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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Circus Elephant

For this project, I have decided to showcase the lucky elephant stamp set from the new Occasions catalogue. Browsing through Pinterest for inspirations, I was surprised to see very few samples using this set, and the ones I did find, looked very similar to one another. I feel that this set hasn't quite lived up to the hype it had created back in Centre Stage November last year.  I had expected this lucky elephant to be all over social media, and so I thought to myself, perhaps people needs to be inspired. I want to show that you can go a bit crazy with this set and have some fun with it. Here is what I came up with, hope it will inspire some of you to reach for this set and have some fun with it too. After all, who doesn't need a lucky elephant in their lives. 

This set only comes with one image of the elephant and one greeting. But I found that I don't have to use the elephant all by itself, it actually coordinates quite well with few other items for the catalogue. Here I have coordinated it with carousel birthday set and cupcakes & carousel designer serious paper. Together, it helps to create a carnival/circus type of a feel, hence the title 'circus elephant'.

I belong to a little group called Carolina's Midnight Craft Studio. As a group we are very new, still taking baby steps. One of these step was for all of us to take part in our very first card swap, there were six of us who took part. As I couldn't just stop at stamping one of these groovy elephants, I chose this card as my swap card and made about ten in total.

To achieve this colourful look, I simply sponged the image with various colours before stamping the image on paper. As there is no coordinating thinlit die for this set, you have to cut it out the old fashion way.

I fell in love with this tea cup and saucer set when I first saw it. It reminded me of this set, then of course I had to get it. 

I had a few elephants left over as I only needed six for the card swap. Instead of letting them go to waste, I made few more cards using this groovy looking elephant. I think you can add this elephant to any background and it will look amazing.

I hope you've enjoyed scrolling through my lucky Elephant creations, hope it inspired some of you to consider this lucky elephant for your next project. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Oh Irene! I absolutely adore these...The one sitting beside the cup is my fave possibly because you can see the gold embossing and how it would look IRL! But in saying that, they all look amazing, not crazy hahaha. You have done an amazing job.

  2. Thanks sweet, love that you take the time comment. You're very encouraging