Saturday, February 17, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Painting Piggies

Hello crafty friends! Today Mama Elephant is kicking off the stamp Highlights for February and we are featuring the adorable and artsy Painting Piggies . This set is so great because it has so many wonderful art supplies and accessories. I especially love the paintbrushes and cans of dripping paint. The coordinating dies have a perfect little seam in them at the top of those paint cans to allow you to tuck a brush or something into the paint cans. 


I created a little scene that I built up on an inblended background that I made using the Combo Rectangle Creative Cuts. I adore the scalloped background it makes, and how easy it is to achieve that two tone look by simply cutting two layered from colored cardstock, and inkblending your desired darker tone onto one of the layers. This way everything matches beautifully, but has just enough contrast to be noticeable. 


I combined the images from the Painting Piggies set with two smaller piglets from the new Little Pig Agenda stamp and CC sets. I love that those small piggies fit into the canvas & frame stamp images. I surrounded a stamped in die cut sentiment from the new Lucky Friend stamp set, with some art supplies and added some tangerine colored sequins onto the scene. 

This new release is so fun to create with and I hope you take the time to check out all of the inspiration from the entire Design Team. Thank you for stopping by,

Davina 

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Birthday with The Greeting Farm

Hello crafty friends! Today is release day over at The Greeting Farm and there’s a little something for everyone. Over the past 3 days I’ve shared a card using each of the new sets, and I’ve really loved creating with every stamp set. For today’s card, I’m circling back to the cutie Birthday Bears stamp set. 


I love the playful way this set was drawn and the whole group of bears in one big image. I wanted a different look than the last card I made, so instead of different shades of brown, I decided on a group of creamy white polar bears. 


I used a cool tone color pallette of aqua, blue, lime green, and purple, to give an icy arctic feel. I stenciled a balloon filled background using a Pretty Pink Posh layered stencil, then layered it with purple carstock and a colorful plaid paper. 


After stamping my image and letting the ink dry well, I gently shaded the bears in shades of warm gray then added some little dots for texture. I colored the accessories with the same cool colors and added some white highlights. I used my scan n cut to cut the image out and mounted it with foam tape. I added a layered die cut Happy Birthday and surrounded it with some die cut candles and a party hat. 

I love the way you can use this set is grand enough to use on its own, yet not loose its impact when surrounded by lots of color and die cut pieces. Make sure to head over to The Greeting Farm to shop the new release and see all of the beautiful inspiration from the entire Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by, Davina 

Monday, January 22, 2024

Designer Series: “Herd” It’s Your Birthday

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, to share my Mama Elephant Designer Series project. I am calling this slimline shaker card ‘Herd’ It’s Your Birthday, and I love the hot pink farm theme. The January Mama Elephant release is so adorable, with all of the farm themed products, and I combined quite a few on this landscape card. 


I used the Slim Card Basics CC die set to cut the card base from hot pink cardstock, the pink gingham top layer with windows, and the white scalloped frame. I’ve been on a mission to put a dent into the sequin collection I have amassed, so don’t be shocked when I make a million shakers. I inked a bright blue sky onto a back panel the same size as the gingham layer, and framed it in with foam tape after placing a little red farm house in the top left corner. I filled it in with lots of bright clay confetti and added a grassy strip over the acetate, but under the gingham.


I stamped the farm house, flowers, and hay bales from the Little Agenda House stamp set. I know the hay images were intended to be bushes, but they worked perfectly for my farm scene hay piles. Then, I added a white picket fence that I cut using the Farm House CC die set. I cut two and covered the seam up with a little cow image. Next, I stamped a bunch of adorable teeny cows from the Little Cow Agenda stamps, and colored each differently. I arranged them across the bottom of my scene and got to work on my sentiment. I made a custom punny banner using the smaller Little Signage Agenda stamp set. The letter size was perfect. Once adhered, I glued some tiny iridescent stars all around the top. 


