Hello Everyone! Today I am super excited to be sharing my first project as a Guest Designer for i-Crafter!
Now, if you haven’t gone and checked i-Crafter out, you absolutely need to! i-Crafter launched at Creativation this past year, and they have a line-up of products that is just filled with so many amazing crafting products to put into your craft stash, including stamps, dies (the dies!!), inks, and some really amazing tools to help make your crafting easier, stylish and fun!
First, I took the large elephant from Elephant Family & Phrases, and stamped it in Copic-friendly ink. Next, I took one of the smaller elephants, and stamped it twice to create a little parade of elephants, with the large elephant as the leader. I also stamped the banner with the sentiment “Thanks a ton” with the pole attached. I colored all the items using Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I set them aside for later.
Because I wanted to use as many of the square die cuts from the Geometric Favor Box as possible, I decided to make an A7-sized card, which is 5″ x 7″. I cut an A7-sized piece of black cardstock, and then cut a 4.75″ x 6.5″ piece of white cardstock (this would give my main panel a nice black frame when layered together).
I then took 2 of the dies from the Geometric Favor Box, the square “rays” die, and the square die with the 8-point star in the center, and cut (6) of each of them from black cardstock. I set these pieces aside.
I wanted to do some ink-blending, so I took some neon inks to my main white cardstock panel. From top to bottom, I blended from purple, to pink, to red, to orange. I then adhered my Geometric Favor Box cut out squares with liquid adhesive to make a 3 x 4 design, alternating the designs and rotating when needed. I adhered this layer to my A7-piece of black cardstock.
I took my line-up of elephants and adhered them to a .75″ x 5″ piece of black cardstock, and also positioned my banner so it looked like it was being held by the largest elephant. Using foam tape, I adhered my elephant parade strip to the bottom edge of this card. I also adhered a few sequins from my stash to add some embellishments.
I adhered my design to an A7-sized card base, but I wasn’t quite finished yet!
For my envelope liner, I stamped the elephants from Elephant Family & Phrases in the same color neon inks to give my liner a little extra pop!
And that’s how I made my card!
I’ve got one more project coming up soon, so stay tuned!
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