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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bloggers Challenge "Love" 2nd Submission and Happy World Card Making Day!

   I had a little free time and took a break from making the scrapbook, so I decided to make a card today.  I decided to make a card with a "Love" theme as well, and took out the new TJ newsletter.  I tried a background called embossed crayon resist.  I have to admit, I like it better IRL better than in the picture.... I played with it in photoshop, but when I get the true 'yellowish' color of the BG, it makes the elephants look blue......  They are gray.
  I used one of my new Cuttlebug folders- called Moroccan Screen.  I used Distress Straw and Dried Marigold Distress Inks to enhance the green and orange.  After the BG was prepared, I stamped the elephants from Elephants on Parade by Firecracker Designs by Pamela in Black Memento Ink and colored them with Copics C2, C3 and C5. Do you notice where their trunks meet it forms a heart?  And, the one on the Rt has tusks and the one on the Lt does not......  For the sentiment I cut the words apart and mounted each word separately on Old Olive CS. The layers are sewn together with orange sulky (embroidery) thread (which has a shiny sheen), as well as the top layer of the Fleur De Lis Spellbinders Borderability (from Cut at Home). The card stock is Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive from Stampin Up.
I am going to check out some of the challenges for World Card making Day over at Splitcoaststampers today, they begin at 9AM Central Time.

Thanks for stopping by! Your comments are greatly appreciated!
Shelly

11 comments:

Connie Paxman said...

Shelley simply to die for and so much detail...I love the elephants...I must put that set on my wish list.
connie paxman

Cassie_lu said...

great job

Rachel Hope said...

Awww, sweet image! Love the Background!

Juliet A said...

Very cool with the elephants! I had been wondering if I want Morrocan screen, they certainly go well with the whole african theme.

Donna Moore said...

I love elephants and you more than do them justice!! Great card.....Happy world Card Making Day!

Melisa said...

Your background and border are perfect for this stamp set!! I love it!

njburk said...

This one made me laug-it's gREAT!

Robin Merriman said...

Such a cute card - made me smile!

Ida P. Krause said...

Really fun card. Love the vibrant colors.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a cute card Shelly! Love the papers! Great idea! :D

Kathy said...

This is beautiful. Love the colors you used and that background is really a wow!