Simon Says Stamp | You Are My Soulmate - Valentine's Day Card. CAS Cardmaking. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | You Are My Soulmate. CAS Cardmaking. Video

I feel like it’s been ages since I last made a floral card and truth be told, I’ve kind of missed that. I was looking through some of my old projects the other day, I often do this for inspiration, and I came across some flower cards I made for Altenew years ago when I was on their design them and I felt so inspired to create a floral card again!

Luckily my Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit had just arrived in the mail and I found absolutely gorgeous stamp set with beautiful roses inside. Needless to say I started working on a card right away!

Simon Says Stamp | You Are My Soulmate - Valentine's Day Card. CAS Cardmaking. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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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 working on my card by stamping one of the rose images, a single rose, in Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink on white cardstock and gold heat embossed it.

My plan here was to color this image using Copic markers. It’s not really recommended to color with alcohol markers over heat embossing as that can dissolve embossing powder and damage the tip of your marker, but if you are careful and apply just a little bit of color and don’t do much blending you should be fine.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are My Soulmate - Valentine's Day Card. CAS Cardmaking. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I picked G99, G94 and YG03 colors to color the leaves green. I’ve been doing non traditional color combinations for so long I’ve kind of missed coloring flowers in the traditional ways with the leaves actually being green and not teal or some other unusual color.

If you’ve been a follower of mine for at least a year time you might remember something I call “Perfect Cardmaking Formula”, it’s a little card recipe, if you will, to create simple yet beautiful cards that look effortless. And the formula, basically involves using a pretty flower, a beautiful skinny strip sentiment and some sort of specialty paper in the background. This is the formula I used today for this card.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are My Soulmate - Valentine's Day Card. CAS Cardmaking. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

For the flower I went with new-to-me pink combo – RV34, RV11 and RV10. I love this softer, more natural pink color combination as opposed to using one with RV14, RV13 markers. It’s a more muted and softer pink.

There aren’t coordinating dies for this flower, at least not at the moment, so I used my scissors from Tonic Studios and carefully cut the image out. Not my favorite thing to do, but sometimes you just have to. I also stamped, colored and cut out another image – a rose cluster to also use for this card.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are My Soulmate - Valentine's Day Card. CAS Cardmaking. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

To create a sentiment I gold heat embossed “Love You Always” on vellum. I would have heat embossed it on the background panel, but since I picked one that has woodgrain texture, I decided not to. I prefer to never stamp and emboss or color or anything like that or textured cardstock as the texture will prevent you from having good results.

I also colored a piece of cardstock using the RV34 marker to create colored cardstock to match my card. I white heat embossed “You Are My Soulmate” in and trimmed it into a skinny strip.

Simon Says Stamp | You Are My Soulmate - Valentine's Day Card. CAS Cardmaking. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Using Copic markers or the coloring medium you used to color your image with is the best way to create custom colored cardstock for your projects. You can’t really have all of the colors of cardstock in your stash so it’s useful to create your own for little strips like this.

The next part, believe it or not, actually took me the longest as I was fussing around with image placement. I foam mounted the florals overlapping my velum panel and foam mounted the sentiment strip on top.

Finally, I embellished my card with sequins from 3 sets from Simon – Girls Best Friend, Birthday Cake and Stay Gold.

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 Love Always
Simon Says Clear Stamps Love Always
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month February 2019 Love Always Ck0219
Simon Says Stamp February 2019 Love Always
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl
Simon Says Stamp Sequins Girl’s Best Friend
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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cake Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cake Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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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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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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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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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Bazzill 40 LB Vellum 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
Bazzill 40 LB Vellum 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker Rv34 Dark Pink
Copic Sketch Marker Rv34 Dark Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
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Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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7 Comments

    1. How stunning is THIS??? OH MY GOODNESS! I am inspired beyond words Yana, thank you!

    1. GORGEOUS, Yana!!! LOVE those Cabbage Roses! A little vintage touch to your card using them! I LOVE that they look like Water Coloring, but aren’t! AND the textured panel is WONDERFUL with this! 😉 A GORGEOUS CARD!!!! 😉 LOOOVED the other videos you recommended too! 😉

    1. Wow, Yana, another stunning floral card. The sentiment embossed in gold on vellum is a gorgeous touch.

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