Hello Bluebird - Elephants

Hi Friends,

Happy Thursday - yay, we are getting closer to the weekend and hopefully some extra crafty time :)  Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by two challenges. The Inspired by Challenge where the theme is Elephants (don't you love that graphic!) and The Paper Players Challenge where the theme is rainy days. I had a perfect, as yet unused stamp set from Hello Bluebird that incorporated both these themes - yay!


The stamp set is called Puddle Play and it has the cutest elephants and little ducks dancing, along with umbrellas, a puddle and some water droplets - just perfect.

I began by taking a card front panel and lightly inking it with Tumbled Glass Oxide ink.  I used a raindrop stencil and the tumbled glass once again but applied with a heavier hand.  At the bottom of the panel I stamped the puddle in black ink and then used some copic markers to create the ground. I used a deckle edged die to cut out my front panel.  This was the first time I used these dies and I love the effect it gives!

I stamped all the images for my wee scene with black ink and coloured with my copics.  I tried to keep my colours soft (something I am not very good at and I usually go bold!) to match the softness of the inspiration graphic from Inspired by Challenge.  After colouring, I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  Once I was happy with their placement I adhered them directly to the panel with some liquid glue. The front panel was foam mounted onto a grey card base. 

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Extreme Black ink directly onto the panel. I couldn't resist adding some cute little heart embellishments to the umbrellas and some droplets to the sky.

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Puddle Play
Hello Bluebird Dies - Puddle Play
Hello Bluebird Dies - Nesting Deckle A2
Lawn Fawn Stencil - Rainy Sky
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
MFT Stamps Ink - Extreme Black
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Tumbled Glass
Pretty Pink Posh Droplets - Clear 4mm
Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Sprinkles: Love Story
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue

It was really happy to finally ink up this cute stamp set.  It has been sitting in my craft cupboard unused for a very long time.  

Thanks so much for dropping by and taking time to look at my blog.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy Crafting, 

Hugs Ax


  1. This is such an adorable card. Those elephants just make me happy! Thanks so much for playing along at Inspired By!

  2. This is just adorable!!!! I love those sweet, little elephants and ducks playing in the rain! I love the stenciled raindrops and your coloring is perfect! This sentiment made me smile! Thank you so much for joining my Rainy Day Challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  3. Absolutely adorable, Andrea! These elephants are the cutest little beasties ever!!! What a wonderful sentiment, too! Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!


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