Bloobel: Birthday Elephant Card Tutorial

Hello! For my digistamp card tutorial this month, I’m sharing how I made this card using the Birthday Elephant stamp from Bloobel. It’s available as an instant download for only $3 (around £2.17 at the current exchange rate).

To create this card you will need:

  • the Birthday Elephant digistamp
  • a laser printer
  • an A4 sheet of hot pressed (smooth) watercolour paper
  • watercolour paints
  • a small watercolour brush
  • a hair dryer or heat tool
  • white gel pen
  • a paper trimmer
  • double-sided tape
  • a piece of scrapbook paper
  • a square kraft paper card (mine was 6 x 6 inches)
  • a piece of black card
  • an embossing ink pad
  • a sentiment stamp
  • gold embossing powder
  • a black fine-liner and ruler

First of all, I downloaded the stamp and imported it into word, where I dragged it to my desired size. I then printed it onto paper. My printer will take 300gsm hot pressed (smooth) watercolour paper, but you’ll have to experiment with yours to find out what works. To colour the elephant, I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints in purple and green to paint the floor and the elephants clothes, flag, hat and eyes. Next, I used Daniel Smith Moonglow to paint the elephant himself. (Moonglow is a beautiful grey with hints of pink and teal.) I added shimmer to the card by painting the circles on the hat and the pole of the flag with a light gold from the Prima Metallic Accents pallet. After I’d dried everything with a hairdryer, I used a black fineliner to give him pupils and a white gel pen to add catch lights to his eyes.

After trimming the watercolour paper down to size – the size you choose will depend on the size of the card you’re making – I mounted it on a square of scrapbook paper. The pink and green of the flowers and leaves went well with the colours I’d used for the elephant. I then mounted this on my kraft paper card with double-sided tape.

To create the sentiment, I used the ‘CELEBRATE’ stamp from the Altenew Label Love set available at The Little Paper Tree. I stamped it onto a piece of black card using an embossing ink pad, then embossed it with gold embossing powder and a heat tool. I love the contrast between the gold and the black and it goes well with the rest of the card. Once the embossing had set, I trimmed the black card to size and glued it to the card using double-sided tape. To finish off, I used a black fine-liner and a ruler to draw a box around the scrapbook paper.

And that’s it! Do you have any birthday’s coming up that the Birthday Elephant would be perfect for? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

The official bit:

I received this digital stamp for free, as I am a member of the design team.


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