Elegant Elephant by Louise Healy

  1. Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Fireflies cardstock in half to form an A7 card.
  2. Tape the Elegant Elephant stencil to a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” piece of Cloak Gray cardstock with removable tape.
  3. Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Regular Embossing Paste over the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning.
  4. Let pasted image sit about 6-7 minutes then use a soft brush to carefully apply the various MetallicFX Mica Powders (shown - Moonstone, Goldfinch, Pixie Blush, Kiwi, Navajo Sky, Pewter) on the wet paste, use a very light touch, do not try to wipe any extra off at this point, apply all color then let the paste dry thoroughly.
  5. Place the Thicket stencil on a 4” x 5 1/4” piece of white cardstock and use a 1/2” stencil brush to apply the Thyme ink, move the stencil around the paper to fill the background.
  6. Clean and dry the Thicket stencil.
  7. Stencil the Thicket design on 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” pieces of Cloak Gray and Sweetie Pie papers using VersaMark with a foam applicator, clean stencil.
  8. Stamp the saying on a 2” x 2” piece of white, brush around the edges with P. Thyme ink.
  9. When the paste is dry, gently wipe off extra powders with a Swiffer cloth, cut out elephant, leave a small gray edge all around, use the fine line black pen to add an “eye”.
  10. Adhere the Cloak Gray layer to the left side of the card front placing it at an angle.
  11. Adhere the Sweetie Pie layer over the gray near the right side of the card angling it the opposite direction as the gray.
  12. Adhere the white layer in the center of the other layers.
  13. Use FabriTac to add a piece of green RicRak  about 1/2” up from the bottom edge of the card.
  14. Adhere the saying to the upper left area of the card.
  15. Use foam tape to add the Elegant Elephant along the RicRak.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Minds Eye – Fireflies, Cloak Gray, Sweetie Pie
  • FabriTac by Beacon Adhesives
  • Fine Line Black Pen
  • Soft Paint Brush
  • Swiffer Cloth
  • Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme Ink by Tsukineko®
  • Foam Applicator
  • Foam Tape
  • Green RicRak

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