Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Make a Splash...

Hi guys

I'm back with a quick post tonight to share a card I've made for a few challenges.

I wanted to have a go at the latest CASology challenge where this week's cue card is 'Wet'.  I was trying to think outside the box but didn't find much in my stash.  I then had a flick through my digis and found this image I downloaded for free a while ago.  Unfortunately, I can't remember where I found it.  The image actually included two elephants but I managed to crop it just to include this little fellow.

Firstly I printed the image onto some white card and cut it out using an oval die.  I then printed it again on some blue gingham paper and again on some yellow paper.  Then came the time consuming bit, cutting him out so I could paper piece the design, something I've only tried once before.  The dots on the ear were part of the image so I coloured these in with a ProMarker, and also coloured in the water splashes.  Next I printed the sentiment from an MS Word document, after downloading a font called 'CK Splash Regular' to pick out the word 'splash'.  This was cut out using a tag die.  I scored two horizontal lines on the base card onto which I adhered the sentiment strip, and above it the oval panel, both of these with 3D foam.  Finally, I added some Glossy Accents to the water splashes.

Materials used:

  • Digi image: Unknown
  • Digi papers: Pink Petticoat
  • Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Ovals Large; Clearly Besotted - Tag Along
  • Glossy Accents and ProMarkers

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Oh La La Creations - Challenge #153 - For a Child
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #213 - Pastels
My Time to Craft - Challenge #242 - Wildlife
Color Throwdown - Challenge #287

Thanks so much for visiting today, I really now need to tidy away some of my stash before I make any more, my lounge table is a bit chaotic!

Bye for now


  1. This is SO darling!!! LOVE that sweet elephant and I adore the way you glossed up the water splash! The paper piecing is amazing, too! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to stop by and join in my blog candy! Just hop over to On a Stampage for all the details! :)

  2. I love this! It's adorable! Someone is going to get wet!

  3. This is very cute, and a great interpretation of the cue word. Digital crafting sounds like quite a bit of work, after reading all the things you did to make this lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. I ADORE this sweet baby card!!! What a CAS lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

  5. This is such a cute card! Can't get over the baby elephant!

  6. love how clean and simple this design is. Your paper piecing has worked so well and the splashes look great Thanks for joining in our for a child challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  7. This is such a sweet, adorable card, loving it. He looks more cuddly than wild, but that's more fun. Great addition of the glossy effect to the water. Thanks for playing along with us at My Time To Craft. Caz

  8. Anita, this digi image and sentiment are so cute! (I think I have this digi image, may have been a freebie through Papercrafts Magazine a while back.) I love your paper-piecing, such perfect colors! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  9. This is adorable! I love the paper piecing and the Glossy Accents on the water is a great touch! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. Love the elephant and great idea with the scored lines above and below the greeting.

  11. Gorgeous little elephant and great idea, his splash of water is so cute, a lovely card :D x

  12. Adorable card. I love the clean ans Simple Design.

  13. This little guy is so adorable! And your card is perfect for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown.


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