Sunday, June 14, 2015

Celebrate - Featuring Mama Elephant

Hi everyone,

My cousin is having her wedding reception this Saturday and this is the card I made.  

I started out with the flowers I coloured for #thedailymarker30day2 challenge.  For the summer I will be using up my stash and going through my card stock and patterned paper as well as holding off on buying as much as I normally do so that I can give the stuff I have now some love.  I bought them because I love them in the first place so I'm giving them the summer to be enjoyed.  This will give me time to save up for more crafty goodies come fall.

Now on with my card.

I used the Mama Elephant Freestyle Flowers and heat embossed them with SSS clear embossing powder on Canson 140#  watercolour paper.  I found a piece of kraft wood grain card stock that came in one of my Simon Says Stamp monthly card kits (unfortunately I hoard most of my SSS card stock so I'm not sure which month it came in) and cut it out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling die. 

Next I used one of the new colours in the Distress Ink line, Abandoned Coral.  This colour is SO pretty!  For the leaves I used the distress markers in Forrest Moss and Shabby Shutters.  I then took some Perfect Pearls in the pearl colour and went over everything again to give it some shine. 

This is a 4bar sized and I used the Recollections 110# white card stock.  I used the Simon Says Stamp cream card stock and tapped it to the card base.  I then popped the panel up on foam tape.  For the leaves I adhered them with tape runner.  I cut out the banner out with the WPlus9 Banner Trio Designer Dies and heat embossed the sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps More than Words with Ranger platinum embossing powder and popped it up with foam tape as well.

I took the flowers and popped them up as well with foam tape.  I noticed that I am actually more than half way through my gigantic role of 3M foam tape.  Never thought I would get through it in the same year!  Hehe!

I was going to add some enamel dots but took them off because I felt it took away from the pretty flowers.

Thanks for stopping my, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)