greeting cards

Elephant and balloons

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A new member of the extended family was imminent, so a card had to be made. And I thought this cute little elephant floating away with his balloons would do the job nicely.

A quick check back on Facebook confirmed my vague memory that it was going to be a boy, so I took out all the blue Copics and set to work. The BV2n markers are a really nice alternative to straight greys for an elephant.

I coloured all the balloons in different blue blends and added a white highlight to all of them (apart from the one tucked in underneath).

For the background, I die-cut some heavyweight acetate with a cloud edge die to create a mask and used a stencil brush and some Distress ink to create a cloudy sky for the elephant to float in.

I stamped the sentiment, die-cut the panel out and then layered it over a piece of plaid patterned paper on the card base. A few blue stars finished it off.

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Copic markers:

elephant – BV20, BV23, BV25
elephant ear – E00, E01, BV20
bird – B000, B01, B02, B63, B66
balloon 1 – B60, B63, B66
balloon 2 – B21, B23, B24
balloon 3 – BG02, BG05, BG07
balloon 4 – B02, B04, B06
balloon 5 – B000, B01, BG02
balloon 6 – FB2, B21, B26


  • stamps:
    Avery Elle – story book (sentiment)
  • digital stamps:
    Craftin Desert Divas – happy hello
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – small cross-stitched rectangles
    Mama Elephant – landscape trio (mask)
  • inks:
    Distress ink pad – tumbled glass
    Ranger – archival – manganese blue
  • pens:
    Sharpie – extra fine paint pen – white
  • embellishments:
    Papermania – sparkling stars – assorted brights
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
    My Favorite Things – paper pad – county fair plaid
  • miscellaneous:
    Claritystamp stencil brush

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This image was coloured on 6th February 2018; day 23 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

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