Video: Stretching Color Layering Stamps

Who said color layering stamp sets only have to be used for color layering, for creating one multi-colored image? Yes, they work beautifully for that (and always produce stunning results), but can also be stretched in a way.

Today I am inviting you to try to use each color layering stamp individually. To be able to better explain what I have in mind I’ve filmed a video tutorial, I’m sharing it below.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful using For You Color Layering Stamp Set by Yana Smakula

I started by stamping Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful sentiment from the Dare To Dream set onto a white panel using Black ink and also added a Love You one from the For You Flowers Color Layering set using Ultra Pink ink. The sentiment needed to be stamped first to work as a guide for my card and tell me where my edge stamping needed to be.

Watch my video below:

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Next I started working on my flowers, the floral image from the For You Flowers Color Layering set has 3 layers, I used each one on its own and stamped each using a different color of ink. The top layer (the 3rd layer) was stamped using Ultra Pink ink, the medium (the 2nd layer) was stamped using Soft Cantaloupe and the bottom layer (the 1st layer), the solid one, was stamped using Soft Vanilla ink.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful using For You Color Layering Stamp Set by Yana Smakula

I also added a few stamped leaves using Soft Leaf and Soft Green inks, I only used the 2nd layer, a detailed one, and stamped it first using one color of ink and than the other slightly offsetting. Lastly I added several small leaf images stamped in Ultra Pink ink.

To make this project pop I heat embossed the sentiment over a stamped one (I made sure to offset the embossing so that there was a little black shadow) and also heat embossed the top layer of the flower 3 times using Brass embossing powder.

Even though I used a color layering stamp set I was still able to stamp each layer independently of the other layers to create a beautiful floral design on my card. I encourage you to try this trick and remember to enter our Fabulous Flowers challenge for your chance to be featured on Hero Arts blog and win a gift certificate to Hero Arts store.


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