The stamped image of the little elephant is from the new SAB set called Patterned Occasions and I love that little elephant! I selected colors to coordinate with the DSP flap which is why the elephant is stamped in pool party with his ear flap in Island Indigo...I inked up the stamp with Pool Party then used an Island Indigo marker to go over his ear and the "Thanks a ton!" sentiment. Because the Indigo is a darker color it works great and doesn't discolor the marker if you are using a marker color that is darker then the base color. I love quick tips like that, don't we all?
The stamped elephant was punched out using the 1 3/4" circle punch and layered on the Window Frames framelit which corresponded in size. I got that marvelous idea from a fellow demonstrator friend, Connie Babbert who shared a card sample using that combo recently. /Visit Connie's blog here! Of course, the Island Indigo ruffled ribbon helped balance out the color scheme and besides, what project is ever complete without a little ribbon???
The little "thanks" stamp peeking out of the top of the packet is from an incentive stamp set available for demonstrators only to use for little gifts, etc. so if you don't recognize it, that is probably why BUT if you really want one, don't worry...just give me a call me and book a party then I will let you choose whichever incentive stamp you want from my basket! This works even for a catalogue party in case you live far away or don't have time to squeeze in a party.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing this projects. If you are interested, here is the run down on the supplies I used for this project, except for the "Thanks" stamp they are all available for purchase in my online store.
Petite Pocket Bigs XL die (Sizzix) 123131 pg 194 of the annual catty
Windows Framelit collection#129021 pg 36 of the Spring Mini catty
Chevron embossing folder #127749 pg189 of the annual catty
1 3/4" circle punch #119850 pg 184 annual catty
Island Indigo ruffled ribbon #122974(pg172 annual catty)
Patterned Occasions stamp set (a special SAB only selection...free with purchase of $50 of product)
Sycamore Street Designer Series paper (another SAB only selection)
Pool Party classic ink (for the elephant) #126982
Island Indigo classic ink (for the ear) #126986
Crumb Cake cardstock #120953