Naughty or Nice for Digi Doodle Studios

Hello friends!  Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I’m sharing a fun circle shaped design using a cute new Pairables set from Digi Doodle Studios:

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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!

Challenges:

  1.  Merry Little Christmas – November Anything Christmas Goes
  2. Pearly Sparkles – Christmas
  3. My Time to Craft – No Rectangle or Square Cards Allowed
  4. Stamping Sensations – Traditional Christmas Colors (Red, Green, Gold)
  5. A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
  6. Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes

 

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

38 thoughts on “Naughty or Nice for Digi Doodle Studios”

  1. Wow! WAY TOO CUTE to just be another card, Vicki! This would either be in the midst of candles or greenery, or on my tree! Darling little elf, so beautifully colored. It has extra sweetness all over it! Beautiful card, Vicki! hugs, de

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    1. Thanks so much Meghan! 🙂 I like to use ribbon and therefore am a ribbon LOVER and HOARDER!! LOL! This particular ribbon is old from Stampin’ Up! and I have TONS of ribbon from them even back in the days when I used to be a demo years ago! I will buy ribbon online pretty much anywhere, my favorite place is bagsandbows.com They have a huge selection and the spools are nice and big…so you get lots! I will also pick up ribbon from any craft store if I find something I can’t live without. My storage for ribbon is the same as the storage for my stamps almost! LOL! Not sure I helped, but maybe enabled you?! 🙂

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  2. I sure hope I make his nice list. He is just as cute as can be, and your digi skills are way beyond mine. I do like digi images but just forget to use them very often. Love the coloring on this image and love the circle easel card. Have a great day.

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  3. What a super cute and fun round easel card this one is! And thanks too for reminding me that I still have some jingle bells in my stash from long ago too! LOL As always, I love all the wonderful detail work you put into your creations! This might have prompted me to get into Christmas mode a bit quicker too!

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  4. Great computer skills and what a darling of a card. The design of the easel card is fabulous. Great layering and the image is so beautifully coloured x.

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  5. A fabulous christmas card in traditional colours! Your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for entering it at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

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  6. Oh, oh, OH! That’s the sweetest little elf, Vicki! Wonderful easel card and your coloring is terrific (as always!) You are such an artist with card designs. Love the bow and the tiny bells.

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  7. Oh what a little cutie, Vicki!! I love that image and it’s colored beautifully, gorgeous circle design and I love all of the embellishment, the tiny gold bells are so fun!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  8. This has got to be the cutest elf ever! I LOVE all the glossy accents. It really does add that little extra bit – but of course so does all the sparkle and shine you have included as well. The trim on the hat looks great! I’ve never heard of this paste but my kid has markers that also puff up when heated – need to take a peek into her stash.

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  9. Wonderful round Christmas card to link-up to MTTC’s no square or rectangle shaped cards challenge!!! Your card is beautifully made! Too cute! Becca/DT

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  10. This is just the most adorable card! Love the shape, love the image and love the colours!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Pinky

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  11. What a fantastic card with so many exquisite details!!! Looks like you spent hours putting this altogether!!! Thanks for linking your circle easel card to this past fortnight’s challenge for My Time To Craft!!! Becca/DT

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