Mama Elephant – October Stampede

October 15, 2014

2AnniversaryWelcome 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:

Mama Elephant blog
Pamela Ho <– you are here!
Debby Hughes
Elena Roussakis
Geralyn Sy
Emily Leiphart
Karolyn Loncon
Kristina Werner

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.

October Stampede

Look how the gold shines under the light!

October Stampede 1

Now hop over to the crazy talented Debby Hughes to see what she created with these adorable stamps!

272 Responses to “Mama Elephant – October Stampede”

  1. anja curvers Says:

    Wow this card is really great love those letters.

  2. audrey0712 Says:

    Such a fun card! Love to glittery shadows on your letters!

  3. Susan Says:

    Ooh — those block letters are fabulous. Very retro card!

  4. Darlene Satkewich Says:

    Love the retro feel to your card! The block letters are fantastic!

  5. Carla Says:

    Love the color combos and I can think of a lot of uses for the block letters!

  6. Angela Dowzall Says:

    Such a lovely bold card, will be good to send to the men.

  7. pai Says:

    love this graphic card!

  8. Such a cool graphic card! Love it!

  9. JIngle Says:

    What an awesome, graphic card! The gold just POPS!

  10. M. Schuering Says:

    Love the block letter. It would be a nice addition to my collection of alphabets. Love your use of strong graphics in your card.

  11. vjw81e Says:

    Wow! What a cooool card!!!

  12. Michelle Says:

    Love those new letters and the pattern design!

  13. Richard Says:

    So bold and wonderful!

  14. Laurie Jonas Says:

    Great graphic card!

  15. Crisp and clean with the perfect touch of gold!

  16. Laura C. Says:

    Great card.. Love the gold!

  17. That gold really pops on your card! So excited about this release!

  18. Liz McAllister Says:

    Oh My daughter will love those block letters. And the new inks are beautiful

  19. Jeannie L Says:

    That’s a great graphic card! Love those block letters and how you colored them with gold. This card makes a statement.

  20. CarolynJ Says:

    Awesome! Love the gold effect.

  21. Oh I love that golden shine! Fantastic card!

  22. Alexia Misso Says:

    Love the card and the stamp, beautiful!!

  23. S♥nia Says:

    A very “desingn” look! I love this card so much!!

  24. thestillroad Says:

    this is a really great card!!!!

  25. Heidi Says:

    I love the gold details on the letters and all the different shapes you masked! I bet that was fun to make!

  26. craftingjess Says:

    Great card! Love how you carefully “colored” in the shadows of the letters with the gold ink.

  27. Jen A. Says:

    Loving those letters!

  28. Love the card, perfect for like a masculine card which i find it so hard to make.

  29. Love the card and the colors, perfect for a masculine card which i find it very hard to make.

  30. Debbie G Says:

    I just love the card and letters.

  31. Lea Ocampo Says:

    I love the geometric pattern!

  32. Jannette Says:

    Love the card. Great colors.

  33. Julie Says:

    Neat letterpress effect.

  34. Nancy H. Says:

    Love the geometric look of your card! The gold accents on the letters is perfect!

  35. sparkler39 Says:

    Cute card!

  36. Debbie Lou Says:

    Cool lettering and geometrics!

  37. Julene Says:

    The bold graphics on this card is amazing!

  38. Margarita Navarrro-Rivera Says:

    Love the gold on the card!

  39. Penny H Says:

    Wow, I had kind of overlooked the Block Letters but they look amazing outlined in gold!

  40. Christine Kiehl Says:

    What a great thank you card that you crafted! Can always use this type of a card and it’s great to just have on hand!!! Thank you for sharing!

  41. Anika E. Says:

    I love this bold graphic card. It’s so cool and modern.

  42. Yukari Y. Says:

    Such a fun card! Love the block letters and geometric background!

  43. Lynndee Says:

    What a fun card! Love the alphabet stamps and the gold ink!

  44. Rebecca Yahrling Says:

    Love the card … love block lettering!

  45. HeatherM Says:

    Fun, graphic card!!!

