Papertreyink August 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Crafters! I never get to do the Papertreyink Blog Hop challenges. This is an 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Card. I scored the front at 1/8th inch intervals all across the front, then used the envelope piece to score the diagonal lines.

I was inspired by the Elephant and I made him using the PTI Favor It #6 Box die. By trimming the handle off and turning it upside down I have the body of the elephant, I did round the area where I cut bottom of the box and flaps off. With a 1 1/2″ circle punch I accentuated the belly and legs by taking a bite out of the space between where the handle used to be, this cut piece could be used as the ear, but I just wanted something bigger. I used the handle to make the trunk and cut the end of it with a 1/4″ handheld circle punch. The ears are from SU’s ornament punch and the tail is from the first bite I took out of the belly/leg area that wasn’t deep enough.

When I cut the leafy border to get the trim piece for the pedestal that the elephant is standing on, I realized what a neat negative space is left on both sides of the die, so I used this to make the fringe at the top of the card (this was a piece of white CS that I used SU’s Very Vintage jumbo wheel on with Chocolate Chip dye ink), this negative cut reminds me of tent fringe. LOL Thanks for joining me. I had fun with this challenge. The spray of water is from the Quickutz cake die, it’s the curly que thingie for the top of the cake.

Cardstock, ivory, blue, yellow, black and misc. printed scraps. Inks: StazOn Black, SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Crumb Cake. Stamps: PTI In the Meadow (thank you greeting), SU Very Vintage jumbo wheel. Dies: PTI Favor it #6 Box, Leafy Border, Spellbinders Illumination Charm 1, Cuttlebug Square(the elephants blanket trimmed fringe with small scissors and curved the top to match the elephants back), QK cake. Embossing folders: Tim Holtz Alterations Woodgrain, SU’s Square Lattice. Misc. Punches: SU Modern Label, Decorative Label, 1 1/2″ Circle. Misc: MS score board, homemade spritz in a brown sparkly color, blue felt.









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