Christmas Cards

Simon Says Stamp Snowflakes

Hi everyone! thanks for stopping by… I have another set of Christmas cards to share. I know its getting late, but when I get a stamp like this Simon Says Stamp Outline Snowflake, I just can’t resist myself!

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I started off by stamping the gorgeous Outline Snowflake background stamp onto 7 panels of Canson watercolor paper with InkOn3 embossing ink,  then heat-embossed with Brustus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder. I taped the panels onto a clip board, and sprayed the paper heavily with water. I pulled out several colors of Nuvo Shimmer Powder: Solar Flare, Atlantis Burst, Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade, and Cherry Bomb. I softly tapped each bottle over the panels, letting the pigment powders drop on the paper like snow. I added pigments a little at a time. Once I was happy with the amount, I heavy sprayed the panels again with water to spread the colors out.

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I used my heat tool to quickly dry the paper, and had a paper towel handy to soak up any colors that were pooling together too much. What was left behind once the papers were dry were these beautiful shimmery rainbows.

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For the snowflakes, I used SSS Eliza snowflake die. I die-cut 3 snow flakes out of white card stock, and 1 snowflake out of Simon Says Stamp silver glitter paper. I stacked them together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive. I glued them onto the panels, then worked on the sentiments.

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I used sentiments from SSS Tiny Words Christmas stamp set. I am in love with all the sayings in the set, and have used them on several different sets of cards. I picked out for sentiments, put them in my Mini MISTI, and prepped a piece of black card stocked with anti-static powder. I stamped the words with embossing ink (being sure not to stamp too hard since the wards are so small), then turned the paper around and stamped again. I heat embossed the paper with white embossing powder. Once the paper was cooled down, I wiped the paper off with a Swiffer wipe, and used the smallest SSS Sentiment Wafer Die to trim the words.

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I added thin foam adhesive squares to the back of the sentiment strips, and added them to the middle of the snowflakes. I attached the panels to A2 size Neenah Solar White 110 lb card bases, using Scor tape for a strong hold.

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I am so happy with how these cards turned out. I’ve already mailed them out, and I know they’re going to put a smile on the recipients faces.

Thanks for stopping by!

Angelica

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22 Replies to “Simon Says Stamp Snowflakes”

  1. I really like the combo of bright watercolors and winter snowflakes! Makes me think of spring because, seriously, my favorite part of winter is when it’s over. Love!

  2. I am absolutely stunned by these breathtaking cards, Angelica!!! 😲😲😲 I truly think they’re the most beautiful I’ve seen this holiday season!! And I’m definitely going to copy!! 😁😁

  3. these cards are beautiful. I usually like the traditional. Christmas colors but these are so festive that I am loving them. I think I will have to get these shimmery beauties.

    1. Thank you Anne. You should try them out. A little goes a long way. I love making galaxy backgrounds with them too!

    1. There’s some really good videos on YouTube on shimmer powders. I’ve had mine for about 6 months. I really enjoy them. ❤️

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