Simon Says Stamp | Mother's Day Card. Creative cardmaking process by Yana Smakula #mothersdaycard #cardmaking #stamping #lovetomakecards #videotutorial

Simon Says Stamp | Mother’s Day Card. Creative cardmaking process. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a bit about my creative cardmaking process from coming up with an idea, picking out products, deciding on a color scheme and actually creating my card. I hope you’ll find this useful!

I am making a card for an upcoming Mother’s Day for my Mom using several products from the Fluttering By release by Simon Says stamp.

Simon Says Stamp | Mother's Day Card. Creative cardmaking process by Yana Smakula #mothersdaycard #cardmaking #stamping #lovetomakecards #videotutorial

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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 working on this card by stamping a colorful background using a stripe image from the Make Your Mark stamp set in Duckling, Green Apple and Hollyhock inks from Simon.

Simon Says Stamp | Mother's Day Card. Creative cardmaking process by Yana Smakula #mothersdaycard #cardmaking #stamping #lovetomakecards #videotutorial

Next, I die-cut the word Mom out of white cardstock and I used my mini MISTI tool to stamp the corresponding image. I used pigment inks from Avery Elle for a soft ombre look and I went with Pixie and Raspberry colors.

Simon Says Stamp | Mother's Day Card. Creative cardmaking process by Yana Smakula #mothersdaycard #cardmaking #stamping #lovetomakecards #videotutorial

I needed to stamp flowers so I used my Simon’s Intense Black ink and my mini MISTI again and I stamped 4 flowers from the Mom Flowers stamp set. I went with Copic markers and I picked my usual go to color combo for pinks – RV14, RV13 and RV11. I cut these out with the help of coordinating dies.

Simon Says Stamp | Mother's Day Card. Creative cardmaking process by Yana Smakula #mothersdaycard #cardmaking #stamping #lovetomakecards #videotutorial

I arranged everything on my background and stamped additional sentiments “Happy Mother’s Day” and “All that I am is because of you” in black ink. Next, I used the stencil and added dry embossed detail using my die cutting machine. I foam mounted the large Mom die cut as well as the flowers and embellished this card using several Butterfly Kisses sequins.

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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

Simon Says Stencils Tap Dance
Simon Says Stencils Tap Dance
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Make Your Mark
Simon Says Clear Stamps Make Your Mark
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Mom Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Mom Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Bold Mom Dies
Simon Says Stamp Bold Mom Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Mom Flowers Dies
Simon Says Stamp Mom Flowers Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Duckling Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Duckling Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Spellbinders - Platinum Magnetic Platform
Spellbinders – Platinum Magnetic Platform
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Avery Elle Raspberry Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Raspberry Pigment Ink Pad
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Avery Elle Pixie Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Pixie Pigment Ink Pad
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234 Comments

    1. This is such a beautiful card! I love the colours of the stripes and all the lovely layers over them!

      1. If a were a Mom I would treasure this card! Oh wait…I am a Mom…hint hint. I love the way the layers of color and design just draws you in to this card. I am not very good in stamp coloring but this one makes me want to try again. And I love having the step by step instructions. Thanks for sharing a piece of us with us.

    1. More of your great cards. Missed you during your move. Glad you’re back.

    1. Loved seeing the process from beginning to end, rather than just the execution of the idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Wow! Stunning card! Your colouring technique is fantastic!!!

    1. Yana, what a bright and cheerful card! Your Mom will love the creative detail. Blessings on your move.

    1. It was really interesting to see your process of deciding colours – that’s what I struggle with too. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us.

    1. Beautiful card! Where did you get your color card things, I could really see me making good use of them. Thanks for Sharing.

    1. Such a pretty yet easy card! You’re one of my new favorite crafters!

    1. Yana, Really enjoyed seeing the process of your card in the making. The splashes of paint color in the background add so much to the overall look of the design.

    1. I love the color palette you used, Yana, as well as the wonderful new SSS release items. The floral stamp and the bold MOM die look fantastic in your design!

    1. Wonderful card, Yana, I thoroughly enjoyed watching (and listening to) your video also. Great colours and layout! And I must say – I love your idea of keeping the colour combos handy – I also struggle with colour combinations very often, and this is truly such a simple and easy way of getting inspiration! I’ll need to try it myself.

    1. Beautiful card!! Love all the many design elements you included… the embossed background, dimensional layering, background stripes (lovely colors)…. can’t wait to watch the video and see the creation unfold. TFS!!

    1. you have a new follower – love your style! Thanks for all the tips!

    1. Beautiful card and great video. Thanks for sharing.

      Linda D.

    1. I love the subtle dry embossed dots in the background, it adds the perfect amount of dimension!

    1. Great layering on the card.
      The stripes are a great touch.
      thanks for sharing
      txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. I love this card. the color combination is one of my favorites. You mom is a lucky lady and must be so special. 🙂

    1. Very pretty card for Mother’s Day. Love the colors of the flowers.

    1. Gorgeous card! Love the embossed background and the vertical stripes. They work beautifully with the pink flowers.

    1. Thanks for the wonderful video! I think you card is very lovely!

    1. This is such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques.

    1. Another beautiful card, Yana. Thanks so much for the tip about using low-tack tape to keep the flowers and “mom” together while you complete the rest of the card. I struggle with arranging, and very often when I find the “perfect” arrangement, I can never recreate it. This might be my favorite hint ever.

    1. Thanks for your video and lovely card! It is always fun to learn about the way you approach your ideas.

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