Saturday, 20 April 2013

Dynamic Elephant...


This week's Dynamic Duo is a monochromatic one, and we're being challenged to make it masculine...

Now last week I labelled my post 'Dynamic Duckie', this week it's 'Dynamic Elephant'... lol! I initially started off thinking this colour scheme would work really well for a CAS card - something graphic and clean for a guy... well what I ended up with is, er, NOT clean and simple at all (typical me really!)...

As I was thinking about the colours I was reminded of the grey hexagon pattern in the Twitterpated dsp pack, and began wondering whether the hexagons would match the honeycomb embossing folder we have, so I started cutting and realised that it could work... just! I cut a bunch of them out, embossed a piece of Basic Black with the embossing folder, then glued the grey hexagons over the top to make a random pattern. I then put the piece back in the embossing folder, lining it up with where I'd embossed it the first time, then ran it through the Big Shot again so the grey pieces became part of the embossed design (of course, you probably can't see any of that in the photo, so you'll have to take my word for it!). I then spritzed the background with Silver Smooch for a bit of shine.

The elephant and greeting (from You're Amazing) were stamped on Naturals White card with Basic Black craft ink and embossed with clear, then I coloured the elephant in with an aqua brush an basic grey ink. I cut this panel out with a windows framelit die, first cutting down the sides of the party hat so it could sit on top of the die and therefore creating the popped out effect. I added some silver dazzling details to the party hat and layered this panel on a piece of silver glimmer paper (clearly, I was in the mood for sparkle when making this 'masculine' card... lol!). I layered this over a basic grey shape die-cut with an Apothecary Accents die, then over a Whisper White strip and finally on to the background piece. The final touch was adding a large silver button and some Basic Grey ribbon (which I now realise is wonky and it is bugging me!!).

Ok, that's enough chatter from me, I'm off to get ready to go to a demo training day (hi Jane & Hayley!). Make sure you check out what the rest of the awesome design team have created for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. I love your little festive elephant, Amy!! Awesome guy card :o)

  2. Love your 'Dynamic Elephant' card, Amy. LOL. ;-) I love what you did with the hexagons, and the touches of silver are fantastic. Great job. ;-)

  3. Your attention to detail always dazzles me, Amy! I love your not so clean and simple card!

  4. I agree with Jenny- your attention to detail is amazing- a feast for the eyes!