Enjoy the Journey…


Hi readers! Happy Monday to you! I hope your week is starting off wonderfully! Today I’m so pleased to be back with guest designer Yana Smakula who made a gorgeous card using some brand new Hero Arts products as well as some great existing product! Let’s have a look!


Hi everyone! With Spring being just around the corner I thought it would be fun to do some simple watercolor stamping. And to be honest I was itching to play with my new Hero Arts and BasicGrey stamps for quite some time so this seemed like a perfect occasion!

I inked a large waves background stamp using several colors of Hero Arts daubers – I went with brights and neons; added water with the help of a mini mister and stamped it onto a piece of Hero Arts snow white paper. To somehow frame this piece I added machine stitching, I intentionally stayed away from straight lines – I tried to make my stitching look like the stamped waves.

I also stamped and heat embossed several images from the Set Sail set in gold embossing powder onto vellum. I cut them out using my scissors and used them as embellishments for my card.
I layered the steering wheel and added the Enjoy The Journey sentiment from the Set Sail stamp set on top using foam adhesive for a bit of dimension. The sentiment was heat embossed on pool paper from Hero Arts.

I also added a few other heat embossed images and several gold gems onto my stamped panel. To finish my card I used foam squares and adhered my panel onto an A2 top folding card base which I made using Hero Arts Pool layering paper.

Thank you so much joining me today! And big thanks to Simon Says Stamp for inviting me! Have a great day! Hugs!




Thanks for reading today and thanks to Yana for being our guest today!


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  1. Yana’s videos and cards are incredible!! I love this beautiful water-colour card, it is so soft ad pretty and the gold embossing touches are perfect.

  2. Yana is just a fabulous designer, and her videos? Fantastic… love listening to that lovely accent! What a wonderful ocean you’ve created here, Yana!! Darling card, from stamp to stitch!
    =] M

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