Simon Says Stamp | Surf's Up - Surf Board Stamped Pattern by Yana Smakula. Cardmaking video. #stamping #stampedpattern #sssgoodvibes #simonsaysstamp

Simon Says Stamp | Surf’s Up – Surf Board Stamped Pattern. Video. Blog Hop. Giveaway

Hello friends and welcome to Simon’s Blog Hop celebrating Good Vibes release (more about this below). This product line is filled with fun images that are perfect for Summer and vacation cards! My favorite product from this release is the Surf’s Up stamp and die set and I’ve already made a bunch of cards using it, if you follow my blog and Youtube channel you might have already seen them yesterday here.

Simon Says Stamp | Surf's Up - Surf Board Stamped Pattern by Yana Smakula. Cardmaking video. #stamping #stampedpattern #sssgoodvibes #simonsaysstamp

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

If you’ve been a follower of mine for some time you know that I love to use small stamps to create my own unique custom stamped patterns. And yes, there are all sorts of patterned papers out there that one can use for a card, but I think it’s super fun to be able to make a custom pattern yourself. You can pick the colors you like and you can stretch the use of the stamps that you have. So it’s a win win in my book.

Simon Says Stamp | Surf's Up - Surf Board Stamped Pattern by Yana Smakula. Cardmaking video. #stamping #stampedpattern #sssgoodvibes #simonsaysstamp

Today I used two small surf board images from the Surf’s Up stamp set from Simon Says StampIt’s not hard to make this pattern at all, a few good tools will help you easily create it using these or any other stamps you might choose to use.

This is a liner pattern, in other words the surf boards are stamped more or less precisely on the background, the image placement is not random. To create this linear and non random look I like to use a clear block with a grid to help me align and stamp images perfectly. I also often use the grid on my cutting mat and align it with the grid on my clear block for even more precise placement.

Simon Says Stamp | Surf's Up - Surf Board Stamped Pattern by Yana Smakula. Cardmaking video. #stamping #stampedpattern #sssgoodvibes #simonsaysstamp

I used Simon’s Intense Black ink for my stamping and stamped surf boards forming a pattern on my card. Once the first row was stamped it became much easier to align and stamp the rest as for this particular pattern the images sort of nestle inside each other. It’s just a matter of inking up and stamping these first boards.

Simon Says Stamp | Surf's Up - Surf Board Stamped Pattern by Yana Smakula. Cardmaking video. #stamping #stampedpattern #sssgoodvibes #simonsaysstamp

I used Copic markers, some of my go-to colors, to color these images. I used:

  • YG67, YG17 and YG25 to color green surf boards;
  • BG18, BG15 and BG32 to color teal surf boards;
  • RV14, RV13 and RV11 to color pink boards
  • Y35, Y13 and Y11 to color yellow boards.

I also used a cool gray C1 marker to add a light gray shadow around each board to create the illusion of dimension on my card.

Simon Says Stamp | Surf's Up - Surf Board Stamped Pattern by Yana Smakula. Cardmaking video. #stamping #stampedpattern #sssgoodvibes #simonsaysstamp

Next, I used my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen and added a bunch of sparkle to each of the boards. I also coated some of the boards using Glossy accents and finally, once everything was dry I used a white gel pen and added highlights to some of the boards.

Simon Says Stamp | Surf's Up - Surf Board Stamped Pattern by Yana Smakula. Cardmaking video. #stamping #stampedpattern #sssgoodvibes #simonsaysstamp

I stamped “Surf’s Up” sentiment, added a colored palm tree and umbrella along with a cute little sea gull and called this card done!

MORE INSPIRATION

Like I mentioned, I have MORE inspiration coming featuring this stamp set. Catch a quick sneak peek of my Yippee For Yana video going live tomorrow:

Simon Says Stamp | Soak Up Some Summer! Yippee For Yana Series. Video Handmade card by Yana Smakula #stamping #diecutting #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #copicoloring #inkblending

And here’s a preview of a card I shared on Wednesday, there’s a video tutorial there as well. See it here.

Simon Says Stamp | Good Vibes Release. Surf's Up Inspiration Cards. Video

HOP ALONG WITH US!

