Baby Elephant

Baby Elephant

Elle here again, joining you with a sweet baby card featuring the On Safari clear stamp. Elephants are very trendy in card-making lately, and On Safari has two of the cutest and most personable elephants around. If this stamp set flew under your radar, you’ll want to check it out and grab it for your crafty stash! On Safari also features a lion and a giraffe — both of which are fantastic animal choices for baby/child cards and projects.

BabyGirl-ElleL

I started by stamping out the shy elephant onto some white cardstock and coloring her in with my Copics. I then grabbed a pen and added a few personal touches — eyelashes and a quickly drawn head-piece with a pink gem in the middle.  Since my patterned paper had polka dots, I die-cut the elephant with a stitched circle die and adhered her to a slightly larger pink circle.  This made my stamped image stand out a little better.

For decorations, I opted for a piece of soft pink ribbon that happened to match the colors of the card perfectly (don’t you love when that happens?!), some wood veneer stars and enamel dots.  I made sure to use extra strong adhesive (Ranger Studio Multi Matte) on the stars and the enamel dots so they wouldn’t fall off and pose a risk for the baby girl.  If you don’t have adhesive that’s strong enough or don’t want to risk using bulky embellishments, you can add some stars and dots made from cardstock.  Colors that would also go well with this palette are warm yellow or light blue — both would be in contrast to the rest of the card and appear more visible.

My original plan for the card was to have a sentiment panel go across the bottom of the card, but I really didn’t want to cover up the sweet elephant.  So, I opted to add some alphabet stickers instead, and I’m glad I did!  They look a bit like building blocks, which adds an extra bit of charm.

Do you have a baby card to share? Hop on over to Some Odd Girl Facebook group and show us!

3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *