Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Yana Smakula who is sharing the most adorable and playful trio of Puffin Birthday cards! Be sure to read on to learn more! (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 creating CAS Birthday cards with the Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Puffin stamp set.
I stamped images from this stamp set in Intense Black ink onto Simon Says Stamp 130lb cardstock using my mini MISTI stamping tool. Next, I did very simple coloring. I picked this stamp set in particular, because I wanted to show you how you can do coloring on a very simple, very basic level, but still, have your stamped images look colorful and beautiful.
I’ve used C9 to color the bodies of the birds. You can go with a lighter shade, perhaps a C7, or a different tone, like a neutral gray or even a warm gray. I also added a touch of darker C10 along the detail lines of my bird, just to help that line remain visible on the finished image. Lately, I love to color images without the need to do excessive color planning, and color blending, all I want to do is add a solid layer of color and call it done and I feel this is the best way to get into coloring. If you’ve never done coloring before, or if you struggle, doing this sort of single marker coloring is very approachable. Next, I used C3 and C1 to add a touch of shading to the belly.
Next, I used YR07 to color part of the beak orange, add detail about the eye, and color the feet.
Y35 was used to color the other part of the beak yellow. YG01 and YG03 were used to color the balloons. There is also a party hat image and a fish tied with a bow and I used the same marker color to color those. With the coloring done I cut the images out using coordinating dies.
Next, I planned the layout for my card, I went with a 2×2 grid with 3 sections filled with birds and the 4th section used for the sentiment.
The sentiment was stamped using Charcoal, for the sub sentiment part and VersaFine Onyx Black for the “Happy Birthday” part.
I trimmed my panel to 4 x 5 ¼” and foam mounted it over a white A2 top folding card base covered with Fog cardstock.
Lastly, I used black gems from Spellbinders to embellish this project.
Here are 2 more simple card ideas created using the same supplies and techniques – I loved using this stamp set and I couldn’t’ stop at just one card, I was inspired to make more! Have fun stamping!
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!