Hello there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog today with this card set I made as a thank you to one of the teachers at my son's school. Let's take a look at the cards.
I thought the hibiscus was perfect to get into that summer vibe, since school is out in 2 weeks and summer is around the corner! I have some cool tips to take the fear out of using some of these amazing color layering stamp sets. Let's jump right in.
I used the Color Layering Hibiscus stamp set from Hero Arts for these images. My first tip is to make a practice sheet. This is how you figure out what colors work together and how the stamps line up before you stamp it on to your fancy cardstock or patterned paper. (Keep your practice sheet with your stamp set after you're done as a reference to line them up the next time!) I used my Misti tool because I ended up making a total of 6 cards, 2 of each sentiment.
My second tip: after I was happy with the color combo for each flower, I placed that layer on top of the ink pad in the order it was to be stamped. I also kept my practice sheet in front of me just in case I forgot how the stamp lined up. One last tip, these Memento inks wipe off my stamps with very little staining or with no staining at all. Yay! The inks used for the smaller flower include: Dandelion for the 1st layer, Cantaloupe for the 2nd, Tangelo for the 3rd and Ladybug for the last. The inks used for the larger flower include inks from the Kelly Purkey Fashion collection from Hero Arts. The first layer was stamped in the lightest pink from KP, the 2nd layer was stamped in the brighter pink, Lilac Posies for the 3rd and Grape Jelly for the last. The leaf was stamped in the green ink from the Kelly Purkey collection.
I made a quick mask of both flowers using some scrap paper and some adhesive so I could stamp the leaves to look like they're behind the flowers. The sentiments for the cards are from the Hello Gorgeous stamp set from Hero Arts. I used the Cross Stitch Rectangle Stax Die-namics from My Favorite Things to die cut the rectangle panel. I went over the flowers with some clear Wink of Stella for some shine and called it a day.
Here is a quick list of products used for the card:
Hero Arts, Color Layering Hibiscus stamp set
Hero Arts, Hello Gorgeous stamp set
Tsukineko, Memento Dew Drops 12 pack
Hero Arts, Kelly Purkey Fashion ink collection
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