Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Playful Pals for Mother's Day: DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#179

Playful Pals for Mother's Day!

Show your love with a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day!


This weeks challenge of flowers bursting with beautiful colors is perfect for Mother's Day!  I enjoyed the playfulness of the colors and the watercolor arrangement that it inspired me to have some fun!

Playful Pals Stamp Set and Flower Fair Framelits are a perfect way to have fun and to celebrate Mother's Day!  I had so much fun creating this cute elephant, I hope you enjoy this easy to make card!

Start with cutting two Garden Green Cardstock 5 x 6 1/4, two Cucumber Crush Cardstock 4 3/4 x 3, and two English Garden Designer Paper 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 and 3 1/2 x 2.  Leaves were made with Old Olive, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  Flowers were made with Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, and Perfect Plum Cardstock.  The elephant was made with Smoky Slate and Whisper White Cardstock for the eyes with a background in Calypso Coral Cardstock.  Ink used for sentiments is Always Artichoke, Tuxedo Black for the elephant.

Cut strips of Smoky Slate and Whisper White Cardstock.  Stamp Playful Pals images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Put through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine  with the Playful Pals Framelits to create the parts of the elephant.

Cut a strip of Crushed Curry Cardstock and stamp images from Flower Patch Stamp Set with coordinating Crushed Curry Ink.

Cut strips of Watermelon Wonder, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Garden Green, and Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  Put strips of cardstock through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine using Flower Fair Framelits.  Now have fun with creating the scene and watch it come alive!

Mat front of card with Mossy Meadow Cardstock under English Garden and Old Olive Cardstock pieces.

Using the Circles Collection Framelits with Calypso Coral Cardstock cut out large circle for background behind the elephant.  Cut off bottom 1/3 of circle.

Stamp sentiments with Always Artichoke for banners, and mat with Calypso Coral Cardstock.

Adhere pieces to circle and add dimensionals to back of circle.  Have fun with arranging the bouquet under the elephants' trunk.  To add interest and dimension to the flowers and leaves use a curling tool.  Add Subtles Candy Dots to the inside of the flowers.  Glue the top of the trunk and the bottom tip to create a bridge over the bouquet!

Repeat the fun for the inside!

Give to Mom and watch a smile grow on her face!

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