Time Out for an Elephant

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I have been featuring cards made with Beautiful You stamp set this week but I want to take a time out for an elephant.  Elephants are ALL over the place and very trendy right now.  I just googled it and here is just a sampling of what is out there:

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I feel like I might need that pillow!

I found this on the web so it must be true:

The elephant is associated with Buddha and the Indian deity Ganesh and can be used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck. Many Feng Shui practitioners believe that elephants should have their trunks facing upwards to represent prosperity, good luck, and success.

Be wary if that $85 elephant bank up above!!

Stampin’ Up! released a new stamp in the Occassions catalog called —wait for it–

Lucky Elephant .  Here is the 2 piece stamp set:

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Adorable, right?  AND his trunk is lucky!!   Here is a quick card I made with it:

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To get this multicolor look, I used the “Baby Wipe Technique”.  It is simple to do.  You place several layers of baby wipes (2- 3 of them) on a plate so that it has a little “squish” to it.  Using 3 different colors of reinkers, you squeeze the ink onto the baby wipes randomly and let the colors bleed together.  This happens quickly.  Then stamp your image.   No 2 will look the same.   For this sample, I used Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Eggplant Envy.  You can get quite a few images before you need to reink again.

To finish it off, I used some Rhinestones along his blanket (a little tough to see in this photo) and up along the greeting.  The Elegant Dots embossing fold was the perfect texture to finish this off.

I LOVE this elephant and I hope you do to.  If you find you need it in your collection (and you do!—it represents power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck, after all!) you can get it right here.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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