Yippee for Yana: Ink Blended Speech Bubbles
Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Don’t miss this colorful and fun latest edition of Yippee for Yana by 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!
In today’s video, I’m sharing a one-layer ink blended talk bubbles design. My card is an encouragement one, but this design works for loads of different occasions and messages!
The star of the show today is the Talk Bubbles stencil from Simon. I love mine! I used it to sketch out a speech bubbles background on scrap paper. I simply penciled out the speech bubble outlines onto my paper to give me a guide for my card.
I attached the guide onto a cardstock panel, I used Cream instead of white, and ink blended the bubbles one by one.
I used Simon’s Pawsitively Saturated inks for this background and my colors are Citrine, Surf, Peachy, Bubblegum, Celery, Marine, and Melon.
If you do get unwanted ink on your background you can try to remove it by using a sanding eraser – I got some ink transfer from the tape, but the mono Sanding eraser saved the day as it helped to get most of the ink off the background.
Using this stencil you can also overlap the speech bubbles and create a beautiful continuous background or ink blend just one large bubble for your sentiment.
Speaking of sentiments, I went with an older stamp set from Simon, the Tiny Words Encouragement set. The messages here, as the name suggests, are tiny, but they are very powerful. I didn’t want to overwhelm my card with big messages, I wanted to keep the sentiment small, but include several on the card, one for each speech bubble. Even the longest messages in this set fit well inside the speech bubbles in this stencil.
I used my mini MISTI stamping tool to stamp all of the sentiments at once and stamped them in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
I adhered this panel onto an A2 top folding card base – this is a one layer design, I seem to be enjoying one layer designs lately, and to add a bit of wow I embellished my card with some white gems from Spellbinders.
I hope you feel inspired to create!
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Wonderful card!! I hope this is one of those cards you keep to lift your spirits, Yana.
Loved this card with all the uplifting messages on it. What a great tip to pencil/plan a design and then use it for a template with a hinge to complete the project. That was an amazing tip. Thoughts and prayers sent to you.
Really great card … I think of Yana every day