Monday, March 16, 2015

Amazing Distress

I made this card for my nephew’s birthday coming in the next week.  The focal image is the elephant from WPlus9’s Unforgettable set.  I fell in love with this little elephant after watching Sandy Allnock’s video titled Unforgettable Belated Birthday Card and WPlus9’s video titled StorybookWatercolor.

I stamped out my image on some Hammermill #100 cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with the Copics listed below.  Then I cut out the image using Lawn Fawns Stitched Journal die and to be honest I let it set for a couple of days because I was not for sure where I wanted to go with the project.

Once I received my order from Joann’s yesterday I knew how to finish it off.  I used some of distress stains that I received and did a watercolor background which I think came out great.  While that was drying I used my Memento Pear Tart marker and made a line under my elephant to give him someplace to sit and then I stamped one of the sentiments in set using Versafine Onyx Black.   I used some glossy accents on my balloon and grabbed some doodlebug sequins and placed them on my journal card.

Now that my watercolor panel was dry I die cut using the Mama Elephant Peek a Frame die and then I placed it on my card base using some double sided tape I picked up at Harbor Freight last week.  This tape is not acid free or archival safe, but it is so much thinner than the 3M tape and I wanted to give it a try.

I said it earlier but I really like the way this card came together.

Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah #110 for base, MasterTouch Watercolor paper, and Hammermill #100 for images;
Stamps and Dies: WPlus9 Unforgettable, Lawn Fawn Stitched Journal Die, Mama Elephant Peek a Frame;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina K Blue Raspberry;
Distress Stains Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Mustard Seed;
Copics: W00, W02, W04; B00, B02, B04, R20; Y04, Y06, Y08; YG03, YG05, YG07
 Everything else: Glossy Accents, Atyou Spica pen Lemon and Baby Blue                         

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  1. What a bright and cheerful card! So cute!

  2. So Bright and colorful! My grandson loves Elephants!

    1. Thank you Susan. Your grandson must be on to something because it seems this may be the year of the stamped elephant.

  3. I love this sweet elephant image- and really love your card too! The Distress stains are a great background, and the sentiment under the elephant looks great- and I also love the sequins!

  4. Such a fun elephant image, beautiful background, fantastic balloon - I love it all!


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