Simon Says Stamp Calm & Bright Berry Branch

Hello Lovelies, and happy release day! The new Simon Says Stamp release, Handmade Holiday, is live and ready for your viewing (and shopping) pleasure! I know that I say this every single time, but once again, it’s a gorgeous release, and you’ll definitely want to check it out! For today’s card, I’m featuring the brand new Etched Berry Branch, so let’s get right to the details!

First off, I made a striped panel using green cardstock from Concord & 9th. I used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stripes die to cut all of the stripes and adhered them diagonally on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock using liquid glue. I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to cut two panels of Neenah 110lb cardstock.

I positioned the Etched Berry Branch in the top half of the panel, taped it in place, and ran it through the die cutting machine, making sure to save the branch. I positioned the branch die again on the lower half of the panel, and ran that through the machine again. Remember that I said that I cut two panels? I wanted a double layer of the negative panel for dimension without using foam tape. I lined up both panels, taped them together and placed the branch die back into the negative piece, taping it down, and running it through the machine again. It did not cut through the second panel, which I knew would be the case, but it did leave enough of an indentation that I could position the die on the second panel and cut through that one completely.

Once both of those negative panels were cut, I adhered them together using liquid glue. I once again used glue to adhere those panels to my striped panel. Now, to stop here was kind of boring, so I took the positive pieces of the berry branch and adhered those to the front of the card wherever they would fit, overlapping some as needed.

I used the calm & bright sentiment from the SSS Clean Line Christmas set, and stamped it using VersaMark ink and heat set it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. Once that was done, I used the coordinating die to trim out the sentiment, and that was then adhered to my card using foam tape.

For even more added interest, I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls where the berries would be. Because that panel is two layers, they nestled down in there quite well. Everything was then adhered to a matching dark green panel before being adhered to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That does it for this project! I had a lot of fun making this one! It’s a little bit outside of my norm, but I enjoyed it! I hope you’ll swing by and check out the entire Handmade Holiday release from Simon Says Stamp. You won’t be disappointed! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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