Yippee for Yana: Candy Cane Background Card

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in welcoming back the super talented Yana Smakula for her bi-monthly installment Yippee for Yana series of inspiration on our blog! She used our new Candy Cane background stamp to make this gorgeous card below! Be sure to watch the video to learn more and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In this episode, I will show you how to create a Christmas card featuring the Candy Cane background stamp.

I wanted to do something a bit different today, possibly even something a bit out of my comfort zone. I started by stamping the Candy Cane background in clear embossing ink onto light blue paper, Simon’s Sea Glass cardstock. I used my MISTI stamping tool to make it easier to stamp this background.

Once the background was stamped I covered it with clear embossing powder, I used the Fine Detail powder from Simon and heat set the powder with my heat tool to melt it.

I knew I wanted to add some simple coloring, so I picked 2 candy cane images positioned next to each other forming a bit of a heart shape and decided to color those. First, I used my white Sakura pen in size 8 and colored the narrow sections white. Next, I used several Copic markers in red and colored the remaining sections red. For this I used R39, R27, R24 and R22 markers, those are my go-to marker colors for coloring anything red.

Next, I coated both with a generous amount of lacquer using the Hero Arts Lacquer pen. You can use any other similar product, like Glossy Accents. Having coated the candy canes I set the background aside and let it dry for several hours. My idea was to ink blend the background using dark blue ink. The coated card canes would have resisted the ink and would have remained red and white, while the background would turn blue and the Sea Glass cardstock covered with clear embossing powder would resist the ink also, revealing beautiful light blue outlines to the rest of the candy canes.

With the lacquer dry, I proceeded to add ink blending. This is where I think I might have overdone it, I am not 100% sure I like the ink blending better. But once I started adding color it was too late to stop, so I kept on blending it until I had the entire panel covered with this beautiful deep blue. This is the color Navy from Hero Arts, it’s my favorite deep dark blue ink pad.

Next, I sprayed the background using Iridescent White Shimmer spray and cleaned up the candy canes from the shimmer. I had also already stamped a sentiment for this card – it reads Have a Merry Little Christmas and comes from the Clean Line Christmas stamp set by CZ. I used foam adhesive and foam mounted it onto the card. I also used a white pen and colored some of the candy cane sections white to help them stand out from the background. Lastly, I embellished the card using Simon’s sequins in Blue Moon and that finished this card!

Have fun stamping!



Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp CANDY…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps CLEAN LINE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad NAVY Blue…
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Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Gelly Roll Pens…
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Copic Sketch Marker R89 DARK RED Scarlet
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 GARNET Dark Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 PRAWN Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 LIGHT PRAWN…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. Wow Yana! I enjoyed your video and loved your techniques!! I have got to try it!! I just ordered the light bulb background and I think that would be beautiful to try this technique on. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!!

  2. Love this pretty card – great technique for removing the ink on the glossy candy cane – thanks for the ideas:)

  3. I love the colors of your card. I like the concept of just using a background stamp. It has given me other ideas. Thank you

  4. Hi Yana! I’m glad you tried the Navy inking on the card. I think you shared the perfect example of keeping going when you THINK the card is a failure, just to find out it was perfect! And what a wonderful idea to color just two of the candy canes out of the whole background! I love it!

  5. Yana, this is INCREDIBLE! I love that background you’ve created and the clever process you used to achieve it. I’ve had several shimmer sprays in the past but haven’t quite been able to achieve the results I’ve wanted, so I’ll give the one you used a try next!

  6. Wasn’t sure how I could use a stamp like this but you have opened up the possibilities with the beautiful blue background and just highlighting two of the candy canes. Gorgeous card.

  7. Thanks for inspiring us with y our lovely card and video–I love the blue background and your red hearts. A simple card really but it certainly is gorgeous!

  8. Fun card. Love how you overlapped
    some of the canes. Great background
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. I do love the card. And it seems like a quick and easy card. I’m going to give your technique a go. Thank you for sharing the video.

  10. Love this blue background, the candy canes are so festive! I need to do more embossing, thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Yana, this card could not be any sweeter.(No pun intended!) What a great way to use this awesome background stamp. LOVE!

  12. Love the shiny candy canes on the blue background. The darker blue really makes the red/white candy canes stand out.

  13. Awesome background and great thinking of using a coloured cardstock. I still forget how easy it is to use with a great outcome.
    Thank you so much for showing Yana and have a great week.

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