Sunday, 27 November 2016

Elf Christmas

Welcome!  I took a bit of time in between making cards for upcoming DT commitments to make a card for the current sketch and color challenges at MFT Stamps.  I'm also playing along with the Circles theme at AAA Cards and the To Die For theme at Simon Says Stamp.

This elf was one I colored up last year following along with a video made by Sandy Allnock, so this card didn't take too long to put together.  Forgive the deep shading on the elf's face - this was me practicing with BV shadows.  

I die-cut from the card base a stitched circle and on the cut-out part I stamped with the Candy Stripes Background in Maliblue and Hollyhock inks by SSS.  I then adhered the cut-out back into the card base.  The elf is standing on a strip of Maliblue on which I embossed the sentiment from Winter Wonderland (surgically altered).  As there is no Hollyhock paper, I smeared Hollyhock ink onto a piece of white and when it was dry, I adhered that under the blue.

Thanks for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Santa's Elves, Winter Wonderland, Candy Stripes Background (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark, Maliblue and Hollyhock (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Dies:  Inside/Out Stitched Circles, Santa's Elves (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP



I Card Everyone said...

He looks perfectly elfish to me, Karren! That look says 'where did my tree go off to?' and OH do I love it!

Lin said...

I love this stamp set! And your striped background is so fun with him - thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

kareN stampZ said...

this is just so adorable, my elf set is on its way so can't wait for it to arrive seeing this

Rosemary said...

adorable take on the sketch, karren!! love that cute little elf!

Cécile RIBON said...

You can be sure that with such an adorable Elf the magic will never end! Love the cheerful colors too!

Ruth said...

I love the layout on this card - it's so nice and the colours are gorgeous. I love how you created the paper colour with the ink pad. That's very clever! Xx

Barb Ghig said...

And, I thought I was a "challenge junkie"! I love how you worked your card into four challenges...good for you! Your little elf is so cute...I used the same image, but haven't taken my pic yet. As always, your Copic coloring is amazing, and I love your choice of patterned papers on your background! Love this sweet card, Karren!

Kara Lynne said...

I love that darling elf! Yes, I color along with Sandy sometimes too! That sketch is so perfect to highlight your elf.

Melissa L. said...

So sweet and cute, Karren. Love the turquoise and red, the offset die cut circle and all that white space. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Susan R. Opel said...

Thought you might like to see this!

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Jenny Colacicco said...

SO CUTE!! Love the little circle background Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards! Jenny x

Karen Davis said...

So fresh and sweet. Coloured with your usual flair, perfect shadowing.