Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways – Holiday Foliage Cards. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of Hero Arts Holiday 2018 Catalog (be sure to flip through it – there’s plenty of inspiration)!

Today I have 1 product – 3 ways kind of video featuring a brand new Holiday Foliage Bold Prints background cling stamp from Hero Arts 2018 Holiday Catalog. I was only planning to make one card, but as I started playing I got other ideas popping in my head, so I decided to make several projects. I was filming and editing this video right before I left for vacation, so I apologize if it seems a bit rushed. I was really pressed for time and wanted to get it done before I left.

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS – ADVANCED

I stamped background in Versafine Onyx black ink on white cardstock and clear heat embossed it to create a raised edge to this image. I used a variety of Copic marker colors for my coloring.

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

I used the following marker colors:

  • Reds: R89, R39, R27, R24, R22.
  • Greens: G99, G94, YG03; YG99, YG95, YG93: YG13, YG01, YG00.
  • Yellows: YR04, Y35, Y13
  • Browns: E79, E37
  • B99 for the blue background

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

For the sentiment for this card I used beautiful “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Winter Holiday Messages stamp set and I heat embossed it my new favorite embossing powder – gold glitter. I trimmed my sentiment into a little rectangle and I foam mounted it onto my background, which in turn was adhered onto an A2 white card base. Next I used my Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and I added some sparkle and shimmer to the poinsettias. Next, I used Hero Arts Lacquer pen and I added dimensional clear detail over the berries on this background.

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

Finally, I used my white pen and I added white dots onto the background making it look like snow.

CARD DETAILS – MEDIUM

For my card idea #2, this is a medium difficulty card I decided to heat emboss this background on black paper. I used my new favorite gold glitter embossing powder for a ton of sparkle and I loved the look. This particular powder is not as fine as some of the other powders by hero arts, so it did obliterate some of the detail on this background stamp, but I still think it ended up looking absolutely spectacular. And the best part – it was super easy to do.

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

I white embossed a sentiment for this card on a piece of red cardstock. I went with a fun message from the Off Beat Holiday messages stamp set – it’s an awesome set with those snarky and not so typical messages for the holiday season. I trimmed this piece into a little V-shape banner and I foam mounted it on my background which in turn was adhered onto an a2 white card base.

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

To step this background up a bit I used my Nuvo Drops in Red Berry and I coated every berry on the background red.

CARD DETAILS – EASY

For my final card idea, the easiest one for today I once again heat embossed this background, but this time in silver glitter embossing powder – this one is also fabulous for the holiday season. I used Simon Say Stamp Sea Glass cardstock. For my sentiment I used “All I Want For Christmas is you, wink wink” from that same Off Beat Holiday Messages stamp set.

Hero Arts | One Background Three Ways - Holiday Foliage Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #heroarts #christmascard #happymail #cardmaking #stamping

So there you have it – 3 project ideas, super complicated, medium and easy to make using Hero Arts new Holiday Foliage Bold Prints background stamp. I hope you enjoyed this video idea and the cards I shared and will give this a try. Let me know if you’d like me to film more videos like this where I take one product and share 3 ways to use it – from simple to complicated.

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GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away 2 $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! The giveaway closes 11:59pst on Sunday, August 26, and the winner will be announced the following week.

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 Cling Stamp Holiday Foliage Bold Print
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Holiday Foliage Bold Print
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Off Beat Holiday Messages
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Off Beat Holiday Messages
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Winter Holiday Messages
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Winter Holiday Messages
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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SSS | SC | HA
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock 120 LB
Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock 120 LB
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | SC | AZ | WF
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Red Berry Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Red Berry Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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SSS | SC | AZ
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Shop at:
SSS | AZ

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227 Comments

    1. Stunning and oh so elegant cards! I love when you show multiple ways to use a product, it helps to see the design possibilities.

    1. Oh so beautiful! I’ve only been crafting a couple years and try to send cards every week to whoever I feel needs a pick-me-up. Thank you for the inspiration & chance to win!

    1. The colouring on your first card is amazing! The embossed cards are so beautiful – love the red berries on the gold!

    1. I love how you used the background stamp in a variety of ways. Beautiful cards.

    1. My favorite is the gold embossed one. All 3 are beautiful but I love the 3-D berries and the extreme sparkle of the gold one.

    1. Wonderful cards! I really love the gold with red berries. Only you would notice that some of the detail is lost with the embossing powder you chose. To me it is perfect!

    1. I love the gold glitter embossing powder used on the black card-stock for the one card! The red berries and sentiment area really pop against it, and it makes for a very elegant card.

    1. Awesome new HA release! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop!

    1. Gorgeous colors and designs! Love these beautiful background stamps!

    1. The cards are Gorgeous. My fave are the last two…leaning towards the simple silver on pale blue!

    1. What a wonderful set of cards !! That’s a great idea to feature 3 levels of difficulty and I personally would love a video this way. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and knowledge.
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    1. Yana these are ALL beautiful! I too love when you show multiple ways to use one image. Fantastic!
      Enjoy your vacation!
      Hugs

    1. Hope your vacation is spectacular! The cards certainly are gorgeous. Yes, I would very much like you to continue with other videos about three ways to use a product. I have enjoyed attempting some of the coloring on dark backgrounds, but it’s nice to know how to do something less challenging as well.

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