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!

6.29.2016

Girlfriends with Anna

Hello, friends! Anna is here today, and for my Designer Series I prepared a card focused on new Girlfriends set. I like these cute little girls, they make me smile! And I created this bright card where every girl is here to say something good to you. And also I prepared a video tutorial for you - you can find it at the end of this post. 

Girlfriends Card for Mama Elephant + Video @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #mamaelephant 

I colored and cut all individual figures of the girls, then I prepared the background with blending it with four Distress inks colors and sprikling with the water to get some spots. Next step was to cut some speech bubbles with Framed Tags - Park Avenue Creative cuts from colored cardstock of the coordinated colors, and then I white embossed the sentiments on every piece. And the just glue all elements together! 

Girlfriends Card for Mama Elephant + Video @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #mamaelephant 

And here is my video. Have a good day!

6.28.2016

Guest Designer - Rubeena from A Rare Ruby!

Hello, friends! I am guest blogging for Mama Elephant today, using two sets from their newest release. You can find more of my work at A Rare Ruby. This is a really exciting opportunity for me because Mama Elephant has been one of my favorite stamp companies since I started crafting two years ago. I also had the joy of attending their birthday parties in NYC! I have two cards to share with you today. :) The first stamp set I played with is Girlfriends. I created a framed look with Framed Tags - Madison Ave - Creative Cuts and the girls in the frame.

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These ladies are perfect for cards for all your lady friends! I stamped and colored them all with Copic markers.

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I used some of the sentiments to create a very light background and arranged the frame diagonally above it. Before gluing down the girls or the frame, I added a touch of yellow to the background.

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For my second card, I used Brushed Florals. So many possibilities with this set! I wanted a watercolor look so I colored with Distress Inks, which react with water.

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I stamped all the images with the lighter shades and then added watercolor with the light and dark shades for the reds and greens.

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Since the colors are bold, I wanted to add a sheet of velllum over the base. I stamped the sentiment on the vellum and heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder.

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I added glue behind the sentiment so it wouldn't peek through.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards today Thank you so much for visiting!

6.27.2016

Rowdy Raccoons with Laura

Hi there! Laura here and today I'm sharing a project featuring the hilariously adorable Rowdy Raccoons set.

 Mama Elephant-Rowdy Raccoon  

It's pretty hard not to fall completely in love with these raccoons. I mean, seriously, a raccoon in a red wagon and a raccoon dressed up like a cowboy? They're irresistible and I'm not even remotely a raccoon fan in real life :)

I used the flag that the middle raccoon is holding to create my rainbow party banner up in the 
top left corner.

Here's a video to show you how I created my card.

  

Giddy Up for a routine' tootin' great day, my friends! Thanks so much for looking!

6.25.2016

JUNE STAMPEDE WINNERS

Congratulations to this month's Stampede Winners!

Please email mamaelephant.winner@gmail.com with your stamp choice and information! 
You have 48 hours!

Thank you all again for joining us to celebrate this month's release!
Happy Stamping!