Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder – 3 Ways. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today I am playing with the Slimline Builder stamp set by Simon Say Stamp, which is designed, of course, to make slimline cards. But, I’ll show you 2 additional ways to use it to make regular, traditional size A2 projects. And of course, a slimline card!

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CARD DETAILS

This stamp set is simply gorgeous. I particularly love the huge solid piece to make the sky. It is beautiful. The bottom ground piece is separate to make it easier for you to stamp these in different colors of ink. You also have 2 tree stamps, ornaments for both trees, or snow, if that’s how you’d like to use it, and of course, beautiful sentiments.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

We will start with a slimline card. I got my MISTI stamping tool set up, and I will say that you do need to use a stamping tool such as MISTI or similar for best results. My first card is heavily inspired by Debby Hughes, I love everything that Debby makes, her work often inspires me, I’m sure many of you feel the same way.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

The colors of ink I picked for my card, and all of my cards today, are Cloudy Sky, Audrey Blue, High Dive, and Deep Sea from Simon. The plan was to do ombre stamping but without the use of ombre ink pads. The idea was to ink up the background with all 4 colors of ink progressing from the lightest color at the bottom, to the darkest color at the top.

It is a really beautiful background that can be used with a variety of images, not just the images in this stamp set, I think it would make a fabulous background for all the winter and Christmas critters out there or other scene building images. The dots can also represent the stars and thus allow this background to be used for Summer camping cards or similar.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

Next, I added sparkle and shine to the background using a shimmer spray. My favorite one is from Hero Arts – White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. With the shimmer in place, I stamped the trees using VersaFine Onyx Black. This stamp set comes with another layer for the trees – a layer to create ornaments or snow over the tree. I stamped mine over the large tree in white pigment ink. My idea was to add Nuvo Drops in Red and White over the tree and I just needed this stamped layer for placement purposes.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

Next, I used my paper trimmer and trimmed the background so that I didn’t have any white border around my stamping – just a pretty background panel. I also cut a layer of fun foam to be able to adhere it behind the panel and onto the card. I first planned to use a white card base, but later changed my mind and used a dark teal card base for this card, I made it using Hero Arts Adriatic Cardstock.

Next, I die-cut a banner from Simon’s Schoolhouse Red cardstock using a banner die from Spellbinders, it is from one of the Spellbinders Glimmer Sentiment sets. I treated the panel with anti-static powder, inked the stamp with clear embossing ink, and stamped onto the banner. I added white embossing powder onto the sentiment and heat set it with my heat tool to melt the powder in place. I used foam adhesive squares and foam mounted the sentiment onto my card.

I also stamped a little “From all of us” sentiment at the bottom of the card, again using that same Versafine Onyx Black ink. Having nearly finished the card, I mean having adhered everything in place, I used Nuvo Drops in white and red, these colors are Gloss White and Gloss Red Berry, I added dimensional dots over the white stamped circles on my tree. I had to wait to adhere everything down before I could add the Nuvo drops, as I didn’t want to accidentally smear the wet drops while still assembling the card. I alternated red and white dots on the card.

A2 CARD IDEAS WITH SLIMLINE PRODUCTS

The next 2 cards I have for you are the traditional A2 size. I wanted to try and see if I could use the Slimline products for traditional size cards. I stamped just a part of this background, the top part, twice to fill the entire panel. I used the same colors of ink to stamp the background. Having stamped one background, I’ve repositioned the stamp on the panel so that it continued the background to the left – to fill the entire panel of the card. This ended up looking almost perfect, with a slightly visible seam between the two impressions. To fix that and hide the seam, I gave this background a generous spritzing of the same shimmer spray. And that worked like a charm! You couldn’t really see the seam at all, maybe just a tiny bit at the bottom, but I planned to add stamped trees in that section and that hid it completely.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

Speaking of the trees, for this card I wanted to stamp just the treetops to make it look like you are seeing just the top of the forest. Again, I used both the small and large tree and the same VersaFine Onyx Black ink and stamped the images filling the bottom edge of the panel.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

I added Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year sentiment on this card. I foam mounted both onto the background. The background was trimmed to 4 by 5 1/4” and was foam mounted onto the card. I also added Nuvo drops in white and red onto the tree as I did on my slimline card.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

My last card for today features a sentiment from another stamp set from Simon, the Slimline Greetings! Oh my goodness, these are incredible! They, of course, are meant for slimline cards, but I’m using the Merry Christmas sentiment on a traditional size A2 card today. I’ve detail white embossed the sentiment on a panel of Hero Arts Arctic cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

I have also stamped a smaller size panel using the Slimline Scene Builder stamp set and my idea was to foam mount the panel onto the background. I did that using foam adhesive, I also added Nuvo Drops in Red and white as I did on the other 2 cards, I sprayed the background with that same shimmer spray and added a red banner with a white heat embossed “have yourself a” so that the entire sentiment reads – have yourself a Merry Christmas.

Simon Says Stamp | Slimline Scene Builder - 3 Ways. Video tutorial with Yana Smakula featuring Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE SCENE BUILDER sss202171c #simonsaysstamp #sssendacard #cardmaking #christmascard #unitedwecraft

That’s it from me for today! Have fun stamping!

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 Slimline Scene Builder
Simon Says Clear Stamps Slimline Scene Builder
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Slimline Greetings
Simon Says Clear Stamps Slimline Greetings
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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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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Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Arctic
Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Arctic
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Adriatic
Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Adriatic
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
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Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
Hero Arts Misti Regular Black
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Deep Sea Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Deep Sea Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Sky Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Sky Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder White Fine Detail
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic Red Berry Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Red Berry Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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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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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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8 Comments

    1. Slimline cards seem to be the rage right now. Have ordered some dies although looks like you can just cut your panels by measuring. Three very different cards with the same stamp set and wonderful, as usual. So pretty.

    1. Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards! I really appreciate that you showed both the slimline and the A2 size cards which allows us to see how the stamp can be used on both sizes of cards!

    1. How lovely to see a different take on a Christmas card, just love all your inspiring ideas. The only problem is that I simply must have the new goodies!

    1. I love the Adriatic color paper and scene with the red sentiment banner! These are non-traditional and make a huge impact! BEAUTIFUL!

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