Guest Designer: Rubeena Naz

Hello, Mama Elephant friends! It’s Rubeena here and I’m so happy to be guest designing here on the Mama Elephant blog! Wasn’t the last release amazing?! I know many who have splurged on the release, and if you haven’t purchased yet, what are you waiting for? I used my favorite set, Oh Kitty Tree for today’s card. I have two cats who are just over a year old so I’m officially a crazy cat lady. I have to have all the cat stamps!
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I started by stamping the large image from Oh Kitty Tree with black dye ink on smooth white cardstock. I love how this crowd of cats create a focal point for a card so you don’t have to do much else. I did very basic coloring with gray, yellow and red Copic markers. With a limited color palette, I don’t have to overwhelm myself. Seriously though, the Mama Elephant design team has done wonders with this stamp. I would highly recommend checking out their work featured on this blog and on social media!
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I cut the image and set it aside. For my background, I did some ink blending with two yellow inks and left some white space.
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I added splatters using white, gold, and iridescent ink sprays. While that was drying, I stamped the sentiment “a meow Christmas to all” from Oh Kitty Tree with embossing ink on black cardstock and heat-embossed with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down as a label.
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I adhered the blended panel to my card base with double-sided adhesive. Then I mounted the kitty tree image and sentiment over it with foam tape. To finish the look, I added some gray shading below the cats so they don’t look like they’re floating.
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I hope you are inspired to start making holiday cards. Thanks so much for stopping by and to Mama Elephant for having me!


  1. Absolutely LOVE how this turned out.

  2. great basic colour palette!! gorgeous!!!

  3. This is so adorable! I love how you colored it. :)

  4. wonderful card...so bright!

  5. Precious! I wiah you had demoed how to do the fading background.