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Waterlilies from the Color Layering Koi set


Hello crafty friends,


Today I made a tag featuring the Waterlilies from the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi stamp set.  At first I thought the flowers may be too small, but in the end it turned out just fine.


My process:

  • Trim white card stock into 3 1/4 by 5 1/5 in tag.  Use inking tool and sponge Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Milled Lavender to create a soft background.
  • Layer Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil on top of inked tag.  Spread thin layer of white embossing paste, remove stencil and let dry.
  • On white card stock, ink and stamp waterlilies, and lily pads.  Die cut using Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Frame Cuts.
  • Color flower center using Copic markers.
  • Stamp sentiment from same set on vellum strips using Jet Black StazOn ink.
  • Adhere waterlilies, lily pads, and sentiment on tag as shown.
  • Tie bow using strip of white soft tulle.


I think the embossed background provides a nice backdrop of the waterlilies.

There is still plenty time to play, pull out your favorite stencils and join in the March challenge – Playing With Stencils.  You could win a $25 gift card to the store.  Just remember to use some Hero Arts products such as stamps, stencil, die cut, digi stamps on your project.

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Hero Arts Color Layering Koi

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Frame Cuts

Hero Arts Stencil – Delicate Petals

Hero Arts Ombre Ink – Light to Dark Purple, Pink and Red

Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Chipped Saphhire, Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive

Copic Marker – Y15,Y17

White embossing powder

Clear embossing powder

StazOn Ink – Jet Black

White embossing paste

12 thoughts on “Waterlilies from the Color Layering Koi set

  1. Ooooh, sooo pretty! Love that stencil you used; gorgeous.

  2. Love the stencil design–it looks a little like reflections on a pond. So it’s perfect with the stamped images! Great coloring, too! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  3. Love the wonderful, serene background you created. The texture is perfect:)

  4. That background turned out marvelous. The delicate image in the soft color is perfect. A beautiful tag.

  5. Wow Cindy your tag is fabulous, that background is absolutely striking. Love it!!

  6. Gorgeous tag with
    the wonderful
    background stamping!
    Carla from Utah

  7. Awesome textures and details! Pretty tag! Love the waterlilies and lily pads!

  8. Cindy, your tag is so beautiful. I love your textur on the background and those lily pads are lovely!

  9. Dainty and gorgeous tag!

  10. Beautiful tag – I love the added texture and of course, those sweet flowers!

  11. Such a lovely tag!! Love the texture you have added. Those water lilies are beautiful!

  12. I love the idea of paper pieced botanicals!

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