Thursday, September 20, 2018

ME STAMP HIGHLIGHT - YAPPY WOOFMUS

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant Anniversary Release Stamp Highlight! Today, the design team is highlighting the adorable Yappy Woofmas stamp set. 



To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from Yappy Woofmas and cut them out with the coordinating Yappy Woofmas Creative Cuts. I also Copic colored the string of lights hanging in the card front from Swinging Borders and fussy cut them out. I applied Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the lights, as well as the string of lights around the dog behind the door. 


I inked blended the background panel with Distress Oxides and a brick stencil and stamped the sentiment from Scripty Xmas

I die-cut the door using the Fancy Door Frame Creative Cuts. Then, I took an A2 size teal cardstock and cut the center out with a die (almost the same size as the door) from Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts. After, I dry embossed the panel with a brick embossing folder and adhered the door to the center with tape. To make the scene look like it's snowing, I splattered the front panel with diluted white paint.


To finish, I foam mounted the front panel to the background panel and adhered the colored images as shown. 


Thank you for visiting me today! 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 Yappy Woofmas.

MFT SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY PROJECT


This month's challenge is Birthday Surprise!

Slide, spin, and wobble your way to birthday card perfection with this month’s challenge. Add an interactive element to surprise your recipient with an unexpected twist on a traditional look. Check out what our team has done and then, get busy creating your own interactive masterpiece!

For my card today, I made a fun hidden slider card. It features the adorable BB Happy Hippos and the Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics.


To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from BB Happy Hippos and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I inked the background panel using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide with the Cloud Stencil. On the panel, I used the Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics and made the mechanism that allows the hippo with the balloons to move up and down. For a detailed explanation on how the die works and the steps to build the mechanism, you can watch the Youtube video by Karolyn HERE.

In front of the background panel, I foam mounted the cloud panel that I die-cut using one of the dies from Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namic. 

Then, I adhered two grass panels that I die-cut using Gumdrop Green Card Stock and Grassy Hill Die-namics. 

To finish, I stamped the sentiment from BB Happy Hippos and adhered the colored images as shown. 


I hope you'll play along with us for a chance to win a $50 MFT gift voucher. I'm looking forward to seeing all the fun interactive cards. For more information, visit the Card Challenges Blog!



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ME STAMP HIGHTLIGHT: OH KITTY TREE/ TRIM THE TREE

Hello and welcome to the Mama Elephant Anniversary Release Stamp Highlight! Today, the design team is highlighting the Oh Kitty Tree and Trim the Tree stamp sets.



My first card features the cutest stamp set, Oh Kitty Tree. It's a perfect set for having fun with different coloring mediums. For today, I stamped the stacked kitties on kraft cardstock and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. After, I cut them out with Oh Kitty Tree - Creative Cuts. It's hard to tell from the photos, but I added Wink Of Stella and Glossy Accents to the ornaments for shine and dimension.


The front panel was die-cut with Galactic Cover - Creative Cuts. I added diamond dust (finely ground glass) onto the little die-cut stars for sparkle. 


To finish, I foam mounted the stacked kitties and the sentiment (from Oh Kitty Tree) that was heat embossed in white.


For my second card, I used the Trim the Tree stamp set along with the little dog from Yappy Woofmas. I Copic colored the stamped images of the dog, cat in the box with the mouse, and the two birds and cut them out with Yappy Woofmas and Trim The Tree Creative Cuts


For the front panel, I trimmed Smooth Bristol cardstock to A2 size and ink blended with Crack Pistachio Distress Oxide. After, I added splatters of water for texture. Once everything dried, I stamped the string along with the ornaments from Trim the Tree and colored them with Copics. Once again, I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the ornaments for shine and dimension. 


To finish, I foam mounted the images I colored earlier. 

Thank you for visiting me today. 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 Oh Kitty Tree and Trim the Tree.




MFT WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE 403


This week's sketch challenge #403:


My project inspired by the sketch:


Can you see the sketch on my card? I turned the sketch vertically to create my scene. 

To begin, I Copic colored a few of the images from the BB Fall Friends and Pure Innocence Sending Blessings stamp sets and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I used a white gel pen to add texture to the little girl's jacket,


For the front panel, I used Washi tape to cover the outer edges and ink blended the center with Distress Oxides. I heat embossed the sentiment from BB Fall Friends in gold.


To finish, I adhered the colored leaves (to fit the sketch) and foam mounted the girl and the chipmunk to the front panel. 


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

Thank you for visiting me today! Happy stamping!!
Hugs, Amy

Saturday, September 15, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT ANNIVERSARY STAMPEDE - DAY 1


Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant's #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede with our wonderful crafty friends and designers! The wait is finally over! The release is now live and available for purchase in the shop!

