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Easy Mass Producible Design feat. Iconic Ornament – Mama Elephant

Hi everyone! Today is the release date of the Mama Elephant November release! It contains so many adorable stamps, but this time I wanted to do something a bit different. So instead of going for Mammoth Love or Up With Love, which I normally would do, I decided to create something with the Iconic Ornament stamp.

I know a lot of people seem to struggle with creating enough Christmas cards. So I decided so come up with a design which is easy to mass produce, and also a lot of fun to make as you can play around with different color combination.

There is also a process video available on my YouTube channel. If you don’t want to miss out on any of my videos, make sure to subscribe.

First I trimmed 4 pieces of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to the size I wanted. On all of them, I stamped the Iconic Ornament with VersaMark ink. And this is where a MISTI comes in very handy, as you only need to pop in the next piece of cardstock and stamp again. Then I coated it in WOW! white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun. For the sentiment, I thought it would look nice to emboss it in gold for some variation. Plus I was also planning to stamp the string and the top piece in gold.

Now everything is ready for ink blending. I masked off the area around the ornament with masking tape, out of which I die cut a circle with the Stacked Circles creatieve cuts which coordinate with the ornament. The Distress Oxide color combinations I worked with are:

  • Candied Apple, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
  • Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough
  • Speckled Egg, Peacock Feathers
  • Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet

The fun thing about this is you can go to town with different Oxide combinations and end up with different cards. With matching colored pencils, I colored a shadow around the ornaments to make them stand out more from the background.

Once done, I stamped the string and iron piece at the top of the ornament and heat set the gold embossing powder. The iron piece is actually open, but I wanted the bottom part to be solid gold. So with the VersaMark pen, I colored it in and coated it in the gold embossing powder which I heat set.

So now all my ornaments were done, and it was time to adhere them to the card base. For this I popped them up with craft foam to give it dimension. And as you can see, I also left a white border around it which nicely frames the card.

I hope you also like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thank you for stopping, and see you next time!

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