Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

I honestly didn’t think I’d enjoy Slimline cardmaking this much! If you haven’t tried it yet – I encourage you to give it a go. It is fun, it is fresh, it is liberating (you have all this extra size to work with). Plus, it is always fun to try new things, wouldn’t you agree?

My today’s card combines a slimline product with a regular-sized stamp set for a beautiful snowy village Christmas card. This project is not hard to make and it uses simple cardmaking techniques, more on that below.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

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CARD DETAILS

I used a couple of new favorites for this project – a sentiment set with stunning handwritten-like sentiments and a village set with pretty houses and homes.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

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

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

  • Stamp the word “Merry” from the Holiday Sparkle Greetings stamp set above the village in clear embossing ink. Cover with White Detail embossing powder and heat set.
  • Color the village using Copic markers. I used the following colors: W1, W3, W5, YG93, YG95, YG99, R27, Y11, Y15, B000. Color some windows using yellow markers, but color most using a dark blue, I used B99, this will make it look like there is nobody home.
  • Create a mask for the village using masking paper. To do so – stamp the image onto masking paper and cut out using scissors. Position the mask over the colored image. This is probably the most tedious part of the process, but once you make the mask, and if you are careful, you can re-use it several times. So it is worth it. I made one mask and just re-positioned it when doing the next step.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

  • Ink panel with various shades of blue ink. I used the following: Distress Oxide Speckled EggDistress Oxide Mermaid LagoonHero Arts Navy, Hero Arts Intensified Black. You can achieve the same background using other ink pad colors. I prefer to blend with Oxides, but I have a limited collection, so I use what I have and make it work. I worked from the top down making the top of the panel (the top of the sky) much darker and the bottom of the panel (closer to the horizon line) much lighter.

Hero Arts inks will leave a residue on white embossing. To clean that up I spray a cloth with Hero Arta Ultra Clean stamp cleaning solution and gently wipe the embossing. It remover the ink. It can also remove the ink from the paper, so be careful doing this.

  • Stamp “Wishing You A” in black ink next to the “Merry”. I don’t remember which stamp set I used for this, there are many sets with similar sentiments. I also white heat embossed “Christmas” on red cardstock, cut it out and foam mounted under the “Merry”.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

  • Create a Slimline card base from red cardstock. I took a Letter sheet, scored it at 4″, folded and trimmed creating a 4″ x 8 1/2″ card base. Trim background panel to 3 1/2″ x 8″. Foam mount to the card base.
  • Use White Nuvo Drops to create falling snow on the card. Add smaller “snowflakes” using a white pen. Make sure the snow goes all the way down covering the buildings and trees to make it look cohesive.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Christmas Village Greeting Card

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 Santa
Simon Says Clear Stamps Santa’s Sleigh Ride Slider
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Sparkle Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Sparkle Greetings
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Speckled Egg
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Speckled Egg
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Mermaid Lagoon
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Hero Arts Ink Pad Intens-ified Black
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intens-ified Black
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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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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Drops
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner
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Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y11 Pale Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
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Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale 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
Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W3 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W5 Warm Gray
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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4 Comments

    1. I had to comment about your absolutely beautiful Christmas cards!! This is just another one of all the fabulous cards you have inspired us with!

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