Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card

Yippee for Yana

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the latest installment of “Yippee for Yana” with the super talented and awesome Yana Smakula! As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, it’s all about L-O-V-E! In my opinion, it should be all about love all the time! :D Be sure to read on for all the details on creating this gorgeous kraft card and watch the video! Enjoy!

Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card
Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s episode I’m sharing a delicate Love You card featuring selective pencil coloring.

Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card

I’ve already showcased the technique I’m using for this card in one of my previous videos, be sure to watch it if you haven’t yet seen it. I am still very much fond of pencil coloring, so I decided to play with this technique once again and do some partial coloring.

I started to work on my card by stamping a beautiful Center Cut Heart background stamp in watermark ink onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to have a faint impression on my paper, I wanted to heat emboss this background in white embossing powder, but I also wanted to color parts of this background with my colored pencils and to make it easier for me to color I first stamped the image using a stamp positioner tool, colored it while there was no embossing powder and later added embossing powder over the coloring.

Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card

I was going for a very soft, feminine look and for my coloring I used just two pencils – White and Rose Carmine (there are Polychromos pencils). I’ve mentioned this many times in the past – I simply adore these pencils and I use them all the time.

I have a smaller 36 set of pencils and in that set there’s only one hot pink an no lighter pink. When I color I like to have a light and a dark shade of one color to have nice gradual transitions. So I used white pencil instead and I blended the hot pink into a lighter pink and finally into white with the help of the white pencil only.

Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card

I didn’t want to color the entire background as a), that would have taken too long, and b), this is not what I had in mind for this card. I wanted to have a lot of kraft, a lot of white and also hints of pink.

What I love a lot about Polychromos pencils is that they are erasable in a way. You can take a regular pencil eraser and erase some of the color if you made a mistake. It’s a very cool and valuable quality of this product, I think. Sometimes I change my mind, or the coloring doesn’t look the way I want it to look or I’ve accidentally colored over something I wasn’t planning to color so I just use pencil eraser to correct my coloring.

Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card

Once my coloring was done I heat embossed the background image in white embossing powder. I also created several additional elements for my card following the same technique. I used a rose image from the Best Mom Ever stamp set and also the word LOVE from the Stained Glass Love stamp set.

Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card

I trimmed my background to 4 x 5 ¼”, foam mounted it onto an A2 side folding card base, foam mounted the word “Love” and also foam mounted the pencil colored rose.

I wanted to add “You Forever & Always” part of the sentiment but I wanted to heat emboss it in white on pink. I didn’t have any pink cardstock that matched in color to the pink coloring, so I made my own little piece of pink paper by coloring a piece of kraft paper using my pencil.

Yippee for Yana: Center Cut Heart Love Card

I always do this with my Copic markers and sometimes do this with my watercolors so why not do it with the pencils? Right? It matched perfectly, I heat embossed the sentiment and trimmed it into a skinny strip using my Tonic Trimmer, foam mounted onto the card. Lastly, I coated the flower using my Tonic Studios Aqua Shimmer pen and that finished my project.

Have fun stamping!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp CENTER…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps STAINED GLASS…
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Simon Says Stamp STAINED GLASS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BEST MOM EVER…
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Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED…
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Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Neenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Hero Arts WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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ScraPerfect PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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Tonic SPRING-CUT FINE TIP DETAIL…
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Tonic Studios 8.5 INCH PAPER TRIMMER…
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Scor-Tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Thanks so much for reading, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. So beautiful. I do love the white embossing on Kraft. The partial coloring is stunning and NO it looks awesome not coloring in the heart. It makes the LOVE stand out. Beautiful.

  2. Beautiful card Yana! I love the white embossing on the kraft cardstock! I think your decision to leave the heart uncolored was perfect. This way your sentiment and rose really stood out.

  3. Your card is so beuatiful and elegant! I LOVE the coloring and the stamps used. Thank you so much for the inspiration, I’ll surely try your technique! <3 <3 <3

  4. It’s even more fun to watch your videos since I had the opportunity to meet you at Creativation. How are your feet doing after running around in those very high heels?

  5. WOW! So stunning! Your cards are amazing, and also easy to use some of your techniques. My cards look so much better after trying some of things you show in your videos! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

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