Sunday, 1 January 2012

first card of 2012

Happy New Year to you All

I was playing yesterday and decided to try something different, - an over the top card!










I made a template in PS, I wanted it to go in to a 6 x 6 envelope I thought that would be a nice size.  I then went hunting for an image and decided on this cutie fab elephant, I'm afraid another one of those images not saved as who by. EDITED - I found another image in My Documents and found the original it's by Kaybescraps http://kaybehybrid.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-08-26T18:51:00%2B02:00&max-results=5  The digi papers are from Looking Pretty by Bette Duganitz.  I printed the inside of the card with the paper so that the elephant would have a pretty not plain background when cut out.  The flower was cut out on my Cricut and is named Flower 2 from a file by BirdsCards.com. The elephants eyes were black, so I recoloured them, added some blushing cheeks, printed it on gloss card from Cuddly Buddly cut it out and decoupaged the elephant.  I then 3D glossed his eyes and toes and added Stickles to the flower.  I have to say I am quite pleased with this and love the expression on the elephant.  I don't usually like making more than one of a card, but I think I will do another with different papers, so it looks different LOL
Have a great day.

Edited  8th January - I told you I would try and make another of this card, well here it is, I also had to make a an envelope for each of them duh! I had made them 10mm to tall to fit inside a standard envelope. 


11 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

What a brilliant idea Faith and how cute is that elephant. I love this.
Hugs
Denise xx

Squirrel x said...

Ellietastic hun! Oh this is just so clever Faith, thanks for sharing it with us, I might even give it a try myself sometime. Simply brilliant. Hugs Sxx

Karen said...

Very very sweet hun! It's just so cute! I have a little girl right here that is telling me how much she likes the elephant. Lol.. :0)
Fantastic card!xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love this .. whata cute little Ellie peeking over the top
A very Happy New Year to you and all your family
Lisa x

Katrin said...

Hello Faith,
wow.. i´m speachless.. this card is sooo fantastic and i love it.. ♥♥♥
Thank you so much for using my digistamp..

Hugs,
Katrin

Katina said...

This is brilliant Faith - you're so clever with PS! xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Such a cute card Faith - love the design and the gorgeous Ellie image.
Have a wonderful 2012 ~ Sylvia x

Aileen said...

Love your over the top card. The elephant is super and great for the occasion. x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Faith, what can i say this is just fabulous, what a stunning design that elephant is just fab and that gorgeous little flower superb !

Marie

Bonnie said...

Oh Faith! I love the elephant and that beautiful flower! What a delightful card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

HI Faith, This is really sweet, I love the little elephant sitting up top and the flower is wonderful, Hugs Gay xxx