Are you ready to party? Simon Says Stamp’s 10th DieCember celebration has begun! So. Many. Cute. Products. I know coloring is my “thing,” but I cannot get enough of die cutting either, so the wonderful products in this release made me so happy! I created a super wintry scene using some older and some brand new products from Simon Says Stamp, so let’s get started with the details!
I definitely was channeling my inner Clark Griswold with this project. (I am actually watching that movie as I type, ha!) I was picturing the opening scene of Christmas Vacation the entire time I was creating this card! I began by white heat embossing the brand new Birch Tree Background stamp onto some Lapis cardstock from Hero Arts. I then used blending brushes to blend Galaxy and Twilight Paws-itively Saturated inks over the top of the embossed trees to create a wintry twilight background. I also splattered some white gouache to add some delicate snowflakes to complete the wintry feel of the card!
To create the Griswold front-wheel drive sleigh, I die cut the Vintage Christmas Station Wagon from some medium gray cardstock, backing the window openings with some vellum to create some frosty windows! I added the wheels using some shimmery silver cardstock and the tree using Simon Says Stamp Midnight Green cardstock. I trimmed some darker gray cardstock to create a hilly road for my station wagon.
For the greeting, I die cut the “hugs” from the new CZ Design Basic Trio dies twice from white cardstock and once from the beautifully textured Snow White Pawsitively Velvet cardstock, adhering them all together using liquid adhesive to create a dimensional die cut. I used the same technique for the “winter” die cut, which unfortunately looks as though it is discontinued. For a final touch and to add a bit of shine, I added a few Rock Candy confetti to add some dimensional snowflakes to the card front.
Well, that’s all for my project today! I hope you’ll take a peek at the new DieCember release-it’s totally amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!