Layering Orchid in a Pot Stamp Set
Hello Everyone. Thank you for stopping by. Todays post takes a look at Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps. for ScrapnStamp.ca Specifically Layering Orchid in a Pot Stamp Set.
Hero Arts Layering Stamp Sets are often overlooked in the sea of layering stamps currently available in the market place .
The goal was to construct a card that would appeal to a mature woman. A sophisticated grown up Happy Birthday card that was an elegant , clean and simple card.
I gathered Hero Arts CL946 Color Layering Orchid in a Pot Stamp Set and Co-ordinating dies. A selection of Hero Arts Ink Pads ( Green Hills, Pine, Moss, Ultra Pink and Raspberry Jam). Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pads ( Picked Raspberry and Forest Moss ), MFT Sentiment Stamp Sets and Slanted Sentiment Strips Die. Various tools and adhesive.
I matched card stock from my stash to Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Ink. This was cut to a mat layer, the top layer of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb card stock was cut slightly smaller.
In order to match the stamped image to the die cut images exactly, it was easier to cut the flower and greenery first and then align and stamp the images. A Gemini by Crafters Companion was used to cut the images.
How to Stamp the Layered Stamps:
The stem was inked with Distress Oxide Forest Moss and stamped onto the die cut. The process I used was to stamp from less to more detailed. Inking the stamps from lightest to darkest ink
Three layering stamps are used to complete the flower bud portion.
1.) second generation Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry Ink
2.) Hero Arts Ultra Pink ink and
3.) Hero Arts Raspberry Jam.
The greenery was stamped in the same way from less to more detailed. Inking the stamps from lightest to darkest ink.
1.) Hero Arts Green Hills Ink was used
2.) Hero Arts Moss Ink
3.) Hero Arts Pine Ink Pad
The flower is now complete.
Happy Birthday, was stamped with Hero Arts Raspberry Jam ink onto a die cut strip. A strip of double sided adhesive was attached to the bottom of the top layer and Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter in Green Meadow was burnished into the adhesive tape. The sentiment strip was secured over the Glitter.
Spun Sugar Distress Ink was softly blended with a small foam blending tool where the flower would lie on the white card stock. The top layer and colour matched mat layer were adhered together. This was set aside to dry completely.
On to the inside of the card:
The inside top layer was stamped with Hero Arts Raspberry Jam ink , card stock was layered to match the card front . Both were from my stash. The mat layer and top layer were then glued together, and attached to the card base with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
Now on to the card front. The orchid and greenery die cuts were both adhered directly to the top layer. The layer was then attached to the front of the card base using the same liquid adhesive. Sequins and Crystals were added to the card in a layered fashion.
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Clear Gloss was gingerly applied to the flowers. Worth Noting: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink and water based dye ink ( the Hero Arts Ink Pads used ) will move if applied in a more aggressive fashion , it can also transfer the previous ink colour to the pens tip. It is always best to check the tip of the pen between each colour.
Here is a video:
Until next time xo – Karen