Simon Says Stamp | Stamping Holiday Pattern with Advent Holiday Icons (and dressing up critters for Christmas)

Simon Says Stamp | Stamping Holiday Pattern with Advent Holiday Icons (and dressing up critters for Christmas)

Hello there! If you know me – you know I LOVE to stamp my own patterns for cards. Today I have a card to share featuring a simple hand stamped pattern using Simon’s Advent Holiday Icons stamp set.

It’s a great stamp set to use for Advent calendars, but its also a fabulous one for stamping unique patterns.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamping Holiday Pattern with Advent Holiday Icons (and dressing up critters for Christmas)

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I knew I wanted to add hints of white to my stamped and colored pattern, so I decided to to do my stamping on light gray paper, I used Fog cardstock from Simon. This is a perfect shade of gray – very light, but not too light.

I started by stamping 4 images from the Advent Holiday Icons stamp set using Intense Black ink. I picked holly leaves and berries, candy canes, mittens and stockings.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamping Holiday Pattern with Advent Holiday Icons (and dressing up critters for Christmas)

After my stamping was done I used just a few colors of Copic markers and did some very quick coloring. I used R39 and R24 for my red-colored images and YG67 and YG63 for my green-colored images. Since these are so small you don’t really need to use more colors, although you can if you want to. I don’t have a lot of colors of Copic markers so I try to stretch what I have.

After my coloring was done I waited to make sure my pattern was dry and heat embossed a 5th image from the Advent Holiday Icons set on top – a North Pole postmark in white embossing powder. I also used a white uni-ball gel pen and added white accents to berries, colored some sections on my candy canes, mittens and stockings.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamping Holiday Pattern with Advent Holiday Icons (and dressing up critters for Christmas)

I recently shared how I dressed up everyday animals, a giraffe to be exact, for Christmas. I was very happy to learn that you enjoyed this idea (and I loved seeing your interpretations) so I wanted to continue this idea. I used a flamingo from the Summertime Animals set and dressed him up in a warm scarf.

I also added a simple Christmas Wishes sentiment – heat embossed it in white onto red and trimmed into a small V-shape banner.

Simon Says Stamp | Stamping Holiday Pattern with Advent Holiday Icons (and dressing up critters for Christmas)

Lastly, I added a few clear droplets – I love how they always spice things up and help me complete my cards.

SUPPLIES

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Simon Says Stamp Advent Holiday Icons
Simon Says Stamp Advent Holiday Icons
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Sentiments
Simon Says Clear Stamps Advent Sentiments
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Simon Says Stamp Summertime Animals
Simon Says Stamp Summertime Animals
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Simon Says Stamp Warm Weather Animals Dies
Simon Says Stamp Warm Weather Animals Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Warm Weather Animals Set
Simon Says Stamp Warm Weather Animals Set
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Simon Says Stamp Ready Set Snow
Simon Says Stamp Ready Set Snow
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Simon Says Stamps Ready Set Snow Set
Simon Says Stamps Ready Set Snow Set
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Simon Says Stamp Ready Set Snow Dies
Simon Says Stamp Ready Set Snow Dies
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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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Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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14 Comments

    1. A fabulous card! Such a great stamped background and I love the festive pink flamingo. So cute!!

    1. I I tap on the advent holiday icon stamp set, it doesn’t do anything. Just an FYI. I love this card. I’m going to try to replicate it.

    1. Stunning card! Background is amazing! Love that you made it on gray cardstock, white accents stand out better. Dominant green color make it so Christmasy.
      And a flamingo in a scarf is just a charm!

    1. I love the background on this card. Seems like a lot of coloring, but sometimes that’s a great stress reducer.

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