Saturday, December 19, 2020

More Cricut Cut Elves

Hello! After I posted my Cricut Cut Elf, one of my friends asked me to create elves with her daughters as inspiration for how the elves will look. To make it more personal, I added a touch of Disney since my friend told me that that her daughters like Disney. 

I did the same cuts I made from the previous post except for the cut for the snow hat pompom and the cheeks. I edited the colors to make it a Disney Christmas themed outfit. I saved the negative cuts of the eyes and the lips.

I cut the skin using cream cardstock and blended Tim Holtz Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso. For the cheeks, I used a Ranger Detail Blending Tool to add Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Candied Apple. I colored the negative cut of the lips with a red Copic marker, and a black Copic marker for the eyes. I pieced this in and added Black Zig Wink of Stella to the eyelashes.

The cut creates black gloves for the elves which is created with the first layer. I needed white gloves. I used the Cricut Design Space Slice feature to create white gloves for the elves. You can also trace the glove portion of the first layer instead of using the Slice feature.

I added dots to the dress layer using a Memory Box Dot stencil and Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink to the dress layer. I added dots to the green scarf using a Heidi Swapp stencil. To add variation, I added Wow! White Pearl embossing powder to the red elf's scarf then heat embossed it. 

For the cardigan, I added dots of Black Sakura Glaze pen. I added Zig Clear Wink of Stella to the gloves, white tops and the ends of the scarves. 

For the hat, I added Spectrum Noir Solar Red and Emerald Green Shimmer pens. For the hat trim, I heat embossed it with Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder and Wow! White Pearl embossing powder. I also added shimmer to the socks.

For the bow, I added dots using Sakura White Gel pen. I added a green gem to the green elf, and Nuvo drop to the red elf. 

I die cut a circle from white felt for the snow hat's pompom.

I stacked the snow banks then applied a double adhesive tape on the top layer. I fussy cut the excess. I poured Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter. I burnish the glitter to the tape.

One of my friend's daughters wear eyeglasses. I cut the eyeglasses using black cardstock. I adhered an acetate to the back of the eyeglasses. After this has dried, I fussy cut the excess acetate. 

My friend wanted to make thess into Christmas tree ornaments and requested to have her daughters' names and the year added to the design. I chose the ornament in CDS. I was impressed how Cricut was able to cut this small ornament. It even cut the small hole on the top. I added foiling to the top layer of the ornament using We R Memory Keepers Quill Tool. I wrote my friend's daughters' name and the year using gold gel pen. I threaded a silver thread through the hole and looped the thread around the elf's hand, securing it with a double adhesive tape on the back. I added a small dot of glue on the front to keep the thread on the hand in place. I added a silver thread bow to the ornament. 

I adhered a LF Silver Sparkle Trimmings cord to the back with a double adhesive tape. I covered this with another base layer cut which I cut in black. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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