Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Day 10 (of 12) Days of Christmas Hop - Little Elf Pipa with Maya Angelou quote

It's day ten of the Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!! 

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Today I was inspired to the MAX by Kristina Werner! She created a fab Christmas card that I needed to try my hand at. Check out her version here on YouTube and here on her blog. 

I chose to make two versions using a digital stamp by Mo Manning – Little Elf Pipa and background stamps from Impression Obsession and Mowenta. Unlike Kristina, I fussy cut the digi and adhered it to the card front.

This was one of those labors of love that consumed me day and night. I am glad I spent the time on it. I made many mistakes like forgetting to prep the surface, ill stamping, heating the embossing powder too long but I still love the results. These are my fav cards of the hop.


·       digital stamp by Mo Manning – Little Elf Pipa
·       Epson WP-4530 Inkjet Printer
·       Stampendous – Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
·       Tim Holtz Distress Ink – stormy sky, chipped sapphire, black soot, mini ink blending tools
·       Mowenta – background stamp (Christmas)
·       Impression Obsession – Christmas Text
·       Memento Luxe ink – Danube Blue
·       Wink of Stella – clear, white, blue, green, silver
·       Copics – 0, 110, Skin: E11, 13, 15, 18 R32 Outfit: R20, 24, 29, Shadow C3
·       Xyron 510
·       Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – clear
·       Nicole Heat tool, Versamarker
·       Stampin’ Up! Embossing Buddy
·       Flower soft - polar white and Flower soft glue
·       Adhesive holographic paper – stash
·       My Pink Stamper – Biggie Christmas
·       Clear and Simple Stamps – Limited Edition: Joy
·       Worldwin – Doublemates cardstock: Glorious Green

·       Lawn Fawn – lawn ornaments – mixed sequins

Which do you like best????? 


I am obsessed with two things... the sentiment by Clear and Simple Stamps is the words of the PHENOMENAL Maya Angelou and Memento Luxe ink – Danube Blue. You've got to get this ink! It comes in many colors and is just so rich, vibrant and yummy! It almost looks neon on these cards on top of the distress ink.

impression obsession

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  1. very cute the image... :)

  2. Super cute and adorable!!! Love this card! <3

    Your BL friend Tonya :-)

  3. Super cute - love the elf.
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  4. Very Cute Card. Thanks for Sharing

  5. Cute little elves. I like them both for different reasons.

    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

  6. Fabulous cards, the little elf image is absolutely adorable! Love the fun and festive colors you used too! BL

  7. Super cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

  8. CUTE CARDS TFS FROM bloggie love group

  9. Awesome effect, but soooo time consuming!

  10. Hi! FYI, Penny Black does not do digital stamps -- I do!!! I'm Mo Manning and you can only get "Little Elf Pipa" in digital form from me at my shop: I did allow Penny Black to make Pipa in rubber though -- for people who do not do digital. Beautiful job on the card however! :)



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