Today I’m all about a super cute and simple holiday greeting card with alcohol markers. Well, alcohol markers and an ultra adorable elf.
Have you seen this #Elfie stamp set? It’s a winner for sure!
One of the best things about this set? It was designed by my friend and Stampin’ Up! leader, Karen Duke. She is the first Canadian demonstrator to reach $1,000,000 in sales!! Like, that means I know someone famous! And along with her hard work, Karen dreamt up this sweet sweet set for us to play with!
Let’s take a peek at my simple project.
Don’t you love this mischievous little waif? So casual and laid back. All his work is done and now it’s up to Santa! 😋
I wanted to colour him with a colour combo you don’t normally see for holiday elves. There’s nothing wrong with Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate and some touches of shiny silver, is there?
Jo’s Amped Up Design Details
- just a tinge of Smoky Slate and Balmy Blue on the sign (see how to create this technique here)
- Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on his toque and tunic
- Shimmery Crystal Effects on the top of the post
- basic rhinestones for his buttons and pom pom
OK time to get all the steps to make him for yourself.
Simple Holiday Greeting Card with Alcohol Markers
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Basic Black – 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″
- Balmy Blue – 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″
- Thick White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
- silver metallic edged ribbon – about 11″
Let’s Make It!
1.Stamp elf with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto piece of Thick Whisper White and colour with Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends combos.
2. Ink snowflakes with Balmy Blue ink and stamp along top of panel. Adhere to piece of Balmy Blue cardstock.
3. Wrap ribbon around bottom of folded black card and knot to the left. Adhere panel to front of card with dimensionals.
4. Embellish buttons and pom pom with basic rhinestones. Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to top of post.
5. Carefully add puff paint to hat band and bottom of elf’s tunic. Heat with heat tool. TIP: Make sure to heat long enough so the paint gets puffy. This is longer than it takes to heat embossing powder.
Give It a Try!
You can catch a little of Karen’s magic too. This sweet little set is sure to give you – and your card recipents – loads of fun times. Add them to your own stash by clicking on the image below.Simple Holiday Greeting Card with Alcohol Markers
Thanks so much for taking a peek today at what I’ve been creating. Maybe it’s given you a shot of inspiration and you can get busy stamping up a storm!
And don’t be scared to try out some different colour combos for the holidays. It’s fun to play and a great way to have your design stand out from all the other holiday cards!
It’s crazy how such a simple holiday greeting card with alcohol markers is so darn cute, isn’t it?