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Video: Color Layering Caterpillar Cards | Color Layering With Yana Series

by Yana Smakula May 14, 2018 8 Comments

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!



In this video I am taking a closer look at the Color Layering Caterpillar set. Hold your horses and don't click away just yet if you don't like caterpillars. You'd be surprised how this stamp set can be used to make some clever and unique cards.

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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

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Hero's recommended color combo for the Caterpillar set is Pine, Aegean, Moss and Green Apple. Caterpillars, like butterflies come, in all sorts of colors from yellow, to pink, to purple, to blue and green and even white. 

The caterpillar image has 3 layers, while other images in this stamp set have only two layers. I have to say that I liked the caterpillar stamped with just 2 layers and I did skip adding a 3rd layer to some of the images.

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
I tried the following combos to stamp caterpillars, I used the last 3:

This stamp set comes with coordinating dies and so I used them to cut my images out. To create little scenes for my cards I decided I wanted to include an image of a butterfly, so I used my Color Layering Swallowtail and stamped several butterflies using same colors I used for the caterpillars.

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
The Caterpillar set has a bunch of very clever sentiments. I went with "It's just a stage" sentiment for my first card and included the 3 stages of the butterfly development - the caterpillar, the chrysalis and the butterfly itself. 

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
To complete this card I also stamped "Time To Turn Over A New Leaf" message in black ink and added several leaves.

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
Finally, I used sequins from the Ombre Green Sequin mix to embellish this card. I absolutely love using these ombre sequins as they coordinate with Hero Arts ink colors so well.

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
For my second card I went with a similar layout. I picked a different sentiment and used one that reads "Lets Get a Bite" - once again I added butterfly as I wanted to have something to fill the space in. I went with Ombre Ocean sequins for this card.

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
For my third card I stamped "You're Growing So Fast" message and once again went with the same element arrangement on my card. 

 Color Layering Caterpillar Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Have you used this stamp set? Do you have a favorite combo for it? Share below!

Have fun stamping!

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8 Responses

Connie Hollenbeck
Connie Hollenbeck

May 15, 2018

Great cards, Yana. Love the Ombre Inks! They give such a wonderful variation.

Donna Woodhall
Donna Woodhall

May 15, 2018

Not so sure I like caterpillars but yours are cool. Love the colors you used

Beatrice
Beatrice

May 14, 2018

Great video and love the stamp set!

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

May 14, 2018

love the idea of metamorphosis and the vibrant colors!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

May 14, 2018

Again a great video in your serie of Color Layering. Love them all. Gorgeous cards wiht the Caterpillar stamp set and the ombre ink sets. Thank you Yana.

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

May 14, 2018

Luv that stamp set. I must have it!

Kateri L. Hobson Burnett
Kateri L. Hobson Burnett

May 14, 2018

I love Catapillar‘s and butterflies I’ve got to own this beautiful stamp set. Thank you for sharing this.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 14, 2018

Lovely cards :)