Yippee for Yana: Vacation Time

Yippee for Yana

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in welcoming Yana Smakula back as our special Yippee for Yana bi-monthly blog series! Read on and watch the video for more information! Enjoy!

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! I love to combine my new stamp sets with my all-time favorite old sets and so in today’s episode, I am sharing a Vacation Time card featuring Simon’s new Be a Mermaid stamp set, I did feature it in my last video, but I really adore this set and I have so many ideas for using it, I can’t put it down just yet. And I am also using my older stamp sets from Simon – the Vacation Time set for the sentiment and also the Tropical Leaves stamp set to help me set the scene. 

I started working on my card by stamping the leaves from the Tropical Leaves stamp set using a mini MISTI stamping tool onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I love the Tropical Leaves stamp set because it is a very simple set, yet it is a layering set and I love myself a well-designed layering stamp set. I’ve picked 2 colors of ink – a light green and a dark green to stamp these leaves. The light green I am using is Willow from Simon. 

Having stamped the leaves using the Willow ink I removed the stamps that have a second layering layer to them. I kept just those stamps that have one layer. I did this because I wanted to partially ink these up using a dark green color, in my case, Forever Green from Hero Arts. Next, I used the 2nd layer stamps for the layering leaves, I positioned those and stamped them in that same dark green, Forever Green ink from Hero Arts. 

I used coordinating dies and cut all of these leaves out in my die cutting machine. Next, I used the mermaid tail images from the new Be a Mermaid stamp set and stamped 4 in Simon’s Intense Black ink on the same white cardstock. 

My plan was to use a light blue cardstock panel, Mist from Hero Arts, and create a scene using the mermaid tails and tropical leaves. The mermaid tails, of course, had to be colored. I used YG93, YG95, and YG99 Copic markers to color them. 

To add interest and detail to mermaid tail I used 2 pens from Tonic Studios, a Glitter Gloss, and Midas Touch shimmer pens. I first applied the Midas Touch pen to the shadow areas and then blended the gold shimmer out using the Glimmer Gloss pen giving my mermaid tails a gold and silver shimmer. 

Next, I stamped the sentiment that reads You Deserve This – Vacation Time in black ink on Hero Arts MIST cardstock. I used foam adhesive squares and foam mounted the mermaid tails in place, framing the sentiment in a way. 

Next, I added leaves building my scene. I used both liquid glue, I like to use Simon’s Craft Tacky Glue and foam adhesive squares to keep building that dimension on the scene. I overlapped the leaves and mermaid tails quite a bit to create a cohesive scene. Any excess that was hanging off the panel was cut off. 

Next, to embellish this card I once again used my white pen and added dots onto the blue background. I coated most of the dots with Nuvo Drops in Sea Breeze and also added a bunch of various size bubbles onto the blue background mimicking water. 

I wanted to create flowers and add pops of color to this scene, and to do that I used Nuvo Drops in pink and yellow, I used colors Carnation Pink and English Mustard and added various size dots, in groups of 3 for the most part, onto my card. You can stamp and add actual flower images to this scene, but I felt like using Nuvo Drops was easier and it looked really fun too. Have fun stamping! 

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Simon Says Stamps And Dies TROPICAL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TROPICAL…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps VACATION TIME…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BE A MERMAID…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies BE A…
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Simon Says Stamp BE A MERMAID Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad FOREVER…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack…
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Hero Arts MISTI MINI BLACK MT310
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 GRAYISH…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 PALE OLIVE…
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Copic Sketch MARKER YG99 MARINE GREEN
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Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Gelly Roll Pens…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Tonic MIDAS TOUCH Aqua Shimmer Pen…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Tonic SEA BREEZE Nuvo Jewel Drops 646N
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Tonic CARNATION PINK GLOSS Nuvo…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

  1. Interesting card. That was a good technique about using a darker color ink in certain places to make the leaves looked shaded. I have to be more adventurous.

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