.
I stamped this several times and used my scissors to cut each image out. I inked blended a light blue sky using Soft Sky ink and once again foam mounted my lion on top.
I used my Copic markers in C1 and C3 to add some shading under the lion and help ground him on the card.
I also used the same Copper embossing powder to heat emboss the outline of my lion and make him a better fit for this card.
I went with the “Keep your head up” sentiment and once again embellished my card using Champagne mix sequins.
Have fun stamping!
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