Yippee for Yana: Stamped Floral Pattern Cards
Happy Sunday, friends! Welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana with the always amazing Yana Smakula. Read on and don’t miss the video for details on this floral trio! Enjoy!
Hello friends, this is Yana and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In today’s episode I decided to go back to basics and what that means for me – is creating stamped patterns using individual stamps. I used to stamp all sorts of patterns using my clear stamps in the past and while I still do that from time to time I kind of miss doing it more.
Today I’m sharing my favorite way to stamp a floral pattern to create several cards. My trick is very simple, instead of stamping a background onto an A2 size card front I stamp it onto a larger sheet. In this case, I took a letter sheet of Neenah cardstock and I cut it in half to 5 1/2 x 8 ½” and stamped my floral pattern onto this entire half sheet instead of stamping it onto a card front.
You can also stamp a pattern onto a full letter sheet if you want or even onto a larger paper size if you have larger paper size and than trim it down to A2 card fronts or use that large paper to wrap a gift for example.
You can use a multitude of images and stamp sets to create patterns such as this one. I decided to use the new Bold Flowers stamp set. I would suggest using solid images for your stamping unless you want to do a lot of coloring.
It’s been a long time since I’ve used pigment inks for my stamping so I reached out for the Avery Elle pigment inks for this tutorial. I love to use pigment inks, they are fantastic for ink blending, for letterpress techniques and they are great for stamping, the only downside to these inks is that they take a bit longer to dry, but that is nothing that can’t be fixed with the help of a heat tool.
The colors of inks I picked to stamp today are Mimosa, Orchid, Raspberry, Jungle, Lemongrass, and Bamboo. The way I created this pattern is by stamping clusters of images. Each cluster consists of 3 flowers and several leaves.
Once my stamping was done I cut my panel into 2 pieces to create 4 1/4 x 5 ½” card fronts. I also cut one of those on a diagonal to make 2 partial patterns. I also stamped additional flowers and leaves using same colors as before and cut them out using coordinating dies.
I decided I needed to add a skinny strip to my diagonal cut cards to help separate the stamped pattern from the background. I made it by using my pink ink pad and white paper. I used tape to adhere the stamped patterns onto A2 white side folding card bases, I also used tape to adhere the skinny pink strips. To add a bit of dimension to my cards I used foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives to foam mount the die cut flowers and have them go outside the stamped patterns.
I stamped sentiments in black ink – I used Versafine Onyx Black and messages from the Emphatic stamp set. I stamped them either directly onto the patterns or onto the white card base. I used glue to adhere the leaves and I made sure to shape each leaf with my fingers before adhering it down. Lastly, I used Nuvo Drops in clean and added a bunch of clear drops onto the cards as one finishing touch.
Have fun stamping!
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Gorgeous bright cards.
Such a great idea. Lovely cards indeed.
Great color combos!
The pink with the yellow looks so vibrant and cheery!
Gorgeous floral patterns!!