A Very Memorable Holiday

Hi readers! Happy Thursday to you! I have some fabulous holiday inspiration to share with you today from Deborah Nolan.  It’s never too early to start on holiday cards, right?!

Enjoy!

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Hello, readers! I’m so pleased and honored to have been invited to do a guest post here at the Simon Says Stamp blog and hope my card today will inspire you.

S U P P L I E S

I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Make top-folding 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.
  2. Temporarily adhere card to scrap paper with washi tape and then adhere stencil on top with washi tape. (This will prevent anything from moving.)
  3. Apply Hero Arts Silver ink to stencil using a pouncing motion, remove stencil and heat set.
  4. Cut 5″ x 6″ panel of white cardstock and cover completely with Delicata ink by gently brushing your ink pad against the paper and heat set.
  5. Temporarily adhere Woodland Tree Silhouette to silver inked panel with washi tape and die cut.
  6. Adhere Woodland Tree Silhouette to card front using Tombow and Quickie Glue roller pen (for the tight spots).
  7. Color scrap of white paper with Copic R39 and die cut Resting Birds; adhere to card using foam circles.
  8. Color two more scraps of white paper with Copic R39 and die cut Alphabet Soup six times; adhere first layer of “Merry Christmas” to card, follow with second layer. (The QuickStik is truly invaluable for this part!)
  9. Adhere gems.

T I P

While making this card, I discovered that you can make your own shimmer paper by swabbing a heavy cardstock with Delicata ink and then heat setting.

Thanks for having me and have a blessed day!

Deborah

Thanks for reading today and thanks to Deborah for sharing this lovely inspiration today!

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  1. Great card I love the little birds on the tree! The little sparkle on the snowflakes are perfect! I have most of my Christmas cards done so I don’t think this is to early. Thank you

  2. The only theme I like more than little villages is winter trees with birds. Silver and white…. just my style. I love this card.

  3. I was racking my brain trying to figure out how you created that gorgeous tree silhouette and now I know!! Excellent tip once again – thank you!

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for the tip about making your own shimmer cardstock with the Delicata Ink. I’ve been on the fence about whether to buy it… I wasn’t sure if it was just another metallic ink, or really something special. After reading all the raves, I think I really must try it, & your technique!

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