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!
I used the Waffle Flower Grip Mat as a surface to hold my paper (I’m using Neenah Solar White) and stencil. I picked Simon’s small and detail blending brushes to do my ink blending and my plan was to ink blend from the outside in. Ink blend the flowers from the outside of the petal to the inside of the petal making sure the outside of the petal is where I focus most of the ink and keep the base of the petal nearly white.
This is the opposite of what I usually do, I usually blend flowers from the center out, so the petals are mostly colored, with very little to no white, here I wanted a different effect, so I decided that blending from the tip of the petal to the base of the petal was a better option.
I used using a combination of 2 ink shades for each flower: Sunbeam, Citrine, Guava, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Melon.
With this stencil, you have 2 layers to each flower so you can easily do 2 colors of ink to give the flower more definition.
Using a small blending brush gives me a lot more control over where the ink is applied and how the ink is blended. I also used the tiniest brushed to ink blend flower centers. With the ink blending done I placed the panel inside my mini MISTI stamping tool and stamped a sentiment using Elegantly Modern Greetings and Tiny Words Encouragement stamp sets in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I created an A2 card base using Simon’s Fog cardstock, added a piece of yellow cardstock to add interest to the background and foam-mounted the stamped and ink-blended panel on top. Lastly, I embellished the card with Aura sequins from Spellbinders.
Have fun crafting!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks again to Yana for being our guest!