To My Favorite Peanut
One of the great things about making cards is the ability to customize them. My son asked me to make “a peanut card” for his girlfriend with an elephant and peanut image he found online. (Nicknames, inside jokes… lol!) I came up with a few different samples to start, and he pointed me in the direction he wanted me to go. The sample above is from Eric’s vision, using the papers, greeting, and design he chose. He decided he wanted a cute, festive look with a bold image.
We thought it would be fun to separate the head and make it wobble using an action wobble spring (Hampton Art).
I “traced” the image and then created cut files using my Silhouette software.
The original online image had soft edges…
…so some of the samples I started with were much softer looking. Here’s one of them:
For this one, I inked the edges instead of matting all the elephant pieces and peanut on black.
For Eric’s card, I used Glitter Card Stock (Recollections) and a sheet from “The Birthday Wishes Stack” (DCWV). The “Happy Birthday Sentiment” die is by Creek Bank Creations, and the bottom strip was computer generated. Both were cut and stacked several times to make them stand out better. The hat was hand cut from “Easter Stripe” paper (Reminisce); the “pom pom” was made with the “Flower & Flourish” edger punch (EK Success). The peanut was debossed with theTim Holtz/Sizzix “Dot Matrix” embossing folder (and then flattened a bit with my bone folder) to add texture to the shell.
For the second sample, I used a sheet of Studio Calico/American Crafts paper (#331575) and “White Plaid” by Core’dinations/American Crafts.
The elephant was cut from “Gray Kraft” and the peanut from the “Nostalgia” pack (both Recollections). GKD Stormy Sky and Dark Chocolate inks were used to ink the edges.
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8 thoughts on “To My Favorite Peanut”
What a team you two make. She is going to flip out when she gets this. Love the final design and all the choices you two made. Especially down to embossing the peanut.
How fun! I love the cards your kids have you create.
These cards are just too cute!
That is a cute card and I love how you personalized it! Have a fantastic day!
So awesome and creative. The card you made from your son’s inpsiration photo is super cute and love that you added a wobbler to it’s head. Both cards are very sweet.
How cute!! You and your son work well together. His girlfriend will absolutely love it. I really like the wobbly head.
These are both fun cards and I like the fact that the head is on a wobbly. Great ideas and very creative in the execution.
Customizing cards is a fantastic ability. This card is wonderful.