Friday, June 3, 2011

Grey and Wrinkled

I fell in love with this stamp set from Inky Antics as soon as I saw the caption that went with it. I love the "wrinkled grey" comment because I feel that way most days! I can't wait to give this one to just the right person (you know who you are...wink wink).I stamped the images three times, colored them with my Copics and layered them for dimension. I added a little bit of tolling to round the edges before adding the final layer - the ears. The balloon is colored then I sprayed it with hairspray and covered it with glitter... I find that's an awesome way to get glitter or shimmering powders to stay without adding too much goop and tack. I used a fun flower card as my base, covering it with patterned paper from Heidi Grace. I used my Cricut to make the loopy boarder, added the Hampton Arts sentiment and popped that all off the background. A tied string goes from the trunk of the elephant up to a pretty little bow on the balloon. I think it finished nicely.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Add Ink - #70 - Round Sketch

Cute Card Thursday - #167 - Embellish It

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!


Christine Blain said...

Oh, this is fantastic, Jodi! LOVE the colours you've used, and the way you created that sparkly balloon (genius!). What a gorgeous, fun, card.

Shirley said...

This is such a fun card. I love the way the 3D makes it "pop" off the card. Great layout too and I love the glittered balloon.

I spotted your card on Make it Monday.


Sandy said...

Beautiful card - love the 3d elephant! saw your card on make It Monday and came for a closer look, good luck

Deb said...

gorgeous and fun card, love the glittered balloon!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Unknown said...

what a cute card, and that elephant is too cute for words.

Chrissy said...

That put a smile on my face on an early Sunday morning. Very cute card. Love the balloon, fabulous card.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Louise Layton said...

Oh this card is so so cute. I LOVE that little elephant and the glittery balloon is gorgeous.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is such a fun loving card and perfect for the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink. I'm assuming the recipient has a good sense of humour.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi, I stopped by from the Make it Monday link to your card, he's too cute.
Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Rachel said...

That elephant is so cute. What a beautiful card.

KimB said...

Gray or not that elephant can't help but make you smile. Wonderful job with the sketch Jodi. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Paula Dobson said...

What is not to like? The card is such fun - so is the sentiment *wink*. Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

Sharnee Torrents said...

I love this card!!!! Oh it's sooo cute and fun and makes you smile straight away! That elephant is adorable and the balloon and well all of it!!! I'm guessing a TOP PICK!
SMiles SHARnee :)

Jodene said...

So cute! and I just love the sentiment too :) Thanks for playing at JAI this week!

Shannon White said...

Oh my gosh! How Adorable is this! I love yoru Card, put a big old smile on my face. love your Wonderful coloring, glitter and Fab scalloped card layout! The sentiment is just perfect! lol 8-)