Hello friends! Today I created a card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week’s theme is “Let’s Get Ready For Christmas”! I decided to make a simple and elegant Christmas card today with Mama Elephant products that I haven’t had a chance to play with yet.
Let’s get started! I first cut out of piece of Bristol smooth card stock to A2 size and stamped and embossed my sentiment with gold embossing powder. I then ink blended the bottom of the panel with Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I then stamped the tree and the stocking from Mama Elephant O’ Tiny Tree in Versamark ink in Vintage Sepia. I colored everything with my trusty Zigs.
I have been inspired by Nichol Spohr for quite some time now and have been wanting to do this thin border inlay technique she has shown several times. I finally got a chance to do it and I’m hooked. I might do this to all of my cards! It adds such a subtle detail but gives the card a very finished look. Basically, I love it! Thanks, Nichol, for the inspiration!
I took the thin frame from Mama Elephant Dotted Details and die cut it out of glittery gold card stock. I then used the same die to cut out the same piece out of the card front I just finished. I adhered everything with wet glue onto a A2 card back. Then, I inlay the gold glittery frame into my card front and my card is finished!
I hope you like my card and I inspired you to join into the fun at Simon Says Stamp this week! As with any challenge, there’s an amazing prize up for grabs! The generous folks over at Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to shop at SimonSaysStamp.com. (Further details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp challenge page.)