I made this card back in May to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. She’ll be a high school freshman next week (eek!)
I LOVE Mama Elephant and particularly their character stamps. This card uses an image using the Tiny Heroes stamp and die set on a background using a die from Landscape Trio. The background was created using shades of blue Distress Inks. I then splattered water and added a little sparkle using a gold glitter pen. The heat and embossed sentiment is from the Hero Arts set, Dare to Dream.
Enjoy the weekend!
Just sharing a birthday tag I created back in April. I made it for my daughter’s very sweet friend.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Tiny Heroes (Mama Elephant); Dare to Dream (Hero Arts) Die: Die-Namics Pierced Traditional Tag STAX (MFT) Awesome (Lil Inkers) Color: Copic Markers; Prismacolor Pencils; Dandelion Hybrid (Hero Arts) Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Kuretake); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
I don’t often use my Copic Markers because I’m still not confident in my blending techniques. But I’m happy I did w/ this little supergal. Her facial tone was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I added Wink of Stella Clear to the die which was cut multiple times to add dimension.
Hope you all are enjoying the weekend!
It’s been raining (too long) where I am. But I’m not complaining. It’s the weekend and school is out! I’m finally catching up with a few cards earlier in the year.
Posting a birthday card I made back in February.
I’m going to keep this short. For this card I watercolored this cute little elephant from Mama Elephant Ella and Friends. The background is colored with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles for some dimension and shine. The hill that Ella is standing on is cut from the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio die set. I stamped small flowers from a Penny Black set for some interest rather than just plain green.
Until another time!
Hope you all are off to a great weekend!
Every year I make a card for my daughter at the start of school. It’s her last year of Middle School (yikes!) and I wanted to make her something special and meaningful. I kinda surprise her with it and hide it in her backpack the night before the first day. I “try” not to mention it to her hoping it will be a happy surprise for her.
Anyway, here is my card.
SUPPLIES Stamps: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Bring on the Sun (Technique Tuesday); KP Come Sail Away (SSS) Dies: In My Heart (Mama Elephant); Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant); Full Card Sunshine (SSS) Color: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Box (Sakura); Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (Ranger); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Patterned Paper (Martha Stewart)
I just realized I never finished this post! Goes to show how scatterbrained I can be when I’m multi-tasking.
I wanted to use some stamps and dies that have been untouched (and believe me there are many). I love Mama Elephant stamps. The images just make you smile.
I am participating in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge: Use a Stamp
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Today I am sharing you my second card I created for my new niece.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Up and Away (ME), Salutations (PS) Dies: Up and Away (ME); Landscape Trio (ME); Mini Hearts (SSS) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Dye Ink (HA), Copic Markers Other: Vellum Paper; Maggie Holmes Patterned Paper (American Crafts)
Time was ticking when I made this card and I had no inspiration until I saw Nichol’s card. I’ll be honest, I wanted to use the bunny from Mama Elephant’s Up and Away and her card was exactly what I was looking for. The layout is pretty much the same but I used the vellum as clouds rather than cardstock. Thank’s to Nichol’s inspiration I completed the card right on time and was very happy with the outcome.
My daughter’s birthday was a few weeks ago. We’ve got a teenager in the house!
I always try to make a fun card for her to include in her presents. Shaker cards were all the rage last year, that I decided to try it myself. Quite honestly, I found it more difficult to center it properly. But I managed to adhere the acetate correctly with the rest of the card!
Here it is:
SUPPLIES Stamps: Super Duo (SSS/ME), It’s Your Day (HA), Kapow (TT) Dies: Crusader Kids (SSS), Stitched Circles (SSS) Color: Prismacolor Pencils, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger), Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukinkeo), Red Royal Midtone (HA), Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Confetti Glitter (Martha Stewart)
It was super fun to make. I love this collaboration set by Simon Says Stamp and Mama Elephant. The sentiments were both from Technique Tuesday and Hero Arts. And I just love the stitched die sets from Simon Says Stamp. The stitching just adds something to the card and I love it!
Until next time!
Today’s card is featuring another Mimi image from this year’s release. For this card the very ethereal (and cute) Fairy Dust (4399J).
SUPPLIES Stamps: Fairy Dust (4399J); Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches) Dies: Landscape Trio (Mama Elephant): Stencils: Confetti (Heidi Swapp) Colo : Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko);Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose; Broken China, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (Ranger); Pearlescent Watercolor Set (Yasutomo); Koi Watercolor Pocket Field Sketch Set (Sakura); Gold Wink of Stella Pen (Zing); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)
I love so many aspects of the image: her long flowing hair, the flowers in her hair and her wings – my favorite.
I wanted to use watercolor on this Mimi. I stamped and embossed the image on Bristol paper. Her wings were the first that I wanted to color. They reminded me of a pattern you would see on a Tiffany lamp. I pressed Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Tattered Rose Distress Ink on a craft sheet and use these colors as my palette. The outside center was colored with a bronze colored pearlescent watercolor. Once I finished her wings, I colored the rest of Mimi, fussy cut her and set her aside.
For the background, I decided to add Tumbled Glass to the front of my cardbase and then added random stars using the Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil. The colors I used for the stars were Broken China and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. I then created hills using Landscape Trio from Mama Elephant.
The hills were adhered to my cardbase. I then added Mimi with dimensional foam. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from Paper Smooches Joyful Greetings and added more shine to Mimi’s want using a gold WInk of Stella Pen.
Hope you’re having a great week!