Monday, July 11, 2011

Handmade Elephant Card

After a busy weekend (I'll fill you in on that tomorrow!), I sat down last night to create a card for the PaperCrafts magazine Gallery Idol contest! Our challenge was to create our own handmade embellishment and use it on a card. I have made plenty of my own embellishments over the years but wanted to create something I had never done before. I chose this elephant mainly because of a silly conversation me and my friend Sarah Z had a long time ago- we were talking about a cute elephant stamp we saw in the store we work at and decided it needed to be colored purple cause all cute elephants are purple! lol! Can you guess what was on my desk that made me think of that conversation? The pretty purple fabric from the Flirtatious line! Hee! So yes, purple fabric must make me think of elephants, even if it's covered with doilies! lol! Thanks Sarah! Here is my card:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper: Confetti White, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede cardstock
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Hemp Twine, paper piercer, Flirtatious fabric; brown embroidery thread


This little ellie was so fun to make! I freehanded my design onto the back of my fabric and cut it out. I frayed his edges to create a little texture. Next, I sewed him onto some cardstock- I stuffed him with cotton balls before I was all the way done- and then cut it out. I added his details last- his tail, french knot eye, and his ear. It was fun making something so different from my usual stuff!

If you'd like to vote for my card in the contest, please head on over to the PaperCrafts Gallery Idol page! Check out all of the awesome card everyone submitted- what a talented group of ladies!

Hope your week is off to a great start and thanks for stopping by today!

-tessa

14 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

So super sweet!! Love the ellie and your card is fantastic! Good luck!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your elephant is so cute and wonderfully creative! Beautiful work. Good luck! :)

Angie Tieman said...

So adorable! Love that little elephant, so creative!

Kristii said...

Your card is sooooo cute!! Love, love, love your sweet elephant!!

Sarah said...

So cute! I wouldn't have thought to pair the new purple and peach, but they're perfect together. Great job!

Meg said...

This little guy is so adorable! I love that you made him out of fabric and I really love his little tail. Good luck!

Danielle said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is too stinkin' cute!! I love it!! I will be featuring this cutie on My Crafty Picks #25 with a link back to your blog on 7-17-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Take care
Tiffany
www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

Jaclyn Miller said...

LOVE that elephant out of fabric and his adorable little tail! And I uber LOVE the colors you have used on your card. Best of luck in this round!

Cristina said...

Oooh, you have no idea how close I was to doing something like this. So glad I didn't, though, because mine would have paled by comparison! :) Good luck!!!

Valerie said...

this card is so sweet, love that little elephant! Good luck in round 1 Tessa!

Laurie said...

I am in love with that elephant! You did an amazing job with this card! He is so cute!! Congrats!!

Tricia LaGrange said...

Just missed the voting...wanted to say: Very crafty and clever use of the new SU! fabric! GREAT Job Tessa!!

trena p said...

very cute card and so orginial

 
site design by designer blogs