Monday, February 27, 2017

w&w 3rd Birthday Bash | Special Guest Star Yana Smakula


Today's special guest star, Yana, is so gifted, sweet and inspiring!  Her projects are as lovely as she is...full of the same bright vivaciousness as she is.  We've been privileged to have Yana guest on the w&w blog before...CLICK HERE to see her beautiful cards.

Please welcome Yana once again to the w&w blog! Hello Winnie & Walter fans! This is Yana Smakula and I’m super excited to share a few absolutely simple one layer stamped speech bubble cards.


I used Sketchy Thoughts stamp set and only a handful of ink colors to create these cards. I went with pink, peach and apricot colors to stamp the backgrounds.

I love that the speech bubbles included in the Sketchy Thoughts set aren't entirely solid images, there's a bit of detail to them - they look like they are sketches and thus the inside of the bubble isn't completely filled in, they look very cool.


I used black ink to stamp main sentiments for these cards and black really made them pop against the vibrant background. I also added additional subliminal messages from the Sentimental: Love stamp set using light gray ink and I stamped those overlapping the bubbles.


Lastly, I added my favorite clear droplets in small and medium size to spice this design up. You can skip adding those if you prefer to have an absolutely flat card.



  1. Very pretty cards :) love the soft colors used.

  2. Such a fun
    card and love
    the colors.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Love how you used the speech bubbles and then stamped the main sentiment in black and in the actual bubble.

  4. Love how you used the speech bubbles and then stamped the main sentiment in black and in the actual bubble.

  5. Love how you built the background up

  6. What pretty speech bubbles. Love the subtle pattern in them. Great design for a card and the soft grey words are a super addition.

  7. I couldn't love them more, Yana! Shay I keep saying this: my favorite set from this release!!! xx

  8. Awesome card Yana! Always love how you can make a background out of any stamp, yummy colors. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  9. Love this card - the colours are so pretty and the speech bubbles make a fantastic background!

  10. Love the bright colors with the black sentiments. So fun!

  11. Love that this set was used for the entire card, and not just the sentiment!! Yana did an amazing job!

  12. Yana these are great, I love the fun word bubbles on these!

  13. Wow, what a clever way to use those word bubbles! This is fun and fresh, and full of energy


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