Color Coordinates: Summertime FUN!

Hi everyone!! Welcome back to the blog. I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

I’m really enjoying Summer and I created a Color Coordinates card reflecting a bright, happy combination of color. I pulled out some Simon Says Stamp cardstocks and Nested Circle dies to create a bold background.

Shari Carroll, Color Coordinates

The Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle dies can be used in a variety of ways. For this card I created wonky rings by off setting smaller circles inside the large ones and die cut them together. I used the smaller leftover circles on the base of the card as my first layer and to spread some color around.

Shari Carroll, Color Coordinates

Once I had the background put together, I die cut Simon Says Stamp “SummerTime” and the Everette letters “FUN” in white and black for contrast.

Color Coordinates, Shari Carroll

I think this card idea would be great to do with kids while they’re off for summer, or even as an invitation for a cookout or birthday parties. I’ve filmed a video showing how to make this card. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

This past March, I created a PDF of our past recipes that you can print out to create a booklet HERE.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this fresh color combination and card inspiration. Enjoy!!

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Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

Yippee for Yana

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Be sure to not miss the latest super fun and Summery Birthday card edition of Yippee For Yana with the fantastic Yana Smakula! Be sure to watch the video for more information, and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

Hello friends, this is Yana and welcome back to another Yippee For Yana video! I love the Beachy Waves background stamp from Simon’s Recent release and I’ve been wanting to use it for some cards. I’m going to show you how you can use just a portion of the background and extend it cover the front of an A2 or even bigger card.

I’m using Simon’s Dye inks in delicious Summer colors – High Dive, Audrey Blue and Maliblue colors; these are just the most perfect shades of blue and are oh so so awesome for Summer stamping or ink blending. I have a serious crush on the Maliblue color – I’ve been using it a ton this Summer.

The trick here is to stamp the portion of the Beach Waves background (the waves portion) onto separate pieces of paper multiple times and piece each portion together with the others to create a continuous background for a card.

I want my background to have a gradient to it, the bottom portion of my waves is going to be darkest, and the top – lightest so I’m using multiple shades of blue when inking the stamp for each portion. Starting with High Dive and Audrey Blue for the bottom, Audrey Blue and Maliblue for the middle and Maliblue for the top.

Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

To simplify this you can totally ink up one section with High Dive, one using Audrey Blue and one using Maliblue.

To help me piece these layers together I used scissors and cut along the wave lines. At first, I wanted to make an A2 card, but later seeing how I had a ton of background space I decide to make a taller card. I am always inspired by Kristina Werner and how she makes these super fun tall cards and I decided to give one a try. My card ended up being 4 1/4 wide by 7 3/4” tall.

Next, I stamped critters from Under The Sea Animals stamp set. I used Simon’s Intense Black ink and stamped 2 of each – crab, fish, and starfish. I used Copic markers in R39, R24, R22, Y35, Y15, and Y11 to do the simple coloring. Later, I added white pen details to crab and starfish.

Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

I also need a sentiment and for this, I white heat embossed “Party” from Cathy’s Birthday Palooza stamp set. I used Sunshine and Hollyhock inks from Simon for some emboss resist ink bleeding. Using coordinating dies I cut these out and arranged on my card with the help of foam adhesive. I also stamped “It’s Your Birthday” and foam mounted it under the “Party”. Lastly, I used my Tonic Studio shimmer pen and coated my entire background with this shimmer.

Have fun stamping!

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Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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Amore Laura Fadora: Hexagons Two Ways

Amore Laura Fadora: Hexagons Two Ways

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Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you’re having a fabulous week! Please welcome back the always inspiring Laura Bassen in the latest edition of her bi-monthly Amore Laura Fadora series! She’s using brand new Distress Oxide Inks including the much buzzed about Old Paper color as well as some of her favorite CZ Design products like Hex Yeah, You Da Best, Hello You, and Hellos dies. Be sure to watch the video for more information and enjoy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Laura for being our guest!

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