Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mama Elephant: Summer Release Stampede

Hello, hello! Welcome to a very special Summer Release Stampede! We are thrilled to bring you this splashin' release of 6 new stamp sets and 7 Creative Cuts dies!



The new release is live and available purchase at our store www.mamaelephant.com as well as at many of our retail partners around the world!

For 2 days only, a brand new straight slider set with any purchase over $60 is yours!


Today, I'm sharing a diorama/box card featuring the new Mermaid Kisses stamp set and the coordinating creative cuts.  The set contains three beautiful mermaids, lots of lovable sea critters and great scene building images, perfect for creating magical and dreamy underwater scenes.


All the images were stamped on smooth white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. They were then cut with coordinating dies. I added details on the mermaids with Sakura Gelly Roll pens.



Just in case you're interested in making this project, I've included the card making process below.


  1. Trim two smooth Bristol cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5". This will be the front and the back of the box. Score lines at 1 2/8 and 7 2/8. Die cut one of the cardstocks in the center with the largest frame die from Peek A Frame creative cuts. This is to create a window for the box. Once completed, it will look like a mini fish tank. Ink blend the areas that will be visible from the front using Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, and Peacock Feathers. Splatter water with a paint brush. 
  2. Trim two acetates to 6"x 5". I used heat resistant acetates to heat emboss the sentiment to the front of the acetate. The second acetate is used inside the middle of the box to make the images look like they're floating/swimming.
  3. Trim Bristol cardstock to 7" x 2" and score lines at 4/8" and 6.4/8". Die cut the cardstock with the wavy border die from Landscape Trio Creative Cuts. Distress it with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.
  4. Trim 2 cardstock to 7"x 2/8". Score lines at 4/8"and 6.4/8". These two thin panels will go inside the box to hold the acetate. Ink it with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, to blend in with the box.
  5. Attach the red hair mermaid and some fish to the back panel.
  6. Adhere the acetate on top of the two thin strip panels. One on the top and the other in the bottom. Then adhere that to the back panel and add the mermaid with yellow hair, jelly fish and the green fish. 
  7. Adhere the rest of the images to the sea floor panel then attach the folded flap to the back panel. Make sure to create distance from the acetate and not pressed against the front either.
  8. Heat emboss the sentiment from the stamp set to the second acetate. Then adhere it to the back of the front panel to cover the window. 
  9. To finish, adhere the front panel to the back panel. 
Couple of other notes that might help you:
  • This card folds flat to 7.2/8" X 5"
  • It fits comfortably in an envelope that is 8.2/8" x 5.6/8" 

 I hope you enjoyed today's post.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs, Amy :)


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!

Since this is a special release, we've got to bring in some super special people to join our Design Team, right? I can't think of a more stellar line-up than this right here!

Anna Kossakovskaya
Pamela Ho
Laura Bassen
Nichol Spohr
Melania Deasy
Jennifer McGuire

105 comments:

  1. WOW! I love this card so much - your coloring is so beautiful - I also just love those little jellyfish!! Too much cuteness!

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  2. Your card is just spectacular!! I love the amazing background you did. And all your little critters are just so cute.

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  3. So cool! I love all the details.

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  4. I like the underwater look! Great job. :)

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  5. What a wonderful card! I really feel like the mermaids are swimming through the water.

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  6. Lots of detail Amy. Great ideas!

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  7. Simply beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Very cute card. Has so much detail!

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  9. Amazingly adorable! Love everything about it!

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  10. Beautiful...love the colors and layout

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  11. How cute! I love all the little details!

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  12. I'm in love with those little mermaids - what a cute card.

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  13. Every time I see the mermaids in a card, I love them more. So cute!!

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  14. Your card is gorgeous, thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiring us.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  15. Beautiful card! Love the dimension and color! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  16. Your scene is darling
    and love the inking,
    so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Sweet card. Love the mermaids. Thanks for sharing...

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  18. Great dimension with so many details. Fun card.

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  19. Your card is beautiful. The dimension is amazing. Wonderful job.

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  20. Really beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. Love this card! I love how the mermaids look as if they are actually floating in the water.

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  22. Such an amazing card! I don't understand quite how you constructed it but still a beautiful mermaid card.

