Yippee for Yana: One Layer Masked Floral Card

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday and welcome to another edition of our bi-monthly blog series, Yippee for Yana, featuring fresh projects from the fabulous Yana Smakula! Read on and be sure to catch the video! Enjoy!

Yippee for Yana

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In this episode, I will show you how to create a modern one-layer greeting card using a background stamp and an easy masking technique. 

I started with a piece of cardstock, Slate, cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″. Next, I masked 1/4” off on each side using low tack tape and placed it inside my MISTI tool. The tape actually does double duty here – it not only does it mask the edges but also holds the paper in place inside the MISTI. I  heat embossed a Cosmos Blooms background, it’s a new 6×6 cling stamp from Simon. It is a beautiful one for coloring, you have nice large flowers, but it’s also a great one to do these simple heat embossed cards. I am all for simple and quick so this background is simply perfect for the idea I have in mind. 

I used Antique Gold embossing powder here. Next, with the masking tape still in place, I ink blended the edges with Sparrow ink. This helped the embossing powder pop even more and it also helped to frame the design. Next, I peeled the tape and adhered this panel onto the A2 white side folding card base. 

To create a sentiment I heat embossed “Just Because” from Simon’s new Greetings Mix 1 set in same Antique Gold embossing powder, but on white cardstock this time. Finally, I am used a white Sakura pen to color the flower centers white. I debated doing this, I am always afraid to mess up my cards like this, but I figured why not give it a try. I colored one of the flower centers, I liked it and so I colored the rest. I also used sequins to decorate this card – a few from the Raindrops set and a couple from the Gala set. 



Simon Says Cling Stamp COSMOS BLOOM…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Therm O Web 0.5 INCH PURPLE TAPE Easy…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps GREETINGS MIX…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins RAINDROPS…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins GALA gala18…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. The white centers came out great!! I too am always hesitant to add the last few embellishments but yours always seem to turn out beautifully

  2. The gold on the grey really pops! My instinct would have been for silver, but this is a gorgeous card. Thanks for all the tips to help control the embossing powder! :)

  3. This is stunning Yana!! I’ve been really into that same color combo lately and love how the stamp doesn’t need much else aside from the little sentiment and small embellishments you’ve added. Beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous card. I just ordered the Cosmos Blooms background stamp this week and I can’t wait to receive it. This will definitely be one of the first techniques I try when I start “playing” with it.

  5. Stunning card! Love all that yummy embossing. I never seem to be able to perfect it except for on a sentiment.

  6. WOW!!! You ALWAYS make THE MOST SOPHISTICATED looking cards, Yana!!! GORGEOUS WORK! LOVE this technique too!!! It looks like you’ve done SO MUCH MORE than you actually did!!! ;)<3

  7. I’m all for easy! I have the new flower stamp and I have been looking for more ways to use it! Thank you!

  8. I love this card, simple and elegant. Oh no, the cosmos background stamp has been put on my wish list!!!!!

  9. Such a classy and elegant card, Yana! I’m always looking for ideas to create simple, but beautiful cards to use with the cancer support group that I teach at the Georgian Bay Cancer Centre. This will be a perfect card to case for that class! Hope you don’t mind if I do that!

  10. OMG Yana, this is so simple to make and yet SO STUNNING! You amaze me every time with your gorgeous background techniques. This background stamp is already on my must have list now it is even more urgent…;)

  11. I really don;t emboss much but this card is so stunning, I love the gold and will have to give it a go!!

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