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Video: Layering Holiday Ornaments

Nov 15, 2021 Michelle Short

Hello there, Michelle here with a card and video showing how you can mix and match different elements from the Holiday Ornaments stamp set, Layering Ornaments Stencil and Layering Ornaments and Trimmings Stencil to create layered ornaments. 

Holiday Ornaments by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

All three of these products were designed to work wonderfully together, along with the coordinating Frame Cuts. You can colour as many or as few layers as you want on the ornaments and you can use different mediums and lots of different colours too. I wanted to keep mine monochromatic, but do keep in mind that these products are perfect for customization! 

Here is the video showing how I made the card:

 

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I started off by stamping three of the Holiday Ornaments from the set on to Dove White cardstock with Contour Ink. I then placed the first layer of the stencil over the top and secured with low-tack tape. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Dusty Blue Shadow Ink, focusing most of the colour to the right hand side.

I also added a little Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink to the right hand side. I removed the stencil and placed the next layer on top. For this layer, I used Navy on its own. The stencil was removed and I placed the topper piece of the stencil on to the image. For this I used Soft Granite Shadow Ink.

Holiday Ornaments by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I did the same for the other ornaments. I just used two of the layers for mine but you can definitely use all three. You could just use the stencils without the stamping (if going for a no-line look) but it was much easier with the outline there! They were then die cut out using the Holiday Ornaments Frame Cuts

Holiday Ornaments by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took a 4.25" x 5.5" panel of Nautical cardstock and adhered the ornaments on top with foam tape. Before adhering each one down, I threaded silver thread through the hole so that I could have them hanging from the top of the card. The thread was secured in place at the back. The panel was then adhered to an A2 card base cut from more Nautical cardstock.

Holiday Ornaments by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the sentiment, from the Make Your Own Snow Globe set, and stamped it on to more Dove White carstock with Intens-ified Black Ink. It was cut in to a strip using a die from the Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL and added to the card. To finish off, I embellished with Neutrals Hero Hues Enamel Dots

I hope this has given you some inspiration on how you can layer the ornaments. Remember you could use black outlines, heat embossed outlines, different colours of outlines or no-line like I have today. The sky's the limit! Happy stamping!

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CM553 Holiday Ornaments | Hero Arts
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SA171 Layering Ornaments Stencil |...
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SA170 Layering Ornaments and...
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DI925 Holiday Ornaments Frame Cuts...
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DC286 Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL
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CM530 Make Your Own Snow Globe | Hero...
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AF468 Contour Ink Pad - Hero Arts
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MI003 Ink Blending Brushes - Hero Arts
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PS316 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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3 Responses

Elaine H.

Elaine H.

November 17, 2021

Very nice, Michelle! I like simple, too. Great tip on shading. I always forget that part.

Ruth Gauss

Ruth Gauss

November 16, 2021

I love the shading that your ink blending gives and these colors always make me feel at peace (which we can all use more of, I feel!)
Thank you so much for sharing! This is definitely a design I could see making lots of cards with in different colors!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

November 15, 2021

Pretty. Have the stamp & stencil. Need the pretty dusty blue ink.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

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