Yana Smakula | Mice to see you Hero Arts Baby Animals Cards

Hero Arts | Easy coloring using solid shapes. Playful animal cards. Video

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Happy Monday, everyone! Today I have a fun video on my Youtube channel focusing on easy coloring using solid shapes (solid stamps).

I have been getting more and more excited about outline images and as my excitement and fascination with these types of stamps grows I keep looking for simple and easy ways to color images. I’ve seen a lot of artists use this technique and I’ve been wanting to give it a try myself – and I finally have!

Yana Smakula | Mice to see you Hero Arts Baby Animals Cards

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I’ve used animal images from Hero Arts to create these cards. I started with the finger print painting technique shared by Jennifer McGuire about a year ago (had a total blast, no clue why I didn’t try it sooner) and than decided to look for simple stamp shapes in my stash to color the rest of the animals.

I first grabbed the Stamp Your Own Plant stamp set from Hero Arts and used beet and onion images to color mice. These aren’t solid images, they have some texture to them which makes a final colored image a very unique one.

Yana Smakula | Mice to see you Hero Arts Baby Animals Cards

I kept on stamping and stamped some piggies and bunnies; I had to look for something bigger to color them so I grabbed the Color Layering Graphic Flowers stamp set and used leaves and flowers. As for the inks I finally tried new pigment inks by Lia (I have them all linked below), love the colors and the quality! They are perfect for stamping on the go, too.

Yana Smakula | Mice to see you Hero Arts Baby Animals Cards

I have previously used the Baby Animals stamps and dies and shared a few cards on Hero Arts Blog. You can check those out HERE (or click on the photo below):

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VIDEO TUTORIAL – EASY COLORING USING SOLID SHAPES

As always, I’m sharing a video tutorial showing you how to make these cards, you can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts Black Ink Pad AF101
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad AF101
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Hero Arts Sea Mixed Layering Paper PS623
Hero Arts Sea Mixed Layering Paper PS623
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Hero Arts Silver Shimmer Spray WM117
Hero Arts Silver Shimmer Spray WM117
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts Baby Animals CL860
Hero Arts Baby Animals CL860
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Hero Arts Animal Messages CL870
Hero Arts Animal Messages CL870
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Hero Arts Baby Animals Frame Cuts DI131
Hero Arts Baby Animals Frame Cuts DI131
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Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad CL833
Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad CL833
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Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers CL862
Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers CL862
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Hero Arts Color Lights By Lia AF316
Hero Arts Color Lights By Lia AF316
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Hero Arts Color Brights By Lia AF317
Hero Arts Color Brights By Lia AF317
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Hero Arts Color Jewels By Lia AF318
Hero Arts Color Jewels By Lia AF318
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Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers Bundle SB114
Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers Bundle SB114
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This post was updated on July 7th 2016.

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10 Comments

    1. I just adore what you have created here, different, fun and easy to do, what a truly talented lady you are, your videos are a must for me!

    1. Adorable cards! And some wonderful tips and tricks. I definitely spend too much time coloring, so this will be helpful when I’m short on time. Thanks for sharing!

      1. thank you, Kitty! I too often spend lots of time when i’m coloring, especially using Copics, needed something different for a change 🙂

    1. These are all so adorable and would make a fun and different card set. Love the colors you’ve chosen.

    1. These cards are adorable! You’ve inspired me to look through my stash and give this a try! Thank You!!!

    1. Yana, these are absolutely awesome! Fabulous technique with such amazing results! Thank you for the video and especially for sharing your stellar creativity with us! Going to give it a try right now!
      ~c

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