Monday, December 14, 2015

Adorable Elephants Again!

If you read my blog post yesterday, I had made two backgrounds using the new My Favorite Things Watercolor Stripes background.  I had ran Distress Ink in Cracked Pistashio and then spritzed with water.   This was the first background I pulled off.  With the ink still on the stamp, I spritzed with water again and got an even light image but still pretty and used on my card yesterday. 

I colored the image from the My Favorite Things Adorable Elephants this time with my Zig Clean Color markers instead of Distress Inks and fussy cut the image out.   I don't like fussy cutting.  I am a perfectionist and normally when I fussy cut I am never happy with the results.    I prefer to have the dies but I am trying to watch what I am spending on stamps and dies are really expensive! 

The main panel was cut with the Blueprints 2 and then layered with craft foam cut down a little smaller than the background to add dimension.    After I fussy the cut the image, I also did the heart.   I stamped the heart on the main panel for the balloon string.  I covered the ballon with some clear Wink of Stella and then added a clear Pico embellisher to make it super shiny and sparkly.    The clouds were cut from watercolor paper stamped with the cloud images from the Somebunny set and colored with some Tumbled Glass Distress ink.   

The sentiment was embossed with Hero Arts White embossing powder and trimmed the sentiment to a banner shape cut with a diagonal end.  I was going to add some sequins but decided to just leave it like it is. I was super happy how it turned out!  

All products My Favorite Things unless I note otherwise:

Stamps:  Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants, Somebunny, Watercolor Stripes background
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Papers:  Grout Grey, SU Basic Black, Canson Watercolor
Tools: Blueprints 2, Somebunny dies, Pico Embellisher Clear, Clear Wink of Stella, Hero Arts Embossing Powder,  Copic Multiliner 

Thanks for stopping by!   

I am also including this in the Simon Says Monday Challenge blog for a pinch of something!    I love adding the Wink of Stella and Pico Embellisher to my card for some sparkly shine!  

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog


  1. I so love this card! The background is the best and works perfectly with this adorable image! Cuteness!

  2. Your card is fabulous. Love the cute image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)