Corbel Collage Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp

HEY FRIENDS! Today I have something a little different – a card with absolutely no Copic coloring! I pulled some dies and paper out of my stash, including the Corbel Collage Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp. I love the beautiful tree design and while it would also be lovely as an inlaid design, I decided to keep it quick and simple with some ink blending. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Corbel Collage Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp

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Using the Chunky A2 Scalloped Rectangle Dies, I trimmed a piece of Hammermill cardstock and then used the Corbel Collage Wafer Die to cut the design from the middle. I stamped the sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes using Versafine ink. I added foam tape to the back and set it aside.

Next, I cut a scrap of Hammermill cardstock and ink blended it using Distress inks in Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron (I don’t remember the exact dimensions, but it was sized slightly larger than the size of the Corbel die).

I cut an A2 card base from Neenah Classic Crest and adhered a piece of design paper cut to size from the Cheerful Plaid 6×6 paper pad by My Favorite Things. I die cut a piece of Hammermill smooth cardstock using the Folk Edge Rectangles Die Set and assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

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Gnome by Simon Says Stamp

HEY GNOMIES! Have you mailed your holiday cards yet? No? Well, neither have I. That’s this week’s task. I probably have enough cards in my stash, but it’s hard to say. Every year I ask my husband how many cards he wants to send out to his friends and family and he always tells me “five, maybe six.” And then when it’s time, he suddenly needs 20 cards. So needless to say, I’m still making cards just in case.

Today I have another card where I used a die as the main focus. Here, I used the Gnome wafer die by Simon Says Stamp. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Gnome by Simon Says Stamp

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I used the Gnome die to cut the pieces and the solid background from Hammermill smooth cardstock and colored the pieces using Copic markers (see list below). Once the pieces were colored, I assembled them by gluing each piece in place on the solid background using Multi Medium Matte glue.

I cut a piece of Hammermill cardstock to 2-1/8 x 5-3/8 inches and stamped one of the sentiments from the Joy to You and Yours stamp set using Versafine ink. I covered the ink with clear embossing powder and heat set it. Next I cut a piece of gold Idea-ology Metallic Kraft Paper to 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches and glued it to the back of the sentiment layer.

I cut an A2 cardbase from Neenah Classic Crest, topped it with a piece of design paper, and assembled the layers as shown.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R29, R39, R46 (hat); E000, E00 (nose); YG03, YG17, YG67 (shirt)

Rowhouse Greetings | Gnome Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp | Color Map

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Santa Claus by Simon Says Stamp

HEY FRIENDS! Got something a little different today. Although I love coloring images, it can be time consuming, especially if you need to make a bunch of cards. And let’s face it, Copic coloring can feel intimidating when you first start out. So I looked through my stash and pulled out a couple of die sets where I could use my Copics as accents rather than the central focus. Today’s card features the Santa Claus wafer die set from Simon Says Stamp. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Santa Claus Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp


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Santa Claus is the main feature on this card so I’ll start with him! I used the Santa Claus Wafer Die to cut the pieces and the solid background from Hammermill cardstock. I used my Copic markers to color the hat, face, eyes, and nose. Once the pieces were colored, I assembled them by gluing each piece in place on the solid background using Multi Medium Matte Glue. After a few false starts, I found that the pieces went together best if I started with the beard and worked my way up to the pom-pom.

To add some dimension, I cut the pom-pom, trim and mustache a second time from scrap white cardstock and glued them into place. I decided that I wanted the stars to be gold, so I initially tried coloring them with a gold gel pen, but in the end, I cut them out again from a scrap piece of gold metallic cardstock from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft 8×8 Paper Pad. I added foam adhesive squares to the back and set it aside to work on the background.

For the background, I used one of the Blanket Stitch Rectangle Dies to trim a piece of Hammermill cardstock. I selected a sentiment from the Joy to You and Yours stamp set and stamped it along the bottom using Versafine ink. I applied foam tape to the back for dimension.

Next I used Red Spellbinders Glimmer Foil and the Plaid Tidings Glimmer Foil Plate to foil a piece of black cardstock trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches. I cut a piece of red cardstock and adhered it to an A2 cardbase cut from Neenah cardstock. I assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R20, E000, E00 (skin); R20 (nose); R29, R46, R39 (hat); 100 (eyes)

Rowhouse Greetings | Santa Claus Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp | Color Map

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Colorado Craft Company – Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Catch a Star by Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m excited to be here today to share with you the new STAMPtember exclusive collaboration set between Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company — Catch A Star. If you like this set, you need to grab it now because it’s going to sell out quickly! Once it’s gone, it’s gone!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Catch a Star by Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company

This is a large stamp set so my card is actual 5″ x 7″ so that all the elements would fit. I stamped the images on Hammermill cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. The mouse is colored with Copic markers (see list below).

You can purchase either the stamp and die bundle or the stamp alone. I didn’t have the coordinating dies so I used my Brother Scan and Cut. I should have paid more attention to the screen because I accidently cut off the poor mouse’s whiskers, but luckily he’s too busy chasing stars to notice.

For the background I ink blended Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Uncharted Mariner, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salvaged Patina on Canson Bristol Smooth. Afterwards, I used the Swirling Stars Die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix to create the starry background. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set using Versafine and heat set it with clear embossing powder. Once I had all of the elements, I assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: W1, W3, W5, R30 (mouse); BV00, R30, R32, R37, BG10 (net); YR04, Y35, Y38 (stars)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Catch a Star by Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Artic Antics by Penny Black

Saturday was our first snowfall of the season. Not really much accumulation, but enough to remind me that winter is here. Despite a major kitchen renovation a couple of years ago, we still have issues with freezing pipes. So dipping temperatures means pulling out the space heater and letting the kitchen faucet drip to prevent any catastrophes. Although the snow is lovely, we’re also on high alert to make sure that our pipes stay intact.

We’ve started decorating the house for the holidays- lights in the flower box, candles in the windows, and a big, beautiful wreath on the door – but unlike many of our neighbors, we have yet to put up the tree. Our living room is small, but somehow we’ll fit a fully decorated tree and fourteen people in here for Christmas Eve dinner. However, some decluttering needs to happen before the tree comes up from the basement and I have to finish up coloring projects for that to happen.

In the meantime, I’ve been coloring snow and polar bears for holiday cards – part of getting into the Christmas spirit. You may have noticed that I’m teaching a class next week that features the Polar Bear Pals stamp set by My Favorite Things. Polar bears are quick and easy to color and can be done with a limited number of markers. Obviously, there’s no white Copic marker, so you “color” white by coloring the shadows, emphasizing contours and depth. I start with the lightest warm gray to map out the shadows and then add layers of the darker grays to create the contours. I completed the shadows with a light wash of E30 to make the grays even warmer. Throw in some miscellaneous colors for the packages and you have another holiday card ready to cheer someone’s day.

What’s on your craft table today?

SUPPLIES

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Holiday 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts; Scarlett Red Dot by Authentique (I used scraps of the solid red side of the paper).
Stamps: Artic Antics (*) by Penny Black; Boxed Greetings (*) by Paper Smooches; Believe by Penny Black (inside sentiment, not shown)
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: W0, W1, W3, E30, 0 (bear); C0, C1, C3, R35, R46, R56, R59 (scarf); YG03, YG05, YG09, Y02, Y15, Y19, B24, B28, R35, R46, R56 (gifts); BV000, BG0000, BG10, B000 (snow/shadow)