Friday, October 28, 2016

Elephant Christmas

I have the cutest Christmas card to share!
I love elephant stamps and this one is no exception using
one of the October newly released stamps from

I know you have seen me do this before so a quick
'refresher' tutorial!
I used Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree die 
to first cut my trees and leaving them in the die,
 coated them with Dreamweavers embossing paste.
(I did one at a time, cleaning my die each time in-between.)

Carefully lift out of the die and it should look like this.

Quickly totally sprinkle/cover the entire tree with
Sparkle N Soft Twinkling Clouds.

Pour the excess off and put back into the jar.
Let dry (it dries very quickly)

I made a step card
(tutorials can be found on you tube, if needed)
To the back or inside of the step card
I die cut a Cheery Lynn Designs Merry Christmas
which had been coated first with Nuvo Glue Pen Large,
the sprinkled with Fire Engine Red glitter.

I stamped, then colored the image with Copics.
I used the Nuvo Small Glue Pen on the stocking tops, the elephants hat
and elephant toe nails.
I once again used the SNS Twinkling Clouds on the
white fluffy areas and Fire Engine Red glitter on the toe nails.
I then ran strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape around the edge of my image
and added Fire Engine Red Glitter.
Glue was added to the tree's star and Aztec Gold glitter was sprinkled on.

Once the image was dry, Nuvo Crystal Crystal Red Berry was
added to the tree ornaments.
If you haven't tried any of the drops, you should as they act
just like pearls, and you can make them any size you want with a little practice.

Thank you for visiting with me today
and don't forget to visit the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog
for more ideas/inspiration using this stamp set and more!

I will have on MY blog this Sunday (10/30)
another new stamp set to share
and don't forget to join us on October 31st at 9pm est
for our November reveal of all the new stamps
and just by leaving a comment on all the designers
blogs, YOU could be the winner of the entire release,
mark you calendars!!!

Entering the following fun challenges:
Jingle Belles .... Animals (x)
Crimbo Crackers .... Die Cuts (11/01)
Moving Along With The Times .... Cute Animals (x)
Daring Cardmakers .... Sparkle and Shine (x)
Simply Create Too .... Christmas Colors (x)


Ros Crawford said...

That's a great tip Diane TFS... and what a cute elephant!! So gorgeous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a fun card, Diane. Love your sparkly elephant!

Christine Harrop said...

Oh this really is just too cute. That elephant is adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT. Good luck and we would love to see you again. Christine DT x

Darlene said...

WOW! Look at all that beautiful holiday sparkle! Yes he's a cutie and you've colored him perfectly! GREAT job and fun holiday creation Diane!

Lisa said...

I love this!! That is the most adorable stamp!! I love the sparkle you added!! The trees look amazing!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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SmilynStef said...

Love how you flocked your trees ... and what a cute little ellie for Christmas ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Leslie Miller said...

So, so cute! You know I adore this image and the snow and the glittery red toenails! You're so good with the Nuvo drops. I think I'm going to love them. You're one of my Nuvo Drops enablers.

Dawn said...

Such an adorable card. Love all the glitter accents. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness, what a card! that little elephant really is adorable, the step card design is awesome and the flocking is the perfect finishing touch! thanks for joining our celebration of christmas critters at JINGLE BELLES! <3