Missing Elf

Missing Elf

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(Inside Text:  Enjoy the time you spend with family and friends this Christmas and in the coming year!)

This card features the amusing stamp called Santa Claus Missing Elf (Item K-28903) from RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps.

missing elf stamp

I created two custom made stamps from RubberStamps.net for the greeting.  The inside text was computer generated.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers (sign: C1, E31; clothes: G29, R59, C0; elf: G29, YG63, E50).

I wanted Santa’s bottom to stick off the card a bit so I started by masking his bottom and stamping the top portion of the image on plain white card stock.  Then I stamped the image again on heavy weight card stock and cut out his bottom which I adhered with foam tape.  I stamped the image a third time, cut out the elf, and adhered him to Santa’s bottom.  Because I was making multiple copies of this card for boxed sets, I ended up creating cut files for my Silhouette to make the cutting easier, and I used my MISTI to line up the stamping with the pieces.  HERE is a tutorial I previously posted to show how I stamp on die cuts.  (I had originally planned to attach Santa’s bottom to the card with an Action Wobble spring which is why I masked the bottom half of the stamp on the white panel; it looked weird to have the whole image there as the bottom half moved.  But I ended up using the foam tape instead because the spring made his bottom stick out too much, and I was trying to make it easier/less expensive to mail.  If I knew I was going to adhere the bottom with the foam tape from the beginning, I probably would not have needed to do the masking!)

The stamped panel was mounted on red card stock from the Recollections Jewel Card Stock paper pack and then on paper from the Recollections Christmas – Holiday Basics Card Stock paper pack.  White card stock was used for the card base.

This card was one of three designs in a boxed set:

Humorous Card Insert

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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