Yippee for Yana: Christmas Night in Watercolors

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by today! Please welcome back special guest Yana Smakula with her second edition of Yippee for Yana in October! She made a gorgeous Christmas card featuring a chilly night sky and a bold sentiment. Be sure to watch the video for more details and enjoy!

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Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! Today’s episode is all about watercolor! I’ve always been a fan of dark, bold colors so to create the card I’m sharing in this video I picked my favorite Lunar Blue and Indigo colors from Daniel Smith and watercolored a background.

Christmas Night in Watercolors

I used Stained Glass Greetings stamp set from the latest release from Simon Says Stamp To create a sentiment for this card – “Wishing You Love, Peace & Joy at Christmas”. I heat embossed it in white embossing powder onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper.

Christmas Night in Watercolors

Next, I pulled out my watercolors (I used colors you can find in my exclusive Daniel Smith Yana’s watercolor palette) and watercolored a night sky. Be sure to watch my video tutorial to see the process from start to finish.

Christmas Night in Watercolors

I also added lots of pearlescent splatter onto the background mimicking snow. I used my Finetec watercolors for this and also later added a lot of white dots onto the upper part of the card using a white gel pen.

Christmas Night in Watercolors

Once my coloring was done I heat embossed several pine branches from the Holiday Boughs stamp set from WPlus9 at the bottom part of my card. You can go all the way around your sentiment and frame it with these heat embossed branches or you can also stamp branches in black ink for a silhouette look.

Christmas Night in Watercolors

I trimmed my background to 4 x 5 ¼” and foam mounted onto an A2 side folding card. While this card took quite a bit of time to make (the watercolor process took about an hour) I had a blast making.

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

WATCH THE VIDEO:

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Clear Stamps STAINED GLASS…
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Wplus9 HOLIDAY BOUGHS Clear Stamps…
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Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith YANA’S…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Hero Arts WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER…
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ScraPerfect PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH…
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Daniel Smith COBALT TEAL BLUE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith INDIGO 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith DUOCHROME OCEANIC 15ML…
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE TURQUOISE…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLUE 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith SODALITE GENUINE 5ML…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8…
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES…
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 INCH HARDBOARD…
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Scor-Tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Thanks so much for reading, and thanks to Yana for this fabulous inspiration!

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  1. What a gorgeous card! The night sky background is absolutely stunning and just grabs and holds my attention! And this stamp and die sentiment set is a favourite of mine. Love it! It just goes amazingly well with any and everything, it seems. It’s at the top of my wishlist

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  3. I love the card and your process. Would you tell me the difference between hot pressed water color paper and cold pressed? The functional difference. I don’t care how they are made. =) Thank you.

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