Coloring Layering Robin with Hero Arts

Welcome crafty friends! Today I’m sharing inspiration in two ways using the Coloring Layering Robin stamp set. I’ll be creating a Christmas card and Fall themed card and sharing my tips along the way.


I have a video tutorial over on the Hero Arts Youtube channel that you can view down below or HERE on the Youtube channel which explains everything in more detail.

The Color Layering Robin is such a versatile stamp set. While I’m creating two cards for two different seasons, it can be used all year long.

One of the tricks I like to do when using color layering stamp sets (in most cases) is by die cutting the image first. This helps me better align the layers.

I stamp the full image onto scratch paper in my stamping tool, I use the Misti, and then align the negative piece over the image. I’ll start by lining up the first layer of my image with the guide I stamped. Then I can pop in my positive piece and stamp the first layer down. I’ll repeat this step for all the layers of the image.

For the Robin I’m using on the Christmas card, I’m stamping the image in dark colors using Just Rust, Soft Granite and Charcoal ink.

I thought the branch from the Holly Berries set was a good perch for my robin.

My sentiment comes from the Merry Snowmen set and the card base created from Cranberry cardstock.

For the Fall themed card, I went for lighter tones on the Robin by using Soft Apricot, Soft Sky and Charcoal.

I die cut out leaves using the Autumn Leaves die set and various colors of cardstock including Mustard, Pumpkin, Palm and Sand. I love the added detail to the leaves that the die provides.

To enhance those details and add a little dimension to the die cuts, I’m going to lightly ink blend on some color. I’ll be using Forever Green on the Palm leaf, Mulled Wine on the Pumpkin and Mustard leaves and Cup O’ Joe on the Sand leaf.

I decided to add a little bit of interest to the background by stamping the Script background onto Dove White cardstock using Soft Brown ink. I purposely didn’t press too hard so it had a scattered look on the background.

Since I had my stamping tool out, I also stamped a sentiment in Cup O’ Joe ink using the Hello Autumn stamp set.

After trimming my panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ I layered my leaves onto the front of the card and attached to a card base using Sand cardstock. Then added the Robin with foam squares.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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