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10.29.2013

Designer Series: Toy Shop cuteness with Emily Leiphart

It's Emily Leiphart here today and I'm sharing two cards using the new release Toy Shop. In both cards, I used the buildings to create backgrounds and I love how they highlight the images even though I've left them uncoloured.


This first card uses the same base as explained in this Thanksgiving card where I used the scallop rectangle from Femme Frames with a vellum layer as the base of the card. I share the scoring technique in this video tutorial. I put the Gemini twins from Cosmic Stars on centre stage and stamped a sentiment from Merry Greetings. I also used the Dainty Bow die. We know two families with boy/girl twins who would love this card!


I gave my second card a completely different look using the same building stamp from Toy Shop as the background. I masked the building and stamped two side sections, creating a bridge where one would go to see Santa at the mall.


I masked the Virgo from Cosmic Stars and stamped Santa behind her, coloured them and fussy cut them as one image. Then I popped them into the card with foam tape. For the sentiment, I die cut the Bold Banner, stamped the sentiment from Toy Shop and sponged the edges. To give the banner shape, I folded the ends down and taped them flat against the back, then popped up the centre with foam tape.


I hope I've inspired you to play with your October Release goodies from Mama Elephant! In case you were waiting on sold out items, the Femme Frames dies have now been restocked. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

PS! There's still time to enter the Studio Calico + ME Cinnamon Spice kit giveaway!

14 comments:

  1. Very cute cards. Love the images you chose.

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  2. Wow! The first card is unbelievably cute! I like the selective coloring. The masking on the second card is fantastic...so inspiring!!

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  3. Just adore both your creations Emily - so fun!. Thanks for sharing amazing inspiration.

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  4. Both are very sweet! Great use of the building stamps!

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  5. These two cards are adorable! It's great to see how versatile the Cosmic Stars stamps can be. I love the sparkly bow!

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  6. Absolutely fantastic Emily! CAS but full of perfect details. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Such adorable pieces Emily! Fun ways to use the same stamps...

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  8. Gosh that is such a cute Santa! Great cards and love the inspiration!

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  9. Your cards are absolutely adorable, Emily! I love how you colored the children in the first card, and left the remainder black and white...such a fun idea! Your 2nd card is also really cute! Great masking and I love your Copic coloring! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us...off to shop :-)

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  10. The cards are just gorgeous and so wish I could colour as well as you do.

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  11. Love, love, love Emily's innovative use of stamps! The touches of color are just perfect.

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