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  23. Love this underwater mermaid scene you created.

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  24. Love underwater scenes and you knocked this one out of the park. Thanks.

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  25. Such a beautiful scene. Love those new mermaids. A fun card, Amy.

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  26. Lovely card,bright and colourful. The background is gorgeous.

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  27. Love your card with the awesome underwater scene!! The acetate is perfect for that and I'm going to save your instructions!!

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  28. Awesome coloring! Love this little underwater scene! Too cute!

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  29. You did a beautiful job creating!

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  30. Beautiful underwater scene!Love the little details!

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  31. SO clever, love this beautiful scene!

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  32. Fantastic scene.
    Everybody is happy,
    spending their days in
    the water.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love this release! It is adorable!

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  34. Everything about this card is adorable!

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  35. I love how you clusters the reefs together and then hid a seahorse in there. What a great idea!

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  36. I love your Super cute and Fun mermaid card!!!

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  37. Thanks for this one. What really pops out to me is the coloring of the frame/background. Just perfection.

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  38. This is a simply adorable set. Such cute, cute designs.

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  39. I love it. Great colors, so cute

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  40. Wow, what an amazing and adorable scene! Beautiful work!

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  41. Such a beautiful card - thanks for sharing the steps for making it!

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  42. I've reposted on Instagram (not_magda)!

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  43. I've shared on Facebook (not.amanda)

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  44. I love this card! So creative, so beautiful and so sweet. I need to get these stamp sets! They're adorable. TFS

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  45. Super cute! Like a little aquarium full of tiny mermaids and creatures!

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  46. OK - now I've seen two examples of the Mermaid Kisses stamp/die set on this blog hop, and I'm ordering it :) Adorable!!

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  47. Stunning underwater scene on your card!

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  50. for some reason, I'm so in love with that cute little crab! Beautiful card!

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  51. WOW your card is so AMAZING!!!! LOVE it and Mama Elephant:)

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  52. Another adorable underwater card. Great job.

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  53. This mermaid card is so cute 😊 💟

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  54. Awesome looking card. Very creative.

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  55. So pretty, Amy! Your beautiful background really shows off these stamps at their best! ♡

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  56. Haven't tried too many scene cards, so thanks for the great instructions and inspiration. Your design is wonderful.

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  57. Such a cute underwater scene! Love it!

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  58. Such a gorgeous card with such vivid colors! Just love it. Thanks for the ideas!

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  59. Good night! What a gorgeous scene!!! You added special touches like the dots of highlights in the mermaids' hair -- great job!!!!

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  60. Beautiful underwater scene! I love your coloring and those sweet mermaids! Fabulous coloring!

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  62. Beautiful card love the mermaids great details.

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  63. Oh wow, the colors on the background and the scene. Really beautiful card!

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  64. 1. Awww!!! The sweetness of your card!!! Really really cute!!!

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  68. Wow cute cute cute. I like your attention to detail.

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  69. Great coloring- love your card!

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  70. Background colors look fantastic!

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  71. Awesome scene and darling images.

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  72. What a fun "under the sea" card!! I know many little girls would be thrilled to get a card like this!

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  73. This release is just too cute, the amount of detail is amazing.

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  74. Wow you've done a fabulous job with this underwater scene! I love the way the water looks so real

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  75. Adorable card, those mermaids are super cute.

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  76. How Cute. Love your card. The colors you used were perfect.Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

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  77. I love this color scheme
    For under the sea. This one is really a winner. Such a pretty card!

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  78. Mermaids... what's not to love?

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  79. I love your card. Thank you for sharing how you made the card!

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  80. Adorable mermaid scene... straight from Weeki-Wachee!

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  83. Absolutely gorgeous card and coloring! The mermaid set is a must-have!

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  84. What a wonderful diorama card, love it!

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  85. Gorgeous card! These under the sea cards have been a favorite of mine lately! They are just so much fun! You did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. What adorable little tiny friends!

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  87. Oh my, the mermaids are so sweet! Your coloring is right on!

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  88. Wonderful card! Your coloring is so beautiful!

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  89. Amazing card! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. The mermaids are so sweet........

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