1 December 2018

Simon Says Stamp DieCember | Christmas Banners

Hello there, today kicks off the start of DieCember from Simon Says Stamp. A month long celebration all about dies and die-cutting. To celebrate they have released a wonderful new collection of dies. Today I am sharing the new Nested Banners dies with you. This is a wonderful set of dies that are perfect for sentiments, but can be used in lots of different ways too. There are four different shapes and each shape has three sizes.

My first card uses the smallest of the fishtail banner shape. I started off by covering a panel of white cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers. I placed the Holiday Tree Medallion Stencil over the top and then inked through it with Black Soot. I removed the stencil and it left the colours that I added on first to be the design of the stencil. This was a technique that Kristina Werner shared last year. You can see her post here. I sprayed the piece with Shimmer Spray and set aside to dry.
I took the sending die and cut this three times from white cardstock with Stick-It adhesive on the back. I added the inked panel to a white A2 card base with foam tape and then added the sending word on top, stacking them up three high. I took the Tiny Words Christmas set and stamped the sentiment on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then cut this out with the small fishtail banner from the Nested Banners set and added to the card with foam tape.

My second card uses the same stencil. This time I placed it on to a white cardstock panel and blended Distress Ink Oxides on to it. I used Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron. For this one, I used the ink blending tool first and then went in and used the Ranger Detail Blending Tools to get into the finer details. I spritzed it with Shimmer Spray and set aside to dry.
I took another of the sentiments from the Tiny Words Christmas set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut using the middle size of the rounded banners from the Nested Banners set. I added the inked panel flat to an A2 white card base and then added the banner on top with foam tape. To finish, I added a few Iridescent Jewels.

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
Thank you so much for popping by and thank you to Simon Says Stamp for sending me these wonderful dies. It was a little difficult to make them the focus of my cards but let me tell you, they are so versatile and very useful! Please do check out the rest of release, it is wonderful! I will be back later with my Clearly Besotted release video.

1 comment:

  1. Two beautiful cards Michelle - I must try the first technique, looks fabulous. And the colours of the second are just so pretty! I really like those banner dies - help! xx


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