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Owl and Pine Tree Paper Layering Cards

Oct 05, 2016 Hero Arts Info

Creating Holiday cards can be so much fun specially if you add an unexpected detail to them. The Paper Layering dies are quite a unique way to do that, by adding extra dimension to your projects. Today I am sharing two of the cards I made for the 2016 Winter Catalog showing these fabulous Hero Arts products.


My first card features the Paper Layering Owl and Frame. I began by using Cup O'Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and a sponge dauber over a piece of Latte Layering Paper to darken the upper part of it, and I worked towards the bottom part to obtain an ombré effect. When I was happy with the results, I die cut the owl. I carefully folded the cuts from behind, to rise off the paper. I also cut a piece of metallic card stock with the owl frame, and I adhered it behind the owl.


I stamped some branches (Holiday Pine Branches Stamp Set) with Lime to Forever Green Ombré Ink over a Snow Layering Paper card base. I stamped a sentiment as well. To finish off this card, I popped up the owl over the branches and added two brown gemstones as its eyes.

The second card is quite similar, but in this case I die cut the shape directly over a Snow Layering Paper panel. Then, I used another piece of card stock to create a mask. I used this mask to add Green Apple Hybrid Ink over the tree with a sponge dauber. I folded the tree cuts from behind, and with Pine Hybrid Ink, I softly sponged the pine tree branches.


I created a card base from Grenadine Layering Paper, and I stamped the Candy Stripes Bold Prints  with Strawberry Hybrid Ink. I stamped a sentiment (Christmas Messages Stamp Set) with Intense Black Ink below the tree, and I adhered the panel over the card base. I embellished the tree with a golden punched star.


Making these cards for the catalog was a lot of fun, just because the Paper Layering dies are unique and they bring your cards to life. Have you tried these dies yet?

Thanks for joining me today,


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