Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video

Hello friends, welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! I love the Beachy Waves background stamp from Simon’s Recent release and I’ve been wanting to use it for some cards. I’m going to show you how you can use just a portion of the background and extend it cover the front of an A2 or even bigger card.

Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I’m using Simon’s Dye inks in delicious Summer colors – High Dive, Audrey Blue and Maliblue colors; these are just the most perfect shades of blue and are oh so so awesome for Summer stamping or ink blending. I have a serious crush on the Maliblue color – I’ve been using it a ton this Summer.

Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

The trick here is to stamp the portion of the Beachy Waves background (the waves portion) onto separate pieces of paper multiple times and piece each portion together with the others to create a continuous background for a card.

Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

I want my background have a gradient to it, the bottom portion of my waves is going to be darkest, and the top – lightest so I’m using multiple shades of blue when inking the stamp for each portion. Starting with High Dive and Audrey Blue for the bottom, Audrey Blue and Maliblue for the middle and Maliblue for the top.

Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

To simplify this you can totally ink up one section with High Dive, one using Audrey Blue and one using Maliblue.

To help me piece these layers together I used scissors and cut along the wave lines. At first I wanted to make an A2 card, but later seeing how I had a ton of background space I decide to make a taller card. I am always inspired by Kristina Werner and how she makes these super fun tall cards and I decided to give one a try. My card ended up being 4 1/4 wide by 7 3/4” tall.

Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

Next I stamped critters from Under The Sea Animals stamp set. I used Simon’s Intense Black ink and stamped 2 of each – crab, fish and starfish. I used Copic markers in R39, R24, R22, Y35, Y15 and Y11 to do simple coloring. Later, I added white pen details to crab and starfish.

Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

I also need a sentiment and for this I white heat embossed “Party” from Cathy’s Birthday Palooza stamp set. I used Sunshine and Hollyhock inks from Simon for some emboss resist ink bleeding. Using coordinating dies I cut these out and arranged on my card with the help of foam adhesive. I also stamped “It’s Your Birthday” and foam mounted it under the “Party”. Lastly, I used my Tonic Studio shimmer pen and coated my entire background with this shimmer.

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 Cling Rubber Stamp Beachy Waves
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Beachy Waves
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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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CZ Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza
CZ Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza
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CZ Design Wafer Dies Birthday Palooza
CZ Design Wafer Dies Birthday Palooza
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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 Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Dye 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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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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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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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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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 Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
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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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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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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 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Simon Says Stamp | Extending Background Stamps for Tall Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video. Party It's Your Birthday card by Yana Smakula using Beachy Waves, Under The Sea Animals and Birthday Palooza stamps from Simon Says Stamp  #stamping #cardmaking #birthdaycard

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9 Comments

    1. This is a really delightful scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. What a great idea and a “cool”(!) card!!! I’ve been stuck making standard cards most of the time. I do use a larger sized card when using Spellbinder dies. I went to a stamp expo in Phoenix a while back and as a gift entrees were given a pack of card stock/envelopes to make this size card. I went into confusion!!! Had NO idea what that was about. After a few days I finally got it … I could make a card in a different card size!!!! Have I done it yet? Ah, Nope! Would also like to try making some smaller cards as well (like 4×4-ish size). Thanks for the reminder to push outsize of the norm. Hope you’re having a good summer.

    1. This is a really cute card Yana, I love the fact that you have gone out of your comfort zone and created a card that is a different size to that you normally make. I think that it is necessary for this design that it is tall in order to fit in all the sentiment and waves etc. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O) xx

    1. Love this! Good to try something different once in a while. I made a card repeatedly using SSS Garden Stems Tag die to fit inside a #10 business envelope and just loved it! Should make some more. I’ll try posting it on Instagram later today. Thanks for your inspiration!

    1. I love this fun, unique card. Your coloring is beautiful. I tend to stick to A2 cards. I’ve bought A2 envelopes in bulk, so it’s just easier for me to mail them. I do love this card, though, so maybe I’ll venture out of my comfort zone and try a different size.

    1. Cute card—I love that background stamp. I make a variety of card sizes, but try to consider envelope sizes (I don’t mind if the envelope is a bit roomy).

    1. Great card! Love the waves stamp. I sometimes venture out and do a 5X7 card. It’s fun to try different sizes.

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