I needed to make a new baby boy card for a friend who has recently had a baby (congratulations Philippa!) and I drew inspiration from the current issue of Papercraft Inspirations for the shape of the elephant. I drew the elephant freehand onto some thick scrap card which I then used as a template. The main body is cut from funky foam and the gingham backing paper and ear was a download from the magazine.
I cut the frame with a Sizzix scalloped oval die with the outer part run through the Swiss Dots embossing folder. All the edges have been inked with a bright blue pad. The ribbon is from my stash, the little brad and button were generously sent to me by Enfys. I've also dotted the edges of the card with a pale blue gel pen.
I used the remaining scalloped oval parts to make another card but cut the elephant in white foam. And now I think I'll make some in pink!!