Sunday, February 21, 2010

BBTB2 EDPD Elephant Challenge


Didya get all of that? The initials, I mean. This week our challenge at BBTB2 is the darling elephant cut from Everyday Paper Dolls chosen by my dear friend and super talented DT sister, Sandi. Isn't he the cutest? Well, I did have my troubles because you know I prefer my cuts to have shadows and of course the Paper Dolls cuts don't but I managed to do a shaped card anyway. I have to admit this is design #2 but I'm okay with it. I found the best way for me to preserve the cute facial details was to use my Cricut markers. I welded the the cuts with a rectangle from PS and did some trimming on the trunk to do the base. The top is the outlined elephant with a Cuttlebug birthday present from the cut and emboss folder tied to his tummy. He's holding some Prima flowers in his trunk.
I got a bit of popping with his ear and two legs and added some detail by Stickling the toenails and adding one of those sweet lidded google eyes.

I thought this would make a cute belated birthday card so this is the inside sentiment. Be sure to check out the adorable take by my DT sisters at BBTB2. Wow, what inspiration. Hope you can play along.

31 comments:

  1. Hi Donna,
    This is classy. You make some awesome shaped cards. I have never been that adventurous. I love this little Heffalump - he's gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  2. Just gorgeous.. I love how you always come up with these shape cards. Talk to you soon.

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  3. Fab card Donna, Elephants are so cute. Love the patterned paper and love how you managed a bit of popping. I have just bought a gypsy so will be trying out a few shaped cards. You have inspired me, again!

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  4. OMG Donna, this is totally AWESOME! I love the way you used the markers for the detailing and the way you flapped (is that a word?) out his ear. He is SO adorable!

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  5. Donna, omg, that elephant is the best, love the pressie and the flowers, and that pink paper. Hugs

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  6. Donna,
    Adorable, I love shaped cards and this is so sweet, the flowers and gift are a perfect touch. Have a wonderful week. Thanks for the sweet comments.Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  7. Beautiful,beautiful, beautiful....This is such an awesome card, from the layout to the colors...pure genius!!!
    Hugs Marina

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  8. Hi Donna....I just wanted to say thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such motivating comments - I really apprciate it - i tend to craft on my own and its great to have feedback from crafters who have so much talent and imagination I read your blog daily in reader and cards like this adorable little elephant keep me fresh!

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  9. Too stinkin cute !!! Love the lil package and flowers...just adorable !!
    xoxo Joy

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  10. This card...if layed down with 100000 other elephants cards...would instantly identify as a Donna creation. It is so so so cute. I love the paper, and that bunch of flowers and sweet gift box added is just the perfect finishing touches. You are so awesome.
    Hugs.
    Carole

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  11. Oh, Donna. What a cutie you've made. I almost went with a shaped card this week, too. Love those flowers she's holding in her trunk. Great idea having her tote a present. Love it!!!

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  12. so so precious Donna! You amaze me!

    This cut was very frustrating for me too - didn't even think to try the markers - genius!

    Have a super week sweetie!

    Jen

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  13. So stinkin' cute, Donna! Love the polka dotted elephant and the marker outline looks terrific and those little flowers she's carrying are the perfect belated gift! Now remember... March 31st! LOL!

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  14. both of those prints you chose are favorite of mine!!!
    I LOVE this card..I hadn't really thought of this but using the markers for the paper dolls carts is the best idea, since you can not layer then you need those other features to really stand out!
    but I think my favorite is the tied gift to her back! and the inside saying! well its all just perfect (just like you! hehe!)

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  15. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this came out way cute donna and i love how you added the presents girl....i love it...hugs

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  16. Girlfriend, this turned out waaayyy too cute. I love the way you added the present and those adorable bouquet of flowers. Zoomed in to see the painted toenails. Simply adorable, and as always...P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  17. love this lil elephant card, it is super sweet1

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  18. Sweet lil' elephant! Love the color and the package and the bow and.....I could go on and on! LOVE IT ALL!

    Denice :)

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  19. Donna, if this isn't the cutest thing! I just love it in every way.

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  21. I love when you do the shaped cards. Never would've thought to do an elephant!! Love the pink polka dots, the sentiment, and the markers!
    Cindy:)

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  22. He is so cute. What a wonderful card to apologize and recognize a "slipped" birthday! I'll have to tuck this idea of yours away for myself if ever a time comes I'll need it. TFS!

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  23. Love the polka dots! Such a cute idea to tie the present onto his belly. Sweet! Sweet! SweeT

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  24. Cute elephant. Love the 3D effect.

    hugs,
    Smita

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  25. He is just the cutest! Or should I have said "she"...she is pink after all! In any case, I love it!

    (-: Heidi

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  26. OMG this is just the sweetest card I think i ever did see!!! I love, love, love this Donna!
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  27. Oh wow! What a great idea for a belated card...and it's soooo cute, love it!
    Hugs!
    -Nikki

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  28. look at how adorable this turned out Donna...and that paper is just darling...another great cut out card...you are the queen of cut outs, you know that, right!!!!

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  29. So adorable!! I love how the little guy has a big present on his back and flowers in his trunk. This is just perfect!

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