Hero Arts | Color Layering Cardinal Christmas Card by Yana Smakula

Hero Arts | Color Layering Cardinal Christmas Card

Hello friends! I am almost done unpacking after our move (we moved from Ukraine to US, Phoenix) and I am ready to go back to my usual blogging routine! Lots of projects to be shared, so I better get started.

I made quite a few cards for Hero Arts Holiday 2016 catalog and since the catalog is already live I wanted to share my projects here as well. I love their new Color Laying sets and the Cardinal one is no exception.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Cardinal Christmas Card by Yana Smakula

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COLOR LAYERING CARDINAL – CARD DETAILS

The bird image comes for a new Cardinal Color Layering stamp set from Hero Arts and is very realistic. This is what I really like about Hero’s sets – the realism of their images. I went with a rather unusual color combination – used yellows oranges and just a tiny bit of red.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Cardinal Christmas Card by Yana Smakula

To stamp the bird use the following colors:

Using white pigment ink is very helpful when you are using two colors of ink that are very similar as it helps the top layer to maintain its true color and not blend into bottom layer.

I cut my bird out using scissors, but there is a matching die available. The sentiment, Sending you Christmas cheer, comes from a different set and was stamped in black ink onto a white cardstock panel. I also stamped pine needles in Soft Olive and also created a small flower (on a separate piece of paper) to decorate the bird (I foam mounted my bird onto the panel and also foam mounted the flower).

Hero Arts | Color Layering Cardinal Christmas Card by Yana Smakula

To create a background for this card I white heat embossed a woodgrain background. My white panel was foam mounted using thin foam adhesive and I also added some red and white bakers twine.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Cardinal Christmas Card by Yana Smakula

To finish this project I adhered several Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

Want to see more projects using this Cardinal Color Layering stamp set? Check out my card below:

Simon Says Stamp + Hero Arts | Masterpiece Box – Color Layering Cardinal Card by Yana Smakula

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 Cardinal CL984
Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal CL984
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Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal Frame Cuts DI308
Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal Frame Cuts DI308
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Hero Arts Cardinal Stamp+Die Combo SB118
Hero Arts Cardinal Stamp+Die Combo SB118
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Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
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Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints Background Stamp CG681
Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints Background Stamp CG681
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Woodgrain Bold Prints by Lia
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Woodgrain Bold Prints by Lia
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Strawberry AF334
Hero Arts Hybrid Ink Pad Strawberry AF334
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad Fresh Peach AF247
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad Fresh Peach AF247
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Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad AF222
Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad AF222
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Hero Arts Red Royal Ink AF225
Hero Arts Red Royal Ink AF225
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad AF207
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad AF207
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Hero Arts Black Ink Pad AF101
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad AF101
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink Pad
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink Pad
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
Doodlebug Ladybug Twine
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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3 Comments

    1. Amazing card! This cardinal is so realistic and so cute! I saw cardinals a couple of times in Brooklyn, they’re adorable and funny. And gorgeous!
      I love how you added a flower to its head. Cardinal – Carmen lol.
      Thank you for sharing!

    1. I like that you made a Mrs. Cardinal instead of the usual flashy red Mr. Cardinal!
      The cute little posy behind her “ear” is a nice feminine touch.

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