Monday, July 23, 2018

Color Layering Extra

Okay, so this card uses the same color-layering set as the past two cards, but this time, I carried color layering to an extra level. Not only are the stamps color layered, but so is the background, which was made by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssAQZ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

Well, Daisy helped me blog there. Dog chins are not literate.

Which begs the question: is my chin literate? Things to ponder.

Or not.

Yes, I petted her. She has me well trained.

Anyway, I made the background by lightly inking a scrap with tumbled glass Distress Ink and an inking tool. Then, I placed a stencil over the scrap and added more of the same ink to create the graduated dots.

Subtle and fun layering!

Let me also point out, just for the record, that today's seahorse uses three shades of orange, yesterday's used three shades of aqua, and the first card used three shades of purple. That's nine shades of dye ink...not counting the inks on the shells. If I didn't have so VERY MANY ink pads, using color-layering stamps would be so much harder.

Just sayin'. If you need a reason to buy more ink pads.

I'm helpful that way.

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Clearly Besotted Tiny Type
paper: Papertrey white
ink: Hero Arts soft vanilla, soft wheat, soft brown; Memento canteloup; Archival tiger lily, potting soil; Distress tumbled glass
accessories: coordinating dies, banner die, dimensionals, stencil, rhinestones


  1. I loved the story of Daisy and also the background idea on your card of the day. Lots of ways to use that technique and I'm going to try some later today hopefully.
    I had a similar Daisy experience but with my daughter's cat. I was just about ready to sign off on a long email when the cat jumped up, landed on the desk and walked across the key board. Twenty plus minutes of typing was gone in one step. Gotta love the animals.

  2. Have a dog and can relate. They want attention when they want attention. A suggestion, you can get by with fewer ink colors/pads (I know who would want to) if you use the stamping off technique for one of the colors. Love the use of the stencil. I think I will try it.

  3. What a cute helper! Love this set and now you are enabling me more to get this set and more colors, too! :) Beautiful design!


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