Hey Friends! It’s EK here to share a bit of holiday fun. I don’t know about you, but I think these days people take the holidays a little too seriously and we all could inject some fun back into our holidays. I think we as adults forget sometimes what the magic of Christmas should be, and instead craft and create elegant and fancy holiday decor. Today I am trying to invent with my child’s mind and create a really fun and magic-filled project.
Step One: Trim a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches, a piece of printed It’s Christmas Time paper to 6×6 inches, a coordinating printed piece of It’s Christmas Time paper to 5×5 inches, a piece of Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock to 5×3 inches and a piece of 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5×2.5 inches. Score and fold the 12×6 piece of paper at 6 inches to create a 6×6 card base.
Step Two: Adhere the printed 6×6 paper to the card base using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the 5×5 printed paper to the bottom right corner.
Step Three: Adhere the white strip of paper to the red strip of paper using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Add a bubble of color using both Aged Mahogany and Candied Apple Distress Oxides and a blending tool. Spray the bubble of color with a bit of water and allow to dry. Adhere the strips of paper to the left side of the card base.
Step Four: Stamp the focal image from Elves stamp set onto 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock using Copic-friendly black ink. (Or ink compatible with your markers or other coloring medium of choice.)
Step Five: Color the focal image with alcohol makers (shown: Copics), matching the marker colors to the palette in the printed paper. Die cut the focal image using the coordinating Elves die set.
Step Six: Adhere the focal image onto the card front, positioned over the bubble of color, using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step Seven: Stamp the sentiment onto the card using the Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set. Stamp the image first in Candied Apple Distress Ink and then in black ink, offsetting them a little.
Step Eight: Finally, add some Nuvo Drops in Autumn Red to the card for a touch more whimsy.
Thank you for peeking in today to my little bit of whimsy project. I want to encourage you to keep the magic in your crafting this season and not to take your projects too seriously. Remember to craft with your inner child’s mind.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Distress Oxide Ink in Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany
Black Copic-friendly ink
Nuvo Drops in Autumn Red