I do love some die-cut foliage! So I was immediately drawn to the Leafy Christmas Tree dies from the recent Simon Says Stamp Diecember release. There are three dies in the set cutting different shaped leaves which can be used together for a fuller tree or singularly as I have done here for a simpler, pared back version. This post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp release. You’ll find more details on the hop at the end of this post. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
To start this card, I die-cut one of the Leafy Christmas Tree dies from Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card and lightly watercoloured with Daniel Smith paints. I used leftover paint and white gouache to splatter over the die-cut and then set aside to dry.
Meanwhile, I ink blended a panel of white card with Stormy Sky and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. I then stamped the Leaves and Berries Background in clear embossing ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I rubbed a little more ink over the top of the panel to make the background pattern stand out more and splattered with white gouache.
For the sentiment, I die-cut the Merry Frame from Bazzill Marshmallow card three times and mounted one on top of the other for a sturdy embellishment which I added to the tree with Gina K Connect Glue. I stamped a coordinating greeting from the Clean Line Christmas set in clear embossing ink on Black card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and adding with foam adhesive.
Check out the whole of the Diecember release from Simon Says Stamp here.
As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp Diecember release. Hopefully you’ve arrived here from Simon’s blog but if not that is a great place to start. What’s a blog hop without offers and giveaways!
- Free gift with purchase while supplies last – use code: THKU894 until 12/8 at 11:59 pm EST
- Simon Says Stamp are giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop – please leave a comment below. Simon will choose a winner over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, 11th of December.
Now it is time to hop on over to …
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D