Video: Color Layering Robin Two Ways
Welcome crafty friends! Mindy Eggen joining you today to share inspiration in two ways using the Coloring Layering Robin stamp set. I'll be creating a Christmas card and Fall themed card plus sharing my tips along the way.
(If you are having trouble viewing this video, please watch HERE on YouTube)
The Color Layering Robin is such a versatile stamp set. While I'm creating two cards for two different seasons, it can be used all year long.
One of the tricks I like to do when using Color Layering stamp sets (in most cases) is to die cut he image first. This helps me better align the layers.
I stamp the full image onto scratch paper in my stamping tool, I use the MISTI, and then align the negative piece over the image. I'll start by lining up the first layer of my image with the guide I stamped. Then I can pop in my positive piece and stamp the first layer down. I'll repeat this step for all the layers of the image.
My first thought for the robin was it needed a perch to sit on so I stamped out the branch from the Holly Berries stamp set in Intens-ified Black ink. Then I used my Copic markers to quickly color in the image and die cut it out with the coordinating die.
To tie in the red from the berries, I created a card base using Cranberry cardstock.
To enhance those details and add a little dimension to the die cuts, I'm going to lightly ink blend on some color using blending brushes. I'll be using Forever Green on the Palm leaf, Mulled Wine on the Pumpkin Pie and Mustard leaves and Cup O' Joe on the Sand leaf.
I decided to add a little bit of interest to the background by stamping the Script Bold Prints background onto Dove White cardstock using Soft Brown ink. I purposely didn't press too hard so it had a scattered look on the background.
After trimming my panel down to 3 3/4" x 5" I layered my leaves onto the front of the card and attached to a card base using Sand cardstock. Then added the Robin with foam squares.
I think my favorite part about this card is adding that little bit of ink to enhance the details of the leaves. What is your favorite part? Or which card do you like best?
Be sure to catch the video HERE where you can see step-by-step instruction on layering the image and the tips I share along the way.
I hope this has inspired you in your cardmaking and we would love to see what you create!
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