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

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

Hello friends! Let me start by saying – have you seen the Masterpiece Box from Simon Says Stamp? Its amazeballs!

I’m having a blast playing with my Masterpiece Box goodies and today I’d like to share a card I made using Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal stamp set. This is a new set part of Hero Arts Holiday 2016 catalog (they are sneak peeking new catalog goodies now, check them out HERE).

I’ll be sharing more projects using stamps from the box soon, so stay tuned!

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

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CARD DETAILS

To create this card I stamped Color Layering Cardinal bird using Ruby and Red Royal colors of ink. I skipped the first most solid layer of the bird as I wanted to have a lot of contrast on my final stamped piece and so I left the first layer blank/white.

I really love the white highlights I was able to achieve this way, looks like the bird is covered in snow. This isn’t the first time I skipped a base layer of the color layering stamps, check out this orchid card if you want to see more examples of this technique.

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

This card is also a shaker, I die cut a partial circle using Simon’s Stitched Circles die, but instead of using clear acetate I used vellum for a frosty look. My shaker was filled with a variety of little sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (I have all of them linked down below).

I also stamped and cut out a branch using Cup of Joe ink and stamped pine needles in Soft Olive ink. My sentiment, Love Joy & Piece was heat embossed in Gold embossing powder.

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

My panel was decorated with small and medium clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh, I also added a strip of gold glitter paper and some red and white backers twine. Instead of using a white card base, I used a light green one from Hero Arts, its green on the outside, but is white on the inside, so perfect to write a sentiment.

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

MASTERPIECE BOX

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

Today marks a big day for Simon Says Stamp – release of the first ever MASTERPIECE BOX! The box features 15 products from 10 different manufacturers and retails for $199.99. This box is about bringing something super special and exciting to market – it is about bringing different stamp companies together!

The Masterpiece Box features new releases from many of the industries finest brands! Please note that supplies are LIMITED. Once its gone, Simon will not be restocking. If you want to get products from the box you need to act fast or wait until they are released individually.

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!

Simon Says Stamp MASTERPIECE BOX Master16
Simon Says Stamp MASTERPIECE BOX Master16
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Hero Arts Cup O' Joe Ink AF214
Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe Ink AF214
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Bazzill 40 LB Vellum 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
Bazzill 40 LB Vellum 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
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Hero Arts Ruby Ink Pad AF150
Hero Arts Ruby Ink Pad AF150
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers PS610
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 Deco Sheets
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 2015 Deco Sheets
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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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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies sssd111456 In Stitches
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies sssd111456 In Stitches
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Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
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Doodlebug LADYBUG Doodle Twine
Doodlebug LADYBUG Doodle Twine
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3MM ROLL Double Sided Sookwang
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Sakura QUICKIE GLUE ROLLER PEN
Sakura QUICKIE GLUE ROLLER PEN
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Metallic Gold Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Metallic Gold Sequins
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Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad AF222
Hero Arts Soft Olive Ink Pad AF222
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Pretty Pink Posh IRIDESCENT MINI STAR CONFETTI Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh IRIDESCENT MINI STAR CONFETTI Sequins
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51 Comments

    1. Gorgeous card; love the idea of vellum for the shaker, and would love to see a video of how you die cut the partial circle!

      1. thank you, Karen! I’ll try to do one in the future, but its very simple – all you need to do is cover just a part of the die (the part you want to cut) with the top cutting plate and leave the part you don’t want to cut uncovered.

    1. I fall in love with this stamp! Is definitely on my wish list! So realistic and beautiful!
      Your card is stunning! Cannot wait till the holidays!

    1. I love the Hero Arts layering stamps! They work so well! This cardinal is beautiful!!!

    1. Great idea using vellum for the shaker. All your choices made a frosty lovely scene. Thanks for the ideas!

    1. Love love that cardinal – love your creation as well = what a fabulous job and TFS your art work – have a blessed day!

    1. I love that you used vellum to create the frosted effect. Love your card.

    1. What a gorgeous Shaker card! I love the pop of bright colour against the white card, so pretty!

    1. What a beautiful, elegant shaker card. I love the cardinal stamp (and real cardinals) and I can see myself using it for many different types of cards – winter, Christmas, encouragement, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. Love your card and the cardinal stamp. Always think of my Grannie when I see a cardinal – she loved them!

    1. My mother in law just passed away and my husband is convinced that her spirit is in a cardinal that comes to the yard, he would simply adore this card!! IM a first timer to your blog, yay!! always glad to find new creativity!

    1. Beautiful! I’m amazed at what a difference it makes to leave out the base layer!

    1. Wonderful card. I think this is my favorite stamp of the collection. I need to pin this for a card idea!

    1. Beautiful card Yana. The cardinal looks so real that I am expecting it to take off flying!

    1. Love. Cardinals are a year around thing in Metro St. Louis.

    1. I love the cardinal stamp! Your card is beautiful. Tfs and the chance to win the giveaway

    1. Cardinal stamp is great. I like the addition of the crystal drops, I like them better than sequins. Did you know Cardinals are the only bird with an orange beak?

    1. This is a great stamp! I wish my mother was still alive as she loved cardinals and this would be a wonderful card to have made for her, but plenty of other people will enjoy!

    1. I really like the layering stamp sets. This one is definitely on my list.

    1. WOW, wow, wee, that would be great to win for me. OK for real, favorite is the W Plus 9 Whimsy Alpha (letters and then outside stamping of letters) is so cool but right behind it is the Simon Says Oh Happy Day stamp set even if I don’t win, I absolutely have to have those two items. Sorry I just couldn’t pick one item, I really tried to get it to one item.

    1. WOW, wow, wee, that would be great to win for me. OK for real, favorite is the W Plus 9 Whimsy Alpha (letters and then outside stamping of letters) is so cool but also love the Simon Says Oh Happy Day stamp set, I absolutely have to have these two items.

    1. WOW, wow, wee, that would be great for me. OK for real, favorite is the W Plus 9 Whimsy Alpha (letters and then outside stamping of letters) is so cool but also love the Simon Says Oh Happy Day stamp set, I absolutely have to have these two items.

    1. Wow, wow, wee, that would be great for me, OK for real – favorite is the W Plus (Whimsy Alpha love the letters and then outside stamping of letters) but also love the Simon Says Oh Happy Day stamp set, no matter what have to have those two items.

    1. Inspiration by the tons. Thank you for sharing your ideas. This would be a great set to have.

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