Yippee for Yana: Outline Letters into Solid with Copic Markers

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday and welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana with the always awesome Yana Smakula! Be sure to read on and watch the video for more information and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana Cardmaking Feature

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s video I’m showing how easy it is to turn outline stamped letters into solid with the help of a black Copic marker!

Outline Letters Into Solid With Copics

I started working on my card by stamping “Friend” using letters from the Stitched Alphabet set. I am a big fan of various alpha stamps and this set simply tops my list these days!

Next, I used Modern Anemones stamps from WPlus9 and added a floral design in the background. I didn’t mask the letters, only masked some of the flowers to be able to add additional stamped leaves a flower buds.

After my stamping was done I used a black Copic marker and colored in each of the letters. Because I planned to color them in right from the start I didn’t do any masking and allowed other images overlap them. The stamped lines that overlap the letters aren’t visible in real life (you might spot them in my photos, but that is only because I upped the contrast to help the design pop. but you can’t see those in real life).

Outline Letters Into Solid With Copics

Next, I colored flowers and leaves using grays, pinks and greens. I am not an expert when it comes to coloring using any medium, I certainly enjoy coloring, but I have yet to learn a lot so the coloring here is rather basic.

Once my coloring was done I adhered my panel onto an A2 card base and added a white heat embossed sentiment that together with the stamped “Friend” in the background reads “It takes a long time to grow and old friend”. Finally I embellished my card using Nuvo drops in Carnation Pink and Bubblegum Blush.

I hope you’ll give this a try. Have fun stamping!

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Best Birthday Shaker Card Kit Inspiration

Best Birthday Shaker Card Kit Inspiration

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! We’re back with the fabulous Nichol Spohr for some extra special additional monthly inspiration for our card kit of the month! This month, Nicol is keeping a fun and girly tone with these adorable shaker cards using lots of components from our September 2017 Best Birthday card kit! Please be sure to watch the video for additional inspiration and enjoy!

Best Birthday Shaker Card Kit Inspiration

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Best Birthday: Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Reveal and Inspiration

Say hello to our oh-so-colorful and crazy cute card kit for September 2017, Best Birthday! Featuring candy-coated colors and adorability from the Doodlebug Designs Fairy Tales collection and hand-picked coordinating cardstock from Simon, you’ll love creating loads of whimsical birthday cards with this kit that gives you everything you need to make something delightful. The Best Ever stamp set includes a fun-to-color heart and rainbow, and cute accents like a cloud, striped candle, border stamps, and the most preciousssss little smiley faces to add to the cloud or the rainbow or wherever you like! You’ll also find lots of great birthday sentiments (Frosting, Yum!) and clever curved sentiments to pair with the rainbow. The kit includes four ready-to use shaker tags from Jillibean Soup with heart and balloon openings and coordinating clear shaker heart and balloon inserts, and you’ll also find a confectionary collection of totally adorbs epoxy stickers (calorie-free smiling cupcakes, you guys!). Indulge yourself with this yummy delicious kit!

Our Designers were truly inspired by this kit with amazing cards and tags, check it out!

I’ve created a tag using the Balloon tag and shaped shaker and strips of pattern paper. I had fun with this one by turning the tag upside down for a different perspective.

Best Birthday, Shari Carroll

Yan used the stamps and papers to create a clean and simple graphic card. Her angled papers gave her areas to stamp repeated images and messages.

Best Birthday, Yana Smakula

Heather Hoffman created a sweet card using the papers set onto a banner die cut, with sweet hearts and string to tie everything together.

I’ve filmed a video of the walkthrough of this kit which you can view below our on our YouTube channel HERE.

The Best Ever stamp set is also available for individual purchase in our store. Best Ever

Remember, you can SUBSCRIBE to our no obligation kits and receive them monthly for $ 24.95, or purchase them each month for $ 29.99 (while supplies last).

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Be sure to check out our card kit galleries for additional inspiration using our kits. Thanks for reading today!