This is the third Christmas card I’ve made on this wet and dreary weekend, featuring a cute image from Glimps called Surprise.
The inspiration for this card comes from Muse: Christmas Visions and the cute card by Cornelia Wenokor. I used the image appearing from behind a design element, in my case flipping it sideways and having my elf appearing from behind a ‘north pole’. I also picked up the texture of Cornelia’s brickwork and added in some True Snow on my pole, which I couldn’t help but make into a shaker.
With my image on the ‘edge’ as well I am also entering this into the E is for Edge challenge on at ABCChristmas. Even after adding my sentiment I had lots of white space left but didn’t want to make my card too fussy so I added in a few snowflakes. I stamped these with embossing ink and sprinkled on clear embossing powder so they are really subtle and are completely invisible in the photo! Over at Jingle Belles they are looking for bling on your Christmas cards which gave me the idea of adding a gem to the middle of each snowflake to help them stand out a bit more.
Apart from the practice I need on my watercolouring I love this cute little elf; think I’ll be buying more images from Glimps.
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Shaker Selections ~ Reindeer Games
Inks & Paints etc
Posca Metallic Pen ~ Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Re-inkers ~ Various
The House of Paper Romanesque ~ Pearl
Royal Langnickel 160gsm Paper ~ Watercolor
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Cherry Cobbler
Yellow Vellum from stash
Stampin’ Up! ~ Serene Snowflakes (retired)
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