Saturday, August 17, 2019

52 CCT August Theme Challenge

Today was a lazy day for me so I pulled out some stamps from My Favorite Things to play with for this challenge.  I had no idea what I was going to do so I don't want to tell you how long it took me to make this card!  LOL but...it was fun and relaxing while I figured it all out. 


What I chose for this weeks challenge at 52CCT was Elf or Elves.  I had visited MFT store a few months ago and couldn't wait to use them for this challenge.


There are 3 pages in all.  You can see part of page two until you open the stairs page. 


The tree stamp is very old so I don't know what Company made it. It was perfect for this card because the expression on the Elf with the Christmas Ball has a surprised look.  The tree looks like it is about to fall over.  I used my Misty as I needed it stamped 4 times so I could cut the layers.  I fussy cut each one and then used a transparent silicone glue so I could layer the pieces.  I often use this kind of glue for layering instead of pop ups, as I can control the height better.  You just have to have patience to let it dry or you will accidently flatten it down.  There are several brands but here is the link to the one I use....Transparent Silicone Glue.



To make the base of this card...I made two A2 cards and put them together so I could have 3 layers.  Start with one card facing like a normal card.  The 2nd card is actually like you are going to open it backwards.  Two back pieces are glued together.  The Front left is where I cut the stairs from.  I first experimented with a 12" cardstock but realized if I fold it 3 ways, the card would only be 4" instead of the A2 card size.


The sentiment, front and back, both came from the MFT Santa's Elves set.  I love these Elves.  They are so adorable.
I am please with the way the card came out but one thing I wished I had done.  Since each section is more than one thickness, I could have easily hid a small thin magnet behind the stairs and on the 2nd page to keep the front closed.  Next time!

If you came straight to my page, then head over to 52CCT and check out what the Designs Team came up with for my challenge!

Thank you for visiting....
Netta

Copic #'s: E00, E13, E27,  RV02, YG05, YG17, R29, R39, B21, B23, BV13, FB2, Y18.
For the Glitter and Christmas Balls:  Stickles Lemon Ice, Green, Sapphire,  Gold,  Shiny Christmas Red and Shiny Winter White
Stampin Up Die was used for the stairs.  

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