Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Sets. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves and Be A Mermaid stamp sets #Stamping #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard

Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Stamps. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! I love to combine my new stamp sets with my all-time favorite old sets and so in today’s episode, I am sharing a Vacation Time card featuring Simon’s new Be a Mermaid stamp set, I did feature it in my previous video, but I really adore this set and I have so many ideas for using it, I can’t put it down just yet. And I am also using my older stamp sets from Simon – the Vacation Time set for the sentiment and also the Tropical Leaves stamp set to help me set the scene.

Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Sets. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves and Be A Mermaid stamp sets #Stamping #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my card by stamping the leaves from the Tropical Leaves stamp set using a mini MISTI stamping tool onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I love the Tropical Leaves stamp set because it is a very simple set, yet it is a layering set and I love myself a well-designed layering stamp set. I’ve picked 2 colors of ink – a light green and a dark green to stamp these leaves. The light green I am using is Willow from Simon.

Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Sets. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves and Be A Mermaid stamp sets #Stamping #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard

Having stamped the leaves using the Willow ink I removed the stamps that have a second layering layer to them. I kept just those stamps that have one layer. I did this because I wanted to partially ink these up using a dark green color, in my case, Forever Green from Hero Arts. Next, I used the 2nd layer stamps for the layering leaves, I positioned those and stamped them in that same dark green, Forever Green ink from Hero Arts.

I used coordinating dies and cut all of these leaves out in my die cutting machine. Next, I used the mermaid tail images from the new Be a Mermaid stamp set and stamped 4 in Simon’s Intense Black ink on the same white cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Sets. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves and Be A Mermaid stamp sets #Stamping #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard

My plan was to use a light blue cardstock panel, Mist from Hero Arts, and create a scene using the mermaid tails and tropical leaves. The mermaid tails, of course, had to be colored. I used YG93, YG95, and YG99 Copic markers to color them.

To add interest and detail to mermaid tail I used 2 pens from Tonic Studios, a Glitter Gloss, and Midas Touch shimmer pens. I first applied the Midas Touch pen to the shadow areas and then blended the gold shimmer out using the Glimmer Gloss pen giving my mermaid tails a gold and silver shimmer.

Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Sets. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves and Be A Mermaid stamp sets #Stamping #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard

Next, I stamped the sentiment that reads You Deserve This – Vacation Time in black ink on Hero Arts MIST cardstock. I used foam adhesive squares and foam mounted the mermaid tails in place, framing the sentiment.

Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Sets. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves and Be A Mermaid stamp sets #Stamping #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard

Next, I added leaves building my scene. I used both liquid glue, I like to use Simon’s Craft Tacky Glue and foam adhesive squares to keep building that dimension on the scene. I overlapped the leaves and mermaid tails quite a bit to create a cohesive scene. Any excess that was hanging off the panel was cut off.

Next, to embellish this card I once again used my white pen and added dots onto the blue background. I coated most of the dots with Nuvo Drops in Sea Breeze and also added a bunch of various size bubbles onto the blue background mimicking water.

Simon Says Stamp | Mixing New & Old Stamp Sets. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves and Be A Mermaid stamp sets #Stamping #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard

I wanted to create flowers and add pops of color to this scene, and to do that I used Nuvo Drops in pink and yellow, I used colors Carnation Pink and English Mustard and added various size dots, in groups of 3 for the most part, onto my card. You can stamp and add actual flower images to this scene, but I felt like using Nuvo Drops was easier and it looked really fun too.

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 Clear Stamps Be a Mermaid
Simon Says Clear Stamps Be a Mermaid
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Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Be a Mermaid
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Be a Mermaid
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Vacation Time
Simon Says Clear Stamps Vacation Time
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Tropical Leaves
Simon Says Clear Stamps Tropical Leaves
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Tropical Leaves
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Tropical Leaves
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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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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Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Mist
Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Mist
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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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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
Hero Arts Forever Green Ink Pad
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
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Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
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Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops
Tonic Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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Tonic Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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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
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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8 Comments

    1. This card is beautiful and I love how you colored the mermaid tails. The details of the card are stunning.

    1. Your card is amazing. A real bright spot in this weird summertime.

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