The next step on this fabulous hop is Yoonsun Hur. You can also start over on Simon’s blog.

FREE GIFT WITH EVERY ORDER

Use code PUFFY to get a set of puffy stickers for free in your order (see product image above on the blog hop banner)! Valid until 6/24/2018.

GIVEAWAY!

Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comment section. Comment below for your chance to win.

Winners will be posted on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.

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 Surf
Simon Says Clear Stamps Surf’s Up
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Simon Says Stamp Surf
Simon Says Stamp Surf’s Up Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Surf
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Surf’s Up
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp 3x4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
Simon Says Stamp 3×4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
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Simon Says Stamp 4x4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
Simon Says Stamp 4×4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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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 Y35 Maize
Copic Sketch Marker Y35 Maize
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker BG32 Aqua Mint
Copic Sketch Marker BG32 Aqua Mint
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Copic Sketch Marker BG15 Aqua Blue
Copic Sketch Marker BG15 Aqua Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker BG18 Teal Blue
Copic Sketch Marker BG18 Teal Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG25 Celadon Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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215 Comments

    1. I caught a sneak peek of this card the other day and couldn’t wait to see how you created the background! I love the stamped surfboards and especially the glossy accents on them. Such a colorful and fun card!

    1. I love how you created your own background using the small surfboard stamps. With the glossy accents, they look real. All of your cards are fabulous. Thanks for giving me much needed inspiration.

    1. I love your cards yana and your ideas for using stamps for background.

    1. What a great card. Love the background you created. So vibrant and fun!

    1. I love your cards and how you use small stamps to create great backgrounds! Going to give this a try!

    1. Love the surf boards. Pretty colors.
      The scene on the last card is wonderful.
      A fun, summery vacation day.
      thanks for sharing
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    1. All your cards are eye opening and this one is too! I am not suprised i follow you daily and love all your work! And this collection too! hugs Agnes

    1. I love all these cards! They’re so cheerful and eye catching.

    1. I always love your stamped backgrounds, but when I first saw this card (before watching the video) I thought I would never have the patience for this one. However, you made it look achievable, even for me! I do love this card. So perfect for summer.

    1. Love the colors you chose for all of these cards! Very fun! By the way, I am a huge fan of your videos! I love watching them!

    1. Love the background of surfboards. You always pull out the unsuspecting piece of a stamp set and turn it into something wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. OMG Yana! That is such a fun card but soooooo much work! I love how you take the small images to make background! I’ve yet to try this but after watching all of yours I guess I will have to give it a try! Thanks for the great inspiration!

    1. I love the design of your card (Your stamped patterns seem so effortless). I always forget to add wink of stella hand have to avoid my gel pen accents 😀

    1. A really fun card. good release too am loving the stamps.

    1. A fun summertime card! Love the surfboard pattern with the glossy accents. A super card!

    1. Love the colors, and the shine on some of the surfboards. That is a great touch for interest on the all-over design. The seagull looks very at home with the surfboards. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I am so glad that you do use small stamps to make backgrounds because it always inspires me to try the same thing. Even though I have plenty of paper, it is nice to be able to make it exactly how you want it to be. Your cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    1. This release is all about “good vibes” and your cards are full of those! Each one is filled with summery images and make me smile!

    1. This is fabulous! I love the background and the bright colors!

    1. Your background looks great! I really like the color choices for the surf boards!

    1. Hi Yana
      Love, love, love your background!! It’s fun and summery!

    1. Another fun creative card. I love the backgrounds you make and this one is awesome. I love the colors and fun way you did the sentiment and seagull.

    1. Such a clever background with dimension. thank you for sharing.

    1. Like all of your card designs for this release. You have a great amount of patience in creating your backgrounds & the surfboards are adorable!

    1. What a great card! It just screams SUMMER with those colorful surfboards. I really like the shimmer and the glossy accents make them pop! So cool!

    1. The surfboards are so beautiful. What a lot of coloring. Good to know the correct order of Copics, shimmer, highlighter, embossing, and shine!

    1. I love how you used the surfboard dies to create a wonderful, bright summery background! It shows such great versatility for the stamp set!

    1. You’ve designed the perfect summer set, super colorful, super fresh, super joyful !!
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