Today’s card is one I made for a swap with some of my Stampin’ Up! fellow demonstrators.  We couldn’t do a weekend together due to covid, so did a swap to at least have a bit of sharing.



The stamp set is the Don’t Stop Believin’ set.  I adore all of the stamps in this set.  It also has the large Santa stamp that I have used previously.  I think we all can relate to the tangled lights and tinsel!!

For the background I wanted to use the Tis The Season Designer Series Paper.  It went best with the colors I invisioned for the elf.  The downside is that it is 6X6 paper.  I love 6X6 paper, but it limits your usage when doing multiples.  To solve this problem, I cut strips from some of the ones I felt best went together and layered them on some Whisper White.  Then all I had to do was flip it over and cut off the excess.  I love this technique of paper piecing.  It’s by far the easiest one for me.

I stamped the elf with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is stamped in the Memento Ink as well.  I just realized that I took this photo before I decided it needed a bit more bling!  To achieve that bit of bling, I added a green from the Holiday Rhinestones just to the left of the sentiment.  I only added the one and it was perfect.

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