Yippee for Yana: Rad Grad
Hi friends!! Happy Monday! Please welcome back the always creative and fun Yana Smakula to our blog with her latest edition in the Yippee for Yana series! In this inspiration, Yana makes a super playful gender neutral graduation card! Don’t forget to watch the video, and enjoy!
Hello friends, this is Yana and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today I have a graduation card to share using some new goodies from Simon Says Stamp!
I started to work on my card by stamping “You’re Seriously One Rad Grad” sentiment from the Rad Grad stamp set by Cathy Zielske onto Neenah 80 LB Solar White white cardstock using my mini MISTI in a few colors of ink to create a multi-color sentiment. To allow myself to do the multi-color stamping I used masking technique and masked parts of the message to reveal one line of text at a time to ink it up and stamp in just one color of ink.
I used Simon’s Dye inks today and the colors are Smoke, Green Apple, Sunshine, and Evergreen. I feel this is a wonderful gender-neutral color combination. I like to make funny cards, so to add a touch of humor to this card I stamped Octopus from the Under The Sea Animals stamp set. I used Intense Black ink for stamping and colored this image using several Copic markers – YG93, YG95, and YG99. I also added white pen detail once my Copic coloring was completely dry. I stamped a graduation cap using same yellow ink color as before for my octopus to wear and cut all of these images out with the help of coordinating dies.
I love that there are dies for the sentiments in the Rad Grad stamp set. I don’t have a lot of sentiment sets where I have a coordinating die to cut my stamped message out so I am very excited about these new sets from Cathy.
To create a background panel for my card I dry embossed a 4 x 5 ¼” panel of Fog cardstock with the help of Abstract Triangle stencil in my Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine. I adhered my panel onto an A2 side folding Smoke card base, foam mounted die cut elements on top and embellished this card using several Rainbow Confetti pieces from Simon.
Have fun stamping!
WATCH THE VIDEO:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!
Such a fun card for a grad. tfs
Such an adorable card! I love the dimension on the background with the dry embossing.
I love your choice of colors, as you said, gender neutral! Such a fun card! TFS
This is RAD!!
LOVE this fun graduation card and the colors too!
This is such fun!
Very cute card for Graduation !!
Adorable! I love that it is simple yet has so many details. TFS
That is such a fun card – love the octopus!!!
I wish I had a grad to make this for. It is adorable. No one expects an octopus on their graduation card!! It is so cute and I love the colors!! It would be cool to match it to the school’s colors.
This is adorable! :) <3
LOVE this card! So fun! I also liked the dry embossing with the stencil! Beautiful!
Such a fun card! Love the sentiment.
Very cute! Love the dry embossed background!
Neat card for a new grad.
Such a fun graduation card! I always enjoy Yana’s cards and videos!
Cute graduation card. I like the background.
What a fun Grad card! I love the octopus… And I love how Yana added texture to the background by dry embossing.
A word-joke we don’t have here, but a fun card!
The card is adorable!!
Love the light-hearted feel of the card and the color combo is a great inspiration!
I love the card!! I try to come up with humorous cards as well, sometimes it tough. My boys are grown and out of the house, ages 25 and 27 so I try to send them cards for the different holidays throughout the years and keep them funny or masculine or anything that they won’t roll their eyes at, LOL!! Since they both so far away from us, it’s my way of saying hello :) . Thanks for sharing!
Fun card for a great occasion.
Such a cool card!
Cool grad card!
Such a cute octopus!
This is such a super fun card design !!
This is a very cute and rad card for a graduate.
Awesome grad card – love the cute octopus!
This is such a cute card – it’s fun and heartfelt!
Love this card! Beautiful project!
Such a rad card :D
Seriously cute, lol!
I love the subtle texture the dry-embossed stencil creates!
Graduate octopus!! So cool. Hugz
Super cute card. Love that Graduate Octopus.
So cute! I love the octopus.
So very cute and adorable graduation card.
great card! perfect time for a grad card!