Handmade Holiday Release

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card share celebrates THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp.

I started by inking up the sky portion only of the Night Before Christmas Background Stamp with a variety of blue Distress Oxide inks. I spritzed it with water before stamping for a faux watercolor look. I love that this is a pull apart stamp where you can stamp it all at once or stamp one image at a time. Next, I stamped the reindeer image and the houses using black pigment ink in the open areas.

Since the stamp’s design has stars in the background and they got lost with all the water with the ink, I decided to add some back into the design. I die-cut the Mini Stars Party die using holographic paper. I adhered them all over the background and finished off the design with a printed sentiment strip.

Here’s a closer look..

The finished card design is 5 x 7 inches. It was such a nice change of size to design.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

P.S. I’ve linked to the entire Handmade Holiday Release below as well as supplies used on today’s card.

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  1. Ann Apolito
    November 11, 2021

    A very festive card. Love the colours you used.

  2. Joan
    November 10, 2021

    This is so cool! How did you get the distress ink so close to the stamped image if you did it first?

    1. Heather Ruwe
      November 10, 2021

      Hi. Thanks so much for your kind words. The background stamp that I used is a peel apart one. This allows you to stamp the whole image at once or just parts of the image. I inked up the main background image part with Distress Oxide inks, spritzed it with water and stamped on a 5×7 panel. Once that was dry, I stamped the two remaining solid silhouette images using black ink in the space that the first image left open. Hope that helps. 🙂


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