October 4, 2017

Simon Says Christmas!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.This week the challenge is


If you haven’t started on your Christmas cards yet then maybe now is the time to start! It does help to get you into the Christmas spirit if you pop some carols on your music system and maybe pour yourself a thimbleful of sherry!

We are showcasing Penny Black Products this week! You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have some we would love to see them used!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I used Penny Black Snowy Grove cling stamp set to create my background for the card.
I sponged a white panel with distress inks in blue shades. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch. I also dried the panel with heat gun after blending the inks. Then I used MISTI to stamp the Snowy Grove image. I used Mama Elephant’s Hazel, Tutti Fruiti and Plumberry inks to stamp the image on the sponged background. MISTI is awesome tool for stamping especially in this instance because there are more than one ink involved to get gradient colours on the image and also to get even coverage. I moved the image so slightly to get a shadow effect. This adds to the depth of the image. I left the panel to dry. Once dry, I added white dots using Sakura white gel pen and a few with Nuvo White Blizzard crystal drops.
I trimmed the panel and added snow mounds using Simon Says Stamp Drifting Stitches die. The sentiment is from Penny Black Joyous Wishes die set die cut using white glitter sheet.
The background packs a punch in this card. Love it.

So now it’s YOUR turn to take out your Christmas supplies and get crafty!

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

All the items used to make this card are listed below.

If you like to pin my card on your Pinterest Board, here is the pin for you.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon with another post.


  1. What a serene snowy scene, Gayatri – love your beautiful sky!

  2. Your card is stunning with the green and blue background and you’ve achieved so much dimension using the hills and drops for snow. This is so pretty to look at.

  3. Utterly beautiful the background is breathtaking I love it x

  4. Lorraine A says

    Gorgeous card Gayatri 🙂 the background is stunning and I love the trees and the snowdrifts, the whole design is so pretty! LOVE it 🙂

  5. What a gorgeous winter evening scene, Gayatri! I love everything about this!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Gilda (McStamper) says

    Love your beautiful card. What a fabulous sky.

  7. what a stunning card Gayatri. It is incredible.

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