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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Simon Says Stamp’s Snowflocked Hills …. perfect for mass producing!

Hello everyone! Simon Says Stamp has a wonderful new release, HANDMADE HOLIDAY! It is time to begin Christmas preparations … for me it starts with getting my Christmas cards ready. This release has a large selection of embossing folders which are perfect for mass producing cards. I am featuring SNOWFLOCKED HILLS, a gorgeous wintry scene, incorporating a colourful night sky reminiscent of the Aurora Borealis. A brayer and acrylic paints is all you need to produce quick and easy cards!

I began by cutting several panels of Neenah Classic Crest 110 lb card stock to A2 size … 4 1/4” by 5 1/2”. Post It Note tape was used to mask off the snow hills where it meets the horizon and the crease fold on the embossing folder. The paint will be applied to side of of the embossing folder with the flat background. I am working with a handful of Distress Paints; Speckled Egg, Milled Lavender, Kitsch Flamingo, Broken China and Dusty Concord. Small amounts of paint were placed on a flat acrylic plate and the brayer was rolled over the paint. You do not want much paint and I find it best to initially roll off the paint onto paper towel to prime the roller. When paint is picked up a second time, roll it backwards and forwards until the coverage is even. It is best to apply several thin coats than to go in too heavy … the impressions on the fold will fill up with paint! Many panels can be created in a short time!!!

Watered down Speckled Egg and a fine water colour brush was used to create a shadow on one side and the bottom of the trees and along the hillsides. Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard was also applied on the line on the hillsides and the stars and painted on the trees.

The sentiment die cuts, Simon’s Merry Christmas, Joy and O Holy Night, were cut from white card stock and foam mounted. The secondary sentiments from Simon’s Winter Birds were stamped on a panel rolled with the acrylic paint with black Versafine ink. The panels were trimmed down, mounted on foam and adhered to a decorative edged panel before being adhered to A2 sized card bases.


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