Hero Arts | Love You Big Time Card by Yana Smakula using Color Layering Blue Whale stamp set.

Hero Arts | Love You Big Time Blue Whale Card

I simply adore Hero Arts Color Layering Whale set. I’ve already shared one card using this set a couple of days ago but I also wanted to try and make a funny card and see if I could maybe incorporate googly eyes into that project.

Hero Arts | Love You Big Time Card by Yana Smakula using Color Layering Blue Whale stamp set.

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this project by stamping two whales using my mini MISTI. I used Pool, Deep Ocean and Navy ink colors from Hero Arts for both and cut images out using a coordinating die in my Platinum 6 die cutting machine.

Hero Arts | Love You Big Time Card by Yana Smakula using Color Layering Blue Whale stamp set.

For my sentiment I decided to go with “Love You Big Time” and I heat embossed it in white onto black cardstock. I think this is such a clever message and it pairs up rather well with the whale. I’d love to use it more in the future with other large scale objects, maybe a skyscraper, a mountain etc.

Hero Arts | Love You Big Time Card by Yana Smakula using Color Layering Blue Whale stamp set.

I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for a background for this card, I thought about doing some Distress ink blending and creating a light blue gradient, but I came across a background I had stamped some month ago and decided to use it. I often stamp backgrounds and just keep them around on my desk for future use – this saves a lot of time!

Hero Arts | Love You Big Time Card by Yana Smakula using Color Layering Blue Whale stamp set.

My background was stamped using Blizzard Bold Prints background stamp in Tide Pool, Deep Ocean and Navy. I trimmed it to be 4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted onto an A2 top folding card base. While this background looked nice, it was a bit too busy for my images so I added a layer of vellum to mute it and that seems to have done the trick.

Hero Arts | Love You Big Time Card by Yana Smakula using Color Layering Blue Whale stamp set.

I foam mounted both whales onto the card, I cut the tail off one of them and also foam mounted it onto the card creating the illusion that there are 3 and not 2 objects on my project. I also added several hearts floating in between the whales and finally added googly eyes. You can definitely go without them if you are not a fan, but I think they make this card super fun!

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 Clear Stamps Color Layering Blue Whale
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Color Layering Blue Whale
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Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Whale Die Set
Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Whale Die Set
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Hero Arts Color Layering Whale Bundle
Hero Arts Color Layering Whale Bundle
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Hero Arts Blizzard Bold Prints Stamp
Hero Arts Blizzard Bold Prints Stamp
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Hero Arts Self-adhesive Googly Eyes
Hero Arts Self-adhesive Googly Eyes
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Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink Pad AF223
Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink Pad AF223
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Hero Arts Navy Ink AF234
Hero Arts Navy Ink AF234
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Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Deep Ocean AF340
Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Deep Ocean AF340
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Hero Arts Pool Ink Pad AF212
Hero Arts Pool Ink Pad AF212
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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 Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
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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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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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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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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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11 Comments

    1. Thanks for the tip to use velum to mute a bold/busy background!

    1. Great card. The sentiment is perfect with these whales–the vellum a good idea for the underwater setting. Thanks for sharing this card.

    1. Great background, vellum, whales and google eyes. I love this card. The monochromatic is awesome. Beautiful card.

    1. Another awesome card and I think the googly eyes are great! I love the background and think using the vellum was a great way to mute it and it gives a real under water feel.

    1. That is a super cute card! I love that background with the whales, and the googly eyes too!

    1. Incredible card!!! How much I love those whales! But what is more important is how I missed this background??? Totally goes to my wish list!
      Thank you for sharing!

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