Wednesday, July 6, 2011

An Elephant Never Forgets a Birthday - Right?

Right. That is why I am not an elephant! lol  But I do have this adorable elephant stamp that I got from I Brake for Stamps. They have so many stamps that I LOVE. Most of the ones I have right now are their Christmas stamps, but I'm hoping to change that. Their stamps are NOT run of the mill, that's for sure.

I Brake for Stamps now has a challenge blog. I will put the link below, and it is also in my sidebar. I am really excited that they are starting to have challenges. This week they wanted a birthday theme. That worked out well for me, since one of the few stamps I have from them that is not Christmasy is a Rick St. Dennis exclusive called "Party Elephant". It is one of my favorite stamps! I was also able to use another new stamp I have from a set by Glitz. It is also an elephant stamp. So I"ve had fun playing. Here is the card:

The musical notes dp is from Sassafrass Lass, and that includes the pretty floral border at the top of the card that came with the music notes paper. I love the way several companies have been adding those borders. The other dp has some glittery stars - perfect for celebrating a birthday. It is from We Are Memory Keepers. I computer generated the "I could never forget....", and the birthday sentiment, which was stamped and heat embossed with clear ep, is from a set by Inkadinkado. I already mentioned the elephant stamps. I colored the Rick St. Dennis stamp with Copics, with some Stickles on the candle flame, and chalked the background with a soft rose color. I chalked the background of both of the sentiments, also, and inked their edges.  I diecut my Party Elephant with a Spellbinders Label 4 Nestie. I used 3D Dots on it and both sentiments for some dimension. 

I stamped the small Glitz elehant with various colors of Brilliance pigment inks, heat embossed it with clear ep, and punched it with a 2" scallop punch. Here are closeups of both elephants:

I just think both of these elephants are so cute! I might start an elephant fetish! : )  As you can see, I added some pink pearl flourishes and a lovely Prima flower to finish off my card.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

I Brake for Stamps - Happy Birthday (use one of their stamps)
Stampin for the Weekend - Your Favorite Things (my new stamp, Prima
flowers, pearls, Nesties, and the colors I used!)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - show a flourish! My pearls are my flourish.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - free and easy July (or do what you want!)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Please leave a comment if you have a minute. I love to see what you have to say!



Dan said...

Such a fun card, and love the pearl flourish! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a cute card.

Jane Bosi said...

Lynn! Great card! Thanks for playing along with I Brake For Challenges!