Today I’m sharing a card I made using the lovely otters from Mama Elephant “Otterly Adorable” stamp set. I ordered this stamps and dies when they were released but I hadn’t used them yet. Shame on me! But I had the perfect excuse: I had to make a newborn baby card.
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut them. Next, I used Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies on two pieces of Bristol paper and inked them with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Then, I blended Dried Marigold on a Bristol panel, cover it with My Favorite Things “Sun ray” stencil and inked it again. I drop some water on all the inked pieces and I dried them with a paper towel after few seconds.
I used the wavy dies included in “Otterly Adorable” dies on the ocean panels to insert my otters there. I think those dies are super clever! Then, I glued the panels to a kraft card base (I used foam tape on the front panel) and place the otters using liquid glue and foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Peanut Brittle ink and made the frame using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies on kraft cardstock. Finally, I added some details to the otters with a white gel pen.
I hope to make more cards using these super cute stamps.
Thanks for stopping by! Have an otterly great day!! 😉
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.
I’m showing you today the birthday card I made for my boyfriend, whose name is Aitor. I wanted to make something special for him, so I made a pop-up card. I used MFT “Strike up the band” stamp set designed by Birdie Brown. How cute are these bunnies? And I love the sentiments in the stamp set!
I stamped all the bunnies on Bristol paper with VersaFine onyx black ink and colored everything using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and a gold gel pen for some details. Then I fussy cut all the images. I kept the front panel very simple using Lawn Fawn “Perfectly plaid christmas” paper and a stripe of white cardstock die cut using Lawn Fawn “Stitched borders” dies. I stamped the sentiment with Memento lady bug ink and adhered the little drummer with foam tape.
For the inside of the card I used blue cardstock for the sky, and then I die cut two pieces of green cardstock using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies. I don’t have any pop-up dies, so I made the pop-up mechanism using a craft knife on the back hillside cardstock. Then I adhered the front hill cardstock to those pop-up elements and glued the bunnies. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Make a wish” stamp set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using WOW clear hologram sparkle embossing powder.
I really like how this card turned out. To be honest, this was my second attempt to make the pop-up mechanism, but I wanted to check if I needed the pop-up dies or if I could made this kind of card without them.