Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Coloring with a Single Pen (or Pencil). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring CENTER CUT HOLIDAY ICONS sss101885 #yscardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp #christmascards

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Coloring with a Single Pen (or Pencil). Video

Hi everyone! For this video tutorial I decided to do something very simple, very doable and easy to mass produce if needed. I’m sharing Clean & Simple Christmas cards that require little to no coloring using a single pen or a pencil. I haven’t yet decided on the design of my Christmas cards this year, but these might be just it – they are easy to make, they are almost one layer and they pack a lot of wow into a simple design.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Coloring with a Single Pen (or Pencil). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring CENTER CUT HOLIDAY ICONS sss101885 #yscardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp #christmascards

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

I started making these cards by heat embossing either an entire background, a middle section only or middle and inner sections in Gold embossing powder on kraft or red cardstock. The beauty (and value!) or this background stamp is that it can be used in 3 different ways without much effort.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Coloring with a Single Pen (or Pencil). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring CENTER CUT HOLIDAY ICONS sss101885 #yscardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp #christmascards

Next, I used a single white pen or red pencil or combination of both to color select icons on the background. I used just white pen to color the wreath on the red background. I only colored some icons, you definitely don’t want to color them all (you can if you want to).

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Coloring with a Single Pen (or Pencil). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring CENTER CUT HOLIDAY ICONS sss101885 #yscardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp #christmascards

For my kraft cards I used a combination of white pen and Deep Scarlet Red, #219 Polychromos pencil from Faber Castell and colored some icons white, some red and some both white and red (like candy canes and gift boxes).

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Coloring with a Single Pen (or Pencil). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula featuring CENTER CUT HOLIDAY ICONS sss101885 #yscardmaking #stamping #simonsaysstamp #christmascards

I added very simple sentiments onto each of my 5 backgrounds, some cards ended up being one layer, some simple 2-layer with either a Holiday or regular Thank You sentiment.

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!

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Center Cut Holiday Icons
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Center Cut Holiday Icons
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Cz Design Coordinating Set Coolest Yulest Czset4
Cz Design Coordinating Set Coolest Yulest Czset4
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Cz Design Clear Stamps Coolest Yulest Cz11
Cz Design Clear Stamps Coolest Yulest Cz11
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Cz Design Wafer Dies Coolest Yulest Czd13
Cz Design Wafer Dies Coolest Yulest Czd13
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Spiritual Sentiments
Simon Says Clear Stamps Spiritual Sentiments
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Festive Trees
Simon Says Clear Stamps Festive Trees
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 12 Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Set
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Desert Storm
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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13 Comments

    1. Thanks for sharing your great cards! I love seeing hearing your thought process, and seeing your designs come to life on video!

    1. Striking cards — I love a red and white combo. I especially like the card where the icons are in a circle and you masked off the center for the sentiment. Recently I bought my first background stamp and am learning what can be done with it. Not sure I want to invest in more of them … yet. However, this background stamp has lots of possibilities. Thanks too for the reminder to make some holiday thank you cards!!!! Thank you, Yana!

    1. Always such a treat to open my mail from, Yana! I always wonder what surprise she has waiting for me and she never fails to deliver! Great stamp and wonderful way to use it! Thanks so much for your ideas and inspiration!

    1. I love the red and gold. To me that just screams Christmas. Great job, Yana.

    1. Hi Yana, such fabulous cards. I love the simplicity of these cards but they are gorgeous! I enjoy watching your videos. Your cards are always very inspiring.

    1. Great card ideas. I’m going to try this with smaller stamps I have and create my own background.

    1. I just love these cards! So stunning. I agree would be a great pick for sending out christmas cards this year!

    1. Love these cards! That simple coloring with the heat embossing really works well. I hadn’t planned on ordering this stamp until I saw your cards. Now it’s definitely going to be a must have. Really like that with this simple idea I can mass produce plus do my coloring while on the go or while watching TV.

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