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Yeti or Not, Christmas is Coming!

Hi crafty friends! Peggy here with a cute Christmas card using Mama Elephant stamps and dies. I recently got my hands on the Me and My Yeti stamp set and this is the first card I created with it! Let me show you how I made this card!

I started by cutting a panel of sturdy white cardstock roughly the size of the stitched slimline die in the Mama Elephant Slim Card Basics die set. I used Versamark embossing ink to stamp all along the top of the panel. For this I used the Pine and Posy stamp set, but there are many stamp sets with which you could create similar results. I used white embossing powder and a heat tool to emboss my stamping.

Next, I used Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide to ink blend, leaving the bottom portion of the card fading to white. I used watercolor and metallic watercolor to paint the stamped foliage. I dried the panel with my heat tool and set aside between a heavy book to flatten. If anyone has a better method, please let me know :).

I stamped one of the yetis, mountains, clouds and trees from the Me and My Yeti stamp set using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (my favorite for alcohol markers). I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images and colored them with my copics. I used Warm Greys for the mountains and the yeti fur, BG 11 and BG0000 for clouds and snow, E50 through E53 for the face of the yeti, E93 for cheeks and paws, and YG11, G00 and G000 for the trees. I used a white gelly roll pen for some accents on the images.

I removed my watercolor panel from between my book and cut the panel with the stitched die from the Slim Card Basics set, arranging the three fun pebble dies to create three cutouts in the panel. I used the slope die from the set to cut a snowy bank to go behind my panel. I cut the scalloped panel from the Slim Card Basics from some mint colored Heffy Doodle cardstock. Finally, I adhered the different layers using tape runner and liquid glue. For the yeti, I also used some foam tape to pop them up. I finished my card with a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments and some Glossy Accents on the images. Hope you are inspired!

Long distance hugs,

Peggy 

(Come say hi on Instagram @peggyemmerink)




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