Posts Tagged ‘Mama Elephant’

Pop ‘N Hop

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

It’s a new month, which means we’ve got a new BLOG HOP for you and we are kicking off a new theme over on our SNS Challenge Page on Facebook as well! For the hop today, we are all sharing Pop Up Box Cards! Today I’m using one that was pre-cut and ready to assemble by The Paper Cut, which you can purchase in the online store. On Facebook we challenge you to make 3D Cards: Cards that POP this month! Should be fun to see how everyone interprets it 🙂

As usual with our hops, we have a giveaway as well- a winner will be randomly chosen from those who leave comments along the way to receive a $50 gc for the online store! Yay!

I chose to use a mini box together with this cute little Rock Monster stamp & die set by Mama Elephant. The stamps are pretty small, around 1.5″ tall, so it was perfect in this mini box which folds to fit in a standard A2 envelope! I dug through my stash of 6×6 paper pads and found one by Simple Stories (circa 2013… never even opened. oops) and used it as my color palette to color these little cuties with my Copic Markers. The coordinating dies worked great, and I love all the sentiments that come with the set as well! I planned to send this card to my dad (he is amazing on guitar and will always be a rockstar to me!) so combined a couple of the sentiments for the front panel of the card.

I measured, cut and glued patterned paper onto the individual panels and then I hit a little road block… I wanted to add more to the card, but since this is not my usual style I didn’t have other stamps or small dies to combine with the images. I ended up finding a swirly flourish by Memory Box and a few old school circle punches to kick things up a notch. A bit of bling finished it off. These ‘cards’ are kinda tricky to photograph… so I went overboard a bit to capture a few different angles!

As I mentioned, this little box folds down to fit in an A2 envelope. Here’s a look at the folded card as it would be when the recipient opens it…

I think I’m going to write on the green panels, working my way around the card. This is my first time doing one of these so I’m not really sure what you are supposed to do 🙂 Here’s how it looks as it starts to unfold…

… and finally, a close up of my little Monster Rock Band!

The kit comes with three rows to be included inside the box, but I chose to just use two of them for this little box. It was a lot of fun to make, I’m going to be looking through my stamps & dies to see what other ideas I can come up with! And I’m sure to be inspired by the design team and their projects!

Next on the hop, you can head over and check out Susan’s card! The full order is listed below if you get lost anywhere along the way. Happy Hopping!

Tara

Susan

Chala

Nancy E

Laurie

Nancy F

Sandi

Kia

Deborah

Inky hugs,

Tara

Stunning Stamping with Mama Elephant

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Hello friends!  My name is Dawn and I am at the little mennonite blog.  I have been blogging and card making for about 8 or 9 years, and scrapbooking on and off since I was a young teen.  I am so happy to be apart of the Scrap n Stamp team!  Today I will be working with the Mama Elephant stamp set Botanic Hello to create this simple, stunning card.

Directions:

Stamp the Mama Elephant’s Botanic Hello with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto white cardstock.  You need to use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink so you can colour the image with alcohol based markers without having the stamped image run.  Colour the Botanic image with alcohol based markers such as Tombow or Chameleon.  I recommend this set.  If you use colours with a few shades of difference between each colour to get a more stunning look.  (As oppose to using colours that are very closely related.)  After the colouring was complete I cut out the image with scissors made for fine details. Use glossy accents on all of the stamens.  Adhere image to an white A2 card front using foam squares.

Add Gelly Roll gold gel pen to the letters for added interest.

Stamp the “awesome” sentiment from the Mama Elephant stamp set with VersaMark ink.  Using Lawn Fawn’s white embossing powder on Lawn Fawn’s Black Licorice Cardstock heat emboss the sentiment.  Get a good heat gun here.  I recommend getting a brand named heat gun – from experience a generic brand does not last long.  Adhere the sentiment with a strip of Be Creative 3mm Tape (a Canadian product!) and give to someone AWESOME!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Hello everyone, Kia here today. It is not long now before Santa starts his journey!

I used the adorable set from Mama Elephant called Santa’s Sleigh for this card, doing some water colouring using a mix of watercolours consisting of Gansai, Color Burst and Distress Inks, and I also used silver pen on the sleigh rails. Rudolph also has a red shiney nose thanks to some Wink of Stella I added.

For the moon I first painted it in yellow, then went over it with a watered down acrylic paint to get the glow look.

I stamped my sentiment in red and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Once I was finished with the background I went over it with the Micro Glaze and buffed it for a shine, which is hard to see in the picture. I attached the sentiment with glue, and attached the dogs and sleigh using foam squares. My friend wants to give this card to her hubby, and it fits perfectly as they have 3 dogs. The little dogs shown in the picture I will use on the inside.

Thank you for joining me today. I will see you next time … and that will be in 2019!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.