7.08.2016

Rowdy Raccoons with Pamela

Good morning everyone! This is Pamela taking over Mama Elephant's blog for today with a project using Rowdy Raccoons stamp set and its coordinating dies. I created a very simple card base using the Index Card creative cuts to mask off a bubble for my sentiment. I blended pink and yellow together and flicked some water onto the blending to create lighter splotches. 

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons 

 I stamped the sentiment from Tandem Extras in the bubble. I thought the "pick me up" was perfect for the Mr. Raccoon in the little wagon!

 Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons 

I stamped and coloured the little wagon and the cute raccoon holding the flag. I gave the images some highlights by using a white gel pen to trace certain parts for the highlight. 

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons 

Finished off with 2 little duckies from the stamp set trailing behind the wagon! 

Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons 

And there you go! A simple and very clean card using the masking technique to reduce the amount of layers.

 Mama Elephant - Rowdy Raccoons 

Thanks for stopping by!

7.06.2016

Hello Friend Wishes with Deasy

Hi all! It's Deasy here. Today I want to share with you my friendship card featuring Hello Friends Wishes. This stamp set is so versatile and pretty! I combine it with Girlfriends to make a fun friendship card.




Mama Elephant supply that I'm using :
Hello Friend Wishes for the sentiment
Girlfriends for the images
Girlfriends Creative Cuts to die cut the images
All Prettied Up Creative Cuts to die cut the frame 

I stamp, color the images using copic then die cut it. To color the background, I'm using Dye Ink with blending tool then splash some water and white watercolor with my brush. The sentiment is from white embossing powder, I also add some shadow highlight on the sentiment using pastel color pencil. I cut the top of the sentiment with my scissor.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!!

7.05.2016

Guest Designer: Rubeena from A Rare Ruby!

Hello, friends! I am back with one more guest post for Mama Elephant. You can find more of my work at A Rare Ruby and my first guest design post for them here. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll like what I have to share :) For my first card, I created a simple scene using Rowdy Raccoons and Hillside Cover Creative Cuts. I know I say this a lot, but this die is super versatile and it's perfect for scenes! I love investing in products like this. I die-cut watercolor paper using the die and added loose watercolor to mimic a clear blue sky and grassy greens.

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On separate cardstock, I stamped the raccoon on the bicycle and colored him with the watercolors. I cut him out and added it over the grass with foam tape. Finally, I stamped the sentiment with black dye ink.

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For my second card, I used Brushed Florals, Hello Friend Wishes, and Framed Tags - Park Avenue Creative Cuts. It's no surprise, I love Mama Elephant's framed creative cuts. :) First, I die-cut the frame with black cardstock. Then I stamped the images from Brushed Florals with soft inks on white cardstock so that they would peek in from inside the frame. I wanted to use only the word 'hello' from Hello Friend Wishes so I masked off the word 'friend' before adding VersaMark and then heat embossing with gold glitter embossing powder.

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I added the sentiment below 'hello' and then matted down the frame with foam tape.

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7.04.2016

Brushed Florals with Nichol

Hello! Nichol here today with a Designer Series project featuring the new Brushed Florals Stamp Set and Distress Inks for this pretty watercolored-looking florals card. With the vibrant, bright flower colors, a simple die cut frame and some pearl gemstones are all this card needs.

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I trimmed a piece of watercolor cardstock to 4" x 5.25" and then stamped the flowers and leaves from the Brushed Florals Stamp Set using Distress Inks. Distress Inks are not made to stamp clean, crisp, solid images. They are more for techniques and such. By stamping the florals with these inks I can then take a paintbrush dipped in water and "smooth out" and fill in the color for gorgeous water-colored looking results! This technique is so quick and easy you're going to want to try it with all your solid floral stamps!

I stamped a greeting from the same Brushed Florals Stamp Set in the lower left corner using intense black ink.

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Once the images are completely dry, I die cut a frame from watercolor cardstock using the Park Avenue Frame Die and adhered it over the floral backdrop. To add a little tone-on-tone detail to the frame, I added white on white stripe washi tape around the frame. I adhered the entire panel to a top fold card base and finished the design with small pearl gems.

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7.01.2016

Girlfriends with Vera

Hello, Mama Ele-fans! It's Vera Rhuhay here, bring you another designer series featuring Girlfriends stamp set. I have a set of friendship card inspired from Glee TV series and also the song from Bruno Mars - Count on Me.

This Girlfriends set is reminding me with the cover of Glee TV Series and to make a multicolored windows I use a square dies from Happy Mail Creative cuts and blend the background with distress ink.  All images are stamped on Bristol paper and colored with copic marker.

Here I die cut Friend Script creative cuts blending with distress ink and then cover it with dry glitters. The sentiment is from Hello Friend Wishes set.

My second card is inspired by this lyric, you can count on me like 1..2..3...

I die cut  Number It creative cuts, blending with distress ink and cover it with dry glitters

Thank you so much for joining with me today and have a wonderful day!