Simon Says Stamp | Abstract Sailboat Card featuring WAVES sss101982, YOUR LIGHT sss101999 and CZ Design HAPPY DAYS czs54 stamp sets #SimonSaysStamp #Cardmaking #Stamping #HandmadaCard

Simon Says Stamp | Abstract Sailboat Card

I love abstract art. I can gaze at it for hours! And sometimes, I want my cards to be just like that – abstract. I made this one last night – I just stamped a bunch of colored cardstock panels using Simon’s Waves background stamp, cut the panels apart using scissors (I shared this technique in a video last year, I call it “Color with Paper”) and arranged a light pink and light blue panels to make a sky + sea background.

Simon Says Stamp | Abstract Sailboat Card featuring WAVES sss101982, YOUR LIGHT sss101999 and CZ Design HAPPY DAYS czs54 stamp sets #SimonSaysStamp #Cardmaking #Stamping #HandmadaCard

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CARD DETAILS

I actually stamped all sorts of color panels at first (I used a lot of my scrap paper and was stamping jut for fun). I would have never thought to combine this light pink with light blue colors and only did so because the two panels were sitting next to each other on my desk and caught my eye by accident. I love this soft color combination. The blue, this is Surf Blue, makes a lovely ocean and pink, this is Cotton Candy, creates a gorgeous sunset (or sunrise) sky.

Simon Says Stamp | Abstract Sailboat Card featuring WAVES sss101982, YOUR LIGHT sss101999 and CZ Design HAPPY DAYS czs54 stamp sets #SimonSaysStamp #Cardmaking #Stamping #HandmadaCard

I used scissors and cut the blue panel along one of the stamped lines. I adhered it onto pink and next trimmed my abstract background to 3 3/4″ x 5″. I foam mounted it onto a white A2 card base. Someone recently mentioned that they don’t know how big an A2 card is – it is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I hope this helps!

Simon Says Stamp | Abstract Sailboat Card featuring WAVES sss101982, YOUR LIGHT sss101999 and CZ Design HAPPY DAYS czs54 stamp sets #SimonSaysStamp #Cardmaking #Stamping #HandmadaCard

Next, I stamped a block of “Happy” on Sea Glass cardstock and another block of “You Make Me So Happy” on white using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I cut the first one using the coordinating die and the second one was cut out using scissors as the die isn’t available. I also stamped a sailboat and an anchor from the Your Light stamp set using Simon’s Intense Black ink and colored both using Copics. I used: B00 (water), C7, C5, C3 (boat), RV11, R83, R85 (sail).

Simon Says Stamp | Abstract Sailboat Card featuring WAVES sss101982, YOUR LIGHT sss101999 and CZ Design HAPPY DAYS czs54 stamp sets #SimonSaysStamp #Cardmaking #Stamping #HandmadaCard

I arranged the images so that the anchor drops over the sub sentiment emphasizing it. I also added several sequins from Simon’s April Showers sequin set. I love how this card turned out, I didn’t think it would look good, but I just love this design. I’ll probably re-create it again in the future.

Simon Says Stamp | Abstract Sailboat Card featuring WAVES sss101982, YOUR LIGHT sss101999 and CZ Design HAPPY DAYS czs54 stamp sets #SimonSaysStamp #Cardmaking #Stamping #HandmadaCard

Do you have this background stamp, the Waves? Have you used it this way yet? How have you used it?

SUPPLIES

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Simon Says Cling Stamp Waves
Simon Says Cling Stamp Waves
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Your Light
Simon Says Clear Stamps Your Light
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Simon Says Stamp Your Light Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Your Light Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Your Light
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Your Light
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Happy Days
CZ Design Clear Stamps Happy Days
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CZ Design Happy Days Wafer Dies
CZ Design Happy Days Wafer Dies
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CZ Design Stamps and Dies Happy Days
CZ Design Stamps and Dies Happy Days
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins April Showers
Simon Says Stamp Sequins April Showers
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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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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R83 Rose Mist Violet Pink
Copic Sketch Marker R83 Rose Mist Violet Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R85 Rose Red Medium Pink
Copic Sketch Marker R85 Rose Red Medium Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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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 Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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White Foam Squares
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15 Comments

    1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work here, as always, Yana. Thanks for more ideas on how to use that waves stamp from SSS. I have now put it in my cart! I also watched your older video where you use it to be fields, a road, a sky, a lake, etc. using papercutting. SO SMART, you are! You may wish to add the word “it” to the one question in the photo caption just above your supplies list. You ask “Have you used this way?” and I believe you probably meant “Have you used IT this way?” Anyway, excellent job as usual! You are FABULOUSLY talented and don’t let anyone for any reason convince you otherwise!! Take care of yourself!

      1. thank you, Lori! I have another card with this stamp coming to my blog next week. I adore it!
        and thanks for noting the missing “it” 🙂 I added it.
        Hugs!

    1. Awesome card! Would be a great card for my friend who loves to sail.

    1. I LOVED what you did with this technique a year ago and I STILL LOVE this technique! You are amazing and your work is so inspiring! I have this ‘ear marked’ to try the technique…now to make the time to PLAY! I have watched you for years…I LOVE your accent (don’t loose it! :D) and your English is PERFECT! I enjoy you and your fabulous blog! TFS!♥

      1. awww, thank you SO MUCH, Clelie! I hope you’ll give it a go 🙂 Please share your work with me when you do, I’d love to see your take on this set.
        Hugs!

    1. Cool card!! I LOVE this technique and hope to remember to try it out one day!!!!!! Thanks, Yana

    1. I have not idea how you always come up with such amazing ideas, and then execute them so beautifully. This is beautiful. I don’t have this stamp…. but something tells me it may just find a home here, lol. Thank our, Yana – for all of your incredible inspiration.

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