September 7, 2017

Simon Says Stamp | Stamptember with Gina K Designs

Stamptember® is here and today I'm excited to share that Gina K Designs has an exclusive stamp set being released as part of this month long celebration with Simon Says Stamp. Gina designed this new stamp set called Warmer With You, that also has a coordinating die to go along with it. The Warmer With You stamp and die sets are only available at Simon Says Stamp while supplies last and they won't be available in the Gina K Designs store. So, make sure you head on over to grab yours today because once these are gone, they are gone forever!


Seriously check out all the cuteness with those adorable snow people and that gorgeous birch tree stamp in this set!
Warmer With You Stamp Set by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember

I was quickly drawn to the birch trees and snowflakes and during my creative play came up with 3 ways to use this background image to create a trio of Holiday cards. For all three cards the trees where stamped onto white cardstock with Versamark Embossing Ink and then heat set with white embossing powder. I then ink blended over them with Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. Keep reading for more specific details on how I created each card.

Winter Birch Trees Background 3 Ways


1. Die Cutting 

For this first card, I stamped the image onto white cardstock and simply die cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. I popped it up and then layered it onto another die cut stitched rectangle before adhering it to the card front.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Card with Die Cutting and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

For the snowflake on each card, I used the same stamping and embossing method that I used on the trees. I then fussy cut out the snowflake and adhered it with some double sided foam tape for a touch of dimension.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Card with Die Cutting and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

2. Masking 

The second technique I used was masking. I began by stamping the image onto white cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Card with Masking and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

I used Post It Tape to mask of a rectangle around the trees and then applied the Distress Oxide.


These images help give you a better sense of how it started before I added the Distress Oxide Ink and how it looked after the ink blending was complete.


I used the same sentiment as the first card and attached another snowflake.


3. Shaker Card 

For my final Winter Trees Background, I created a shaker card. For this card, I stamped the image as noted above in the center of the white cardstock. To create the shaker I die cut the frame using an stitched rectangle die and cut out the center rectangle to create a window. I repeated this 5 times and glued all of these layers together to create the shaker box.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Shaker Card with Embossing and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

To create the window, I cut a piece of transparency to the size of the shaker box and glued it to the top of the 5 layers. I then die cut one more frame and glue it on top of the transparency. Next, I flipped it over and filled the shaker with a mix of sequins. The final step was to adhere the birch tree background to the back side of the window to complete the shaker.

Winter Birch Trees Holiday Shaker Card with Embossing and Distress Ink by Juliana Michaels. Stamp set is Warmer With You by Gina K Designs for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember.

Here you can see each of the techniques - die cutting, masking and shaker card - before they were added to finish the card.


I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration! Now have some fun hopping along with the Gina K Design Team to see what everyone has created using this new set and make sure you check out Simon Says Stamp for all the Stamptember details!

Blog Hop

Gina K
Bethann Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Green
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw




Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!

Hugs Juliana 17turtles

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shaker card! I totally love this!

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  2. Very pretty! I love shaker cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very nice! Thank you for sharing in detail how you created each card differently.

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  4. Great ways to use the tree image. Whatever our style, you have us covered with your ideas, thanks! The shaker looks easy enough to make multiple - for those special people on my list.

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  5. Those birch trees are stunning. Thank you for the tutorial!

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  6. I love this! Shaker cards are my favorite!!

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  7. Beautiful! Love the fun shaker design!

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  8. Juliana, love your cards especially the shaker card.

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  9. Beautiful. Love the wintery blue colors.

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  10. Both cards are beautiful but I love the shaker card! Great new set from SSS and Gina K Designs!

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  11. Love the blue shading behind the trees. The shaker card rocks

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  12. Love the shaker card, vertical pretty

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  13. WOW! Wonderful cards. The sequins are perfect.

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  14. Totally love the snowman and this set! Your card is so soft and a beauty! Thank you for the blog hop!

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  15. Such a soft look to your cards using the distress oxide inks. I love the shaker card too.

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  16. What a great shaker! So cute ❄️❄️ Thanks for sharing your creativity!!❄️❄️

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  17. Just gorgeous cards Juliana, esp the shaker. Well done!

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  18. yay love shaker cards - this one is fabulous:)

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  19. Fabulous cards and the shaker is awesome.

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  20. Absolutely great shaker card with really nice colors M

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  21. I love ❤️ the soft colors you used on the background.
    Both cards are beautiful but I just love ❤️ the shaker card.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!

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JULIANA