Hi everybody! It's Maria here today and it's confession time...I am terrible with Color Layering stamps! My biggest issues are figuring out what order to stamp the layers in, and, what colors will work well together when layered. In case any of you have similar issues I really hope today's video and blog post will help you crack the code of Color Layering stamps.
Now, let's start with some big news! Today Hero Arts is releasing the new Strawberry Hues Dye Cubes!
This four pack of ink cubes is specifically tailored towards inking up the gorgeous Color Layering Strawberries stamp set which is what I'm using today. The set contains Red Royal, Raspberry Jam, Fresh Lawn and Forever Green dye ink cubes. So, problem solved! I know exactly which colors to use and they are perfect!
I took a look at the Color Layering Strawberries in the Hero shop and realized that there is a layering guide included on the site! I checked out a few of the other Color Layering sets and realized that of course, Hero has our backs and is setting us up for success by including guides on the package. Most of the Color Layering sets have guides and some even have color suggestions for getting different results!
I've got a video to show you how I was able to quickly and easily stamp multiple sets of strawberries using the Color Layering guide and the new Strawberry Hues Dye Cubes. I hope you will find it helpful.
If you are having trouble viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.
Before we go any further let's take a look at the color layering guide for the Color Layering Strawberries stamp set.
I followed the guide and stamped first the background of the strawberries and then the detail/shadow of the strawberries. Then, I stamped the background of the leaves followed by the detail stamp for the leaves. I used the lighter ink colors for the backgrounds and the darker colors for the details. It worked flawlessly and the colors in the new ink cube set are strawberry inking perfection! I stamped three sets of strawberries and cut them out with the coordinating dies but only ended up needing two for my card. Watch my video to see how easy it was and learn a trick for quickly stamping multiples.
Next I cut a piece of cardstock to 3.5" x 4.75" and ink blended it using Splash and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks. Then I generously sprayed the background with White Iridescent Shimmer Mist and splattered it with White Glimmer Metallic Ink. This gave the background a shimmery, magical look.
I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto Pitch Black Cardstock and cut it out. Then I assembled my card on a black card base by adding each layer with foam adhesive for lots of dimension. I finished the card off by adding some clear, iridescent sequins from the Winter Sequins Mix. These gave just the right amount of sparkle while allowing the strawberries to be the star of the show.
Now, obviously the new Strawberry Hues Dye Cubes pack is a perfect color match for the Color Layering Strawberries set, but I'm curious to know if any of you all have come up with some favorite combinations of your own? If you have a great color combination that you'd be willing to share would you please add it to the comments below? I think it will be really fun to see what combos you all have been using.
Ok, you guys! That's it for today. I hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you have a terrific week!
Bye for now,
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