Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Love You Tons

Today I broke out a Lawn Fawn set I HAD TO HAVE back in May, and I finally used it to make this:

I began by stamping and die-cutting the elephants. I love that they face each other! I used three different T (Toner) Copic markers to color them. 

In addition to finally using a stamp set I've had for seven months, I pulled out my A Muse Skinny Oval I've had forever and used it to ground the elephants instead of just scribbling with a Copic marker. It was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink, which is a bit warmer grey than the Toner Copics, but I'm okay with that.

After I stamped the sentiment and heart from the set, I trimmed down the white panel and rounded the corners. I might have done this three times before I got it to the size I wanted.

I chose a gradient striped paper for the background, and felt it needed a spot of another color in addition to a vertical element. I took my cue from the green papers in the same 6x6 pack and put a piece of washi tape under the white panel. Wow, I used five whole inches of washi tape. Only 4,857,392,048 miles of tape left. ;/

This was pretty quick to make, and I'm happy with how it came out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: A Muse Skinny Oval wood stamp (bought back when you could buy A Muse stamps in stores and online from their site), miscellaneous washi tape, and the following:


  1. Leslie, this sounds like me and all the stamps I have that I just HAD to have - and have never been inked up! I've even forgotten why I had to have them now! LOL!
    Love this card and those cute little elephants. Great idea on the use of the oval under them too. Love it!

  2. I demand a recount on how many miles of washi you have left to use. I love the card and the touch of washi. I know I have stamps that haven't been used yet. Someday their time may come!!!


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