Wednesday, March 25, 2015

mama elephant ella & friends

Today I'm sharing my second elephant card this week, but this time with Mama Elephant's Ella & Friends stamp set. This elephant is a little bigger than the WPlus9 elephant that I shared on cards here and here. I love that this stamp set has several other little animals as well like the little mouse. It makes a sweet card for a friend with the "Remember, you've got a friend in me" sentiment. 



The details: 

This card base is a standard A2 size on kraft cardstock. I cut the blue striped paper with a stitched rectangle die at 5 x 3 3/4", and I cut the green paper with half of the same rectangle die, and then again with a hills border die.

The elephant and the mouse were stamped with versamark ink and colored with prismacolor pencils. I colored the elephant with the lightest of the warm greys, and the mouse with the lightest of the french greys, and blended the pencil lines with the Prismacolor blender marker. Then I cut out the elephant and mouse with the matching dies. The hearts were cut from Lawn Fawn's heart dies. I stamped the sentiment first on vellum which made it easy to move around on the card to see where I wanted it, but I decided to stamp it directly on the striped paper.



I used foam tape to adhere the grass, top of the elephant and mouse, the larger heart, and also the panel to the card base. Foam tape is my favorite dimensional adhesive because it's not as thick as foam dots. I like that the elements are only slightly raised. I used dot roller adhesive to adhere the bottoms of the elephant and mouse and the smaller hearts.



The blue striped paper is from this paper pad, but the green and pink papers were leftovers I had from past card kits. Hope you enjoyed today's elephant card! I'll be sharing a flower card next time. :)

I'm linking up today with the Simon Wednesday challenge. Check it out here for lots of inspiration!


5 comments:

  1. Wow! That card is adorable! I bought dies forever-ago, but haven't used them yet. Someday... Have a great week!
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  2. Really cute card! I love your style. Michelle t

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  3. Thanks! I was hoping someone would give a size comparison of the two elephant stamps ;)

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  4. this is so sweet! Love the added details with the hearts!

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  5. hey Deb! this is a darlin card, I so luv that elephant...sweet! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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