  46. rollingrobin58 Says:

    Great use of the graphic letters!

  47. Ailing Says:

    love the new blue inks….

  48. Martha Harris Says:

    What a great way to make letters really stand out!

  49. c Says:

    Gorgeous! Your showcase of the new release is stunning!

  50. Awesome masculine card. I love that blue!

  51. Patricia Says:

    Very cool how the letters jump off the page.

  52. […] with us creating awesome products for longer! Hopefully you’ve arrived here from the fabulous Pamela Ho but if not then you can start at the beginning on the Mama Elephant blog […]

  53. luraanne Says:

    Wow ~ That makes a bold and colorful statement. I like!

  54. Laura G Says:

    love those letters!

  55. snazzy jj Says:

    It is great how well this new letter set goes with the new geometric trend. Love your touch of gold.

  56. CeCe Says:

    Great card! I love the gold that peeks through! Good job!

  57. Joanie C Says:

    Ooh, this is a great idea for a masculine card! Love your work!

  58. Jeannine Brenner Says:

    Great card! Love the geometric design and the letters look great! Fabulous new colors too!!!

  59. Dasha Says:

    Sooooo cool! I love it!

  60. Karen Says:

    Love the colors on this card! And the gold!!!

  61. Daria Says:

    Such an unusual card, love the retro feel of it… so graphic :))) thank you for sharing, amazing release!

  62. Anonymous Says:

    Love the gold 🙂

  63. Anonymous Says:

    The gold shadow brings the whole card to life. Great project.

    Tess H.

  64. Maeghan Says:

    What a gorgeous card! TFS!!!

  65. I love these cards! The colors are just gorgeous!

  66. Michelle Simone Says:

    Really like the block letters with the gold shadow! Great job.

  67. jamie Vanskiver Says:

    I love those letters and the new ink is so pretty! love your card:)

  68. Eileen L. Says:

    Lovely card. Love the block letters and the colors are striking.

  69. Teresa P. Says:

    I love this design! I love the colors and the block letters make this card so fresh! Thanks for sharing with us!

  70. Laurie Says:

    Very cute card!! I love the color blocking that you did. Wish you had made video. Will definitely have to try this!!

  71. Sharie W Says:

    Great use of colors.. and love the glitter on the letters.. Yes as this would be a great masculine card..

  72. Great use of colors and love the glitter

  73. Molly Says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  74. Lindarub Says:

    Like how simple card is.

  75. kazumi Edwards Says:

    Beautiful! I love the graphics

  76. Debby Says:

    Such a awesome card!

  77. Maureen W. Says:

    Really cool card – love the gold!

  78. Stamptopy Says:

    Wow!! Really cool card!! It reminds me to Superheros!!!

  79. This would be a perfect masculine card! I love the gold and all the graphic!

  80. cdoggett67 Says:

    I am lovin’ that alpha set!!!

  81. Reema Patel Says:

    The gold in the letters is a great idea! Thanks for sharing

  82. Lisa Says:

    Oh I love your graphic card!

  83. Alinsmajl Says:

    Love the letters!

  84. theCook Says:

    Beautiful card! That gold really makes the sentiment shine!

  85. Joni Says:

    Those block letters are awesome! Love the addition of the gold ink!

  86. Sallee P. Says:

    That is so cool!!! Love the way the shadows in gold make the letter pop off the page.

  87. Audrey Says:

    I liked how you edged the words with gold -awesome!

  88. Sabine Says:

    Oh, this is beautiful! The gold looks amazing 😀

  89. Deirdre Says:

    Stunning – that gold on the letters is FAB! Just ordered now all I have to do is wait for the postie! Thanks for the inspiration.

  90. love the way you thought outside the box

  91. megan mcdonald Says:

    wow the background is great

  92. Carmen Says:

    Nice contrast! Be

  93. Sabina Bjerre Says:

    Great cas-card

  94. Nancy Carroll Says:

    Awesome, bold card!

  95. elena Says:

    what a neat card – perfect for a teen boy!

  96. Casey Thrush Says:

    Retro cool!

