Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Sending you sunshine... elephants on a DL Kraft card - Day 45 of my 365 day challenge

Sending you sunshine... elephants on a DL Kraft card - 
Day 45 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I really love these stamps (Safari Adventure) from the For the Love of Stamps range from Hunkydory and I wanted to try and create a sunrise background so it was a match made in heaven....


How i made this card:-

  • I first of all cut a panel of white stamping card (I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) so that it was just slightly smaller than the DL Kraft card.
  • I then used various Altenew inks (various shades of Pink, Orange and Yellow) to create the sunrise background - I used a photo from the internet to give me inspiration for the colouring. 
  • I left the middle part of the panel clear so it gave the impression of the sun beginning to rise and blended the colours around it to give a hazy effect.
  • i used a stencil (As the Land Lies Decorative Stencil from Sheena Douglass) and inked through one of them along the lower half of the panel using a grey Altenew ink to give the impression that the mountains were in the distance.
  • I also used part of one to create the clouds.
  • Looking at the design against the card itself, I felt it would look better if it was slightly smaller so I trimmed about 1/4 off it and edged it with a black alcohol marker.
  • I then stamped out the really cute elephant stamp 3 times and before colouring them in, i heat embossed them using a clear powder with my heat gun.
  • I coloured them all in using 2 shades of grey and a pink for the ears' insides and cut them out as close to the border as possible.
  • I used a tree stamp (from one of For The Love of Stamps range) and stamped it on the left hand side and again embossed it.
  • I used thin foam pads to attach the elephants and placed the whole panel on to the left hand side of the card.
  • I also die-cut the cute elephant (from the Adorable Elephants set from Tonic Studios) in black card and stuck it to the right hand side placing the "Sunshine" sentiment (which I had stamped and embossed on black card with white powder) just touching the trunk and then glued the "Sending You" sentiment on the right hand side of the panel.
  • Finally, I added 3 gems on the top right hand corner.. 

And there you are a card that is really fun to make!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • DL Kraft card and envelope from DoCrafts Papermania
  • Elephant stamps from the Safari Adventure set from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps collection
  • Tree stamp from the Forest Friends set again from the For The Love of Stamps range
  • Small elephant die from Adorable Elephants from Tonic Studios
  • Sending you Sunshine stamp sentiment from Stamps by Me
  • As the Land Lies decorative stencil from Sheena Douglass
  • White stamping card - from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
  • Black card again from the above
  • Red, Orange, Yellow and Grey ink pads from Altenew 
  • Black, Pink and Grey alcohol markers 
  • Versafine Black Onyx ink pad
  • Bright White Embossing powder
  • Gems
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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