Mojo Monday 478 Contest | Scratch-off Birthday Card featuring Mama Elephant and SSS
Thank goodness for Mojo Monday! I feel like it definitely is helping me to find my card making mojo :) After I made my last card using the Mojo Monday 478 Contest sketch, I felt the urge to make another!
I began again with the Simon Says Stamp Snow Much Thanks Card Kit. I pulled the patterned paper that looked like sprinkles and immediately thought "birthday card." I decided I wanted to bring out the pink from the patterned paper, so I used the pink paper from the kit and also some Flirty Flamingo paper from Stampin' Up! as the two together made a create combination, and another color in the paper looked somewhat like a darker pink color. I also used the off-while cardstock from the kit since it was very prominent in the patterned paper - white paper wouldn't do.
Using the sketch, I cut down my papers to size and created my layout. I then used Evernote to search my birthday stamps and dies. I decided to use my Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die to put a balloon in place of the circle in the sketch. I also decided to put the strip of off-white paper towards the top of the card rather than the bottom as shown in the sketch. I also decided to use It's No Secret stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, which is a great stamp set that lends itself well to creating scratch-off cards.
I used the Flirty Flamingo dye ink from Stampin' Up! to stamp "to a wonderful friend" on the strip of off-white paper and "happy birthday" onto the star balloon die cut. I then adhered everything together and "finished" it off with a 1" scratch-off sticker from Inky Antics.
After the card was done, I felt that it needed a little more. I decided that I wanted to add some type of critter/animal holding onto the balloon. I searched Evernote for animal stamps and decided to use the the bunny from Mama Elephant's Lunar Animals stamp set. It just so happened that I had a bunch of critters from this stamp set already stamped, colored, or cut out. I found the bunny in my collection and it was already stamped, colored, cut and it was the perfect coloring to match the card, so all I did was add him onto the balloon with one little hand under the string to give the impression that he was holding onto the balloon!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting :)