Monday, July 31, 2017

Sweet Baby Elephant


The New Close To My Heart Annual Inspiration Catalog/Idea Book goes live on August 1, 2017.   The catalog is filled with tons of great new products.  While flipping through the pages...this sweet little elephant jumped out at me....I knew I had to have him!  While the set is geared towards baby...I think he makes a sweet stand in for birthdays as well!  He is too cute....I see him making an appearance in all sorts of projects to come!  You can purchase the set with or without matching thin cut dies as well.  This set would be awesome for those of you completing baby albums...here is a peek at the full set-

A little about my card....it was created with a couple of different techniques.  For starters the elephant was colored with Prismacolor pencils and then blended with Gamsol.  I don't think I will ever be a master artist.....but Gamsol is my friend when it comes to smooth blending.  You can usually find it in the fine arts section of your craft store...I always seem to locate it on a bottom shelf if that helps you in your journey.  My sentiment was inked with Pacifica and Lagoon inks.  I ink up my stamp in the lightest color first and then roll my stamp into the darker color.  It always adds a little bit more to your project than just one ink color.  My card is all about dimension...everything is popped up with foam dots and real twine is tied around the balloons.

My card is based on the MFT Color Challenge this week.  While I do not have any MFT goodies on this card...I love their stamps and dies and would love the chance to win MFT goodies for my stash!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3376 Sweet Baby Stamp Set/Thin Cut Bundle
B1537 Birthday Sparkles
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z899 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5948 Heather Cardstock
Z3353 Basic Fundamentals Paper Packet
Z3095 Whisper Twine
Prismacolor Pencils 1014, 1052, 1054
Gamsol
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday-Birthday
Seize the Birthday-Birthday
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


3 comments:

TaeEun said...

What a sweet birthday card! I love the clean design with the striped mat and the ombre sentiment in matching colors with the balloons looks awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Tracy Freeman said...

Oh my this is cute ! the twine on the balloons is a brilliantly touch and who could resist that elephant.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my that elephant is just as sweet as can be! :) Love the colorful balloons too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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