Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Your Stash - Slimline Christmas Card with non-Slimline Products. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Stretch Your Stash – Slimline Christmas Card with non-Slimline Products. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today, once again, similar to my previous video, I’m creating a Slimline card using non-slimline products. Last time I did the opposite – I used the slimline products on A2 cards, do watch that video if you haven’t already. Any ideas about what you’d like the next video to be? Let me know in the comments below!

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Your Stash - Slimline Christmas Card with non-Slimline Products. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the video below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

So what products are we going to be using? I have two clear stamp sets from Simon – a newer set with a darling Christmas village called Santa’s Sleigh Ride Slider. You can use this stamp set to make interactive slider cards and have your Santa ride above the village, but I’m just going to use the village stamp, and in fact, I’ll only use a portion of this stamp.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Your Stash - Slimline Christmas Card with non-Slimline Products. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Next, I have an oldie but goodie stamp set – Holiday Greetings Mix 1 set. This stamp set is from last year, it has lots of fabulous sentiments for Holiday cards, some of which are just perfect for slimline cards! They are tall and skinny and even that peaceful sentiment can work on a landscape slimline card.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Your Stash - Slimline Christmas Card with non-Slimline Products. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

If you don’t have these exact stamps, go through your stash, look for similar design products, look for a Christmas village and look for a tall skinny sentiment to make this card.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Your Stash - Slimline Christmas Card with non-Slimline Products. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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

  • Stamp village image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a panel of white cardstock that measures 3 1/4 x 7 3/4”. Use a MISTI stamp positioner or similar tool.
  • Heat emboss the sentiment in white embossing powder above the village.
  • Add color to the panel using Copic markers and ink blending.
  • Color the Christmas village scene using Copic markers: YG93, YG95, and YG99 to color the trees; R27 to color the ornaments on the trees; W5, W3, and W1 to color the buildings; E33, and E37 to color the roofs; Y11 and Y15 markers to color the lit windows; B99 to color the dark windows; B000 to color the snow.
  • Create a mask using masking paper and mask the colored village.
  • Ink blend the sky using various inks in blue. I used the following colors going from the bottom up: Speckled Egg Distress, Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide, Hero Arts Navy, Hero Arts Intense Black.
  • Clean up the white embossing using Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaning solution and a clean ink blending sponge.
  • Create a slimline card base using red cardstock. Foam mount panel onto the card.
  • Heat emboss a sub sentiment for this card using detail white embossing powder. Cut the sentiment out and foam mount onto the card above the village and below the sentiment.
  • Add “falling snow” using Nuvo Drops in Gloss White and 3 different pens to make 3 different size dots on the background – Storytime paint pen from Jane Davenport and Sakura White pen.

Simon Says Stamp | Stretching Your Stash - Slimline Christmas Card with non-Slimline Products. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

That’s it from me for today! I hope you’ve found this video useful. If you make a card inspired by this video, we’d love it if you shared your project and tagged us on social media – we always enjoy seeing what you make!

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 Santa
Simon Says Clear Stamps Santa’s Sleigh Ride Slider
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Greetings Mix 1
Simon Says Clear Stamps Holiday Greetings Mix 1
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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 Lipstick Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Misti Cut-align Tool Ruler
Misti Cut-align Tool Ruler
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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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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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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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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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 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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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
Spellbinders Jane Davenport Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen
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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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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 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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Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia
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Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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2 Comments

    1. Loved your card. Those large sentiments go great on the slimline cards. Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques with us as they make us better crafters!!!!!

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