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Hello all! I’m here with another card for our anything goes challenge. Today I used the color layering Peacock set, but only used one layer of the image. Was hoping to show another possible way to use the set for those who may not like to do all the layers. Just because they are all there doesn’t mean you have to use them all! ūüėČ

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I started by stamping the top layer of the peacock multiple times in a diagonal and the trimmed the edges. Then I grabbed some Distress Oxide inks to ink the areas that would show under my panel and spritzed it with water. While that dried for a bit I  added some Wink of Stella to my peacocks. The sentiment is stamped and embossed on a scrap of black card stock that was trimmed down to a small strip. To add a little pizzazz to the strip I stamped and die cut a swirl from the set and added some Nuvo dots.

Here is a look at the shimmer on the peacocks!

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Thanks for stopping by as always! have a great day.


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Color Layering Bird and a Branch from Hero Arts

Hi stampers!

Ilina’s here today and I am sharing a colorful but simple card. For my card I used the oldie but goodie set from Hero Arts called Color Layering Bird and Branch. For my background I used Neenah white 110 lb card stock and some Distress Oxide inks to blend the background, then I spritzed some water to create the little splatters. I was trying to achieve a background mimicking sunset. I stamped the bird on white card stock and trimmed with paper snips.

Next I assembled my front panel and adhered it to black card base.

Scroll down to watch the video on how I created this card.

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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and a Branch


Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and a Branch close up


Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and a Branch – close up



Hero Arts Layering Bird

Hey crafty peeps… Dawn here with a little tag for you today.¬† Our monthly challenge for September is all about TAGS.¬†¬† This was quite good for me as I needed a tag to add to a little gift bag.


This little gift is for a friend who is not feeling the best at the moment.¬† I used WAMK’s gift bag punch board to make my bag and made the the little tag to go on it.¬†¬† I used a CAS-ual Fridays die to make my tag and with the help of MISTI, I inked up the bird from Hero Arts CL866 Color Layering Bird and Branch.¬†¬† I used my favourite stencil Asian Flower (not in store at the moment, but there are lots of amazing stencils¬† HERE) to make a soft background.¬† Finished with the sentiment from the set

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Color Layering Birds on Kraft

Hi, friends, Chark here today to show you some of the fun I had stamping with the color layering birds and branch set. I did use a Misti for this, because I was planning to stamp many birds. You can also use an acrylic block for color layering stamps…but I’m not that talented.


This stamp set is pretty easy to line up, just make sure the beak and tail are lined up and that’s about it. Little confession‚ÄĒI didn’t even use the last stamp because I didn’t notice it‚ÄĒthe beak and eye are tiny. I just colored in the eye with a black pen afterward.


I used some white Unicorn ink for the first stamp on most of them and you can see that by their white bellies. Then I used the mid-tone Navy, and the Neon Ombre Chartreuse to Blue for the wings, the branches and leaves.¬† I like how the Ombre ink looks on the white bird layer, it’s brighter than when I’d stamped straight on the kraft, as you might expect. I used the blue and white Unicorn inks to shade the edges of this card. All of the Unicorn inks look fab on the kraft.


I used Vintage Photo brown and the Raspberry Jam mid-tone inks on this small card and the yellow Unicorn ink for the middle bird layer and on the flowers on the other cards. You can see that the yellow Unicorn ink shows up on the darker inks, but isn’t completely opaque. It works well for coloring layering stamps.


The sentiment and little leaves are from the Flower Garden set.

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Happy Sunday!


Color Layering Bird and Branch

White, Blue, Yellow Unicorn Ink

Neon Ombre Chartreuse to Blue Ink

Navy Mid-Tone Ink

Raspberry Jam Mid-Tone Ink

Flower Garden Stamp Set

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Spruce Card

Kraft Notecards


Bluebird of Happiness

Hey everyone – Jennifer here and I am in love with the layering stamp trend right now! Hero Arts has some fabulous layering sets and I couldn’t resist scooping up the bird on a branch – no one else has one like this that I’ve seen.

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Better still, they give you the layering directions right on the package! Yay!

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Now my first attempt did wind up in the trash as I totally did not think my color choices through before I stamped them. Turns out Passion Fruit+Cornflower Blue+Pool=one ugly bird. Oops. I also mis-stamped the second layer, so for this attempt I found which box had my Misti in it and chose lighter colors – much better!

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There’s a pretty birdy! I love the detail you get from the stamps, it’s truly amazing.

Colors used:
Bird – Soft Vanilla, Pool, Navy, Cup O’ Joe, Charcoal
Branch – Wet Cement, Bubble Gum, Green Hills, Forever Green

The background seemed like it was missing something, so I grabbed my Pool Dauber, some water, and a paint brush to add in some ink splatters.

Dab the dauber onto a non-stick surface (my craft sheet in this case) and then spritz in some water. Drag your brush through it and then tap-tap-tap over your panel.

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The result when dry are soft, coordinating paint splats. Love them! You could also use the Spray Mists or your reinkers.

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I wanted simple, so I trimmed the panel slightly to measure 4″x4″ and then mounted it to a 4.25″ square card base made from Mocha layering paper with foam tape. All done!

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Now, the¬†Color Layering Bird stamps have been such a hit that they are currently out of stock, but never fear – to get your own set, just hit the “request custom order” button on the left side of the shop and let us know you simply have to have one. Easy peasy! ūüôā

While you’re shopping, be sure to use code Jennifer15 for 15% off your total purchase of $25 or more…and if you’re not a fan of fussy-cutting, grab the matching dies as well! And be sure to enter into our June Challenge, ‘New Beginnings’, for a chance to win some store spending money.

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Happy Crafting!