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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: Oddleigh Snowflake Elf card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Boy its hot everywhere and the wild fires are rampant across the planet...stay safe everyone😱
I'm melting inside coz I'm not running my A/C to help with the over-loaded power grid so here's a winter themed tutorial by LeighSBDesigner Val to bring some much needed relief even if it is just in our imaginations❄️

Hi everyone, today I have a Christmas Card to share using the wonderful Oddleigh Snowflake Elf and Snowflakes set which is now on FLASH SALE until Thursday midnight pacific❄️

Start by printing out lil miss Oddleigh Snowflake Elf onto white cardstock suitable for alcohol marker colouring.

I used Neenah white cardstock and coloured her up with Spectrum Noir Colourista pens and Hobby Art pens.

I added white gel pen details and applied Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Glitter for lots of winter magic and then fussy cut her out.

Now to create that wonderful background!  I decided to go completely non-traditional and used shiny black cardstock.

Cut a panel measuring 4" x 5.5" and emboss it with a swirling snowflake design.  Use a sanding block (or regular sandpaper) to remove the black coating from the just the embossed design to reveal the white cardstock beneath.  It's such a fun effect!

Remove the dust from the sanding with a piece of paper towel and apply a sheet of double-sided adhesive film, cut to the same size as the embossed panel, to the front of the panel and smooth it down to remove any air bubbles.  Peel off the remaining protective film and completely cover the panel with Clear Rocky Candy Stickles Glitter.  Then apply yellow Studio G glitter glue to the centers of the snowflakes.

Make a white card blank measuring 4.24" x 5.5" and cut a panel from matte black cardstock 1/4" larger than the embossed panel.  Adhere the black mat to the card blank with glue and then add the embossed panel to it.   Adhere lil miss Oddleigh Snowflake Elf to the card with 3D foam.

Complete the card with a Christmas sentiment.  Stamp Merry Christmas onto white Neenah cardstock with black Memento ink, trim and also attach it to the card with foam for a fun 3D effect.


Materials used:
Neenah white cardstock
Shiny Black cardstock
Matte Black cardstock
Hobby Art Watercolour Pens: Natural Beige, Beige, Wine Red
Spectrum Noir Colourista Pens: Coral, Denim, Leaf Green
White Gel Pen
Darice Snowflake Flourish Embossing Folder
Double-sided adhesive film
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy Glitter
Studio G yellow glitter glue
Double-sided foam tape

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Happy Creating!

1 comment:

  1. Such a fun project and love those markers, Val! So frosty I almost feel a cool breeze here in Mississippi ;)


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