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Video: Friendship & Birthday Poppy Cards | Color Layering With Yana Series

by Yana Smakula February 11, 2019 17 Comments

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

Friendship & Birthday Poppy Cards | Color Layering With Yana Series

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.

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! 

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

For my cards today I went with several Spring color combinations and very simple card layouts. I used:

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

I also tried using Orchid and Grape Juice inks, but these ended up being just a tad bit too dark for my taste so I didn't use those flowers. All of the green pieces were stamped in Moss

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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. 

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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.

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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. 

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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.

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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. 

Friendship & Birthday Color Layering Poppy Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

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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17 Responses

Conniecrafter
Conniecrafter

March 09, 2019

Beautiful layering and arranging of the flowers!

Brenda Kuder
Brenda Kuder

February 12, 2019

Very pretty card! I like doing layered cards.

Shirley
Shirley

February 12, 2019

What a super video, with such great instructions. The finished cards are simply beautiful! Thank you so much!

Elaine
Elaine

February 12, 2019

Your card is absolutely perfect….I totally loved it!

Rosy Newlun
Rosy Newlun

February 12, 2019

Each one is absolutely gorgeous, Yana! I always make mistakes on my cards, but still hope the recipient won’t mind. Thank you so much for the tip to stamp the darker layer first, and to locate a petal. That will definitely help me :*

Joni Stoneking
Joni Stoneking

February 12, 2019

Lovely cards, Yana. I really appreciate the tip on stamping the middle and top layers first, then going for the background. I’ve always had trouble lining up the layers the other way, and can see how this will be much easier! Thanks!
Your cards are lovely and I love the bold colors you used for the poppies. Letting the stems be held down by the flower heads was near genius, too!

Lindar C
Lindar C

February 12, 2019

I have stamped a large background stamp with wording upside down on a card. I just left like that because I didn’t notice until the card was done. Thank you for the great tips on layering stamps. I actually stopped buying them because I have so much trouble lining them up, even though I practice almost every day on scrap paper, two years and still no improvement.

Judy Sander
Judy Sander

February 12, 2019

Beautiful coloring Yana and my thanks for the great lesson! I have this set and love poppies more than most all flowers.

KT
KT

February 11, 2019

Excellent video and I didn’t even notice the typo for the ing! I would give that beautiful card to a friend of mine saying I had a senior moment when it came time to placing the letters! Nice to know our friends are human, too 💌🌞♥️

Henriétte
Henriétte

February 11, 2019

Your cards are gorgeous Yana, love the Spring feeling the cards give me. And yes of course I make mistakes, just like anyone else. Worst mistake was handwritten inside of the card, I misspelled my dauthers (!!!!!) name. Can you believe it! I glued a piece of cardstock.
Thank you for the tips and the tutorial.

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

February 11, 2019

I love all things Yana; your cards are always lovely.
‘Missing’ could be spelled wrong

Sharon O
Sharon O

February 11, 2019

Beautiful poppies! I hope you are aware by now that you may have misspelled ‘Missing’ on your first card; I did hear anything in your video to explain the ‘ign’ instead of ‘ing’. Sorry!

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

February 11, 2019

Great cards! Thanks for the tip of stamping the middle layer first.

Bonita Reyes
Bonita Reyes

February 11, 2019

I love the big bold look, very striking!

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

February 11, 2019

I always enjoy a Yana posting! Such talent and a terrific teacher!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

February 11, 2019

Bright and cheerful cards! :)

Dana M
Dana M

February 11, 2019

Gorgeous! Oh yes, I have made many similar errors on cards. My favorite however, involves a cake. My friend and I were decorating a birthday cake when we were in about 6th grade. I was tasked with piping “Happy Birthday” but ended up adding an extra “P”, so we had Happpy Birthday – lots of laughs over that one.