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Video: 3D Decoupage with Layering Iris | Color Layering With Yana Series

by Yana Smakula July 08, 2019 18 Comments

Hello, Hero Arts fans! Welcome back for another episode of the Color Layering video series!

In this video and episode, we are taking a closer look at the Color Layering Iris stamp set.

Watch the video tutorial below to learn how I made the cards I'm sharing today.

If you’re having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on YouTube.

The Iris stamp set features a large beautiful iris flower a leaf, and a stem. The flower and leaf have three layers each - an outline, a solid layer, and a detail. The stem has solid and outline layers. 

3D Decoupage with Layering Iris Stamps by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

These types of images are easiest to align when you stamp the outline first. I used a MISTI stamping tool to do my stamping because I’ll need several irises for the 3D decoupage technique.

I used the following ink colors for the stamping:

Having stamped the flowers, leaves and also stems I cut them out with the help of coordinating dies. To create the 3D decoupage look you need to layer parts of the image over the original image with the help of foam adhesive. Looking at the iris, I see several ways I can cut it up and layer to have that beautiful dimensional effect.

3D Decoupage with Layering Iris Stamps by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Cutting it apart and layering also gives me a unique opportunity to create multi-colored irises, something that does exist in nature, but impossible to do, or rather very hard to do, when stamping. The two things you'll need when doing the 3D Decoupage are a good pair of scissors to cut the image parts out and the foam adhesive, of course. You can go with just two layers, or you can go with three or even four layers if your image allows it. Doing three layers hit the sweet spot for the irises and so I made each with about three layers. I love how this allowed me to add more color and add more interest to my flowers without too much effort.

3D Decoupage with Layering Iris Stamps by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

In regards to foam adhesive - it is best to use thin foam adhesive for projects like this unless you don’t plan to have too many layers, as adding a lot of layers using regular foam adhesive will result in a bulky die cut.

Cards with 3D decoupage are best hand-delivered or mailed in a box to preserve the 3D effect for the recipient.

To create a card and card front I dry embossed a sheet of Dove White cardstock with the help of the Graphic Deco stencil. I cut panel to 4 1/4 x 5 1/4” and adhered it to an A2 card base made from Pebble cardstock. Using glue I adhered flowers and leaves in place in the center of the background and used foam adhesive squares in a few spots to pop some of the elements on the card. I made sure not to add any more dimension overtop the existing 3D decoupage items.

3D Decoupage with Layering Iris Stamps by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

The sentiment was heat embossed in white embossing powder on the same Pebble cardstock, cut to a skinny strip and foam mounted on the card. Lastly, I used Champagne sequins to dress this card up.

Do you like this look? Have you ever done it on your cards? Let me know in the comments below. Have fun stamping!





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18 Responses

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

July 14, 2019

Awesome. I love Irises.Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

Brenda
Brenda

July 12, 2019

Beautiful cards Yana and what a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Nancy
Nancy

July 10, 2019

Are you referring to sheet foam adhesive or the adhesive dots or squares?

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

July 10, 2019

very pretty

Virginia
Virginia

July 10, 2019

Beautiful Yana! Now I want those stamps!

Julie
Julie

July 10, 2019

I love the decoupage look! beautiful iris flowers.

Henriétte
Henriétte

July 10, 2019

Gorgeous Yana, I love how you can use in this way more colours to one flower. Thank you so much for showing.

Joan
Joan

July 10, 2019

I like be your flower cards. This one looks especially realistic. I usually add wink of Stella on top of my flowers to give them a sparkle!

Alexa Jacqui Ocon
Alexa Jacqui Ocon

July 09, 2019

Simply brilliant & extraordinary work! 😉

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

July 08, 2019

So beautiful

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

July 08, 2019

I like both looks and Yana has great ideas!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

July 08, 2019

I love this technique. I have done the 3-D technique in the past with a poinsettia stamp and it worked well. I don’t know why I haven’t tried it again, but I definitely will after seeing your video. This is such a beautiful stamp set — the iris is my favorite flower.

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

July 08, 2019

TFS Yana….beautifully done!!! Going on my wish list!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

July 08, 2019

I love seeing this project!! So beautiful, it’s something I’ve been thinking of doing, your card inspires me to actually do it!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Karen F.
Karen F.

July 08, 2019

Yana this card is so beautiful! The iris is perfect for this technique. Thank you for sharing!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

July 08, 2019

beautiful as always, Yana…

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 08, 2019

That’s so beautiful! I love the layering and dimension, it adds a great touch! <3

Betty
Betty

July 08, 2019

love the 3D look and the beautiful colors on your iris, Yana – going to have to give this a try!