Tuesday, April 5, 2016

wishing you tons of fun

Hello!  I love these fun elephant puns and I love the cute elephant stamps companies seem to be designing these days.  It makes is easier to mix and match images and sentiments. 

I love this image from Wild Rose Studio!  It's called Bunch of Balloons and it was on my wish list since its release.  I finally got it when it went on sale online.  Yay!  Super cute, right?  The sentiments are from two different Birdie Brown sets, Adorable Elephants and Birthday Bears.

I blended Distress Inks on watercolor paper to make the background.  I like how the colors look on the texture of watercolor paper when blended.  I couldn't find my blender tool so I had to improvise by using an empty thread spool and double stick tape to stick the blending foam on.  But it worked!  I love how the background turned out.

I also made the clouds by just cutting freehand some rounded bumps and used it as my template.  The elephant and balloons were stamped on Xpress it cardstock and colored with Copics.  I fussy cut the elephant's body (cut off his tail and hair) and also fussy cut the balloons (cut off the strings).  Then I stamp the image again onto to my background so he has a tail and hair again and the balloons have strings.  Then I glue the colored image carefully in the right spots.  I also always go back to clean up the lines using a thin black Copic multiliner.  That is my process.  Sometimes it is time consuming especially the cleaning up part because the lines are so thin and I'm getting old eyes!  It's harder for my eyes to focus and many times I have to wait til morning to see clearer.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back with a couple more cards to share later in the week.



Denice said...

Super cute, love hearing about the process.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

This is the cutest elephant ever. I must add it to my wish list. Love your card with all the happy and colorful Spring colors.

Lynn said...

Thank you for all the great tips about the balloon strings and elephant tail. You are so clever. I need to look for the Copic multiliner because I also have senior eyes. I learn so much from your blog posts...mahalo! P.S. The clouds and ground are so pretty and truly enhance the image.

Cheryl said...

Super cute elephant! The puffy clouds are cute too! Yeah, all that fussy cutting sounds painful, but looks good! I know! I'm doing the thing where I have to move the paper farther away from my face to see clearer, or maybe with less eye strain.