October 23, 2014
Good morning everyone! I am back with a Christmas card for Mama Elephant – Peace on Earth.
For the card front, I used just the bird stamp and a variety of distress inks. A very simple card front.
I used my distress inks and a paint brush to paint a very simple trail for the bird. When it was dry, I stamped the bird in versafine onyx.
For the inside, I stamped the large sentiment “Peace on Earth” in the center. I used the distress ink and painted little circles.
When it dried, I stamped the diamonds and the strings on the painted circles.
And here you go! A very simple and clean Christmas card front and inside!
Jump over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!
October 22, 2014
Welcome to the first day of the anniversary release at Mama Elephant! This release is full of gorgeous Christmas stamp sets to get you ready for the season. Today, the team is featuring one of the cutest sets released: Arctic Penguins and a complementing sentiment set Jolly and Merry.
I created a simple tag with Tags a Lot die and heat embossed the sentiment from Jolly and Merry in clear. I then blended some red, orange and yellow onto the tag.
I then die cut another tag with clear cardstock and stamped the snowflake furries in white stazon at the top. The acetate is secured with a small eyelet and the tag is finished off with a cute Arctic Penguin underneath.
My second project is a simple shaker card because how can you resist not making a shaker card with these adorable penguins?!
I combined three different dies from Arctic Penguin for the front and finished off with just the first half of the sentiment so the card front is cleaner.
Head on over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!
October 19, 2014
October 16, 2014
Did you know Inspiration Emporium is getting Mama Elephant stamps soon??? Since they have flat rate shipping ($5 domestic, $10 international), you have to pop them in your cart to make the most out of your shipping ;)
Today, I have a fun project to share. I took this ugly plastic packaging and transformed it into a fun Christmas box. It was also the perfect size to put some new Starbucks gift cards and give to another collector friend.
I first blended some distress inks onto a strip of white cardstock. I used Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers.
I did some partial die-cutting again with the cute penguins from Polar Pals and coloured it in with my copics.
And here you go! An altered project that I can use this Christmas to package some gift cards! Thanks for stopping by!
October 15, 2014
Welcome to the first day of Mama Elephant’s 2nd Anniversary blog hop! Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!
* We are giving away THREE $25 gift certificates each day of the Stampede, 9 winners total.
* Exclusive prize giveaways on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, 3 winners total.
* Winners will be chosen and announced by us Monday, October 20th on the ME blog.
You should have came from Mama Elephant’s blog. If you get lost halfway through the hop, here is the complete hop:
I am using the newly released Block Letters. I did some masking and ink blending using some of the newest inks released – Pacific Blue and Dark Storm. I then coloured the the shadows of the letters using some Delicata gold ink.
Look how the gold shines under the light!
Now hop over to the crazy talented Debby Hughes to see what she created with these adorable stamps!
October 13, 2014
Good morning and happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends :) I have a mini card to share today using Lawn Fawn’s Love you a Latte stamp set.
I’ve been having fun with my shrinky dink paper and I decided to shrink those coffee cups for a mini card. I stamped the images onto the shrinky dink paper with Stazon black and coloured the images in with some sharpies and copics. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and then off to shrink them with my heat tool!
I embossed the sentiment in white on some coloured cardstock and adhered those two mini coffee cups underneath.
While I love the original sizes, I do love this mini size so that I can fit two cups underneath the sentiment!
September 30, 2014
I started off by die cutting the largest die. I lined up the die to cut the bottom part again for my pocket. The good thing about larger dies is that you can cut it any size you want. Just line up the die to get your desired size.
I knew I wanted to do some stripes for the front so I used my washi tape to mask off the stripes. I blended some distress inks onto the front for some pretty stripes :)
I die cut some flags with Polaroid creative cuts and sewed them to the top part of the pocket. I did some partial cutting for the bear and bow. Then I finished off the tag with a sentiment from Carnival Toppers
I sewed the pieces together for a pocket that fits a gift card perfectly!
Thanks for stopping by!