Simon Says Stamp | Sending Summer Your Way Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #stamping #handmadecard #cardmaking

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Summer Your Way Card. Photo Tutorial

Hey friends! I have more Summer cards to share featuring goodies from Simon Says Stamp. Some of these have been featured in my Simon’s Instagram Takeover back in June, so you might have already seen them. But if you haven’t – you’re in luck! I’m sharing them on my blog. Today I have the “Sending Summer Your Way” card featuring some simple ink blending.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Summer Your Way Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #stamping #handmadecard #cardmaking

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CARD DETAILS

I started to make this card by using repositionable spray adhesive on the back of my Leafy Frame stencil. This stencil is very delicate and I wanted to make sure it would stay in place nicely without moving when I did my ink blending. I adhered it onto a white cardstock panel cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Summer Your Way Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #stamping #handmadecard #cardmaking

Next, I used several colors of dye ink from Simon Says Stamp and did some simple ink blending. I never was much of a fan of the ink blending, but now I’m really into it. I love using Simon’s inks for blending on white paper for some striking and vivid results.

The colors of ink I used are Maliblue (if you don’t have this color in your stash – you really should get it, there’s just nothing like it – perfect for Summer), High Dive, Deep Sea and Duckling. Blending Duckling into the Maliblue created a beautiful green transition shade.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Summer Your Way Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #stamping #handmadecard #cardmaking

I removed my stencil and sprayed this background with Hero Arts Iridescent White Shimmer Spray. This is also a new-to-me product that I’ve recently been loving and using a lot.

This background needed a sentiment, so I white heat embossed one that reads “Sending Summer Your Way“. It is hard to see it on the photos, but it shows nicely in real life. I also cut about 1/8” off of each side of my panel and adhered it onto an A2 white top folding card base.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Summer Your Way Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #stamping #handmadecard #cardmaking

I wanted this card to have a cute koala bear so I stamped, die-cut and colored one using my Copic markers. I recently share a video and an updated post talking about my favorite Copic Marker Color Combos and here I used exactly those – nothing new, just same true and used color combinations that work.

The colors I used are:

  • W1, W3, W5
  • C5, C7
  • R20, Colorless Blender

I foam mounted koala onto the card and added a lot of white pen details. I also embellished the leaves in the background using Morning Dew drops from Nuvo.

STEP BY STEP PHOTO TUTORIAL

Here’s a step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make this card. Feel free to save/pin it for later.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Summer Your Way Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #stamping #handmadecard #cardmaking

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 Stencils Leafy Frame
Simon Says Stencils Leafy Frame
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Simon Says Stamps Four Seasons Sayings
Simon Says Stamps Four Seasons Sayings
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Simon Says Stamps Hello There
Simon Says Stamps Hello There
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Simon Says Stamp Hello There Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Hello There Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Hello There
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Hello There
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Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stam Deep Sea Ink Pad
Simon Says Stam Deep Sea Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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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 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Spray Adhesive
Spray Adhesive
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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 Colorless Blender Marker
Copic Colorless Blender Marker
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
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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 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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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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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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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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7 Comments

    1. He is adorable. Thanks for the pic tutorial on how you created with fabulous card.

    1. Thanks for the tutorial. I just received the Hello There stamp and can’t wait to use it. Love all the critters but especially the koala. He is so cute and your card is perfect showcase for him.

    1. Yana, I love how you are using critters on your latest projects these are my favourite images and I love using them on my projects too. This koala is so adorable he steals the show in the middle of your card. Thank you for putting a very detailed photograph pictorial of how you put this project together; that is really, really helpful but I am sure quite time consuming for you. :O)

    1. What a great colour combo for your background Yana. I really must try and think outside the box a little more. LOL (I seldom think of just winging it and trying new colour combos for my own backgrounds…this is why I follow you! haha)

    1. WowYana! Fabulous card! I just love, love that awesome background! TFS

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