Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please give a warm welcome back to the always super amazing Yana Smakula as a special guest in her second installment of Yippee for Yana for the month! Be sure to read on and watch the video for more information and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana

Hello friends, this is Yana and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! By now, I’m sure, you’ve all seen the most gorgeous stamp set, Beautiful Flowers, that was included in Simon’s June Card kit. I couldn’t resist this set and used it to create several perfectly flat one layer cards.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

One layer cards are not something that I do often because I always want to add something, but the floral image that I am using today is just so perfect, there really is no need to add anything else to it. I started to work on my card by stamping the floral cluster in Simon’s Intense Black ink onto white cardstock with the help of my Stamp Platform.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

I like the look of bright vibrant flowers on dark backgrounds and I often color with colored pencils on dark papers. I wanted to have this floral cluster on a dark background as well and decided to use Copic markers and color not only the floral cluster but also the background the create the illusion that these flowers sit on a dark background.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

I used B99 to color the background on my original card and I just love that deep blue. For my 2nd card, I wanted to change things up and I used a BG18 color. You can go with any color you like, maybe you’d like to have a deep green or brown background or even black – you can add it to your image with the help of a marker. You just need to make sure to follow the lines of the stamped images and stay outside the lines.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

If you look closely at the photos of my cards you’ll notice that my backgrounds aren’t evenly solid, the color isn’t even in all places. I didn’t spend a lot of time adding layer upon layer of the Copic coloring, so in some areas, my background color is darker and in some lighter. If you don’t like this look just make sure to go over your background a few times.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

You can also color just the background and keep your flowers white if you want. I think this is also a fabulous look. Once my background was completely colored in I started coloring the cluster. I am far from being a Copic marker expert, I like to color just for the fun of it. What’s awesome about this stamp set though is that all the work has been done for you. You have areas that indicate where the shading has to be, you have the open areas that indicate where your lightest colors need to go. So it’s quite simple actually.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

I used 3 colors to color leaves – YG03, YG17, and YG67. To color flowers, I went with yellows and pinks. I used Y15, Y17, and YR14 to color the yellow blooms and RV10, RV13 and RV17 for the pink flower.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

This entire coloring process – coloring the background and coloring of the floral cluster for me about 30 minutes. I think that’s awesome considering the end result. I can easily make a bunch of cards like this without having to spend too much time and effort. To add a sentiment on to my colored background I white heat embossed it slightly overlapping the florals. I did give my background a few minutes to dry, but this coloring does dry fairly quickly especially considering that I didn’t add too many layers of ink.

Yippee for Yana: One Layer Floral Copic Colored Cards

I stamped You Are Loved So Much, added white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. Next, I adhered my background on an A2 white side folding card base and my card was done!
Have fun stamping!




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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Copic Sketch Marker B99 AGATE Dark Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 GRASS GREEN…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 MOSS Dark Green
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Copic Sketch Marker Y17 GOLDEN YELLOW…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV10 PALE PINK…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 TENDER PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker RV17 DEEP MAGENTA
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T-004 Spellbinders Tool and…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. These are ALL absolutely STUNNING examples using this set Yana and your card you did with the Copics is nothing short of amazing. I am definitely going to try this and that stamp set is on my priority list for my next Simon order.

    Congratulations to Sharon, Amy and Gail and I am SO excited to be on that list along with them. Thank you SSS and I will email Reed now.

  2. I think these cards are the most beautiful cards I have seen so far in this blog. The dark background is gorgeous and makes the flowers pop. I have received my kit but have been busy. When things settle down, I look forward to see how many ways I can use this stamp. It is the prettiest flower stamp I have seen so far.

  3. What a FABULOUS card, Yana! Those colors are awesome. Super, great card! AWESOME!!! The dark blue one is my favorite.

  4. These are just gorgeous! A great idea for coloring the background with copics. Want to give this a try soon.

  5. Absolutely ❤️ the Copic colouring on this! I’m anxiously awaiting my kit right now… can’t wait to get my hands on that beautiful stamp set!

  6. Wow! Stunning flowers! Your colouring is amazing!!!
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  7. Wow! Stunning Cards and gorgeous colors! I really wish to have this fabulous stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Beautiful inking of
    the backgrounds and
    the lovely flowers
    on the cards.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards and your video. Watching it encouraged me to try this with my as yet unused alcohol markers! And the stamp set is now a must have on my wish list.

  10. Yana, your cards are BEAUTIFUL! This stamp is PERFECT & RIGHT UP my alley!!!(YES SSS, I would LOOOOVE MORE of these!) ;) I think with it showing just where to shade, it looks like a more realistic image, & I LOOOOVE THAT! You did a WONDERFUL JOB on coloring this image, Yana! I LOVE the variation in intensity of the color in the background too! WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  11. How lovely! I just purchased my first set of Copics and look forward to making a fun background inspired by this post! Thanks for sharing, and happy crafting! ~Amy

  12. The flowers really stand out against the intense blues of the backgrounds! Such beautiful cards!

  13. The flowers are beautiful.
    Love the dark blue background.
    Makes them pop even more.
    thanks for sharing

  14. Wow, these are very colorful. Amazing coloring skills. I wish I’ll just half talented as Yana is ….

  15. These are beautiful! I love this stamp. I really like the looks of the black ones. I’m going to have to try doing that. Your colored background look great. I really like that lighter one.

  16. Love the coloring. Your card looks more complex than just a one layer card usually does.

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