9.14.2014

First Look with Elena - Believe in Magic

 This is a FIRST LOOK post. New products shown here will be available for purchase later TONIGHT at 12:00AM EST.

Hi! Elena here, with a pair of projects to show off the new Mama Elephant dies for Believe in Magic. I have loved this set since it was released last year, and now I love it even more! The dies will be available for purchase as of September 15th.

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My first card features a snowglobe-santa-baby. hee. I love that he's wearing Christmas pjs, and a Santa hat (borrowed from Santa himself, from the Cozy Christmas set.) I stamped the little boy, masked him, and swirled a light blue ink all around. Keeping the mask on, I used white embossing paste and a snowfall stencil to create the snowglobe blizzard.

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Once the inside of the snowglobe was all set, I grabbed some candy-cane striped patterned paper and used the globe's die to create an opening through which to peek my santa-baby.  On the back of the patterned paper, I taped down some clear packaging (ok, really just a piece of a ziploc sandwich bag. i'm so fancy.) and propped it all up onto a white card base.

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The base of the snowglobe was adhered to the front of the card, as was the cozy greeting.

My second project uses the Believe in Magic stamp set and die set in a more straightforward way:

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I love everything about this tag.  The night sky, the dark reindeer (that requires no cutting, thank you new dies) and the twinkle of stars overhead.

I colored the sky with dark blue and black copic markers, and then used the colorless blender to remove dots of color. I also used a white gel pen to add brighter dots of stars.

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I stamped the reindeer in black and colored the die-cut outline to match the sky.  I then used a wink of stella glitter pen to make him stand out a bit more.  Before placing the reindeer onto the globe, I brushed on a thin layer of glossy accents.  It shines in real life!

I hope you like both of my projects today, and thank for stopping by!

♥.

13 comments:

  1. Love the sweet Santa boy with the great snowglobe. The tag looks very elegant.

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  2. These both are first rate. Love the little one in the Santa hat...just darling. That tag is very unique & lovely with dark reindeer....after all, the moon isn't always full and flying reindeer need practice, right?

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  3. So very cute! Love the sentiments...

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  4. So cute! The patterned paper and dies are perfectly ! What paper (red stripe) is used in the card?

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  5. What an adorable card! Great way to stretch our ME stamps! :)

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  6. This is such an awesome set! I see so much potential with the new creative cuts! And I absolutely love both cards, so cute! ♥

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  7. Oh my goodness!! Your cards are truly spectacular!!

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  8. Love the snowglobe. The tag with the reindeer is stunning

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