Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs card by Yana Smakula #ssssendingsunshine #simonsaysstamp #stamping #summercard #summerbirthday #birthdaycard #copiccoloring

Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs

Hello friends! I’m on a roll! Super inspired by the vibrant colors of Summer and also by all of the sea critters out there. By the way, the other day, when I shared my Hero Arts Crab card, I mention that I don’t have any other crab images in my stash. I was wrong! I spotted this adorable crab from Simon and I just couldn’t resist. It’s a crab-mania with me these days!

Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs card by Yana Smakula #ssssendingsunshine #simonsaysstamp #stamping #summercard #summerbirthday #birthdaycard #copiccoloring

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by heat embossing “Happy”, “Woot” and “Party” in white detail embossing powder onto white cardstock. Next, I blended Simon’s inks to create a pretty background – I used Hollyhock, Sunshine and Maliblue. I love how these colors transition one into another creating other pretty colors for Summer!

Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs card by Yana Smakula #ssssendingsunshine #simonsaysstamp #stamping #summercard #summerbirthday #birthdaycard #copiccoloring

I used a cloth and a hint of Hero Arts Ultra Clean stamp cleaning solution to wipe down the white heat embossing. This helps to remove any residual ink from the heat embossed areas. This also removes ink if you are not careful. And so it did remove some ink – you can clearly see it on the photo below and above. But! I LOVE the way it turned out! I have some technique ideas in my head to use with this so stay tuned.

Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs card by Yana Smakula #ssssendingsunshine #simonsaysstamp #stamping #summercard #summerbirthday #birthdaycard #copiccoloring

I also stamped additional sentiments in black that go with my heat embossed messages – “Birthday To You”, “It’s you Birthday” and “Like You Mean It”.

Next, I stamped, colored and cut out the crab and sea star. I used R39, R24 and R22 markers and a white pen to add highlights.

Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs card by Yana Smakula #ssssendingsunshine #simonsaysstamp #stamping #summercard #summerbirthday #birthdaycard #copiccoloring

to create a background to mount my panel on I once again used stripes stamp set and stamped yellow stripes going on an angle to make a graphic looking background for my card. I also added “You Are Flipping Amazeballs” stamped in black onto a white cardstock strip and a finishing touch to this card.

Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs card by Yana Smakula #ssssendingsunshine #simonsaysstamp #stamping #summercard #summerbirthday #birthdaycard #copiccoloring

I’m so loving these colorful cards (and cardmaking style) lately. Do you enjoy cards like this? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

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 Basic Stripes
Simon Says Clear Stamps Basic Stripes
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza
CZ Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza
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Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals
Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals
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Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals Dies
Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Spellbinders Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
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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
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Emboss White Detail Embossing Powder
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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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 R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Simon Says Stamp | Summer Birthday Card Idea #2. You Are Flipping Amazeballs card by Yana Smakula #ssssendingsunshine #simonsaysstamp #stamping #summercard #summerbirthday #birthdaycard #copiccoloring

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10 Comments

    1. Love this card!!! I watched your video tour of your craft area and can’t believe how talented you in creating from just in that corner! You have shown me that less really is more in our crafting world! You are one of my very favorite designers!!

    1. Such a cute card! Yes, I love this bright and colorful style of card. Reminds me so much of summer!!

    1. Love your colorful summer card. Those under the sea animals are adorable.
      Thx for the inspiration!

    1. Who wouldn’t love cards like this Yana, its so fun and playful. Anyone would if it was THEIR birthday! Right? LOL
      Very nicely done.

    1. Love all your cards. Question- how does the card hold up in the mail with just foam dots behind it?

      Thanks!

    1. Yana I love the background stripes on this card and the sentiments are just hilarious. The images go so well with these. Thank you for sharing this card with us crafters. :O)

    1. Fantastic card as usual! I love everything about this card. The color scheme, the critters, the graphics & especially how you did the sentiments. Such a fun card! Can’t wait to see what other techniques are in your head!

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