Simon Says Stamp | Foiling, Embossing, Stamping & More. Wishing You Joy Christmas Greeting Card by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Foiling, Embossing, Stamping & More on a Christmas Card

Recently I had some much anticipated free time in my craft room and stamped my heart out. I made several handmade cards using supplies I had sitting on my desk (I have a lot of stuff out!). I was also browsing Pinterest for modern Christmas stationery and was very inspired.

Simon Says Stamp | Foiling, Embossing, Stamping & More. Wishing You Joy Christmas Greeting Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD IDEA

I wanted to combine hot foil stamping, heat embossing, and some Copic coloring. I think this card turned out quite beautiful. I love the bold contrast the black background and card base provide to the bright and vibrant coloring.

Simon Says Stamp | Foiling, Embossing, Stamping & More. Wishing You Joy Christmas Greeting Card by Yana Smakula

CARD INSTRUCTIONS

Follow these instructions step by step to re-create this card:

Simon Says Stamp | Foiling, Embossing, Stamping & More. Wishing You Joy Christmas Greeting Card by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Foiling, Embossing, Stamping & More. Wishing You Joy Christmas Greeting Card by Yana Smakula

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 Winter Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Winter Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers Wafer Die
Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers Wafer Die
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Winter Flowers
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Winter Flowers
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Sparkle Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Sparkle Greetings
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Cz Design Clear Stamps Good Cheer
Cz Design Clear Stamps Good Cheer
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Spellbinders Framed Details Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Framed Details Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Yana’s Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
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Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Detail
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Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker G21 Lime Green
Copic Sketch Marker G21 Lime Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
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Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
Copic Sketch Marker G99 Olive Green
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold Sequins
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Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
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10 Comments

    1. Such a gorgeous card, Yana!
      I think that foiling really sets the stage.
      I don’t have the ability to foil but I could probably use some skinny frames to create that look.
      The vibrant green and red are awesome.
      Thanks for your inspiration.
      Take care.

      1. thank you, Constance. Yes, I agree. Foiling takes this card to another lever. I’m quite addicted to creating hot foiled cards. Skinny frames would look good too, especially cut from gold mirror cardstock, it is very foil-like.

    1. Absolutely gorgeous. It’s a stunning card Yana. Thank you for sharing your skills and techniques with us. I’ve learned so much from you. Now I need to buy the hot foil frame. I already have all your sentiment sets.

      1. my pleasure, Delia! I’m so glad you like it. This frame is very versatile, and one I used a lot for my cards. In fact, I don’t even put it away, it just sits on a hook on my IKEA pegboard in front of my work table.

    1. Hi, Yana – I know I just gush like a fool in every comment I leave you. Honestly, I am not some crazy celebrity stalker… your work is just SO AMAZING. I think the black cardstock is where the amazing-ness begins for this card. The red, green, gold and white just POP off it. I just love the whole thing… the copic coloring, the foiling… the whole “sha-bang.” I got some copic markers from another crafter, so I will start emulating your coloring and see if I can learn the ways to make coloring look fantastic. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide. p.s. If I have a laminator, is that all I need to do foiling — besides the foil, I mean?
      Happy holidays to you and yours,
      Lori S in PA

      1. thank you, I’m so glad you like this card! The laminator does foil, but it is a different technology compared to a hot foil system like Glimmer (the one I use). With laminator you can foil printed toner sheets. With Glimmer, you can foil using foil plates and even some regular dies (dies will give you a skinny halo-like foiling). Both are fun systems to play with.

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