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MAMA ELEPHANT Oh Puppy Tree | Stamp Highlight

September 24, 2019

Today I am sharing another card I made with yet another adorable stamp set from Mama Elephant! Last year they brought you Oh Kitty Tree…and although I found it to be stinkin’ cute as can be, I’m more a dog person. Well, I heard the dog people asked and Mama Elephant delivered! This puppy tree is so cute, I can’t stand it!

So, as you all can see, there is a lot of coloring involved here. If you saw us on the Mama Elephant Instagram Live party, you will know that I don’t like to take too much time to finish a card. I want to be as practically as any handmade project can be. Practically for me is to keep it under 2 hours – start to finish. So with all this coloring, I like to pair it with some die cutting to add impact and depth – versus my usual ink blended background. I love ink blended backgrounds, but they do take a lot of time to make, dry and set. So this is a tip from me – you know all those cover dies that seem expensive? They are worth it because they cut your time and add so much impact!

Moving on! First I colored (and colored) my puppy tree with Arteza markers. (Another tip here – watercolor markers like Arteza and Zigs are faster for me. I can use one color and a water brush to get the gradients and shadows. Blending is quick too. Copics and alcohol marker blending, though beautiful, takes longer!) I die cut the entire thing and set it aside to work on my quick background.

For the background, I took out the Galactic Cover – CC from last year’s September release and die cut it out of a baby blue colored card stock. When I glued this onto my card base, the white from my card base makes it look like snow fall!

Lastly, I heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder onto a piece of lime green card stock. I adhered the sentiment strip and the Oh Puppy Tree image onto my card with foam tape and my card is finish! Look how cute and oh so easy!

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