Hi friends! Follow along as the fantastic Yana Smakula takes us through a gorgeous clean and simple Copic Colored card featuring an adorable Sunny Studio stamp set in her latest episode of Yippee for Yana! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!
Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my bi-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s episode, I am sharing Clean & Simple There’s Snow Place Like Home Christmas card featuring stamps from Sunny Studio.
I am a huge fan of little images of houses, trees, cars, basically anything that you can use to build your own little scenes. So when I first saw the Christmas Home stamp set by Sunny Studio I knew I wanted to use it to make a simple card for the Holidays.
I started working on my card by stamping several images from this stamp set onto white cardstock (Neenah Solar White 80 LB). I picked thinner cardstock and not the usual 110 LB for my stamping because I was planning to cut these images out by hand and if you use thicker cardstock it makes it rather difficult to cut out. I stamped a house, car and two lamp posts.
I like to use various coloring mediums for various purposes, looks and images. I adore watercolor for background, for hand-painted backgrounds, and to color background stamps; I love to use colored pencils for flowers and leaves. When it comes to little images like these I prefer to use my alcohol markers – Copics. These surely can be colored using other mediums, but alcohol markers are what I prefer for these kinds of images.
Whenever I color I always try to color in groups. I’d color all images or all parts of images using one color first, it just makes the coloring process go faster for me (not that I am trying to speed things up, but I always try to be as efficient as possible). I used R39, R27 and R24 to color reds; E79, E37 and E33 to color browns, YG99, YG95 and YG93 to color greens. I also used B00 and B000 to color windows as well as Y19 to color the lights on the car.
I don’t have a lot of Copics, I have just a handful and I pretty much always use the same color combos when I color. This works well for me and I always remember what combos work and what don’t.
There are coordinating dies available for this stamp set, but I don’t have them, so I cut my images out using scissors – while these are small images they weren’t too hard to cut out mainly because I was using good pair of scissors.
Next, I grabbed a piece of white cardstock and stamped another house (I needed it just for alignment purposes) and a sentiment that reads “There’s Snow Place Like Home”. I added a fence on both sides of the house and colored it using same browns and greens. I thought about leaving the fence white, but I wasn’t planning on coloring the background, so in order for my fence to not get lost on the card, I colored it brown.
I foam mounted all of my cut out pieces onto this panel forming a scene – there’s a house with a fence on both sides, two lamp posts in front of the fence and a car parked in front of it with a Christmas tree on its roof.
I used Tonic Aqua Shimmer brush to add glitter to the white sections of my house – the snow and also to the little lights hanging from the roof and I think that added just the perfect amount of sparkle to this card.
To complete my card I adhered a sheet of white woodgrain cardstock onto an A2 side folding card base. I adore this cardstock and I use loads of it, it simply is perfect and adds enough texture to clean & simple cards. Finally, I foam mounted my scene panel on top and added Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to embellish this card.
I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card that reads “May The Christmas Season Fill Your Home With Joy and Laughter” – I don’t usually decorate my cards on the inside, but I decided to do so this time especially since I had such a nice sentiment to stamp there.
I hope you’ll give this idea a try. If you do, please tag Simon Says Stamp and me on social media – we’d love to see what you make!
Have fun stamping!
Thanks so much for reading, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!
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