Monday, December 30, 2013

Toymaker Elf ~

Last year I got so behind in making my Christmas cards that I never gave one to my parents.  Shameful, I know.  I actually got this stamp for their card last year and never colored it, so I was determined to make it happen this year.  I colored it up on WCMD and it sat until Christmas Eve. 

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I adore this Christmas paper pad from Echo Park – ‘Tis the Season.  Lots of smoky grays and warm reds.  I had him all cut out with the LID Stitched Rectangles and mounted on foam tape before I realized I wanted to stamp the sentiment along the side.  Whoops!  I think it turned out ok though.  It’s a sweet little sentiment from Lil’ Inker Designs Holly Jollly sentiments.  I finished it off by adding some gray twill and a silk bow on Christmas day.  In 2014 I will have my parents card done by November 1.  You all will have to hold me to it!! 

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One last little detail are his glasses.  I used a Sakura glitter pen to add a squiggle of glitter and swirled it around with a waterbrush.  When they were dry, I added a thick coat of glossy accents…that a Copic rolled right through!  Aaaaaaahhh!  Lots of cuss words were uttered and yelled while I quickly tried to get as much of it off his face as possible.  You can still see a little on the bridge of his nose but only if you’re looking for it. 

Ok, that wraps up Xmas cards for 2013.  New year’s resolution is to have them all done, including our family photo card by Thanksgiving!  We took our family photo on Dec. 18th, one week before Christmas.  No time to order Shutterfly or anything like that, so I just photoshopped a greeting and printed them at home.  If I’m really on top of it next year, I’d love to do a collage family photo card with a letter of all that we’ve done.  Cross your fingers for me!  Thanks for sticking around for all this!  Hope you have a lovely day! 




Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Adorable! I think all our good intentions fly out the window when the holiday season hits us.