Today is my Son Jack's Birthday...we are a Bi-Coastal family and Jack lives with his mom during the school year which is why I stamped I miss you on my ribbon....and if you have been reading my blogs - you will remember that I have never actually sent a card- so this is a first!! ( I use my cards for class samples) Jack will be very surprised!! Probably not as surprised as my husband was when I told him I had made this card for Jack.
I love this elephant from the Happy Heart Day set from Stampin' Up!! I am having so much fun designing cards using him. For this version I stamped him on a tiny star print from Pebbles Inc and then cut him out. I painted his toenails green with my Melon Spica Micro Glass Flake Pen . Next I designed my background mat on this fun paper from Best Creations - it reminded me of blowing bubbles. I used my rectangle scalloped nestibilities to die cut my design and scuffed the edges with Graphite Black Brilliance Ink. Since I am on this mission to really use my stamps - you will notice that I used stamps from 3 Companies to create this card. The happy birthday is from Lockhart Stamps and the heart flowers, XOXO. Love You and Miss You are all from My sentiments exactly...I loved the fact that the verse in this set was perfect for stamping on ribbon- I used brillance ink to stamp on my ribbon. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I chose this Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder - to accentuate the circles in the DP. The epoxy stars are also from Best Creations. I colored the heart flowers using my Copic Markers.
Here is a view of the interior of the card...which holds Jack's Gift Card in it!!