Saturday, May 16, 2015

Faux Stamp Elephant Card

Hello Krafters!

So I have been on a stamping/die kick as of late!  Lawn Fawn is my new favorite! There are so many stamps sets I want, but alas, my bank account says, “Girl, get a grip; you have to wait for that!” There is a cute little elephant stamp set by Avery Elle that I want but it was sold out everywhere! I decided to make a “faux” stamped elephant card….I used what I had. My checking account thanks me and I am sure my husband would do the same LOL.

I used the Cricut Explore to make today’s project. In design space, I made the elephant from Birthday Bash into a draw and cut image. The Momento Marker did not fit, so I used a black Crayola Marker and heat set it. I used Copic Markers (cool grays) to color the image. I made my own pattern paper using a stamp (gray from Stampin’ Up) from a set I had from a long time ago. I also pulled out the Stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn (my new favorite die) and the Rounded Rectangle Stitch die by MFT. The pinks from the image and the cardstock matched nicely together. To finish off the card, I added Stickles to the heart. It bled a little, but not too badly. I stamped my sentiment, added pink Trendy Twine and added Sequins. 



That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my “faux” stamp card. I am learning to use what I have when I can’t  buy. Honestly, I believe we all have what we need in our stash, but “products” just make projects easier to make. I will make an attempt to work a little harder to stop going for the latest greatest and go with what is already in my possession! Krafthead~

12 comments:

  1. Very cute, love the pink and gray. I hear ya, we always see such awesome products out there. I am blessed to have what I have and I have to learn to use what I have instead of being enabled to buy more. It gets crazy. :)

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    1. Lisa so right! I have been bitten by the purchase bug a time or two and it does get crazy! Thank you for the blog love :)

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  2. Cute card, and I too try to not buy if I can find a way to do it with what I have. I think your elephant is from Holiday Cakes, not Birthday Bash.

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    1. Charlotte, I believe you are right about where the cut came from! Thank you so much for stopping by, Kenya~

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  3. Awwwww, such a sweet, sweet card!! Love the color combo!!

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  4. Love it
    and you are right I have tons of things That I forget I have
    when I see a new item, sometimes I get lucky and remember
    Wait I have something Close to that now I just have to remember where it is lol : )

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    1. Hello friend!! I forget too lol Good to "see" you.

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  5. Too cute, great color and inspiration. I am always trying to use my stash as I really don't have any room for anything else but I tend to struggle with using what I have if I am in a hurry to finish something and I can't seem to put my hands on what I am looking for in my stash!

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    1. I understand that! I just get distracted by newness and sparklies

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