Sunday, August 21, 2011

SC345 Elebration

When the new catalogue came in July, I was sad to see the stamp set Baby Steps go, until I found my new favourite replacement for it: Elebration. It's not specific to babies, but the image is just so cute! This card was actually created for last weeks sketch challenge, SC345, but I never got around to posting it until now.
I stamped the image once in StazOn on watercolour paper (and used my aquapainter to colour it in) and once on whisper white cardstock. Once it was coloured, I cut out the elephant and adhered them on top of the image on the whisper white cardstock. It's hard to tell in this photo, but I also used my white gel pen to colour the nails really white! I wish that watercolour paper was white like whisper white. Because it isn't, I thought it looked funny since the background colour of the dsp is white, which is why I decided to cut it out and glue it.

Unfortunately, I realized after colouring, cutting all my cardstock and designer paper that I didn't ahve the correct colour of ribbon, so I substituted the colour I wanted, perfect plum, with wisteria wonder. I think it matches well with the papers, I just wished I had realized it when I coloured the balloon so in wisteria wonder too!

The background paper was created using the stamp set Dot Dot Dot and my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the image since it doesn't actually span the width or length of the paper.

Stamps: Elebration, Dot Dot Dot, Petite Pairs
Ink: StazOn jet black, Versamark, SU basic gray, blushing bride, marina mist, so saffron, perfect plum
Paper: SU watercolour, ww, blushing bride, nursery nest dsp
Ribbon: SU wisteria wonder 3/8" ruffled
Punch: SU 1" circle
Powder: SU white embossing powder
Misc: SU dimensionals, aquapainter, stamp-a-ma-jig, uniball signo gel pen

4 comments:

Susan Carlson said...

Found your blog via Stampin' Connection. Love your card! Stop by my blog sometime soon.

Always Playing with Paper said...

SO adorable! Love the DSP and your colouring!
Hugs.
Lesley

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! This is SO cute Allison!!! I think I may "need" this cutie!!

Donna Henley said...

I love this stamp too - as soon as I got it, I sat down and coloured a dozen little elephants ... I wasn't sure how to finish the cards until I saw this post - your card is perfect!
Thanks for sharing,
Donna