Saturday, October 7, 2017

Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day

Hi everyone,

Happy World Cardmaking Day! 


Simon Says Stamp has a special blog post to celebrate World Cardmaking Day and I'm honoured to have been asked to contribute a card to represent Canada. We would love for you to join us in celebrating this day by linking a new Christmas/holiday card you've made on this Simon Says Stamp blog post. Random winners will be chosen to win one of 10 $50 gift cards to the Simon store as well as a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

Here's the card I have up on Simon's blog featuring Simon's Kaleidoscope Background Stamp:


I stamped the Kaleidoscope Background Stamp with Simon's White Pigment Ink onto Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. After heat setting the image I coloured it in with Prismacolor Pencils, choosing to use traditional Christmas colours. This is a great way to make any patterned backgound fit a particular holiday. I then flicked some gold Gansai Tambi Watercolor over the card front. I die cut some Neenah White Cardstock using Simon's Nested Circle Dies, a piece of vellum using their Funky Snowflake Die, and a piece of red fun foam using the Merry and Bright Die Set and layered them on the card. The little 'christmas' sentiment is from Simon's Holiday Envelope Sentiments Stamps. I finished the card off with some Gold Stickles.


I also have a bonus card to share with you today:


I used the same Kaleidoscope Background Stamp (turned 90 degrees) for this card. I gold heat embossing the image on watercolour paper. I then painted the design with Gansai Tambi Watercolors, diecut the bottom of the panel with one of Simon's Drifting Stitches Borders Dies, and adhered the panel to a piece Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. Simon's Kate Snowflake Die was cut from vellum and 'Christmas' from their Happy Winter Die Set was cut from metallic gold paper. The heat embossed 'Merry' is from Simon's Happy Christmas Stamp Set. I finished the card off with some of Lucy's Gold Dust Sequin Mix.



Thanks so mych for stopping by!
Sarah


Supplies:

SSS Holiday Envelope Sentiments Stamps
SSS Holiday Envelope Sentiments Stamps
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SSS Happy Christmas Stamps
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SSS Kaleidoscope Background Stamp
SSS Kaleidoscope Background Stamp
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SSS Merry and Bright Dies
SSS Merry and Bright Dies
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SSS Happy Winter Dies
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SSS Drifting Stitches Borders Dies
SSS Drifting Stitches Borders Dies
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SSS Funky Snowflake Die
SSS Funky Snowflake Die
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SSS Kate Snowflake Die
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SSS Nested Circles Dies
SSS Nested Circles Dies
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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SSS White Pigment Ink
SSS White Pigment Ink
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VersaMark Ink
VersaMark Ink
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Prismacolor 150 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 150 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 72 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 48 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 36 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 24 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor 12 Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 12 Colored Pencils
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Prismacolor Pencil Sharpener
Prismacolor Pencil Sharpener
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Watercolor Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Watercolor Set
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EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board
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SSS Teflon Bone Folder
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Ranger Craft Sheet
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Ranger Paint Brushes
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Pick
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Pick
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Lifestyle Crafts Quickstik Tool
Lifestyle Crafts Quickstik Tool
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Lucy's Card Gold Dust Sequin Mix
Lucy's Card Gold Dust Sequin Mix
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Ranger Holiday Assortment Seasonal Stickles
Ranger Holiday Assortment Seasonal Stickles
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Neenah Solar White 110 LB Cardstock 25 Sheets
Neenah Solar White 110 LB Cardstock 25 Sheets
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Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper 9x12 Pad
Canson XL Watercolor Paper 9x12 Pad
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Bazzill 40 LB Vellum
Bazzill 40 LB Vellum
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DCWV Metallics Foil 6x6 Cardstock Pad
DCWV Metallics Foil 6x6 Cardstock Pad
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Creative Hands Multi Color Fun Foam
Creative Hands Multi Color Fun Foam
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Mini Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Mini Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles
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Kokuyo Long Dot Adhesive Runner
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14 comments:

ChristinaLabbe@aol.com said...

I absolutely love how you used this stamp, Sarah! I just bought the Kaleidoscope Leaves stamp from SS and I'm hoping, when it arrives to try your idea with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah :-) the embossed and watercolored background is beautiful and I love the vellum snowflake, so delicate and pretty :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

These are two absolutely gorgeous cards !! Very luxurious !!

Daria Z. said...

Sarah, these cards are gorgeous! I especially love the second one - the watercolor is soft and dreamy. Gotta get this stamp. Happy WCMD!

Mary-Anne V said...

Absolutely stunning creations with this Kaleidoscope Background! Love the designs.

Moni said...

Gorgeous card!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Your cards are fantastic Sarah and who (in their right mind) doesn't LOVE the Kaleidoscope background stamp? Its just so versatile and beautiful as you have just shown.... GO CANADA!

McStamper said...

Love your cards. That is a great background stamp and your coloring is beautiful.

byAnnette said...

Pretty Cards!
Especially like the pattern
on the kraft background!

Trina P. said...

Festive and traditional. Love it on Kraft.

brenda said...

Your cards are stunning! I never thought to use background stamps this way but am going to give it a try (and that kaleidoscope background is on my wish list!)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards, Sarah! Love all the gold on the second card! I was so happy to see you representing Canada!

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the pink & green, it looks like stained glass!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous intricate background with lovely colours. Hugz