Seasonal Simple Sentiments Week - Day 1

September 9, 2019

Hey there, this is Nicky with you today and I'm sharing a card that highlights the new and essential sentiment set called Seasonal Simple Sentiments.  I have used this set in conjunction with the new Santa Bear stamp set.  Also included in the card are snowy hills created using Dotted Borders Die and all framed out using the Postage Stamp Die.

This card started with a background panel that was trimmed to A2 size and was created from a subtle beige with white snowflake design that is found in the new 6 x 6 'The Holiday Collection' paper pad.  I die cut two hills with the borders die and ink blended the edges to antique them for my mildly retro look.   I then die cut the postage stamp frame and recessed the hills within it, adhering together on the reverse and then apply to the background panel which in turn was affixed to a sturdy 110lb white cardstock base.

On Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped my images from Santa Bear using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.  I watercolour painted everything using Kuretake Zigs in Oatmeal, Mid Brown, Mid Gray, Green, Wine Red and Light Pink.  Images were die cut, backed with foam tape and adhered into position.

On some slate gray cardstock I stamped the sentiments using Versamark Ink and heat embossed in super fine white embossing powder.  Each sentiment strip was backed with more foam tape and applied at playful angles.

Time for the finishing touches which basically included using Stickles in 'Crystal' to add a glittered finish to Santa Bear's hat, the greenery behind him, the tree stump he sits upon and the shadow under the bunny waiting his turn.  Finally I used white Nuvo Drops to drop in some dimensional snowfall.

Thanks so much for coming by to read about this card today, I will be back before too long with something new to share.

Nicky x

Products Used:-

Postage Stamp Die
Dotted Borders Die
Seasonal Simple Sentiments Stamp Set
Santa Bear
Santa Bear Die
The Holiday Collection 6 x 6

1 comment:

Andrea Robinson said...

Love the bear in the forest!

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