Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Four Elephant Friends Cards

Hey friends! I know that it's rare that I do a blog post that doesn't include a video, but I've got a card set to share today that I hope you'll enjoy! I actually created these over several days, having a little color therapy down-time while listening to a podcast one night, and then doing all the assembly a few days later. So there's no video, but please do let me know if you'd like one! I'd be happy to film something similar for my 1 Set 4 Ways Series.

The set I was playing with is the adorable Elephant Friends by Hello Bluebird. I think this marks the fourth or fifth elephant stamp set I own, but I do love elephants -- they're in my top three favorite animals. Plus, they're super easy to color, so it makes them great for quick cards. And with all the little critter friends included in this one, I just couldn't pass it up!

I colored my images with Copic markers and die cut them with the matching dies. I did also pull in a few images from Greetings Bear for this second one, as well as the sentiment. On the first card I used a sentiment from Deer Friend, which I showcased last week.

All of my coloring inspiration was drawn from the gorgeous Simple Stories Good Vibes 6x6, which I picked up at my local Hobby Lobby last week when they were having a 50% off sale.

I tend to gravitate toward circle or rectangle focal points, so I decided to go in a different direction and use the MFT Elegant Rectangle STAX. I die cut both the panel and a mat of black polka dotted patterned paper for each of my four cards.

To create my backgrounds, I used the MFT Drifts & Hills and Cloud stencils to sponge on a little Distress Ink. Easy Peasy! Then I divided up my images so each card would have an elephant, a friend, and an accessory or two to set the scene.

To assemble, I found a card sketch on Pinterest that I liked, trimmed down all my papers, and adhered them with liquid glue, then popped the focal panel up with foam tape for a little dimension.

The card bases were Grout Gray to match the soft, warm gray coloring of the elephants. On the insides, I stamped a different elephant and sentiment on each with Lawn Fawn Manatee ink.

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Hi Christy have justt come across your you tube channel and now your blog, just love the cards you have made,i have a question i have the tonic pens with a very limited pallet and was wondering which copic pens you use. are they classic,ciao or sketch and which of the 72 packs A b or c you would recommend..TIA

    1. Hi there! I have Copic Sketch markers. I've bought all of mine individually, so I can't recommend a certain pack over another. I would pick a few color families that you use frequently (reds and greens maybe if you love to color flowers, etc) and choose three shades, a dark, medium, and a light that blend well together. And just build up your collection that way. That's how I did it. :) Happy coloring!

    2. Thank you Christy will look around today looking forward to your next project, love watching how you colour them it's so helpful hugs from the UK x


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