Coloring on Kraft with Yana Smakula


Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all having a fun & relaxing weekend. The super talented Yana Smakula has been crafting up a storm with our new Believe in the Season collection, and today she’s showcasing the beauty of coloring on kraft paper! Such a classic and beautiful look, don’t you think? Be sure to watch the video, and enjoy!

Watch the video:




Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yana for being our special guest!


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  1. I love these cards ! The white, red and vellum in combination with the kraft is super !
    Thank you for the very clear video with lots of tips.

  2. I always love watching your videos Yana!! Your creative style is beautiful! You certainly inspire me! I love the Simon says stamp’s release… There are so many pieces I want to!

  3. Wonderful video. Thanks for sharing all the tips and tricks. The card is awesome and I am definitely going to give the techniques a try. I must say that the Believe stamp and die set is becoming my favorite in this new release. The designers have done an awesome job with it.

  4. I always love the results of coloring on Kraft, and Yana’s cards are amazing reminders that I need to do this more often!

  5. So beautiful Yana. I love the effect white on kraft gives. This is one of my favorite stamps sets in the release. Truly lovely.

  6. I love the pop of red on the kraft cardstock, will have to crack out my inktense pencils and give this a try. Thanks Yana for the inspiration.

  7. I’m loving your card examples lately! I like the kraft card stock as a base and blinged up with some gold embossing and red :)

  8. As always, Yana’s cards are STUNNING! Love kraft and white any day but add this rich red and a touch of gold on vellum and you have instant elegance! Cudos to you Yana, a wonderful job!

  9. I really like both cards–the little bit of red on the craft card looks great and gives it a great pop of color! I like both the pencil and marker on the cards. Thanks for some very inspirational cards!

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