Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: A Mele Kalikimaka Holiday!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello everyone! Welcome back to a brand new Studio Monday with Nina-Marie tutorial! Today I have the please of featuring the gorgeous, Mele Kalikimaka stamp set that Stephanie Low illustrated for our recent Fun and Festive Simon exclusive release!

If you know me, I adore the ocean and anything related to it. This Mele Kalikimaka set is my most-favorite stamp set from the Fun & Festive collection and I could not wait to create a card with it! The wreath is made up of stunning seashells, seagrass and starfish, completed by a giant bow. I wanted to use nautical colors, as that would complement the red I used for the bow perfectly.

To color the wreath, I used Prismacolor colored pencils on gray toned paper. I achieved the no-line effect by stamping the image with Fog ink from Simon.

The beautiful Ornamental stamp set and Merry script die by CZ Design fit perfectly over the bow; I tipped the script greeting to follow the flow of the bow in the top right corner.

Finally, I finished this “Christmas by the Sea” card off by adding a few Christmas Magic sequins and Pine Needle die cuts around the wreath, which really filled everything in nicely!

I hope today’s video leaves you insoured to create a natuical holiday card of your own! Be sure to watch the video below to see how it all came together!

WATCH THE VIDEO

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Simon Says Clear Stamps MELE…
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Simon Says Stamp PINE NEEDLE TRIO…
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Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS MAGIC…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Strathmore TONED GRAY Sketch Paper…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Fiskars FINGERTIP CONTROL CRAFT KNIFE…
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  1. What a gorgeous card. I love all the details and texture you kept in with your pencils. Also, I’m surprised by how much I like the grey behind it; I would have thought that would be the way to go for a holiday card, but it really works. Not a card I could mass produce (because I color slower than a sloth with a cold), but it would be a delightful one-off for someone special. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have had my eye on this stamp set ever since it was first released. Your coloring, especially using the no line technique, is exquisite! The beautiful wreath really pops against the grey cs. :)

  3. I agree, the Mele Kalikimaka set is my favorite stamp set from the Fun & Festive collection, I couldn’t wait to get it. I have it but have not worked with it yet, your inspiration here has me itching to get started with it. Thank you for sharing this awesomeness!

  4. Thanks for sharing this card and video, Nina-Marie. Your card is so lovely and your video gave me some great tips for working with my colored pencils.

  5. I HAVE to get this stamp!! It is gorgeous!! I love how Nina Marie colored the wreath with the tropical colors. The tucked in pine needles was a great touch!!

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