Today I’m sharing a birthday card featuring Mama Elephant “Party animals” stamp set. I love these cute rabbits having fun!
For the background I used Mama Elephant “Brushed florals” stamp set. This stamps are gorgeous, and getting beautiful backgrounds with them is so easy! I stamped the flowers and leaves with Distress Inks, stamping white pigment ink on top of some of the images for mutting the color a little bit. Then, I used Lawn Fawn “Large stitched ovals” dies on this background panel and on two pieces of Bristol paper. I inked one Bristol paper oval with Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose Distress Inks. I ran the second Bristol paper oval through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “Grassy border” die and inked this piece with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.
I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. For the sentiment, I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Indian Gold on a piece of Bristol paper and after it was dried I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn “Ready, set, shake” stamp set using Versafine Onyx black ink. I had to let it dry for quite a long time. If I did it again, I would heat emboss it for sure.
I adhered the background panel to a card base, and next glued the oval, the grass, and the images. As a final touch, I used Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen on the stars on the hats and on the glasses because they are drinking champagne 😉 and added Glossy Accents to the balloon, the candles, the glasses and the stars on the hats.
Today I have another card featuring Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamp set. As some of you were worried about my previous card’s swimming sheep, I made this card to show you how friendy are these sharks 🙂 In fact, I wanted to include this surprise in the previous card, but I couldn’t find the way to make it work. So I had to make another card, this time with a pirate sheep —I’ve seen this on some card makers’ projects and I had to make it too!
First, I stamped the images on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them with alcohol markers and fussy cut everything. The sheep are from Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamp set, the pirate accessories are from “Booyah” stamp set as well as the sharks’ fins, which are made partialy stamping the bottom part of the ghosts.
For the card base I used a piece of cardstock trimmed to 4-1/4” x 11-1/2”. I made score marks on 5-1/5” and 11” so I have a A2 top folding car with a thin tab in the back side (I hope it makes sense!). I used Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” dies to die cut a hill on a Bristol paper panel, and made a mask using Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies. I inked the hill with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress inks, and the sea with Chipped Shapphire and Mermaid Lagoon. I also used Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies on a smaller piece of Bristol paper, and blended Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress inks on it. Finally, I blended Tumbled Glass on the background panel and used MFT “Sun rays” stencil with Picket Fence Distress paint. Then, I spritzed some water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds.
Next, I die cut a piece of vellum using Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies, stamped some fishes from Lawn Fawn “Pizza my heart” stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I stamped another two fishes from Lawn Fawn “Dad+me” stamp set with Memento Tangelo ink and colored them on orange shades. I adhered this piece of vellum to the backside of the hill panel and then I glued this to the front panel. I adhered the images and stamped the blubbles with Lawn Fawn Yeti white ink. Next, I adhered this to the front of my card base. Last, I glued the small wavy panel to the thin tab. The sentiment is from Lesia Zgharda and is heat embossed on white.
Today I have a super fun summer card featuring Lawn Fawn “Baaah humbug” stamps. Yes! A summer card using a Christmas stamp set! I’m totally in love with these sheep, I love sheep and these remind me of “Shaun the Sheep” tv series 🙂
First, I stamped the images on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them using ShinHan Touch Twin Brush markers and fussy cut everything. For the sunglasses I used Lawn Fawn “Lovable legends” stamp set. I think the hearts included on this set are the perfect size for the glasses, and I stamped them with Memento Lady Bug ink. For the shark fin I used the bottom of one of the ghosts from Lawn Fawn “Booyah” stamp set. The glass is from Mama Elephant “Otterly adorable” stamp set. Next, I made the float using the smaller die from Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” on a piece of paper from Lawn Fawn “Let’s polka in the dark” paper collection. I used my craft knife to cut a slot in the float for the sheep and also to cut around the sheep’s paws.
