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Sending Hugs – Hero Arts Color Layering Koala Bundle

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Sending Hugs – Hero Arts Color Layering Koala Bundle

Hello Everyone. Thank you for stopping by. Todays project is a  Sending Hugs Card using  Hero Arts Color Layering Koala Bundle.

Each bundle  contains a  Color Layering Stamp Set,  co-ordinating dies and the necessary ink to layer the stamps with a successful outcome. In most cases four is the magic number. The four inks in this bundle  are  set AF381 Earth Neutrals Dye Ink  (Charcoal, Cup O’ Joe, Wet Cement and Pumpkin Pie). Green Hills from my stash was added , any green would work.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koala Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies are available to purchase separately too.   They are the same stamps and dies available in the combo pack. Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps have clear instructions on how to layer the stamps on the back of the stamp set  packaging . In addition there are photos of each step and the inks used to achieve each step.

Making the Card:

Starting with  the lightest ink and the  solid stamp, working toward  the darkest shade with  the less area to stamp.  The inks were used in this order:  Wet Cement,  Cup O’Joe and finally Charcoal.

The greenery was stamped starting with the branch with  Cup O’ Joe and the greenery in Green Hills. These two stamps were stamped  three times.

Once the ink was dry the images were cut out using the co-ordinating dies.

MFT Die-namics Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangle Stax  cut a frame with Green  Bazzill Premium Card Stock (counting from the smallest die, six and seven were used to make the frame).  Reserving the negative space (centre) for the card. A  1/4 x 5-1/2″ strip  was  also cut and set  aside  for the inside panel.

A white card stock panel was cut to 4 x 5-1/2 ” for the card front . MFT Die-namics Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangle Stax die number six was used to cut the centre of the panel. This will be used later.

Card Assembly:

A white Card Stock card base was cut  to form a side fold landscape card  11 x 4- 1/2 ” and  scored at 5-1/2 ” . Be Creative Tape 5 mm was applied to top and bottom of the card front. Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter , Green Meadow was burnished into the tape. Removing any excess with a fine brush.

Onto  the card front panel. The  Tag-Corner frame  is adhered to  the outside of the  the die cut centre, essentially framing the centre  of the panel.  The white panel is attached with Be Creative Tape 3mm between the  Pure Sheen Glitter strips. Foam tape is applied to the white card stock centre and placed back  into the front panel. Liquid adhesive is used to  secure  Bazzil Tone on Tone Polkadot frame centre to the popped up centre of the front panel.

Next the images are added to the popped up centre portion. The larger Koala is added to the right hand side with foam tape for added dimension,   the smaller Koala is adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive  below the ear of the larger Koala. Greenery is tucked into the larger Koala’s Hand. Two Greenery sprigs are attached  to the bottom left hand side of the Bazzill Premium Card Stock.

Sentiment:

Hero Arts Color Layering Koala Stamp Set ” Sending Hugs”  stamp was  inked with VersaMark Watermark Ink and stamp  onto white card stock. Nuvo Embossing Powder, Hot Chocolate was sprinkled over and heat set.   The sentiment strip was trimmed and added just below the larger Koala’s foot (bottom right hand side of the popped up  green card stock centre )

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was applied to the bottom   edge of the inside panel. The Bazzill strip that was reserved for later was attached over the  liquid adhesive.  The inside panel was attached to the inside card base.

Finishing Touches:

Beads were added to the eyes of  both Koalas . Nuvo Prickly Pear  Sequins and Sparkling Crystals were layered onto the card front. Nuvo Glitter Gloss was applied to the greenery.

That completes this card. Until Next time – Karen xo

 

 

 

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 149}

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

I recently picked up some of the fun Color Layering stamps by Hero Arts and thought I’d share with you a quick little card I made with the results of my first trial run 🙂  This set includes all the stamps you see on my card… and I have to say I impressed myself because I used every single stamp in the set- a very rare thing!  The fish are stamped with two layers plus a third detail layer for their faces.  I decided to try out Distress Oxide inks, working with Spiced Marmalade & Abandoned Coral for the fish, Cracked Pistachio for the seaweed, Peacock Feathers for the bubbles & sentiment and a bit of Iced Spruce for the stones.

I added a bit of Nuvo Glitter drops for some shimmer…

A light wash of Scribble Sticks scribbles was added for a watery look… I stamped on a white background and hadn’t really planned to make it a card, I was just playing around with new stamps 🙂  I decided to trim it down and finish everything off with some twine and some seed beads.

Just some simple creative play… these stamps made it really fun and easy and I look forward to trying some more color combinations!  Check out some of the other stamps in the series that are in stock online- my faves are the sea turtle and the poppy!  But just do a search for ‘Hero Arts Color Layering’ to see all the pretties that are in stock 🙂

Have a creative day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

p.s. It’s not too late to leave a comment for a chance to win a lilac die set on our Blog Hop, and we’d also love to see an application from you to join our new Design Team!

Tuesday with Tara {take 143}

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today I thought I’d share a simple pair of cards with a fabulous sentiment, bold silhouette die cuts and colorful watercolors!

I couldn’t decide between a floral or leafy design… so decided to use both and create two cards for you today.  I wanted to create a fully rainbow (mostly) but the leafy design shape didn’t lend itself well to that.  I ended up using 5 shades of Color Burst behind the tall flower and just three shades behind the leaves.  It’s been a while since I just played with watercolor like this and it took a bit of practice, but thankfully only one piece was set aside for reinvention later 🙂

I started with the lightest color- a puddle of yellow, and worked up & down from there.  The toughest to work with was the purple, it’s a lot darker than I wanted. Still need to get my hands on those lighter sets (the Fresh Florals would be amazing for this!)  This floral is from Sizzix/ Tim Holtz.  Love those floral silhouettes… they are timeless!

These leafy greens are an older Memory Box die… they really seem to match the curves of the script in the sentiment (by Hero Arts) and I love the shades of yellow/green/blue behind them.  While this was not the design in my head when I sat down to create, this is my favorite of the two cards 🙂  Funny how it works out that way sometimes…

I hope today and this week you find beauty in the simple things around you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

p.s. there’s so much fun stuff arriving NEW in the online store… go check it out!

 

Materials Used:

Kraft pre-cut cards

White Neenah Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Black Archival Ink

Color Burst Pigments

Water &  a paintbrush

‘Simple Beauty’ Stamp by Hero Arts

Floral Silhouette die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz (this would be cute– though it’s not what I used!)

Leafy Silhouette die by Memory Box