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Video: Color Layering Moth | Color Layering With Yana Series

by Yana Smakula September 09, 2019 6 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 Moth stamp set.

Thank You Very Moth Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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

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

The Color Layering Moth stamp set features 1 relatively large moth image, a couple of sentiments and some supportive imagery to help you create scenes. The moth itself has 4 separate layers - the outline and 3 layers to color the image.

Thank You Very Moth Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I started by stamping the outline in Intensified Black ink using my mini MISTI stamping tool. With the outline stamped I picked several color combinations to color these images with. There are 3 layers so you’ll need 3 colors for each.

I picked Deep Ocean, Aegen, and Ultra Pink; Grape Juice, Butter Bar, and Tide Pool; Red Royal, Green Apple, and Soft Pink. It is cliche to say this, but the sky is the limit here with the color combination and choices you have for the moth. 

Thank You Very Moth Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

The layers do not overlap, so you don’t need to worry about picking the right colors of ink that will work well together once stamped on top of each other.

The images are also very easy to align once you’ve stamped the outline. The outline will be your guide, so do start by stamping the outline layer first. You don’t have to stamp it in black, it can be gray, brown or any other dark enough color so that you would see it through the layers placed over it.

Thank You Very Moth Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

There is a coordinating die available for the moth stamp set and so I used mine and die-cut these images out in my die cutting machine. This gave beautiful images with a white outline to them. I knew I wanted to create a pattern for my card and I wanted it to sit on a black background. I’m a fan of dark, bold backgrounds for my cards and it’s been a while since I’ve done that.

I didn’t like how the white outline around the moths looked, so I used my black Copic marker, any marker will do here, and colored the outline black. This might sound weird, or tedious, but this is a fun way to change up the look of your stamped and die cut images. 

Thank You Very Moth Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Now with all that black color, the top of the moth image became lost, the antenna part just blended in with the black coloring. I wanted to fix that and I also wanted to add some glossy shine to the card. To do this I clear embossed the moth outline over the already stamped and colored images.

Thank You Very Moth Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Having heat embossed all of the moths I started arranging them on a black cardstock panel, cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2”. With the moths arranged I used black foam adhesive and foam mounted them one by one onto the panel. 

To finish this card I added a simple "Thank You Very Moth" sentiment included in the set. I stamped it in black and heat embossed in clear and this card was done.

Have fun stamping!





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6 Responses

Henriétte
Henriétte

September 10, 2019

Awesome card Yana and very great tips! Thank you so much for showing and have a great week.

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

September 10, 2019

I’m going to revisit embossing!

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

September 09, 2019

Pretty, loved the colors of your moths. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Cathy Morris
Cathy Morris

September 09, 2019

You always have so much drama in your cards and that’s why I’m so excited when you put out a new video or post on your blog. This card & stamp set are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 09, 2019

Beautiful card! The black heat embossing really gives a great outline and I like your process in fixing stuff to make the butterflies stand out! :)

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

September 09, 2019

This layering video was very interesting, I can use it with many stamps!