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MAMA ELEPHANT Cool Penguins | Stamp Highlights

By on September 21, 2018

Hi again! Today I am sharing a card that highlights Mama Elephant Cool Penguins stamps set. These are the cutest images by the fabulous Aida Zamora. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with these when I saw them!

I started by coloring my images very soft colors. I was inspired by Aida’s original works since she always does a very soft watercoloring that is perfect for nurseries. After I finished coloring, I die cut everything out with coordinating dies.

For my background, I kept it simple since I used so many colors for my background. I used some pattern paper and cut it down to A2 size. I arranged my images on top of the background temporarily and stamped the funny sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed in silver embossing powder until smooth and melted.

I used Madison Avenue Creative Cut to cut out a glittery border for my scene out. I try to add a little shine whenever I can! I wasn’t able to photograph it but that frame is amazingly sparkly.

After arranging my scene, I felt the top was a little bit bare. I decided to add the party banners from Swinging Borders and colored it to match to the top of the card. This was exactly the touch I was looking for.

To finish my card, I added a few images straight onto the background with some glue and popped some of the images in front onto foam tape for dimension. Lastly, I put the frame on with some foam tape and my card is complete – a penguin gift wrapping party!

I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for stopping by!

Mama Elephant Products Used:

Cool Penguin
Cool Penguin Creative Cuts
Swinging Borders
Madison Avenue Creative Cuts

 

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Pretty Pink Posh September Release

By on September 14, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh September 2018 Blog Hop

Pretty Pink Posh September 2018 Release

Hello, crafty friends! Thank you for hopping along with us! Are you enjoying what you’re seeing?! I’m certainly am! This fall release from Pretty Pink Posh is amazing! I really couldn’t pick a favorite from the lot, but I decided to start with the sweet images from Pumpkin Patch Critter Friends because I’m just a critters girl. I love me some adorable critters and these are  perfect for the upcoming fall.

I started my card by stamping out the images I wanted to use with Versamark Vintage Sepia ink onto Bristol smooth cardstock. I knew I was going to color with Zigs today. Lately, I’ve been really feeling my Zigs. I just love the way it blends on Bristol paper but it’s also very quick to blend. Real life has been very busy with the new school year, so I love how fast I can color with Zigs.

Any who, I then die cut everything with their coordinating dies and set them aside for later.

I cut an A2 size background also out of Bristol smooth paper and ink blended from the bottom up with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. I added more pressure in the bottom and faded up to white. I then flicked on some Peacock Feathers splatters onto of my blending and my background is done.

After the background was completely dry, I used Versamark ink and heat emboss the sentiment that comes with this stamp set in gold embossing powder.

I adhered all my critters onto the card with foam tape and finished with some beautiful gold jewels and my card is finished.

Again, this card is relatively simple but really packs a punch w/ the beautiful images and jewels!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope I inspired you to make some fun fall cards soon!

Giveaway

Don’t forget! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 9/18/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Hop along with all the amazing designers today and don’t forget to leave comments for more chances to win in the giveaway:

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Yana Smakula
Alix Davis
Jeanne Jachna
Crystal Thompson
Mindy Eggen
Joni Andaya
Caly Person
Melody Rupple
Lexa Levana
Thi Lam <– You are here –>
Suzy Plantamura


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Get Carried Away | Mama Elephant GD Call

By on August 6, 2018

Hello, crafty friends! I made today’s card for Mama Elephant’s first ever guest designer calls for their 6th anniversary Stampede in September. This is so exciting and since they are one of my favorite stamp companies, I just had to play along!

Today’s card features Mama Elephant Carried Away stamp set. I love the giant balloon in this set! I stamped all my images with Memento ink onto white card stock. I colored them with Copic markers then fussy cut them because I do not have coordinating dies for this set. If you hate to fussy cut, you’re in luck! Coordinating dies are available and I linked them below.

It was time to work on my background. So I splurged and used a Michael’s coupon and bought two colors of Distress Oxide inks. This will be my first time using them. I took a trusty ol’ Mini Ink Blender and blended the two colors onto Bristol paper. I heard you can use regular paper with this but today I didn’t have time to test this. Bristol it is! After that, I splashed with water then added splatters in the same Distress Oxide for interest.

While the background is drying, I die cut the cloud from the Mama Elephant Landscape Creative Cuts into white card stock. I blended more Distress Oxide at the edge of my cloud to make it stand out more. I left this aside to work on the sentiment.

I prepped my blended background with an anti-static tool and stamped the sentiment onto it with Versamark and covered it all with white embossing powder. I took my heat gun to the sentiment until it was melted and smooth.

Time for my favorite part – card assembly! I popped the cloud onto the background with foam tape. I then did the same with the two giant balloons. I added the kids onto the cloud with a tape runner. I did the same with the little bear. I then took a pen and drew in my string for my balloon since I didn’t have coordinating dies, I improvised! Lastly, I covered both balloons with Wink of Stella and my card is complete.

I hope you liked my card today. Thank you for stopping by!

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Winter Wonderland in August | Pretty Pink Posh

By on August 5, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland by Thi LamHello, crafty friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer day today! It’s August and 90 degrees in California! Maybe it’s the heat that compelled me to make a Christmas card in the summer, but that’s what I did and I love it! Let’s begin the process on this cute card I made featuring Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies.

First, I stamped Winter Wonderland critters onto white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored everything with Copic colors and die cut with coordinating dies.

Next, I die cut the Merry Christmas script die 3 times on white card stock. I stacked them and glued them together for dimension. If you’ve read a few of my other posts, you will know that I love me some dimensions…especially when it comes to word dies.

Then, I ink blended a wintery background with Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. After that, I sprayed some water and lifted some of the ink so I have those cool spots that Distress Ink makes when it reacts with water. Then, I flicked on some Gansai metallic white ink (because it was already on my desk. If I was to do this again, I would have chosen an opaque white paint) to look like a flurry.

After my background dried, I put the card together! I glued the sentiment die with Ranger media matte to the top of the card. The critters were arranged on the bottom. I left the bottom of my background white to look like snow and popped up all my critters with foam tape for…yup, dimension.

The card was finished off with some sparkling clear snowflakes and I am feeling 10 degrees cooler now! I hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by!


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Oh Happy Day Watercolor Background Card | Mama Elephant

By on July 26, 2018

Mama Elephant Oh Happy DayHello! Today I am sharing a card I made using a piece of watercolor paper I was practicing on. This was a very quick card since I watercolored a while back but didn’t want to waste the paper or paint.

I did a watercolor wash on a piece of watercolor paper with Gansai Tambi watercolors. I tried to do an ombre look but next time I think I want the gradients to be more dramatically different. My colors are a little too close together for my liking. But it was still pretty enough to be turned into a card!

Next, I die cut the background with Mama Elephant Union Square Creative Cuts. Then, I put the inside piece into my mini Misti and stamped the “Oh Happy Day” stamp on to it with Versamark ink. I then generously covered it with white embossing powder. Tip: I actually had to stamp it a couple of times before putting embossing powder on the images for two reasons. 1. The stamp is large so I wanted to make sure I get a good impression. 2. Watercolor paper has texture on it, so this also makes a clean impression a bit challenging.

The impact of the large sentiment and the scalloped border with the ombre background makes this relatively easy card really stand out!

Last, I finished the card off with Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets just for a little more interest. The entire card was then adhered to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 cardbase.

I hope you like my card and as always, thank you for stopping by!


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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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