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~