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I wanted to experiment with stepping outside of my comfort zone, so I picked a package of Designer Series Paper to work with that has colors I don’t normally reach for. I love the idea of this card, but I can’t tell if it’s where I wanted to take it or not. Maybe it’s because the colors are so far out of my comfort zone. I paired 3 sets, Sock Monkey for the balloons, Out of the Box for the elephants and On Your Birthday for the sentiment. The sketch is from Card Patterns Sketch 23.

To make this card:
1. Cut your Tempting Turquoise base to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″.
2. Cut your Kaleidoscope designer series paper to 4″ X 5 1/2″ and scallop the bottom edge with the eyelet border punch and attach to your base.
3. Cut your Pixie Pink cardstock to 3 1/8″ X 4 1/4″ and your Very Vanilla to 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4″.
4. Use your stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the elephant from Out of the Box in Tempting Turquoise 4 times and once in Pink Passion. Stamp one extra time in Pink Passion on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock to cut out and pop up on a dimensional. Stamp your On Your Birthday sentiment using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to break up the lines.
5. Dye your Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon by coloring it with a Pink Passion marker.
6. Attach your Very Vanilla layer to your Pixie Pink layer. Add paper piercing. Tie on ribbon and attach to card base.
7. Stamp the balloons from Sock Monkey onto Very Vanilla card stock scraps and watercolor with an AquaPainter in Only Orange, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise. Attach with dimensionals and draw in strings with a Basic Black journaler.
8. Add a Fresh Favorites button threaded with natural hemp twine. Use a glue dot to secure in place.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I unfortunately caught a summer cold and suffered through most of it. Hopefully the worst of it is gone and I can get back to a normal routine.

All products are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased via my Demonstrator Website:

Stamps: Out of the Box, On Your Birthday, Sock Monkey
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore, Only Orange, Basic Gray
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Kaleidoscope dsp, Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, fresh favorites button, natural hemp twine, eyelet border punch, mat pack, dimensionals, AquaPainter


2 responses »

  1. Oh, Jenn…out of your comfort zone is a great place to be! I LOVE this card! Great job! 🙂

  2. Wowzers!! This is fabulous!! I totally love these colors and how you did your little elephant!!


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