Mama Elephant’s celebrating 6 years Anniversary Release Stampede

 
Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant’s #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede! I am so honored to participate this exciting event.  The release is live and available for purchase in the Mama Elephant shop!

I am here showcasing Mama Elephant – Cool Penguins Stamp set. Christmas is around the far corner. It is never too early to make Christmas cards. Do you agree with me?! Wink wink……… I created two cards to share with you!
< Card 1 >
 
To begin with, I stamped all images from Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes. Then I cut them with Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Coordinating Dies and set aside.
I started to prepare my background. First of all, I die cut an A2 panel using Mama Elephant Hill Cover-Creative Cuts and I ink blended each bottom of hill with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio. on the top edges of hills, I added Multi Medium Matte and poured Vintage Glass Glitter to create snow effect. I die cut a frame using Mama Elephant Madison Avenue- Creative Cuts and lightly ink blended l with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry, then I attached it onto the background with foam tapes.
I adhered all selected images using Multi Medium Matte and foam tapes to the background panel. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock using VersaMark embossing ink and poured WOW! embossing powder with heat. I hand cut the fish tail ribbon and attached it with some wavy dimension to finish.
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes used: 028 Pale Pink, 025 Pink, 041 Light Green, 052 Bright Yellow, 094 Gray Brown
< Card 2 >
It’s perfect to create a snowy day for penguins to enjoy so I decided to go for a cooler scene. I repeated my very first step from last card making. I stamped all images from Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes. Then I cut them with Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Coordinating Dies and set aside.
First, I cut the crossed stitched frame using a die from Mama Elephant Sew Fancy – Creative Cuts and ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled glass, then I attached it onto an A2 card panel using foam tapes.
I splattered Tumbled glass and water mixture by tapping a watercolor brush onto the background to create snow in the air. And I also cut the center window using a die from Mama Elephant Union Square – Creative Cuts. I created snowy hills by cutting the negative part of window using Mama Elephant Ocean Waves Trio – Creative Cuts.
I adhered  all selected images using Multi Medium Matte and foam tapes to the background panel. I realized it was kinda empty in the window, so I picked an star light string image from Mama Elephant Merry Mantle Stamp Set. In the end, I stamped the sentiment to the lower portion of the card using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes used: 028 Pale Pink, 025 Pink, 036 Light Blue, 052 Bright Yellow, 094 Gray Brown
 
To celebrate with you, here is an amazing sale and promotion and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!
 
 
From 9/15 – 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!
 
From 9/15 – 9/30
Spend $100* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set.
Spend $150* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set and ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies.
Spend $200* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set, ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies, and ‘Hilly HELLO’ dies.
 
Please read all the fine print carefully! 🙂

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!
 
 
To celebrate this mega anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!
 
» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
 
Joining on this wild ride of a stampede are lots of crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies! 
 
And that’s a wrap to the 3 day mega stampede! Make sure you checked out Day 1 and DAY 2! Thanks all for joining us! The celebration continues all month long!

Sending Salt water Kiss – MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar: Innovation Master

Good Morning,

I  was debating if I should join everyone to participate MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar: Innovation Master Contest. After pulling out all stamps I owned, I suddenly came up with this idea. I have tried  3D Tri folded card last year so it was not too hard to figure the template.

To make this card, I needed to make a few parts to assemble. I first stamp and hand cut all images from My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise Stamp set and colored with Copic Markers.

For the background, I cut an A2 panel out of piece of watercolor paper. Then I inked the upper portion using Distress oxide ink in Tumbled glass and lower portion in Gathered Twigs. I splattered Gathered Twigs with water over the lower portion as well. I die cut some clouds using My Favorite things Die-namics Puffy Clouds and place them randomly over the blue sky background. For the house, I first hand cut a simple house shape, then I also cut multiple My Favorite Things Die-namic Fringed Scallop Border. I inked them with Gathered Twigs and glued over the roof. I adhered the house and other selected images to the back panel using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes.

To make the front folding parts, I die cut two of front strips using My Favorite Things Die-namic Ocean Waves out of watercolor paper. Then I ink blended with Tim Holtz Oxide ink in Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch, I splattered water over the surface and dried with paper towel. I eye balled to cut the insert portion and opening cuts so it would create  3D curved wave portion.

I stamped sentiment onto the front using Versa Mark ink and poured white embossing powder,  dry heat to set.  I adhered the girl and turtle to the selected portion. Just like that, we got this cute 3d dimension Card for you.

The contest ends by 17th, I highly encourage everyone to try for the contests. No pressure, No improvement! Good Luck to myself and all of you!

PPP September Product Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome everyone to Pretty Pink Posh September 2018 release Blog Hop! There are so many amazing products here that I want to share with you. Pretty Pink Posh always surprises me with their stamp images, cutting dies and selection of embellishments. I am showing you two cards that I made for this Blog Hop. I know I will keep making more cards in the following days. Stay tuned!

