I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend.
We’ve had a super heatwave this weekend, and which looks like it’s going to continue.
Lovely practice for what it will be like in Thailand in three weeks time!
Yesterday I had a play with the new A Little Wild Stamp Set.
Although it has
a co-ordinating set of framelits, called Little Loves, I didn’t use the for
It’s a brilliant idea but I needed to check
something out before I get that far!
The elephant has his eyes closed on the stamp – see the elephant on the
inside of the card – but I opened them for him! LOL!
I think my elephant looks
so much cuter – don’t you?
To make today’s card I started with a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) base,
then a layer of Pool Party CS, and a top layer of a design from the Petal Garden
Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack.
I was very careful
about the area I used for my elephant and sentiment, so I didn’t encroach on the flowers.
DSP co-ordinates with our Memories & More Collection, which I’ll be working with soon, which is why I tried not to damage the flowers!
The elephant, like the bear and the lion in the
same stamp set, is a “double” stamp as in it has front and a back
that can be die cut and folded in half to form a tag.
To stamp the single elephants, I put tape over the back half of the
elephant, inked the stamp, removed the tape, and stamped the elephant on a
square of Whisper White CS.
I repeated this twice more on the DSP.
the sentiment onto another piece of DSP – I didn’t want to get too close to the flowers! – and then I fussy cut them all.
Using my Pool Party Marker Pen, I coloured the insides of the letters.
I used the punch for a Pool Party layer for the
sentiment I had previously cut out by hand.
I die cut the elephant using the Stitched
Shape Framlit square die no. 2, and layered it on a square I’d die cut using
the Layering Squares Framelits, scallop die no. 7.
For the fish-tailed banner I
took a one inch strip of Pool Party CS and punch the end using the Triple
I used SNAIL to attached some 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party to this banner, and fish-tailed the end by hand.
If you miss that opportunity like I did, adhere the ribbon at the back
of the banner.
The slight bump doesn’t notice, and in actual fact offers a
bit of extra support to the sentiment which only has one Mini Glue Dot at
either end as support!
To finish my card I added a Pool Party and a Whisper White CS layer inside and adhered the second elephant in the bottom right hand corner.
That’s about it for today. I hope you have a great week, and until tomorrow,
PS I’ve just added five photographs of my stand at the Warlingham Village Fair last Saturday. They can be seen on the Photo Gallery Page. ☺