Some Christmas Cards

Hi!!!

I just wanted to wish you Merry Christmas and share a couple of Christmas card featuring Mama Elephant stamps and dies. Boy, I always find myself making all my Christmas cards in the last minute!

Mama Elephant “Me and My Yeti” stamps are one of my fav Christmas stamps. Last year I made a bunch of cards featuring the Yetis, but for this year’s ones, I wanted to use all the little images included in the set. I took as inspiration Christmas at Bullerby by Astrid Lindgren.

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I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die cut them using coordinating dies. I added Lawn Fawn Prisma glitter to the roofs and the trees.  Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies to make some snowy hills and blended a tiny bit of Cracked Pistachio Distress ink on the top of the hills. Then, I blended Cracked Pistachio and Tattered Rose Distress inks on the background panel and added the sentiment, from Mama Elephant “Sentiments from a Yeti” stamp set, with the word Christmas heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

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I used Mama Elephant “Picket Fence” dies so I could have a place for the little girl to sit. I glued all the elements and images to a card base and framed the scene with a frame die cut using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies. I added polka detail to the frame using a silver pen.

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As I had colored more images than I ended using, I decided to make another card. I used Mama Elephant “All Prettied Up” dies to die cut the background panel. As I’m always scared of white space, I stamped a polka pattern using Waffle Flower “Pattern Play” stamps and Delicata Golden Glitz ink. I stamped the sentiment from “Sentiments from a Yeti” with Versafine Onyx black ink.

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I thought it will be nice to have the little images on a grid, and I made one using Mama Elephant “Peek a Frame” window die, running it through my Big Shot twice. Then, I blended Cracked Pistachio, Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick Distress inks on the little squares.

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Here comes the more tedious part: adding tiny bits of foam tape on the back of the grid. Next, I adhered it to the background and glued the little squares and all the images.

This last card is probably my favorite Christmas card for this year. Hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have an amazing week!

 

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Jolly Christmas Card

Hola!!

Today I’m sharing a card featuring a Purple Onion Design stamp designed by Stacey Yacula. This snowman image is so sweet!! I love it!

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I stamped the snowman on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and I made a mask for him. I also masked the lower part of the panel. Then I blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks trying to get a lighter area around the snowman. Next, I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

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I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn “Toboggan Together” stamp set and heat embossed it on gold. Last, I decided I wanted some snowflakes falling from the sky and stamped all I could find in my Lawn Fawn stash and heat embossed them on white.

This card was quick and easy to make and I’m thinking on “mass” produce it, maybe in different colors. What do you think? Do you like it?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!

Christmas shaker card

Hi!!

I wanted to share with you the last Christmas card I made last year. I shared it on Instagram but I wanted to publish it here on my blog too. I used Mama Elephant “Pix’s happy holidays” stamps, which are super cute, and Lawn Fawn “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on”. These dies are fantastic because you can create the most amazing shakers, not only for Christmas but for any occasion.

First, I stamped the bunny with Versafine Onyx black in on Bristol paper, colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut it. I added Wink of Stella to the bunny’s wings. Next, I stamped the snow globe from “Ready set snow” stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Bristol paper, colored it with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and used the coordinating dies. Then, I stamped the plaque with Versafine Onyx black ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and colored it with a gold gel pen.

I wanted the shaker element to be an ornament that could be hung and also a magnetic decoration. I had some magnetic leftovers from a super cool set of Mario Bros. magnets a friend gifted me that I could use on my project. So I glued a piece of magnetic sheet to the center of the card base and then adhered the pattern paper panel from Lawn Fawn “Knit picky” collection. By the way, I love this paper collection because I’m a huge fan of Christmas sweaters!

Here is the magnetic ornament on my fridge. You can see my Mario Bros. magnets too 😀

Next, I mounted the shaker element. I used “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on” twice on some fun foam and glued the two pieces together. I glued some clear thread to the backside of the bunny and adhered the thread between these two layers of fun foam, because I wanted the bunny to be a suspended element but apparently there is not enough room for it to move. Then, I glued the fun foam to the back side of the snow globe that is die cut from some pattern paper too. I added a piece of magnetic sheet in the lower part of the snow globe, between the fun foam and the back panel. After using my anti-static tool to remove the stickiness, I added some Lawn Fawn glitter (I used both, chunky and prisma) and close the shaker with a piece of acetate and the front piece of the snow globe. Last, I added the sentiment plaque with foam tape and place the shaker element on the front of the card, where is attached thanks to the magnets.

I hope you like this shaker card!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day!