Hello, Hero Arts fans! Welcome back for the last episode of the Color Layering video series!
I hope you’ve enjoyed all the previous episodes and will enjoy this one just as much. I had the best time taking you with me on the Color Layering journey, exploring various color combinations, tips, and techniques for stamping Hero Arts Color Layering stamps. There is a special playlist available on Youtube with all of the videos from this series and if you ever feel stuck when creating with the Hero Arts layering stamps I encourage you to check it out.
In this video and episode, we are taking a closer look at the new Color Layering Poinsettia Christmas Tree stamp set.
Watch the video tutorial below to learn how I made the card I'm sharing today.
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The Summer isn’t over, yet we are already talking about Christmas cards! I myself have been in a Christmas mood for the past few weeks and it was a pure treat to create something with the new Christmas stamps. The Color Layering Poinsettia Christmas Tree stamp set is a 5 layer stamp. There are 2 layers to stamp the tree itself, and 3 layers to stamp decorations. As I was stamping these images and testing various ink colors I’ve discovered that these look their best when stamped in contrasting colors of ink. For example, a very dark green and very light green. Stamping layers in 2 ink colors that are similar, for example, dark green and medium green, doesn’t look good as it doesn’t provide enough of a contrast to the finished image, and stamped details get lost.
To make a card with my stamped tree I dry embossed a panel of Arctic cardstock using the Woodgrain stencil. I just used an embossing sandwich in my die cutting machine, this created a pretty textured panel for my card. I trimmed the panel to 4" x 5 1/4” and foam mounted onto a Hero Arts A2 white side folding card base. I also foam mounted the circle die-cut featuring the tree on top.
This stamp set also has a pretty image of a gift. And it is also a layering image. You’ll want to stamp the gift in 2 shades of one color of ink - light and dark green, for example. This will ensure the bow on the gift looks realistic.
I embellished my card using Champagne sequins, I added little gold sequins to the centers of my poinsettias and scattered additional sequins around the panel.
I hope this video has given you some stamping ideas to try with your Color Layering stamp set from Hero Arts. Have fun stamping!
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