  97. Love the graphic look of this card, so pretty

  98. Jennifer D Says:

    Very nice card, very unique! I love the sparkle you added to the letters, really made it pop! Thanks for sharing with us!

  99. Debbie F. Says:


  100. Kara Says:

    very cool! love the angles!

  101. I love the geometric feel to this card! It’s a great gender neutral card.

  102. marylouh Says:

    A great optical illusion. Haven’t seen something like this before.
    thanks for the idea and for sharing it.

  103. Patty Beers Says:

    Nice layout

  104. Marla H. Says:

    Love this card. What great fun letters and love the sparkle you added. TFS

  105. Kathy H Says:

    Wow! The graphic background is impressive!

  106. glo1424 Says:

    Love the graphic style!

  107. Maude Beakley Says:

    That is a really different and interesting background. And the letters really fit the graphic design.

  108. Tracy Ercole Says:

    Love it, great design.

  109. Lynne in NI Says:

    Fab card, I love the impact of your bold sentiment

  110. moeboe1 Says:

    great card and thank you for a chance to win.

  111. bethholt4 Says:

    Love the geometric shapes and crisp lines!

  112. Karen Rice Says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love the gold on the lettering! Thanks for sharing!

  113. arlsmom Says:

    Wow…awesome graphic design to your card!

  114. The letters are my favourite stamp from this release (but I love the creative cuts the best!). i love the gold ink for the shadow!

  115. urrn4u Says:

    Wow – so geometrically cool! Great use of the new alpha dies & stamps.

  116. Carolee McCaslin Says:

    Very cool card!!

  117. Pam Says:

    Great graphic card. Love the gold.

  118. Julie S Says:

    Wonderful! I really like the gold on the letters.

  119. Liliana Phillips Says:

    What a fabulous release! Love it, especially the penguins.

  120. Awesome card! Love the colors and bold letters!

  121. MargR Says:

    Stunning card – love the gold on the block letters!

  122. Celeste Goff Says:

    What a great card! I love the awesome geometric shapes and all of that great gold sparkle!

  123. Kim A. Says:

    Such a great card, so versatile. Love it!!!

  124. Amy Fillmore Says:

    I really love the shadow and letters!!

  125. vikkich Says:

    very mod and your gold accenting is great!

  126. Amber N Says:

    wow the gold is amazing

  127. Crystal Says:

    I love the block letters with the Delicata Gold ink – it really makes a statement!

  128. Bethany Says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the background!

  129. Lenora Says:

    This card makes me think comic book! Very interesting!

  130. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    Cool graphic look…love the gold edge to the letters.

  131. Heather Lynn Says:

    Love the geometric. Thanks.

  132. Cindy Says:

    Love the retro look. Hip card.

  133. lisascreativeniche Says:

    Wow! Love the background and how those letters really pop!

  134. Keely Says:

    Such a graphic card, nice change.

  135. Miriam Prantner Says:

    Love that great geometric background you created and the gold delicata shadows.

  136. Cynthia F Says:

    Love that you can easily create a cool shadow with those stamps!

  137. Ginni Berg Says:

    very graphic, love it!

  138. Kristie Says:

    Love this background and those cool shadow on the stamps!

  139. Kimberly Says:

    Love this, block letters r so cool

  140. tejaynes Says:

    Super cool background and I love those block letters!

  141. Megan Says:

    Fantastic bold, graphic design!

  142. wida Says:

    I have no idea how you did it, but I am sure glad you did!

  143. Stephanie Says:

    Cool letters! and liked your bold card.

  144. Laura Capote Says:

    Nice card!!

  145. Jenn P Says:

    Love the design of this card. The gold is awesome on those letters.

  146. ebv1062 Says:

    Love the geometric design of this card.

  147. marygw Says:

    The gold in those letters…wow!!

  148. mbenitez1 Says:

    The card is awesome1

  149. Sue D Says:

    Very cool–I like the gold on the letters.

  150. Wonderful card luv the bold graphic design

  151. Sara S Says:

    I am buying dark storm for sure!

  152. Audrey H. Says:

    Loving those block letters. They can be used so many different ways.

