Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's a good day ... Step-by-Step


since I would love to be part of the Mama Elephant Challenge Team, I created this cute and shiny card for the Mama Elephant Challenge.

Because it would mean so much to me, I want to make this blog post special. I will show you step by step how I created the card and especially the background.

When I looked at the inspiration photo, I thought the following: light blues and greens, transparency and salt. This is the recipe for my card.

As a first step, I created the background using Twinkling H20s and salt.

The salt absorbs the color underneath and creates some kind of halo around the place on which it has been sprinkled.
For transparency, I added a piece of vellum underneath this unique background and placed it on a light blue piece of cardstock.

Here you see the finished card base.

I added an embossed sentiment in the left corner. I was a little bit scared to put it directly onto the card. If I messed up, I would have to do it all over again.

I added faux stitching lines around the top layer of the cardbase with a perfect pen and added perfect pearls for that extra shine.

I stamped the ballons and the bunny with Versafine Smokey Gray and embossed with pastel embossing powder to mute it down even more. Afterwards, I colored the balloons and the bunny and added some flock to its tiny tail. The aqua-colored bow had to be tiny as well. For this reason, I only took two strands from the twine.Before adhering the colored pieces, I went around them with a distress marker to get rid of all the white.

There was something missing in the top left corner and since this is a birthday card for a little girl, you can never go wrong with some extra sparkle. On my finished card you can see that I added three sequins. I also used some black on the eyes and some pink on the cheeks.

I hope you like the card and have a chance to create something with the supercute Mama Elephant stamps.

Here is my list of supplies:
Mama Elephant - Up and away 
Twinkling H20s (Sea Spray, Summer Breeze, Bashful Blue, Mediterranean, Blue Zircon Pewter)
Distress Marker (Pumice Stone)
Ranger - Perfect Pen bullet tip
Ranger - Perfect Pearls Turquoise
Zing! Embossing Powder - Frost
Sternenstaub Embossing Powder - Pastell
Stampendous Fuzzy Fun Flock - cotton ball white
Doodlebug Design Inc. - Swimming Pool Sequins
Garn und Mehr - Turquoise Twine

Hope to see you again soon. Keep your fingers crossed for me.


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