2 Cards with 1 Happy Birthday Die from Mama Elephant

Hi everyone! I’m so excited I finally could add these adorable panda’s to my Mama Elephant collection. And I just love the big happy birthday die. Today I want to show you how you can easily make 2 cards out of this 1 big die cut.

Watch my youtube video below or on my channel, and see how I made these 2 cards. It also contains useful tips on creating a shaker card and to easily pop up the Happy Birthday sentiment.

This brand can be hard to come by when you live in The Netherlands. But I have good news for my fellow Europeans! My favourite store, Cloud9 Crafts, has added this brand to their collection! This post is not sponsored by the way, I’m just a big fan of the shop and the great customer service.

I hope you liked these cards and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

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Card | Sunset Birthday with Distress Ink

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing another beach themed card with the Beach Chickies from Mama Elephant. In a previous post I created a card with a sunset in a polaroid frame and I liked that idea so much that I extended it to a whole card.

To create the background, I masked of the top and bottom part of the paper. From the bottom to the way up I blended the following Distress Inks making sure they are blended well together for a smooth transition: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick. To give the background a nice shine, I brushed Perfect Pearls on top. To also a bit more interest, I sprayed water on top to fix the pearls and create water droplets.

For coloring the Beach Chickies I used my Copic Sketch markers:

  • Chickie: Y11, Y13, Y18, B00, BG02, BG05, YG01, YG13, YG17
  • Coconut: E55, E57, E59, YG01, YG13, YG17, Y13
  • Umbrella: B00, BG02, BG05, B93, B95, B97

After I finished coloring I used the coordinating dies to die cut them. To also add some shimmer and shine to the images I used Stickles, Wink of Stella, and Glossy Accents. With a white gel pen I added dots to the umbrella. I stamped the sentiment with VersaSafine Onyx Black ink as that is a nice juicy ink which I needed because I coated it in clear glossy embossing powder and heat set it.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

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Card | Let’s All Go To The Beach

Hi everyone! I don’t think I’ve ever made so many cards with 1 stamp set in such a short period of time. For this card I stamped and colored everything from the Beach Chickies stamp set. That is also the reason I named this post, “Let’s all go to the beach”.

As I wanted this card to be dimensional and special, I chose to work with the mini pop-up box die from Lawn Fawn. The idea behind the box in the middle was that I wanted that chickie to be sort of the lifeguard watching over all the other chickies. Although he is not doing an awesome job as the chickie with the kite is almost flying away!

I’ve also created 2 video’s: One is all about the copic coloring, the other shows the assembly process of the card. If you like watching my video’s, make sure to subscribe.

I hope you liked this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Card | Beach Chickie Background

Hi everyone! This is already card number 5 with the Beach Chickies from Mama Elephant! I really love stamp sets with which you can create various card designs. And this set is definitely one of those! If you also want to see all the other cards, you can find them here.

For this card I thought it would be fun to create a background with a couple of images from the set. I chose 2 beach chickies to be the main focal points and used the crab and coconut to fill in white space.

The Copic Sketch markers I used:

  • Chickie on towel: Y11, Y13, Y18, YG01, YG13, B00, BG02, BG05, C1, C3, C5, C9
  • Mermaid Chickie: Y11, Y13, Y18, YG01, YG13, YG17, YG67
  • Coconut: C5, E13, E39, YG17, R22, R24, R29
  • Crab: R22, R24, R29

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Card | A Day at the Beach

Hi everyone! Let’s go to the beach with the Beach Chickies! This card shows a typical day at the beach: During the day you enjoy the sun and take a dive, and in the evening you enjoy the last rays of sunshine with a cocktail.

To make the card, I first stamped and colored the images from Mama Elephant with my Copic Sketch markers. To create the backgrounds I blended several Distress Ink colors. For the blue sky I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. For the sunset sky I used Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Fired Bricked. To create the sand I blended Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.

For the polaroid frame I used the Die-Namic from MFT called Polaroid Shaker Frame. To make the card look playful, I adhered the images also outside the polaroid frames. The yellow-ish background is from the Spiffy Speckles paper from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Card | Copic Coloring with Beach Chickies from Mama Elephant

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing another card with you featuring the Beach Chickies from Mama Elephant. This design was somewhat out of my comfort zone as it is a bit more ‘abstract’. But it is good to go out of your comfort zone now and then, you never know what you will end up with!

For this card I made a process video in which I not only show the card assembly but also copic coloring. If you like my videos, make sure to subscribe to my channel.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies used:

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Card | An Amazing Day with Beach Chickies from Mama Elephant

Hi everyone! The Beach Chickies from Mama Elephant are just too cute! I have only posted this card a few days ago and I could not wait to create another one. It looks like they are having a blast at the beach. Enjoying the sun, relaxing, taking a swim…makes me wish I was there too.

For this card as well, I have added shimmer in a couple of places. It can be hard to capture in a photo, but in this close up picture you can see it quite well.

No video today, unfortunately. But for a similar process video you can watch this one.

I have colored all the critters with my copic markers. For the beach itself, I used Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and splattered Distress Ink Vintage Photo on top. For the water, I die cut the Spiffy Speckles paper.

To add shimmer to the card, I used Wink of Stella, Stickles, and Glossy Accents. Those 3 are really my favorite combo, depending on how much shimmer I want.

I hope you liked this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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