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MAMA ELEPHANT Marine Friends | April Stampede

April 15, 2019

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

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

Today I am sharing a card I made featuring Marine Friends and the Making Waves Cover from the April release!

I stamped all the critters and colored with Copic markers. I really enjoyed coloring these guys. I then die cut them with coordinating dies and added some white gel pen details just for fun.

I die cut a piece of Bristol smooth card stock using the Making Waves Cover die. I then ink blended using Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Dried Marigold. Random but I kind of wanted to make it look like you’re going from the deep sea to a sunset in a subtle way. Not sure if I accomplished that, haha, but it’s still colorful and fun! At this point, I stamped my sentiment with Mama Elephant Pigment Ink in Ocean – how appropriate!

I filled the back of this panel with foam tape and popped it onto an A2 card base. I arranged all my colored marine friends onto the waves to create an underwater scene. Lastly, I adhered some clear droplets onto my card to finish it off!

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Check out the other amazing designers and leave a comment to enter the giveaway:

Nichol Spohr | Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Mette Witus 
| Keeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Vera Rhuhay

  1. So adorable! I love the way you used the soft colors on the background and the ocean die. And those critters are so sweet!

  2. Wonderful card! I love the way you inked your waves, they look beautiful. That cover plate is one of my favorite things from this release. I also like how you added the white dots on the turtles, a perfect touch.

  3. I just love these adorable little marine animals. The turtle is my favorite! This is such a sweet card. Thank you so much for sharing today. Fun new release.

  4. The Marine Friends set is really cute. Having multiples makes for a really sweet card. I like the gradients of colors used as well.

  5. Love the layers of water. Pretty colors.
    The different sea critters are great.
    See some bubbles too. Fun card.
    thanks for sharing

  6. The marine animals look so happy. Yes it looks like your background is going from the deep sea to the sunset with your blending. Really cute card!

  7. I am just in love with the adorable images from this Marine Friends set!😍 Such a cute card that you’ve made. Love your background! Thank you for sharing and the inspiration!

  8. This is such a beautiful card! I love the calming pastel colours of the background and all the cute sea creatures!

  9. This is absolutely adorable! I love how you colored each “layer” especially the turtles!!!!

  10. This is so, so, so adorable!!! The Marine Creatures are so cute and are definitely my favorite of the release! Love how you used the waves die; so fun!

  11. Such a fun and colorful card! I love how you colored the marine animals and added the cute dot details to them.

  12. Mathis is a very cute card. I love the soft colors and yes, you’ve accomplished the deep sea to sunset look!

  13. I love all of your sealife critters!!! You colored them beautifully!! I particularly love the dolphins.

  14. Love your card! Really like how you blended the background and the colors you chose. And that little baby seahorse?! Oh my goodness! Your coloring of the images is wonderful.

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