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  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.

Hero Arts CL946 Color Layering Orchid in a Pot Stamp SetI 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.

Layering Orchid in a Pot DiesIn 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.

Additional Elements:

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




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