Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Joy Card by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Joy

Did I mention I am in my Holiday mood already? For some reason (even though it is still very hot outside and the AC is always on) all I want to make these days are Christmas cards! Plus I am still actively playing with my Distress inks and using them as watercolors so I keep looking for new images to watercolor and maybe this is why I’ve started to reach for my holiday stamp, who knows.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Joy Card by Yana Smakula

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I wanted to use a Big Joy die cut and incorporate some negative die cutting into this card so I started by creating a background. I used antlers image from the Christmas Cats stamp set and heat embossed a fun pattern onto a sheet of watercolor cardstock. By the way, I have other cards on my blog using this really fun set (the cats in there are just adorable), click the thumbnail images below if you’d like to check them out:

Yana Smakula | Simon Says Stamp Meowy Christmas Simon Says Stamp | Purrfect Holidays Cat Christmas Card.

To help me get these images evenly spaced I relied on grid lines of my clear block and cutting mat, I didn’t want to add any pencil lines as I knew I’d be doing heat embossing and I didn’t want to trap any pencil marks under embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Joy Card by Yana Smakula

I used Distress Gathered Twigs ink and a detail water brush to watercolor the antlers and also Forest Moss and Peeled Paint and a medium water brush to watercolor the background. I also added a bit of shimmer using Distress Mica Spray (it doesn’t show up on these photos).

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Joy Card by Yana Smakula

Once my background was colored and dry I die cut the Joy word right in the middle. I kept and inner part of the letter O and once I foam mounted the watercolor panel onto an A2 top folding card base made out of chocolate cardstock I also foam mounted that inner part.

Simon Says Stamp | Christmas Joy Card by Yana Smakula

I also heat embossed Christmas for the sentiment to read “Christmas Joy” in white embossing powder onto same chocolate cardstock, cut it out and foam mounted onto the card. Lastly, I adhered several rose gold sequins and clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

 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 Christmas Cats
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Cats
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Home for the Holidays
Simon Says Clear Stamps Home for the Holidays
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Simon Says Stamp Big Joy Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Big Joy Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peeled Paint
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Forest Moss
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
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May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
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Zig Watercolor BrusH2O Detailer
Zig Watercolor BrusH2O Detailer
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Medium Water Brush
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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3D Foam Squares - Black Mix
3D Foam Squares – Black Mix
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
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Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
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2 Comments

    1. These antlers are so much fun!
      Great card, superb coloring and fantastic design!

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