Yippee for Yana: Mixing Stamp Sets to Tell a Story

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!

Hello, crafters, this is Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp! Welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!

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.

Next, my car holds a pretty large gift and that comes from the Gift Wrap stamp set. I also have Christmas trees sticking out from the back and these come from the Merry Christmas Trees set.

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.

I stamped sentiments in VersaFine Onyx black ink onto Simon’s Sea Glass cardstock panel and added white snow details using Story Time Paint Pen from Jane Davenport.

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!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

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Simon Says Stamps and Dies TIED THE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TIED THE KNOT…
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Simon Says Stamp TIED THE KNOT Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps WINTER SCENE…
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Simon Says Stamp WINTER SCENE Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies GIFT WRAP…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps GIFT WRAP…
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Simon Says Stamp GIFT WRAP Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies MERRY…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps MERRY…
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Simon Says Stamp MERRY CHRISTMAS…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps GOOD CHEER…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# SEA…
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Simon Says Stamp MEGA THICK WHITE…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Popular Wagner Precision Heat Tool HT400
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Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH ink62332
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JD-148 Spellbinders Jane Davenport…
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Ranger MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Simon Says Stamp Action Wobble…
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Copic Sketch MARKER R27 CADMIUM 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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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH Pink…
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Copic Sketch MARKER C9 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch MARKER C7 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker BG32 AQUA MINT
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 PALE…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 GRASS GREEN…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 GREEN BICE…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

  1. Dear SSS and Yana – GREAT job! Love this card! I am a sucker for cars, trucks and critters in cars and trucks. TFS!!!
    Lori S in PA

  2. Interesting card and lots of techniques and tips. Liked how you grounded the car with the white marker. Made a world of difference. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for showcasing the versatility of these sets, they paired together beautifully on this holiday card design.

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