Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Hero Arts | 3Dimensional Snowflakes Card and Video. Holiday Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and thank you so much for stopping by today to help celebrate Hero Arts Holiday 2016 Release (more about this below).

Hero Arts 2016 Holiday catalog (browse it here or below) is filled with amazing inspiration, beautiful products and better yet fantastic products. The one product that stood out most and the one I loved most was the set of Paper Layering Snowflakes dies. Paper Layering is a unique line of dies that create only partial die cut designs and allow for beautiful 3D effects. If you are a subscriber of my blog you might have already seen my cards with the Paper Layering Palm Tree and also Paper Layering Pineapple dies.

Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Today I’d like to share a closer look at the Paper Layering Snowflake dies and show you a Clean & Simple card created with their help.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

The Paper Layering Snowflake dies can be used with or without the outer frame die (watch my video above to see the difference). To achieve the look I have on my cards you’ll need to use just the snowflakes, no frame dies. Here I layered 3 snowflake dies onto a panel created out of white cardstock and taped them in place with washi tape, I die cut one corner of my panel, flipped the dies and taped them onto the other corner and die cut again.

Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I wanted to add a bit of shine and sparkle to this card, so I layered silver glitter paper under my die cut panel so that silver glitter would show through the snowflakes. I’m sharing another card below where I’ve layered gold glitter paper.

To create my sentiment I used two stamp sets – Holiday Messages and Tags and Christmas Messages. I heat embossed my images in Platinum embossing powder onto white cardstock and cut out with my scissors (there are matching dies available).

Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

After I foam mounted the frames onto the die cut panel and foam mounted my panel onto a light gray card base I adhered a gold sequin inside each snowflake and also added a small clear droplet from Pretty Pink Posh. I also adhered several clear beads – they create the illusion of snow that is about to melt.

Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

When creating a card like this keep in mind that it would need to be hand delivered and mailed in a box to preserve the 3D effect these snowflakes provide.

SIMILAR CARD FROM HERO ARTS HOLIDAY CATALOG

Like I mentioned I have another similar card using the same supplies. The difference here is in the colors of glitter paper and cardstock and also embossing powder. My frames were heat embossed onto vellum here and only the top frame was foam mounted.

Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula Hero Arts | 3-Dimensional Snowflakes Card with Paper Layering Snowflake dies. Project & Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

HERO ARTS HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE

Want to see entire Hero Arts Holiday release? Browse the catalog below or look at new products on Hero Arts website.

 

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

I had a blast creating projects with the new products from Hero Arts. Here are a few additional cards I made using new goodies.

Hero Arts - Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula

Hero Arts - Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula Hero Arts - Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula Hero Arts - Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula

Season’s Greetings – using same Holiday Messages and Tags stamps and Snowflake Bold Prints background stamp. Images heat embossed in Brass Embossing Powder.

Hero Arts - To My Dearest Friend Card by Yana Smakula

Hero Arts - To My Dearest Friend Card by Yana Smakula Hero Arts - To My Dearest Friend Card by Yana Smakula Hero Arts - To My Dearest Friend Card by Yana Smakula

To My Dearest Friend – using Color Layering Deer stamp set, a sentiment from the Christmas Messages set and the following ink colors: Soft VanillaSoft ApricotPumpkin PieCup O’ Joe to stamp the deer.

HOP ALONG WITH US

Hero Arts Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joan Bardee
Karin Akesdotter
Yana Smakula – you are here
Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson

GIVEAWAY

Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT, winners will be announced the following week on Hero Arts blog.

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 Paper Layering Snowflakes with Frames DI196
Hero Arts Paper Layering Snowflakes with Frames DI196
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Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Tags CL983
Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Tags CL983
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Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 Deco Sheets
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 Deco Sheets
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EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Foam Tape Adhesive
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Seed Beads
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Seed Beads
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266 Comments

    1. Beautiful cards, Yana! Love the snowflakes and your deer is all decked out for the holidays.

    1. Your cards are so elegant. Love them with the popped up stars. Nice start for the holidays for you.

    1. The dimensional card is AMAZING. I am really in awe by these dimension dies. Your card is so beautiful!

    1. I love these hops because I always get introduced to several new artists. Your 3-D snowflake card is so elegant, sophisticated and stunning–everything I am not, but maybe I could fool some people if I made cards like yours! 😉 The gold embossing of the snowflakes on the other card gorgeous!

    1. LOVE that layered deer and also really like the pop out snowflake design. It is so fun for the holidays! Always love your work. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

    1. Love your cards as usual! Those layered snowflakes are super nice! The gold and white looks great together . I also really like that snowflake background.

    1. Thanks for the great video on the snowflake card. It is really special. I hope to try some.

    1. Oh I love snowflakes! I have more snowflake dies and stamps than anything else I swore no more, but I think I might break and get this one. Thank you!

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