Today I did something I haven’t done in months, sleep in. In fact I slept in two hours past the time I’d usually get up. I obviously needed the rest but it’s sent my plans for today a little awry. Oh well, no point in stressing over it. I’ll just have another cup of coffee and plod on through my to-do list. First though here’s this week’s simple Sunday project, a cute card featuring the new Elephant Parade Stamp Set. I hope you like it as much as I do.
TAKE ONE ELEPHANT
I began by choosing my elephant image fro the three in the Elephant Parade Stamp Set, Using Basic Gray ink I stamped the image three times. First in the bottom left corner on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then in the bottom left corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card, Finally, for the front of the card I cut a 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and stamped my elephant over towards the left.
Going back to the Elephant Parade Stamp Set I chose the “What a happy day!” sentiment. Then still using Basic Gray ink I stamped it beside the elephant on the smaller piece of Basic White Card.
To colour in the images I decided to go with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. On the smaller piece I used both the light and dark markers. This gave added dimension to the image but definitely took longer to do. On the other two elephants I decided to go much simpler and used only the light Gray Granite marker. The shadows on these images were created by colouring two or three times with the light marker.
Once the colouring was complete I was ready to start putting everything together, but first I needed two more pieces of card.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Basic Gray Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 4-1/4″ Finally I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
The last piece I needed was a 2-5/8″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Gray Granite Card. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the smaller Basic White piece on top. Then I glued the assembled layers onto the card front about 5/8″ from the bottom edge.
Once I’d fixed the remaining Basic White layer inside the card base my #simplestamping project was complete.
Oh my goodness, how cute is that elephant! I love this card as it can be used for so many different occasions. The other two elephants in the set are cute too, plus there’s other smaller images and more sentiments. Make sure you check it out. Meanwhile I need another coffee before I tackle that list…
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Elephant Parade Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating (but not used today) Elephant Dies (what an unfortunate name!). Buying them using the single “bundle” item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.