Simon Says Stamp – On a String
This cute new set caught my eye immediately in the last Simon release. I’m always into sets that have little bits that can be interchanged. Lookie:
For some reason, when I originally looked at this set, I though the strings were meant to be horizontal and you were supposed to hang the things from them that way. But after I decided to use this set and I looked at samples, it was the other way! So that’s how I did this card, though I still think that doing the string horizontal would work too!
First, though I did my Distress Oxide background in the usual way, putting the ink on the craft sheet, spritzing it, and picking it up with the card stock, lather, rinse, repeat, LOL. I love the frosty look I got. I am really enjoying creating Christmas cards with this new option!
I stamped the strings with more Broken China Oxide ink. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark, embossed with Altenew’s Translucent Pearl EP for a little shimmer, then used more Broken China over the top to create an embossed resist. Then I die cut them all out with the matching dies and adhered them with glue dots. I added all the little dots of Nuvo Silver Moonshine drops for a bit of added sparkle to go with the DCWV silver glitter paper.
I stamped and heat embossed on vellum card stock and layered it over the top of another piece of white card stock stamped to make a shadow for the white embossing. I then stapled it to the side with a little bit of silver thread looped behind. I especially love that little white area I left there on the bakcground.
It turned out so pretty, but you know what? I’m not really ready for snow, so let’s NOT let it snow just yet! ‘Kay?
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