Thursday, July 10, 2014

ME- Thinking of You

This is the second card in my stamp trio challenge, using Mama Elephant's In My Heart stamp.

First, I quickly created a base for the card by cutting a sheet of Surf Blue cardstock in half. I scored it, making it into a standard A2 card.

I started by grabbing a sheet of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2". Using distress inks and some water, I created a dreamy watercolor background. I had some warping from the water, so I decided to mat the background onto some cardstock.

I cut the panel down to measure 3 3/4 by 5", then adhered it to a piece of dark grey cardstock that measured 4 by 5 1/4". I adhered the entire panel to the base.

I placed the girl onto the background with some foam squares, and quickly sketched in a shadow underneath her.

For the sentiment panel, I started by sketching out a puffy cloud on a piece of white cardstock and cutting it out with my scissors. I stamped the sentiment in the middle, then adhered it to the card with foam squares. As a bit of a whimsical touch, I added some stitch lines just inside the border with a gel pen. I also drew in some round thought-bubble circles with a white gel pen directly on the watercolor panel.

Lastly, I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh gold and silver sequins to the top of the card. I think they kind of look like stars, and they sure shimmer and shine!

Stamp: Mama Elephant In My Heart
Ink: MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice, Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and Vermillion, Ranger Distress Inkpads in Tea Dye, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp heavyweight cardstock in Surf Blue and Slate
Copics (E00, E11, E13, R20, R32, B00, Y11, Y35, E35, E37)
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm cupped sequins in Metallic Silver and Metallic Gold
Sakura Souffle gel pens (teal)
Uniball Signo broad white gel pen


  1. It sure is a dreamy background, Elle! It is quite sensational. Love that you created your own thought bubble too - it is just the right size and shape. Another cute and awesome card! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Kylie! I always look forward to your lovely comments. :D

      It's funny, I did first pull out a few of the cloud dies I own, but none of them were quite right - too small, or too big, or not enough pouf. So I drew in my own, and I really do like it so much better.