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An Elephant Never Forgets

Aloha, Gia here to share a Father's Day card I made for my 5 year old to give to my husband this year. It references the common belief that elephant's have a good memory, something that my dear husband does NOT have thanks to diabetes. I used some of the supplies from the Spring 2013 Mailbox Muse kit Serengeti Sunrise.

I love to travel and have been on many different continents but not Africa (yet). With this kit and my love of creating I can experience adventure in my imagination!  This kit has an epic safari theme with images of exotic animals like giraffes, lions, zebra and my personal favorite- the elephants. The artwork in the images is by Karen Ward and is really special. As of the time I am writing this post these kits are still available on the Altered Pages sister site: Mailbox Muse 

I also used some Happy Travels paper from Glitz Designs from the Altered Pages website. The heart map is from the Transparency Pack of the same line.

Here is the inside sentiment

To make the background texture I used the stencil included in the Mailbox Muse kit and some texture paste, which I then finished off with some gelato smudged on with my fingers! I am going through a phase of using this technique a lot.  Have you ordered your gelatos yet? They have to be one of the most versatile pigment media out there.

Once again, here's what you need:

1. Serengeti Sunrise kit from and while you are there make sure to order the Summer kit (Alice's Utterly Mad Tea Party) or even better become a member and subscribe! The digital Altered Arts magazine is so worth it!

2. Happy Travels by Glitz Designs, 6 x 6 paper pad and Transparency Pack from Altered Pages under "Paper, Books, Tins, and Boards."

3. Design Memory Craft's Gelatos from Altered Pages, under "Tools."

Thanks for stopping by and until next time...
Gia Lau, Altered Pages DT 2013 (Visit my blog)


  1. The Serengeti Sunrise kit does look fabulous. Love the card. Great colours and textures.

  2. GIA, love that you combined so many of the items to create a real one of a kind card! The stencil use was genius for a roughened texture just made for a guy!
    My hubby is also diabetic and is funny, as each time he sees a rerun it's all new again!!!

  3. Great design, love the detail and texture of this it's Fab x


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