< Card 1 >

For my first card, I did something I’ve never done before. No line coloring! I used  Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor paints for the whole card.  I stamped images from Pretty Pink Posh Anemones Stamp set on a piece of watercolor paper using Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen, Then colored them  in Purple Lake, Camboge Hue, Sap Green and Hooker’s Green Dark. I added the flower center using Payne’s Gray with a thin brush. I cut all images easily using the coordinating die.

For the background, I did ink smudge which means I mixture water and paint onto a waterproof surface and quickly added a piece of watercolor paper on top until it became the color and pattern I wanted. For the color selection, I went for Cerulean Blue Hue. I die cut the frame twice out of Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Circles Die out of Neenah Solar white 110 lbs cardstock and stacked them together to create some dimension. I attached the frame onto the background and carefully arranged all my color images around it.

At last, I stamped the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Simple Saying: Kind Stamp set using  Versafine Onyx black ink and embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Sea Glass. I did put a little more time on coloring all images since this is my first time. But they say, “Practice makes Better” I cannot wait to color my next floral image soon!

< Card 2 >

 

My second card is cute one with Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Pals Stamp set and Pumpkin Patch Critters Stamp set. I colored all images using Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush onto bristol smooth paper and die cut with their coordinating dies ( Halloween Pals / Pumpkin Patch Critters )

I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber onto an A2 sized Bristol Smooth Paper. Then I cut a half circle window using Pretty Pink Posh Window Frames Die. I also did ink blending for the area inside of window using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Seedless Preserve and Wilted Violet and splattered some water over it to create spotting effect.

 

I arranged all images onto the bottom of the window using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes. And I stamped sentiment along with those cute stars and paw prints using Versafine Onyx Black ink. To fill some empty spots, I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Midnight Black.

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 9/18/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. Now it’s time to hop with us!

Write Your Own Fairy Tale -MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

Hello Everyone,

I made this card to enter My Favorite Things 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest: Clean & Simple. I am a person who cannot stop adding elements onto my cards. This is definitely a big challenge for me to try pure simple style.  A quote says, ” Accept challenges so you can feel the exhilaration of victory”. So here I am and good luck to myself!

 

To begin with, I die cut a rectangle frame using My Favorite Things Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX from a piece of watercolor paper. I selected Tim Holtz Distress ink in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Cirtron, Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean and applied them using watercolor brush onto the watercolor panel to achieve rainbow colored background. Then I splattered inks to make it a little “Fancier”.

I stamped selected images from My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns Stamp set onto a piece Brustol smooth paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and hand fussy cut them with my scissors. I attached all images using glue and foam tape and I stamped sentiment underneath. I added 3 Sequins as embellishments.

To color my images, I used Zig Clean Color brush in 036 Light Blue, 052 Bright Yellow, 091 Light Gray, 023 Scarlet Red, and 082 Purple.

Thanks for stopping by. Good luck to you if you are participating this challenge as well. Have a great day!

You’re My Favorite Acorn- Isabel Cristina Stamps

Happy Sunday!

Even though it is end of August, I noticed all craft stores are getting Fall/Winter Decors already. I love this Digital Stamp from Isabel Cristina Stamps to make my first Fall Card.

First of all, I downloaded this digi stamp and printed them onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lbs Card stock using my at home inkjet printer and hand fussy cut them. I colored them with copic markers and set aside.

I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber and Carved Pumpkin on a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper to create the fall background. Then I cut the frame using Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside backdrop: Landscape and birch trees using Lawn Fawn Birch Trees Die. I attached the frame and trees on the top of background and arranged all colored images using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

You Spice my life

Oh Friday, Who doesn’t love Friday? Happy Friday!

A card was simply made by me today to share. Let’s get to the point directly. Shall we? To begin my card today, I started off with stamping out my images My Favorite Things Recipe for Happiness  Stamp set , I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamped on Neenah Solar White 110lbs Cardstock. Then I colored them with Copic markers and hand fussy cut them.

Now all my pieces were cut I used the rectangle panel from Die-namics Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames and cut it from some watercolor paper and ink blended with Tim Holtz Oxide ink in Salty Ocean for upper portion. Then I cut bottom portion out of another watercolor paper from My Favorite Things Paris Skyline die (Retired, but you could find similar die like this one My Favorite Things New York Skyline) and ink blended with Tim Holtz Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry.

I attached colored images and die cut with Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape to the background panel, and I stamped sentiment using Verafine Oynx Black ink (This ink is intensive black so the sentiment pops up easily out of the scene) At last, I embellished the card using Pretty Pink Posh Seed Beads in Daffodil and 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

I hope you all enjoy your Friday and longest weekend you could possibly have!!!

You are my best friend

Good morning!

I  was going to enter Simon Says Stamp challenge with this card but I missed the deadline. I somehow remembered it is Wednesday Challenge and it turned out to be Monday Challenge. Oh well, I still had fun playing with all my goodies.

