December 13, 2015

Guest Designer - Laura Gallimore and Her Cheeky Elves!

Hello again it's Laura here and I am back for my second So Suzy Stamps guest post. I am sticking with the Christmas theme and making two cheeky elf cards.

For my first card I used some patterned paper to create a background and two tag die cuts that I layered on top of each other to add some dimension and interest.

On the smaller of the two tags I stamped the Elf Shoes and the sentiment ,‘The nice list is SO over-rated” in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder for some Christmas shine.

I added some color to the elf feet using Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers but you could use whatever markers you have. To finish up the tag I added the hole reinforcement and inked up the edges with Distress ink in Antique Linen and tied some twin and jingle bells.

I inked the edges of the snowflake background with tumbled glass Distress ink and stuck everything down to a khaki A2 sized notecard and added some clear sequins to finish it off.

For my second card I used the same elf shoes stamp but this time created two pieces of custom pattern paper by repeatedly stamping the image on to some cream card stock first in black ink and then with red ink.  While I had that stamp out I stamped in onto a small square of cardstock and added color using my spectrum noir markers and some small clear gems on each of the bells on the shoe.

I die cut two rectangles with the two largest stitched rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp and added some color using coloring pencils. I wanted this second card to have a more childlike appearance so I didn’t blend out the pencil using Gamsol so you could still see the pencil lines.

Using some masking I stamped the sentiment in red and black on another piece of cream cardstock and again die cut it with the stitched rectangle dies.  Then I mounted everything onto a cream A2 sized note card using some foam tape for dimension and finished it off with a green and red gift sticker.

Thank you for having me today, if you would like to see more from me you can find me on the social media site below and I will be back again next week for my final post.


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  1. Beautiful, Laura! Love those cards with tags

  2. Beautiful set of cards Laura, I absolutely love the one with the red elf shoes! The bright happy fun color palette...Christmas is so very close!!! Thank you for sharing your projects! *Big Hugs* ^__^

  3. Thank you all for your lovely comments - I've loved featuring on the So Suzy Stamps blog


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