Thursday, October 11, 2018

Metallic and Kraft for Christmas!

Ok...more festive fun with stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp's newest release, Fun and Festive!!  Today, I used the Dancing Deer and CZ Design's Merry dies along with Mod Trees Background stamp to make a couple cards that hopefully will bring out the fun and festive in you:)!!...
Not sure what it is, but I am LOVING metallics for Christmas!  Challenging to photograph, but fun to work with!  I die cut the deer and layered him twice in silver, then the border only in gold.  I DID put the fine tipped glue bottle I use in the store links, as with a die cut this thin, very thin dots of glue are necessary for the best hold and the best look.  I added a layered "merry in shiny red metallic, and added a dot of that same red to the nose of the deer (yes, both my cards are Rudolph:):)!!).  I adhered them both to an embossed panel and then poppped up on card.  Here's a close up...
The second one done in my second favorite paper for Christmas so far, kraft!!...
I layered the deer just like the first one, but because the whole layered deer was done in kraft, I opted  to do a two color card, so I stamped the background stamp with Simon Khaki ink, and swiped the tops of the deer and the "merry" with the khaki ink to give the image and sentiment the same darker brown look and feel.  That indent in his nose was screaming for some red, and I LOVE the little pop of red on both cards!!  I couldn't think of a more perfect pop than on this reindeer's nose...GO RUDOLPH:)!!  There's a blog hop going on over at the Simon Blog today, and I'll be a part of a second one tomorrow...hope you will come back to see the festive fun and find some inspiration for the holidays ahead!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Very cool especially the last card!

  2. Love both cards, but the one on the kraft cardstock is great! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

  3. Wow fabulous cards with this reindeer. Love the metalics look so Christmas isn't it and then the Kraft one, beautiful. You always show these dies off to perfection.

  4. Hey Lisa! Both of these cards are beautiful!!! I fell in love with that reindeer die when I saw it in the release and its on my wish list til I can place an order. My very next thought was to make sure I also had some Stickit adhesive to use with it so I didn't have to fight with liquid glue! I don't have god luck with liquid glues, especially with metallic papers cause if it oozes out onto metallics, it doesn't always run off, and you can't use a sand eraser. Nope, I'll be using Stickit on this one! Can't wait to see your hop post tomorrow.

  5. Super Cute cards!! I have some friends who would take the snowflake off too!! Might as well make it easy for them!! I might have to copy you!!!


I so appreciate your comments...thank you, so much, for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa