Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard

Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops – Miss You Card

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 a Miss You card incorporating watercolor and Copic coloring!

Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard

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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 started to work on my card by stamping cityscape image from Simon’s From The Rooftops stamp set in black ink onto white cardstock. I stamped this image several times as I wanted to build depth and dimension on my card and I needed more than just one row of skyscrapers for this.

I used Simon’s Intense Black ink for my stamping as I planned to color images using Copic markers; this ink is alcohol friendly and will not bleed when it comes in contact with alcohol. It’s also waterproof so it can be used for all things watercolor.

Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard

After stamping I cut my image out using a coordinating die and started coloring. I wanted to have my houses on a dark sky background, a galaxy background. I had a galaxy background ready, I painted it some time ago when I was working on another project.

I have shared how to paint a galaxy several times already so I’m not going to focus on that today. Check these videos on my channel to learn how you can create a galaxy background.

Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard

If you don’t like watercolor or you don’t feel comfortable enough watercoloring a galaxy background for your card you can create a simple ink blended background using Distress Inks or Distress Oxides. If you want – you can do a watercolor ombre background with the top portion of the panel being the darkest, almost black and the bottom portion lightest, a very light blue.

The colors of my galaxy background dictated the colors of markers I used to color my skyscrapers. I didn’t want to use something that would look odd so I made sure to pick the colors that went well with the background.

Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard

I used several color combos and I didn’t color every house in a different color, instead I had 2-3 houses painted using same colors. I used C9, C7 and C5 – that ended up looking almost black and I love it, it really popped up against that night sky. I also colored several houses dark blue using B39, B99 and B45. I also used warm gray colors for some of the skyscrapers – W5, W3 and W1. I didn’t use any purples for my background, but I felt like I could bring a bit of dark purple to my coloring, so I used BV08 and BV04 to color some of the buildings. I also kept some of the building almost white and only added shading using a C5, C3 and C1.

Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard

To add a bit of bling and shine I used Aqua Shimmer Pen from Tonic Studios and coated my black houses with the shimmer. I also stamped a speech bubble with the echoing “Miss You” and white heat embossed “Shouting from the rooftops” on black paper.

I foam mounted my images onto the galaxy background, foam mounted the background onto an A2 card base and that finished my card!

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 Clear Stamps From the Rooftops
Simon Says Clear Stamps From the Rooftops
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Simon Says From the Rooftops Wafer Dies
Simon Says From the Rooftops Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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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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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
Daniel Smith Indigo 5ml
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Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
Daniel Smith Lunar Blue
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Scrapbook Adhesives Thin White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin White Foam Squares
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
Jack Richeson 9 X 12 Inch Hardboard Panel
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Copic Sketch Marker BV08 Blue Violet
Copic Sketch Marker BV08 Blue Violet
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Copic Sketch Marker BV04 Blueberry
Copic Sketch Marker BV04 Blueberry
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Copic Sketch Marker B45 Smoky Blue Smokey
Copic Sketch Marker B45 Smoky Blue Smokey
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Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker B39 Prussian Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B39 Prussian Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
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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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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
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Arches Watercolor Pad Rough 9x12 Inches
Arches Watercolor Pad Rough 9×12 Inches
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Simon Says Stamp | Shouting From The Rooftops - Miss You Card by Yana Smakula. Galaxy Background + Copic Colored Skyscrapers #simonsaysstamp #sssfriends #watercolorsky #nightskywatercolor #cardmaking #handmadecard

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5 Comments

    1. Yana, another fabulous card design with great tips about colouring too.  Thank you for all your time and effort in putting together these video tutorials for us crafters.  :O)

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