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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—I didn’t even use the last stamp because I didn’t notice it—the 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.

Don’t forget to break out your Hero Arts stamps, dies, stencils and digis to enter this month’s Anything Goes Challenge to try to win the $25 code to the a2z store. Pssst! The holiday stamps are coming and you might want to get some of those if you win…good luck!

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


Holiday Wishes

Good morning everyone! Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts to wax poetic about the new Lime to Forever Green Ombre ink and the lovely new layered Christmas tree stamp set. Oh stop the groaning and humor me with a little Christmas in July, hmm? It’ll be worth it!

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Yeah, I heard those “oooo”s – shaped card ombre happiness! There is a tutorial video coming, too, but my editing department fell asleep last night before a voice-over could be recorded. Good help is so hard to find these days…

I used all (4) tree pieces to create the card and my Misti stamp tool to help me line up all the layers. The very bottom, solid layer is stamped with the ombre ink and looks amazing just on its own. From there I added more dimension with Field Greens, a deeper green, and then I added snow with the Unicorn White ink and some clear embossing powder.

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Ok, sad little secret – I don’t have a Hero Arts ink dark enough for the last layer so I used a different company. Turns out my green ink choices are pretty sparse! Must be time to shop…LOL

Once my tree was done I used the little snowflakes from the set and heat embossed a snow storm with white embossing powder. The sentiment in Cup O Joe finished the card front which measures 4″ in diameter. I mounted that with foam tape onto a 4.25″ diameter card base I created and this little card was done!

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Remember that this month’s challenge is Clean and Simple! You have until July 31st to link up a new project using your favorite Hero Arts supplies. If you need some more, be sure to use code JENNIFER15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Oh, and did you see our new bundle we posted on our Facebook page?? Be sure to use the code ChristmasSpecial5 to get an additional $5 off of it! Cannot be combined with any other coupon codes.

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