Saturday, July 19, 2014

Elf Christmas

I made this background a while back after I watched a video from Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire and I could just never finish because I was just stuck. So when I saw two of my favorite challenge blogs had what this background needed I had an idea.

The first challenge I will enter this card in is a go to challenge from Word Art Wednesday Challenge #141, its always anything goes and the ladies are so inspirational. Please go check them out.

The second challenge I will enter this card in is the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge called spots and dots. I recently have began to try and enter their challenges after their last Online Card Class I took called Watercolor for Cardmakers.

And finally I am entering this card in the Creative Challenge Club because they are a card sketch based challenge and this fit PERFECTLY with what I was going for. #CCC04

I first stamped this Stampabilities image in StazOn Jet Black ink on some scrap white card stock.
 I love this Stampin Up cleaner system, It got my StazOn ink off with no problem.
 I used an EK punch and the same scrap card stock, I believe its a Heavy Weight white from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby brand) and used my VersaMark ink and some Zing silver embossing powder.
 I used my pokey tool to help keep in place while I heat set the powder, it makes a huge difference to let you heat tool warm up for a few seconds before heat setting your project.
 This polka dot piece I made about a month ago and just had it sitting on my desk waiting for more inspiration. I used white ink and a Heidi Swapp stencil, then after it dried I repositioned the stencil and used Tim Holtz ink over the top with an ink blending tool.
 Using blender pens by Stampin UP along with their ink I colored in my little elf image.
 I used ink from Stampin UP in Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pretty in Pink, and Blushing Bride.

The stamp set I got at Micheal's last year for under $5 I believe but I don't have the packaging so I don't know the name. :(
Finished Card

Close up



  1. This card is really a Christmas gift. What a super sweet tutorial. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping to see you again really soon.
    Blessings, Carole

  2. This is SO adorable! I just love the offset dots and the sparkling snowflake is fabulous, too! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us for the Spots and Dots challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!