Simon Says Stamp | Merry Everything Christmas Card with Non Holiday Florals featuring YOU HAVE MY HEART sss202250c #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #christmascard

Simon Says Stamp | Merry Everything Christmas Card with Non Holiday Florals

Hello, friends. Lately, I’ve been enjoying using black cardstock as a base for my card designs. I love the contrast, I love the drama, and I love the unexpectedness the black cardstock gives to a card. I know using black can be very scary, but it can also be rewarding, do give it a go if you haven’t already.

Simon Says Stamp | Merry Everything Christmas Card with Non Holiday Florals featuring YOU HAVE MY HEART sss202250c #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #christmascard

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CARD IDEA

I wanted to use non-holiday floral images, I love the florals from the new You Have My Heart stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and use them to make a Christmas card. I was able to do that with a few tricks – I used a red & green color combo to set the mood + added some Christmas foiling.

Simon Says Stamp | Merry Everything Christmas Card with Non Holiday Florals featuring YOU HAVE MY HEART sss202250c #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #christmascard

CARD INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions for this card are rather similar to this card. Follow these instructions step by step to re-create this card:

I love to add a foiled frame to my card designs. It adds the most perfect touch. My favorite frames to use are Essential Rectangles and Framed Details.

Whenever you want to combine hot foil stamping and heat embossing it is important to foil the design first. Foiling somewthing that has already been heat embossed can re-melt the embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp | Merry Everything Christmas Card with Non Holiday Florals featuring YOU HAVE MY HEART sss202250c #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #christmascard

Re-stamping the black outline with Versafine Onyx Black & adding clear embossing powder overtop makes the black a lot blacker, which looks really fantastic on a black background.

Simon Says Stamp | Merry Everything Christmas Card with Non Holiday Florals featuring YOU HAVE MY HEART sss202250c #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #christmascard

Adding foiled pine branches is what makes this card a Christmas one. The flowers themselves work for a multitude of occasions, but adding foiled Christmas accents is what does the trick to make this card really festive.

STEP BY STEP IMAGES

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SUPPLIES

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Simon Says Clear Stamps You Have My Heart
Simon Says Clear Stamps You Have My Heart
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Simon Says Stamp You Have My Heart Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp You Have My Heart Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies You Have My Heart
Simon Says Stamps and Dies You Have My Heart
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Cz Design Clear Stamps Good Cheer
Cz Design Clear Stamps Good Cheer
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Spellbinders Essential Rectangles Dies
Spellbinders Essential Rectangles Dies
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Spellbinders Essential Glimmer Rectangles
Spellbinders Essential Glimmer Rectangles
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Christmas Foliage Circle Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Dies
Christmas Foliage Circle Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Dies
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Spellbinders Quick Trimmer
Spellbinders Quick Trimmer
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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 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Detail
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV10 Pale Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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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 G94 Grayish Olive
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Spellbinders Thriller Jacket Ultimate Waterproof Brush Pen
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White Foam Squares
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Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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9 Comments

    1. Yana, your cards are always gorgeous! This one is no exception!

      I have a foiling question for you. I am having trouble getting a good solid layer of foil down. I have the Glimmer hot foil machine and I run it through my Big Shot (electric not hand crank kind). I add a shim and it still happens. When I add a second shim I get too much overfoiling. Do you have any suggestions getting a good solid image down? Thanks so much! I have invested in a lot of hot foil plates and I love the look! I just want it to work! 🙂

      1. Hey, Tracey

        This is a very common problem and a question I get very often. the solution is to try a different type of cardstock. The smoother the cardstock – the better results you’ll get. Simon’s 120lb or 130lb smooth carstock is ultra smooth and always gives me ideal results. See if you have any in your stash and try it. Or simply try various brand papers. I hope this helps!

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