Happy Wednesday!! We are finally getting some cooler weather here in Montreal, which is such a relief! I'm not a fan of heat, but I was thankful that the humidity stayed away for most of it. Now it's rain, which is always refreshing :)
For my birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to buy myself a little gift...some goodies from Mama Elephant that I've had my eyes on for quite awhile. Believe me...it was hard only picking a few! I have a whole entire wish list for Mama Elephant, but I had a budget to stick to so only a few things made it into my basket. But since receiving them, I haven't been able to stop playing! They haven't even made it to a proper storage place yet because I'm always grabbing for them! That's how you know you love something :)
Of course, that pile of things-I-can't-stop-reaching-for has gotten pretty large...but oh well!
But like I said, even without the pattern, the colors looked so pretty that I couldn't throw it out. But it worked perfect for this card!
One of my fun birthday goodies was the adorable In My Heart stamp set from Mama Elephant. Love these little cuties! And it has all the perfect "miss you" sentiments on it, which is something I was telling Matthew a little while ago that I really needed. I've colored the cute little girls in with my ShinHan markers and then trimmed them all out.
And see all those stitched hills? Yup! My second little gift, the Landscape Trio! I used the fun cloud die to make little shrub mounds in the background. Looks pretty cool to me :)
The balloons are stamped from the Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine set. I had do to a little watercoloring on them to get the shading to blend properly, because trying to wipe off some color and stamp it just wasn't working very well for me. I added a black border around them and glued some strings so the little girl could be holding big bundles of balloons.
The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold & The Happy. It was supposed to be more of a silver color, but I picked the wrong embossing powder the first time, so had to go over it again with the right one and I think that muted down the color a bit. But it still looks awesome :)
A few little flowers and turtles, and some glitter to the balloons and the card was done! So cute and so fun!
Hope you made it through all those rambling details :)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania #53-Birthday Party
Little Tangles #42-Happy Birthday
Mama Elephant & Me-Watercolor + Birthday
Paper Shelter #169-Punches/Dies
Winnie & Walter-Join in to Win
Work it Wednesday-Blue
Thanks for stopping by! <3