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Lets Get Ready For Christmas | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

October 3, 2018


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 (Further details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp challenge page.)

Products I Used:

Mama Elephant O’ Tiny Tree
Mama Elephant Merry Greetings
Mama Elephant Dotted Details Creative Cuts
Distress Ink Antique Linen
WOW Gold Embossing Powder

Simon Says Stamp

  1. Super cute card Thi 🙂 the tree is just so cute and I love the little critter in the stocking, the whole design is adorable!! Love the inlaid border too, looks fabulous! I will definitely be CASE’ing this idea too! 🙂

    Thanks for joining us in the Designer Spotlight! It is a great pleasure to have you along with us! 🙂
    Lols x x x

  2. Congratulations on your guest designing this month, Thi! So glad to have you and I’m looking forward to seeing your lovely designs 🙂
    This card is so adorable as well.
    Love the illustration like look.


    1. Thank you, Marge…for your kind comments and your support for over a year now! It means a lot to me. 😉

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