elephants and llamas...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Recently the incredibly sweet Colorado Craft Company reached out to me and asked if they could send me some stamps.. Of course I said YES! 

A few days later I received the 3 newest Big And Bold stamps... an Elephant, a Llama, and a Giraffe... If you haven't seen these stamps yet, be sure to click the links to check them out!  These guys are BIG and so fun to color! 

Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Colorado Craft Company Love You Tons
Ink: Inkon3 Blackout*; Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber
Coloring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush
elephant- 098, 903
Dies: Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Rectangles
Stencils: The Crafter's Workshop Cell Theory 
Other: Ranger Perfect Pearls

I decided to keep things really simple with this card... I stamped the elephant in a nice bold black ink (Inkon3 Blackout) on Bristol Smooth paper. I then used my Zigs to do some really quick watercolor. 

For the hearts, I masked the trunk, then stamped the hearts with Distress Ink. While the ink was still wet, I dusted it with some Perfect Pearl to add shimmer. 

I added just a touch of color to the base of my card using the same Distress Inks I used in the hearts, and a TCW stencil.  Super simple, and no stress!

Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Cordinations; Georgia Pacific Cardstock; black velum
Stamps: Colorado Craft Company Llama Tell You
Ink: Inkon3 Fadeout*, Blackout*, Marilyn Red*; Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White
Coloring: Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Llama- 075, 096, 069, 902
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents

I shared my Llama over on Instagram a little while ago... Isn't he COOL?

After doing a little no line coloring with Inkon3's Fadeout ink and my Zigs I decided he needed sunglasses..

This stamp set actually includes the glasses (which I LOVE).. I stamped them, then fussy cut them out (including the lens). I then layered some black velum behind them. I covered the frames in Glossy Accents to give them that plastic feel, then they were added to the card using some foam dots so light could get behind the glasses a bit to give them the translucent look. I love how he turned out!

I haven't had a chance to color up the Giraffe yet, I already have ideas for him!

Be sure to check out Colorado Craft Company.. They have AMAZING stamps! 
And for more inspiration using these (and other fabulous stamps), join the Colorado Craft Company Facebook group, and follow them on Instagram

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Stamps were gifted by the company with no obligation to use. I used them because I wanted to.

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  1. Two fantastic creations hun! Fun images and fantastic creations with them. I love your elephant design with the hearts and that Llama with the sunnies made me smile so much!! Inspired!! Hugs, Wends xoxo


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