How to create a simple Christmas card with a snowflake background. Handmade card by Yana Smakula using OUTLINE SNOWFLAKES sss101889 and TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS sss101893 #christmascard #cardmaking

Simon Says Stamp | Amazing Christmas (or the Power of Ink Blending)

Hello friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. Today I have a simple, 2-layer Christmas card featuring ink blending, heat embossing and the use of a shimmer pen. I say this card is a 2-layer because it appears almost flat one layer except for the recessed sentiment part.

How to create a simple Christmas card with a snowflake background. Handmade card by Yana Smakula using OUTLINE SNOWFLAKES sss101889 and TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS sss101893 #christmascard #cardmaking

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by Antique Gold heat embossing a gorgeous snowflake background on light blue cardstock (the same as the sentiment is heat embossed on). Next, I pulled out my inks and darkened the background with their help. I used High Dive and Deep Sea along with a bit of Navy from Hero Arts.

How to create a simple Christmas card with a snowflake background. Handmade card by Yana Smakula using OUTLINE SNOWFLAKES sss101889 and TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS sss101893 #christmascard #cardmaking

Next, using a shimmer pen I “colored” each of the snowflakes. This added lots of pretty shimmer just to the snowflake areas and kept the rest of the background vibrant blue.

How to create a simple Christmas card with a snowflake background. Handmade card by Yana Smakula using OUTLINE SNOWFLAKES sss101889 and TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS sss101893 #christmascard #cardmaking

I trimmed my background into 2 pieces to create this split background design. Next, I trimmed off a thin strip about 1/4″ wide, flipped it to the other side and heat embossed my sentiment on top. The Tiny Words Christmas stamp set worked perfectly for this as all sentiments in that set are very small.

I used solid layer of fun foam to foam mount my snowflake background pieces in place – I first foam mounted the bottom one, next the top and finally “inlayed” the sentiment piece – I used just tape and no foam adhesive here.

How to create a simple Christmas card with a snowflake background. Handmade card by Yana Smakula using OUTLINE SNOWFLAKES sss101889 and TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS sss101893 #christmascard #cardmaking

Lastly, I coated circles on the background with Nuvo Morning Dew Drops to add some dimension. The card ended up looking pretty, yet simple to make! I hope you’ll give this idea a try.

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 Outline Snowflakes
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Outline Snowflakes
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Tiny Words Christmas
Simon Says Clear Stamps Tiny Words Christmas
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stam Deep Sea Ink Pad
Simon Says Stam Deep Sea Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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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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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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How to create a simple Christmas card with a snowflake background. Handmade card by Yana Smakula using OUTLINE SNOWFLAKES sss101889 and TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS sss101893 #christmascard #cardmaking

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12 Comments

    1. I love the fine etched lines of this background stamp, it makes the snowflakes so elegant. Yana your blue background really showcases the images so perfectly. Well done.

    1. Such a pretty winter palette. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

    1. How lovely and so
      easy to make! Thanks
      for the idea.
      Carla from Utah

    1. Love this pretty card, Yana! Elegant looking but quick & easy & almost flat for mailing.

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