Clean & Simple There's Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card by Yana Smakula. Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog #sunnystudio #cardmaking #christmascard #copiccoloring

Yippee For Yana | Clean & Simple There’s Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another episode from my by-monthly Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog! In today’s episode I am sharing Clean & Simple There’s Snow Place Like Home Christmas card featuring stamps from Sunny Studio.

I am a huge fan of little images of houses, trees, cars, basically anything that you can use to build you own little scenes. So when I first saw the Christmas Home stamp set by Sunny Studio I knew I wanted to use it to make a simple card for the Holidays.

Clean & Simple There's Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card by Yana Smakula. Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog #sunnystudio #cardmaking #christmascard #copiccoloring

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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

I started workin on my card by stamping several images from this stamp set onto white cardstock (Neenah Solar White 80 LB). I picked thinner cardstock and not the usual 110 LB for my stamping because I was planning to cut these images out by hand and if you use thicker cardstock it makes it rather difficult to cut out. I stamped a house, car and two lamp posts.

Clean & Simple There's Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card by Yana Smakula. Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog #sunnystudio #cardmaking #christmascard #copiccoloring

I like to use various coloring mediums for various purposes, looks and images. I adore watercolor for backgrounds, for hand painted backgrounds and to color background stamps; I love to use colored pencils for flowers and leaves. When it comes to little images like these I prefer to use my alcohol markers – Copics. These surely can be colored using other mediums, but alcohol markers is what I prefer for these kinds of images.

Clean & Simple There's Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card by Yana Smakula. Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog #sunnystudio #cardmaking #christmascard #copiccoloring

Whenever I color I always try to color in groups. I’d color all images or all parts of images using one color first, it just makes the coloring process go faster for me (not that I am trying to speed things up, but I always try to be as efficient as possible). I used R39, R27 and R24 to color reds; E79, E37 and E33 to color browns, YG99, YG95 and YG93 to color greens. I also used B00 and B000 to color windows as well as Y19 to color the lights on the car.

I don’t have a lot of Copics, I have just a handful and I pretty much always use the same color combos when I color. This works well for me and I always remember what combos work and what don’t.

Clean & Simple There's Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card by Yana Smakula. Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog #sunnystudio #cardmaking #christmascard #copiccoloring

There are coordinating dies available for this stamp set, but I don’t have them, so I cut my images out using scissors – while these are small images they weren’t too hard to cut out mainly because I was using good pair of scissors, I love my scissors from Tonic, and I did my stamping on thinner paper.

Next I grabbed a piece of white cardstock and stamped another house (I needed it just for alignment purposes) and a sentiment that reads “There’s Snow Place Like Home”. I added a fence on both sides of the house and colored it using same browns and greens. I thought about leaving the fence white, but I wasn’t planning on coloring the background, so in order for my fence to not get lost on the card I colored it brown.

Clean & Simple There's Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card by Yana Smakula. Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog #sunnystudio #cardmaking #christmascard #copiccoloring

I foam mounted all of my cut out pieces onto this panel forming a scene – there’s a house with a fence on both sides, two lamp posts in front of the fence and a car parked in front of it with a Christmas tree on it’s roof.

I used Tonic Aqua Shimmer brush to add glitter to the white sections of my house – the snow and also to the little lights hanging from the roof and I think that added just the perfect amount of sparkle to this card.

Clean & Simple There's Snow Place Like Home Christmas Card by Yana Smakula. Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog #sunnystudio #cardmaking #christmascard #copiccoloring

To complete my card I adhered a sheet of white woodgrain cardstock onto an A2 side folding card base. I adore this cardstock and I use loads of it, it simply is perfect and adds enough texture to clean & simple cards. Finally I foam mounted my scene panel on top and added Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to embellish this card.

I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card that reads “May The Christmas Season Fill Your Home With Joy and Laughter” – I don’t usually decorate my cards on the inside, but I decided to do so this time especially since I had such a nice sentiment to stamp there.

I hope you’ll give this idea a try. If you do, please tag Simon Says Stamp and me on social media – we’d love to see what you make! Have fun stamping!

COPICS SALE

By the way, Simon is having a 25% off Copic sale – this is great time to stock up and get some of those new colors you’ve been wanting to have in your stash. Use code: COPICSALE.

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!

Sunny Studio Christmas Home Clear Stamp Set
Sunny Studio Christmas Home Clear Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White 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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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Copic Sketch Marker Y19 Napoli Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y19 Napoli Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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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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Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
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Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
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7 Comments

    1. Yana, I just saw this BEAUTIFUL card on SSS blog. So adorable, love the coloring and it’s snowing today in N.Y. perfect card for today 🙂

    1. Sweet little scene. And don’t you just love the Nuvo deluxe adhesive? It’s the only glue I will buy—never clogs and no need for a precision tip…finally.

    1. Awesome card and video filled with good techniques. Thank you and happy holidays!

    1. This Snow Place Like Home with beautiful. I love house stamps and cards. I want to purchase this stamp set.

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