  153. Denise Bryant Says:

    bold and fun card!

  154. Adam Says:

    Wow. Very cool card. Very modern.

  155. Stephanie Nagano Says:

    Love the gold shadow on the block letters

  156. Mimi R Says:

    I love how cool and modern this card is!

  157. Hamutal Shafrir Says:

    Wow, beautiful card! I love the bold colors and the gold! Those letters are great! Thank you for the inspiration.

  158. Kris in Alaska Says:

    Cool! I love the gold shading!

  159. Janine Says:

    Love a graphic card!

  160. tesab Says:

    Stunning card, so love the cool block background and the letters are really awesome. LOVE the gold detail!!!

  161. Love that touch of gold!

  162. kit cochran Says:

    Love your modern card. It all blends together nicely and I love that touch of gold.

  163. Patty Del Rosa Says:

    The gold gives it the perfect touch.

  164. Kerri Dovale Says:

    This card is clean and crisp! I love the touch of gold for the letter shadows. Great card for a guy friend!

  165. SY Ooi Says:

    I love the new release from MamaElephant so much….and also the card created.

  166. Love the gold on your card.

  167. Judy H. Says:

    Dynamic is the only way to describe this card!!! Great!

  168. LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of your Sweet Projects for this months release!! =) So FUN and Festive and its getting me in the mood for Holiday Crafting!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  169. love the modern look of this card! The 3d word is awesome!

  170. Amy McCue Says:

    That alphabet is really nice. What a cool card!

  171. Darci Powers Says:

    this alphabet set ROCKS! Love it!

  172. Connie Cox Says:

    The abstract feel of this card is awesome! TFS xxx

  173. Cissi Ds Says:

    What a great card, love the gold on the letters.

  174. joy meadows Says:

    Love the block letters! Your card is so trendy!!

  175. Connie Says:

    Such a great card…love the pop of gold!

  176. Linda H. Says:

    Wow! Love the letters and your coloring!

  177. Karen B Says:

    Love the fonts!

  178. Kit Says:

    What cool card! I really like it.


  180. rains Says:

    Really unique, beautiful card. I love the colors too.

  181. Jen Says:

    Those letters remind me so much of high school and I’m not sure why. Anyway, love your card!

  182. megan Says:

    love the graphic look of this one

  183. I like the shading with gold!

  184. GingerJ Says:

    Just my style, I love color blocking and the gold on the letters, what a great added tough, it’s in the details.

  185. Thordis Says:

    Love the colors and the new alphabet stamp set… it’s so cool 🙂

  186. Fantastic graphic card! Love it!

  187. Carla Hundley Says:

    Great job with this
    card. Do love the gold
    and the background.
    Carla from Utah

  188. Teresa Ciarleglio Says:

    Great card! Love the glitter and block letters!

  189. MoJo Says:

    Amazing! I love the gold around the letters!

  190. Vernetta Says:

    LOVE the geometric design! TFS

  191. Julie C. Says:

    Wow! This card is so bold, bright and different. Love the gold colour on the letters. Great card!

  192. amandachristensens Says:

    Your masking is simply fantastic! Those new Block Letters are awesome for adding dimension to a one layer card and your addition of gold is great!

  193. Diana D Says:

    Love how you used the block letters on this cool geometric card!

  194. Nicki Lundeen Says:

    love it!

  195. craftychark Says:

    cool–wouldn’t have thought to use glitter on the shadow!

  196. DebbieC. Says:

    Wow that gold sure makes the letters pop.

  197. Barb Mc Says:

    Wonderful Card! I L O V E the Block Party Alphas! (especially in Gold!)

  198. micheleclay Says:

    This card is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! These new colors of ink are GORGEOUS!

  199. conil Says:

    Oh, WOW!. Love the graphic background but those block letters are definitely the star of the show. Gorgeous.

  200. Carol B. Says:

    I like the block letters. They work so well with the geometric background.

  201. mjmarmo Says:

    Bold and graphic!

  202. Karen O'Reilly Says:

    I see Marquee cards in my future!

  203. Gail A Says:

    Love how the gold shines though!

