Sunday, April 12, 2009

Elephant Birthday

This is one of my favorite cards. It uses the Hero Arts Elephants clear set. First I stamped the medium elephant with Stampin' Up!s Pixie Pink Craft Ink and embossed it with Stampendous clear embossing powder. Nest I stamped the ribbon with black Sta Z on ink. This ink is great for stamping on embossed or shiny images. Next I stamped the mouse in Sta Z on as well. I used colored pencils to color him in and make light lines on his shorts. I used Gamsol to blend his shirt. Next I stamped the sentiment (also from the Elephants set) with Colorbox purple pigment ink. I adhered a light pink 3mm gem that I got from ebay with Aleene's Paper Glaze. For some reason these pink gems don't show up well in photographs. Next I matted the images on some black card stock. On a light purple card base I stamped the flower from Stampin' Up!s Short & Sweet set and colored the center with a white Uniball Signo pen. I ran a strip of light blue cardstock through a cuttlebug embossing folder. I did this twice to eliminate the smooth space; however, I neglected to put it through with the correct side up so the edge is actually the negative. I adhered the light blue embossed piece to the bottom of the card. Finally I adhered the black matted images to the middle.

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