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Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release

Hi everyone! There is another new release from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) and I can’t wait to show you some inspiration. If you would like to see the entire release, you can see it here.

My card for you today features the amazing “Etched Berry Branch” die. Let’s get to the card!

Mini Slimline 3 1/2 by 6 1/2

I first cut the Berry Branch die 5 times from white cardstock. On 3 branches, I colored the front side with Copic markers. I used: E25 for the branch; R08 and R05 for the berries; G99 and YG95 for the leaves. The other 2 branches were flipped over and I colored the backside using the same colors. Glossy accents and glitter were added to all the branches for a frosty/snowy look and set aside to dry.

I wanted this to be a mini slimline card so I cut my panels accordingly. I make my slimline cards to be a final size of 3 1/2 by 6 1/2. The red panel was cut to 3 1/2 by 6 1/2; Green 3 1/4 by 6 1/4; Wood 3 by 6. Before adhering the panels together, the sentiment was white heat embossed on the wood panel. All layers were adhered with liquid glue.

After the branches were dry, I arranged them in a wreath shape. Because I colored the backside of 2 die cuts, I was able to make the wreath more full and have leaves positioned in different directions. Want a fuller wreath? Just make more diecuts! I adhered the branches with liquid glue and cut off any excess. Multiple sized red gems were added for some extra berries/ornaments. I also felt like it needed a bit of splatter so white paint mixed with water was spattered for a snowy look. The finished panel was adhered to strong card base.

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