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MAMA ELEPHANT Stampede| January Release: Flying with Friends

January 15, 2019
Mama Elephant Flying with Friends
Thank you for visiting today for Mama Elephant’s January release Designer Blog Hop! The first release of the year from Mama Elephant definitely started things right! So much cuteness, you guys. I can’t wait to show you everything that I made! But let’s start with this card featuring Mama Elephant Flying Friends stamp set paired with the Cloudy Day Cover Creative Cuts cover plate die.

I stamped all my images out and colored with Copic markers. I then die cut with coordinating dies and set my images aside for later.
Next, I die cut the Cloudy Day Cover Creative Cuts out of Bristol Smooth paper. I did a little masking to ink blend each of my clouds in different Distress Ink colors to coordinate the way I colored my balloons: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold.
This new die has a very unique look where there’s a thin cut out behind the cuts where you can tuck things behind the clouds. I decided to back it with some gold glitter paper and this might have been my best decision in 2019 so far. Haha. It looks amazing in person. I wish I was a better photographer so I can show you how beautiful this is!
Before I put the card together, I remembered to stamp my sentiment which is always a small victory each time I make a card! I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder to match the gold glitter paper.
Lastly, I adhered all the images onto my card based with a tape runner keeping this card relatively flat since I already had plans to mail it to a special friend. I thought the card still could use a little something, so I added the star confetti and my card is complete!
I hope you like my card and that you have a good time checking out all the new goodies and the beautiful inspiration from the talented design team! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the prizes below!
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: «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our designers!

Keeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Nichol Spohr

Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Vera Rhuhay
  1. Wow….this is one amazing card! I love the thin gold edging on those beautiful clouds, what a wonderful card.

  2. I really like the gold glitter paper peaking through the edges of the clouds. It’s a really fun and pretty card. What a unique die from Mama Elephant.

  3. Sweet, sweet card. I really like the cloud die and I love the glitter behind the clouds. That caught my eye first thing.

  4. ADORABLE!! Love your blended clouds, sweet elephants and mice and your coloring. The gold glitter really makes the card POP!! Fabulous!!

  5. Love the layering of the clouds.
    The colors are great. the little
    elephants are darling.
    thanks for sharing

  6. The gold glitter edging the clouds is such a fun, unexpected, and special touch! I really like how you arranged the elephants, too.

  7. I love your design for this card. Those elephants are adorable but the thing that really caught my eye were the gold edged clouds.

  8. I Liked ME on FB. I love these little ellies. I envision them being part of a baby card they’re so sweet.

  9. Such a sweet card! The elephants are so cute and playful. The gold glitter paper and the star confetti really finish your card of nicely!

  10. Sweet card! I love the soft colors you used! Adorable elephants and mice! Fabulous cloud die… gotta have it!

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