2.25.2015

Freestyle Florals and Zenith Borders with Geralyn

Hi everyone! Geralyn here today with a card featuring the new Freestyle Florals and Zenith Borders. Both stamp sets are incredibly versatile and work well alone or together!

I started by stamping one of the border stamps from Zenith Borders with Hazel pigment ink on light brown paper to create a tone on tone look for my background.

I stamped some of the floral images from Freestyle Florals on watercolor paper, then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I painted the florals with my watercolors.

I layered my florals on my background, adhering some of them with regular adhesive and some with foam adhesive to add interest and dimension. I created a little happy birthday banner with the word stamps in Three Amigos.

Here's my finished card, and the pretty flowers paired with a subtle background and a simple sentiment make it perfect for a friend's birthday!

Thanks for joining me today! 

2.23.2015

Bear Hugs with Elena

Hi there, Elena here with a little Bear Hugs card for you:

cherish the moment {mama elephant}


I started out with a piece of white cardstock and a paintbrush. I painted on a blue sky with watercolors. It's imperfect and just the look I was going for.

Into the sky, I die-cut a moon (from the stitched sky die set) and backed it in vellum that I colored with a yellow marker.  I then added a spattering of stars, and dusted some glitter onto each one.

The bears just look like they are sitting together looking up at a night sky, don't they?

cherish the moment {mama elephant}


I colored the bears in a deep brown, to make sure that they stood out from everything else. They are too sweet for words.  I thought the sentiment, from Bloomsies, worked perfectly here. I stamped it on a banner , which I then cut so that it would appear longer.  I hid the cut edges behind the bears.

I hope you like it!

♥.

2.20.2015

February Stampede Winners

Hi Everyone! We just want to pop in to announce the winners for February's stampede! 
 
 
 
Congratulations Winners!
Beatrice Lawson
Kristina Pavlovic
Lydine Arriola
You have 48 hours to email us at mamaelephant.winner@gmail.com!
 
Come back Monday as we start on our Designer Series where each member of our Design Team get a day to showcase a project from this month's release! 

STAMP HIGHLIGHT : ZENITH BORDERS

Welcome back everyone, to day 4 of our Stamp Highlights! We end this month's Stamp Highlight series with Zenith Borders. We just love what everyone did with these patterns!


Geralyn created this cool birthday card using one of the backgrounds from Zenith Borders. She easily customized it by adding stamped details with the single chevron stamp.

Laura used one of the border images and several of our pigment inks to create this fun background. She partially die cut an opening to frame a sentiment from the Good Times stamp set for a "rockin' awesome" birthday card.



Pamela stamped the overlapping triangles repeatedly and coloured some of the space with gold paint. We love the ripped up tissue paper backing the kitty from Three Amigos!


Elena used our Piggy Bank ink to create her background. While the ink was still wet, she smudged the design for a tone-on-tone look. We love that! If Elena sent us this card, we would forgive her anything!


Ashley created this sweet card with two of the backgrounds from Zenith Borders. One serves as a background for the bears while the other adds great texture and interest to the tone on tone large panel.


Nichol created a background for her card using several ME pigment inks with the Zenith Borders stamps and completed the simple design with the Thanks Script Creative Cuts die inked in the same pigment ink colors.

2.19.2015

STAMP HIGHLIGHT : FREESTYLE FLORALS

Is it Day 3 already?! We hope you are loving what you see so far! Today we are highlighting Freestyle Florals!


Elena worked some masking magic for this floral 1-layer card. We love the watercolored, subtle wash of blue, with the sentiment (from Bear Hugs) in colors to match.


 Laura used the stamps & coordinating dies to create this fun floral frame. She layered up the flowers using foam tape and stamped a sentiment from the Bear Hugs stamp set.


 Ashley colored a flower and leafs from Freestyle Florals to create the focal point for this card. The soft colors really help the flower to pop.


Nichol embossed the Freestyle Florals with white embossing powder and watercolored the designs before diecutting. The florals add the perfect frame for the Bear Hugs stamped greeting.


Geralyn used various Mama Elephant pigment inks to stamp the florals, and then she watercolored them for a fresh look. We love how the bold sentiment from Make a Wish contrasts with the soft colors!

Come back tomorrow as we highlight our last set for February!