Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sketch Girl - Bling, bling Elf


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It's Xmas in July for me! This is actually the first Xmas card I've made this year. I have friends that make an Xmas card every time they follow a sketch. I should do that since I hate making multiples!

I used two different widths of red line tape to make the background paper. Once I had my pattern laid out, I covered it in Martha Stewart's Garnet glitter and shook off the excess. The snowflakes were next in line. They were cut and embossed with Spellbinders snowflake dies. The embossed parts are covered with Glossy Accents and then covered in Doodlebug white glitter and the garnet glitter from MS. Each flake is adhered together with a mini glue dot and the glitter dot on top is adhered with some more Glossy Accents. The little tag is from another Spellbinders die, embossed and sponged with red ink. The *Merry Christmas* sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and is from the PTI set, Mixed Messages. The little elf is from C.C. Designs, Sugarplums North Pole. He is colored in with Copics. His coat collar and covered in Liquid Applique and heat set once it was dry. The last little embellishment is a faux dew drop (from Michael's floral section) colored with a Copic and set as the little deers nose.
Hope you like my *Xmas in July* take on the sketch! Please visit the Sketch Girl blog to check out how you can win a stamp set! Check out what the other ladies have done with this sketch too:
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14 comments:

Harriet said...

This card is so cute and I love the colors....Great job...

Jennie said...

Very cute card and love your take on the sketch! Nice job :o)

Randee E said...

So So So cute! I love how you created the glittery background!! I'm definitely trying that :0)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Good gravy this is awesome! The background you made is so creative and I'll have to remember that technique. Everything about this card is just perfect! Great take on the sketch!

Tiffany Heilman said...

love the candy cane background and the elf is so stinkin' Cute! Love how you hung the sentiment from the snowflake!

Tiffany Heilman said...

love the candy cane background and the elf is so stinkin' Cute! Love how you hung the sentiment from the snowflake!

KatieTurtle said...

very fancy! The candy cane paper totally sets the mood!

Eve said...

This is amazing! I love that you are making a Christmas card in July! I just made 8 of them trying to figure out if I really want to make 80+ again this year? This card tops them all!

Sara said...

OMG, I love this!!! It's so cute,your background was perfect!

Bonnie B said...

WOW...awesome card. Beautiful colors and glitter, and such detail...I could go on and on. I love Christmas better in July than December!!!

Julie E said...

Soooo cute - love the reindeer nose, the background, the color comob - everything about this card!

thescrapmaster said...

That is the cutest little card!
Hugs,
Samantha
SPCC Creator - Come play at SPCC!
http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Gorgeous card! Love those candy cane stripes!

Sweet Momiji said...

This is so awesome! I love the background stripes! :)

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