Hello friends! Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend!
This cute little elf is sitting atop of an ornament, getting out the list for Santa and marking down who’s naughty or nice! LOL! This image and sentiment are apart of the Christmas Elves Pairables Digi stamp set. On my computer I actually expanded the ornament image to make it larger and then added the cute little elf from the set right on top of the ornament. I printed it out as one image and colored it up with Copics. I’ve also stamped some snowflakes around the image and cut him out with a circle die. I used some Broken China distress ink to sponge around the edges.
I layered him onto a brushed gold die cut circle and added some gold stickles around the edges. I then layered these onto a red die cut circle that was embossed with an embossing folder, which is also the same one that I used for the green piece on the inside of the card.
I made a circle easel card and then cut out the sentiment from the digi set in a strip (also spoonged with Broken China ink) and mounted it over another piece of red cardstock and attached it on the inside right above the green embossed layer. (This strip is what helps keep the front layer propped up.)
Here you can see the side view of the card design. These are very simple to make with die cut shapes and I love how they nicely display for the recipient.
I’ve add some green saddle stitch ribbon to the center of the red circle before attaching it to the easel card backing and then added a bow that I’ve tied 2 gold bells on with a piece of twine. I then used the twine to make a double bow to go behind the green one and glued them on my card.
I added some snowflake accents and placed a blue rhinestone in the center of each.
Here’s a closer view of the details on this cutie. I actually have lots of thing going on with this image. First, I covered the bottom of his ornament with glossy accents. It’s a fairly thick layer and you can see the details of it in the photo below, but I had to let it dry over night!
I have taken a gold gel pen and colored the “bells” on the elf’s outfit. I then took a white gel pen for his cheeks. On top of the ornament, I used a glue pen and covered it with some clear loose glitter.
For the trim on his hat, I took some Brutus Monroe Snow Paste and a small brush to apply it. It’s REALLY thick stuff, so for a small area like that, I had to be a bit careful. Love the sparkle in it and you can see, in the photo above this one, the side view of how thick it actually is! I heat set it with my heat gun because it “puffs” up a bit when you heat it.
Here’s what the card looks like when it is closed up. I think this would also make for a really cute ornament too! You can really see the shine on the glossy accents from this photo and why it took all night to dry! LOL!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my easel card today and gotten some inspiration and/or a smile! Thanks so much for stopping in today! I’ll be seeing you again soon!
*Please be sure to join us over at the Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Group where there is inspiration and fun challenges to play along with that you could win a prize! Speaking of challenges, CLICK HERE to check all of the ways to play along with your Digi Doodle Studios goodies! Hope to see you around! ***This card would also fit into the Digi Doodle Studios Blog Challenge for this month with the theme of Christmas/Winter….so come on over and share your creation too!
- Merry Little Christmas – November Anything Christmas Goes
- Pearly Sparkles – Christmas
- My Time to Craft – No Rectangle or Square Cards Allowed
- Stamping Sensations – Traditional Christmas Colors (Red, Green, Gold)
- A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
- Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes