Monday, January 22, 2018

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight - Fly With Me

Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant's January Release Stamp Highlight. Today, we're showcasing the sweet and adorable Fly With Me stamp set along with the coordinating Creative Cuts.

To begin, I stamped the images with Gray Flannel Memento Dye Ink (to give it a softer look) and colored them with Copics. I added more shading to the images with Prismacolor Pencils.  Using the pencils allowed me to have more control over the colors. After, I cut them out with the coordinating Creative Cuts

I made a simple sky on watercolored paper using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink refill. I diluted the ink with water. I started darker on the top and added more water to the paint brush as I went down the card. While it was still wet, I carefully blotted some of the areas with paper towel to remove the color to create the clouds.  When I was done, the clouds weren't light enough so I blended in white chalk to make it whiter. The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder.

To finish, I mounted the images with foam tape. The card fits in a #10 envelope that measure 4 1/8"x 9 1/2".

For more inspiration from the Design Team using the Fly With Me stamp set visit the Mama Elephant blog.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

MFT January Card Kit Countdown Day 1

Hi there! Today we're sharing sneaks of My Favorite Things January Card Kit called Yay for You! It's a fun and versatile kit, I know you're going to love it!

I made a new baby girl card combining the kit and the LLD Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics.

I created the cloud panel using the Cloud Stencil with the Premium Cotton Candy Dye Ink. I stamped the sentiment from Yay for You stamp set (kit) with Razzle Berry Premium Dye Ink. I die-cut Cotton Candy Sparkle Cardstock with the word "YAY" die-manics (kit). The baby clothes, clothesline, bows, and the clothespins were die-cut with LLD Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics using the Smooth White cardstock,  Razzle Berry and white polka dot pink pattern paper from the Party Patterns Pack

I adhered the cut A2 panel of white polka dot pink pattern paper to a top folding card base. Then, I mounted the cloud panel on top with Foam Mounting Tape. To the cloud panel, I glued on the clothesline and the bows and mounted the rest of the elements with foam tape as shown. To finish, I glued on some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Make sure to visit MFT Blog for more details on the Yay for You January Card Kit and to see amazing inspiration using this kit from the participating team members.

Pretty Pink Posh - Happy Valentine's Day

Hello crafty friends! I'm stopping by today to share two cute Valentine's day card using Pretty Pink Posh Cupid Friends stamp set and Love Shaker Die. 

For both cards, I stamped and colored the adorable cupids from Cupid Friends with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I die-cut pink sparkle and white (3x) cardstocks with the Love Shaker Die. I adhered all four layers with glue and put it aside to dry. To create the front panel, I used the negative cut (from using the Love You Shaker Die) to add a pink heart to the center using dye ink with a blending tool. Next, I used a stencil to create the pink rays radiating from the heart. I adhered the die-cut heart and mounted the cupids with foam tape as shown. To finish, I glued on the Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix.

The second card is a smaller and simpler version of the first. I embossed the gorgeous sentiment from the stamp set with silver embossing powder. 

If you enjoy making Valentine's day cards like I do the Cupid Friends stamp set and Love Shaker Die will be a great addition to your collection!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Amy

Friday, January 19, 2018

Purple Onion Designs: With a Thankful Heart

Hi there! I'm back with a thank you card using rubberstamps illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. It features the adorable Sweetheart (owl with heart) and the beautiful Blossoming-Perch.

I stamped the owl and the blossoming perch three times and colored them with Copics. I used white gel pen to added highlights to the owl and white dots on the flower. I wanted to create a flower wreath for the owl so I cut apart the perch a shown. 

To create the inked background, I die-cut masking paper with a medium size circle die and adhered the negative on the front panal. I blended the inside of the circle with Fossilzed Amber and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides. I spritzed it with water to add some texture. 

I stamped the sentiment using Sweetest Greetings from Mama Elephant.

I mounted the flowers, perch, and the owl with foam tape to the front panel for dimension. To finish,  I drew in tiny circles (colored with Copics) and black dots around the wreath to add more interest.

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you all a wonderful and crafty weekend! 

Hugs, Amy

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Scripty Bday

Hello and welcome to the second stamp highlight for Mama Elephant's January Release. Today, we're showcasing the bouncy and fun Scripty Bday sentiment stamp set that was hand-lettered by Kryssi. 

To begin, I ink blended an A2 Bristol panel with Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. After, I spritzed it with water to add texture. Once dried, I stamped the sentiment from Scripty Bday and embossed it with silver embossing powder.

For the shaker window I die-cut white cardstock with the Grid Window Creative Cuts. I removed the four sqaures in the middle to create an opening for the sentiment as shown. I adhered trimmed acetate to the back of the window. I added the shaker element to the background panel and mounted the window panel with mounting tape. 

The adorable images inside the small squares are from the The Dog's Woof and The Cat's Meow stamp sets. I colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating The Dogs Woof Creative Cuts and The Cats Meow Creative Cuts. To finish, I adhered the images to the front of the card as shown. 

To see projects from the design team using Scripty Bday stamp set head on over to the Mama Elephant blog.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

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