Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a Christmas card. I couldn’t resist when I saw Merry Monday Christmas challenge theme was elves I used my favourite Santa’s Elves stamp set and my favourite colour combo, which also happened to be the same colours for the color combo challenge over at Winnie & Walter, to create my card. I wanted these elves to show their Christmas spirit as they exchange gifts.
I used masking and spotlighting techniques to make my card. I cut two A2 size stitched rectangle panels from white cardstock. Both panels were stamped with Memento black ink exactly the same with the use of the MISTI. I stamped the left elf, masked him, then stamped the second elf after masking off the ornament he was holding when inking up the stamp. On one panel, I masked off both elves, then blended some Twisted Citron distress ink for the background. I coloured the elves in with Copics. For the other panel, I did light shading with just a grey Polychromous pencil to add some depth. Otherwise, it would look too flat.
To spotlight these elves, I die cut the coloured panel with a stitched square die. I took the die cut square and lined it up with the image on the grey shaded panel. To make it stand out even more, I added a white stitched frame.
The greeting was black heat embossed and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.