Hi crafty friends! We've made it through another week! I hope your week wasn't too long and arduous, and if it was, well look on the bright side... it's Friday! And to celebrate this wonderful Friday, I made a cute card using the adorable little people from Mama Elephant In My Heart stamp set. I just absolutely love this stamp set; who could resist a group of tiny people and critters?!
This week Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is Up In The Clouds. I thought the clouds from Lawn Fawn Into The Woods stamp set would be perfect for this challenge. And, after seeing My Favorite Things current Sketch Challenge #213 I thought that it be perfect to pair it with SSS Clouds challenge. Also, this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so I like to enter this card into that challenge as well.
Since I was planning on coloring the little girl with Copics Markers, I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black. Then I colored her with Copics. Since I didn’t have any matching Copics to add for shading, I just went over with the colored areas once more to give them a little depth. I love doing this since my Copics collection is still quite modest.
Once the little girl was colored and fussy cut, I began working on my sentiment. I cut a strip of Bo Bunny Sweet Pear Dot paper and used a square punch to create a banner. I heat embossed the sentiment in black. That sentiment strip was set aside with the little girl, so I wouldn't loose them while I work on my focal panel.
For my focal panel, I die cut a white cardstock using a frame from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables dies. I masked off the stitched edges and stamped my clouds in VersaMark. I white heat embossed the clouds. Then I colored the paper using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.
I cut a black polka dots paper from DCWV into a square and adhered that to my card base along with the focal panel and sentiment strip. To finish the card, I threaded a blue baker’s twine into the button and tied it into a bow. I attached the button using glue dots.
That wraps up my card for today. I just absolutely love this little scene. I felt that the little girl is reaching out to the recipient and ready to give her a hug. :) Thanks again for stopping by and see you again soon!
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; Bo Bunny - Buttercup Dot and Sweet Pear Dot; DCWV - Perf
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart; Lawn Fawn - Into The Woods
Inks: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress - Tumbled Glass
Others: Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Therm-O-Web - Zot Glue Dots; American Crafts - Black Embossing Powders; Ranger - Mini Foam Applicator; Hero Arts - Button; We R Memory Keepers - Turquoise Baker's Twine; Stampin' Up! - 3/4" Square Punch; Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables Dies; Copics; Craft Knife