Hello friends and happy Friday! I hope you have fun things planned for the weekend ahead!
Before we get to today's card, I'd like to give you a quick update on my current spending freeze. If you follow me regularly, then you are aware that on August 23, in this post titled "The Great Stamp Out," I announced that I would be challenging myself to a 30-day craft budget freeze. I was never able to affix a widget to my blog to keep you updated daily, but, I am happy to announce that today is Day 29! Woohoo! I am almost there! Will I be online at 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning buying ALL the things? No, most definitely not, this girl is never up after 11 pm! Nope, not even on a Saturday night. . .
Will I spend $400 on my next Simon Says Stamp purchase? No. Even after this freeze ends, I will still continue with my monthly craft budget. I am very proud of myself for accomplishing what I set out to do. (Insert happy dance here.)
Now, let's talk about today's fun holiday themed elf card, because who doesn't love elves be they naughty or nice! While I have never succeeded in wrapping Christmas lights around reindeer (or even the family dog for that matter) I totally will admit to licking a flagpole when I was probably about eight or so because stupid Bobby Hogan double dog dared me.
But, come one, who hasn't tried this?!
*Full supply list at end of post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Whisper White cardstock. To create the blue sky background, I ink blended Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink onto a sheet of Whisper White cardstock. I then splattered White Medium Acrylic Paint to create the look of blowing snow. I die cut the three snowbanks using Whisper White cardstock and the Stitched Curves dies by Memory Box. Each snowbank was lined with a Sakura Quickie Glue pen and then dipped in Lawn Fawn prisma glitter to create a sparkly snow effect.
All the images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. All images were colored with spectrum Noir Alcohol ink markers and die cut using the coordinating dies. I added additional Prisma Glitter to the images for more sparkle. I placed each image onto the snowbanks randomly using Stampin' Dimensionals for added depth.
Hero Arts created two versions of this adorable stamp set, "Naughty Elves" (below left image) and "Nice Elves" (below right):
I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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