Hello Hero Arts fans! Welcome back for another episode of the Color Layering video series!
In this video & episode I am making friendship & everyday cards using the Color Layering Poppy set.
Watch the video tutorial below to learn how I made the cards I'm sharing today.
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When we think of poppies, we all imagine beautiful red flowers. But poppies come in all sorts of colors, not necessarily red.You can easily use your other ink pad colors from Hero Arts to stamp poppies in yellow, pink and peach colors!
On a side note, can you spot a typo on this card? I checked and double checked it a gazillion times but spotted it only after I had taken photos and edited my video. The letters "g" and "n" have somehow swapped places on my card. Have any of you had this happen to you? I'd love to hear if you have mistakes like this on your projects. Please share below and I'm off to fix the card!
For my cards today I went with several Spring color combinations and very simple card layouts. I used:
After stamping my images I used coordinating dies and cut them out in my die cutting machine. Like I mentioned, I kept my cards very simple.
For my first card I die-cut letters to spell "missing you" using coordinating dies from the Luggage Tag Alphabet set; I cut them from white and black cardstock, layered and offset slightly.
For the background panel for this card and also one other card I used White Woodgrain Cardstock - it has a beautiful woodgrain texture and works really well for clean and simple cards. I added a sub sentiment that reads - "you are really the best". I ink blended a piece of white paper using Rose Madder ink to have it match in color to the stamped poppies on my card and once it was dry I heat embossed a sentiment in white embossing powder. I also used sequins from the Champagne sequin mix and added a few here and there on this projects.
My card #2 features same poppies but on a stem this time - there are 2 stem images in this set and a coordinating die that will cut one of them out. I arranged them as if growing from the base of the case and added a beautiful sentiment heat embossed in gold over top.
For my last card for today I used one of the Hero Arts Woodgrain Envelopes, I actually cut it to use the paper as the card front.
I did that because I wanted to stamp a sentiment directly on the card background and had I used regular woodgrain cardstock it would not have looked good, as the texture on that paper is quite pronounced and it would have interfered with stamping. The texture on the envelopes is not as pronounced, so stamping on it wasn’t a problem.
I hope enjoyed this fresh look at the Color Layering Poppy stamp set and my card ideas today!
Have fun stamping!
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