Hello friends, this is Yana and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! This time I’m making Summer cards! I’m mixing some old and new products from Simon for this card.
I started working on my project by stamping palm tree images from the Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. This is an older set from 2 or maybe even 3 years ago, but it’s one of my all time favorites! I particularly love the palm trees in this set and I’ve used them many times over the years for my cards, and funny enough I’ve mostly used them for summer cards (see one of the cards on my blog HERE). So even though it is a Christmas set it is a fantastic one for Summer!
I used Intense Black ink, my mini MISTI and Neenah 80lb cardstock for stamping. To color palm trees I used handful of Copic markers and did simple coloring. I used: YG06, YG25, YG17 and YG67 as well as E37 and E79. These palm trees are wrapped in Christmas lights – I colored over them as I knew I’d be using my Nuvo Drops later to bring lights back to life.
I used coordinating dies and cut those out in my Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting & Embossing machine. To create a background for my card I used Clouds For Days stencil from Simon – I love how versatile it is and also how easy it is to create a backgrounds with its help.
If you caught my Instagram Story Takeover for Simon yesterday you might have seen a card where I used this stencil along with the leafy frame stencil and layered them together to make a background. You can also see it on this post on my Instagram account.
I wanted to create a faint sky background for my card and I used Maliblue ink and a mini round ink blending tool. To get a different cloud line every time I rotated my stencil 90 degrees and this way I ended up having a completely different cloud look each time. Once I’ve rotated it 4 times I flipped it and continued to rotate – so technically you can get 8 different cloud lines from just one stencil and you also have 3 other clouds cut out in the center of the stencil so you can also use those. It’s a fabulous stencil for Summer and for cards with scenes – I know I will be using this one a lot. Especially with those palm trees!
I foam mounted palm trees onto my background and the way I positioned them is as if the person that is looking at this card is looking up into the sky. Technically I don’t have my clouds stenciled absolutely correctly, but it’s just card, it doesn’t have to be 100% accurate.
To create a sentiment I die-cut a circle out of Hero Arts vellum, heat embossed Summer in white embossing powder and also heat embossed “Sending” and “Your Way” in white detail embossing powder from Hero Arts onto black cardstock.
The reason I heat embossed “Sending” and “Your Way” on cardstock and not on vellum is because I needed something to hide adhesive under to be able to adhere the vellum circle onto my card. I love to use vellum, but it’s tricky to stick it in place without the adhesive being visible, so I always try to find something that I can put on top of velum that would hide that adhesive.
Have fun stamping!
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