It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest

Hello, friends and welcome back for another “It’s STAMPtember!” post! This time I am sharing a DIY stamped pattern card using Cathy Z exclusive stamp set called Coolest Yulest.

This set features bold graphic designs that are perfect for stamping beautiful one layer cards. Of course you can also use these images to create little scenes, but since I love to create my own stamped pattern (or faux patterned papers) this is what I went with when I was making my project.

It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this project by picking out images I wanted to use to create my pattern. I didn’t use every image from my set, for instance I only used one of the ornaments and not all 3 of them. Next, I created my initial arrangement and picked out several colors of ink.

Whenever stamping patterns like this it is best to pick one or two bright/bold colors and one or two softer colors; you don’t to stamp every image using a bright red or bright green as in the end your pattern might become too busy.

It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

I went with Watermelon, Willow, Green Apple, Lake Shores and Fog ink colors from Simon. I also used black to stamp “wishing you a” and “christmas” as I initially planned that to be the main sentiment for my card.

It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

I stamped my images one by one using a mini MISTI and double stamped everything for perfect ink coverage. While I started stamping my pattern by having the images in the correct orientation (upright), I later rotated many of them 90 and 180 degrees to best fill in the space I had left on my card front. This, by the way, was stamped directly onto an A2 side folding card base.

It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

To create a sentiment that would stand out I heat embossed “Season’s Greetings” 3 times onto Simon’s Schoolhouse Red cardstock in white embossing powder, trimmed sentiments into skinny strips and foam mounted onto my card. Lastly, I added several droplets using Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.

It’s STAMPtember! | Cathy Z Exclusive – Coolest Yulest Season's Greetings Card by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp

SHOP THIS EXCLUSIVE SET NOW

Simon’s exclusive collaboration stamp sets are available for a limited time only – while supplies last. So once these sets sell out they will not be restocked again. If you love this set – order it now while it is still available. Click image to shop:

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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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9 Comments

    1. Yana, I always love your creative usage of small (or large) stamps for backgrounds. It always looks like cool patterned paper no matter what you use. This card is no exception. I love Cathy’s designs and you showcased this set to the max. Well done as always!

    1. I thought for sure that was patterned paper until I read your post. Love your graphic, modern card.

    1. Yana, I LOVE this card. I’ve been looking for inspiration for my Christmas cards this year and this is it! Thank you for sharing your talent… really helps those of us who are “design challenged”! (big smile)

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