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MAMA ELEPHANT Stampede | November Release

By on November 15, 2018
Mama Elephant Stampede - Little Bear Agenda
 
 
The newest Mama Elephant release is now live and available for purchase in the store! Today I made a card highlighting the new and super adorable Little Bears Agenda stamp set and Circle Grid Creative Cuts. I kept it very simple to highlight both of these super cute new items!
 
I started by die cutting some red card stock with the Circle Grid Creative Cuts. I love these perfect little circles! The die cuts out an A2-sized panel with a stitched border and 12 equal-sized circles. I mounted the back of the panel with foam tape and adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base.
 
 
Next, I stamped and colored 12 adorable little bears from Little Bears Agenda stamp set. I only used 3 Zig markers (beige, wine red and pink carmine), and a water brush to color these little guys. After I was finished, I die cut with coordinating dies and added some white gel pen details.
 
I arranged the images into each circle and popped them up with foam tape as well. I added just a few sequins here and there to add a little peeks of shine to my card design and my card is finished!
 
 
Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the giveaway! Also, check out what the other uber talented designers made by following the links below!
 
Have an amazing day!
 
To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!


» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!


Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our designers!


Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Vera RhuhayKeeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Nichol Spohr

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Anything Goes | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

By on October 31, 2018

Hello friends! This will be my last post guest designing for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I had a lot of fun challenging myself to make cards with in the themes. Thank you, Lorraine, for the opportunity! This week’s theme is “Anything Goes”. I decided to make a simple card using a beautiful die from Simon Says Stamps.

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The thing I love the most about intricate dies are that you can do very little work and get a lot of impact. This card is relatively simple but oh so gorgeous!

I started by die cutting the amazing Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses wafer die onto metallic rose gold paper. I then die cut a piece of pattern paper that coordinates perfectly with my die cut because of the rose gold metallic brush stroke details it in to A2 size.

For my sentiment, I used Versamark ink and WOW Embossing powder in Rose Glintz to stamp “Hello, Gorgeous” from Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments clear stamps set.

I adhere the wafer heart die and a few Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins onto the panel and my design is complete. I adhere the entire thing onto a top-folding A2 card base and that’s it! By combining beautiful dies with beautiful pattern paper, I was able to make a gorgeously detailed card under an hour’s time!

I had a lot of fun making this and I hope I inspired you to join in the fun at Simon Says Stamp this week! As with any challenge, there’s an amazing prize up for grabs! The generous folks over at Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to shop at SimonSaysStamp.com. (Further details can be found on the Simon Says Stamp challenge page.)

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Simon Says Stamp

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Autumn Greetings Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

By on October 26, 2018

Hello, friends! I was in a shaker card mood so I made this autumn greeting card with products from the Pretty Pink Posh September release. I started by stamping out the images from Pumpkin Patch Critters, coloring them with Copic markers and die cutting them out with coordinating dies. I set this aside to start on my background and shaker component.

I die cut the Thanks Leaf Shaker Die out of glitter card stock. I decided to cut on the “thanks” today but technically I could have left it. (I had a different design in my head originally but ended up aborting. This completed card could have kept the “thanks” word in the original die cut.) I die cut the Thanks Leaf Shaker die out of patter paper and inlaid my leaf into it. I put some acetate in the back and build up the entire panel with foam tape where I filled my shaker with gold and star confetti by Pretty Pink Posh. I adhere the card base and the base is done.

For the sentiment, I heat emboss it with gold embossing powder onto white card stock. I cut this down and added a little ink blending to the bottom just so it was so starch white. I then adhere the sentiment strip directly onto the card base and adhered my critters onto the card with foam tape. That’s it! My card is complete.

I hope I was able to inspire you today. As always, thank you for stopping by!

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MAMA ELEPHANT Joy Ornaments | Stamp Highlights

By on September 26, 2018

Welcome back for another Mama Elephant stamp highlight – today’s card features Joy Ornaments from the September 2018 Anniversary release! This stamp set has beautiful, fun and large ornament images that you can play around with. For today’s card. I paired it with a few little friends from Little Elf Agenda to add a whimsical feel to my card.

I started by stamping out J-O-Y from the Joy Ornaments stamp set and a few elves from Little Elf Agenda. I whipped out the Copics again for this card. It’s been a while and I wanted to get a good blend to make the letters and ornament look 3D and I feel it’s easier for me to do this with Copics. I stamped all my images onto Neenah white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After I finished coloring, I used coordinating dies to cut them out.

I then cut down a piece of Bristol smooth card stock to A2 size to ink blend a background. I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch from the outside blending towards the middle to keep a highlighted area since I will be adhering all my images in the middle. This create a spotlight affect for those images. I splashed on some water and lifted it up for a fun and dreamy look.

