Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Hello and welcome! Today I have another simple one layer Christmas card idea to share featuring coloring with a shimmer pen. Recently I’ve been looking into simple ways to color images and I shared a video showing how to color using a single white pen, I also made a few cards and colored them using Nuvo Drops.

For today’s video I wanted to explore another simple and quick way to add color to outline images and I decided I’d use my shimmer pen. We wont be necessarily adding color to the images, not technically coloring them in a traditional sense of the way, but we will use the shimmer pen to highlight these images and help them pop off the background.

Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

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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

I used Ornamental stamp set by Cathy Z for Simon Says Stamp from the Fun & Festive release and heat embossed images in Antique Gold embossing powder on Island Blue cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

This is fun Holiday stamp set with modern imagery and sentiments that allow you to create Christmas ornaments. My idea here is to have a sentiment on my card and surround it with pretty ornaments. Each ornament is different, with a different pattern or sentiment. This stamp set offers a number of options to decorate the ornaments – you have several sentiment and several images that all fit inside that ornament image. I love stamp sets like this with lots of versatility to them and clever and modern designs.

Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Next I ink blended my background for an ombre look. I used Deep See ink as my mid color and Navy as my dark color (also blending Black at the very top) keeping the bottom of my panel the way it is. I really love doing these ombre ink blended backgrounds lately, they are simple to make, but look beautiful.

Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

To color each ornament I used shimmer pen from Tonic Studios. I simply added a generous amount of shimmer onto each image (I did to so twice to have as much shimmer as possible). You can totally color these using markers, watercolors, or anything else you like to use, I wanted to try alternative ways to color so I’ve been exploring other mediums I could color with.

Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Once the shimmer was dry I adhered my panel onto an A2 white side folding card base and I also added several nuvo drops in Red and White to add a pop of color to this Holiday card. I love the way it turned out, I kept my stamps in the MISTI tool as I plan to mass produce this card design.

Simon Says Stamp | Coloring with Shimmer Pen. One Layer Christmas Card. Video (Blog Hop + Giveaway)

You can also try and do this in a different color, you can go with red and add a really deep red ink blending, you can go with pink, teal, even green would look stunning. I hope you’ll give this idea a try using these or other stamps from your stash. If you do, remember to share online and tag on social media – I also love seeing what you guys are making.

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!

CZ Design Clear Stamps Ornamental
CZ Design Clear Stamps Ornamental
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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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 Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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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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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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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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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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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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BLOG HOP

Use code FEST587 for a free gift (festive Stickles) with any order! The code will expire Sunday, 10/14 at 11:59 pm ET.

If you arrived from the lovely Debby Hughes the next stop on this hop is amazing Yoonsun Hur. You can also start over at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

GIVEAWAY!

Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comment section. Comment below for your chance to win. Winners will be posted on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.

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171 Comments

    1. Great card, Yana! I love the ombre look of the card base, without having to go to too much trouble to achieve the look! 🙂

    1. WOW … this is amazing, I’ve never seen the technique done this way; love your ombre look… gonna try it

    1. I love this card and your clear instructions! I am definitely going to purchase one of those cool pens. Thanks!

    1. What a great card! I like the technique of inking over coloured card stock to get your ombre.

    1. I love your card!! The blues are gorgeous!! I love using my shimmer pens, I have 12 in different colors now and love them!! Awesome card!!

    1. Marvelous monochromatic card! I like the addition of the red & white dots and the shimmer added for a pop of color and glitter!! I really like these “easier” cards you’ve been featuring lately to show you don’t need a ton of things to make really fantastic cards!!

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