Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Not Just for Christmas…

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember Release

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Hi there!

I know that those of you who make your own holiday cards probably have them mailed already, so I decided to share a couple “Christmas” cards this month that could be easily modified for other occasions.   

The leaf and snowflake dies I used on this card are from the Simon Says Stamp DieCember release – so be sure to check it out!

This card could easily be made into a birthday card, sympathy card, or even a thinking of you card – just by switching up the sentiment and maybe changing up the colors.

For this card:

1.	Ink-blend a card panel using blue inks – keeping the ink darker around the edges 
        and lighter in the center.  Die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die.
2.	Ink-blend a piece of card stock with your favorite greens, then die cut the Whirl 
        Leaves.  Once die cut, you can add more ink to the leaves with your blending brush
        to give them some depth.
3.	Ink-blend a piece of cardstock with your favorite pinks, then die cut the sentiment. 
        If your sentiment has a shadow die, cut that out of vellum and adhere the pink 
        sentiment on top.
4.	Die cut some snowflakes out of white card stock.
5.	Assemble all of your die cut pieces on your blue ink-blended panel and adhere 
        them with liquid glue.  For the snowflakes, I only added glue to the very center of 
        the flakes so that edges of the snowflake would pop up a bit and give the effect 
        that the snowflake was falling.
6.	Adhere the completed panel to a card base and add a few gems for some shine!

Can you see how you could easily turn this card into something for more than Christmas?  

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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