Sunday, October 21, 2018

MFT - SWEET HOLIDAY PENGUINS BY STACEY YACULA

Hello friends! I'm so excited to share that MFT will now be carrying a new line of stamps illustrated by Stacey Yacula. I'm a huge fan of Stacey's work, her illustrations are always sweet, so endearing and fun to color.

Today, my card features the new Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set illustrated by Stacey Yacula. It will be available for purchase along with the new Card Kit - Festive Flamingos on October, 23 10AM EDT. 


To begin, I Copic colored the adorable penguins from the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set and the trees from the BB Beast Friends and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I added fur like the texture on the penguins using a thin white gel pen.


The front panel was ink blended with Distress Oxides. I added tiny dots to create snow with a white gel pen.



The snowy hills were die-cut with the Snow Drifts Die-namics. I lightly ink blended the front hill panel with Distress Oxide and stamped the sentiment from Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set with the Electric Red Premium Dye Ink.


To finish, I foam mounted the hill panels and added the images as shown.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I'll see you again tomorrow for my second project using the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set.

Visit the MFT Blog for more information on the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set and the Festive Flamingos Card Kit.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

PURPLE ONION DESIGNS - NEW MISTLETOE FARM COLLECTION

Hello crafty friends, I have exciting news to share with you! The 2018 winter release Mistletoe Farm illustrated by Stacey Yacula is now available for purchase at the Purple Onion Designs shop. The super cute collection is filled with farm animals and scene building rubberstamps. I just love them so much!

The complete Mistletoe Farm collection will be offered at a discounted price for a
limited time.  The complete collection consists of 26 stamps and will be
$107.00 until Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  This is a 
savings of 30%. Click HERE to shop.


To celebrate the awesome release, I'm sharing two-holiday scene cards today. For both cards, I colored the images with Copic markers. The front panel for the first card was ink blended with Distress Oxides. For the second card, I used all Copic markers. I added splatters of white paint using Copic Opaque white. The sentiments were heat embossed in white.


In the first card features the oh so adorable O Tannenbaum Christmas Tree In CratePepper Winter Bunny With Gift, and Mabel Winter Cardinal With Gifts. The sentiment is from Essential Holiday Greetings Set.







The second card features so many cute images together,  the Barn Door, the Feather Birdie (Winter Chicks), the Hay Bale, the Bessie (Winter Calf), the Henrietta (Winter Hen), and lastly the Buttons (Winter Kitten).  The sentiment is once again from Essential Holiday Greetings Set.






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

Make sure to head on over to Purpleoniondesigns shop to check out the rest of the collection!

Friday, October 19, 2018

ME STAMP HIGHLIGHT: Let's Go Caroling

Hello and welcome back to the Mama Elephant October Release Stamp Highlight! Today, the design team is highlighting the adorable Let's Go Caroling stamp set illustrated by Luli Bunny.  

I made a fun Christmas scene card using most of the images from the Let's Go Caroling stamp set. 


 To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from the Let's Go Caroling stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating Lets Go Caroling Creative Cuts.


I ink blended the A2 sized front panel using Distress Oxides. Then, I added splatters of water and white Copic Opaque white. Once everything dried, I heat embossed the sentiment from Let's Go Caroling stamp set in silver and stamped some musical notes as shown. 


The snowy hill panel in the front was die-cut with a die from the On The Hills Creative Cuts.


To finish, I added the colored images with double-sided tape or foam tape to the card front. 


Thank you for visiting me today! 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 Let's Go Caroling stamp sets.

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!!