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5.22.2013

Please welcome Jennifer McGuire!

Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration from our Design team's Stamp highlights this past week. Today, we begin another phase of inspiration with individual designers and their spectacular projects. What better way to start than introducing one of our esteemed guests this month? We always seek out the top talents to showcase our stamps and I think we hit the jackpot this time. :) We all know her, love her, and have learned lots from her -- please welcome my immensely talented friend, Jennifer McGuire!

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Hello, it’s Jennifer here! I am honestly so happy to be joining Mama Elephant this month. I adore Kryssi, her stamps and her very talented design team.

Today I am talking about sherbets! I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite treats in this upcoming hot weather is sherbet ice cream. Well, a big bowl of that is what inspired me to make today’s cards… in happy sherbet colors.

I just adore the new Mama Elephant Sunny Skies set. Those sunrays? Awesome! I decided to break the tradition of yellow and orange rays and instead go with a rainbow of sherbet colors.


To get the multi-colored greeting (from the Wanderlust set), I masked off all of the stamp except “wonderful” and inked it with teal ink before stamping it on a circle. I then cleaned the stamp and inked the rest of the words in black and lined it up to stamp it also. Easy… thanks to the stamps being clear!

Finally, to make everything shine a bit, I painted on some glitter pen to the word “wonderful” and part of each ray.


And don’t those sherbet colors scream summer and happiness? Yay!

My next card uses a lot of the same colors and a bit of shine, but with touches of grey to tone it down a bit…


And here is a secret: I love tiny stamp images that can be used to scattered along a card. They are so versatile – they can be used for just accents or to build an entire card as I did here. And the Sunny Skies set? It has the perfect small circles and hearts for just this. Yay! These little images are perfect around the Soiree greetings.

I covered some of the images with Glossy Accents and some with a glitter pen. Oh, and a few sequins were necessary…


And there you have it – two card ideas using fun sherbet colors and some awesome new Mama Elephant stamp sets.

Thanks for having me and see you soon!

15 comments:

  1. Very creative as usual, JM. I love your cards - just I had half of your creative juices! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. LOVELOVE the first card--gorgeous! I love rainbow colors and how you masked the sentiment!

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  3. I love the rainbow sunrays too! Makes for a very cheerful card!

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  4. What ink did you use on the first card?

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  5. I absolutely love love love the first card! The colorful rays with just a touch of glitter are totally perfect! Adore the second card too - great job with both!

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  6. You never disappoint,Jennifer, and these card ideas are no exception. Love how bright and cheery they both are.

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  7. LOVE JM and her stunning works! No exception here!

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  8. I always enjoy seeing what Jennifer creates, and her 2 cards today are AMAZING! Love the bits of sparkle and shine and the colors are so fun!

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  9. These are AWESOME. I just love the colors on those rays.

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  10. These cards have great graphic appeal! The bright colors against the white background is so effective. Great job.

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  11. these are so bright and happy! so inspiring ^_^

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