Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: Modern Tropical Cards. Video

Hero Arts | Stamping background patterns – Modern Tropical Cards. Video

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Hello, ladies! I have a new video tutorial to share using a couple of awesome color layering products from Hero Arts. As promised, I’m also sharing an extended color layering guide for the Bird and Branch stamp set as mentioned in this post.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: Modern Tropical Cards. Video

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I have probably already said this a million times, but I love to make my own custom stamped (or die cut) backgrounds. I feel like custom backgrounds just let you run wild and create without boundaries. Does it make sense? I usually make my backgrounds on a small piece of paper (large enough for one A2 card), but today I’m sharing a video tutorial showing how to stamp a much large custom background (using larger stamps).

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: Modern Tropical Cards. Video

VIDEO TUTORIAL – STAMPING LARGE PATTERNS

If you take a closer look at the cards shared in this post you’ll notice that not a lot of elements are being repeated on the background. For example you can only spot one or maybe two birds on one card.

These are rather large and whenever I work with images that are that big I like to start on a larger surface – on a full Letter sheet. This gives me more room to work and play.

For more details and an in-depth tutorial please watch my video below or on Youtube:

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CARD DETAILS

Creating a pattern on a full Letter sheet yields 4 pieces (backgrounds) for standard A2 cards. I’ve trimmed mine down a little bit and adhered each onto a black card base (I used Hero Arts layering papers – they have color on one side, but are white on the other, so the inside of the black card base is actually white) and added a gold heat embossed sentiment using Lia Griffith sentiment stamps. I have all of them linked below.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: Modern Tropical Cards. Video

Now before I forget, here’s an extended color layering guide for the Bird and Branch stamp set (using Hero Arts inks). I like a few of those, some turned out not the way I had expected, but still look awesome, some make for a great Holiday color combo (can you tell I’m already in a Holiday mood?), like the second orange-green-red bird.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts: Modern Tropical Cards. Video. Color Layering ink guide for Bird and Branch stamp set

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF LARGE STAMPED PATTERNS

I have a lot more examples on my blog featuring stamping patterns. Click on this link to see them all or on the select images below to see details:

Altenew | Simple Stamped Cards with Altenew - You Inspire Me Altenew | Faux Watercolor Background Stamping - Thank You For Being My Friend Simon Says Stamp | Let Your Dreams Set Sail Altenew | Vintage-inspired Rose Stamped Patterns. Video + Giveaway

STAMP & INK BUNDLES

Did you know that a lot of the stamp sets I used for these cards are now available in the stamp & ink bundles from Hero Arts? This takes the guesswork out of the color selection process. Check them out below. And if you want to learn more, check out this BLOG HOP.

Hero Arts Color Layering Yana's Flamingo Bundle
Hero Arts Color Layering Yana’s Flamingo Bundle
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Hero Arts Color Layering Yana's Gold Fish Bundle
Hero Arts Color Layering Yana’s Gold Fish Bundle
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Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Bundle SB112
Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Bundle SB112
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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch Bundle SB111
Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch Bundle SB111
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Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Bundle SB115
Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Bundle SB115
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Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers Bundle SB114
Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers Bundle SB114
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Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers Bundle SB113
Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers Bundle SB113
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Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse Bundle SB110
Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse Bundle SB110
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Hero Arts Color Layering Happy Day Flowers Bundle SB107
Hero Arts Color Layering Happy Day Flowers Bundle SB107
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Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream Bundle SB106
Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream Bundle SB106
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Hero Arts Color Layering Bouquet Bundle SB105
Hero Arts Color Layering Bouquet Bundle SB105
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Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies Bundle SB104
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies Bundle SB104
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Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid In A Pot Bundle SB103
Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid In A Pot Bundle SB103
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Hero Arts Color Layering Large Orchid Bundle SB102
Hero Arts Color Layering Large Orchid Bundle SB102
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Hero Arts Color Layering Let Love Grow Bundle SB101
Hero Arts Color Layering Let Love Grow Bundle SB101
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Hero Arts Color Layering Pineapple Bundle SB100
Hero Arts Color Layering Pineapple Bundle SB100
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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 Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts Midnight Mixed Layering Paper PS697
Hero Arts Midnight Mixed Layering Paper PS697
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Hero Arts Ombre Butter To Orange Ink AF309
Hero Arts Ombre Butter To Orange Ink AF309
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Hero Arts Ombre Pink To Red Ink AF306
Hero Arts Ombre Pink To Red Ink AF306
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Hero Arts Red Royal Ink AF225
Hero Arts Red Royal Ink AF225
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Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad AF207
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink Pad AF207
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Hero Arts Mint Julep Ink Pad
Hero Arts Mint Julep Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch Multi-Purpose Craft Tool
ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch Multi-Purpose Craft Tool
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Hero Arts Loved You Are By Lia Rubber Stamp D6095
Hero Arts Loved You Are By Lia Rubber Stamp D6095
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Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad CL833
Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Salad CL833
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Hero Arts Ultra Pink Ink Pad AF263
Hero Arts Ultra Pink Ink Pad AF263
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Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Stamp Set CL868
Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Stamp Set CL868
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Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Dies DI136
Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Dies DI136
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Hero Arts Create Your Dream By Lia D6091
Hero Arts Create Your Dream By Lia D6091
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Hero Arts Handmade By Lia D6092
Hero Arts Handmade By Lia D6092
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Hero Arts The Best Things By Lia D6094
Hero Arts The Best Things By Lia D6094
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Hero Arts Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink AF236
Hero Arts Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink AF236
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Hero Arts Forever Green AF229
Hero Arts Forever Green AF229
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Hero Arts Ombre Mint To Green AF310
Hero Arts Ombre Mint To Green AF310
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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird & Branch Stamp Set CL866
Hero Arts Color Layering Bird & Branch Stamp Set CL866
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Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Plant Stamp Set CL834
Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Plant Stamp Set CL834
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Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Bundle SB112
Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus Bundle SB112
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Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch Bundle SB111
Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch Bundle SB111
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This post was updated on July 5th 2016.

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17 Comments

    1. Wow Yana, I really like your video. So bright. Just gorgeous. Thanks for showing.

    1. Beautiful! Looks like home. I lived in the Caribbean! Thanks for sharing!

    1. What a genius idea you have for large images for backgrounds. I’m giving this a try. I love how it turned out for you.

    1. So pretty! Thanks for the great video tutorial. It is so helpful! Amazing Inspiration

    1. Great video showing this colourful and tropical background! thank you Yana 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for showing us how to make a background using larger elements and the design principles behind it. I struggle with things like this so this was a blessing. Thank you!!

    1. This is great Yana!!!!!!!! Love the handmade background and the simplicity of the sentiments on black. Beautiful as ALWAYS!!

    1. Yana,
      Thank you so much! I REALLY enjoy your videos. I watch almost all of them and really appreciate the way you take the time to explain what you do to get the cards completed. Sometimes I think they are difficult to create and I just don’t want to spend the time doing all of the work, but when I do , I am always pleased with the outcome. Keep up the awesome work. And thank you!! I love the simplicity of the sentiments you use also.

    1. What a beautiful tropical background!! I love this idea of stamping your own background and the tropical theme is so colorful and summery! I’ll have to search thru my stamps and see what I can come up with. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with all of us, it’s greatly appreciated!

    1. OK, so I should have had the wine as I watched this, it IS very tropical. However, being as today is cool here and overcast, maybe I’ll re-watch it on a sunnier day with the wine as I totally enjoyed it! Fabulous cards!

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