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To celebrate with you, we have this amazing sale, promotion, and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!


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Today, I'm sharing two scene cards that feature the new and adorable Little Agenda Trains stamp set. This set is an awesome addition to the Little Agenda sets because it allows the Little Agenda friends to go places on the little trains. So cute and fun!!

For the first card, I also included the cutest elves from the new Little Elf Agenda stamp set along with the new Scripty Xmas stamp set for the sentiment. 


To begin, I Copic colored the images from the Little Agenda Trains and Little Elf Agenda and cut them out with the Little Agenda Trains Creative Cuts and Little Elf Agenda Creative Cuts. I put them aside to use later.

I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and ink blended it with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide. Once the inks dried, I white heat embossed the sentiment "Merry Christmas" from the new Scripty Xmas stamp set. After, I spritzed it with water and added splatters of diluted white paint to give it a snowy background.


On top of the background panel, I adhered the mountain panel I die-cut using the Snow Capped Mountains Creative Cuts. I added some color to the mountains using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide.


I foam mounted a snowy hill panel on top of the mountain panel that I die-cut using the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts. Before mounting it, I inked blended it with Cracked Pistachio to give it some color and stamped the train track from the Little Agenda Trains.


To finish, I adhered the elves behind the snowy hill and foam mounted the images with the train to the train track for added dimension.  


For the second card, I used the Little Agenda Trains with two of the older stamp sets, City Sidewalks and Me and My Yeti to help build my scene.

To begin, I Copic colored the images from all three stamp sets I mention above and cut them out with Little Agenda Trains Creative CutsCity Sidewalks Creative Cuts and Me and My Yeti Creative Cuts. 


 I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  and ink blended the panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. Once the ink dried, I white heat embossed the sentiment "Merry Christmas" from Scripty Xmas. To add texture to the sky, I spritzed it with water. 


On top of the background panel, I added two hill panels that were die-cut with On the Hills Creative Cuts. I lightly inked the top of the hills with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to give it some color.


To finish, I adhered the colored images to the front of the card as shown. I foam mounted the train images to give it some dimension. 

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

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!

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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!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

MFT WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE 402


This week's sketch challenge #402:


My project inspired by the sketch:


My card today features the fun and quirky Mod Birds stamp set with the sentiment from the Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set.  


I created the patterned background on an A2 sized panel with the flower and leaf images from Mod Birds. I inked the images with Distress Oxides. On top of the panel, I added a layer of trimmed vellum to fit the sketch. On top of the vellum, I added the stamped birds and leaves along (stamped with Distress Oxides too) with the sentiment as shown. Don't you just love the sassy sentiment??


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

Thank you for visiting me today! Happy stamping!!
Hugs, Amy

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

MFT AND FRIENDS / SEPTEMBER RELEASE

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


For my project today, I created a pop-up box card to feature the adorable Woodland Friends stamp set.

To begin, I Copic colored the stamped squirrel and the hedgehog from Woodland Friends and cut them out with the coordinating dies. To help build the scene, I stamped the trees from Modern Trees with Distress Oxide and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I created the hill inserts by die-cutting Gumdrop Green cardstock with a die from Stitched Basic Edges. For the grass panels, I used the same card stock and used a die from Spring Scene Builder Die-namics.

For the cloud panel in the back of the box, I used the Mini Cloud Stencil with Distress Oxide.


I used the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastel Paper Pack and Milk Chocolate Prestige Card Stock for the decorative panels on the box card. 

The sentiment was heat embossed in white on Milk Chocolate Prestige Card Stock and cut out with a die from Hearts in a Row Die-namics. That's it for today!

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!!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

MFT SEPTEMBER - JUST ADD COLOR

Hello and welcome to MFT September Just Add Color feature!


Today, I'll share a stamp guide for the adorable Woodland Friends stamp set. They were so fun to color!!


I stamped the images on Neenah 80lb with Gray Cement Hybrid Ink for no-line coloring with Copics. After I finished coloring, I darkened the nose and eyes in black and the whiskers with gray Copic Mulitiliners.

Here's the list of Copic markers I used on the images:

Fox: YR02 YR04 YR07 - lighter areas E50 W01 YR31
Hedgehog: E30, E33, E77, E44
Bunny: W000, W01, W3, W5
Squirrels: E51, E53, E35 - lighter areas E50, YR30
Flowers: YR00, YR01, YR07 Y15 -leaves YG13, YG 17
Pink Ears and Cheeks: R20, RV000


Thank you so much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team is sharing today!