MONDAY!!! OMG how did that happen? I'll tell you how...I've been sick and coughing up a lung for the last two weeks of my life and the days are all running together. Seriously....tired of being sick. Feel like I have the plague. And, when it's 105 degrees outside I might just be a bit cranky too.
Oh well...on with life, and another week begins. I hope you guys all had a wonderful 4th of July! In between napping and generally laying on the couch all weekend (and about 75 hours on Pinterest) I managed to get crafty. I finally inked up some of my new Mama Elephant stamps and used some of my new dies too. I'm trying really hard to use my new supplies!! I'm entering this card into the current Mama Elephant & Me challenge. I used the colors from the inspiration photo!! You have lots of time to join in too! CLICK HERE to go to the challenge blog!
These stamps are so completely adorable....
I used three or four different stamp sets to make this one. That panda is soooo sweet! And, I love the sentiment so much too. Just feels happy and cheery!
Just a few Copics for the balloons, nothing super fancy here. I thought about adding glitter to them, but decided against it.
Here is the inspiration photo from the Challenge! SO pretty!
The panda and the balloons, and the sentiment flag are all layered with foam tape. The yellow sun rays are a stamp - and I used some pretty Mama Elephant ink to make my bottom background layer. The clouds are made of vellum.
I'm trying something new with my card photos... Instead of shooting them under my bright lights in the craft room, I moved out into the living room next to a window for some natural light. We live back in a green belt/canyon with tons of trees so we don't have tons of light flooding in our house. I do like the shadows, because it shows the dimension of the cards. Also, I think the colors are much more true. I am always striving for those "POW" card photos and love to try out different things!
Wherever you go this week, go with all your heart! Mwah! XO