This week over at Paper Playtimes we were given 3 different challenges to choose from. The choices are, 1. use green and purple, 2. use pink and glitter, or 3. use a critter and a rhyme. I chose the third challenge for my first design team project. This third challenge is in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Horton Hears a Who was my inspiration for this card. Here is what I came up with.
I started with a 5” X 7” pre-folded white card base. I topped that with a blue mat cut at 4 7/8” X 6 7/8”. I used my Imagine and the 8:10 proportional rectangle and flooded it with this pattern from the Better Together Imagine cartridge. This pattern reminded me of the little wishes that Horton in Horton Hears a Who carried. My elephant was cut at 3” and is from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I used my imagine to flood each layer of the elephant with color. The top layer is filled with a blue swirly pattern. All the colors and patterns on this card are from the Better Together cartridge. I added some bright yellow ribbon to my card and layered my little elephant together. The elephant is pop dotted to the card and I added some googly eyes and gave him a little hint of pink in his checks with some chalk. I added some faux stitching around the end of the card and sentiment and some doodle dots to the elephant. I printed out my sentiment on the computer and used the RGB codes for my font color so it matched the dark blue on the elephants ears. The sentiment I chose was, “I meant what I said, I said what I meant, and elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent”. I thought that was a inspiring and would perfect to thank a friend for being there for you through thick or thin.
I had a lot of fun creating this card and hope you will hop on over to Paper Playtime Blog and play along with us.