Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: The Dog's Woof

Hello and welcome to the first stamp highlight for Mama Elephant's January Release. 

Today we're showcasing the adorable and much anticipated The Dog's Woof stamp set along with the coordinating Creative Cuts.

To give these dogs a softer look, I stamped them with Momento Rich Cocoa Ink and colored them with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then, I used various heart Creative Cuts from my Mama Elephant collection to die-cut trimmed acetate, making my own stencil.  I used the stencil along with Distress Inks to create the heart background on Bristol cardstock. The "Sending All My Love" sentiment is from the Occasional Labels stamp set. To finish, I mounted the dogs and the sentiment with foam tape for dimension. 

Don't you just love these dogs? For more inspiration with The Dog's Woof stamp set head on over to the Mama Elephant blog. 

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #367

Hi there! I'm back with another fun MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #368. 

For today, I made a fairly simple masculine card using the adorable BB Viking stamp set and the coordinating die.

Here's the sketch #368:

I had to get a little creative with the sketch because I really wanted to use the Viking I colored with Copics a few days earlier.  I basically turned the sketch around and used the Viking for the circle element. For the background, I used the brick stencil with Antique Linen Distress Oxide to create the wall leaving the bottom blank. I then applied Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide to create the floor for the Viking.  After, I die-cut the wall panel with the largest die from the Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax. Then, I die-cut A2 size Olive cardstock with the same die for the outside frame. To assemble, I mounted the die-cut olive frame to a top folding card base with mounting tape, then I adhered the die-cut wall panel on the inside. To finish, I mounted the Viking and the sentiment to the front of the card as shown.

Visit MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the details on the sketch challenge and for more inspiration from the participating design team members.

Thanks for visiting today!
Hugs, Amy

Monday, January 15, 2018

MFT Release Replay: You and Me

Hello and welcome to My Favorite Things January Release Replay! For today, I have a love-themed floral card combing few of the awesome newly released products.  

To begin, I stamped A2 panel of white cardstock using the BG Marble Background rubber stamp with Cement Gray Premium Dye Ink to create the front panel. Then, I die-cut vellum paper with one of the smaller die from Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax Die-namics. I stamped the sentiment " You and Me" from the 100% Loveable stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  After, I stamped the few of the flowers and leaves from Brushstroke Blooms stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. To finish,  I glued on the vellum with the sentiment (adding glue only behind the embossed letters) and the flowers and the leaves to the marble panel. To add dimension and interest, I used single or double layers of mounting tapes to adhere the flowers and the leaves. 

Visit the MFT Blog for more inspiration from the participating team members. Thanks for stopping by today! Have an awesome day!!

Mama Elephant January Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

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

Today, I'm sharing two cards featuring The Dog's Woof stamp set. How awesome is this set? I'm totally in love with it!!

For this first card, I created the patterned background using the masking technique. I stamped the dogs using Antique Linen Distress Oxide (dried it with the heat gun to prevent ink smearing) and covered it with masking tape. I then stamped again and repeated this process until the front was covered.

For the polaroid panel, I die-cut white Bristol cardstock with the Big Frame from Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts. I stamped the dogs on the inside frame and colored them with Copics. I mounted the polaroid panel with foam tape for dimension. For the sentiment, I die-cut brown cardstock using the "Hello" die three times from the On the Hills Creative Cuts. I glued the pieces together and adhered it to the front as shown.

My second card is a fun and simple outdoor scene. Once again, I stamped the dogs on white Bristol cardstock and colored it with Copics. Then, I used the cooordinating Creative Cut to cut them out. To create the cloud panel, I die-cut acetate with the Cloud Border die from the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts to make a stencil. I used the stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide with a blending tool to make the clouds. After, I stamped the sentiment from Scripty Bday stamp set with black ink.

 The grass was die-cut with a die from Grassy Trio Creative Cuts and I blended it with Mowed Lawn and Peel Paint Distress Inks. To finish, I mounted the dogs with foam tape onto the cloud panel and adhered the grass on top.

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: «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Now let's get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!

Laura Bassen
Vera Rhuhay
Pamela Ho
Amy Yang
Anna Kossakovskaya
Nichol Spohr

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Celebration Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi and welcome to Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Celebration Blog Hop Day 2! Today, I'm sharing three cards I made with the new and fabulous PPP January release products.

For the first card, I used the beautiful Pretty Petunias and Hummingbird Thanks stamp sets with the coordinating dies. The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added white dots to the flowers with a gel pen. I blended the background with Distress Inks. The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder. Lastly, I added 6mm and 4mm Droplets to the flowers.

This next card features the Birthday Friends stamp set.

For the front panel, I used the masking technique to overlap some of the images as shown. I colored them including the girl in the middle with Copics. I added accents with white gel pen. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the girl and the birthday hat she's wearing. I created the shaker window with the Scallop Oval die. I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder on the heat resistant acetate. I filled the shaker with Iridescent Star Confetti.

The last card is a fun magic color slider that features the Birthday Scene stamp set.

I trimmed white cardstock and acetate to 31/16" x 4 1/8"  I stamped the Birthday Scene on white cardstock with Copic friendly ink and colored it with Copics. I also added colorful dots to the scene to make it look more festive. Then, I stamped it again on acetate with Staz On black ink. To build the magic slider from bottom up, I adhered the colored cardstock to the center of the striped background. Then, I adhered the channels that I made with thin stripes of white cardstock on top. Next, I adhered the acetate to the channel, making sure to line it up with the colored image. On top of that, I adhered the scallop frame made with the Scallop Frames Die.  Lastly, I cut white cardstock to create a panel to go in and out of the channel to cover or reveal the colored images. I added a tab to the end that was die-cut with pink cardstock using a die from Stitched Notes (see photo).

PPP will be giving away 2 $50 gift certificates to random comments left on the different stops every day! That’s total of SIX $50 gift certificates! Comments must be left before January 15th at 11:59 PM PST. The announcment of the winners will be made next week on the PPP blog, so be sure to return there and see if you are one of the winners!

 Next up in the hop is the super talented Sandy Allnock.

Amy Yang --you're here

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #367

Hi There! I'm back with this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #367.

For today's card, I used the adorable Pure Innocence Showering You with Love stamp set. I used the paper piecing technique to give her a beautiful rainbow colored raincoat and umbrella. I colored the rest in with Copics.  For the layout of the card, I followed the sketch.  

Here's the sketch:

Visit MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the details on the sketch challenge and for more inspiration from the participating design team members.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

MFT January Product Launch...

I'm so excited to announce that all the new January Release products are available to purchase! You can find them here in the MFT Store. Don't forget to visit
all participating team members' blogs for more inspiration and leave comments
 to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers.

My card today features the Pure Innocence Blowing Kisses stamp set. 

I colored the girl with Copics and cut her out with the coordinating die. I drew in the hearts and the stripe on the bottom of her dress with a white pen. For the front panel, I stenciled in the hearts with a light hand using Tickled Pink Premium Dye Ink. I stamped the sentiment on top leaving the word love out to be completed by the die-cut "LOVE".  I mounted the word at the bottom of the panel with foam tape, using the negative cut to help me line it up. To finish, I added the girl with Foam tape as well.

For more information on the New Release and the Blog Hop, visit MFT Blog.

Thank you so much for joining me all week!
Have an amazing day and Happy Shopping!