Oh Boy did I step outside of my comfort zone with this Bohemian Elephant Card. I love elephants, but I rarely do anything with these colors or patterns. This card was definitely a challenge for me.
It seems that I have quite a few elephant cards on my site already, but if you take a look at them, they are “cute” with flowers and butterflies, birthday packages and balloons. This Elegant Elephant Craft Stamp by Karmabee is completely different.
If you scroll through my site, you will see right away that I have a preference when it comes to colors and themes. I love blues, greens, pinks, and turquoise. You don’t see many jewel tones and not much red, orange, yellow, and gold.
Because this card was a challenge, (and probably a shock to my crafty brain!) I kept the design simple. It really is good to step outside my comfort zone, but let me take baby steps. 🙂
This post is sponsored by Simply Stamps. They provided me with the stamp and compensation to write this post. All opinions are my own.
Supplies Needed For Bohemian Elephant Card
- Simply Stamps Elegant Elephant Stamp by Karmabee
- Tuxedo Black Ink by Momento
- White Cardsock
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Orange Card Stock
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ Burgundy Card Stock
- 5″ x 3 3/4″ Black Card Stock
- 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ Geometric Patterned Paper
- Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder
- E-Z Runner Scrapbook Adhesive
- Foam Tape
- Glue Dots
Do you know what a Cuttlebug or Big Shot is? Sometimes I use them in my projects, but I forget that not everyone has one or knows what they are.
They are handy little machines that cuts and embosses paper. I have a Cuttlebug, and I use it all the time. Before I started putting this card together, I ran that black card stock through the Cuttlebug to add embossing. You can see in the photo below that it added a really cool pattern to the otherwise plain card stock.
Now you’re ready to start assembling your card.
- Fold the orange card stock in half, and attach the burgundy card stock to the front of the card using scrapbook adhesive.
- Attach the black card stock to the burgundy using glue dots. I use glue dots when I’m attaching embossed paper.
- Punch the edges of the patterned paper with a border punch, and attach it to the black card stock using glue dots.
- Stamp the elephant in black ink on white card stock, and cut it out with scissors.
- Attach it to your card using foam tape or pop dots.
And there you have it! Yes, I know I should step outside of my comfort zone more often…..but it’s hard! I like certain things, and I know what they are.
Check back next week to see another project using this Elegant Elephant. As soon as you see it, you’ll think….YES! That’s more her style.