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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236 Comments

    1. Love this card, esp the Make Your Mark stripes and the embossed stencil. Just watched your craft room set up. Glad you’re settling in. I still can’t believe your packing video—so much to organize for a big move.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your process with us! I know I can sometimes get discouraged because ideas do not jump out of my head fully formed like Athena from Zeus, so it’s nice to be reminded that creating is always a process, even for the pros. And your card turned out lovely. How fun to have an extra something to give to your mom along with all the presents from the States. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    1. Fabulous cards! Love all the colors, textures and layers.

    1. Yeah so happy to be able to tell you that your cards are beautiful. I was unable to comment on the two previous Hops, Tracy Freeman and Lea Lawson, so I almost didn’t stop by so glad I did. I was amazed your coloring technique is fantastic. Moms card is so sweet. The streaks of color look like candles I think this would be a cute Birthday card also.

    1. Your card is tender and delightful <3
      I'm definitely in love with the flowers from this stamp set !!

    1. Beautiful card with such an easy technique,…thanks for sharing!!

    1. Such a beautiful card!I think the flowers are so beautiful! Wonderful job!

    1. I like how you select your colors. Your card design is amazing too. Yana, I really swoon over your cards.

    1. Love your card. I love your tip about the colour combos on Pinterest.

    1. Yana, you always make such amazing cards, and this one is no exception. Beautiful!

    1. Your card is gorgeous! I really enjoyed seeing your process this time, I struggle with color combinations too and loved seeing your color inspiration cards! Can you describe where you found these and how you printed them? I would love to do the same.

    1. I just loved the stamp sets you used, and the colors were so perfect!

    1. Yana, what a beautiful Mother’s Day card….love the colors and the dimension! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creativity with us!

    1. Wow !! This is such a gorgeous card !! The color combo is so sweet.
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    1. What a beautiful card for your mother! I enjoyed seeing your process – especially how you select colors. I struggled with that and your idea of keeping an array of combinations is a great one for me. Thanks!

    1. Amazing card Yana. I am always inspired by your creations. Thank you for sharing your process. That was so helpful.

    1. Such a beautiful card! Love the color combo you chose and the details you added, especially the paint stripes!

    1. What a gorgeous card. The subtle brush stripes on the embossed paper….great combo!

    1. I like the stripe and dots. They break up the usual flowery Mother’s day cards.

    1. Such a pretty card! Love how you used those brush strokes!

    1. Beautiful card! Love all the detailed layers and textures.

    1. What a pretty card…love the design with the background stripes.

    1. Lovely card – you have such a wonderful talent! Thank you so much for your video!!

    1. A beautiful card for your Mum Yana, I did not know that you could dry emboss with a stencil, I will definitely be giving that a go with my stencils on future projects thank you. I love it when a craft resource can be stretched and used in a different way. :O)

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