Thursday, October 18, 2018

ME STAMP HIGHLIGHT: HOLIDAY MESSAGES

Hello and welcome back to the Mama Elephant October Release Stamp Highlight! Today, the design team is highlighting the Holiday Messages stamp set. This awesome set is filled with many small classic type sentiments.

I have two projects to share with you today. I took the Holiday Messages stamp set and created patterned backgrounds for my cards. Let's take a look! 


To begin, I lined up the sentiments on the Misti stamping tool so that they can be closer together. Then, I stamped the front panel with a light gray ink for a softer look and die-cut the panel with the All Prettied Up Creative Cuts


The A2 sized background panel was ink blended with Distress Oxides, leaving some white area for the snowy hill. I added splatters of water and white dots with a gel pen as shown. 


I Copic colored the adorable images from Cool Penguins with gray ink for no-line coloring. Then, I added details with a white gel pen. 


To finish, I foam mounted the front panel to the background panel and foam mounted the penguins to the circle opening.


For the second project, I used the lined up sentiment again but this time I heat embossed it in white. Then, I ink blended the panel with Distress Oxides. I die-cut the center using the circle die from All Prettied Up Creative Cuts


For the background panel, I only ink blended where the opening would be with Distress Oxides. Once again, I added splatters of water and added white dots with a white gel pen.


I Copic colored the adorable dog and the present from Yappy Woofmas and the cute little birds from Trim the Tree and cut them out with the coordinating Trim the Tree Creative Cuts and Yappy Woofmas Creative Cuts.


To finish, I foam mounted the front panel to the background panel and foam mounted the images to the circle opening.

Thank you for visiting me today! I hope you enjoyed my projects.
Happy stamping!
Hugs, Amy

Visit the Mama Elephant blog to check out what the rest of the talented design team has come up with using the Holiday Messages stamp sets.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ME STAMP HIGHLIGHT: BRIGHT LIGHTS

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant October Release Stamp Highlight! Today, the design team is highlighting the Bright Lights stamp set.

I used the string of lights from Bright Lights stamp set to make a CAS (clean and simple) card today.


 To begin, I die-cut white cardstock with the largest die from the Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts.


I stamped the Christmas light wires first and then stamped the light bulbs using various dye inks. After, I stamped the sentiment that's included in the stamp set. I colored the word "Bright" with Copic markers to match the light bulbs.


To add sparkle and some dimension to the light bulbs, I applied a layer of Wink of Stella and Glossy Accent.


That's it for today! :)

Thank you for visiting me! I hope you enjoyed my project.
Happy stamping!
Hugs, Amy

Visit the Mama Elephant blog to check out what the rest of the talented design team has come up with using the Bright Lights stamp sets.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ME STAMP HIGHLIGHT: HOLIDAY BITTIES

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant October Release Stamp Highlight! Today, the design team is highlighting the really cute  Holiday Bitties stamp set.


To begin, I used the images from the Holiday Bitties stamp set to make a bunch of fun sweaters. After, I colored them with Copic markers and added details with a white gel pen. Please note, I white heat embossed "Peace and Love" sentiment and the snowflake decorations on two of the sweaters.


For the front panel, I stamped the snowflakes with a light blue ink and then I foam mounted it to a trimmed red panel.


The "Oh Joy" sentiment was die-cut with the Oh Joy Halo Script Creative Cuts and foam mounted to the front panel along with the sweaters.


That's it for today! :)

Thank you for visiting me! I hope you enjoyed my project.
Happy stamping!
Hugs, Amy

Visit the Mama Elephant blog to check out what the rest of the talented design team has come up with using the Holiday Bitties stamp sets.



MFT AND FRIENDS/ OCTOBER RELEASE

Hello there! I'm back with My Favorite Things monthly feature called MFT & Friends, where the design team is joined by special guests with projects showcasing the awesome October release.


Today I'm sharing a scene card using the super cute BB Secret Santa stamp set.


To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from the BB Secret Santa stamp set and cut them out with coordinating dies.


For the front panel, I used the Small Brick Wall stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Oxides to create the wall. I used Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide for the floor. 


I stamped the sentiment from the BB Secret Santa stamp set with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink.


To finish, I adhered the images to the card front using double sided tape or foam tape.

Visit the MFT blog to see more inspiration from the design team and the talented designers joining us this month. Thank you so much for visiting me today! Have a wonderful day!!


Monday, October 15, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT OCTOBER RELEASE STAMPEDE



Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

www.mamaelephant.com

My shaker card today features the new and beautifully hand-lettered Happy New Year Wishes stamp set along with the adorable Little Snowman Agenda stamp set.


To begin, I Copic colored the snowmen from the Little Snowman Agenda stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Little Snowman Agenda Creative Cuts.


I ink blended the background panel with Distress Oxides and added splatters of water and Copic Opaque White.

To create the front window, I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Happy New Year Wishes stamp set on heat resistant acetate. I adhered the window to a die-cut frame that I made using a frame die from the Pegworks Creative Cuts. I added two layers of foam tape to the frame and mounted it to the background panel with the shaker elements inside.


To create the snow hill panel in the front, I used one of the dies from the Borderlines Trio Creative Cuts.

To finish, I adhered the snowmen to the front window as shown.


 Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project.
Happy stamping! 


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!

Keeway Tsao | Laura Bassen | Nichol Spohr |Thi Lam | Amy Yang | Vera Rhuhay

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MFT WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE 406


This week's sketch challenge #406:

My card inspired by the sketch:


Ok, I might have deviated a little too much from the sketch by adding an extra row of squares, but I really like the way this project turned out. ;) I thought it would be a fun interactive card to give to a little child.


The images I used on this card are from the Sassy Santa stamp set. I masked the Copic colored images on the panel to create the snowy hill and the sky using the Drifts & Hills stencil and Distress Oxides. The "Ho Ho Ho" sentiment is from the Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings and I heat embossed them in white. The "Celebrate the Season with Glee" sentiment is from the Sassy Santa stamp set. Lastly, I die-cut the panel using the Puzzle Cover -Up Die-namics. I thicken the puzzle pieces by adhering two more layers of die-cut white cardstock to make it sturdy.


It's a fun sketch! I hope you'll play along with us. Visit the Card Challenges blog for more information on the sketch challenge and for inspiration from the participating design team members.

Thank you for visiting me today! Happy stamping!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

MFT OCTOBER PRODUCT RELEASE DAY

Hi there! The amazing MFT October release is now available for purchase HERE!

I have one more project to share with you using the new release, and it features the Santa & Friends stamp set and Ho Ho Ho Die-namics.


To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from Santa & Friends stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die.


For the front panel, I used the Drifts & Hills stencils with Distress Oxides to create the snowy hill and the sky.

The "Ho Ho Ho" sentiment was die-cut with the Ho Ho Ho Die-namics. I ink blended the bottoms with Distress Oxides to give it some color. After I adhered it to the front panel as shown.


The "Joy From Me to You" sentiment is from the Sassy Santa stamp set and was foam mounted to the card front.


To finish, I foam mounted the colored Santa Claus and his reindeer to the card front and added white dots with a gelly pen to create snow. I hope you enjoyed my project! :) 

September Release Countdown in Review:

Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see the amazing projects made by the design team using the new release! And don't forget to leave a comment on each members' blog for a chance to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers! 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day and happy stamping!!