  204. Cathy R Says:

    Gorgeous graphic card, love these block letters, Cathy x

  205. Elizabeth Says:

    Nice simple card

  206. Tim stone Says:


  207. Linda D. Says:

    Great card and so different. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  208. Becky Says:

    Great graphic look!

  209. Marianne Says:

    Wow, awesome design!

  210. mtscrapgal Says:

    Great way to showcase the block letters. Thanks

  211. Angie Linton Says:

    Nice card – love those letters and the colors!

  212. Grace Says:


  213. Muito sóbrio e chique!

  214. Mike G. Says:

    I love that geometric background!

  215. Paulette S Says:

    Pamela, I love the dynamics of your, WOW, card! A great background for those beautiful letters.

  216. barbara lassiter Says:

    Very sleek and modern. Love how you used the design block letters.

  217. Jessika Says:

    Cool design!

  218. byulgzr Says:

    wow! that gold ink is really stunning!

  219. Terri Says:

    Cool block letters! I like them!

  220. Anh Says:

    Great technique with the masking!

  221. Iris Soscia Says:

    Love the bold, graphic look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  222. Ginny D Leung Says:

    The geometric shape background is awesome!

  223. Christine P Says:

    Oooh I LOVE your background and how the letters just pop! The color combos you chose are perfect. Me likes! 🙂

  224. LesLee Says:

    Very BOLD.. love the colors.. the block letters are awesome!

  225. Jud B Says:

    very creative abstract art card.

  226. Vanessa Says:

    love the colors and the letters!!

  227. Kathy Says:

    the design is very cool! I love the colors!

  228. Charlotte C Says:

    Wow – what a great effect. Love it. TFS

  229. Sarah JS Says:

    What a great card. Love the bold colours and the great lettering. Thanks for the inspiration.

  230. francesca Says:

    amazing blog! 🙂

  231. Janet Trapp Says:

    Great design! Lovin’ the new release!
    ~God bless!

  232. Perfect Creation…Love it!

  233. michii00 Says:

    In love with those alphas!

  234. credmond13 Says:

    Wow! I love the bold pattern paired with those alphas! Great job!

  235. Ashley S Says:

    The letters look so cool! Love that gold ink!

  236. iffy30 Says:

    Cutting out the maskes for the letters must have been a lot of work – but worth it. It looks stunning and I love the gold!

  237. RandellynB Says:

    Nice alpha set.

  238. Helen Says:

    Stunning card! Might make a great guy card.

  239. What a great card! Love that stamp set!

  240. lolyborda43 Says:

    Love the golden shadows on the sentiment and the fabulous background! TFS

  241. Debi Says:

    Love the block letters.

  242. Manda Says:

    Love the jewel-like facets on the background of your fabulous card!

  243. So graphic and geometric…I love it!!

  244. dottiej27 Says:

    this card showcases those alpha stamps perfectly. Love the graphic look on this design that could be adapted for so many occasions.

  245. Amante del Papel Says:

    Your design is amazing!!!

  246. shoome Says:

    Cool card! Love the retro feel!

  247. Lynsey S Says:

    Really cool geometric design

  248. cindy m Says:

    so creative

  249. Sandra ltb Says:

    that is one GREAT card!
    Sandra ltb

  250. irene G. Says:

    So fun!

  251. Weenie Thomas Says:

    Perfect card to showcase the alphabet stampset!

  252. dancingquinn Says:

    Great graphic design!! Love this card so much 🙂

  253. staceylovespaper Says:

    very cool idea, the thanks looks 3D

  254. Maye M.L Says:

    Smashing card! These alpha letters are fabulous. Incredible masking & ink blending. Congrats!

  255. Allene Frederick Says:

    Love the yellow highlight on the letters. It really makes the letters pop.

  256. Nora Says:

    Wow!! This is fabulous!! I LOVE how you created this!!

  257. memalagene Says:

    Happy 2nd Anniversary, Great release! I love big block letters!

  258. darkbeloved Says:

    Nice, gender-friendly card. 🙂

  259. Ren Says:

    Lovely graphic card.

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