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

by Yana Smakula April 09, 2018 10 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 Elephant set! Hero's recommended color combo for the Elephant set is Black, Chalkboard, Soft Granite and Unicorn

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

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.

 

I looked through my stash in search of similar colors and decided to try stamping my elephants using Black for the outline, Soft Granite for the solid layer and Charcoal for the detail layers.

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts
Elephants don't really come in all sort of colors in nature. They are usually gray and if you are going for the realistic looking elephant you can just stamp it in various shades of gray.

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

I associate elephants with plush toys. And a stuffed animal elephant can come in any color you want. I wanted to stamp some pink and blue elephants to use for baby cards for our friends so I also used pink and blue colors for my projects.

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

You can use black ink for the outline if you like, but I decided I wanted these images to have a softer look to them, so I used the darkest pink and blue to stamp outlines.

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

I used the following colors to stamp the pink elephant: Raspberry Jam, Soft Pink and Ultra Pink.

I used the same approach for stamping another elephant using shades of blue. I used: Navy, Soft Sky, Cornflower

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

The Color Layering Elephant set is designed for birthday and belated birthday cards in mind, although you definitely can use this set for other occasions. I wanted to make my cards into birthday cards - 2 baby cards, one for a little boy and one for a little girl and also one belated birthday card.

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

One of my favorite stamp sets and die sets from Hero Arts is the Luggage Tag Alphabet set. I used it to stamp messages for my baby cards. I went with "Little One". I also heat embossed "Happy Birthday" in white embossing powder onto a black cardstock banner.

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

For clean and simple cards such as my baby elephant cards here I like to use specialty cardstock and Hero Arts has just the paper I love - it's white paper with subtle woodgrain texture

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

For my last card for today I wanted to play a bit with the fact the elephants like to carry things in their trunks. I looked through my stash for a small floral arrangement to tuck into the trunk of my last elephant. I came across the little bucket of flowers from the Wishing Well set. I stamped the image in Intense Black ink, which is an alcohol marker friendly ink and used just a handful of markers for my coloring. I used YG03, YG17, E79, E37, E33, Y17, Y15, RV09 and RV11.

Color Layering Elephant Cards with Yana for Hero Arts

To create a background for this card I went with Tribal Stripes background and stamped it in Butter Bar ink.

I foam mounted my elephant and the little floral bucket along with the sentiment that reads "I remembered your Birthday" - elephants are known to have exceptionally good memory. And embellished my card using Champagne sequin mix

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

Have fun stamping!

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10 Responses

Kervin
Kervin

April 21, 2018

I stumbled on your post while I googled Baby Elephant Stuffed Animal. Your post did not match exactly with my search but it was so interesting and well written, I can’t stop myself to read this.

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

April 10, 2018

Wow. I really love these cards. I was on the fence about it I wanted this stamp set or not. I wish I would of seen this video before I added a stamp set onto my kit this month. No worries. I will have to add it on next months kit

 Jackie Price
Jackie Price

April 10, 2018

Wonderful cards! Love this colour layering elephant. I do actually like it in the pink and blue and agree that they make perfect baby birthday cards. Thanks for another great video

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

April 09, 2018

Wow! Such cute elephants! I love the pink and blue ones. Yes, they make such cute baby cards!

Karen L K
Karen L K

April 09, 2018

Those are some really great looking cards! Those elephants look so nice and I love that wood background.

Teresa  Selby
Teresa Selby

April 09, 2018

Love these animals! Great cards! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful with week.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 09, 2018

Gorgeous cards Yana, not only do I love the color layering but also the way you used the elephants on 3 different ways, great job. Thanks you so much.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

April 09, 2018

Darling layered elephant cards, Yana! Perfect with the tribal background! Especially love the birthday one with the butter bar!!

Lagene
Lagene

April 09, 2018

Awesome elephant cards, thanks for the video.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 09, 2018

Lovely creations :)