More Last Minute Christmas Card Ideas. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp.

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Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Christmas is just 13 days away and now is the time to get those holiday cards done if you have yet already.

More Last Minute Christmas Card Ideas. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

In today’s blog post & video I am sharing a very simple, easy to make, yet classy and stunning Christmas card idea that involves just a bit of stamping, heat embossing and ink blending – very doable card and easy to mass produce if you happen to need a bunch of last minute Christmas cards.

More Last Minute Christmas Card Ideas. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp.

I’m using a handful of supplies today – one of them is a beautiful Comfort & Joy clear stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, I will be using Joy to the World sentiment and an image of a Christmas present; simple imagery, but large enough to take center stage on our card. Also large enough so that we won’t need to add much else to the project. As when you are in a hurry you want to get those cards done as soon as you can. If you don’t have this exact stamp set look through your stash for a large sentiment and also a simple outline image that goes well with the holiday theme.

More Last Minute Christmas Card Ideas. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp.

First, I stamped & gold heat embossed images on blue cardstock. I picked blue for 2 reasons: a) I simply love this color and b) I wanted to have a night sky type of look and feel for this card.

More Last Minute Christmas Card Ideas. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp.

To create a background, I want it to look like as if there’s falling snow on the card, I used another stamp from Simon  – Falling Snow cling background stamp and I once again heat embossed it. This time however, I used a different color of embossing powder – Steel Navy from Simon. I poured it onto my panel avoiding the sentiment and gift area. I’m not one for masking and if I can skip doing masking I will, so here I skipped masking and instead used a dry paintbrush to brush away any embossing powder that overlapped the gold heat embossing.

More Last Minute Christmas Card Ideas. Handmade cards by Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp.

After heat setting I added some ombre ink blending at the top to darken the top edge a bit. To do this I used Navy and Black inks and my ink blending tools. Ink bending on colored cardstock saves you loads of time as you already have that base color in place and you just need to add your medium and darkest color.

Another way you can step this card design up is by embellishing it with jewels. Here I used clear jewels from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered them over some of the snow dots in the background.

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 Comfort and Joy
Simon Says Clear Stamps Comfort and Joy
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Falling Snow
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Falling Snow
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Simon Says Stamps Tiny Words Christmas
Simon Says Stamps Tiny Words Christmas
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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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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Steel Navy
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Steel Navy
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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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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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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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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