Simon Says Stamp | Jewels To Create Falling Snow - Christmas Season Card by Yana Smakula featuring STAINED GLASS GREETINGS SSS101768 and COOLEST YULEST CZ11 #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #handmadecard

Simon Says Stamp | Jewels To Create Falling Snow – Christmas Season Card

I love to use jewels to embellish my cards, possibly even more than I love sequins, as jewels add such a beautiful, unique finishing touch to any project. That being said, I wanted to see if I could use jewels to mimic falling snow on a Holiday card, so I made the card I’m sharing today to test my idea out. Let me know what you think – would you use jewels like this?

Simon Says Stamp | Jewels To Create Falling Snow - Christmas Season Card by Yana Smakula featuring STAINED GLASS GREETINGS SSS101768 and COOLEST YULEST CZ11 #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #handmadecard

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CARD DETAILS

I wanted to build a scene using Christmas trees. I pulled out the tree stamps from the Coolest Yulest stamp set from Cathy Zielske and stamped trees in the following colors of ink: Green Apple, Evergreen, Smoke, Willow, and Maliblue. Similar to the colors I used HERE. Next, I cut the images out using coordinating dies.

Simon Says Stamp | Jewels To Create Falling Snow - Christmas Season Card by Yana Smakula featuring STAINED GLASS GREETINGS SSS101768 and COOLEST YULEST CZ11 #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #handmadecard

I used a panel of Arctic cardstock for the background and stamped a sentiment in black ink in the center of my panel. I used sentiments from the Stained Glass Greetings stamp set, I love the font used for the word “Joy”, so unique!

Simon Says Stamp | Jewels To Create Falling Snow - Christmas Season Card by Yana Smakula featuring STAINED GLASS GREETINGS SSS101768 and COOLEST YULEST CZ11 #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #handmadecard

Next, I arranged my Christmas tree die cuts on the panel alternating big and small trees and trees of various colors. I used foam adhesive and foam mounted all of these die cuts onto the background to create some dimension on the card. This created the illusion of a Winter forest. I love the result!

Simon Says Stamp | Jewels To Create Falling Snow - Christmas Season Card by Yana Smakula featuring STAINED GLASS GREETINGS SSS101768 and COOLEST YULEST CZ11 #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #handmadecard

I trimmed my background panel to 4 1/4 x 5″ and adhered to the A2 white card base. Then, I used Sea Glass jewels from Pretty Pink Posh and scattered them around the sky portion of my panel positioning them more densely at the top. Adding jewels and gluing them in place is probably what took the longest when making this card, as you have to pick each jewel up, add a dot of glue and place it down. A tedious task for sure. But, something I don’t mind doing from time to time for a unique looking background. I wonder what you think? Would you use jewels in this way? Maybe you already have? Please share in the comments below. Thank you!

Simon Says Stamp | Jewels To Create Falling Snow - Christmas Season Card by Yana Smakula featuring STAINED GLASS GREETINGS SSS101768 and COOLEST YULEST CZ11 #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp #christmascard #handmadecard

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 Coolest Yulest
CZ Design Clear Stamps Coolest Yulest
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Cz Design Wafer Dies Coolest Yulest
Cz Design Wafer Dies Coolest Yulest
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Cz Design Coordinating Set Coolest Yulest
Cz Design Coordinating Set Coolest Yulest
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Stained Glass Greetings
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Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass Jewels
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Arctic
Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Arctic
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Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Ink Pad
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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2 Comments

    1. OMG I would definitely use these jewels on a card. I love sequins and jewels on cards. I never thought of doing this, but now I will have to try it. Love the idea and your card.

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