My friend, Cami, shares her bday with the King of Rock-n-Roll...yep, Elvis Presley! Happy Birthday, sweet friend! I made an extra special card for her with one of my favs from Our Craft Lounge called Lil' Pea-Nut. Pea-Nut is so stinkin' C-U-T-E! I never get tired of coloring him...or is he a she? Hmmm...
To make this card, I started by stamping Pea-Nut with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah and colored it with Copics then cut it out with a Spellbinders die. After it was colored, Blush Blossom and Pretty In Pink were sponged in the sky (Cami LOVES pink!) The balloons and party hat were stamped on a separate piece of Neenah, colored then cut out. A black Copic marker was used to quickly outline the cut images to give them a nice, crisp look (none of those white lines showing here...at least I don't think there are. Ha!). I cut two holes in Pea-Nut's nose (oops...I mean trunk) for the embroidery thread to go in and out of then I separated the threads and glued two strands to the backsided of each of the balloons. A Cuttlebug embossing folder was used to get the texture in the background then it was sponged with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I love how it looks like elephant skin after it's been sponged! A mat pack and paper piercer was used to line up the mini Bazzill brads in the corner and Glossy Accents was put on Pea-Nut's eyes, toenails and balloons. The party hat is popped up on a Dimensional and the balloons on a Pop Dot.
Pea-Nut: R21, R00, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0 Grass: YG95, YG91, YG17, G20, G12 Party Hat: R21, R00, YG17, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0 Balloons: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, R21, R00, R000, YG95, YG91, YG17, G20, G12 Outline: 110
The sentiment on the card front and inside reads Hope your B-day...doesn't blow! Of course Pea-Nut had to be on the inside blowing some bubbles! I'm telling you, Pea-Nut is A-Dorable!!! I stamped the inside with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah and colored it with Copics. Glossy Accents were used on the bubbles and eyes. The DP (inside and out) is from the Glitter Cardstock Matstack and SU. As part of a challenge, I followed the Gina K tutorial on lining an envelope with DP. Don't you love how the pink and white DP is on the card front, inside and also the envelope? It just ties everything together. Love it!
Pea-Nut: R21, R00, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0 Bubbles: BG000, BG0000
This card includes the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ The Letter C (Cute!)
Craft Your Passion Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky ~ Anything Goes
Just Us Girls ~ Envy of the Envies (Envelopes)!
Sparkles Forum Challenges ~ New Things (new technique)
Stampin' B's Design Team ~ Use an Old Favorite and Something Brand Spankin' New (old fav = sponging and new = technique)
Stampin' Royalty ~ Birthdays
The Crazy Challenge ~ All Things New (new technique)
Thanks for stopping by!
STAMPS: OCL Lil' Pea-Nut
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Matstack; SU Pink Pirouette
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink; SU Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink
ACCESSORIES: Copic Markers; Big Shot; Spellbinders Nesabilities Standard Circles Large; paper snips; Cuttlebug embossing folder; sponges; mat pack and paper piercer; Bazzill mini brads; Glossy Accents; Dimensional; Pop Dot; embroidery thread; Stamp-a-ma-jig