Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

Yippee for Yana

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Be sure to not miss the latest super fun and Summery Birthday card edition of Yippee For Yana with the fantastic Yana Smakula! Be sure to watch the video for more information, and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

Hello friends, this is Yana and welcome back to another Yippee For Yana video! I love the Beachy Waves background stamp from Simon’s Recent release and I’ve been wanting to use it for some cards. I’m going to show you how you can use just a portion of the background and extend it cover the front of an A2 or even bigger card.

I’m using Simon’s Dye inks in delicious Summer colors – High Dive, Audrey Blue and Maliblue colors; these are just the most perfect shades of blue and are oh so so awesome for Summer stamping or ink blending. I have a serious crush on the Maliblue color – I’ve been using it a ton this Summer.

The trick here is to stamp the portion of the Beach Waves background (the waves portion) onto separate pieces of paper multiple times and piece each portion together with the others to create a continuous background for a card.

I want my background to have a gradient to it, the bottom portion of my waves is going to be darkest, and the top – lightest so I’m using multiple shades of blue when inking the stamp for each portion. Starting with High Dive and Audrey Blue for the bottom, Audrey Blue and Maliblue for the middle and Maliblue for the top.

Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

To simplify this you can totally ink up one section with High Dive, one using Audrey Blue and one using Maliblue.

To help me piece these layers together I used scissors and cut along the wave lines. At first, I wanted to make an A2 card, but later seeing how I had a ton of background space I decide to make a taller card. I am always inspired by Kristina Werner and how she makes these super fun tall cards and I decided to give one a try. My card ended up being 4 1/4 wide by 7 3/4” tall.

Next, I stamped critters from Under The Sea Animals stamp set. I used Simon’s Intense Black ink and stamped 2 of each – crab, fish, and starfish. I used Copic markers in R39, R24, R22, Y35, Y15, and Y11 to do the simple coloring. Later, I added white pen details to crab and starfish.

Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

I also need a sentiment and for this, I white heat embossed “Party” from Cathy’s Birthday Palooza stamp set. I used Sunshine and Hollyhock inks from Simon for some emboss resist ink bleeding. Using coordinating dies I cut these out and arranged on my card with the help of foam adhesive. I also stamped “It’s Your Birthday” and foam mounted it under the “Party”. Lastly, I used my Tonic Studio shimmer pen and coated my entire background with this shimmer.

Have fun stamping!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Yippee for Yana: Sea Party Birthday

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp BEACHY…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps UNDER THE SEA…
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Simon Says Stamp UNDER THE SEA…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies BIRTHDAY PALOOZA…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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MISTI MEMORY MISTI PRECISION STAMPER…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Hero Arts WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 GARNET Dark Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 PRAWN Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 LIGHT PRAWN…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y35 MAIZE Bright…
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y15 CADMIUM YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y11 PALE YELLOW
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. This is a really sweet card and a great set. The size is awesome, I love any cards made in a larger format.

  2. Ooo, I love the fussy cut of a background stamp. That’s so fun, and yet I haven’t thought of doing that. Why? Who knows. So thanks for this idea, and now I’m going to have to see what other backgrounds and stencils I can try this with.

  3. I do occasionally make a shaped card, or an odd-sized card, both of which are made easier with the envelope maker. Still, my go-to is the standard A2. I think I to venture out of this rut more. Look what you did! And it’s fantastic!

  4. The size of my card is dictated more by what I’m making, so if the card has to be bigger than I will make it bigger, but my norm is A2 size which I’m sure most will say. I’ve never tried to piece together a background piece like your’s before, but let me tell you, I absolutely LOVE the card and that background is awesome!!! And something I’m going to try in the future! Thanks so much for sharing!! I’m a big fan and I’m a subscriber to your blog, YouTube and IG for a longtime now! I get so much inspiration, so thank you!!

  5. Fabulous card! I really like the way you did the graduated waves for the background, and the sea creatures are so cute!

  6. Love anything that will make it easier for
    me to make fun backgrounds. The waves
    are great and the little sea creatures
    are darling. Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing
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  7. Cute card! I love how you tucked the sea critters behind the waves. I usually make the standard A2 sized card, but maybe I’ll get adventurous and try a tall card. Yours look fantastic!

  8. Good post. I find out something new and challenging on articles I stumbleupon day-to-day. It will always be exciting to study content material from all other editors and practice a little something from other online websites.

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