Today I'd like to share with you a card using the October Reveal Elephant Christmas Tree Set: 802 and the new Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone.
I made my step card base using the Sizzix Balloons Step-Ups as a guide. I cut the inside panels from Super Adhesive sheets and stuck them on to the front panel and the two little steps. I repurposed the stamp by stamping the image on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and then I fussy the elephant and tree out, as I wanted him to be decorating his chosen tree out in the woods! I know elephants don't live in the woods, but call it artistic licence!
Our little friend was colored with Copics: YG03, YG06, YG67, Y17, R37, N2, C3, C5 and Dimensional Glue was applied to the baubles and the star, and to his hat and tail to which was added Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft, for some dimensional sparkle. I die cut the trees with the Die-namites die cut Winter Forest and split it up so that it would fit on the steps of the card. The were sponged with Memento Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves and Peanut Brittle and then once the inks were dry, I put them on a piece of left-over protective backing and applied the Moonstone Glimmer Paste with a spatula. I find that it is a very easy clean-up when you used the protective backing, none of the paste is wasted, just scoop up any paste from the sheet and put back in the jar. This was put aside to dry - though it doesn't take very long - half an hour at most.
I did the same process with the Memory Box Curved Merry Christmas, leaving "Merry" white.
The Glimmer Paste makes the piece very pliable. When this was dry I stuck a piece of 3/4" Tear-ific Tape to the back of the "christmas" and burnished Cloud Nine to the word. The assembly of the card was next. I started with the steps, by removing the backing of the Super Adhesive Sheet scraps that I had put on the front of the steps. I then placed the two trees on the back step and then covered the remaining sticky surface with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter. I repeated the process with the three trees and then placed the elephant on the front panel together with the Merry Christmas die. The Merry Christmas die was slightly wider than the card, so I turned it over and cut off the overlapping edges.
Here is a closer look at the dimension achieved with the Dimensional Glue.
I'd like to join in the following Challenges:
The Merry Christmas Challenge #2: Add a sentiment
Scrapy Land Challenge #51: Use a die cut brand that Scrapy Land sells
Cardz for Galz Challenge #33: Use at least one die cut
Hope you've enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to look at your stamps a wee bit differently.