Wednesday, May 17, 2017

More Hugs from an Elephant

Hello, Friends!

The way this week started, I had accepted that I would not get to enter a card into Anna's final challenge on her Casometry Challenge 3 Randomizer Final Stage.  However, since we got Frank's blood tests back, they showed two of his numbers were better and I could breathe for the first time since I saw him on Monday, I decided to make a card during the time he was at the clinic getting another treatment.  

Anna's challenge, which you can see here, was to make a new card using the same products we had used for one of our other cards that we had made for her  other challenges.   We had to use the exact same stamp sets and dies, in my case.  (We were also to use the same embossing folders or stencils, but I hadn't used any of those on my first card.  We were not to remove any of those items when making this card and we also couldn't add any new stamps or dies (stencils or embossing folders) to our card.  However, we could use different embellishments or techniques.  

Here is a picture my first card.  
You can read about it here.  

The plan I had for my card on Sunday night and the plan for my card on Wednesday night with just a few hours left in the challenge were very different.  My cards are more similar than I had intended but I'm just glad I got to make one!  I ended up using a sketch challenge from My Favorite Things which just began today.  You can see the blog post about this sketch here.  

Sketch Challenge 333 #mftstamps

I used different patterned paper and colored card stock, but I used the exact same stamps and dies for the rest of my card.  I used almost all My Favorite Things products to make this card, just like I had the first.  I started with a white card stock base.  I used the Pierced Rectangle Frames to put a Pure Plum frame around my card.  This time, I just put the frame on flat around the other papers I was using.  Remember, on the first card, I put it on with foam tape to create a shadow box effect.  I used the Dots and Stripes Confection 6 x 6 Paper Pack and the Plaid Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pack for my two selections of patterned paper.  I used the Words for Friends "HUGS" die again to cut the letters out of Pure Plum card stock so I would know right where to place my letters.  Then I cut the "HUGS" letters out of Coral Crush card stock three times.  Although the first layer went into the negative space left in the Pure Plum card stock, I layered the other two sets of letters on top of each other so they would stand out a bit.  I stamped "So happy for you" from the Pure Innocence Happy Banner Stamp Set on a strip of Daffodil card stock.  It was so easy and fast to pick my colors because I just chose the same colors of card stock that were in the Plaid Paper.  I love matching products!  They make life so much easier!  

Next, I die-cut and stamped the same elephant I used on my first card from the Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants stamp set and colored her with my Copic Markers.  I used the MFT Color Chart to pick the marker that would match the coral color that was in my paper just to help her color coordinate a bit.  She even has painted toenails on this card.  Every girl feels better when her nails are done and I'm sure elephant girls feel the same way.  After everything was cut, stamped and colored, all I had to do was adhere everthing to the card base.  I put my elephant on with foam tape so she would stand up from the card just like the word "HUGS."

Speaking of hugs, big cyber hugs to all of you who have prayed for Frankfurter and my family this week.  It was so awful on Monday and I was pretty positive I would be blogging bad news today.  Instead, I had good news and a cute elephant card to share instead.  We offer all praise to God for this wonderful turn of events!

For a Wednesday night update, Frank was much more awake and alert today.  He had both of his treatments of medicine and fluids.  We are so thankful two of his numbers were better.  We will continue with the two treatments tomorrow and check his numbers again on Friday.  We continue to pray that his liver will improve and he will feel like eating and drinking again soon.  We are very, very grateful for every single day we have with him.  He is a Super Miracle Dog!

Happy Stamping!

I used the following My Favorite Things products to make this card,
unless otherwise listed:

Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants and Pure Innocence Happy Banner Stamp Sets
Memento Black ink by Tsukineko
Copic Markers
Solar White Card Stock by Neenah
Coral Crush, Daffodil and Pure Plum Card Stock
Plaid Patterns and Dots and Stripes Confection 6 x 6 Paper Packs
Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants, Pierced Rectangle Frames and Words for Friends Die-namics
Scotch Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape by 3M


Unknown said...

Angela, I like how you made absolutely another card with the same supplies. They look the same and different and the same time!)
And thank you very much for participating in CASometry challenge! All your cards are great!

Cindy O said...

Yay for a new card to post! I love your purple, orange, and yellow colors and patterns together. And I'm "so happy for you" too, with Frank doing better!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn your sweet elephant!

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