Soft and elegant Christmas card with minimal supplies. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I do rather kick myself in the foot when I make pastel, dreamy-coloured cards because they are so hard to photograph! For this minimal supplies card, I used just one stamp set, a few heat embossing supplies and a couple of inks, which, for me, counts as a minimal supplies card! If you want to scroll down, I have an example of a many layered card for contrast and also if you scroll down you will find the details of a blog hop too to celebrate the new Diecember release from Simon Says Stamp. 

I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

minimal supplies, soft & elegant christmas card

Soft and elegant Christmas card with minimal supplies. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

So here’s my list of minimal supplies:

Along with some basic paper and craft supplies too. 

Soft and elegant Christmas card with minimal supplies. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I used the snowflakes from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set to create a background piece. I stamped the Snowflakes in Versamark ink on a hot pressed watercolour card, sprinkled with white embossing powder and then heat set. 

Soft and elegant Christmas card with minimal supplies. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I took out a craft mat and squished the Speckled Egg and Milled Lavender ink pads over the surface, spritzed with water and then pounced the snowflake panel into the wet puddles. I do love this aqua and lilac colour scheme for snowy backgrounds. Once dry, I gave the panel a good splatter with white gouache and set it aside.

Soft and elegant Christmas card with minimal supplies. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I took a greeting from the Making Spirits Bright set and stamped it in Versamark ink on Vellum before white heat embossing. I wrapped the strip around the snowflake panel and secured it on the back.

Soft and elegant Christmas card with minimal supplies. Handmade card by Debby Hughes.

I mounted the panel onto a white card base, and then accented it with sequins and pearls.

more inspiration

Layers upon layers of textures and details.. Handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes.

Here’s another card I made with products from the new release. Now this card is certainly not one with minimal supplies! You can find the original blog post here. The card uses the Home For Christmas stamp and die set, the Fretwork Snowflake die, the snowflake Burst Pinpoint plate and the Fanciful Flurries embossing folder.

blog hop

As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Diecember release from Simon Says Stamp.  Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Amy’s blog but if not, Simon’s blog is an excellent place to start.

  • Simon is giving away a $25 coupon from comments left on each hop stop. Winners will be announced on the Simon blog on Wednesday, 08 November.
  • Free gift with purchase! Use code FLURRY at checkout to get the free Aiden Snowflake die. Offer valid until 08 December at 11.59pm ET. To get the free die, search for sssd112702 in the Simon store. Add the die to your cart and then when you checkout make sure to add the code FLURRY to get the die cor free.

Now, it is time to hop on over to Lisa’s blog. Here’s the complete hop list to keep you on track.

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Debby Hughes

Lisa Addesa

Alberto Gava

Kulbir Kirkland

Sandi MacIver

Lea Lawson

Jennifer Kotas

supplies

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you! A store or the manufacturer provides items marked with an asterisk (*). You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

* SSS Making Spirits Bright
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad...
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad...
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White Gouache
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Little Things From Lucy's Cards
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* Little Things From Lucy's Cards...
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD
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* SSS Vellum
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* SSS EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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misti at Simon Says STAMP!
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 9x12 Mat
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE
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METAL EDGE ACRYLIC RULER
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Crafter's Companion CRAFT KNIFE
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T SQUARE RULER
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Scor-Pal Mini Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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* SSS FINE DETAIL SCISSORS
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TWEEZERS
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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* SSS Brush Powder Tool
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