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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13 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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