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,



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