Simon Says Stamp | Bold Holiday Card and Multi Color Background Stamping

Hello crafty people!

I think it’s official that this year I’m very into bold green holiday cards. I made more of such than any other year. One of the reasons probably is the wonderful Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink. It has such a rich green color, perfect for holiday cards. This time I want to share a Christmas card featuring bold two-tone stamped background.

Two Color Holiday Background. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I started with partially clear embossing the Holiday Stems and Berries Cling Background Stamp onto a Fog Cardstock panel. I mounted the stamp to my mini MISTI lid, inked the bottom half of it with clear embossing ink, and stamped it.

Next, I poured Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder onto the panel and brushed off the power from some areas of the stamped impression using a detailed dry brush (mostly I did brushing off the smaller branches).

Finally, I heat set the powder that wasn’t brushed off. I had to do the same one more time, in order to fill a couple of missed spots.

After that, I did all the same in the top part of the panel. I could totally stamp the whole panel from the very beginning, instead of doing its bottom and top halves. But it was easier to do this way since I was brushing off the powder from some areas.

Lastly, I added some white splatters onto the panel.

Two Color Holiday Background. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Upon finishing with the panel embossing I blended the Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink all over it, covering the panel completely. And then, I stamped over with the background stamp again using dark green ink. This time only those elements which I was brushing off on the clear embossing step were stamped (the embossed elements resisted the ink).

To make the sentiment I used the CZ Design Merry And Bright Die Set, which I fleshed out by die-cutting 5 times out of white cardstock and stacking them with liquid adhesive.

Two Color Holiday Background. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

The sentiment was adhered onto the panel, which in turn was foam mounted onto a white card base.

On the finishing touches stage, to add a more holiday feel, I added several Crystal White and Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Have a wonderful week!

SUPPLIES

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Simon Says Stamp Holiday Stems And Berries Cling Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Stems And Berries Cling Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Merry And Bright Die Set
Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Merry And Bright Die Set
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Tim Holtz Ranger Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink
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Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
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Hero Arts Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
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Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White
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1 Comment

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    Linda BL

    November 22, 2021

    This has to be one of my top favorite cards I have seen this pre-Christmas card making season. I am a green lover and this card is just amazing! Rustic wilderness is being moved to my craft desk along with the new clear embossing powder I just ordered. Fabulous card Svitlana!

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