Yippee for Yana: Dimensional Pattern Stamping

Yippee for Yana Cardmaking Feature

Hi friends! Happy Saturday Let’s hop right into the latest edition of Yana Smakula’s bi-monthly feature: Yippee for Yana! This gorgeous card is in full gear for a tropical Summer. Read on, watch the video, and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana: Dimensional Pattern Stamping

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 video I’m showing something I like to call Dimensional Pattern Stamping! We are going to create a dimensional looking pattern for our card using stamps, coordinating dies and inks!

 Yippee for Yana: Dimensional Pattern Stamping

Since Summer is hot upon us the pattern or the background I am creating today is tropical, but keep in mind by changing images to be fall or spring you can make this idea for work any season.

I started working on this project by doing all of my stamping and die cutting first. I used images from the Tropical Leaves stamp set from Simon Says Stamp as well as Color Layering Hibiscus set from Hero Arts; stamped images using a various colors of ink and cut out with the help of coordinating dies.

 Yippee for Yana: Dimensional Pattern Stamping

Next, I stamped bird of paradise images from the Summer Flowers stamp set from Simon in black ink onto a 4 x 5 ¼” panel and arranged my die cuts around them to form a background or pattern. Once I was happy with the placement I adhered my die cuts in place using glue and foam adhesive.

 Yippee for Yana: Dimensional Pattern Stamping

Lastly, I stamped “Happy” from the Happy Block Greetings stamp set in Watermelon ink, cut it out and foam mounted onto my panel that was already adhered onto an A2 top folding card base. I also stamped “Be” anywhere on my background where I was able to find a spot.

Have you ever tried making dimensional patterns like this? I hope you’ll give this a try. Have fun stamping!


Yippee for Yana: Dimensional Pattern Stamping


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. Beautiful card – I love the colors! The only SSS ink that I own is the intense black, but now I think I need to grab some of those wonderful dye colors!!

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