Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Joyful

Simon Says Stamp | Handmade Holiday

Hi there!

Today I’m back with my final (for now) card using the new Christmas Cookies embossing folder from the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday release!

You may remember that for my first card (here) I didn’t add any color to the background – just the “naked”, but embossed, card stock. For my second two cards (here), I added a ton of color and shimmer using Distress Spray Stains. So, for today’s card, I decided to try something in between.

After I embossed plain white card, I added just a hint of color by very lightly ink blending over the embossed image with a blending brush. By going over the embossed images lightly, the color transferred more darkly on the raised areas of the image than it did on the debossed areas. And because this embossing folder has many levels, I was able to get many different shades just because of how the blending brush touched them. The key to this technique is to use a really light touch – you can always add more or go over it again – but you can’t take the ink away if you get it too dark – so a light hand and a bit of patience are key.

To complete this card, I used my Copic markers on the Elizabeth Craft Winter Greens die cuts to create a sweet bunch of holiday foliage in the bottom corner of my card. I popped up the Simon Says Stamp + CZ Design “Joyful” die and added a few wooden stars for a finishing touch.

I just love how the Christmas Cookies pop off the paper with just that little bit of ink blending!

I have had so much fun using this embossing folder! I hope you’ve played around a bit with yours!

Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday release and get your Christmas Cookie embossing folder (and so much more) just in time for your holiday card making!

Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

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Jean

Designer & Content Creator

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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