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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Simon Says Stamp's Abstract Holiday ... a prismatic wintry wonderland!

Hello everyone! I wanted to stop by with my last Christmas card for 2020 with wishes to you for a wonderful Christmas! With so many restrictions in place in my province and in the province where my daughter and her family lives, Christmas will be very different ... this is the first year we will be apart. My sister, who lives not far from me, is in the same situation (as many people are). We will experience our Christmas traditions via FaceTime with our girls and their families on Christmas Eve and again on Christmas morning. My sister will come to my house for Christmas dinner and we will spend the day together. For that I am grateful. It will be a Christmas to reflect on in the years ahead and hopefully serve as a marker that reminds us to count our blessings and to never take anything for granted.

The Background

So now the card .... in a recent order from Simon Says Stamp I received a free stamp set, Abstract Holiday! I love the prismatic images! I began this card by ink blending a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock with alternating bands of Distress Oxide Inks Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac. The panel was trimmed down to 3 3/4' by 5". I kept one of the strip discards to stamp and emboss the sentiment, Joy To the World. When the ink was dry, the panel was stamped with a background stamp by Simon Says Stamp called Waves and embossed with silver embossing powder. I then used Simon's Falling Snow Stencil and applied Gina K's Silver Glitz Glitter Gel.

The Elements

The tree and the star were stamped on card stock with Memento ink. The stamps were left in the stamping platform. The images were Copic coloured with BV000, 02, 04, 11 and 13. They were stamped again with Versamark ink and embossed with silver glitter embossing powder. After the images were fussy cut, they were mounted on foam and the excess foam trimmed off. The sentiment strip was also mounted on foam.

Putting It All Together

The background panel was mounted on foam and attached to an A2 (4 1/4' x 5 1/2") sized piece of specialty paper by Tonic Studio. The completed panel was then attached to a card base of the same size. The elements were attached with white glue. I did have to place some weight on them so they would adhere securely to the panel.

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes for a peace-filled holiday season!

Joy To The World!


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