I have always loved animal stamps. A few months back I saw some cards on the internet that used the 'Wild About You' stamp set from Stampin' Up. I was totally hooked on it and desperately tried to scour the internet to find a set for myself. Unfortunately, the set had been retired and it was incredibly hard to find. Luckily, I found a set on Ebay and it arrived a few days later. To my delight, the set came with an elephant, giraffe, lion, alligator, penguin and the adorable saying 'Wild About You'. There were also a few extras such as a flower. As soon as the set arrived I went a little crazy and made a bunch of animal cards.
I made this card using the elephant stamp from the Stampin' Up 'Wild About You' set. I stamped the elephant using Colorbox Red ink and stamped the ear separately with a pink water based marker. I then cut out the ear and attached it with a pop up dot to the elephant so it was raised. Using a small pair of scissors, I was able to cut out the elephant. I then took a strip of red Bazzil paper and attached it to the bottom of the card. Last year I bought a small (orange) Clever Lever circle punch for a school project in which I had to create my family tree. I never really thought I would use this small punch again, but it was perfect for this card. I used it to punch out dark and light pink circles and arranged them on the bottom and side of the card. I found some white buttons to attach to the bottom and some smaller circles (from a whole puncher) for the side of the card. I thought it would be fun to use the flower stamp that came with the set so I used markers once again to stamp it directly on the white card. Next, I attached the red elephant to the white card so that the trunk was right over the flower. It really looks like the elephant is carrying the flower! Finally, I used the same pink marker to stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the card. To add a little bit of extra embellishment, I used a white gel pen to stitch along the bottom strip of red paper and attached two small 3D heart stickers on the top.