I have the honour to be Guest on the Design Team for this week beginning Feb 25th for Love to Create. The challenge is to
Wrap it Up!
(using string, twine, fibres, yarn....somewhere in the project)
Isn't it cute!
Then the interesting part - what do I make with it? My original idea didn't float, so I played around and settled on a three-fold-card, that opened down instead of across, if you know what I mean!
I have both my SIL and my MIL in hospital at the moment - so a Get Well card was in order! AH HA - light bulb moment!
The elephant is printed out twice in this size and twice in a smaller size (you will see why later) and coloured up with Copic pens. I die cut one out and coloured in the background with a sponge and Momento Summer Sky ink to make it seem as if he is floating in the sky. I then fussy-cut out the other one and layered it up onto the first, after wrapping some white string around the bottom of the balloon!
Once printed off I die cut it from the card and used the sponge to colour it up. The flowers are from one of the very first stamp sets I ever owned - and in fact I was given it again by my DIL so for a while I had two sets! It is by Hero Arts and is called Bouquets of Wishes. I coloured it up using my SU pens and huffed on it to stamp. It is fairly open so I used my Prisma pencils to colour up inside the bouquet to take the white out. This is its very first outing! I wrapped some string around the bunch and together with the string from the balloon, took them down the face of the card into the second fold! You have to make sure that the card will fold when you secure the strings.
This little lady is from Annabelle Stamps and I have coloured her up quite a few times lately. Again I used Copics here. She is standing holding the strings from the flowers and the balloon. This si where you can write your message if you want, or on the back.
The third fold holds the punch line and the two smaller elephants! All coloured up and fussy-cut as described above, with strings attached and just floating away.....
The background papers are from Echo Park 6 x 6 stack Dots and Stripes, and the card is SU Primrose Petals 12 x 12 cut down and folded into a trio card. The card itself stands a bit like an easel card, but you could add a small hinge at the back of the first fold if necessary.
Craft Bloggers Network - anything goes
Forever Friends: Use an animal (the elephant!)