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MAMA ELEPHANT Birthday Bash | March 2019 Stampede

March 15, 2019

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

I am so excited to share with you my super sweet shaker card featuring The Birthday Bash! I don’t know about you, but I am always short on birthday cards! I was so happy to see all the birthday themed products in the March release! Once I saw this large image, I knew I had to make a fun birthday card with it! So let’s begin.

I started by stamping my images with a brown ink and coloring with Copic markers. I wanted a fun pastel look so I went with all those light colors to create a sherbet look and I love it! I went overboard with the white gel pen, guys, but I really like how it turned out! The stripes and polka dots add a lot of fun texture to my card. I die cut the large image with coordinating dies and set it aside to work on my background and shaker components.

For the background, I first inkblended with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and a little bit of Squeezed Lemonade. Then, I die cut the large frame from FT – Park Avenue Creative Cuts. I built my shaker card. Today I filled my shaker with beautiful pastel gems and iridescent star confetti. I thought it just went perfect with the pastel colors of my colored image.

For my sentiment, I die cut the speech bubble also from FT – Park Avenue Creative Cuts and heat embossed two of the new sentiments from Birthday Messages onto it. I adhered my sentiment with foam tape for dimension and my card is complete!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Keep hopping along with the other amazing designers!
Keeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Vera Rhuhay
Nichol Spohr | Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Mette Witus

  1. Your card is my favorite of the hop! I love the colors you chose and you did NOT go overboard on the white gel pen. Wonderful work!

  2. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for making this beautiful card. I love all the color, the kitties and of course, who doesn’t love a shaker card! This Mama Elephant release is so adorable.

  3. NO! I think you did PERFECTLY with the white gel pen! LOL I LOVE all that detail! The pastels colors look WONDERFUL! (OH, to color like this! I PROMISE to TRY! LOL) 😉 AND the sequins are SO PRETTY TOO!!! VERY FESTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  4. I love shaker cards….and this one’s no exception! Totally darling! ME has such cutie-patootie animals! TFS

  5. Love the sherbet look and the soft pastel colors. And I love all the accents with the white gel pen!

  6. I love the sherbet-y pastels you chose for the card! They’re so sweet and cheery. The speech bubble die-cut is a great touch, too.

  7. Fantastic card. The colors are pastel and
    restful. Putting the design over the shaker
    with matching sequins is great. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. Looooove this card!! So glad I found you through this giveaway cause I can’t wait to see what you make next!

  9. Hey Thi! I think this is my favorite image from this release (but not the only thing I love!) Your Card is so fun…I’d love to get it for my birthday!😉😻

  10. Great color palette and sparkle- this is truly a fun, big birthday bash of a card.
    Wonderful release!

  11. I love shaker cards and yours is beautiful. I love the white gel pen. Not overboard for me!

    PS: Estoy de acuerdo con Viridiana (translation; I agree with Viridiana).

  12. You did NOT go overboard with the white gel pen but the perfect amount for a whimsical card as this one. Love the stamped image and how you colored it. 😍

  13. Adorable and fun. You did a great job and I don’t think you went over board with the white gel pen. I am always afraid that I will ruin a project with that pen.

  14. Adorable shaker card! You did a beautiful job coloring all the images and adding the fun dot and stripe accents. Such a cute stamp set!

  15. Eeeeeeee, such a fun shaker card! I don’t usually like the pastel colours, but they look stunning on your card – may have to change my mind and attempt them once in a while!

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