Hi friends! Please join me in welcoming back the oh-so-talented and amazing Yana Smakula! (Please note: our dear friend Yana is Ukrainian. To show support to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, please see Yana’s post HERE.)
Hello, crafters, this is Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp! Welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!
Today I am creating several Christmas cards with the Trees and Stars stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. This is a fun set with several bold graphic Christmas tree images, there are 6 designs to choose from, each sized perfectly for an A2 card.
I really liked the tree with the different-sized dots. I prepared several cardstock panels, which are all cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ (I later trimmed them to 3 3/4 x 5″, although I think the 4 x 5 1/4″ is a better cut, especially if you want to add the gold embossing around the edges).
I used my mini MISTI stamping tool and a grip mat inside the MISTI, and stamped the tree along with the sentiment in clear embossing ink, added Antique Gold embossing powder and heat set it.
You can use any color powder you like and the color of the powder will make the color of your ornaments. This Christmas tree consists of various size circles arranged in a tall triangle and they create the illusion of the Christmas tree. To me, these circles look like ornaments, they can also look like Christmas lights on a Christmas tree. So you can use any color embossing powder if you are heat embossing on colored cardstock or any color ink if you are stamping on white cardstock for these circles.
Next, I added ink blending to each of the colored cardstock panels to help guide the eye of the viewer to the center of the cards where the tree is placed.
The beauty of this stamp is that it creates the base of your tree, but you can then use that base to decorate it with other supplies you have in your stash. So think about all of those embellishments you have and how you can incorporate those into your tree.
I used enamel dots from Spellbinders, I have them in different colors and I thought it would be fun to make my trees all different colors. In addition to the enamel dots, I added sequins, these are Aura sequins, also from Spellbinders.
Because that wasn’t enough I also used a white pen and added white dots to fill in even more and I love this result.
So here’s a look at the cards I have for you today created with the Trees and Stars stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Have fun stamping!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks again to Yana for being our guest!