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Guest Designer Debby Van Diepen with Zodiac Monkey

Hi! I am Debby van Diepen and I am Guest Designing for Mama Elephant today! Here is a little bit of myself: 

I am happily living in The Netherlands with my family. My husband Sjoerd and three kids. We have lost our baby boy 5 years ago, and that was the time i really started with the art of cardmaking. I have always been very creative (i even was a graphic designer student once). But in that time, i needed a 'bubble' for myself to step out of the 'real' world. I could handle my grief better that way. Since then i am very much into cardmaking and i absolutely love it! I love to step in my bubble and give my creative brain a form. A few months ago i discoverd the world of cute critters from Mama Elephant more, Snow Angels, to be excact. Those cuties are still my biggest love ;) Since then i started making cards with critters and scènes more. I love working with them, never thought i would hahaha.

I am very honoured to have a spot here on this amazing blog among these amazingly talented designers!

Hugs, Debby


For this slimline project i used a few different ME stamp sets and the Slim Card Basics die set and Whimsy Alphas die set. The stamp sets i used are 'me and my yeti' 'little sloth agenda' and 'swinging borders'.

I started with the card panel. I die cut the scallop piece and the cloud edge piece. I inked the pieces with Distress Oxide inks bundled sage and shabby shutters. I also used a green pencil to color the edge of the bush (cloud) piece.

I stamped all my images and I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers. Added some extra details with a red pencil and a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I arranged all the stamped images on the card. Some, i glued down and for others i used foam squares.

For the letters i used the Whimsy Alphas die set. Inked them with Distress Oxide ink shabby shutters and added on a few places some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - mother of pearl. I inked the card base with Distress Oxide ink pumice stone. I placed the card panel on the card base with double sided foam tape. And that's it! Hope you like this project. I had a lot of fun making it!


  1. Beautiful card Debbie! Congrats on guest designing for ME! I love all your creations 😍💗

  2. Wat een prachtige kaart, ik zag hem al bij cloud9 op FB. Mooi ook om te lezen hoe deze hobby je rust en troost geboden heeft bij dat grote verdriet. Ik hoop nog veel van je te zien!

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