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.
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.
I also decorated the envelope stamping two ninjas, one on the front and one on the rear, and colored them with Prismacolor pencils.
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 😉 Last, I adhered the last ninja to the inside of the card with a pile of gifts.
I know is soon for Christmas cards, but I thought I should begin with them if I don’t want be in a hurry by November with tons of cards to do and a short deadline. So, I bought this adorable stamp set, Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug. These sheep are soooo cute!
I was looking forward to making a spinner card, and the standing sheep is perfect for that.
First, I stamped the sheep twice, and the little present and the Christmas list. I colored everything with ShinHan Touch Twin brush markers and other alcohol markers from Tiger (these are not very good, but are really cheap). I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the present and the Christmas list. Then, I cut out a circle in a card base and in other piece of cardstock with Martha Stewart Circle Cutter (I don’t have a die cutting machine…).
I stamped the holly leaves and the tiny berries with Memento Bamboo Leaves and Lady Bug inks to create the pattern on the front of the card. Then, I stamped the greeting on white cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Wow Red Glitz embossing glitter. Finally, very carefully, I put everything together.