8/12 Elecute Elephant!

I've been busy preparing some class and workshop projects, but I had a little time this evening to notice that Stamping 411 posted a Color Challenge today . . . Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. Those are "elegant" colors . . . but I wanted to use one of my newest "cute" stamp sets! Hmmmm . . . how to put this one together!! I decided to see if I could combine elegant and cute and I got an "elecute" elephant! Ok, so maybe it's only kinda funny to me . . . but I like the sound of it.

I started with a base card of Perfect Plum and stamped tone on tone using what is probably one of the MOST elegant stamps in our Stampin'Up catalog . . . the Medallion background stamp. Next I stamped Elecute onto Shimmery White paper. This stamp is from the Level Two hostess set called Long Fellows. She is colored with an Aqua painter and ink off the lids of my ink pads. I sponged the edges with Blushing Bride ink and then used a sponge dauber with Perfect Plum ink to darken up the very edge of the panel. This helps provide just a bit more contrast between the Shimmery White panel and the Blushing Bride panel. I edged the Blushing Bride panel with our Scallop Trim Border Punch. The top of the image panel is accented with a scrap from the Top Note die. I decided to use the Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon when I saw how it brighten up my card.

So there you have it . . . elegant and cute can be combined in a card and look quite nice together in an elecute way!

Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Long Fellows, Medallion Background
Paper: Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Shimmery White
Ink: StazOn Black, Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Versa Mark for the tone on tone image on the inside panel of the card
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot Machine, Top Note Die, Sponge, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive to adhere the Shimmery White panel to the Blushing Bride panel

Kay Kalthoff is a Stampin'Up demonstrator Stamping to Share in Lino Lakes, MN.


Super cute ... but also very elegant! A nice mix Kay! Can't say I would have thought to put this stamp image with an elegant type card ... but somehow you have definitely made it work! What a great challenge colour combo! Hugs Andrea xxx
Selene Kempton said…
I love how beautifully clean and simple this is.. you have such a gorgeous style for stamping Kay. :D Rubbah hugs.
Patti Chesky said…
I love elecute!!!!! He works perfectly with this week's color combo!

Great job Kay!!!
The cutest elephant that I ever saw. Nice drawing there. That makes your simple card more attractive. I can't wait to have that card.