World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! From Our Home to Yours Handmade Cards using Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 clear stamps. Ornaments colored with Nuvo Drops #yscardmaking #stampng #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! IGTV Video + Giveaway

Hello friends and happy World Cardmaking Day! Today is THE DAY to celebrate our love for handmade cards, all things stamping, die cutting and cardmaking! I hope you have plans for today to enjoy this hobby to the fullest and either watch some Youtube cardmaking tutorials or classes, craft together with your friends or just participate in challenges that are dedicated to this day.

World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! From Our Home to Yours Handmade Cards using Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 clear stamps. Ornaments colored with Nuvo Drops #yscardmaking #stampng #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

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I myself have lots going on today starting with the World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! It is always a treat to receive an invitation from Simon to join one of their exclusive events and I was delighted to join this one where several cardmakers from all over the world were tasked to create a project using same stamp set.

I love challenges like this as they really show how diverse and unique our creativity is. Be sure to pop over to Simon’s blog to see what everyone else has created, I can’t wait to see other cards!

World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! From Our Home to Yours Handmade Cards using Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 clear stamps. Ornaments colored with Nuvo Drops #yscardmaking #stampng #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Inspired by my recent projects showcasing coloring using a single pen or pencil, I wanted to find additional, simple ways to color images without much effort. For these cards I settled on using my Nuvo Drops in White, Clear and Red for a classic Red, Gold and Blue Christmas color combination.

World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! From Our Home to Yours Handmade Cards using Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 clear stamps. Ornaments colored with Nuvo Drops #yscardmaking #stampng #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I gold heat embossed ornament, string and sentiment from Ornate Ornaments set on Island Blue cardstock and blended Hero Arts Navy ink around the edges to darken the paper (I wanted to use much darker paper for this project, but Island Blue is the darkest I currently have in my stash, so I used what I had). This gave me a beautiful spotlight in the center where my ornament was and darker, deeper blue paper around it.

World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! From Our Home to Yours Handmade Cards using Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 clear stamps. Ornaments colored with Nuvo Drops #yscardmaking #stampng #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I adhered my panels onto A2 white side-folding card bases and next used Nuvo Drops to selectively color circles on these ornaments. I went with Morning Dew, White and Red Berry colors. For my last project I combined all three for a multi color ornament.

World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! From Our Home to Yours Handmade Cards using Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 clear stamps. Ornaments colored with Nuvo Drops #yscardmaking #stampng #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I also sprayed it with Hero Arts Iridescent Shimmer mist for some shine. I added red and white bakers twine bow to the other cards to dress them up.

WATCH VIDEO ON MY IGTV ACCOUNT

I filmed a short video clip showing how I made these cards and posted it on my IGTV account. You can access it from my profile page on Instagram (must do so using your phone, it doesn’t display on desktop).

World Cardmaking Day Celebration with Simon Says Stamp! From Our Home to Yours Handmade Cards using Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS sss101878 clear stamps. Ornaments colored with Nuvo Drops #yscardmaking #stampng #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

GIVEAWAY / PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES

Show us what you’re making today for World Card Making Day! Upload your cards at the InLinkz on Simon Says Stamp Blog by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 13th, and we will choose 1 random winner to receive a $100 gift card from Simon Says Stamp and one random winner to receive a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine!

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 Clear Stamps Ornate Ornaments
Simon Says Clear Stamps Ornate Ornaments
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
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Tonic Red Berry Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Red Berry Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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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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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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18 Comments

    1. Wonderful cards! The nuvo drops colouring is so cool And I love the spotlight on the ornament with your darker outside background!!

    1. Oh they just pop on that beautiful blue background! I am off to watch your video

    1. SO PRETTY, Yanna!!!! LOVE the way the Nuvo Drops look with the embossing & your rich background! 😉 BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!

    1. Yana, your cards are strikingly gorgeous! I’ve always loved your cards and these are so wonderful. Simple but elegant! Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. So very pretty! I love how you deepened the blue around the outside of the card and allowed the inside of the ornament to remain lighter!

    1. Love your idea! Nice and simple with only a few supplies, yet look fantastic! Wonderful!

    1. Your’re card is so Gorgeous card that I had to order to stamp set.

    1. Gorgeous! Love the background and the spotlight effect. The gold looks so classy on the dark navy. I never would have thought to “colour” an image just with nuvo drops but I quite like it. I don’t think it would work for every image but it looks amazing with these ornaments. I’ll have to keep this idea in the back of my mind

    1. These are gorgeous Yana. Love the simplicity of the design but the detail of the ornament(s) really makes a statement. Beautifully done.

    1. What a great use for Nuvo Drops! Made for some beautiful but fairly simple cards – ones that could be mass produced. Thanks for the inspiration!

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