Sweet Grass Stamps – Bea’s View
Finished card size: 6" x 6"
Large Elephant from the Africa set (Sweet Grass Stamps)
Crackle Background (The Angel Company)
Love (The Angel Company)
Sentiment (The Angel Company)
Light gray cardstock, 12" x 12", cut in half and folded to make base card of 6" x 6" (unknown)
Dark gray cardstock cut to 5.75" x 5.75" (unknown)
Pinata pink, orange peel texture, cardstock (Bazzill)
Pink patterned paper cut to 5.5" x 5.5" (unknown)
Scrap of white cardstock
Colored Pencils: (Prisma)
Cool Gray 20%
Cool Gray 50%
Cool Gray 70%
N95 Light Gray
3-d Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Adhesive of Choice
Black Marker (I used a Sharpie)
Cricut (Provo Craft)
George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft)
- Cut the light gray paper and fold to create 6" x 6" card base. Cut layers per sizes in the supplies list. Adhere the dark gray and pink patterned paper together and set aside.
- Using the Cricut, set the cut size at 4". Cut the heart shape from the Pinata cardstock. Press the Shadow Blackout feature, and cut out the heart shape once again from the dark gray cardstock.
- Stamp the dark pink heart with the crackle background using the London Fog ink. Stamp over the crackle background using the text stamp and Angel Pink ink. Stamp randomly with the 'love' stamp using the Cloud White ink. Stamp the sentiment with Tuxedo Black.
- Layer the pink heart onto the dark gray shadow heart and attach to the layered portion created in step 1.
- Stamp one elephant image in London Fog ink and one image in Tuxedo Black ink on the white piece of scrap cardstock.
- Using the gray marker, color around the outside of the image stamped in gray. You don't have to color the whole image as the other image will be layered on top.
- Color the black image with the gray colored pencils, starting with the lightest and moving to the dark to add shdows and depth. Blend all layers of the colored pencils with the Blender pen.
- Cut the elephant images out. Using a craft knife, trim out the sections between the legs of both elephants. Make a cut along the left elephant's large ear. Bend the ear out to create a 3-D look.
- Layer the elephants together using 3-d pop dots, offsetting the top elephant a bit to the right to create a shadowed look.
- Wrap the ribbon around the top of the layers and attach to the back, trimming off the excess. Use a piece of the excess ribbon (provided it's long enough), create a loop and bring the tails through to attach to the ribbon just attached to the layers. Adhere adhesive on the back of the attached ribbon to keep it in place.
- Layer everything to the card base and you're done! Don't forget to sign your work. Now go give the card to someone special!
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