Little Elephants Friendship Card PP428

by Joanne James10. February 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the lovely Laurie's turn to host this week and she has a sweet colour challenge for you to work with:

 

I love the colour combination of pink and grey and it's one I've used before on this card; in order to get both shades of grey in and see some contrast I decided that some sweet little elephants were the order of the day:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Little Elephants - This pair of little elephants were perfect for overlaying back to back to show both greys. I stamped them both directly onto my Whisper White stitched rectangle, and then stamped them again in the alternate greys and punched out their ears with the Elephant Builder Punch for a little contrast. I stamped the trumpeting heart in Melon Mambo and picked up this colour again with a panel of dotty Melon Mambo paper from the Brights DSP pack. 

It's In The Details - There are a few little details that step this card up a little: the punched ears, a couple of pearl eyes, coloured black with my Basic Black Stampin' Blends marker and finally the Smoky Slate gingham ribbon bow; unfortunately this ribbon is now retired, but I couldn't resist using it for the perfect finishing touch to the front of my card.

Don't Forget The Envelope - The finishing touches don't end there though: I also stamped an elephant and hearts onto the front of my envelope and the second part of my sentiment inside my card, along with the little bird that also comes in the Little Elephant stamp set:

 

I love adding a finishing touch to the envelope - I like to think it gets the recipient excited for what is to come inside from the moment the mail drops onto the doormat.

This card is headed for a friend of mine who moved from the UK to live in the USA last year. We still correspond the old-fashioned way by snail mail and look forward to receiving each others' letters - I think this will make her smile!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; we are having a quiet day here in the James household and keeping our tissues close at hand - I think today might be a movie afternoon, with a view to regaining some of our energy to enable us to face the week ahead! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
2/10/2019 2:19:44 PM #

Joanne, this is the cutest card using these darling elephants! I love all the details, like the eyes and punched ears, making it really special. I see why you couldn't resist using the Smoky Slate gingham ribbon. Your friend will love it!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/12/2019 7:48:38 PM #

Sweeeeeet!  I love every single little thing about this...the ellies, the hearts, the papers and that RIBBON!  Who would think gray gingham would look so cute!  Just adorable!

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Laurie
LaurieUnited States
2/12/2019 7:54:18 PM #

Cute elephants and I just love all the tiny hearts! This is such a sweet card!

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/14/2019 8:53:43 PM #

What a precious card, Joanne! The elephants are precious. The gingham ribbon sets it all off! I love how you balanced all of the challenge colors!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/15/2019 12:44:34 AM #

Joanne, this is adorable!!!!!!!!  I love the adorable elephants and all those little hearts.  The gingham ribbon adds so much detail!  I hope you have a great weekend, My Friend!  XX

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/16/2019 2:49:08 AM #

Just so cute, Joanne! I love those little elephants and I really miss that ribbon. Such a fun card with this week’s colors!

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