Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

Yippee for Yana Cardmaking Feature

Hi friends! Happy Friday!! Welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana with Yana Smakula! I love the brightly colored watercolor card design she came up with! Please be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s video I’m combing fruits and flowers to create a stamped and watercolor pattern for a card. For my watercoloring I am going to use new-to-me product – Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. I have found these to be fun and convenient for some quick coloring.

Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

I started working on my card by creating masks for the 4 main images I planned to group into a cluster. I stamped images onto post it notes and cut out with the help of scissors. Next, I started working on my pattern. Because I knew I’d be doing lots of watercoloring I used Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper for my stamping. I love to use paper from Arches and whenever I plan to do a lot of stamping (and later watercoloring) as Hot Pressed paper performs best; it is nice and smooth and allows for crisp stamped impressions even without the use of a stamping tool like MISTI or similar.

Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

I used images from Dancing Fruits (Lemon), Sketch Ranunculus (2 ranunculus flowers and filler images) and Handwritten Floral Greetings (Large Leaf) sets. If you don’t have these exact stamp sets look for similar images. You’ll need a fruit, two large flowers, a leaf cluster, and some additional floral branches.

Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

I stamped 3 nearly identical clusters onto my panel and added some filler images coming in from the sides to create the illusion of a continuous pattern. Next, I watercolored my pattern with the help of Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens and Black Velvet Silver Brushes #2, #4 and #6. Watch my video tutorial for details.

Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

After my coloring was done I used Simon’s Believe in the Season stamp set; stamped and die-cut the word “Believe” and also heat embossed a sub sentiments that reads “You Can and You Are Halfway There”.

Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

Lastly, I coated several of the watercolor images with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for a pop of shine and dimension.

I hope you’ll give this a try. Have fun stamping!

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Yippee for Yana: Stamped & Watercolor Pattern with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens

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  1. Love this very cool card Yana, just gorgeous, perfect for this yucky humid PHX monsoon weather. Are you enjoying monsoon season?

  2. YIPPEE for YANA is right! I so enjoy these videos. Yana your card is beautiful and your water colouring tutorials are very helpful.

  3. I think I am in love with some new markers. Today’s card is just stunning and the coloring technique is awesome.

  4. Love the masking and the way you do the grouping. I would love to try the hot press watercolor paper.

  5. I love how effortlessly you made the watercoloring look. I bought some of the watercolor brush markers (another brand) and have used them only once. Will get them out and try them more often. Liked your tip on mixing the colors to attain what you are looking for for a shade. Thank you.

  6. I love the look of this technique and ordered the auqa flow pens! Yana, thanks for your inspiration!!! LOVE this card!

  7. I really like the way you used “believe” slightly off the card….so attractive with all the alive, colorful possibilities!

  8. Your card is beautiful and I really enjoyed seeing how you created your own color by mixing the two you already had. I like those aqua flow pens and seeing how they work.

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