Posted on Friday, July 27 2012 at 12am
This cute little elephant card is great for lots of different occasions and it's summery vibe is perfect for this time of year. It's super quick and easy, making it great for last-minute cards.
Click here to download your free elephant template!
You will need:
Your basic card kit, plus…
✿ White card blank
✿ Purple & blue or grey card
✿ Tiny scraps of black and white card or paper
✿ Hole punch
✿ Yellow patterned paper
✿ Yellow velvet ribbon
✿ Decorative border punches
✿ Self-adhesive gems
✿ Decorative flower embellishments
✿ Sticky foam pads
Start by covering the card blank with purple card. Cut a panel of yellow patterned paper slightly smaller than the card blank and glue it on top, leaving a small border all around.
Punch out two large and two small decorative border strips and attach them to the top and the bottom of the card, leaving room in between for the elephant.
Using the template provided, trace the elephant shape on to blue or grey card and carefully cut it out. Attach the elephant to the card using sticky foam pads.
Cut a square from purple card for the elephants rug. Fringe the bottom of the card by snipping with embroidery scissors. Glue a small strip of yellow decorative ribbon between the elephants front and back legs and then cover it with the purple card.
Snip a tiny tusk-shape from white paper and punch out a tiny black circle for the elephant's eye from black paper. Attach to the elephant with a dab of glue.
Embellish the elephant and the rest of the card using self-adhesive gems and decorative flower embellishments.