After all, loving my punches isn't really a bad thing, is it? I've used my stamps for years - surely a little more rest won't hurt them.
I picked up the Butterfly punch again for this card. And unlike the rubber duck, it is something I KNOW I can use - just as soon as I forget someone's birthday (shouldn't take long).
Let's see, this must be odd usage #5 (or maybe #6) for this punch - I can't believe I almost didn't buy it.
Enough yammering. On with the card.
Doesn't he make you saw awwwww?
It is the eyebrows that make him look sad (remorseful). If you need a happy elephant just leave them off.
Using Basic Gray for all but the eyes and eyebrows, here is the scoop on how to make him:
- Body - approximate 2 1/2 inch circle (from circle scissor plus)
- head - 1 3/4 inch circle punch
- ears - butterfly punches (2) - half of each is hidden behind the head
- feet - modern label punch (cut in half to get two feet)
- trunk - word window punch (just draw on some wrinkles)
- eyes white - heart (trimmed) from heart to heart punch
- eyes black - standard hole punch with mark from white gel pen
- eyebrows - slot punch (2)
- tail - retired black hemp, you can color the natural hemp or fray some black ribbon
Sponge the edges of your pieces so that the gray will show on the gray.
The rest of this card is basic black and dusty durango. Alphabet used is Just Perfect Alpha. But where did the big black brad some from? It is one of our jumbo brads (chocolate, white, vanilla, and silver) colored by rubbing it on the black stazon ink pad. (Not my idea, I read it somewhere - and this was a white brad so yes, the Stazon really covers well.)
I grin every time I look at him. And here is a close up so you can too - I tweased his eyebrows and used 1/2 size eyebrows (slot punch) to show you a couple more expressions by just shifting or removing that tiny bit of paper.