Yippee for Yana: Soak Up Some Summer

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Please join me in a warm welcome back to special guest Yana Smakula in her bi-monthly Yippee for Yana series! Let’s dive in!

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Hello friends, this is Yana and welcome back to another Yippee For Yana video! Today I’m using some new and old supplies to create colorful summer vacation cards!

Yippee for Yana: Soak Up Some Summer

I had this idea to stamp the word “pool” and arrange little summer items around it to create a mini scene for my card. I didn’t have the stamps that would best work as summer/vacation items so I kept putting this idea off and off until I came across Simon’s new Surf’s Up stamp set. The size of a palm tree, umbrella, beach towel and other items in this set was simply perfect for the idea I had in mind.

Yippee for Yana: Soak Up Some Summer

I started to work on my card by stamping the word “Pool” using letters from the Stitched Alphabet stamp set, it’s one of my favorite alphabet sets. The letters here are open here and therefore can be colored and made into any color you need. I used Simon’s Intense Black ink for my stamping as this ink is perfect to work with Alcohol markers and I colored everything with Copics. I overlapped my letters to form a word “Pool” and I also stamped one more word “Summer”, I used it to make another card.

Yippee for Yana: Soak Up Some Summer

I admit these words will are mostly secondary on my projects, they are covered, for the most part, especially the word “Pool”, so the recipient won’t be able to read it much, but I still wanted to have those words on my cards as a little backdrop.

Yippee for Yana: Soak Up Some Summer

Next, I stamped several palm trees, beach umbrellas, beach towels, surfboards, a seagull and little kids sand bucket, I colored them and cut out with the help of coordinating dies in my Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine.

I used the following Copic markers for my coloring:
● B02, B00 and B000 to color “Pool” and “Summer”
● YG67, YG17, and YG25
● C3 and C1
● E79, E37, and E33
● RV14, RV13, and RV11

I cut the words “Pool” and “Summer” using my Tonic Scissors. Next, I ink blended backgrounds for my cards. I used Maliblue, Duckling, and Sunshine for the Pool card and Deep Sea, Malibue and Duckling for the “Summer” card.

Yippee for Yana: Soak Up Some Summer

I foam mounted “Pool” and “Summer‘ in place and next filled in and set the scene using little colored and die cut pieces. I stamped “Enjoy Your Summer” and “Enjoy Your Vacation” sentiments added a few Butterfly Kisses sequins and that finished my cards!

Have fun stamping!

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SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Stamps And Dies SURF’S UP…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SURF’S UP…
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Simon Says Stamp SURF’S UP Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps STITCHED…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp BUTTERFLY KISSES…
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN’S EGG BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 FROST BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 PALE…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 MOSS Dark Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 GRASS GREEN…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG25 CELADON…
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker E79 CASHEW Dark…
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
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Copic Sketch MARKER E33 SAND Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 BEGONIA PINK…
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 TENDER PINK
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Copic Sketch MARKER RV11 PINK
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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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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS IBT40972
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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3M MICROPORE PAPER TAPE White 1 inch…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. I love how you used those alpha stamps; not all alpha stamps can overlap so nicely, so there’s double the value in this set! And, of course, that’s only 1/4 of the story of this card. Thanks for showing us so many ideas and techniques.

  2. These cards look so colorful and bright. I love the coloring. I really like this stamp sets and dies, they look so versatile. Great job!!

  3. I love the card and since we’ve had rain off and on for the past 6 weeks, our summer hasn’t really hit yet which I think is a good thing and your card makes me feel like I’ve been transported to a tropical island :) I haven’t gotten on the ink blending bandwagon yet either so dan’t feel bad, but I have reason, it’s really difficult for me to do ink blending since I have Fibromyalgia and I don’t have the strength in my arms to do it. I will say that Distress Oxides have really helped make it easier, but your backgrounds are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing . I love watching your videos!

  4. Oh my gosh, that is so cute and summery. I love how you bunched a lot of beach images together. NICE

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