I used Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies to die cut two panels from Bristol paper and one from vellum. Then, I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies on one of the Bristol panels, and Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies on the vellum panel. I used Lawn Fawn “Slide on over” dies to die cut a slide on my background and vellum panels. Next, I blended Wild Honey and Dried Marigold Distress inks on the background panel, Peacock Feathers on the vellum panel and on the front panel, I used Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs for the sand and Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers for the sea. On the sand I used some brown alcohol markers, my Sakura Stardust clear pen and also applied some Picket Fence Distress paint with a brush.
Next, I used La Vida en Scrap “Escríbeme” stamp set to stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. Last, I adhered everything together and to a card base, and added some details with a white gel pen and Glossy Accents to the float and to the sunglasses.
I love this sheep, I think she looks so cool with her float!! I hope you like this card.
Today I’m sharing with you some graduation cards. Two of them are for a couple of workmates, Izaskun and Alex, who are defending their PhD theses these days. The other two are for my nephew Telmo and for my sister-in-law María, who just finished their school year. In fact, I just wanted to use all the images from Mama Elephant “Page huggers” stamp set, because they’re sooo cute 🙂
First, I stamped all the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I don’t have the coordinating dies, so I fussy cut everything and used my craft knife to cut the paws.
Background panel: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lovely Day. Background stamps: Lawn Fawn “Science of love”. Distress inks: Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. Diecut: Mama Elephant “Hooray”. Sequins: Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection”.
Background panel: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lovely Day. Background stamps: Lawn Fawn “Science of love”. Distress inks: Cracked Pistachio. Embossing powder: Wow “Bluetiful” Diecut: Neat and Tangled “Celebrate”. Sequins: Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection”.
Next, I die cut four pieces of watercolor paper using one of Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies, the one with rounded corners. As I wanted to use emboss resist technique, I stamped repeatedly different stamps on each background with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder, except for the bunny card, where I used Wow “Bluetiful” embossing powder. Then, I inked these panels with different Distress Inks: you can check the products I used on each card in picture captions (click the image).
Background panel: Lawn Fawn Beachside paper pad. Background stamps: Lawn Fawn “Science of love”. Distress inks: Fossilized Amber. Diecut: Neat and Tangled “Celebrate”. Sequins: Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection”.
Background panel: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lovely Day. Background stamps: Lawn Fawn “Just for you”. Distress inks: Picked Raspberries and Tattered Rose. Diecut: Mama Elephant “Hooray”. Sequins: Neat and Tangled.
For the sentiment, I die cut four times the words Celebrate (Neat and Tangled) and Hooray (Mama Elephant) from white cardstock and layered them together. I also die cut four different pattern papers using Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” big die. Next, I adhered these pattern panels to card bases, and glued the rest of the elements.
I added Glossy Accents to the glasses and some Wink of Stella to the die cut words. I also glued some sequins here and there to add some interest.
Today I have a wedding card featuring Mama Elephant “Tandem ride” and “Tandem extras” stamps. These were perfect for a couple of friends tha got married some weeks ago, since they usually ride a tandem bike when they’re on holidays.
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. By the way, the top hat is the flower pot from “Tandem extras” stamp set. I colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut the images. Then, I die cut the mountains using Lawn Fawn “Stitched mountain borders” dies and inked them with Gathered Twigs Distress ink. For the hills, I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies and blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. I also blended Dried Marigold Distress ink in the background for the sky. I spritzed some water and dried everything with a paper towel after few seconds for a distress effect.
I adhered everything together and then, as I wanted to be clear this is a wedding card, I added some accessories to the couple. I stamped three flowers using a stamp from Lawn Fawn “Just for you” stamp set with Picked Raspberries Distress ink, and the bow tie from Lawn Fawn “Beep boop birthday” stamp set with black ink, and for the veil I used a piece of white tissue paper.
Last, I glued the front panel to a kraft card base, added the frame die cut using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies, and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink on the inside of the card.
I think these Mama Elephant stamps are perfect for almost every occasion. In particular, I think they are fantastic for a wedding card like this.