Hero Arts | You Keep Me Grounded card by Yana Smakula. Using Color Layering Mangrove stamp set

Hero Arts | You Keep Me Grounded – Color Layering Mangrove

Hero Arts Color Layering stamp sets never cease to amaze me and the Color Layering Mangrove from Summer 2017 catalog is no exception. What makes this stamp set so good, in my opinion, is the clever sentiments. I chose to use “You Keep My Grounded” message, but there are other sentiments like “You’re The Root Of My Happiness”, “You’ve Grown On Me” and “Rooting For You”.

Hero Arts | You Keep Me Grounded card by Yana Smakula. Using Color Layering Mangrove stamp set

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by stamping the mangrove tree using my mini MISTI. I used Moss and Forever Green colors to stamp the leaves and Soft Brown along with Brown ombre for the tree trunk. I also stamped air roots using lighter green and cut all of these out using coordinating dies in my Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I think this is one of those stamp sets where a set of coordinating dies is a must. The images are detailed and it would be rather difficult to cut them out by hand.

Hero Arts | You Keep Me Grounded card by Yana Smakula. Using Color Layering Mangrove stamp set

I heat embossed “You Keep Me Grounded” sentiment in white embossing powder onto a strip of black cardstock and also stamped and die-cut a stork.

It took me a bit of time to figure out what I wanted to do for the background. I knew I wanted to use the Tropical Foliage background so I stamped it in Soft Granite ink. After I layered my die cut tree over it I felt I needed to add something else to help it stand out as it was getting lost.

Hero Arts | You Keep Me Grounded card by Yana Smakula. Using Color Layering Mangrove stamp set

I added a layer of vellum, a round background piece stamped with Brushstroke background (it was a leftover from one of my previous projects) and a black cardstock panel. The latter helped to frame everything and direct the eye to the mangrove tree.

Hero Arts | You Keep Me Grounded card by Yana Smakula. Using Color Layering Mangrove stamp set

I foam mounted several air roots over the tree and also added a few white enamel dots I have found in my stash.

Hero Arts | You Keep Me Grounded card by Yana Smakula. Using Color Layering Mangrove stamp set

SUPPLIES

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Hero Arts Clear Stamps Color Layering Mangrove
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Color Layering Mangrove
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Hero Arts Color Layering Mangrove Bundle
Hero Arts Color Layering Mangrove Bundle
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Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Mangrove Die Set
Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Mangrove Die Set
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Tropical Foliage Bold Prints
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Tropical Foliage Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Brushstrokes Bold Prints
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Brushstrokes Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Sand to Chocolate Brown Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink
Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink
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Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Moss
Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Moss
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Hero Arts Forever Green
Hero Arts Forever Green
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Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink Pad
Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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9 Comments

    1. What a great card–perfect for that special guy! Thanks for sharing it and the “die cutting” tip for the intricate stamp.

    1. Terrific card Yana. And, I thought I had studied the Sumer catalog thoroughly but I don’t remember this clever set.

    1. I clicked here for the blog hop but stayed for this awesome card! You have such an eye for placing all pieces together in an eye catching design.

    1. Such a lovely card! Love the design, especially how you incorporated the stamped circle and tied the tree composition with the background.

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