Simon Says Stamp – Santa’s Sleigh Ride (2 Cards)

I’m sharing two fun holiday cards today made using the Santa’s Sleigh Ride Slider stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Even though only one card uses Santa and it wasn’t done as a slider, there are coordinating dies to this set that allow you to make Santa and his reindeer slide through the sky. I’m also featuring a couple of other products from Simon Says Stamp Make Merry release and this month’s Holly Jolly release.

For the first card, I stamped the town onto a panel of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock and then stamped again onto Gina K Masking Magic as I would need to mask the town in order to ink and stencil the background. I colored the town with Copic markers:

  • Buildings – W5, W3, W1, W0
  • Reds – R39, R17
  • Greens – YG67, YG23
  • Yellows – Y28, Y15, Y11
  • Blues – B00, B0000
  • Browns – E49, E57, E55, E53 (note: E53 only used on card 2 not card 1)

After coloring, I applied the mask and inked the background with The Stamp Market Ink in Sea Glass. Before removing the mask, I used the SugarPea Falling Snow stencil and Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste to cover the stencil. While the panel was drying, I used the SSS + CZ Design Peace Dies to cut out the sentiment with Concord & 9th Poppy cardstock as well as white cardstock for the background. For the sub sentiment I cut from the SSS + CZ Design Reverse Christmas Sentiment Strips. You guys, these sentiment strips are so worth the $3. Get them for all occasions. So much bang for your buck.

I adhered the dried panel to a white card base and glued the sentiment and sub sentiment to the card base. To finish, I used Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch on the windows. Not that you can see it here, but it’s so pretty IRL.

Now onto card two.

For this card I used the same copic colors and masks as the first card; however, I had to cut out additional masks for the Santa and reindeer.

I used inks from Concord and 9th for this background in Midnight, Aqua Sky, and Buttercup. I wanted a warm yellow glow, but had to be careful ink blending because I didn’t want to make green by blending in a blue ink to it. Fortunately, my yellow-green trees trick the eye to make the lower sky blend look blue. Phew. I was way too invested at this point, so I held my breath.

After the panel was dry from inking I white heat embossed the sentiments from the same stamp set. I then re-applied the masks and taped the SSS Scattered Stars stencil to the panel. Next, I used full-stick post-its (cut out into bizarre shapes) to apply to the stencil in areas I didn’t want covered in stars. I left a few in between the Santa and sentiments, but not much. It’s less distracting. I also didn’t want the stars to cover the lower sky, so I masked those off. I used the same embossing paste as the first card, but added a bit of the Aqua Sky ink to it in order to tone down the white. This way the sentiment would stand out more than the stars.

Afterward, I peeled, scraped, and plucked everything off for a very gratifying reveal.

I love this stamp set. It is so fun to color and very easy for a beginner. Highly recommend this set. Thanks for stopping by today!

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