Guest Designer – Justin Averill

Elephant Family and Phrases

Hello Everyone! Today I am super excited to be sharing my first project as a Guest Designer for i-Crafter!

For today’s project, I am using the Elephant Family & Phrases stamp set, and some of the dies included in the Geometric Favor Box!

First, I took the large elephant from Elephant Family & Phrases, and stamped it in Copic-friendly ink. Next, I took one of the smaller elephants, and stamped it twice to create a little parade of elephants, with the large elephant as the leader. I also stamped the banner with the sentiment “Thanks a ton” with the pole attached. I colored all the items using Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I set them aside for later.

Because I wanted to use as many of the square die cuts from the Geometric Favor Box as possible, I decided to make an A7-sized card, which is 5″ x 7″. I cut an A7-sized piece of black cardstock, and then cut a 4.75″ x 6.5″ piece of white cardstock (this would give my main panel a nice black frame when layered together).

I then took 2 of the dies from the Geometric Favor Box, the square “rays” die, and the square die with the 8-point star in the center, and cut (6) of each of them from black cardstock. I set these pieces aside.

I wanted to do some ink-blending, so I took some neon inks to my main white cardstock panel. From top to bottom, I blended from purple, to pink, to red, to orange. I then adhered my Geometric Favor Box cut out squares with liquid adhesive to make a 3 x 4 design, alternating the designs and rotating when needed. I adhered this layer to my A7-piece of black cardstock.

I took my line-up of elephants and adhered them to a .75″ x 5″ piece of black cardstock, and also positioned my banner so it looked like it was being held by the largest elephant. Using foam tape, I adhered my elephant parade strip to the bottom edge of this card. I also adhered a few sequins from my stash to add some embellishments.

I adhered my design to an A7-sized card base, but I wasn’t quite finished yet!

For my envelope liner, I stamped the elephants from Elephant Family & Phrases in the same color neon inks to give my liner a little extra pop!

And that’s how I made my card!

I’ve got one more project coming up soon, so stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!


Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

Here is one more look at the finished project …

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