How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Simon Says Stamp | Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards. Yippee For Yana Series. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today I have Calligraphy-like Christmas Cards to share. Grab a cuppa & enjoy!

Calligraphy is and has always been extremely popular. It looks gorgeous, it’s always very personalized and unique. But calligraphy is also something that’s not given naturally to everyone, it takes time and practice to master. In this video I’ll show you how to fake a gorgeous calligraphy-like Christmas card with the help of clear stamps.

How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

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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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CARD DETAILS

Stamping is easy. There are thousands of gorgeous stamp designs out there and to fake the calligraphy look on my cards today I picked Merry Christmas stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I always like to add a little something to my cards, a little extra message, so here I added one that reads “Wishing you Peace and Joy”.

How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I have 3 variations of this card design today (be sure to watch my video to see that 3rd idea). I used snowflakes for one of the cards, oversized Christmas lights image for another one and images of gifts for the 3rd one. My favorite is the one with the lights, but I’m curious to learn which of those you like the most?

How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I gold heat embossed my images on dark blue cardstock panel. To make the “Merry Christmas” sentiment unique I used a white pen and added shadow details. It’s a bit intimidating to do if you are doing it for the first time, but it’s super fun and results are worth the effort. All you have to do is follow the letter outlines with your pen.

How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I didn’t have a stamp to stamp the string to go with my lights, so I doodled that in myself using that same white pen. I skipped coloring my lights using a traditional medium and coated each with shimmer using a shimmer pen (I added 3 layers of shimmer for some extra sparkle). Lastly, I used jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to embellish these cards. I added a lot of the smallest jewels onto my snowflake card and was very precise with the placement as I wanted these positioned on the ends of the snowflakes.

How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I also added some large and small Midnight Black jewels to my Christmas Lights card to fill the space in-between the lights.

I loved making these cards. I haven’t really tried anything like this in the past; it was fun stepping out of my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to trying doing faux calligraphy on my cards again!

How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Have fun stamping!

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 Merry Christmas
Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry Christmas
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry and Bright
Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry and Bright
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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 Frozen Fractals
Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Circle Sayings Holiday
Simon Says Clear Stamps Circle Sayings Holiday
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry and Bright
Simon Says Clear Stamps Merry and Bright
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Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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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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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh Midnight Black Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Midnight Black Jewels
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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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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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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How to make Calligraphy-Like Christmas Cards with stamps. Video tutorial. #fauxcalligraphy #christmascard #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

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