Hi friends! Happy Saturday Let’s hop right into the latest edition of Yana Smakula’s bi-monthly feature: Yippee for Yana! This gorgeous card is in full gear for a tropical Summer. Read on, watch the video, and enjoy!
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 something I like to call Dimensional Pattern Stamping! We are going to create a dimensional looking pattern for our card using stamps, coordinating dies and inks!
Since Summer is hot upon us the pattern or the background I am creating today is tropical, but keep in mind by changing images to be fall or spring you can make this idea for work any season.
I started working on this project by doing all of my stamping and die cutting first. I used images from the Tropical Leaves stamp set from Simon Says Stamp as well as Color Layering Hibiscus set from Hero Arts; stamped images using a various colors of ink and cut out with the help of coordinating dies.
Next, I stamped bird of paradise images from the Summer Flowers stamp set from Simon in black ink onto a 4 x 5 ¼” panel and arranged my die cuts around them to form a background or pattern. Once I was happy with the placement I adhered my die cuts in place using glue and foam adhesive.
Lastly, I stamped “Happy” from the Happy Block Greetings stamp set in Watermelon ink, cut it out and foam mounted onto my panel that was already adhered onto an A2 top folding card base. I also stamped “Be” anywhere on my background where I was able to find a spot.
Have you ever tried making dimensional patterns like this? I hope you’ll give this a try. Have fun stamping!
Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!