A Christmas Elf handmade card will delight the young ones and the young at heart. Sometimes it is fun to create a whimsical card. After all elves are popular at Christmas, for instance, the Elf on the Shelf.
Stamps: Jolly Friends, Holly Jolly Greetings.
Ink: Black StazOn, Garden Green, Real Red, Blossom Blush Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker.
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Gold Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, This Christmas Specialty DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Christmas Greetings Framelits, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch.
Tips to Create This Card
Emboss the Real Red card stock with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This is a new type of embossing folder which will give you a deeper impression on the card stock. However, to get a real deep impressions, you need to break down fibers in the card stock. You can do that by spraying your card stock with water, however, spraying with Rubbing Alcohol (97%) will also break down the fibers, but your card stock will dry faster than if you use water.
Stamp the elf’s head on Blush Blossom cardstock (retired) and colour his cheeks using the Blush Blossom Marker (retired), and his hair with the Chocolate Chip Marker. If you are so lucky as to have these two products, great, if not, stamp the elf head on Watercolor card stock and colour the face using Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, and blend with the Blender Pen. It is important to blend well. Don’t put too much colour on the face to start, you can also go darker.
Stamp the head and the scarf on Whisper White and when you have completed coloring his head, fussy cut and place on the Whisper White head and pop up with dimensionals.
Now, the Word Window and the Modern Label punches are also discontinued. But, you can use the Tags and Labels Framelits to achieve the same effect.
There is a coordinating punch for the Jolly Friends stamp set. BONUS!. See THIS POST for the benefits of a coordinating punch.
Now that I have given you a few alternatives to the products that I used on this card, you can create you own Christmas Elf handmade card.
Alternative Product List