Hi readers and thanks for taking the time to visit today! I hope you find inspiration and creativity as you look around. Today I am sharing two new-to-me stamp sets by Hero Arts called "Color Layering Waves" and "Color Layering Sea and Sky." I think you will agree how beautifully these two sets pair together when creating a stamped scene. These stamps were part of Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" cardmaking kits last summer and they were so popular that they sold out! I was so happy when Hero Arts brought them back for individual purchase after high demand. I really enjoy color layering stamp sets because they offer so much depth and dimension. You can see a variety of other cards I have made featuring other color layering stamp sets here, here and here.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a piece of Pacific Point cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" as my mat. On a sheet of white cardstock I began to stamp my scene starting with the waves. The first base layer was stamped in Soft Sky blue. The second layer was in Marina Mist ink (sorry, both retired from Stampin' UP!) and the third was in Pacific point ink. I added a touch of watercolor in pale pinks and blues to the sky above the water. Next I stamped the seagulls in Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I stamped two sailboats in Soft Sky ink and Mango Medley ink on scrap white cardstock and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I adhered the sailboats to the ocean using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the color layering clouds on white cardstock first using Soft Sky ink and then the second layer was in Pacific Point ink. I die cut the clouds and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly I created the sand by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and heat embossing the word 'Hello" in gold embossing powder. Using a distressed dot stamp, I added dots to the paper as though to resemble sand in Crumb Cake ink. I added footprints in Early Espresso ink. I ran this sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock through my Big Shot using the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes border dies. Lastly I stamped the Adirondack chair in Pacific Point ink on white cardstock, die cut it and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive.
Here are the two Hero Arts color layering stamp sets I used to create this card:
Tomorrow I will be sharing another way of using those beautiful color layering clouds to achieve an entirely different look for a sympathy card. I hope you will come back to see other ways this set can be used.
Thanks again for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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