Friday, November 17, 2017

Mama Elephant - Botanic Thanks

Hello, crafty friends! I'm here today with Mama Elephant highlighting the beautiful Botanic Thanks stamp set. 


I stamped the large cluster of florals with the word "thanks" in the middle from Botanic Thanks with VersaMark Ink on watercolor paper. I embossed it with black embossing powder. This gave me a  dark outline with a bit of texture and dimension. 


I watercolored the flowers and added splatters with Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors. I used White Gelly Roll pen to add dots to the leaves. I kept the word "thanks" as is so that it can stand out against the colored flowers.


I really enjoyed making this card, I find water-coloring to be so relaxing and fun!

Visit Mama Elephant blog to see more inspirations by the Design Team using Botanic Thanks

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Amy

Thursday, November 16, 2017

MFT Creative Construction With Blueprints



Hello there! Welcome to Creative Constructions with Blueprints Challenge. This month we are looking at holiday tags featuring Blueprints. Perfect challenge to help you stock up on some handmade tags for the gift-giving season.

I chose to create my tags with Tag Builder Blueprints 6.





I stamped the adorable images from Dashing Deer stamp set with Hybrid Black Licorice Ink on a Blending Card and colored them with Copic markers. I used white Gel Pen to add details. I cut them out with the Dashing Deer Die-namics.

 I die-cut all the elements to build the shaker tags using Tag Builder Blueprints 6. I inked the background panels, and the skinny tags with Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry. Using the same inks I stamped the sentiments from Dashing Deer as shown.

I adhered the images to the inked background panels, added the gorgeous and sparkly Diamond Dust and mounted the acetate window circle frame with two layers of foam adhesive. 


That's it for today. Don't forget to head on over to HERE to see what the rest of the team have created and for the details of this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hugs, Amy

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mama Elephant - November 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 two cards to share with you featuring the Scripty Notes stamp set. This set has eight charming script sentiments that are great for love themed, like Anniversary and Valentine's day cards.


To begin, I arranged the sentiments on a Misti Stamping Tool on the front panel. I stamped the two trimmed cardstocks with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, I stamped pink hearts from Pandamonium and red hearts from Honey Bunny with Distress Oxide Inks. I drew in the white hearts with a Gelly Roll pen. 

I stamped the adorable pigs from the new Lovely Piggies stamp set and colored them with Copic markers. I cut them with the coordinating Creative Cuts.

I wanted the little pigs peeking out of hearts, so I used the heart die from Favor Bag Creative Cuts and die-cut both sentiment panels. I think the hearts can go anywhere, but I chose to keep them towards the bottom to highlight the sentiments.




For the first card, I added small die-cut red hearts that I made using the heart 
die from the Lovely Piggies Creative Cuts, and adhered it with foam tape for dimension.

I adhered red cardstock behind the open die-cut heart and adhered the male pig. Lastly, I mounted the panel on an A2 sized card base.



For the second card, I added dimensional foam tape behind the sentiment panel and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. I stamped the small trio of hearts from the Lovely Piggies stamp set and colored it with Copic markers. To finish, I applied Stickles-Star Dust to the hearts and to the bow on the pig. I adhered the pig with dimensional tape. 


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 amazing designers!

Anna Kossakovskaya
Amy Yang
Vera Rhuhay
Melania Deasy
Nichol Spohr
Laura Bassen








MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #359


Hello there! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another fun MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Here's my take on the sketch. 



I stamped the adorable penguin from Polar Pals and the gift box from BB Happy Pawlidays with Hybrid Black Licorice Ink on a Blending Card and colored them with Copic markers. I used a white Gel Pen to add details. I used Polar Pals Die-namics and BB Happy Pawlidays Die-namics to cut out the images. I stamped the sentiment from Polar Pals with Versamark Ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder and used sentiment banner from Blueprints-27 to cut it out.

To create the card front, I used the Snowfall Stencil and applied Ranger texture paste that I mixed with glitter on trimmed Sno-cone cardstock. Once dried, I mounted the Stitched Rounded Square Frames (with acetate) using two layers of dimensional foam tape to the front panel. For the shaker component, I used Diamond Dust.


I hope you'll play along. Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could win a $50 MFT gift vocher as the random winner of the challenge!

Monday, November 13, 2017

MFT November Release Replay

Hello and welcome to My Favorite Things Release Replay. This is a chance for the team to take a fresh look at the November Release and create more inspiring projects for you. 

For today, I made a shadow box card featuring the Deer Love Di-namics. 




For the background, I inked Bristol paper with Distress Oxides. To add more interest, I stamped the trees using the Modern Trees stamp set and added splatters of diluted Copic Opaque White to give it a snowy look.

After creating the accordion shadow box card, I added die-cut snow drifts I made using Stitched Snow Drifts Di-namics. I added die-cut birch trees I made using Birch Trees Di-namics. Then, I added the die-cut deer I made using Deer Love  Di-namics.

The sentiment is from Friends In The Forest stamp set. It's was stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Electric Red Card Stock.

Visit today's Release Replay post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration
from the Creative Team using products from the November release!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Hugs, Amy

Friday, November 10, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Holiday Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends! I have a fun holiday shaker card to share using Pretty Pink Posh products. It features the Winter Woodland stamp set from the latest release. This set is filled with the cutest animals! Let's take a look!




Pretty Pink Posh Products used:
Winter Woodland  for the images
Winter Woodland Dies to cut out the images
Stitched Notes Dies for the shaker window frame
Scallop Borders for the snowy bank


I colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I inked background panel with Distress Oxides. I splattered Copic white ink (diluted with water) to create snow. I stamped the sentiment on heat resistant acetate with VersaMark ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder. I adhered the frame with two layers of dimensional tape. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Amy

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Purple Onion Designs - New Collection


Hello and welcome! I'm so excited to announce there's a new "T'was The Night Before Christmas" collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula at Purple Onion Designs. This collection is full of adorable and heartwarming images that you're going to fall in love with.

