Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hugs, thanks, you are a great friend ...

It was my birthday last week and I was thoroughly spoiled by my friends with lunches, flowers, lots of laughter and some very thoughtful gifts.

So I wanted to make some nice cards to say thanks. The Scrapbook Boutique challenge mood board with the cherry blossoms was exactly what I was looking for to inspire me - especially since I had some adorable Mama Elephant stamps which perfectly matches the theme of the challenge.

I got out the stamp set and my Copic markers and began colouring. I had to google the lucky cat to make sure I was doing him in the right colours! I added a little bit of C0 around the outside of his body and then just accented his ears and collar with R29 and his medallion with Y19.

The nice thing with this stamp set is that the images are pretty easy to colour and you don't need to use a lot of shades to add depth. I used the matching dies to cut out the stamped and coloured images. Then I used a Mama Elephant die to cut out the stitched frame and 'hugs'. I assembled everything and added a few sequins from 28 Lilac Lane.

Here is my finished card. I can use it as a thank you or encouragement or general friendship card. I stamped and coloured a whole lot of images so now I can make a whole lot of cards!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Such a sweet card with beautiful colouring and I love the little gold elements.
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Boutique.
    Louise xo

  2. Lovely to see your entry into our challenge at Scrapbook Boutique this month Gab! Your card is gorgeous - perfect for so many occasions as you say, but lovely as a thank you to your thoughtful friends. The ME die is stunning, especially as large letters are so popular right now.


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