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Thursday, February 2, 2023

January 2023 Card Chain Reveal!

Welcome to the January 2023 Card Chain Challenge reveal - we're celebrating January cards that headed around the world! Twenty-five people participated this time & you can see the full reveal HEREI sent the card below to Patricia (Pineywoods Papercrafter) in Texas USA:

Supplies: Paper - Lawn Fawn All the Dots Petite;
Pink and Main Enchanted Garden 6x6; 
Paper Studio glitter; Poptone Black Licorice
pink card base by unk
Stamps - Hero Arts Fun in the Rain 
& Newspaper Eiffel Tower (both retired)
Dies - My Favorite Things CHEERS
Other - Hero Arts Taffy Reactive ink;
Recollections cocktail sticker; Copic Marker C2

I used the sketch, a couple theme elements & one technique option:

Sketch Option

Theme Options: Cocktails / Elephants / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Distress Ink/ Oxide / Ombre

I started out with a candy floss pink card base but skipped the other two colors (bubblegum & mulberry) from this month's color option. I masked off all but the upper left diagonal and blended taffy ink in an ombre fashion. Next, I stamped the newsprint using the same ink. Then I stamped the elephant on Lawn Fawn dotted paper, shaded with a C2 Copic & cut out. He's actually raising an umbrella on the stamp but I trimmed that part off and added the cocktail sticker in its place. Cut a strip of Pink & Main paper for the sketch element and to ground Mr. Ellie. Die cut the CHEERS twice and used the black layer as a shadow. Made the sentiment wonky since Mr. E has imbibed a few already - LOL.

I'm still waiting on a fabulous card from the amazing Joanne (Ambrosia & Iron) in the UK; sadly Royal Mail had some issues in January. When I rejoined the Card Chain back in 2020, Joanne was the first person I sent to - Feb 2020. Then she mailed a card to me in March 2020 and I'm looking forward to the day her January 2023 card arrives! **Update - rec'd it on February 13th and well worth the wait - so fun and colorful; thanks Joanne!!**

You have until February 6th to sign up for the February chain - go HERE for all the details.

Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!!


Angelnorth said...

Love your ditzy patterned elephant with his cocktail Linda, this is such a fun card! Hope mine gets there soon!

HilaryJane said...

That spotty elephant is very special and what a great repurposing of the stamp to add the cocktail. I seem to struggle with things like that. I don't have any vision, if that's the word. Lovely card xx

Jean said...

What a fantastic combination for the theme options of Cocktails / Elephants / Friendship! A delightful card.

Arlene said...

I love your take on the sketch and adore that spotted elephant.

Lisa Elton said...

A polka dot elephant... CUTE! This is fun, Linda!

Greta said...

Oh how cute! Wonderful way to use the sketch!

Dawn T said...

So adorable Linda. It's so sweet. Just love Ellie's

papierelle said...

Your littel elephant looks so funny, cheerful card!!!

Julia Aston said...

Oh goodness Linda - I just LOVE your pink dotted elephant with his cocktail in his trunk - fun paper strip grounding him with the scattered letters of CHEERS! Such a fun card! Julia xx

Bastelmichaela said...

The elephant is cute and the card is great. Hugs Michaela

Rosemary said...

really fun and cute take on the sketch, linda!

crafty-stamper said...

Great fun card love the pink dotty elephant with her cocktail-well thought out
carol x

Pia S said...

The paper piece elephant is adorable and your card is so sweet! Great use of both colors and sketch, as well as some techniques and products too.