Elephant – Birthday Challenge # 3
Kevin came up with my “Birthday Challenge” #3 (as described HERE). He has always loved “cute” elephants. He had a few favorite stuffed elephants early on, and that became his thing. I wasn’t surprised that his first card challenge for me was to make an elephant card. Easy, right? Not so much… he said it had to have a moving trunk…
I had A LOT of trouble getting the trunk right. I used the spinner element die from the Karen Burniston “Spinner Square Pop-up” die set to make the trunk move. This spinning mechanism is designed to have a hidden element spin out from behind a panel, but the trunk needed to stay visible the whole time and stay positioned so it looked like it was part of his head as it moved. Ugh!! I kept playing with the size, shape, and position of the trunk to get it to work. It’s not perfect, but it does move – lol!
The elephant is an altered Silhouette file by Hero Arts (design id #41591). The leafy paper is called “Grow” by American Crafts (#354800). The balloons were cut with dies from the “Layered Happy Birthday” set by Spellbinders (#S5-345). The inside sentiment is from the “Flower Builders” stamp set from Gina K Designs (retired?).
If I were to do this again, I’d make the front coordinate better with the inside…
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