Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please welcome back the fantastic Yana Smakula to our blog as a special guest in her bi-monthly Yippee for Yana series. Today, Yana made a gorgeous card for her Mom “just because”, but this would also be a perfect design for Mother’s Day (which is May 12th in the USA)! Be sure to watch the video, and enjoy!
I, like many of you, I’m sure, have my all time favorite stamps and one of those stamp sets is the Mom and Dad Icons set. I just love the font that was used for the Mom and Dad words – it’s a great font for coloring so I reached for this set for my card today. If you don’t have this set, you can also use Simon Says Stamp Stitched Alphabet set – it features the same font and has every letter, obviously, that would let you spell any other word you might want. For example Sister, or Aunt, or Cousin or Grandma.
I started by stamping letters onto white cardstock in Simon’s Intense Black ink. I knew I wanted to color them with Copics so that dictated the paper and ink choice for today’s card. I grabbed new Bold Flowers set and stamped a number of images in various bright ink colors. The idea was to create a floral garden around the word “Mom”. The colors of ink I used were Jellybean, Willow, Wisteria, Velvet Orchid, Doll Pink, Sunshine, Hollyhock and Twirling Tutu.
I also stamped a background for my card using the new Reverse Polka Dot Background stamp – I’ve been using it a lot lately, it’s just a fantastic background that lets you create the look of patterned paper with minimum effort. I went with Barely Beige ink color for my background – I love the softness of this ink, its like it’s not even there, yet it is and it adds a nice subtle detail to your background. There are coordinating dies available for all of these images and what I love the Bold Flowers stamp set for is that coordinating dies cut everything out and they cut flowers separately from the stems. So that gives us more use out of these images.
I used my Copics and colored letters. I used purples and went with V17, V15 and V12 colors and colored each letter to create a gradient from the darkest at the bottom to the lightest at the top. I arranged my die cuts the way I liked and foam mounted them in place. I heat embossed the sentiment that reads “So Happy You’re My Mom” in white embossing powder onto a black cardstock strip and I adhered it onto my card right in the middle of my cluster. I also added several clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh and that finished my card!
Have fun stamping!
Thanks so much for reading, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!
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Happy Wednesday, creative-peeps! Welcome to Work It Wednesday for March 2018!
In case you’re wondering what ‘Work It Wednesday’ is, let me explain: On the third Wednesday of every month (or towards the end of the month 😉), we want to see what you’re creating! The Simon Says Stamp community is so very talented, and we want to see more of your cards and projects every month.
We thought this would be a great way for all of you to ‘stretch your creative muscles’ and share what you’ve been working on. So we’ll give you a little challenge each month, and you’ll have until the following month to share what you’ve made. Please limit entries to 3 per month.
Each month we’ll pick a few random participants to win a Simon Says Stamp grab bag! YAY!
The projects and cards that were shared for February were SO AWESOME! We were thoroughly inspired by all of your creative ideas, and we look forward to seeing what you make for this month’s challenge!
The following three participants were randomly chosen to win a goody bag from Simon Says Stamp:
CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS! Please email Samantha@SimonSaysStamp.com with your mailing address and she’ll get your prize sent out to you.
Now on to this month’s challenge! We all have our favorite inks; Distress Ink, Oxides, dye ink, pigment ink, spray ink, specialty ink… the list goes on! We want to see you create a project using a fun inking technique! You could make an awesome spray ink background, a dreamy ink blended beauty, or perhaps an artsy ink smooshed design!
Whatever you create, make sure that the inky-awesomeness is the focus of your project! Once you’re done creating, make sure you link your creations below! Please remember to limit entries to 3 per month.
What are you waiting for crafters? WORK IT! ;)
Welcome to the blog everyone! Today we are celebrating National Craft Month with Right at Home. There will be a challenge each day this week on the Right at Home blog.
Simon Says Stamp is featuring Spring Florals. I’ve created a card using the Anemone Flower stamps with some watercolor effects.
I silver embossed the detail images and used the solid images to add color with Tim Holtz Distress inks.
I have filmed a video showing you how to make this card. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
Be sure to head over to the Right at Home blog to see their Floral Challenge HERE!
GIVEAWAY and Challenge Details
- Post to the Right at Home Facebook group (link will be provided in post on RAH blog)
- Post on Instagram with #NCMwithRAH and tagging @rightathome
- Post to personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of the RAH blog post
Thanks for stopping by and have a fun creative day!!