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Yappy Woofmas! | Mama Elephant September Stampede

By on September 17, 2018

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede! The wait is finally over and I am so excited to share with you my project I made today for the big celebration. Stop by the Mama Elephant online store to see and purchase the entire release! Read until the end for amazing sales and giveaways.

Today’s card I made features Yappy Woofmas! I am totally a dog person so I was super excited to see Mama Elephant came out with a Christmas dog stamp set!

I stamped the images from the Yappy Woofmas stamp set onto Bristol smooth card stock. I colored everything with Zig markers. I didn’t really have a color palette in mind when I started. I just looked up cute puppies on Google and tried different coloring techniques to get a variety of dogs. It was so fun to see the results! After I finished coloring, I die cut everything with coordinating dies.

For the background, I kept it simple and used the new Fancy Door Frame creative cuts. It cuts out a perfect A2 background when you use the entire thing, but the door and the frame can be separated. The door opens and shuts as well but I didn’t utilize this feature today…but I will soon enough! I adhered the frame and door to an A2 cardbase and my background is done!

I adhered the images on with foam tape for dimension and added a few jewels onto the wreath for some fun shine.

For the inside of my card, I built a little scene with more adorable images from Yappy Woofmas. I inked up a little background with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide then adhere the images with my tape runner. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the new and beautiful Scripty Xmas sentiment stamps. I found this sentiment to be a perfect fit with the door in the front.

That’s it for my card. Here’s a quick recap of all the Mama Elephant supplies that I used:

Please keep reading to learn more about all the great promotions and giveaways Mama Elephant has for their huge 6th anniversary celebration. Also, check out the list of amazing designers and continue hopping along below!

 
 
From 9/15 – 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!
 
From 9/15 – 9/30
Spend $100* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set.
Spend $150* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set and ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies.
Spend $200* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set, ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies, and ‘Hilly HELLO’ dies.
 
Please read all the fine print carefully! 🙂

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!
 
To celebrate this mega anniversary release, we are giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. 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/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
 
Joining us on this wild ride of a stampede are our favorite crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies!
 
And that’s a wrap to the 3 day mega stampede! Make sure you checked out Day 1 and DAY 2! Thanks all for joining us! The celebration continues all month long!

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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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