There are 22 stamps in the collection and two additional sentiment sets (Essential Holiday Greetings Sentiment Set & Essential Happy Sentiment Set).

For a limited time, the entire "T'was The Night Before Christmas" collection will be available for $95.00. This is almost a 30% discount.  The offer runs until November 19th. HERE is a link to purchase the full collection. 



Let me start off by saying, the beautiful collection graphic you saw above is similar to the first card I'm sharing today. I made my card before seeing the graphics. Thank goodness, my colors are different, lol!





For this card is used:

I stamped the images with MFT Hybrid Black Ink on Bristol cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I masked the trees and the house with Molotow Masking Pen and inked the background with Distress Oxides. After I removed the masking, I colored all the images with Copic markers. To finish, I added Star Dust Stickles for shine around the trees and the house.





For this card I used: 

I stamped the fireplace and the rug on trimmed Bristol card stock. I coved it with cut out masking paper and inked the front panel as shown. I colored the images with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment on a trimmed Copic colored background with Versmark Ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Lastly, I adhered some of the images with double sided tape and some with dimensions tape. 

Make sure to visit Purple Onion Designs blog to see wonderful inspirations from the Design Team using the T'was The Night Before Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by and happy card making!
Hugs, Amy

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #358



Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a card I made for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #358. It's a fun and easy sketch, I hope you'll play along!




I stamped the images with Hybrid Black Licorice Ink on a Blending Card and colored them with Copic markers. I used a white Gel Pen to add details. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I mounted the images and the sentiment with dimensional foam tape.

My Favorite Things supplies:
Happy Pawlidays - for the images
Happy Pawlidays Die-namics - to diecut the images
Lip Balm Window Frame- for the sentiment 
Sweet Tooth Card Stock - for card base and Chain Circle


 All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy cardmaking!
Hugs, Amy

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MFT November 2017 Product Launch

Hello and welcome to My Favorite Things November Release. All the new and amazing products are now available to purchase here in the MFT Store!  




For today's project, I made a fun pop-up floating floor Holiday card using two new stamp sets that work really well together. It features the adorable You Make My Heart Melt and You Make My Heart Spin stamp sets. In both sets, you'll find ice-skating critters, scene building images, and sweet sentiments. 


To begin, I stamped the images with Hybrid Black Licorice Ink on a Blending Card and colored them with Copic markers. I cut them out with You Make My Heart Melt and You Make My Heart Spin's coordinating Die-namics. I also used a white Gel Pen to add details. 

I used an A2 sized Bristol cardstock as a card base. I stamped the snowflakes from You Make My Heart Melt in the front and inside of the card with Versamark Ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I inked the sky with Pink Lemonade, Cotton Candy, and Ripe Rasberry Premium Dye Inks. I splattered watered down Copic white ink to add more snow details to the card.

The snowy hills on the front and inside of the card were created by die-cutting Sweet Tooth cardstock with Hit The Slopes Die-namics


I wanted to create a scene with these adorable critters ice-skating together, so I made a floating floor and inked it with Berrylicious and Sno-Cone Premium Dye Inks

To finish, I adhered all the elements. Don't the images from the two stamp sets look so cute together? 

Be sure to comment on all participating design team members' blogs for a chance
to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers, leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, November 9.


Thanks for stopping by during the countdown, and happy shopping!

Monday, November 6, 2017

MFT November Release Countdown - Day 1

Hello and welcome!
It's the final day of My Favorite Things November Release Countdown! All new products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, November 7th at 9PM EDT in the MFT store!

My card today features the beautiful Layered Snowflakes Die-namics and Deer Love Die-namics

To begin, I die-cut Sweet Tooth Card Stock with the stitched panel from Blueprints 28 Die-namics for the frame, and trimmed off the flap. Then, I die-cut Translucent Vellum with Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics for the snowy hills. Next, I die-cut the snowflakes using Sweet Tooth, Sno Cone Card Stock and light blue vellum paper. I layered the snowflakes with Mono Mult Liquid Glue. I added the Diamond Dust to the top of the snowflakes, deer and the snowy hill for beautiful sparkle. 


I adhered the hills and mounted the frame with dimensional tape to an A2 sized panel I made using the Tickled Pink Card Stock. Then, I adhered the snowflakes and the deer with Mono Mult Liquid Glue  I added white dots for snow detail with a White Gel Pen. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with white White Embossing Powder on Sno Cone Card Stock .


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the new items being revealed today and inspirations from the Creative Team. Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog countdown posts for your chance to win one of the five $75.oo gift vouchers.

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Pretty Pink Posh: Giving Thanks


Hello, everyone! I made this card for Day 1 of our Thanksgiving Theme Week at Pretty Pink Posh. Today, I'm sharing a die-cut inlay card that features the Stitched Foliage Dies.


To begin, I trimmed Bristol paper to an A2 sized panel. Using the Stitched Foliage Dies, I die-cut the panel as shown. I inked the cut out leaves using a blending tool and Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Festive Berries, Barn Door and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. I inked the panel with Antique Linen, and added splatters of Distress Inks (mixed with water) with the colors that I used on the leaves.


I stamped the sentiment "Giving Thanks" from the Giving Thanks stamp set with VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink. Afterwards, I adhered the panel to a top folding card base and glued on the inked leaves. Then, I sprayed the panel with a gold shimmer mist to add shine and texture. I added few sequins from 4mm Autumn Harvest to finish the card.


Die-cut inlay cards are great for adding a lot of interest without dimension. This fairly flat card will only need one postage stamp for easy mailing. Thanks for stopping by!