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Sat 04

Hashtag Elfies
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  Today I wanted to share a card using the sweet Playtime Elves clear stamp set.  I absolutely love puns, so the #elfies stamp made me smile.

First I started with some 140lb watercolor paper and placed a snowflake stencil on top.  Next, I sprinkled it with some Colorburst powders and spitzed the whole thing with water.  I used enough water that you can barely see the pattern for the stencil.  Any geometric stencil would work well here because the pattern is so faint.


Next, I cut out and colored my little elf and trees with Copic markers.

Here are the marker colors I used:


Here is a close up of the little elf:


I tend to color elves with blonde hair because of the Hermey character in  "Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer."  Does anyone else think about the little elf who wanted to be a dentist? 

One of the things I want to talk about with the Copic coloring pertains to the trees in the background.  I placed the smaller ones in the back so that they would look like they were further away.  I also colored them darker to give them the appearance of being behind the lighter tree in the front.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and those on Daylight Savings time enjoy an extra hour of sleep.