Oh My Deer, Christmas is Here card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Hero Arts | Color Layering with Inks & Embossing Powders. Video

Welcome back for another episode of the Color Layering with Yana video series! In each one of my monthly videos I explore different ink pad and embossing powder color options for Hero Arts Color Layering sets and will hopefully inspire you to stamp! These videos are published on Hero’s blog and Youtube channel on Mondays following the My Monthly Hero Blog Hops and I’m sharing them on my blog as well. 

In this video & episode I am taking a closer look at the Color Layering Fawn set to create two completely different style Christmas cards using same supplies.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARDS DETAILS

I started working on my cards by stamping the outline image and sentiment. I used Cup o’ Joe dark brown ink and white cardstock for my traditional card design. Next, I used Soft Brown and Caramel inks to stamp the other two layers of this image.

Oh My Deer, Christmas is Here card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

The Fawn stamp comes with little holly and berry images so I stamped those below and above my deer using Moss and Forever Green inks for the leaves and Royal Red for the berries.

Oh My Deer, Christmas is Here card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

To add some interest to the background of this card I added some scoring using my scoring board and tool. I didn’t not score the entire panel, just the white space where there was no stamping. I adhered my panel on to an A2 white card base and embellished with Champagne sequins.

I also stamped the same deer outline and sentiment in Versamark ink onto deep blue cardstock for a completely different look (and heat embossed in gold embossing powder). I only added a most solid layer and heat embossed it in Clear (I skipped using detail layer for this card).

Oh My Deer, Christmas is Here card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

To help my other panel stand out I added ink blending in Navy and Black ink to drive the eye of the viewer to the center of this panel to all of that beautiful heat embossing.

You’d think that you can only do color layering using inks, but you can in fact color layer with embossing powders as well.

Oh My Deer, Christmas is Here card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I also stamped, colored and cut out holly leaves for this card, I did that on white paper to have nice vibrant green colors but I didn’t want to have white outline show on my finished card. So to hide that I used a Copic marker in B99 to color around my stamping. I did use Moss ink, which is a hybrid ink and hybrid inks are Copic marker friendly so it didn’t bleed because it came in contact with the alcohol marker.

Oh My Deer, Christmas is Here card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

The blue marker I picked doesn’t match 100% to the cardstock, but it did do a pretty good job of hiding those white edges and helping the die cut blend with the rest of the background.

Have fun stamping!

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 Color Layering Clear Stamps Fawn
Hero Arts Color Layering Clear Stamps Fawn
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Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Fawn Dies
Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts Fawn Dies
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Red Royal Ink Pad
Hero Arts Red Royal Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink Pad
Hero Arts Moss Hybrid Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Caramel Hybrid Ink Pad
Hero Arts Caramel Hybrid Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Cup O
Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe Ink
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Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink Pad
Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Champagne Sequin Mix
Hero Arts Champagne Sequin Mix
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Mini Scor-Buddy Scoring Board
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Oh My Deer, Christmas is Here card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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2 Comments

    1. These are absolutely lovely Yana, I seldom use navy cs anymore but I think it’s time to re-visit that. TFS

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