Sunday, April 18, 2010

elephant card

this thank you card was created for a co-worker who wanted a quirky card for a friend who loves elephants. i went into design studio (ds) to determine if i had a cart with an elephant and while ds did display carts with an elephant image, i did not have any of the carts on the list!  somewhere in my overdraft memory (lol!) bank, i thought i had a elephant image so i just kept clicking on the carts i had that may have the image and when i clicked on everyday paperdolls i did not immediately find the elephant but i knew i was in the right cart because surprisingly, it has many animals including lion, giraffe, monkey, ostrich and more! what a bonus! 

i don't know if i hit the quirky factor as i originally wanted to cut the elephant out of an animal print paper...i have giraffe, tiger, leopard and more but with that overdraft memory bank!  i couldn't remember where i put those papers.  perhaps i should revisit how i organize...?  the shell buttons under the word "thanks" is a coverup for a smudge i made with my inky fingers, oops.  

6 comments:

  1. well helen, i think your elephant is the most beautiful elephant i have seen lately. i love the paper you used and i like the background paper too. and i am not just saying it, i mean it. xoxo

    oh! btw, my son ranked my blog button: novice. lol

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  2. I love it! The papers and colors are quirky and keeps it from being cutesy. The buttons are a great touch. (Aren't you glad when that hapens? LOL) The search feature in DS is practically worthless. A whole bunch of carts from last year weren't included so you never know what you'll get Sooo frustrating! Glad you found the elephant. xxD P.S. I got a kick out of your comment on my creepy baby face card. I did warn DH about the stamp. LOL He just shuddered.

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  3. Helen, that elephant is great!!! It doesn't look all cartoony, it looks real. And the paper you used for him couldn't have been more perfect! Great card, you're co-worker will be pleased!

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  4. This is a great card. I love all the colors you used - they look great together!

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  5. I loved Design Studio if for anything else to locate a particular cut, but now it doesn't seem to categorize ... someone told me they "weren't doing that anymore". Anyway I love your elephant card. The paper is awesome and I really love that background too. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello. PS, the white dots are from white acrylic paint and my stylus. I find the paint gives a much better detail than one of those testy white gel pens.
    Hugs
    Carole

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