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!
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!
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I don’t think the ink-blended background is too much – love the deep blue colour!
I really like the dark blue background. It makes the red candy canes pop! Beautiful creation Yana!
Love the card. The background really makes the red and white pop.
Beautiful card – I love the red/white on blue background.
Beautiful. I kind of thought I didn’t need this stamp but now I do. I already follow by email.
I think this technique is unique and beautiful! Just like Yana! WTG!
Simply delightful! Like the techniques for having the two candy canes show so strikingly against the blue background. tfs
Yana’s work is always wonderful!
This is so pretty
Love this card. Beautiful colors too. Actually it makes me want a candy cane right now…lol!
I love the background. I’m very partial to dark blues these days.
Gorgeous background and
the colors and shimmer
Carla from Utah
Beautiful card! Love the blue background!
Have a great day,
To me it looks kinda magical, with red canes.
Love the way you masked the red canes and blended the rest.
I liked reading about the making of this card, gives more ideas for techniques to try.
What a really fabulous card…love how you accented those red candy canes.
LOVE this bright and colorful card!!
gorgeous! love this background!
Super blue background making those red candy cane’s larger than life. Beautiful!
super cute card
Blue and red as Christmas colors is a beautiful combo!
I love this card Yana! The 2 candy canes really stand out, and the heart shaped with the placement of them is perfect! Lovely!
What a gorgeous card! I LOOOOVE that background! Such a great way of highlighting select images from the background too. Wonderful!
Very creative, love the candy canes
I love the candy cane background! Thank you for your great video tutorial!
This is so unique and so beautiful!! I love how the red & white candy canes pop against the fabulous blue background!