Saturday, November 15, 2008

Have your Elf a Merry Little Christmas!

Whoo Hooo! It's finally Saturday! Who cares if it's getting cooler and raining like crazy?! Not me, 'cuz I can stay home today!

I am completely in love with this little Tilda Elf! I wish I could get a better picture to show you how cute she is! This one will have to suffice! Trust me, ADORABLE!

She and the ornament came to me through Diana at the Magnolia-licious store:

She is Tilda with Yule cap and big ornament (two separate stamps). Sentiment is from SU! Tiny Talk.

The card base is Papertrey Ink white, then a layer of Cranberry Crisp (sponged with burgundy). The green layer is Basic grey dp fro my Wassail pad. I sponged the edges with Artichoke and distress Walnut. Then I put on the squiggly faux stitching. (I love when I see the real stitching on a card, but I'm not into that, YET!) I stamped the ornament on the green dp to get the hook. I also stamped in on dp fro the Wassail pad and cut it out. I shaded the ornament edges with a copic marker. I also stamped the ornament top onto shimmer white cardstock and colored with a spica silver pen. Glued all that onto the green dp. The burgundy bow was to hid a mistake, but I think it works! I colored Tilda with copic markers (colors below). The sentiment is cut with the small nestability circle and sponged with burgundy. The snowflake behind is a new trick! I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch to punch out a snowflake (duh!) from Scor-sheet (also available at the store above), carefully peeled off one side and put it on my paper. Then I covered it with fine glitter. It didn't show up enough so I laid the back piece over it (as a mask) and sponged artichoke around it. Then attached my sentiment.

Guess that's it except for the colors and here they are; E00, E02 and R20 for the face and hands. Tassel:Y21 and Y08. Hair: E31, E33, E35. Reds: R27, R29, R46 and R59. Greens and for shading on ornament: Yg91, Yg93, Yg95 and Bg96.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and especially if you read all this! I really like how this card came out and hope you do too! Have a great Saturday whatever you're doing and take a moment to count your blessings!



Danni said...

This is a stunning card! I can't even begin to tell you how much I like this.....awesome job!

Tammi said...

She IS adorable! I like the paper pieced ornament and stitching, cute card!

Kerry D-C said...

Oh my goodness! this is SO darling! I love the paper pieced ornament. Everything is usual!

MarieL said...

Wow Cheryl, what a wonderful card. I just love your creativness. I colored this Tilda and ornament two different ways but have not put a card together. Mine will look nothing like yours.

Candy said...

Fantastic card - Love love love it!!!! Great job and so cute!

susan said...

This is soooo beautiful! Your coloring is great.
I've got a lot to learn about COPICS!

Monica said...

I love the paper you chose for the ornament! Sooo pretty! Beautiful coloring as usual. She is just such a cute Tilda! I need her!

Michelle said...

So beautiful ~~ love the colors and as always your Copic coloring rocks!!! Another GREAT Christmas card :)

Tori Wild said...

Just adorable!! Love the ornament and your coloring is fantastic as always!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Cheryl, this is so adorable! A wonderful Christmas card!

Heidi said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Cindy said...

I love everything you do!
This is awesome!


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