Mixing and combining stamp sets is my favorite technique for making unique cards and scenes. I hope that you enjoy this scene, and thank you for stopping by,

Davina 

Saturday, January 20, 2024

It’s Your Lucky Day with Pretty Pink Posh


Hello crafty friends! Davina here to share a bit of Luck with you. I just can’t get over how cute the newest Pretty Pink Posh release is. All the beautiful Valentines Day and St.Patricks Day products make me smile. One of the first projects I made was this St. Patricks Day Cupcake themed card. 


I used the fantastic new Big Valentines Day Cupcake Dies and the Lucky Stamp set and dies combined with the older Leprechaun image from the Best of Luck stamp set. After stamping, coloring, and ink blending my images, I assembled them over a clover filled back ground that I made using the Layered Shamrocks Stencil. I gently splattered some metallic gold ink and matted with yellow and green layers. 


I embossed my sentiment onto a black banner cut from the Sentiment Strip Die Set, and added a bakers twine bow to the top corner. I finished this off with the addition of some clay embellishments from the new St. Patricks Day Clay Confetti Mix

Thanks you for stopping by and I hope that you check out all of the fabulous inspiration from the incredible Design Team,

Davina 

Friday, January 19, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Surprise Boxes

Hello crafty friends! Today is the final day of the Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights, and we are going out with a bang. The card I made today features the Surprise Boxes stamps and Creative Cuts combined with the new Square Grid Cover Creative Cuts


This 9 grid cover plate makes it so easy and fun to make unique shaker cards. I added a cloudy border to the front of the grid, and made my sequin filled shaker atop an inkblended aqua panel. After stamping these adorable images and coloring with copic markers, I cut them out using the coordinating die cuts. I love the cute gift wrapping accessories and layered them across the bottom. I cut two speech bubbles from black card stock using the Simple Friends Bubbles CC, then heat embossed sentiments from Surprise Boxes stamp set.


I mounted this shaker grid onto a fuchsia 4.5 X 4.5 card base, and finished it off with a few of the assorted sequins. Make sure to head over to the Mama Elephant blog to see the entire release and more inspiration from the Design Team. Thank you for stopping by,

Davina 

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights: Simple Friends Bubbles

Hello crafty friends! Today Mama Elephant is featuring the Simple Friends Bubbles stamp set and Creative Cuts. This is such a great little combo for adding colorful sentiments to your projects. The coordinating dies make it a snap to cut out all of the bubbles in one pass of the machine. Each sentiment is a friendship themed sentiment but even better are the outline stamps that make it possible to create your own bubbles using sentiment stamps. 


My project today uses the Simple Friends Bubbles set paired with the new Surprise Boxes stamps. I stamped the sentiment bubbles with different pastel shades of Distress Oxide Inks, to match the copic colors I used on the critters from the Surprise Boxes set. I created a square shaped scene for the upper half of my card, to make a Polaroid type scene. I put the word bubbles into the cloudy upper area and layered my images onto the grassy inkblended background. 


I used the Lucky Alpha Creative Cuts to create a layered sentiment across the bottom. And shaded it to match my lavender sky. I finished of these letters with a glittery finish from my Wink of Stella brush, and a sprinkling of teeny iridescent stars across the sky. 

Make sure you head over to the Mama Elephant blog to see more of the release and lost of inspiration from the Design Team. Thank you for stopping by,

Davina 


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Little Cow Agenda

Hello crafty friends! Today Mama Elephant is featuring the Little Cow Agenda Stamps & Creative Cuts. I am such a huge fan of all of the Agenda stamp sets. They are just the cutest, and make it so easy and fun to fill up a scene. These little cows are no exception. I combined these adorable little cows with the new Farm House CC to make a whole farm scene, and just love how this card turned out. 


First I made the barn out of bright red card stock with crisp white trim. I gently inked the edges of the barn for some added depth, and popped it up on foam tape. I layered it over ink blended sky and grassy lawn with the smallest hint of the white fence showing on each side. 


I added my Little Agenda Cows around the barn door and a few stacks of hay into the upper window. I finished the scene with a speech bubble from the new Simple Friends Bubble CC and a sentiment from the Boxed Drinks Stamp set. I added a clean white mat layer and a nice bright striped layer to really make the farm scene pop.


Thank you so much for stopping by, make sure to check out the Mama Elephant Blog to see all of the new products and great inspiration.