Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Blog Hop.
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Today I am hopping along with a load of my stamping friends to celebrate Simon Says Stamp's newest release. And it's another fabulous one. I have created a set of simple Christmas cards to share with you today.
Here in the UK it has become so expensive to send mail that Christmas cards may well soon become a thing of the past. Boo hop. And bulky cards cost a lot more to mail! So while I was designing these cards, I tried to think FLAT. Stencils are brilliant for flat cards. And the lovely Swirls and Dots stencil makes a perfect focal point background. I just combined the stencil with stamps from the Peace on Earth stamp set, added a few non bulky sequins and some glitter cardstock, and voila. :)
The Peace on Earth stamp set has really stunning sentiments… I LOVE it.
For the silver card, I used Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink, and sponged it on with a bath sponge. :) I added a combination of Neat and Tangled sparkly sequins and some flat silver sequins, along with silver card from THIS pad.
The red version uses Worn Lipstick distress ink, applied with an ink applicator tool. The glitter card is from THIS pad, and the sequins are Doodlebug and Neat and Tangled.
And finally, the aqua version which features Tumbled Glass Distress ink, more Doodlebug sequins, some old Kelly Purkey flat sequins and glitter card from THIS pad.
So simple and great for mass production. Oh, and I am pretty excited to have a head start on my Christmas cards. Yay!!
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Bye for now.