Graduation cards

Hi!!

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 Mar√≠a, 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 ūüôā

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.

 

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).

 

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.

I hope you like these cards!!

I’m entering this project into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:¬†Use Patterned Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Tandem Ride Wedding Card

Hola!
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.
I hope you like this card.  Have a nice day!

Cat Café

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Today I have a super fun card! When I first saw the Mama Elephant “Nom nom kitties” stamp set I knew I wanted to make this card: a cat caf√© ruled by ninjas! But in this caf√© the kittens are the customers.

To make this card I first stamped all the images from Mama Elephant “Tiny nijas” and “Nom nom kitties” stamp sets on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything. Then, I die cut a piece of Bristol paper using the big frame die from Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies, masked the upper portion, stamped Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain Backdrops” stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and blended Gathered Twigs Distress ink. Next, I masked the bottom portion of the panel and blended Tattered Rose Distress ink. I also stamped randomly the little sakura flower stamp from Lawn Fawn “Let’s roll” stamp set using the same ink -I love japanese themed stamps!! I also made a shoji door die cutting a piece of kraft cardstock using the window frame from Mama Elephant “Peek a frame” dies and gluing vellum paper on the back side. Finally, I adhered¬†everything to the panel. I had to cut the ninjas to avoid showing through the door. I love how they’re looking the cats astonished!

Let’s take a look to the inside of the card. I knew I wanted to make a pop-up card, so I trimmed down a piece of Bristol paper to a A2 size card. I inked the upper part with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, spritzed some water and dried it with a paper towel after few seconds. Then, I used the same Lawn Fawn “Woodgrain backdrops” stamp on the bottom portion of the card. Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Everyday pop-ups” dies and glued the cats and the ninjas to the pop-up elements. I added some sushi and the prawn and the narutomaki to two pieces of acetate I adhered to the backside of the ninjas. I love it look like they are in a hurry and the food is flying away ūüôā

I also die cut some trees and leaves from color cardstock using Mama Elephant “Birch trees” dies, and glued them to the background. This way it seems one of those japanese restaurants where you can enjoy a view of the garden while you are having lunch. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Tandem extras” on a piece of vellum I previously die cut with Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” with Versamark ink, heat embossed it using white embossing powder and glued it to the card. Last, I adhered the front panel to the outside of the card base and the inner part to the inside or the card base.

I really had fun making this card and I love how both Mama Elephant stamp sets work together so well!! I hope you like it!

Have a nice day!!

Wedding Card

Hola!

Today I’m sharing a wedding card I made using Altenew “Peony bouquet” stamp set. These flowers are just gorgeous, aren’t they? I think they are perfect for elegant wedding cards.

First, I stamped the flowers and the sentiment (from Mama Elephant “Whale wishes” stamp set) on Arches watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed them using gold embossing powder. I did some masking to have some leaves and flowers behind the big flower. I wanted to color the flowers in some way to get a pearly¬†effect, so I smushed Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress inks on a laminated paper and mixed the inks with Perfect Pearls. Then I colored everything using these homemade pearlescent watercolors. I love the shiny look, it’s so beautiful!

Then, I added Antique Linen Distress ink around the flowers to give some depth. Finally, I adhered the front panel to a blue card base using double sided tape. As you can see, I made a coordinating envelope stamping the big flower and heat embossing it with gold embossing powder.

I’m entering this card into Altenew¬†April 2017 Inspiration Challenge

into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash it on

and into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or Flowers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!

Tiny Ninjas Spinner Card

Hi everyone!

Today I have a card featuring Mama Elephant “Tiny Ninjas” stamp set. I loooove this cute ninjas, I’m a sucker for japanese themed things!

I wanted to make a card for Seven Hills Crafts April Sketch Challenge, and I had a hard time deciding which card should I make. Here the sketch:

april17sketch

Finally, I decided to use these super cute ninjas and this is my card:

First, I used Lawn Fawn “Small stitched ovals” dies to die cut a window in my card base and a big oval from dark blue cardstock. Then, I used Mama Elephant “Cityscape” dies¬†on black, grey and white cardstock and blended¬†Memento tuxedo black ink into the white die cut piece to get a dark shade of gray. I trimmed pieces of yellow cardstock and glued them on the back of the cityscape die cuts, glued the three die cuts pieces and used the oval die on them. Then¬†adhered this skyline to the blue oval¬†piece and everything into the inside of the card.

Then, I stamped the ninjas, gifts, shurikens and the flower bouquet with Memento Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock, colored the images with alcohol markers and fussy cut everything. On the front side of the card I stamped repeatedly¬†the “hi-ya!” sentiment and the shuriken using Mama Elephant Winter ink to get a soft pattern. Then I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The diagonal element of this card is the thread I sandwiched between the spinning ninjas and held to the corners of the card with the big shurikens. Last, I adhered the other two ninjas to look like one of them is running along the thread and the other one is sliding along it, on their¬†mission of delivering the presents ūüėČ Last, I adhered the last ninja to the inside of the card with a pile of gifts.

I hope you like this card!

Have a nice day!