My beautiful niece is 2 this month. She’s such a fun, sweet, bright girl, and I’m so proud to be her auntie.
I wanted to make her a special card for her 2nd birthday. As Elmer is a favourite of hers, I thought I’d have a go at an Elmer card.
It was a fiddly card to make but definitely worth the effort, I think.
How I made the card:
I found an image of Elmer which I recreated as a vector in Adobe Illustrator using the pen tool. This allows me to scale the image to the correct size for the card but retain detail.
I printed out two copies on card, one with a colour code and one without. The colour coded Elmer I used as a guide to help get the colours right. I stuck down the cut out colour pieces to one of the card printouts.
I decided that it would be fun for Elmer to be floating in the sky with balloons. I created a watercolour sky with distress inks, then adding some perfect pearls mist – a new favourite of mine for adding some shimmer.
I die cut some balloons which I added glitter to with the Wink of Stella brush pen. I added a glossy accent number to the middle balloon. Then I just needed to attach the balloons to Elmer with some twine.
Products used to make this card:
- Distress ink
- Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, Perfect Pearls
- Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die set
- Avery Elle ‘Elle-Ments Dies Count On It’
- Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique Twine
- Glossy accents
- Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
I’m entering this card in the following competition: