Video: Color Layering Nasturtium Cards | Color Layering With Yana Seri | Hero Arts


March, 12, 2018

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 a brand new Color Layering Nasturtium set! This set has 4 separate layers to create the Nasturtium plant and 2 layers to stamp a butterfly as well as 2 celebratory sentiments.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula 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.

As always, first thing's first, let's take a look at some of the ink pad color options that work well for these trees. Hero Arts suggest ink pads for the Color Layering Nasturtium are Tangerine, Dandelion, Moss and Lime Green.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
I looked up images of Nasturtium online - I was wanting to see color inspiration and discovered that usually it comes in yellow, orange, pink and red colors. The beauty of cardmaking is that you can use whatever colors you like for your images; I wanted to stick with the most realistic colors for these cards today.

The colors I used:



For one of the images I used both yellow and pink colors and I think that turned out wonderfully. I also stamped butterflies using Butter Bar and Black and cut all of these images out with the help of coordinating dies.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
Once I had a die cut piece in my hands it looked to me as it this Nasturtium was needing some sort of container to sit/grow in. I looked through my stash in search of various things I could use to plant my plant in and I came up with a few options.

I used a fountain from the Make A Fountain stamp set, a tea cup from the Mouse Tea Party and also an ice cream cone from the Food Puns stamp set. There are many objects that you can use as a pot to house your plant - be sure to look through your stash and see if there's something that might work.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
I used Intense Black ink and stamped those images onto white paper. I went with very simple card layout and simply stamped containers in the center of the panel. Some of these images were a bit too big, for example the ice cream image was too tall, so I just inked up the cone, I didn't need to stamp the ice cream itself, so I didn't ink that portion of the image. Same goes for the tea cup with the mouse inside - I just inked up the cup and didn't bother inking up the mouse.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
I stamped my sentiment at the same time as my containers and I used two sentiments from the nasturtium set and also used one that reads "You're My Perfect Scoop" to go with the ice cream cone image. Technically I didn't have the image of a scoop, but I was doing a bit of a word play here having the nasturtium as the scoop.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
Next, I used my Copic markers and did some very basic coloring. I used E37, E15 and E13 to color the ice cream cone. For the other images - the fountain and the coffee cup I went with cool grays - C5, C3 and C1 markers.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
I used foam adhesive squares and foam mounted images onto my panel - I personally like the ice cream cone the most - it looked like a perfect floral arrangement to me. I trimmed my sentiment banner into a v-shape on one end and foam mounted onto my panel. I used paper from Sunshine and also Foliage Mix Layering paper sets as well as white cardstock to create colored card bases for my cards.

Color Layering Nasturtium Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts
I used a white gel pen to create white flower centers - I just felt like I wanted these to be white and I completed these cards by using Ombré Sequins in Ombré Sunshine, Ombré Green and Ombré Blush.

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


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March 12, 2018

Beautiful cards! I love how you used the cone for a flower holder – clever you! I always enjoy your videos and learn so much from you – thank you!

Jackie Price

March 12, 2018

Gorgeous!! Love the colours of the flowers and the neutral “pot” they’re in is perfect! The butterfly is a nice touch. The yellow flowers are my favourite. I think dislike the yellow flowers in the fountain the best but the ice cream cone is so different and you’ve matched it wìth the perfect sentiment for it. Love it!!

Billie A

March 12, 2018

Oh my I love this awesome idea. I will have to look at my flowers and other forms of stamps to use together. Thanks for the idea. Beautiful cards.


March 13, 2018

Yana, these cards are gorgeous, love the way they all tree look! Thank you.

Karen P

March 13, 2018

So beautiful. Love the containers to.


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