To manatee-rific years together

Hola!!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for my hubby, because some days ago it was the anniversary of our first date. Lawn Fawn “Manatee-rific” stamp set is perfect for this kind of card. Plus, this is one of my fav stamps sets from the summer release. Seriously, how cute are these manatees??

I colored the manatees with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and used the coordinating dies to die cut all the images. I inked a watercolor panel with Distress inks using Hero Arts “Waves” stencil. I rotated the stencil because I wanted the effect of seaweed instead of waves.

I used Mama Elephant “All prettied up” dies to die cut the scalloped frame and then adhered the panel to a card base with foam tape. I used foam tape to adhere the manatees as well.

For the sentiment, I stamped the word “cheers”, from Lawn Fawn “Let’s bokeh” stamp set, and the rest of the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it on silver. As a final touch, I added a few sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards and some sparkle here and there using Wink of Stella.

I’m entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fun in the sun

I hope you like this card!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!

 

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Not my circus, not my monkeys

Hi!!

I have a fun pop-up box card to share with you today featuring Mama Elephant “Little Monkey Agenda” stamps and dies. These monkeys are the cutest!! The idea behind this card is the saying “not my circus, not my monkeys”, which I think is super funny.

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I began inking some Bristol paper to have an striped pattern, which gives the look of circus, and run it through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “scalloped box card pop-up” dies. I decorated the outside with the first part of the proverb using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies. I covered the letters with Glossy Accents after I glued them and added the little Son GokĹ«, the Monkey King 🙂

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I added a lot of monkeys from Mama Elephant ” Little Monkey Agenda” stamps and dies to the inside of the card. Some of them are hanging from the tightrope, some others are making acrobatics… I wanted to have a lot of things going on here!

The second part of the expression is on the front flap. I used Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” stamps to spell it, stamping it on a white panel with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

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I decorated the lateral flaps with more monkeys!

I love how this card tuned out. I think it is super fun! I hope you like it too!!

Thanks for stopping by!

The best ninja

Hi!!!

Sorry for been MIA! I haven’t post anything lately because my hubby and I have been road tripping the US. We drove between Chicago and New Orleans and visited many cities, and we really enjoyed our trip.

Today I’m sharing a birthday card I made for my brother featuring Mama Elephant “Tiny Ninjas” stamps and dies. I’m a sucker for any Japanese themed stuff, so this is one of my favorite ME stamp sets.

First, I stamped the two ninjas which are mirror images on Neenah white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them with alcohol markers and die cut them. Next, I stamped other ninja images on a white panel with Mama Elephant Winter ink. The idea was to record the trajectory of the ninja on a subtle color and spotlight the spinning ninja, if that makes sense.

Here you can see the front and the rear of my envelope. In case you are wondering, my brother’s favorite color is yellow!

Then, I used a star shaped die from Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies to make the window for my spinning ninja. I used the shame die on the card base as well. I sandwiched a clear thread between the two ninjas, glued the threads ends to the card base and adhered the front panel to the card base. The sentiment (from Mama Elephant “Brushed florals” stamp set) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I wanted to highlight the spinning ninja, so I die cut a star from Simon Says Stamp “Glimmery Sunshine” cardstock, a little bit bigger than the window, and glued it on the inside of the card.

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I also decorated the envelope stamping two ninjas, one on the front and one on the rear, and colored them with Prismacolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day!