Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

Simon Says Stamp | Pun Intended Greeting Cards | Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! The cards I have for you today are all extremely simple to make, and each offers some sort of wordplay. These are fun and quirky to give to your loved one, your partner, or even your close friend.

Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD IDEA

The star of the show for today’s projects is this awesome Light Me Up stamp set from Cathy Zielske for Simon Says Stamp. This stamp set has loads of wordplay sentiments, such as – You Light Me Up, You Are the Light of My Life, Love You Watts and Watts, My Light is Always On, We Are Electric, and more! It also has several images of light bulbs in different shapes. There are additional other images in this set, but we will just be using the light bulbs for the cards I have in mind today.

This stamp set has coordinating dies available, they are sold separately, and I encourage you to pick up the dies as well – they not only cut the images but also the sentiments from this set. Of course, if you have a similar set in your stash – do take it out and play! I urge you to join me and create several punny greeting cards.

Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

In addition to this stamp set, we will also need black cardstock, to symbolize darkness, yellow cardstock to symbolize light, some Copic marker friendly ink, to do our stamping, and a handful of Copic markers to color the light bulbs for our cards.

These cards can’t get any simpler. Begin by stamping the images of the light bulbs on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and do simple coloring.

I used several gray and several yellow markers. I used C5, C3, and C1 gray markers, these are cool grays and they work really well for coloring nonliving things gray. Like this metal part of the light but. Next, color the light bulbs yellow. For this, I used 4 markers – Y11, Y13, Y15, and Y35.

Use your coordinating dies and cut the light bulbs out. With the main element ready, we can build the other elements for our cards. Use black and yellow cardstock, white heat emboss sentiments, and white plastic hearts to pull these cards together.

LOVE YOU WATTS & WATTS CARD:

LOVE YOU WATTS & WATTS CARD. Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

●      Dry emboss 4 ¼ x 5 ½ black cardstock panel using Scattered Stars stencil. Adhere panel to A2 white card base.
●      Color the white border around the lightbulbs black using a black marker. Foam mount onto the card.
●      White heat emboss “Love You Watts & Watts” sentiment. Cut out with coordinating die. Foam mount to the card.
●      Embellish card with white plastic hearts.

 MY LIGHT IS ALWAYS ON CARD

 MY LIGHT IS ALWAYS ON CARD. Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

●      Cut black cardstock panel to 4 ¼ x 5 ½”. Adhere to A2 white card base.
●      Cut yellow cardstock at an angle. Dry emboss using Scattered Stars stencil. Foam mount onto the card.
●      Foam mount light bulb. Stamp black lines under the light bulb.
●      White heat emboss “My Light is Always On” sentiment. Cut out using a strip die. Foam mount to the card.
●      Embellish card with white plastic hearts.

WE ARE ELECTRIC CARD

WE ARE ELECTRIC CARD. Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

●      Cut black cardstock panel to 4 ¼ x 5 ½”. Adhere to A2 white card base.
●      Cut 2 yellow cardstock panels at an angle. Dry emboss using Layering Hearts stencil. Foam mount onto the card.
●      Foam mount light bulbs. Stamp black lines under the light bulbs.
●      White heat emboss “We Are Electric” sentiment. Cut out using a strip die. Foam mount to the card.
●      Embellish card with white plastic hearts.

YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE CARD

YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE CARD. Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

●      Stamp sentiment, lightbulb, and lines in VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto yellow panel cut to 4 ¼ x 5 ½”. Adhere panel to A2 white card base.
●      Foam mount light bulb onto the card.
●      Embellish card with white plastic hearts.

YOU LIGHT ME UP CARD

YOU LIGHT ME UP CARD. Pun Intended Handmade Greeting Cards - Light Puns. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring LIGHT ME UP cz263c

●      Cut black cardstock panel to 4 ¼ x 5 ½”. Dry emboss using Layering Hearts stencil. Adhere to A2 white card base.
●      Cut yellow cardstock panel at an angle. Adhere to the card.
●      Foam mount light bulb. Color white border using yellow and black marker to match the background. Stamp black lines above the light bulb.
●      White heat emboss “You Light Me Up” sentiment. Cut out using a strip die. Foam mount to the card.
●      Embellish card with white plastic hearts.

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!

Cz Design Clear Stamps Light Me Up
Cz Design Clear Stamps Light Me Up
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CZ Design Light Me Up Wafer Dies
CZ Design Light Me Up Wafer Dies
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CZ Design Stamps and Dies Light Me Up
CZ Design Stamps and Dies Light Me Up
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil Layering Hearts
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Layering Hearts
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil Scattered Stars
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Scattered Stars
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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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 Sunshine Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Detail
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Gina K Designs Black and White Hearts Embellishments
Gina K Designs Black and White Hearts Embellishments
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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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Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon 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 C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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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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Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
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6 Comments

    1. I luv your videos! I bought this set with dies and I love your ideas will definitely try these ideas!!!!!!!

    1. Super cute cards, I love puns! I appreciate the colouring technique you showed to get the highlight. I’m new to alcohol markers and love learning new tricks.

    1. So cute. That stamp set wouldn’t have rung any bells with me but just goes to show you, when you have someone with a great imagination, you can get some awesome cards from it. Love them.

    1. The small details make all the difference! No white edges, black foam squares, dry embossing with the stencil, dimension, shading and white hearts– all perfect!

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