Hi there, Phew! I managed to put together this fun fold Christmas card this morning for today’s Simon Says Stamp “Make Merry Blog Hop day 2”.
united we craft
So my participation today couldn’t be possible without the help of my dear friend Debby Hughes.
We have been aware that due to Coronavirus any postage could be a little bit delayed arriving in the UK and the local mail service is experiencing some delays.
So we have been helping each other behind the scenes when needed. She only lives 3 hours driving from me. The local postal service usually takes a day to deliver but now it is taking 2, 3 days, and up to 15.
So while my SSS goodies arrive, she kindly sent me a care package a couple of days ago and luckily it arrived yesterday late afternoon.
It was funny as I was emailing Simon Says Stamp to tell them that I just couldn’t make it for today when the postman was sliding Debby’s happy mail through the door.
My youngest daughter was screaming Royal Mail.. Royal Mail !!! Debby’s friendship felt like Christmas more than ever… lol.
So Debby’s sent me some supplies, die cuts, and pre- stamped images, and also various acetate sheets so I could use these supplies to put something together for you today.
Hooray to Debby!!
SANTA SLEIGHT XMAS CARD
So Debby stamped the images from Santa’s Sleight Ride Slider using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Arches watercolor paper and she die-cut them using coordinating dies.
I then added colours using Zigs and foam mounted them on an inked background.
For the background I used a mixture of blue, lilac and black Distress Inks ( listed below) on smooth white cardstock 300 grams.
To create white freckles, I sprayed the paper with water using a Nuvo Mist bottle.
I also splattered white acrylic paint diluted with water.
heat foiled acetate sheets
I was planning to make a shaker card but I wanted to give you an extra idea to used Falling Snow Acetate Sheets.
So first, I foiled the acetate sheet with the large Merry Christmas sentiment using my neglected MINC foiling machine and Heidi Swap gold foil.
I then die cut two frames using Double Stitched Frames Dies and I added one gold frame in the front of the acetate and a white at the back.
As the Double Stitches Frames Dies do not cut the outer edge, I trimmed all around the threesides of the die-cut frames but I leave a wider flap on one of the sides so that I could use it to create a hinge to stick the acetate window behind the background panel.
Once the window was glued to the panel I added this onto a card base ( 4-1/2 x 6″ inches).
Instead of a stamped images, you can also use a family picture underneath the acetate sheets to make a personalized Xmas card … this will look fab!!
- Simon Says Stamp Blog Your Next Stop!!
- Laura Bassen
- Debby Hughes
- Amanda Korotkova
- Heather Hoffman
- Yoonsun Hur
- Laurie Willison
- Bobbi Lemanski
- Preeti Chandran
- Dana Joy
- Daniel West
- Keisha Charles
- Anna-Karin Evaldsson
- Bibi Cameron You are Here!!!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 14th of October.
THIRSTY FOR MORE MAKE MERRY IDEAS?
Check super simple snowflake projects in my next post here…
Thats all for today
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