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Merry Christmas- Simon Says Stamps IG Challenge

Hey there. I know Christmas is over, but I have one last Christmas card to share. This one is for Simon Says Stamp’s IG Challenge for December.

This month the challenge is Winter Wonder. While on my Christmas break, I was just playing around with some design ideas that I didn’t previously get to make. Trying to get back into the swing of cardmaking after surgery (its weird how one week off will effect you).

I had the Hexagon Designer dies from Concord and 9th in my pile of stuff to play with (usually new things I haven’t had the chance to use yet. So, I worked out a pattern and pieced it together. I didn’t turn out exactly like I thought, but I still like it.

I started by die cutting the hexagon background from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb. Then I cut the strips from Simon Says Stamp’s Crimson and Silver Glitter cardstock. I also cut the hexagon background from Crimson glitter cardstock.

To work out the Ho Ho Ho pattern, I laid the white bacground over a piece of copier paper. Then I marked the openings with pencil, to see where to fill in the pattern. Once I had it figured out, I added the strip pieces to the back of the white hexagon piece, then added it to my Neenah card base. Then I used liquid adhesive to add the Crimson glitter pieces.

I filled in the pattern for the Ho Ho Ho, but it still seemed a bit bare to me. That’s when I decided to add the ornaments. Sigh, it still looked weird to me at this point. I let it sit for a couple of days, then decided to add the Merry Christmas fishtail sentiment banner. I think that helped balance out the card. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th’s So Happy For You (I seem to be reaching for this set a lot recently). I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Wow Opaque White Detail powder. The card stock is Gina K Design Onyx, and I added it to the card with foam tape.

There is so much sparkle in real life! I finally caught some sunshine for pictures, but then it dulls the red (it looks better in the second picture). And, now I have a jump start on my Christmas cards for next year!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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