Saturday, January 30, 2021

Balancing Elephant


Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this last Saturday in January. 

I happened to notice last night that it was light here until almost 6:00. I guess it's just a "me" thing but I so enjoy watching the progression of longer days throughout the winter. When someone complains about the cold weather or the snow I always remind them of the lengthening of the days as a positive. 

Anyway, let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.  I am featuring the new Balancing Elephant die and I created a whimsical Valentine card. I plan on giving this to my hubby for Valentine's Day.

Design Steps:
I started my card this week with the layout. I saw this sketch #838 on Splitcoaststampers using a slimline design and decided to use it for my card. Slimline cards are so popular now and add such great eye appeal. 
Next, I cut the elephant image from various colored cardstock. I liked the colors on the packaging and they work well as Valentine colors. 
Then I chose my designer paper and card base colors. I really like this metallic heart paper from the Stampin'-Up "from my heart" collection.  
Red Card Base: 7 1/2" x 4"
Heart Designer Paper: 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Red Strip (Element 3): 1/2" x 7 1/2" 
I changed the circle image to a heart. It's from the 2019 "be my valentine puppies" die. My sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set- "love you tons".  It is a one line sentiment and I had to space it on the heart with my elephant. So I masked and with the help of my MISTI, I was able to stamp it vertically.
Attached the elephant with dimensional adhesive to the heart and then used the same adhesive to attach the card to the designer paper. 

I also finished the inside of this card. Because I am giving this to my hubby, I wanted the inside to reflect my love for him.  The sentiments are from the Penny Black "words sweet" stamp set. The #xoxo & hearts are from the 2019 Valentine Phrases & More die. 
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.....God bless. 

Dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Crazy For Challenges has a project of love challenge. 
2.  Sweet Stampin' has a love challenge. 
3.  As You Like It has a true love Valentines challenge
4.  Aud Sentiments Challenge has a sending love + a sentiment challenge.
5.  Cute Card Thursday has a Valentines challenge.
6.  Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge.   


  1. A fabulous card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. Wonderful cute card. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

  3. Thanks for entering the AYLI challenge with your lovely card - good luck!
    Anne x

  4. Love the elephant - goes so well with the sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.



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