Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video. Blog Hop & Giveaway (now closed)

Hello there and welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by today to help celebrate Simon Says Stamp Special Holiday Release Week (more about new products and blog hop below). I am very excited to share a simple Light Up The Town card and video today.

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I am always fascinated by various house and building stamp images so naturally I was most drawn to the Christmas Town stamp set from the Advent Plus release. If you’ve been following me for some time you might have noticed I have a thing for houses (if not, check this post and this one, oh and this one too). I also incorporated a little light up element – Chibitronics Lights from Simon’s December Card Kit. These lights are perfect to adding an unexpected WOW element to any project!

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started by heat embossing a sentiment from the mini Advent Sentiment stamp set in Antique Gold embossing powder onto a panel of Audrey Blue cardstock. I wanted to have various houses placed around the sentiment, so I needed to start by stamping the sentiment first and I went with Christmas Time Is Here.

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

Once I had the placement of the sentiment figured out I stamped houses around it. I used my MISTI stamping tool and double stamped images to have perfect ink coverage (you really don’t need to do this, this has become an impulse for me). I also blended Audrey Blue ink around the edges of my heat embossed panel to darken the edges and keep the center lighter.

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

Lastly, I added a lot of white gel pen details to mimic snow. I love this get pen – I haven’t had a single problem with it and it always gives the best opaque white coverage.

Simon Says Stamp | Light Up The Town Card + Video

BLOG HOP

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Tim Holtz
Shari Carroll
Kristina Werner
Debby Hughes
Nichol Spohrs
Laura Bassen
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Jessica Frost-Ballas – next stop
Wanda Guess
Nina-Marie Trapani
Heather Ruwe
Amy Rysavy

GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

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I have a $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp store to giveaway to one lucky winner! Leave a comment below and let me know which product is your most favorite! You have until 5PM New York time, Sunday to comment. Winner will be announced on Monday.

Thank you all for your comments!

The winner is: Barbara Lassiter. Congratulations, Barbara! Simon will be in touch with you

NEW SIMON’S RELEASES

There are 3 great releases from Simon Says Stamp – December Card Kit (already sold out, but you can still pick up the stamp set HERE), Advent Plus Release – fantastic goodies and Limited Edition Card Kit (I am yet to play with it!)

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
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Advent Plus release
Advent Plus release
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Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card Kit Christmas
Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card Kit Christmas
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SUPPLIES

Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Town
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Town
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Sentiments
Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Sentiments
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month December 2016 Merry and Bright
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad Audrey Blue
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad Audrey Blue
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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Misti Precision Stamper Stamping Tool Kit
Misti Precision Stamper Stamping Tool Kit
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Chibitronics Circuit Stickers Intro Pack
Chibitronics Circuit Stickers Intro Pack
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426 Comments

    1. Christmas Village and Swell Christmas are both fantastic sets! Your card with the combination of gold and blue is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. I just love the idea of the card you made. It reminds me when I was a child lying on the grass with my friends looking up in the sky at clouds. What a cool idea!

    1. Love the card in blue with the Simon holiday house stamp set. I love the gold and white accents with the blue! Thank you for your great ideas.

    1. I really like the Christmas town stamps.
      Your card is so pretty thanks for the great idea!

    1. There’s a lot to like and it’s hard to pick a favorite supply! The lights are such a fun element, and the church stamp is so sweet. Thanks for the tip about the white gel pen–I’ll try those b/c the one I use isn’t working out well. Your card is very elegant and pretty!

    1. The Santa stamp is so fun – my favorite.
      Your card is beautiful. Thank you.

    1. I am in love with the lights. Cannot wait to start adding these to my cards. Yours is beautiful!

    1. What a lovely card. I can’t wait to try adding the lights to my cards.

    1. Love the color of the paper you used! It makes your images and sentiment pop off the page! The lights just add that extra touch that makes your whole card amazing!

    1. What an awesome card, Yana!! I love the pop of gold on the blue and the accent of snow you added. So delightful. My favorite product that you used is the Chibi lights and the Christmas Town stamp set.

    1. Wonderful card ! I like small Christmas towns and little houses, but don’t have room for them anymore as I downsize. These houses will fit. lol Definitely a idea I may copy from you. The lights like frosting on the cake.

    1. What a pretty card! I love the combo of Audrey Blue with the gold embossing. And the interactive touch with the lights makes it so fun 🙂

    1. This is so fun and so beautiful! I really love how you stamped the village images all around the sentiment. It’s super eye catching, and really unique, too. That little village set is my favorite! Oh, and the vintage Santa stamp, too. 😀

    1. Such a great card! I love the colors you used and my favorite product would be that village set. 🙂

    1. Oh I adore that card!!! The chibi lights worked out perfectly, it’s nice to be able to touch anywhere to have it light up as opposed to trying to find the “sweet” spot to have it light up. 🙂 Love it!

    1. I love turquoise so I’ve got to vote for the Audrey blue paper. Last winter I saw turquoise and white sweaters and was surprised how beautiful and wintry they looked.

    1. Your card is beautiful! Have been coloring images for weeks now – still have to put them on the base cards. Oh the time… where does it go??
      ~ginny

    1. LOVE everything about this card! From the blues to the embossed houses and sparkly sentiment! Stunning and magically fun! I especially love the light up feature!! TFS!

    1. Love the way you used lights on this card! The card was great without the lights but so much more impressive with them. Thanks for sharing and for the great video!

    1. Hello Yana! Really like what you had done with the blue card and the gold embossing. I really love the vintage Santa from the limited collection. Thanks for sharing your video with us! 😉

    1. Such a clever card! Thanks for the idea of using the lights in the windows.

    1. What a great card design! I love the perspective you created by stamping the buildings all around. Such a clever idea!

    1. I love your little Christmas Village! It is so cute and the addition of snow on the window ledges and on the rooftops is perfect! Adding the lights makes the design even more special!!! Thanks so much for sharing it! And I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

    1. I hope this isn’t to late, but I love the little village stamp and i love the way you put them on the card

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