Sunday 11 August 2019

Elfie Against a Basic Pattern - A Christmas Card

I just love these elves - they're cute, fun to colour and versatile when it comes to card design and composition.  This is a sneak peek of a couple of items in the new Holiday Catalogue.
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #elfie #basicpatterndecorativemasks #xmas card #christmascard , #Eflie, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A Christmas card featuring sneak peeks from the 2019 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue
#Elfie stampset and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
I chose to fussy cut these images and place them on my card because this card design was really about the background.

For the background I used one of the new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks.  Having placed it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I spritzed it with a solution of Bermuda Bay ink.  I then quickly, but carefully, lifted off the mask and allowed the background to dry.  The mask just rinses clean and I leave it to dry ready for the next use.  I added quite a bit of water this time so the colour came out more like Pool Party.

TIP:  To make the spritzing solution, I simply placed a few drops of Bermuda Bay ink from a refill bottle into a Stampin' Spritzer and filled with water then gave it a shake.  I keep a few of my favourite colours in spritzers - but I make sure to label them!

I coloured the images with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and I cut out the sentiment with frames from the Frosted Bouquet Die set.

If you live in Australia and would like a copy of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue - please contact me.

Items from the new Holiday Catalogue:
#Elfie (page 22 - 150509)
Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (page 35 - 150697)

Over the next week, I'll be sharing more projects that I've made using the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks - another really versatile craft tool!

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'Til next time!

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  1. Super cute! Beautiful coloring! Love the background you created. Hard to believe it's 'that time of year' already!!

    1. Thank you, RaeDeen! I know! It's frightening how the year is disappearing so fast!