It’ EK here and I am popping into share with you some ways to embrace the magic of the new Joset’s critter die collection.
There really is something extra special about this new line of dies and stamps and I want to share a couple of ways to simplify when creating with them.
Step One: Die cut the new Elephant die set out of some Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. By using the the Dove Gray cardstock, you already have a great base color for your elephant.
Step Two: Using some Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar, dab some color onto the Elephants inner ears to soften the color.
Step Three: Using Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick, dab color onto the inside portion of the inner ear and the die cuts hearts from the Elephant die set. It does not take more than a few good dabs to fully color the hearts with the ink.
Step Four: Using both Distress Oxides in Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke, blend color around the edges of all the elephant pieces. Go further into the elephant with the pumice stone and just on the edges with the darker gray. By coloring the pieces with this simple technique, it gives the elephant both depth and visual interest.
Step Five: Using Kids Choice glue, adhere the pieces of the elephant together.
Step Six: Using the new Hats die set, die cut the unicorn head piece out of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Seven: Using alcohol markers quickly color the base of the headband. I used R20, R22, and R24 copic markers.
Step Eight: Using alcohol markers, color the inner ear and horn. I used N0 and N2 copic markers. Then using a glitter pen, add glitter details.
Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Clue, adhere the unicorn head band to the elephant’s head.
Step Ten: Create a simple yet magical background for the the card by smooching Distress Ink onto a 4.25×5.5 inch piece of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used the same colors I used on the elephant, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke, drying each layer between application.
Step Eleven: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the elephant and hearts to the background.
Step Twelve: Stamp a sentiment to the card using the new Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Worn Lipstick and the heart in Hickory Smoke.
Step Thirteen: To add a bit more visual interest without much effort, add strips of peel off stickers from the Corners and Borders Straight sticker sheet around the edges of the background.
Step Fourteen: Adhere the background to an A2 card frame made from 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
I hope you enjoy seeing how I created this simple yet magical card featuring the new Elephant die set.
Thank you for peeking in and make sure you share all your ECD critter creations over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook page. Until then, happy crafting!