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!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!