Yippee for Yana: Floral Background with Masking

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in welcoming the super talented Yana Smakula in our bi-monthly Yippee for Yana blog series! Read on for more info and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In this episode, I’ll show you how to combine images from different stamp sets to create a beautiful stamped pattern. I’ll also show you how you can make the colors pop on your card by simply changing the color of the background. 

You’ll need the following products to make this card: Look For the Rainbows stamp set or any other stamp set with large outline flowers and leaves; we will use these images to build the background floral pattern. Another set we will need is the Beautiful Butterflies. Or again, any other set with large outline butterflies. We will also need masking paper as we will be doing quite a bit of masking to create the background. Of course, you’ll need a good pair of scissors you are comfortable using to cut the masks out. I like to use Spring-Cut scissors from Tonic Studios. You will also need an ink pad that works with your coloring medium of choice. I will be coloring today’s background with Copic markers and so I picked Simon’s Intense Black ink pad as this ink is Copic Marker friendly. Lastly, you’ll need a coloring medium. I prefer Copic markers these days, so this is the medium I’ll be using. 

Be sure to watch my video tutorial to learn how to stamp this pattern and also for tips regarding Copic coloring and heat embossing. 

I used the following Copic marker colors: 

G21, YG63, G94 to color leaves

YR18, YR14, Y38, Y15, Y08 to color flowers

E79, E37, E33 to color flower centers

C9 to color the background

B97, B34 to color the butterflies

C5, C7 to create the butterfly shadows

I added a simple Sending Happy Thoughts sentiment to this card, this comes from Simon’s All Things Happy Sentiment strips. I also trimmed my panel down just slightly and adhered to the A2 white side folding card base. 

I quite like the way it turned out, but I’m curious if you like it as well. Let me know in the comments below. 

WATCH THE VIDEO:

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Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
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Copic Sketch MARKER E33 SAND Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker B97 NIGHT BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER B34 MANGANESE BLUE
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and to Yana for being our guest!

  1. Yana, I love the vibrant colors of this card. Your video tutorial was so very helpful with it’s various tips and suggestions. I’ve just started using alcohol markers so I especially appreciated what you shared about using these. tfs-stay well.

  2. Stunning card Yana, I love the dark coloured background with bright colours on top of it. Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  3. Yes! I like this card very much, your techniques are clever and you’ve used them masterfully. I would like to see a version where there is a stronger value change/contrast between the flower colors and the butterflies or perhaps white embossing. More please! I really enjoy your posts.

  4. Beautiful!! I really like the shadows it makes the butterflies float on top. And I love all your masking, but I think it takes great talent, as I can’t seem to place items in the right spot to make the image appealing.

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