Today the Mama Elephant Design Team is showcasing the brand new Alpine Carolers Stamp Set and coordinating Alpine Carolers Creative Cuts dies. These carolers are absolutely the cutest! I wanted to create a card with these cute carolers that resembled the "Who's of Whoville" (The Grinch That Stole Christmas) singing. You know that scene from Christmas morning where they are still celebrating even though the Grinch removed everything? I love that scene. In fact, I love that movie. One of my all-time childhood favorites!
To create my singing carolers, I stamped the images from the Alpine Carolers Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them in with Copics (the individual marker colors are listed and linked below in supplies). I really wanted the clothing on my carolers to "pop" so I used bright colors for their outfits. I die cut the images with the coordinating Alpine Carolers Creative Cuts dies and set them aside to work on the background.
I used the large stitched rectangle from the Peek A Frame die collection to die cut the Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper twice. For one of the rectangles, I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills die to create a snowy hill. I used Wild Honey Distress Ink to create the "sun" coming up over the hoizon. I filled in the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and darkened the sky with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I added a bit of the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the top edge of the snowy border and stamped the greeting from the Alpine Carolers Stamp Set.
I adhered the border to the inked background with foam adhesive and added the die cut carolers with foam adhesvie as well. I stamped some music notes from the Alpine Carolers Stamp Set using black ink and filled in the music notes with a white gel pen.
To see how I put this holiday card together from start to finish, watch out the video below or view on youtube HERE:
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More projects featuring the Mama Elephant October 2014 Release:
- "Let It Snow" Card feat. Boutique Borders Stamp Set (video)
- "Merry & Bright" Card feat. Peace On Earth (video)
- "Skatin' By..." Jumbo Shaker Tag feat. Jolly and Merry and Arctic Penguins (video)
- "You're Cool" Card feat. Arctic Penguins and Jolly and Merry (video)
- "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" Card feat. Arctic Penguins (video)