Christy’s Elephant Parade Card Inspired by a Book

We invite you to share your creativity by linking up your crafty projects HERE! Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies, stencils and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, April 2 at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry to receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! Everyone who enters a challenge has a chance to be the random drawing winner! Woohoo!

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Hey friends, it’s Christy here with another card for our Inspired by a Book, Movie, or Song Challenge! This one was inspired by a children’s book with a sweet message and beautiful illustrations.

It’s called An Elephant Nose Best by Sue Samuels, illustrated by Danny Deeptown. I decided to try to recreate the cover and pulled together a TON of Lawn Fawn sets to do it, including Elephant Parade Add-on, Ocean Shell-fie, Beary Rainy Day, You Are Sublime, Wood You Be Mine?, and Toadally Awesome. I stamped all the images in Jet Black Ink, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

To build the background, I cut all the elements out of Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock and colored them with Distress Oxide Inks. On the first panel I used the Cloudy Stencil to blend on Shaded Lilac and Speckled Egg. Next I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for a Grassy Border, Spun Sugar and Gathered Twigs on the Stitched Simple Wavy Border for the ground, and Speckled Egg and Salvaged Patina on the Simple Stitched Hillside Border for the pond. I also used the Ocean Wave Accents to cut some ripples into the water. Then I stamped the corn stalks with Fossilized Amber, using them to represent the tall, leafy plants in the background of the scene.

I adhered everything together and added in my images, then stamped a sentiment from Elphie Selfie at the top in Fish Tank Ink to mimic the title of the book. I also stamped two trail lines with Narwhal Ink and glued on some little flies to replace the bees, since I didn’t have any that were small enough.

I finished the card with a bit of Stardust Stickles on the flies’ wings and on the top edge of the pond. You still have time to play along with our challenge! We can’t wait to see how you interpret this one!

If you’d like to watch this card come together, you can check out the video tutorial on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thank you so much for this lovely inspiration, Christy!


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