Monday, August 24, 2015

Merry Little Christmas

I was working on my ColorMyHeart Color Dare #156 challenge in which I had decided to do a Christmas Challenge with the challenge colors. Only 4 months to thought I better start now to complete all my cards. I had already cut my "Ornament Cascade" from cartridge "CTMH Artbooking" in Cricut Design Space using Paper Fundamentals "Hollyhock." and I had already stamped and colored my elf images, but nothing adhered yet.  Early this morning when I went on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #122 I thought the Christmas ornaments took the appearance of the sketch and with just a couple changes I could make it work.  I had already flipped horizontally because I wasn't happy with the bold side as ornaments, and then simply cut the ornaments out on the right-side to take on the appearance of the sketch.  Wow, my two favorite challenges coming together again.  

Elves are from Stamp Set "Merry Pursuits" and on the elf with the light bulbs I did a technique to reverse/flip horizontally so that I could place it on a hanging ornament.  Since I cut out the ornaments on the right-hand side I decided to add presents behind the elf sitting with the tall present acting as a net to catch the fall of the elf hanging from the ornament.  Colored all stamped images with ShinHan alcohol-based pens, mixing colors to get closest to the Hollyhock, Kraft and Goldrush colors, then fussy-cut and adhered with different thicknesses of 3D Foam Tape for dimension. Stamped Sentiment directly on front of card. 


 Color Dare 156: Plus Kraft

The inside of this card was the right-side of my Cricut Cut from the Front of the Card.

Close up of the Elves to show the dimensions in the card.

CTMH Products unless specified otherwise: 
Stamp Sets: 
     B1313 Merry Pursuits - Elves
     D1177 No Peeking - Presents 
     B1455 Be Jolly Hostess Rewards - Sentiments
     Paper Fundamentals "Hollyhock" 
     Colonial White 
ShinHan Pens: 
     Hollyhock - Used Carmine 
     Kraft - Used Clay 
     Goldrush - Used Marigold, Clay and Colorless Blender
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


ScrappyHorses said...

This is adorable!

comopark1886 said...

I love this! I wish I would have gotten the elf stamp set when it was available. Super cute card!

Donna said...

Adorable card! Love the elves and what a great Cricut Cut Out. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Lisa said...

So cute! Love those little elves!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous card, Sue! I love the frolicking elves especially the one hanging on to the ornament. Congratulations on a great combination of two of my favorite card challenges. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at the Color Dare!
:) Marie

Jessica K said...

What a great take on this week's sketch! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Jess - DT

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

Melanie R said...

This is such a sweet card, Sue! Nice interpretation of the sketch.

sarahstone said...

So cute! I wouldn't have thought Christmas with these colors, but you made it work! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart.


G Eileen Studios said...

Fun card! A great inspiration to get us started on Christmas projects! :) Thanks for sharing on the Color Dare.

Jasmina said...

What an adorable, cherry and bright card this is. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Unknown said...

This is just way too cute! Love all the dimension you have added to the card and the fact that you carried it through to the inside of the card. Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

Brandi said...

This is just to cute! I love the elf scaling down the ornaments! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC

Linda Norman said...

Great interpretation of the sketch and a fun card too! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Linda N
DT member AHSC