Monday, April 28, 2014

Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge


I'm popping in today to share a card that I made for the 


I was inspired by the soft colours, the curved edges of the bottles
and the liquids in the bottles to make my card.




I started with a soft stone card stock base.
Then, I trimmed some card stock (PTI's white, aqua mist, tropical teal, spring moss
& hawaiian shores) by hand, adhered it to a thin sheet of card stock
and ran it through my die cutting machine with Mama Elephant's Femme Frames scalloped die.
I ran some vellum through with the stitched rectangle die from the same set.
On this, I stamped part of the sentiment (from Mama Elephant's Smitten stamp set), 
using some washi tape to mask out the "you" & heat embossed it in white.
I die cut the "you" (from PTI's Wonderful Words) three times (twice in tropical teal and once in white) and stacked them together before adhering them to my card.
from Pretty Pink Posh finish it off.

I'm also linking this cards up to this week's

Thanks for looking!

23 comments:

Alanna said...

What a fabulous card Leigh. I love how you did the background and the stitched vellum is perfect.

~amy~ said...

So pretty! I love how you used the different colored cardstock. I think I need to pick up some of the soft stone cs, it looks fabulous.

merryf said...

GORGEOUS!

Theresa Forseth said...

Oooohhh .... I really like how you layered the "you" die cut with the blue beneath the white! The card is really pretty!!!

Charlene said...

So pretty Leigh! I love the colors !

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely creative design for your inspiration photo Leigh! Love the white embossed sentiment on the vellum overlay!

Lisa said...

Such a GREAT card Leigh, love this idea!

Jill Neary said...

oh my - absolutely beautiful card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that gorgeous wavy background and the vellum overlay!

Barb Ghig said...

This is really gorgeous, Leigh! Your details are amazing, especially how you created movement with your colored cardstock and sequins! Love the vellum panel and your die cut word, too!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wonderful card, Leigh, love the background and your use of vellum and the sprinkle of sequins!

Chriss Blagrave said...

This is such a beauty! I love the movement that you created with the wavy card stock, the velum, white embossing, layered sentiment and those perfectly placed sequins! Gorgeous!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors and the different sizes of sequins!

Lin said...

This is such a serene and calming card, Leigh, love the colors, and the vellum panel just adds to the calm feeling! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

cm said...

Absolutely stunning, Leigh! I think this is one of my favourites (of the many favourites of yours I have!). Love the colours, the stitching, the layers, the white embossing...the works! WOW!!
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Nathalie said...

This is amazing!!! I wondered what patterned paper that was in the background until I read that you had pieced it together yourself! Wow! I love everything about this card!

Shona Chambers said...

This is really lovely, using all my favourite colours. I was wondering if you had stamped the wavy background, its amazing that you used papers as you put them together so perfectly. Just gorgeous!!

Jen said...

perfect colors... oh I love it!! very pretty!

Jen W. said...

Leigh, this is a stunner! Love that wavy background you created and the softness of the vellum.

Lindsey said...

This card is simply wonderful! Really loving this one, Leigh.

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous, Leigh.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

So tranquil! Very dreamy with the velum overlay!

Taunya Butler said...

THIS CARD is what is SIMPLY WONDERFUL!! The colors and soft curves make this a very dynamic and eye-pleasing card - and the sequins simply add to the magic!! What a beautiful tribute for someone you appreciate and admire!!