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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 you how to create simple floral Thank You cards for friends using products from Simon Says Stamp, WPlus9 and Altenew.
Whenever I use supplies from different manufacturers, products, where styles are a bit different I always try to tie them together using color. In today’s video you’ll see that by using similar or identical colors I’m able to bring 3 different stamp sets into one harmonious card design.
The 3 stamp sets I am using today are Filled Alpha by Altenew and I’ll use it to spell out word “Friends”. I am also using Friends of Life by Simon Says Stamp; I will be using smaller sentiments from here. And the last stamp set I will be using for my project is from WPlus9 and it is called Freehand Florals.
I started working on my cards by stamping the main word out – Friends. I decided to use my stamp positioner and mount all of the letters at once to save time. You can stamp each letter individually if you’d like the spacing between letters to be smaller, but these stamps fit together rather nicely and don’t have huge gaps in between letters.
I used Simon’s Black ink for my stamping and double stamped each image to have a nice black outline. I added a tiny Thank You message at the bottom of my panels and one additional message to each card. I used different sentiment and stamped “Friends Give Off a Fragrance of Love”, “Friends Are What Fill Life’s Garden” and “Friends Are a Beautiful Gift to be Cherished”.
The cool thing about Filled Alpha stamp set is the ability to add color and texture to every letter. This stamp set has additional filler shapes that are meant to be used to add color to the stamped images. Of course letters can be used without them, but I couldn’t resist using these to add a pop of color to my projects.
I added inserts to every letter and stamped them in Teal and Twirling Tutu ink colors from Simon. I not only used solid shapes to add color, but also vertical and horizontal stripe shapes.
I really love how modern and versatile this stamp set is and I think it’s going to be one of my favorite alpha sets. I am looking forward to stamping just the solid shapes on their own to create unique background pattern.
I added several stamped leaves onto each of my panels using Spring Rain and Teal ink colors from Simon Says Stamp and Freehand Florals images.
To create flowers I had to do some die cutting first. I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting and embossing machine and die cut flower shapes out of white cardstock. Lately I prefer to do die cutting first and stamping later, but with this stamp set, with the Freehand Florals, you actually need to cut a shape out first to be able to align images as intended (that is if you plan to cut your image out, if you do not plan to cut it out – you simply stamp the image as usual). For my stamping I used Twirling Tutu, Hollyhock and Hot Lips.
As I finished stamping my flowers I decided I needed to add some additional images onto my background to make the floral arrangement a bit fuller. I stamped another element using Hollyhock and Hot Lips and after I finished foam mounting my flowers, I also stamped a few smaller leaves.
I foam mounted every panel onto an A2 top folding white card base and added Nuvo Crystal drops onto each. I went with different colors to make each card slightly different. I used Strawberry Coulis, Morning Dew and White.
One last thing I did – I added natural twine and tied it into a bow under the sentiments.
Have fun stamping!
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