Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video. Blog Hop & Giveaway (now closed)

Hello there and welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by today to help celebrate Simon Says Stamp Special Holiday Release Week (more about new products and blog hop below). I am very excited to share a simple Light Up The Town card and video today.

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I am always fascinated by various house and building stamp images so naturally I was most drawn to the Christmas Town stamp set from the Advent Plus release. If you’ve been following me for some time you might have noticed I have a thing for houses (if not, check this post and this one, oh and this one too). I also incorporated a little light up element – Chibitronics Lights from Simon’s December Card Kit. These lights are perfect to adding an unexpected WOW element to any project!

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started by heat embossing a sentiment from the mini Advent Sentiment stamp set in Antique Gold embossing powder onto a panel of Audrey Blue cardstock. I wanted to have various houses placed around the sentiment, so I needed to start by stamping the sentiment first and I went with Christmas Time Is Here.

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

Once I had the placement of the sentiment figured out I stamped houses around it. I used my MISTI stamping tool and double stamped images to have perfect ink coverage (you really don’t need to do this, this has become an impulse for me). I also blended Audrey Blue ink around the edges of my heat embossed panel to darken the edges and keep the center lighter.

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

Lastly, I added a lot of white gel pen details to mimic snow. I love this get pen – I haven’t had a single problem with it and it always gives the best opaque white coverage.

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

BLOG HOP

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Tim Holtz
Shari Carroll
Kristina Werner
Debby Hughes
Nichol Spohrs
Laura Bassen
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Jessica Frost-Ballas – next stop
Wanda Guess
Nina-Marie Trapani
Heather Ruwe
Amy Rysavy

GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

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I have a $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp store to giveaway to one lucky winner! Leave a comment below and let me know which product is your most favorite! You have until 5PM New York time, Sunday to comment. Winner will be announced on Monday.

Thank you all for your comments!

The winner is: Barbara Lassiter. Congratulations, Barbara! Simon will be in touch with you

NEW SIMON’S RELEASES

There are 3 great releases from Simon Says Stamp – December Card Kit (already sold out, but you can still pick up the stamp set HERE), Advent Plus Release – fantastic goodies and Limited Edition Card Kit (I am yet to play with it!)

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
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Advent Plus release
Advent Plus release
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Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card Kit Christmas
Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card Kit Christmas
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SUPPLIES

Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Town
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Town
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Sentiments
Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Sentiments
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad Audrey Blue
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad Audrey Blue
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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Misti Precision Stamper Stamping Tool Kit
Misti Precision Stamper Stamping Tool Kit
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Chibitronics Circuit Stickers Intro Pack
Chibitronics Circuit Stickers Intro Pack
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426 Comments

    1. I’m so excited to get this kit. I love the SSS kit of the months but this one I couldn’t pass up. I love this video! I can’t wait to get my kit and try some of your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Oh my, so very beautiful. The lights and the snow take this card from great to fabulous-awesome.

    1. Beautiful card! Love how it lights up! The background colour is so lovely and the gold against it is perfect!

    1. Such a beautiful card, with the added fun of the lights! My favourite product is MISTI!

    1. Wow! I love the blue and gold. You depict a village in such a creative and cozy way. You never cease to amaze me! I’m working on my Christmas cards with a nativity scene and gold accents.

    1. Amazing card! Love the tiff any blue with the gold. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    1. This card is absolutely gorgeous and magical. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    1. The lights add such pizzazz! My favorite crafting tool is my atg gun – makes assembly so easy…

    1. Oh my! This card is amazing! I need those lights! Lol! Beautiful thanks for the inspiration! I have tons more cards to do yet and my head is swimming with ideas from this hop! Lol

    1. Beautiful detail on this card. I love how you added snow to the tiny windows.

    1. I love the look of this card soooo much! I am not sure about those lights but I love how you used them. The “snow” on the sentiment looks FANTASTIC!!

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