African Elephant

This is my take on a card done by my stamping friend Angie, combined with something I saw on the front of our recent play program.

I used my Hero Arts Jungle stamp set and dies for this card. It is a fun set with many dies included. Initially using a circle template for the sun I inked up my brush with Distress Oxide fossilized amber and gently got the yellow background. I added a touch of orange in a couple of places. Then using a torn piece of paper as a guide I inked on some brushed corduroy brown to get the look of hills similar to the design on the program. I forgot that the elephant would cover most of that so need to think about my design more when I do another one. After stamping the elephant onto a scrap piece I coloured him with Prisma pencils and gamsol for blending, then I die cut him out. I adhered him flat onto the card front in front of the sun. Added a black strip and a white sentiment strip on top along with some black bling.

6 thoughts on “African Elephant

  1. Thanks, I agree – I’ve used it more than I thought I would initially and keep coming up with ideas for more. That said, right now I have to concentrate on some Christmas designs else I won’t have time to complete enough cards for mailing deadlines. I still have about two thirds to do.

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