Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Blues card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Winter Blues".

Winter is not my season, I think you know that by now LOL! I don't like the cold at all, but I can appreciate the beauty of the snow if I don't have to go out;). Luckily for me, the winter in the Netherlands fortunately is still very mild, although I know that isn't good for nature at all... I also find the short days so depressing, but fortunately the shortest day is already behind us and we are slowly approaching to the longest day. In those short, dark days, everyone suffers from winter blues at some point, right?


For this challenge I made a birthday card, a bit of a winter vibe and especially with a lot of blues. I started with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Distress Ink Stormy Sky. I've put these in the middle of the card. I applied on the bottom Nuvo Mousse Pacific Teal and then used the Swiss Dots stencil for some depth. I used the top Nuvo Mousse Old Navy and the Mini Dot Fade.


As main feature I used the Spellbinders Ferns, I gave them different colors with Nuvo Mousse. Pacific Teal, Old Navy, Aquamarine and Seaspray Green. Pacific Teal gives a different color than you expect, it's different from the other mousses. It seems more transparent.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



  1. Beautiful card, Sandra! I always love watching you put your projects together. The colors and background are gorgeous!

    Cathie ♥

  2. Oh my! I totally love what you did in the middle of your card both with bolors and stamping. Thsi is fabulous! I absolutely need to try this and do not cover all the surface with color cause the result is awesome! I love the bunch of ferns too! Hugs, Macarena

  3. Delicious shades of blues, the balance of values of the striping is unusual and mesmerizing.

  4. Beautiful card and awesome video as always! Thank you for taking the time to share your process xx

  5. Gorgeous card Sandra :-) the background is fabulous and I love the colours and left design, so beautiful! LOVE this :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. I hear you about not being a winter girl:) Beautiful variations of blue shades on this lovely layered card!

  7. fantastic choice of colors! textures, background and use of dies is fabulous! Barbara

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE the ferns and how you embellished and distressed them! Great project! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. Beautiful card, Sandra! Love, love all the gorgeous blues you've used - they remind me of the lovely colors of lichens. hugs, Maura

  10. Vet mooi en geweldige kleuren!!

  11. Leuk om je filmpje te kijken!

  12. This blog is awesome and very informative keep Sharing this type of blog.


  13. This is gorgeous! I love your mix of blues and greens and the composition of the card is stunning. Those fern dies are perfect with this. Great card!

  14. Beautiful card Sandra and as always your background is just stunning, it's a work of art on it's own! Hugs :)

  15. Beautiful card! I love all the background details you created - wonderful 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

  16. I love this project! My favorite part is the polka dot section on the bottom, which looks amazing! Very good use of color, as usual, too!

  17. Love your fabulous card! Sandra. The background and the fern embellishments are fantastic! :)

  18. stunnng card Sandra, love the background and how you used the ferns...hugs kath xxx

  19. wow!!Beautiful card, Sandra! I always love watching you put your projects together. The colors and background are gorgeous!