The first thing I did to create this card was to stamp the elephant and the pinwheel onto watercolor paper using archival ink. I then used my big shot to die cut the images out.
Next I used Distress Ink like a watercolor to paint both of the images. I set them aside to dry.
I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper into a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece. I then misted it with "Summer Sky" mist by Prima. I used my heat gun to dry it and blended "Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink over the top.
I then misted BOTH "Picket Fence" Distress Stain and "Sparkle" Shimmer Spritz over the top. I used my heat gun to dry it.
I then die cut some frames-one out of vellum and one out of a patterned paper scrap-using a PaperTray Ink die. I also did some masking and stamped the sentiment onto two yellow banners. While I was looking at the pieces, I felt there was something missing so I stamped and die cut an additional image from the "Tons of Thoughts" set. I then used the same Distress Marker technique to watercolor the ball that I used to color in the elephant and pinwheel.
I adhered the watercolor panel to a white card base. Next I adhered the two frames over each other, tipping them so that you could see the vellum frame peeking out from the polka dot frame. I adhered the beach ball over the frames and used foam adhesive for the elephant to give it a bit of dimension. I adhered the sentiment banners to the card to finish it off.
I still thought the card needed a few finishing touches. I used clear Wink of Stella on the beach ball and the pinwheel, as well as some enamel dots. I then adhered some clear sequins randomly on the card.
I adore the elephant images from this set and will be trying to use some different mediums to color them in. I also LOVE how my background came out.
I thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a fabulous weekend!!