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Stampin' Up! Elephant Parade for a Baby Girl!

Hey there! Today I have a baby girl card to share that I created with the Elephant Parade stamp set and Gingham Cottage Designer Paper.

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I based my card on one I found online, but now I can't remember who provided the inspiration. I did change a few things for my card. I stamped the little sitting elephant on a Basic White layer, then cut with a Scalloped Contours Die. I stamped the greeting, also from Elephant Parade, as well as the butterfly and the little flower sprig, all with Tuxedo Black Memento ink so  I could color them with Stampin' Blends. I colored the elephant baby with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends, then added another layer of the same Light Smoky Slate on the wrinkles and eyebrows. I colored the inside of her ears with a Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend, but the color was too bright to coordinate with the Blushing Bride color of the Gingham Cottage Designer Paper I used on the background, so I used the Stampin' Blends Color Lifter to lighten the color. I used a Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends on her eyes and the butterfly, then accented the butterfly wings with the same Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend. Instead of lightening the color I added touches of Clear Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle and shine.

I wrapped the White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the designer paper layer, which I had adhered to a Basic White layer of the same size for stability, tying in a simple knot. I then looped more of the same ribbon around four of my fingers to create three loops and slid the loops off my fingers. I gave the gathered loops a twist before laying them over the first tied ribbon knot and then tied the ends around it all. I trimmed the ends of the ribbon and then added a glue dot under the knot to keep it in place. I then added the stamped scalloped rectangle over the ribbon with dimensionals.

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I colored the flower and the leaf with the Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party Stampin' Blends, then added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the petals. I added a few Heart Pearls to the front as the finishing touch.

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Inside I stamped the "Babies are a Blessing" from Charming Sentiments, as well as another butterfly and flower sprig.  I added coordinating Gingham Cottage Designer Paper to the envelope flap.

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