Hey there, it's another rainy day here on the Oregon Coast...my favorite coloring weather! Today's CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers is to use the word "happy" on our projects. Perfect timing since I have two January birthdays I need to make cards for! The My Favorite Things Color Challenge #36 screamed elephant, and I couldn't wait to ink up Birdie Brown's Adorable Elephants so it worked out great. I also decided to use MFT's current Sketch Challenge #261...what a fun combination!
The background was sponged with multiple Memento blue inks. The elephant and balloons were stamped with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut then glued directly to the sponged background. The "happy" die cut is a Whimsy die that was cut twice to give stability and a little extra dimension. The top layer was colored with Copics to match the balloon. The banner is from MFT Blueprints 26 and was also colored with Copics. I moved the banner to the right hand side of the card for a little extra balance. Copic colored Flat Bottom Clouds and a Clear Wink of Stella pen complete the card.
ELEPHANT: C6, C4, C2, C0, R000 BUTTERFLY, BIRTHDAY BANNER: C0, R000 BALLOON, HAPPY: YG17, YG25, YG03, YG21 CLOUDS: C0
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STAMPS: MFT Adorable Elephants
PAPER: Neenah Solar White
INK: Copic markers; Memento (Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk)
ACCESSORIES: Sizzix Big Shot; MFT Die-Namics ( Blueprints 26, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle, Rectangle Stax 2, Flat Bottom Cloud); Whimsy Stamps Happy Large Word die; scissors; Ranger Mini Blending Tool; sponges; Clear Wink of Stella pen; Sakura Clear Glaze pen; SU Dimensionals; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S): Sponging; masking; fussy cutting
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT: A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")