Simon Says Stamp | Stacked Christmas Animals (Dress Up Your Critters For Christmas). Card and video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Stacked Christmas Animals (Dress Up Your Critters For Christmas). Video

Hi everyone! I love to stretch my stamps and use them all year round (be it Christmas stamps – I try using them for non Holiday cards; or non Holiday stamps – I love using them for Christmas cards).

Today I’m using Stacked Animals stamp set and dressing up my giraffe using a few winter acessories to create a fun Holiday card.

Simon Says Stamp | Stacked Christmas Animals (Dress Up Your Critters For Christmas). Card and video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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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 got the idea for this card when I imagined giraffe wearing letter O (from the word “Joy”) around his neck. That seemed like a fun and doable idea, so I grabbed my stackable animals stamp set and Copic markers and started stamping/coloring.

Simon Says Stamp | Stacked Christmas Animals (Dress Up Your Critters For Christmas). Card and video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Images from the Stackable Animals stamp set have a very fine outline; with an outline like that I always have my alcohol markers bleeding and messing up my coloring. To prevent or minimize this I decided to do my coloring on watercolor paper. This kind of paper absorbs a lot more luquid and I have significantly less trouble with my markers going outside the lines. If you have a similar problem with your coloring – try using watercolor paper.

Simon Says Stamp | Stacked Christmas Animals (Dress Up Your Critters For Christmas). Card and video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Once my coloring was done I used coordinating dies and cut my images out, I also die cut a beautiful JOY out of white cardstock.

To add something to the background, I heat embossed Falling Snow background in White Puff embossing powder (check out this video where I used it as frosting on a donut) onto Surf Blue cardstock. I also added a few winter accessories from the Christmas Cats stamp set and Ready Set Snow

Simon Says Stamp | Stacked Christmas Animals (Dress Up Your Critters For Christmas). Card and video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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 Stacking Animals
Simon Says Clear Stamps Stacking Animals
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Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stacking Animals Set
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stacking Animals Set
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Cats
Simon Says Clear Stamps Christmas Cats
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Christmas Cats Set
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Christmas Cats Set
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Ready Set Snow
Simon Says Clear Stamps Ready Set Snow
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Ready Set Snow
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Ready Set Snow
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Simon Says Stamp Ready Set Snow Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Ready Set Snow Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Falling Snow
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Falling Snow
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Simon Says Stamp Big Joy Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Big Joy Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Add Ons
Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Add Ons
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Lipstick Red
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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WOW Embossing Powder WHITE PUFF Regular WP01
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23 Comments

    1. Love it! The expressions on the animals’ faces are priceless and I love the idea of the giraffe “wearing” the “O”. Fabulous colouring too!

    1. What a clever idea for this adorable card, must have a look in my stash to see if I can do something similar. Thanks for inspiring us to look at our existing stash to see what we can do. Have a most wonderful day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

    1. I jus can’t!! It’s soooo funny!! Cannot stop laughing;))
      And the design is gorgeous, love soft background, bright animas and how you placed them within and around the joy!

    1. What a darling card – I just love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing and for your video too!!!

    1. Great out of the box idea. It is hard to use little animals sometimes and thank you for a great idea..

    1. I love this card and would love to recreate it for 2018, but which copic colours did you use?

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