To make this card, I decided to build a scene talking about two best friends are heading out together on the first day of school. I picked 6 stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh to achieve this scene. Yes You didn’t hear it wrong, I used Six stamp sets. LOL.  I chose School Friends Stamp set and it’s coordinating Dies for the girls, the apple and the backpack, Bunny Friends Stamp set and it’s coordinating dies for the flowers, Camping Friends Stamp Set and it’s coordinating dies for the birdies and the tree stump, Rainy days and Rainy Days Additions Stamp sets and their coordinating dies for the Sun and the clouds. and Playful puppies Stamp set for the sentiment.

I stamped Clouds using Altenew dye ink in Sea Breeze and colored other selected images using copic markers. I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade onto a piece of watercolor paper. I cut the fence using Pretty Pink Posh Picket Fence Die. The following arrangement was pretty easy. I used Multi Medium Matte and Foam Tape attached all elements onto the prepared background. At last I stamped the sentiment with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.

My daughter has been back to school for two weeks. She is doing very well. I hope all of you have a great day and all of your kids are having great time in school as well!

You’re the Best- Pretty Pink Posh 3 Days Sale

Hello Friday!

I am here showing you a card I made using Pretty Pink Posh Birdie friends Stamp set and it’s coordinating dies. Both of them are going to have 25% off for following 3 days. Don’t forget you get free shipping if you spend $60 or more.

I first ink blended the background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Seedless Preserves directly onto an A2 card base. Then I cut the frame using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames out of a piece of purple cardstock. I added Foam Tape underneath the frame and attached it onto background panel to create a 3D Shaker window. Before I closed up the window, I added Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and Seed Beads in Blush.

I copic colored all images out of  Pretty Pink Posh Birdie friends Stamp set and cut them with  coordinating dies. Then I attached them onto the front of shaker window.  Here is a tip from me, I cut lots of leaves at one time so I would have any shortage of them to create the flow of my scene. It worked pretty well.

This sale will last until 19th or while supplies last. Don’t wait too long to jump in or you’ll regret! Have a nice weekend!

You are One of the ingredients in My recipe for happiness

Hello my friends!

Have you ever enjoyed coloring images but never made them into a card? I am one of these people. I decided to pull them out and make them “alive” to let more people enjoy my creations.

I colored all images using My Favorite Things Recipe for Happiness Stamp set long long time ago during Kathy Racoosin‘s The Daily Marker 30 Days Challenge.

To prepare the background, I cut the panel out of Die-namics Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames, then I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose. I splattered clear water over the panel and quickly dried it with a piece of paper towel to create some color effect.

I cut the window with Die-namic window die (Retired Product, but you can go for this wonderful  Classic Window Die) 3 times out of Neenah Solar White 110 lbs and stuck them one on each top with Multi Medium matte. I ink blended negative parts of this window with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio and attached it along with the window frame onto the panel. Of course, the chef in red needed to get inside the window ahead of time.

I arranged the rest of images using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from this set onto lower portion of the panel using Versafine ink in Onyx Black. It takes longer time for the sentiment to dry since it is the characteristic of pigment ink so I used heat tool to speed up the process. At last, I added a little Pretty Pink Posh Iridecent Heart Confetti as embellishments.

This card is perfect to give to anyone you love on Valentine’s day or anytime you feel like to. I hope you like it!

Happy Halloween- Pretty Pink Posh Overstock Sale

Happy Weekend!

Pretty Pink Posh is gearing up for upcoming holiday releases and need to make room for new products. Visit HERE for a great selection of products that are on sale for a limited time, while supplies last! I quickly made this card to promote this sale using stamp sets that are featured in this  OVERSTOCK SALE

First of all, I cut a star window using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Stars Die out of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper.  Then I created a bright galaxy background using Daniel Smith watercolor paint in Cobalt Violet Deep, Cobalt Teal Blue and Phthalo Yellow Green.  I splattered Daniel smith watercolor paint in Phthalo Yellow Green and Lunar Black over the whole panel to create some interests. Once everything was dried, I added Foam tape underneath front panel and attached it onto A2 card.

I stamped images from Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends and Halloween Friends stamp sets using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black onto a piece of Neenah Solar white 80lbs Card stock  and hand fussy cut them out. I copic colored them and arranged them onto the card panel using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape.

<Copic Colors Reference>

Girl 

Hair: E33, E35

Face: E000, E00, E20

Dress: V15, V17, YG21, YG23

Bat wings: N2, N4, N6

Boy

Hair: E35, E47

Face: YG21, YG23

Shirt: V15, V17

Pants: N4, N6

Shoes: N8

Bird: N2, N4

You all know I love anything sparkling, I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Amethyst and Spring Green inside of Star window. At last, I stamped the sentiment that comes with Trick or Treat Friends stamp set using Versafine Black ink because its the blackest ink I could find to pop out of my splatters.,

This sale is going to last until August 13th which is coming Monday. The price is unbeatable for Pretty Pink Posh products in history. Have fun and I will see you soon!