Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas - May 2022 Edition

It's the 25th of the month and we're back!  It's time for the Crafty Elves to share the Christmas cards we made this month!  Be sure after you leave here you visit my fellow Crafty Elves, Debra and Michael to see what they've created for you too!

This month I'm playing with alcohol ink and of course I am for these as well!  I created four different panels with various color schemes and added some foil to the sticky parts before they dried completely.  Then I used a Rubbernecker Snowflake Stencil and some Snow Cap to add some snowflakes to the backgrounds.

For two of my cards I used the adorable Beary Christmas stamp set from Pawsome Stamps.  I also used the Cheers and Sentiment strip dies from MFT-both are retired and I got lucky because they were sitting in my pile of unused items that weren't quite right for previous projects but they were perfect for this one!

I just love that cute bear wearing antlers!!

For this one I used the square frame from my stash and the chunky snowflake is an old Paper Smooches die.  The sentiment came from another set from Pawsome Stamps, Just Sentiments Christmas.

Almost all of the die cuts were extras sitting around waiting to for these cards!

Couldn't you just boop that nose?

I decided I loved the blue and pink backgrounds too much to cover it up so I kept them simple.

The Joy die cut is from Pretty Pink Posh and the three snowflakes are from (top to bottom) Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti and A Jillian Vance Design.

Don't you love how that little bit of foil adds that beautiful extra shine!?

And the snowflakes turned out best on this one.  Using the snow cap worked well, but it does get sticky after a while.  Next time I'll try just using acrylic paint which should work well as long as the alcohol inked panel is dry.... 

And I used a fantastic sentiment set from Rubbernecker for that great embossed sentiment.  I embossed it on a banner from AJVD cut from vellum from Brutus Monroe.  And then added snowflakes from Reverse Confetti and Lawn Fawn.

And that's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping!  Don't forget to visit Michael and Debra but before you go, let's pick a winner from last month's post:

Sharon G!  Email me at bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com with your snail mail so I can get some happy mail out to you!

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped and left me some love!  We're playing again this month so let me know you were here and you may be a winner next month.



MadeByMeghanK said...

This bear is soooo sweet! I LOVE the different colors you did! Great cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful Christmas card designs and I love the background on each too!

sharon g said...

The reindeer bear is just adorable. I also love the JOY background. Sooo pretty

Becca Yahrling said...

I'm all for those yummy backgrounds - gorgeous! And your layering. And that awesome bear! Just beautious!!!

Sue D said...

Love the colors on your cute bear cards and pretty snowflake cards.
Congrats to Sharon.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the pretty backgrounds! Beautiful cards!