Sunday, December 28, 2014
Hello! This is my second post for today (I know twice in one day?!). I've got one more card for the Mama Elephant Challenge that ends tonight, so while I had all my supplies out I decided to make another card.
Like my earlier post, this card uses the Mama Elephant stamp set Pandamonium along with the Happy word die that coordinates with the Happy Everything set. This is a shaker card except that the shaker window is flat and created using a sandwich of white card stock and vellum with little red hearts as my shaker pieces.
I started out with a white card base, added a die cut panel of red scallop, then used an embossing folder to emboss a white panel on top of that. I liked the backside of the embossing on the white card stock, where the dots where indented so I used it that way. Then I added my die cut heart shaker, my stamped and colored popped up panda with his little Valentine and underneath that, my black die cut happy. I used an older Stampin Up set that I had for the Valentine's Day sentiment flag. I really have very little Valentine's Day stamps, I might need to fix that :)
Hi there folks! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Sorry I've been missing in action here on my blog but right before Christmas I came down with the flu. Yes, yuck! Not fun being sick all through the holiday. I'm still coughing and blowing but I wanted to take a few minutes to post two cards that I created for the Mama Elephant Challenge for this month which is to create a Valentine card. Yep I know what you're thinking, Valentine's already? but as a card maker it's never too early to start crafting ahead for the next holiday.
The first card that I created is a shaker card using the adorable Mama Elephant stamp set Pandamonium. I started out with a white card base and then added a red die cut and embossed scalloped panel using the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts basic set and a polka dot embossing folder. For the scallop heart cutout to create my shaker, I used the Papertrey Ink shakers & sprinkles heart die. I added a little Copic marker shading and pink cheeks to my kissing pandas before I filled my shaker with silver and red sequins and red and pink hearts. This card was so fun to make that I can see myself making more of these.
My second Valentine card, I used the same Pandamonium stamp set along with another Mama Elephant set Party Kit. The little panda was stamped, colored and die cut, then popped up on a white die cut panel that I had stamped the three heart balloons and streamers. The sentiment was stamped in black ink onto a pink banner and added on top of the die cut green hill and for some added detail I glued on a few clear iridescent sequins.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Hello friends! The Challenge #21 is up and has a fun new sketch and color pallet for all of us to create with. We hope you'll join the design team and play along.
For my card I used only the sketch (that's just one of the things that I like about this challenge, you can use just the sketch or just the colors or both). I needed a few birthday cards so I pulled out my Papertrey Ink stamp sets Shakers & Sprinkles, Cupcake Collection and Birthday Style.
I started out with a white card base, then stamped the top and bottom portion of a piece of raspberry fizz card stock with the banners from the Birthday Style set. Next I added a piece of real red card stock and my hawaiian shores banner and on top of that my die cut ovals with the mat cut from aqua mist. The die cut word Sprinkles was cut from a piece of silver metallic paper and tucked under that is my die cut cupcake with hearts and sprinkles glued on.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
For my card I used the Mama Elephant stamp sets Arctic Penguins and Jolly and Merry. A few details: I embossed the red panel using a polka dot embossing folder. I added some glitter to the Santa hat on the last penguin and silver glitter pen to their skates and some glossy accents to their eyes and beaks. Two of the little packages have some white gel pen detail to them and all of the penguins were colored with Copic markers.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Hi there and good morning! It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
For my card I used the Mama Elephant stamp sets Arctic Penguins and Jolly and Merry (I made a batch of cards using these sets, I love these cute penguins). A few details: After stamping the Jolly once in brocade blue, I stamped off and stamped it again just slightly off to give a shadowed look. I used a silver glitter pen on the penguins hats and skates and within the letters of Holidays sentiment and I added some white pen to the little snowflakes to give them some pop.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Sparkle & Shine: Holiday Additions along with coordinating dies to create a shaker card using these nontraditional colors.
Monday, December 1, 2014