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Video: Fall Blessings with Color Layering Autumn Tree

by Yana Smakula September 25, 2017 32 Comments

I haven't ever heard anyone say they don't like Fall or the Fall colors. And if you think about it - what is there not to love? Rich yellow, orange and red colors that this season brings are simply stunning and they inspired this simple Autumn card. 

Fall Blessings Card with Color Layering Autumn Tree by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Watch the video tutorial below to learn how I made this card:

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I started working on my project by stamping the tree and it's leaves using images from the Color Layering Autumn Tree stamp set. I trimmed a white cardstock panel to about 2 1/2 by about 3 1/2 ", positioned my stamps - the tree trunk as well as the sentiment making sure I had plenty of space for both and stamped images using my mini MISTI positioner. 

Fall Blessings Card with Color Layering Autumn Tree by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I love to use Hero's ombré inks so I picked Brown ombré to stamp the trunk of my tree. From my card photos you might have noticed that my tree trunk is heat embossed, while I didn't plan to emboss it at first I later did add a layer of Copper embossing powder as I felt it looked much better than stamping.

Fall Blessings Card with Color Layering Autumn Tree by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

This stamp set has 3 leaf layers to it. And there isn't any particular order in which these need to be stamped or any particular way these need to be aligned in. It's actually one of those ridiculously easy Color Layering stamp sets to use as you can't mess your stamping up. I picked yellow Butter Bar, orange - Dark Quartz and red Red Royal ink colors for my stamping, although the sky's the limit here. Hero Arts has the following suggested colors listed for this set - Tangerine, Just Rust and Red Royal but I think you can also easily incorporate green or light brown colors into this image. You can even make this tree into a Summer one by stamping leaves using various shades of green. Or if you stamp just the tree trunk you can turn this into a Winter tree and maybe add tiny birds sitting on its branches.

Fall Blessings Card with Color Layering Autumn Tree by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

Since this card is all about Fall I added a bit of Gold and copper embossing powder treatment to the edges of my panel.

Fall Blessings Card with Color Layering Autumn Tree by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

To create a background for this card I used Long Leaves stencil and Autumn ombre ink pad. I blended 2 out of the 3 colors from my ombre pad to create a multi-color background. Once I was happy with the ink blending I also added a layer of Sparkle embossing powder to help the colors pop.  

Have fun stamping!

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32 Responses

virginia
virginia

October 26, 2017

Very beautiful card ! Since I have this stamp set already I can try this right away thank you.

Becky H.
Becky H.

October 02, 2017

I like this card, you picked several techniques but the card does not look over done. Great colors .

Ms. J
Ms. J

September 29, 2017

I love everything about this card!

Ms. J
Ms. J

September 29, 2017

I love everything about this card!

Miriam
Miriam

September 29, 2017

The first time I saw this stamp set I say it’s pretty but i don’t know i I will be able to work out (I am not artsy) but looking at some samples and thanks to .?Jennifer McGuire? I think that I can do a lot with this stamp set.

jane eldredge
jane eldredge

September 29, 2017

love the card

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Samisu007@yahoo.com

September 28, 2017

Lots of well thought out colors

Julie
Julie

September 28, 2017

Beautiful card, fantastic stamp set.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 28, 2017

Superb card! So pretty!!

Debbie
Debbie

September 27, 2017

I love this card – it is beautiful. I never thought to emboss the stencil before I inked. That is brilliant

Linda Campbell
Linda Campbell

September 26, 2017

Prettiest fall card ever!

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

September 26, 2017

These colours are so gorgeous !

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 26, 2017

Yana, love your gorgeous fall card. Thanks for sharing your colorful technique.

Helen
Helen

September 26, 2017

Learned a couple of tricks with this video. Thanks

Ruth Standefer
Ruth Standefer

September 26, 2017

Love your videos Learn something new every day. Did not know you could emboss with a stencil. Thanks

Dana Joy
Dana Joy

September 26, 2017

This is lovely. I really need to try this background since I have that stencil and ink already. Off to purchase this stamp set.

Carla Schechner
Carla Schechner

September 26, 2017

Simply beautiful????

Sue Givens
Sue Givens

September 26, 2017

Awesome Card. Love your design and the beautiful fall colors.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

September 26, 2017

Gorgeous card, what a terrific colour combination. Love the tree as much as the background stencil. Overall a beautiful warm card, thanks for the video.

Katherine
Katherine

September 26, 2017

Delightful! Very pretty .. Yana always comes through!!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 26, 2017

Gorgeous rich Fall colors! Love how you used that Long Leave stencil!!! You gave me that “why didn’t I think of it moment”! :)

Pat
Pat

September 25, 2017

What a pretty, fall card. Makes me think of all the foliage turning in NH. Very pretty and classy but seemed relatively easy to do.

Trudie
Trudie

September 25, 2017

Love how you embossed the edges of the card. It added just enough glitz to make the tree stand out. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara
Barbara

September 25, 2017

The colors and the shimmer are spectatular, and your use of the stencil and your method of embossing the edges of the focal point are things I’ll try. Thanks for such beautiful inspiration.

Cynthia Xavier
Cynthia Xavier

September 25, 2017

Gorgeous

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

September 25, 2017

Amazingly beautiful!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

September 25, 2017

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the fall colors and the embossing just adds so much. Thanks for sharing your video!!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

September 25, 2017

You took a simple theme and made it really spectacular, Yanna!
It has inspired me to do a similar card. This is one of the prettiest I have seen this year. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project.

Patt H.
Patt H.

September 25, 2017

Love this card! Gorgeous fall colors & beautiful design!

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

September 25, 2017

This is a beauty, Yana! I can’t decide what I love most – there are so many amazing and gorgeous details!

Helen
Helen

September 25, 2017

Yana, this card is lovely. Have the stencil and love using it. Looks like I’ll be adding the layering leaves stamp set to my wish list now! Your embossing elements truly set off your elements and colors. tfs

Becky Green
Becky Green

September 25, 2017

This is GORGEOUS, YANA!!! ;)