Hello everyone! I’m popping by today with some holiday inspiration for you (yes, I did say holiday)! Simon Says Stamp is hosting a special Christmas in July celebration, full of fun surprises!
One of those surprises is the brand new, Naughty and Nice Elves stamp set that I illustrated… I hope you love it! The set includes lots of cute elves, each having some Christmas fun. My favorite of the bunch is the elf eating a cookie. :)
Right now, Simon has the set available in their store; and with your purchase of this big 6×8 stamp set, they are also giving you a FREE parcel of holiday craft supplies, valued at $25 or more (no code required; when you purchase the stamp set, the Christmas parcel is automatically added to your order). The free gift offer is only available though while supplies last!
I created two cards with this set… this first one uses the girl elf with the cookie dough and the boy eating cookies. They both make me giggle! I watercolored the images and cut them out. I popped them up off of a panel that I created a light watercolor wash on; that panel is die cut with Studio Katia’s Dotted Patterns Scallop frame set.
For the sentiments, I used a couple of the greetings in the Naughty and Nice Elves stamp set. I also white heat embossed a “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Happy Christmas stamp set that I had previously designed for Simon. Finally, I used a few Studio Katia Crystal Stars and Lucy’s Cards Ice Crystal sequins to embellish the background and the elves.
The second card I created with the Naughty and Nice Elves stamp set again features the girl and her cookie dough! I loved her so much I wanted to use her again. This time however, I colored her with Copics.
I popped her up off a panel that I ink blended with Festive Berries, Cracked Pistachio and Scattered Straw Distress Inks. On top of that inked background there are some glittery snowflakes. Those are cut with Simon’s Anna and Marissa snowflake dies from Tonic Studios Sugar Crystal glitter card. In between the snowflakes are a few Sparkling Crystals from Studio Katia.
For the greetings, I again used a mix of sentiments from the Naughty and Nice Elves and Happy Christmas stamp sets. I finished off the card with a bit of embellishing; some Aqua Shimmer glitter on the girl’s shoes, dress and belt, plus a dot of Glossy Accents on the jingle bell attached to her hat.
I had a blast not only creating these cards, but also illustrating this new Naughty and Nice Elves stamp set! I hope you are inspired by the cards and if you get the stamp set, I hope that it brings you lots of creative fun!
Thank you SO much for visiting with me today; I’ll be back again very soon with more crafty inspiration for you!