Wednesday 30 November 2016

Dreaming of a white Christmas, with video

Are you really? I like it when I can stay inside but a blanket of snow or iced over snow is no fun on  bicycle, trust me.

Anyway the card is for the Monday Challenge for Simon says Stamp: ‘O’ Christmas tree.
I started with some intricate double die cutting. See the video on how to do that, it’s hard to explain.
I used the biggest tree die from Yvonne Creations (YCD10053) and an oval die , you can use any brand. I did all this on a panel that’s almost an inch smaller than the card base, or the partial die cutting becomes even more tricky.
I cut a piece of cold pressed watercolour paper to the same size and used Distress inks to color it. For this I used the left over re-inkers that were still on my palette from the galaxy video, they still work.
Wilted violet, black soot, blue print sketch, chipped sapphire and faded jeans, the all look the same in the well, so I swatched them out on the cut offs from the watercolour panel.
I made kind of a gradient night sky. Dried it with my heatgun, but you can leave it to airdry if you prefer. I then applied Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste through a Simon Says Stamp stencil (falling snow).
I chose the bit in the middle for average snowfall. Set it aside to dry.
In the meantime I positioned my sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays’ set  must love snowflakes and stamped it with Versafine black onyx ink on the cardbase. I used the MISTI for this.
For my MISTI I laminated a sheet of the paperblock Simon Says Stamp made for the MISTI so I can try test my stamping and wipe it with a babywipe instead of mucking up a sheet, less waste  and always a nice clean sheet too.
Mounted the panel with foam tape and adhered the watercolour panel, trimmed off excess and then mounted the panel with foamtape again and adhered it to the cardbase.
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this


  1. This is such a pretty card Maaike! love the snowy tree and amazing snowy background too ;) Viv xx

  2. Maaike such a beautiful card, looks so pretty, love your background.

  3. This is such a gorgeous Christmas card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)