Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hero Arts Color Layering Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Color Layering Blog Hop!

Here's a little information from Hero Arts about Color Layering and today's hop:

Color Layering uses the technique of stamping progressively, building color and detail, resulting in an elegant, dimensional look. We've asked our talented group of artists to recommend their favorite colors to best highlight each Color Layering stamp set. The results have been developed into 4-cube ink packs, featuring the championing artist's name. While the inks were developed with a specific stamp set in mind, the packs offer wonderful and rich versatility; you'll find they work well with most any set and often produce stunning and unexpected results.

Hero Arts has also combined the new ink packs with their Color Layering stamp set (and dies in some cases) into bundles. Here's a look at the ink cube pack that I created called Kelly's Flowers as well as the bundle that is available using the stamp set and die that I chose.
Now onto the card I created using these products!

I started out by stamping the flowers and leaves with the colors in the Kelly's Flowers ink cube pack. I also added a white pigment ink for the third layer on my flower. It doesn't show up in the photo very well, but it adds another color dimension to the flower. I recently purchased a Mini Misti and it is a game changer...especially with these Color Layering Stamps!

I white heat embossed the message on a vellum panel and adhered the leaves and flowers. The black and white striped washi tape adds a fun element and was a great place for me to hide some adhesive on the vellum.

I created a subtle background using white embossing paste and the Criss Cross Stencil. And a scattering of some black sequins and pearls helped tie the card all together.


Hero Arts will give away a Color Layering Bundle of your choice to FIVE lucky blog readers - selected from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comments close Sunday June 19 at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week.

Here's a list of all talented participants in the hop today:

The Hero Arts Blog
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
Tami Hartley
Libby Hickson
Nichol Magouirk
Jayne Nelson
Clare Prezzia
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta

Thanks for stopping by today!