Simon Says Stamp | Poppies Background Blending Free Coloring - Especially For You Handmade Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #copiccoloring

Simon Says Stamp | Poppies Background Blending Free Coloring. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome for Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release Blog Hop! I’m delighted to join Simon and other talented designers today and share handmade inspiration with you featuring the new products.

The card I have for you today uses a new Poppies Background stamp. It is a stunning 6×6 cling background stamp with big, bold beautiful poppies. I couldn’t resist this image and of course, I had to color it with my alcohol markers using the no-blending technique (watch THIS VIDEO to learn about this technique).

Simon Says Stamp | Poppies Background Blending Free Coloring - Especially For You Handmade Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #copiccoloring #SSSSendHappiness #SSSendACard #SSSUnitedWeCraft

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CARD DETAILS

I stamped the image in Simon’s Intense Black ink on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I used my Altenew markers (any alcohol markers work for this technique) to color this stunning image. I did film a video of the process, but I haven’t had the chance to edit it yet.

Simon Says Stamp | Poppies Background Blending Free Coloring - Especially For You Handmade Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #copiccoloring #SSSSendHappiness #SSSendACard #SSSUnitedWeCraft

I also colored the background black using Copic Black 100 marker. It was a bit risky, but I went for it. Red and black is a fantastic combo. I used a white Sakura pen to add stamen detail to my flowers.

Simon Says Stamp | Poppies Background Blending Free Coloring - Especially For You Handmade Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #copiccoloring #SSSSendHappiness #SSSendACard #SSSUnitedWeCraft

To create a sentiment I foiled one that reads “Especially For You” in matte gold foil. Finally, I embellished the card with black jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.

This stamp is definitely my favorite one from this release. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

Simon Says Stamp | Poppies Background Blending Free Coloring - Especially For You Handmade Card by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #copiccoloring #SSSSendHappiness #SSSendACard #SSSUnitedWeCraft

Find more inspiration in the Send Happiness Gallery over on Simon Says Stamp.

BLOG HOP

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Kristina Werner
Cathy Zielske
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Nichol Spohr
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Amy Rysavy
Lisa Addesa
Heather Ruwe
Suzy Plantamura
Bibi Cameron
Barb Engler
Cheiron Brandon
Lea Lawson
Ashlea Cornell

GIVEAWAY

We’re giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. We’ll choose winners over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 1st of July.

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 Stamp Poppies Background
Simon Says Cling Stamp Poppies Background
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Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Pretty Pink Posh Midnight Black Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Midnight Black Jewels
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Spellbinders More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Framed Details Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Framed Details Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Glimmer Hot Foil - Matte Gold
Glimmer Hot Foil – Matte Gold
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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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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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Altenew Artists Markers Set A
Altenew Artists Markers Set A
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Altenew Artist Markers Set B
Altenew Artist Markers Set B
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Copic Marker 100 Black
Copic Marker 100 Black
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Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll
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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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167 Comments

    1. Been loving this technique, thanks so much for sharing another beautiful card and video.

    1. oh my gosh this is stunning – your colouring is INCREDIBLE!!!

    1. Wow! Your card is so dramatic! Very risky colouring the background black but totally worth it!

    1. Love the colors, I’m not a marker person, but I sure appreciate talent when I see it! I could duplicate the colors in watercolor which is my medium. Great cards.

    1. Well that is a great background stamp with fiery colors! That no blend coloring technique creates such a unique fun look.

    1. Beautiful card Yana! As I was scrolling through SSS blog I knew this card was made by you before I got to your blog! I remember you doing this coloring technique in a video a few weeks ago! I just love the way this card turned out!

    1. I can’t wait to try out this wonderfully clever way of colouring, Yana! Your card is amazing with the bright, happy colours! Thanks so much for sharing and another super video!

    1. Nice look to the coloring of the flower. It really stands out.

    1. Wow! Stunning! I don’t know how I missed this video. Awesome technique.

    1. Wow! You really brought the poppies to life. Really great card!

    1. Stunning card! This is the second one I’ve seen you do with no blending and love the idea!

    1. Such a dramatic, intense look! Very beautiful work, as usual!

    1. I have been following your blending free coloring the past while and absolutely love it! I am trying it out this weekend! Thanks for sharing your talents.

    1. This card is awesome! I love how you did the coloring, so cool! It makes the background stamp look so different but so current with todays trends. Fabulous job!

    1. Wow you have more patience than I. I keep wanting to try this technique but it might take me weeks to fill in that black background. A labor of love.

    1. My jaw dropped when I opened your blog page! This card is AMAZING, Yana!!! I will be eagerly awaiting your video to come! I can’t wait to see how you created it.
      This stamp set and the stencil of the poppies are my favourite from the release. I think it is due to stocking your blog lately and seeing all your amazing floral’s. I can’t help but want to create and buy everything floral and of course add foil. (I am also on a foil kick right now!) hummm… I wonder why? 🙂

    1. So very dramatic and beautiful! Can you just imagine the look on the recipient’s face as this slips out of the envelope. Bet they say WOW. So appropriate for the vibrant poppy.

    1. What a gorgeous card!
      Beautiful colors and I’m
      loving the Mermaid Tail.
      Carla from Utah

    1. I’m a huge fan of your work and, as usual, I love your beautiful card and the great tips and ideas !

    1. Wow – stunning colored card – I wouldn’t want to send it.

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