Simon Says Stamp | Fa La La - Making Spirits Bright Carolers Card

Simon Says Stamp | Fa La La – Making Spirits Bright Carolers Card. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends and thank you so much for stopping by to help celebrate the launch of new Holiday 2017 goodies from Simon Says Stamp! It you haven’t yet started working on your Christmas cards we are hoping that today’s hop will be sure to spark up your inspiration!

I mixed a STAMPtember stamp set along with a few new products to create the card I am sharing today.

Simon Says Stamp | Fa La La - Making Spirits Bright Carolers Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my project by heat embossing Carolers from Simon’s Carol Singers stamp set in Clear embossing powder over Versafine Black stamped outline onto Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper. I used my favorite watercolor colors and quickly colors them (I used: Pyrrol Red, Olive Green, Sodalite Genuine, Transparent Brown). Once my coloring was dry I cut images out using coordinating dies.

Simon Says Stamp | Fa La La - Making Spirits Bright Carolers Card by Yana Smakula

To create a background for my card I used stencils from the Frozen Fractals set and blended Tumbled Glass as well as a bit of Peacock Feathers Distress ink over them. I trimmed ink blended panel to 4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted onto the card. I also foam mounted my carol singers.

Simon Says Stamp | Fa La La - Making Spirits Bright Carolers Card by Yana Smakula

To create a sentiment I used a new Fa La La stamp set and coordinating die. I stamped Fa La La in Lipstick Red ink, cut out using coordinating die and foam mounted onto the card. I also heat embossed “Making Spirits Bright” in white embossing powder onto black cardstock. Lastly, I used confetti in red and gold from the Rainbow Confetti Mix to embellish this card.

Simon Says Stamp | Fa La La - Making Spirits Bright Carolers Card by Yana Smakula

EXCLUSIVE YANA SMAKULA DANIEL SMITH WATERCOLOR PALETTE

I’m very excited to introduce a special Daniel Smith Palette that includes 18 of my most favorite colors to paint with. This palette is available exclusively at Simon Says Stamp.com. Learn about this palette here or on Youtube:

MORE INSPIRATION

Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out the card and video tutorial I shared yesterday – I painted a non traditional indigo blue Christmas background.

Simon Says Stamp | Watercolor Center Cut Kaleidoscope Background Card by Yana Smakula

HOP ALONG WITH US!

Simon’s hops are always filled with loads of creative inspiration! And this hop is no different! Hop below and get inspired!

The next stop on this hop is Nina-Marie Trapani. You can also start over at Simon Says Stamp blog.

GIVEAWAY!

Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Leave a comment below for your chance to win!

Winners will be posted on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Tuesday.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stencils Frozen Fractals Stencil
Simon Says Stencils Frozen Fractals Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Fa La La Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Fa La La Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Fa La La Dies
Simon Says Stamp Fa La La Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Fa La La
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Fa La La
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana
Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana’s Set Watercolor Palette
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Simon Says Stamp Carol Singers Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Carol Singers Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Carol Singers
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Carol Singers
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Simon Says Stamp Carol Singers Dies
Simon Says Stamp Carol Singers Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Confetti Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Daniel Smith Transparent Brown Oxide 15ml
Daniel Smith Transparent Brown Oxide 15ml
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Daniel Smith Pyrrol Red
Daniel Smith Pyrrol Red
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Daniel Smith Olive Green
Daniel Smith Olive Green
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Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
Daniel Smith Sodalite Genuine
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Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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241 Comments

    1. You are sooo talented! I’m always inspired by your creations! Great job!

    1. Congratulations on creating your own watercolor pallet, the colors are beautiful! I love both cards, my favorite is the LOVE card! The colors and technique you used are beautiful:)

    1. Cute caroling friends love the use of the stencil in the background.

    1. What an adorable and fun scene on your card and your coloring is gorgeous!

    1. Such a cute card. You’ve given me inspiration to try out my Daniel Smith 238 dot chart.

    1. Everything you made was beautiful, but I cannot get enough of the “non-traditional” card. It looks like you’re looking out a frosted window into a snow storm, or even through a snowflake into more snow. So fantastic. That is definitely a card I will be CASE-ing!

    1. Your cards are always beautiful! The colouring on the animals is just lovely!

    1. Love, love the carol singers and the fa la la….beautiful card as always!!

    1. Beautiful watercoloring, Yana! The addition of the stencil for the background is just lovely!

    1. Fantastic card.
      Love the subtle stamping in the background.
      Great coloring on the animals. So cute
      to see them playing together.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. What a wonderful card with those cute carolers and the beautiful background! Never would have thought to combine those 2 but I love it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    1. Love the inspiration ! Yes,, My spirits are bright; the carolers were delightful and love the use of the confetti ( I’ve not been big on confetti but I LOVE this). May have to put rainbow confetti on my list 🙂 Those paint palettes are a wonderful idea … just got my first set can’t wait to try after watching your video Thanksd for the info.

    1. Wouldn’t you like to receive this card in the mail? Fabulous with the cute little caroling critters. I love the watercoloring on the animals. Thank you, Yana!

    1. Such a cute card! I hope I can learn to use my markers that well someday!

    1. Ahhh, way to go! You’ve got your very own palette! Love the soft watercoloring on these critters!

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