Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card

Driving to the holidays! Driving to the holidays! I love to use stamps with little vehicles for my projects, for some reason they just speak to me. Whenever hubby and I are driving somewhere we always play the “slug bug” game – usually it’s the hubby of course who spots way more beetles on the road, but we don’t keep score, we just play for fun. That being said, when I saw Flora & Fauna’s Driving to the Holidays stamp set with the little beetle I knew I had to use it to make a card!

Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I really like Floral & Fauna’s unconventional style – quirky images and fun sentiments bring something new and unique for me to play with. I started working on this card by thinking what kind of scene I wanted to make. I decided to make beetle the center of attention and add various winter and holiday images around it.

Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

After stamping the car and “beep beep” in black ink onto a 4 x 5 1/4″ white cardstock panel I stamped “Joy” using Hero Arts Green Ombre ink. Next, I hand cut a hill mask out of white paper and blended Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink to create a horizon line for my project.

I also stamped something that looks like shadow or melted snow under the wheels of the car using a stamp from the Texture Three stamp set in Simon’s Stone ink and added two Christmas trees stamped in same Green Ombre.

Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

I stamped another car image and a winter hat in VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto a separate piece of paper and heat embossed both in clear embossing powder. Using Copics I quickly colored images to make the hat red and the car green (specific colors are listed below in “Supplies” section).

Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

I cut images out using scissors and foam mounted onto my panel. At the same time I also stamped a string of lights and colored them red.

Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

I added another sub sentiment – “Love, Peace & Holiday” and stamped a tiny red bow. Finally I foam mounted my panel onto an A2 top folding card base and added “falling snow” using Tonic Glitter Accents.

Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

This was a super fun card to make and I love how Clean & Simple it turned out. I might even make a bunch of these to use as this year’s holiday card from our family.

STEP BY STEP

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Flora & Fauna | Clean & Simple Driving To The Holidays Card by Yana Smakula

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Flora & Fauna Driving to the Holidays Set
Flora & Fauna Driving to the Holidays Set
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Flora & Fauna Texture Three Set
Flora & Fauna Texture Three Set
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Ombre Lime to Forever Green Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Lime to Forever Green Ink Pad
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Stone Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Stone Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 Lipstick Red
Copic Sketch Marker R29 Lipstick Red
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B00 Frost Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
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Tonic Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents
Tonic Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Cracked Pistachio
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6 Comments

    1. I love this card! That little bug is too cute but I’m a fan of vw beetles. Your stamping, coulouring, and placement of images is just beautifully done. Such a quirky and fun card. I really do just love it!!

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