Friday, June 22, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT - GARDEN FRAME

Hello, and welcome to Mama Elephants's second Stamp Highlight. Today, the design team is highlighting the Garden Frame stamp set. The set includes a beautiful floral frame with large clusters of flowers and some whimsical fonts for fast and easy card making.


To begin making this card, I Copic colored the stamped image of the floral frame from Garden Frame and cut it out with the Garden Frame Creative Cuts.


To create the front panel, I used two different sized washi tapes (alternating between the two sizes) to cover a trimmed white paper. I removed the wider washi tape one strip at a time and inked it with Distress Inks. After, I removed all the washi tapes on the panel for a diagonal striped pattern.


To add stitched detailing to the front panel, I die-cut paper with the second largest rectangle die from Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts. I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment to the center of the card and mounted the frame around it. Then, I stamped the smaller sentiment on the leftover piece of paper that was inked and trimmed it out. After, I mounted it to the card front as well. To finish, I added few sparkling crystals.


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll visit me again on Monday, June 25th for another Stamp Highlight. Visit the Mama Elephant blog for more inspiration from the design team using the Garden Frame stamp set.


Happy cardmaking!!



Thursday, June 21, 2018

MFT - BEARY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hello and welcome to the MFT - June Birthday Project. This month it's all about the Beary Happy Birthday. We can bearly wait to see what you create in response to this month’s challenge! From itty bitty cubs to burly brown bears, you’re sure to find the perfect den for them on your next birthday look. Why not join us and add a birthday bear to your next card?




MFT  products used ( clickable links under supplies):

BB Beary Special Birthday: for the image that I Copic colored. I added fur like texture with colored pencils and a white gel pen.
Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink: for stamping the image. For a lighter stamp image, I stamped on scrap paper first. 
Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax: to make the front panel
Basic shapes - Circle Stencil: to make the bokeh effect on the front panel with Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink
Big Birthday Sentiment: heat embossed the sentiment in white

Thank you so much for stopping by. Visit the MFT Card Challenges blog for complete details on The Birthday Project challenge and inspiration from the participating design team members.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT - GOOD READS

Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant June Release Stamp Highlight. The design team is highlighting Good Reads stamp set today. This set is a companion set to the Book Worm stamp set filled with book-related sentiments in a handwritten, type and block styles.

For today, I made eight bookmarks using the Good ReadsBook WormBook Worm - Creative Cuts and Bookmark It - Creative Cuts. I had so much fun making them!


To begin making the bookmarks, I Copic colored the stamped images from the Book Worm stamp set and cut them out with the Book Worm - Creative Cuts. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to some of the images.


I die-cut smooth Bristol paper with a die from the Bookmark It - Creative Cuts to make the bookmarks. I ink blended them with various Distress Inks as shown. After, I spritzed water with a sprayer to add some texture.  


Once the bookmarks were dried, I stamped the sentiments (and hearts on few of them) from  Good Reads.  After, I adhered the images as shown on the bookmarks.


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll visit me again on Friday for another Stamp Highlight. Visit the Mama Elephant blog for more inspiration from the design team using the Good Reads stamp set.

Happy cardmaking!!

MFT - WSC 390

Hello! Today, I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things new Wednesday Sketch Challenge 390! It's another fun sketch; I hope you'll play along with us!

Sketch 390:

My card inspired by the Sketch:





MFT  products used (clickable links under supplies):

Wild Woodland - for the images (colored with Copic markers
Wild Woodland Die-namics - to cut out the images
Chocolate Hybrid Ink - to stamp the images
Mini Cloud Stencil - for the clouds in the background panel
Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Square - to make the front windows for the front panel and the die-cut frames (adhered four layers each) inside the two windows. 
Blueprints 31 Die-namics - I used the sentiment die and stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Hybrid Ink on Heavy Weight Kraft cardstock.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Visit the MFT Card Challenges blog for complete details on the  Wednesday Sketch Challenge 390 and for more inspiration from the participating design team members.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh - School Friends

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a project I made using Pretty Pink Posh products and it features the adorable School Friends stamp set. This card is perfect for a teacher or a friend!





Pretty Pink Posh products used:
School Friends - for the images and sentiment
School Friends Dies -  to cut out the images
scallop Frames -  to frame the chalkboard

I Copic colored the stamped images. The sentiment and the images on the faux chalkboard with heat embossed in white. The floor was ink blended with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The thin stripe of paper I added to create a separation between the floor and the wall was ink blended with Iced Spruce.

Thank you so much for visiting me today.
Happy cardmaking!!
Hugs,  Amy


Monday, June 18, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT - BOOK WORM

Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight! Today, the design team will be showcasing the super cute Book Worm stamp set. 


To begin making this card, I Copic colored the stamped images and cut them out with the Book Worm Creative Cuts. I used a white gel pen to add highlights here and there.


To create the front panel, I ink blended trimmed Bristol paper with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistacios Distress Inks. To make the frame panel, I die-cut white cardstock with a frame die from Pegworks Creative-Cuts. The speech bubble was die-cut with black cardstock using a die from Bookmark It Creative-Cuts. The sentiment is from Good Reads stamp set and was white heat embossed onto the speech bubble. 


To finish, I foam mounted the frame with two layers onto the front panel. Then, I foam mounted the speech bubble and the images to the inside of the frame. 


Thank you so much for visiting me today! I hope I'll see you again on Wednesday as we showcase the Good Reads set for Stamp Highlight.

Visit Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration from the design team using the Book Worm.

Friday, June 15, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT JUNE RELEASE STAMPEDE



Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

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




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I have a fun pop-up box card to share with you today featuring the new Book Worm and the Good Reads stamp sets with the 3D Pop-up Card - Creative Cuts.


To begin, I Copic colored the adorable images from Book Worm and cut them out the coordinating Book Worm - Creative Cuts.


To make the box card and all the panels, I used the 3D Pop-up Card - Creative Cuts. I die-cut the main box panels and the panels that were inserted in the box with Neenah 110 paper.


For the panels on the flaps (inside of the box), I die-cut black cardstock that was white heat embossed with sentiments and a few images from Book Worm and Good Reads. I die-cut striped patterned cardstock to create panels that decorated the outside of the box.


To finish, I adhered the tabs on the sides to make the main box. Then, I glued on all the die-cut panels and images to the box card as shown. Folded, this card fits perfectly in an A2 sized envelope.




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!

Special Guest Designer: Keeway Tsao and Thi Lam
Nichol Spohr | Amy Yang | Pamela Ho
Vera Rhuhay | Laura Bassen