Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Cards 3 Ways. Video

Hello, friends! Today I have the next episode from my monthly “Color Layering with Yana” series to share featuring Color Layering Sleepy Moon from Hero Arts.

The Color Layering Sleepy Moon stamp set has 3 layers and unlike other layering sets offers a lot of versatility. I’ve found that I can stamp just one layer for a solid looking moon; just two layers, a solid and one of the detail layers, for a moon wit ha a bit of detail; and of course you can combine all 3 layers to give your moon a lot of detail.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

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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. 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch my video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how I made the cards I’m sharing today.

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3 LAYER MOON

Let’s take a look at the 3 layer moon first. I used Soft VanillaButter Bar & Pumpkin Pie.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

You can also stamp your moon in gray ink, while I don’t explore this color combo in today’s video I look forward to trying it soon.

This stamp set, like all Hero Arts Color Layering sets, comes with coordinating dies. I used mine to cut the moon image out and recessed it in a background panel.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

My idea for this card was to create a cloudy sky with lots of fluffy clouds in the foreground and a beautiful moon in the background. For the clouds I used coordinating dies from the Sea & Sky die set. I die-cut clouds from Arctic cardstock, background panel was created from Mist cardstock.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

Sentiment was stamped in Black ink, it reads “I give you the moon”. I added several die-cut stars (these were made by ink blending Butter Bar ink onto white paper and cutting them out using Sleepy Moon coordinating dies. Finally, to finish this card I adhered a bunch of sequins from the Champagne sequin mix and white dots using a white pen.

A design like this card be easily adapted to a baby shower card or baby announcement since the colors used here are very soft and the imagery goes perfectly with a baby theme. Just swap out a sentiment and you have a card for another occasion.

2 LAYER MOON

My second card idea features a 2-layer moon. A solid layer and one detail layer. I went with slightly darker yellow colors and used Butter Bar for the solid layer and Soft Brown for the detail layer.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

To create a background for this card, and I wanted to have a dark night sky, I used one of Hero Arts Bold Prints Background Stamps – the Star Light Star Bright and stamped it in combination of Deep Ocean and Navy inks using the Deep Ocean one for the majority of the background and Navy just around the edges to darken them up and draw the eye of the viewer to the center of the card.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

Clouds were once again made using same coordinating cloud dies I used before and this time I cut them out of Hero Arts Dove White and Pebble cardstock. The stamped background has a moon image build into it, and there’s wasn’t a way to not stamp it, so instead I just covered it up with my color layering moon and it blended perfectly with the rest of the background.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

Of course I embellished this card using same Champagne sequins and scattered them all over the card.

ONE LAYER MOON

My final card idea for today showcases a one layer moon made using just the solid layer. Even with solid image you can add some interest and shading to edges with the help of a shade darker ink pad. To do this, while keeping my stamp in my MISTI tool, I inked up the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink and stamped image repeatedly building up color around the edges.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

For a one layer solid moon like this Hero Arts included a face in this stamp set to make a beautiful whimsical moon. I used Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp it. One other image available in this stamp set is a night hat for the moon. I stamped it in Intense Black ink and colored using my Copic markers in YG14, Y17 and Y08. There’s also a coordinating die available for the hat so you can easily cut it out.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

My idea for this card was to add a string to the moon to make it look like as if it’s being held from the ground and of course add fluffy clouds around it.

Hero Arts | Color Layering Moon Greeting Cards 3 Ways. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Handmade Moon Cards

I have the sentiment stamped to the left of the moon and it reads “Thanks for being there”. All sentiments I used today come from the Color Layering Sleepy Moon set so you have everything you need in one set to make beautiful cards. This is something I love the most about Hero Arts sets – there are always sentiments included that coordinate with the layering images so you don’t have to go looking for a matching sentiment for your card.

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!

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4 Comments

    1. Fabulous trio of cards! Love the layering and the whimsical moon. So fun!

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