After my background was dry, I stamped the ornament string and the “to you and me” sentiment” onto it with Versamark. I heat embossed everything with silver embossing powder.

To assembly my card, I lined up all the images and popped them up with foam tape for dimension. I love this sweet and simple card that has such an impact with the bold red ornaments!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed reading about today’s card.

Mama Elephant Products Used:
Joy Ornaments
Joy Ornaments Creative Cuts
Little Elf Agenda
Little Elf Agenda Creative Cuts

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PRETTY PINK POSH Cuddly Cats Shaker Card

By on September 18, 2018

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a fun shaker card for you highlighting Cuddly Cats from the Pretty Pink Posh September release. These are some sweet images for those cat lovers out there! I thought it was only fair to feature some cats since my last card/post was all about the pups!

Let’s get started. I stamped out these sweet images onto Bristol smooth card stock and stamped them with Versafine in Vintage Sepia. I have just really been feeling the soft results using this ink instead of a black. I also been in love with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers because of how easily and quickly they blend. (Full disclosure: I work full time and craft at night and the Zigs have been helping me adjust to my new DT schedule working for two brands.) After I finished coloring, I die cut out the images with their coordinating dies.

I cut a piece of plaid paper into A2 size (4.25 x 5.5) and covered up an A2 card base with it. I then die cut Stitched Pieces die onto white cardstock. I aligned it pretty close to the top to leave room for a sentiment at the bottom. I also die cut the two sides with the Scallop Borders die to give it a finished look. At this point, you want to stamp the sentiment on when it’s nice and flat. I made this mistake too many times and it won’t be my last. 🙂

Now it’s time to build a shaker. I put some acetate on the back of the white Stitched Pieces I just die cut. I then built up two layers of foam tape around each window and the frame. I then filled the windows with the 3m sparkling clear sequins and mini iridescent stars. I then flipped my card base and adhered it on top of the white piece very slowly and carefully to ensure everything is aligned.

Now that the stressful part is completed, I popped my colored images on with foam tape for extra dimension and my card is complete!

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Pretty Pink Posh + WOW Collaboration

By on July 23, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh + WOW

Hello crafty friends! Today’s project is part of a very special blog hop collaboration with Pretty Pink Posh & WOW! Embossing Powder! As with any fun blog hop, there are some great prizes so be sure to comment for your chance to win!

Let’s begin! First, I stamped the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks images with Versamark onto Bristol smooth card stock. I covered the images with WOW! Embossing Powder in Rose Glitz (which is a very cute pink gold pretty true to rose gold) and heated it with my heat gun until the images were smooth and melted. I then did the same process with Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuchsias stamps. I colored all the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut them with their coordinating dies.

Next, I ink blended my background with Distress Ink and splashed water on top for some interest. I let this dry and heat emboss the sentiment from Encouraging Greetings in the same WOW! Rose Glitz embossing powder. This embossing powder is a gorgeous metallic pink color. I love it!

I adhere all the images onto foam tape and arranged it onto my A2 card. To finish the card, I adhere Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins. These matched the embossing powder perfectly!

This card is relatively simple with a lot of impact due to the beautiful images and gorgeous rose colored embossing powder! That’s it for my card!

Blog Hop Designer List

Please continue hopping along with the amazing designers below.

WOW! Embossing Blog
Jaine
Jo
Julie
Justine
Lexa
Marge
Marion
Melody
Riikka
Thi <– You are here.
Yoonsun
Olga Lukaseviciene
Zsoka
Pretty Pink Posh Blog

Giveaway

No blog is complete without some fun prizes! Are you ready for this?

  • WOW! Embossing Powder – Any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your proders safetly.
  • Pretty Pink Posh Prize Pack – An assortment of goodies up to the value of $75!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each of the design team members’ blogs!

Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on all blogs on the blog hop by 6:00 AM PST on Sunday, July 29th. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh and WOW! Embossing blog.


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Camping Friends | Pretty Pink Posh

By on July 20, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends

Hello crafty friends! Today’s sweet card features the adorable Camping Friends stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. I made this to help promote the 3-day sale that we are having over at Pretty Pink Posh. Don’t forget to check it out before it’s too late.

How To Process

I first stamped all the images with Versafine Sepia ink then colored them with Zig Markers. Then, I took out my Cuttlebug and die cut them with coordinating dies. Coordinating dies is such a luxury and a time-saver!

Next, I masked off a piece of A2 cardstock with painter’s tape to create a clean, white border. I ink blended with Distressed Inks and splashed with water to get that beautiful white spots that happens when you put water onto Distressed Inks. Then, I carefully removed my masking tape and my background is finished.

After the background dried, I adhered all the images with foam tape for dimension. Pretty Pink Posh beautiful sequins were added and my card is finished.

Thank you for stopping by!


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