Hi friends!! Welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana, our bi-monthly card making series with Yana Smakula! I was INSTANTLY wow’ed at the outcome of this card (and the creative combo of stamps she used to make it!) Be sure to read on and watch the video for all the details! Enjoy!
One of the things I love to do the most when creating handmade cards is using my stamps in a non conventional, non intended way. I love to take images from several completely different sets and bring them together on a card in a way that they tell a story.
In this video I’ll show you how I pull images from various stamp sets in my stash to create a unique card.
Here’s the plan for this card: the base image is the convertible from the Tied The Knot stamp set. This is not a Christmas set, yet I am using it to make a Christmas card. I’m going to take this car and decorate it with various Christmas imagery to have it work for a Christmas project.
This stamp set has a “Just Married” banner, I’m replacing that with a string of Christmas lights from an older stamp set from Simon – Winter Scene.
I also used a sentiment from the Good Cheer stamp set from CZ.
You can take pretty much any stamp set you have in your stash and with a little bit of tweaking, make it work for a different occasion. In this case, I’m tweaking a wedding car to work for a Christmas card.
The same car could be tweaked for a Birthday card, for Thanksgiving card, for a Valentine’s day card and more. And also other images, you’ll need to look for a larger image, which can be tweaked to suit a different occasion.
I stamped and colored my images using Copic markers in the following colors:
- R27, R24, R22, R20 (car, tag, poinsettia)
- C9, C7 (tires)
- C7, C5, C3 (exhaust pipes)
- C5, C3, C1 (bumper)
- BG32, BG11, B000 (gift, lights)
- YG17, YG03, YG01 (trees, lights)
I cut a slit just under the windshield using a kraft knife and inserted the gift and Christmas trees into the car. The license plate and the lights string were foam mounted on top.
Instead of foam mounting the car, I used an action wobbler to add interactivity and movement to this project. You stick one end onto your die cut and another end onto the background and voila – you have a movable object. It adds so much cuteness! Every time I give someone a card with an interactive element made using an action wobbler – they can’t stop playing with it!
Finally, coated the brake lights and the Christmas lights with glossy accents! Have fun stamping!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!