Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Sending Summer Sunshine. Yippee For Yana Series. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days stencil; Simon Says stamp Four Seasons Sentiments; Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. #cardmaking #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp

Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Yippee For Yana Series. Video

Hello friends, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! This time I’m making Summer cards and mixing some old and new products from Simon.

I started working on my project by stamping palm tree images from the Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. This is an older set from 2 or maybe even 3 years ago, but it’s one of my all time favorites! I particularly love the palm trees in this set and I’ve used them many times over the years for my cards, and funny enough I’ve mostly used them for summer cards (see one of the cards on my blog HERE). So even though it is a Christmas set it is a fantastic one for Summer!

Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Sending Summer Sunshine. Yippee For Yana Series. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days stencil; Simon Says stamp Four Seasons Sentiments; Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. #cardmaking #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp

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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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CARDS DETAILS

I used Intense Black ink, my mini MISTI and Neenah 80lb cardstock for stamping. To color palm trees I used handful of Copic markers and did simple coloring. I used: YG06, YG25, YG17 and YG67 as well as E37 and E79. These palm trees are wrapped in Christmas lights – I colored over them as I knew I’d be using my Nuvo Drops later to bring lights back to life.

Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Sending Summer Sunshine. Yippee For Yana Series. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days stencil; Simon Says stamp Four Seasons Sentiments; Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. #cardmaking #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp

I used coordinating dies and cut those out in my Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting & Embossing machine. To create a background for my card I used Clouds For Days stencil from Simon – I love how versatile it is and also how easy it is to create a backgrounds with its help.

If you caught my Instagram Story Takeover for Simon yesterday you might have seen a card where I used this stencil along with the leafy frame stencil and layered them together to make a background. You can also see it on this post on my Instagram account.

Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Sending Summer Sunshine. Yippee For Yana Series. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days stencil; Simon Says stamp Four Seasons Sentiments; Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. #cardmaking #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp

I wanted to create a faint sky background for my card and I used Maliblue ink and a mini round ink blending tool. To get a different cloud line every time I rotated my stencil 90 degrees and this way I ended up having a completely different cloud look each time. Once I’ve rotated it 4 times I flipped it and continued to rotate – so technically you can get 8 different cloud lines from just one stencil and you also have 3 other clouds cut out in the center of the stencil so you can also use those. It’s a fabulous stencil for Summer and for cards with scenes – I know I will be using this one a lot. Especially with those palm trees!

Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Sending Summer Sunshine. Yippee For Yana Series. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days stencil; Simon Says stamp Four Seasons Sentiments; Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. #cardmaking #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp

I foam mounted palm trees onto my background and the way I positioned them is as if the person that is looking at this card is looking up into the sky. Technically I don’t have my clouds stenciled absolutely correctly, but it’s just a card, it doesn’t have to be 100% accurate.

To create a sentiment I die-cut a circle out of Hero Arts vellum, heat embossed Summer in white embossing powder and also heat embossed “Sending” and “Your Way” in white detail embossing powder from Hero Arts onto black cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Sending Summer Sunshine. Yippee For Yana Series. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days stencil; Simon Says stamp Four Seasons Sentiments; Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. #cardmaking #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp

The reason I heat embossed “Sending” and “Your Way” on cardstock and not on vellum is because I needed something to hide adhesive under to be able to adhere the vellum circle onto my card. I love to use vellum, but it’s tricky to stick it in place without the adhesive being visible, so I always try to find something that I can put on top of velum that would hide that adhesive.

Once I had all of the parts and pieces in place I used Nuvo Drops in White and English Mustard and I added white and yellow dots onto my palm tree lights.

Have fun stamping!

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 Stamps Four Seasons Sayings
Simon Says Stamps Four Seasons Sayings
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Simon Says Stencils Clouds for Days
Simon Says Stencils Clouds for Days
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes
Simon Says Clear Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes
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Simon Says Stamp Warm Wishes Dies
Simon Says Stamp Warm Wishes Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Dye Ink
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Dye Ink
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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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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Copic Sketch Marker YG06 Yellowish Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG06 Yellowish Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia
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Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew
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Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Hero Arts Classic Vellum Layering Paper
Hero Arts Classic Vellum Layering Paper
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Simon Says Stamp | Palm Trees and Blue Skies Summer Card. Sending Summer Sunshine. Yippee For Yana Series. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula. Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days stencil; Simon Says stamp Four Seasons Sentiments; Simon Says Stamp Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set. #cardmaking #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp

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8 Comments

    1. LOVE this! Anytime I can use a Christmas set for other occasions it is a set for me. Great work Yana!

    1. Upside down palm trees…from a Christmas set! You’re the best.

    1. So cute Yana.
      Always great to see how stamp sets can be used for different seasons.
      Love your videos.

    1. I love the palm tree and that it can be used summer or winter. The nuvo drops are perfect for the trees. Love the way you did the black sentiment at a wonky angle. Awesome card.

    1. What a brilliant idea Yana, using the old and new products together. I need to start thinking of summer cards now so this has been so inspiring thank you. :O)

    1. OMG! I just LOVE this card. You always find ways to use stamps in such versatile ways! I swore I would not buy another Christmas set as I have at least a 100 … but I just have to have these palm trees. They are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs

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