Amazing Distress

March 16, 2015
I made this card for my nephew’s birthday coming in the next week.  The focal image is the elephant from WPlus9’s Unforgettable set.  I fell in love with this little elephant after watching Sandy Allnock’s video titled Unforgettable Belated Birthday Card and WPlus9’s video titled StorybookWatercolor.
I stamped out my image on some Hammermill #100 cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with the Copics listed below.  Then I cut out the image using
Lawn Fawns Stitched Journal die and to be honest I let it set for a couple of days because I was not for sure where I wanted to go with the project.
Once I received my order from Joann’s yesterday I knew how to finish it off.  I used some of the distress stains I received and did a watercolor background which I think came out great.  While that was drying I used my Memento Pear Tart marker and made a line under my elephant to give him someplace to sit and then I stamped one of the sentiments in set using Versafine Onyx Black.   I used some glossy accents on my balloon and grabbed some doodlebug sequins and placed them on my journal card.
Now that my watercolor panel was dry I die cut using the Mama Elephant Peek a Frame die and then I placed it on my card base using some double sided tape I picked up at Harbor Freight last week.  This tape is not acid free or archival safe, but it is so much thinner than the 3M tape and I wanted to give it a try.
I said it earlier but I really like the way this card came together.
Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah #110 for base, MasterTouch Watercolor paper, and Hammermill #100 for images;
Stamps and Dies: WPlus9 Unforgettable, Lawn Fawn Stitched Journal Die, Mama Elephant Peek a Frame; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina K Blue Raspberry;
Distress Stains Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Mustard Seed;
Copics: W00, W02, W04; B00, B02, B04, R20; Y04, Y06, Y08; YG03, YG05,YG07
Everything else: Glossy Accents, Atyou Spica pen Lemon and Baby Blue
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful day.


  • Reply admin April 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you Gael.

  • Reply Gael April 2, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Such a fun elephant image, beautiful background, fantastic balloon – I love it all!

  • Reply Shelly Schmidt March 17, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I love this sweet elephant image- and really love your card too! The Distress stains are a great background, and the sentiment under the elephant looks great- and I also love the sequins!

    • Reply admin March 19, 2015 at 3:07 am

      Thank you Shelly.

  • Reply Susan McFeggan March 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    So Bright and colorful! My grandson loves Elephants!

    • Reply admin March 19, 2015 at 3:06 am

      Thank you Susan. Your grandson must be on to something because it seems this may be the year of the stamped elephant.

  • Reply Elizabeth Harriman March 17, 2015 at 2:38 am

    What a bright and cheerful card! So cute!

    • Reply admin March 19, 2015 at 3:06 am

      Thanks Elizabeth.

  • Reply Stampin Mindy March 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Adorable! Love that image!

    • Reply admin March 17, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Thank you.

  • Reply Kathryn Myhre March 16, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Great job! Love the colors

    • Reply admin March 17, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Thanks Kathryn.

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