Hi friends! Please join me in welcoming back the oh-so-talented and amazing Yana Smakula! (Please note: our dear friend Yana is Ukrainian. To show support to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, please see Yana’s post HERE.)
Hello, crafters, this is Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp! Welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!
In this video, I’m stamping a geometric grid design with the simplest ever triangle stamps. The simpler shape, the more use you can get out of it. I love geometric designs so that’s what we are going to do in this video.
I’m using the Retro Wishes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, this is the set from the August 2023 Card Kit, so if you are a kit subscriber you’ll receive this stamp in your kit, or if you are not a subscriber – you can purchase this stamp set separately or you can also look through your stash and see if you have triangle shape stamps in some of your older stamp sets.
I used a sheet of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock, a T-square ruler, and a pencil to pencil in a grid. I’m not the best at eyeballing and I did try stamping this without a grid and it was all wonky and crooked, so a pencil grid is a must for me. I added horizontal and vertical lines that are 1 ½” apart as that’s the size of my rectangle.
I used the mini MISTI stamping tool for my stamping. This is a grid design, having things stamped straight and aligned is critical, so using a MISTI is a must.
I used 7 colors of ink: Aegean, Pearfection, Citrine, Mandarin, Sherbet, Peony, and Melon. The last one was used for stamping the small triangle. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and I experimented with the sentiment placement on each of the panels. With the stamping done, I cut the panels out using a rectangle die and popped each onto either a white or a Fog Gray A2 card base. Lastly, I embellished these using clear dots.
Have fun stamping!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks again to Yana for being our guest!