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Video: Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards | Color Layering With Yana Series

by Yana Smakula August 13, 2018 11 Comments

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

In this video & episode I am taking a closer look at the Color Layering Mountain Lion set! I have several cards to share and of course a few different color combos to explore.

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

Hero Arts always have recommended ink color combinations for all of their color layering stamp sets and this is a great starting point. The color combos they recommend are true and tested colors and work fabulously. I tried several colors from my stash to stamp the lions.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I used (in the following order: outline layer, detail layer, solid layer):

All of these gave me a slightly different, yet still very real-looking mountain lion. Let’s dive into the cardmaking part of this post & video!

I love to stamp background patterns using my individual images so for my card #1 I used lion image to stamp a lion pattern. I went with Cup O' Joe and Caramel ink color combo.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I never get tired of the beauty of Color Layering stamps and I am still very much fascinated by them. Here I used just one image, yet thanks to the Color Layering I have a lot of detail on this simple stamped pattern.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

To create a sentiment for this card I white heat embossed Live Fearless onto black paper - I used Detail White embossing powder. I trimmed my stamped pattern panel down slightly, I cut about 1/8” off and I adhered it onto an A2 white top folding card base.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I also wanted to add dimension to this card, so I used a coordinating die and die-cut a lion out of sticky foam adhesive. It’s thin, so it won't create too much bulk on the card, yet will still add some dimension. I foam mounted the sentiment on top of my lion and embellished card using Champagne mix sequins.

For my card #2 I wanted to use the "You Can Conquer The Mountains" sentiment so I knew I needed to stamp mountains for my card.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

There is one mountain image in the Mountain lion stamp set, I stamped it using Wet Cement ink. I also wanted to add some greenery to the mountains so I looked through my stash and came across Road Trip stamp set and I carefully stamped the tree line in Forever Green ink overlapping the mountains.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I stamped this several times and used my scissors to cut each image out. I inked blended a light blue sky using Soft Sky ink and once again foam mounted my lion on top.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I used my Copic markers in C1 and C3 to add some shading under the lion and help ground him on the card. 

For my last project for today I used a background I made some time ago using Long Leaves stencil and Copper embossing powder.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I also used the same Copper embossing powder to heat emboss the outline of my lion and make him a better fit for this card.

Color Layering Mountain Lion Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I went with the “Keep your head up” sentiment and once again embellished my card using Champagne mix sequins.

Have fun stamping!





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11 Responses

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 16, 2018

Wonderful layering! :)

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

August 15, 2018

Awesome Yana, love to see how you make such different cards with one stamp. Thank you.

Debbie P
Debbie P

August 15, 2018

Great cards. Love the lions.

Colleen Howell
Colleen Howell

August 15, 2018

Love the cards, where did you say you got the already adhesive foam from?

Linda Duensing
Linda Duensing

August 15, 2018

Absolutely awesome cards. Love how you layered the mountains and trees. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Kel Habicht
Kel Habicht

August 15, 2018

these are great. the color combos are amazing and i am in awe of how you can eyeball the 2nd and 3rd layers and get them on the tiger perfectly.

Karen L K
Karen L K

August 13, 2018

Each one of your cards look great! I like the variety of things you did with the mountain lion which looks very nice on each card.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

August 13, 2018

Oh my gosh, I love the mountain card with the trees in the background! Stunning. This mountain lion is so cool Thanks for sharing your video!!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 13, 2018

Awesome cards….fabulous lions and backgrounds!

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

August 13, 2018

Amazing cards. Love your lions!

Lagene
Lagene

August 13, 2018

Awesome cards! I love the variation in colors for all the mountain lions, great video!