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Sunday, January 9, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAMI!

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.

Copic coloring:

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!

Copic coloring:

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!




SUPPLIES
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

19 comments:

Angel said...

Hi There.

Hehehe very cute card, love the background too.

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Kathryn said...

He is indeed very cute! I love the inside of the card as well, great idea! Thanks for joining Anything Goes this week, K x

Gale Varland said...

Really, really cute. Cammie is going to love this! You really have the elephant down pat! He is just adorable.

Kathryn B said...

What an adorable card I just love that cute little elephant! Fab job with the challenge Tammie!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card love the cute image.Thanks for sharing this with us at Sparkles.xxx

jackiescrafts said...

Awww love that image the ellie is really cute, I love the card insert too. Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Benzi said...

Love it! I really like that embossing folder and your envie, too. Great birthday card.
Thanks for joining the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky x

Netty said...

Nice work! I love the inside too and the sentiment :).
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Stephanie said...

What an adorable elephant! Great sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Barb said...

I love this cute little elephant! I just became a follower and now I'm off to buy this little guy or girl...I agree I'm not sure which, but I know they're cute!

Andrea M said...

WOW! What a fabulous card! Gorgeous colors and textures too! Love the matching envelope! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you can join us again next week!

Sandra Farrell said...

too cute. Great card. Thanks for helping us celebrate our birthday here at Stampin' Royalty.

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

That elephant is too stinkin cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

kay said...

Very cute card! Love the Ele!Thanks for sharing and leaving a comment in my blog!!! Hugs - Kay - http://creationsonpaper.blogspot.com

Party supplies said...

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Stampin' Pam said...

Totally adorable - love the twine woven through the trunk :-) Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week. We appreciate your participation and your support.

Cambria Turnbow said...

You rock Tammie! I LOVE this card... and no, my birthday didn't blow. :) It was awesome because of friends like you! Wish you were going to CHA with us... next year right? :)

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