Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine’s Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video + SALE!

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another episode from my by-monthly Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog! In today’s episode I’m sharing masculine Valentine’s Day card idea featuring several Spellbinders dies + easy watercolor galaxy.

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I wanted to incorporate a galaxy background into my card as I feel like galaxy prints aren’t going away anytime soon and they are still hugely popular. I started working on my project by creating a watercolor galaxy background using my Daniel Smith paints, I made sure to paint a background large enough to accommodate all of my die cutting needs.

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

Once my background piece was done I added a generous amount of shimmer using Distress Mica Spray in Brushed Pewter and started die-cutting the elements out using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting & Embossing Machine.

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

I used several dies from Spellbinders to do my die cutting. I cut a US map out of galaxy background using a map die from the Near Or Far Stamp and Die set (there are sentiment stamps that go together with this map, but I just used the map on it’s own, the sentiment for today’s card came from another stamp set).

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

I love that this map has 2 pieces to it – there’s an actual map and a mat layer to it. I cut the mat layer out of Simon’s Black Glitter paper (I love this glitter paper – it cuts like butter!). I also die-cut a love letter out of galaxy paper and an envelope out of Tonic’s Burnished Rose metallic paper, these dies came from the Love Letter die set from Spellbinders.

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

The love letter die cut adds beautiful debossing to the paper making it look like an actual letter with some illegible writing. To emphasise the writing I later used a black pen and just outlined the debossed areas in black. The envelope die is also a unique one as it is designed to look as if it is an assembled envelope – there’s a slit where you can insert your letter. Yet, no assembly is needed for this die, just cut it out and use as it.

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

I used Wood Grain White cardstock from Hero Arts for the background panel for my card. I adhered my glitter map and foam mounted the galaxy map layer onto it. I also foam mounted the envelope with the letter, added tiny die-cut hearts (these came from the Near or Far stamp & die set) and added two simple white heat embossed sentiments that read “Be Mine” and “Please Deliver By Feb 14th”.

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

Be sure to watch my video until the very end to see a way you can step this card design up and add a secret compartment for a hidden message!

Yippee For Yana | Masculine Valentine's Day Card with Galaxy Watercolor. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #galaxywatercolor #cardmaking #spellbinders #valentinesdaycard #guycard

I hope you’ll give this idea a try. If you do, please tag Simon Says Stamp and me on social media – we’d love to see what you make! Have fun stamping!

SPELLBINDERS SALE

Simon Says Stamp is having a special Spellbinders sale today! Don’t miss it!

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!

Spellbinders Near or Far Cling Stamp and Die Set
Spellbinders Near or Far Cling Stamp and Die Set
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Spellbinders Love Letter Etched Dies
Spellbinders Love Letter Etched Dies
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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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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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
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Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tonic Burnished Rose Mirror Card Satin Effect Cardstock
Tonic Burnished Rose Mirror Card Satin Effect Cardstock
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Black Glitter 6x6
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Black Glitter 6×6
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Hero Arts Love Notes Stamps
Hero Arts Love Notes Stamps
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps Cherubs
Hero Arts Clear Stamps Cherubs
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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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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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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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana
Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Yana’s Set Watercolor Palette
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Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
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Daniel Smith Ultramarine Turquoise
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Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 4 Round 300541
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
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Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
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Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
Tim Holtz Distress Designer Mica Sprays
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam 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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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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5 Comments

    1. Yana this a big WoW card, I love everything about it, the map came out amazing and I love how you put that little envelope on it. Just stunning.

    1. These cards are awesome Yana and your video was very inspiring. Lots of helpful tips. TFS!

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