Cheery Ellies for a Grey Day

Crushed Curry is a perfect antidote for grey!

Maui Stamper Zoo Babies Happy Hour handmade card

  • Stamps:  Zoo Babies and Happy Hour
  • Color palette:  Crushed Curry, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Grey Striped Ribbon (Clearance Rack!), Kaleidoscope DSP

Yes, even on the Valley Isle we have the occasional grey day.  The cheerful Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper was the inspiration for this card, and the super-simple layout encouraged me to take an  extra step with the elephants.

The two background Ellies are stamped using the “stamping off” technique – ink your rubber, stamp lightly on scrap paper, and then stamp onto your project.  The featured Ellie is stamped with all the glory that a Firm Foam Ink Pad (FFIP) offers, then trimmed out with my paper snips and lifted up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Maui Stamper Zoo Babies Happy Hour handmade cardI stamped the ear a second time with Crushed Curry, trimmed it out and adhered it to the card with another Dimensional.  Dimensionals are like Magic Wands!!  They make all sorts of fabulous things happen.  However, this ear looked a little funny flying off Ellie’s head.

Maui Stamper Zoo Babies Happy Hour handmade cardThe solution was a super-thin line of Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive) to make the front side of the ear stick to Ellie’s head just as God intended!

If you had told me when I began stamping that I would absolutely NEED all of these different adhesives I would have probably laughed in your face.  What did I know then?  Adhesives make the paper crafting world go round.

Hope your day is sunny and bright!

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