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Mood Board Inspired Glimmer Paste Card

Hi everyone! On the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog they shared a beautiful mood board by which I was inspired. The colors in the mood board are more pastel like, but as you can see, using pastel colors is not my strong suit πŸ˜‰

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My idea with this card was to create a gradient of the colors in the mood board. First I ink blended Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon on top of each other and over the Geo Snowflake stencil from SugarPea Designs. Then for the other colors I used Shaded Lilac, Picked Rasperberry, and Carved Pumpkin. To give it the icy winter feeling of the mood board, I applied Nuvo Glimmer paste on top.

While the glimmer paste was drying, I moved on to the sentiment. I die cut the Big Happy Birthday from Mama Elephant 3 times out of white cardstock. One of the dies, I colored pink with Picked Raspberry. To adhere them all together I used tacky glue and offset the top white sentiment a little bit. Finally I adhered the sentiment to the background.

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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A Frosty Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing 2 similar Happy Birthday cards with the cute Snow Angels from Mama Elephant.

For both of the cards, I die cut the Happy Birthday out of Neenah cardstock. For the background of the card with the bears, I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. For the other one I used Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers. To create the effect of snow, I diluted white acrylic paint and made splatters on the background. To create shimmer spots, I also sprayed shimmer spray through the snow day stencil.

While the backgrounds were drying, I stamped all the images on Perfect Colouring paper and colored them with my copic markers:

  • Polar bears: YR20, YR21, YR000, YR01 , E50, E51, E53, B93, B95, B97, B00
  • Cat and fox: YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27, YR000, YR01, YR02, BG72, BG75, BG78

After coloring. I first adhered the Happy Birthday to the background and decided where I wanted my images to go. Then on those spots, I stamped the snow angels with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To create the magical sparkle look of snow, I put Glossy Accents on the snow angels and Happy Birthday and tipped Prisma Glitter on top. Once that was dry, I adhered my images with foam squares. As a final touch, I added Stickles Frosted Lace to the scarfs and hat.

I hope you like 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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A Merry Meowy Christmas!

Hi everyone! When I saw the cute stack of snow cats I just had to have these sets! The one on the left is from the limited Stamptember 2019 edition, and the one on the right is from the Snow Friends stamp set from Mama Elephant which is still available!

First I started with the background as that had to dry . First I ink blended Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass over the Geo Snowflake stencil from SugarPea Designs which is an absolute favorite of mine! Then to make it really sparkling, I put Nuvo Glimmer paste moonstone over top. The result was this beautiful icy looking background.

While the background was drying, I stamped all the images from the Mama Elephant Snow Friends on Perfect Colouring paper and colored them with my copic markers:

  • Scarfs: BG13, BG15, BG18, BG72, BG75, BG78
  • Tabby cats: YR20, YR21, YR24
  • Cool grey cats: C0, C1, C3
  • Warm grey cats: W0, W2, W4

To create the snowbank, I die cut white cardstock with the Stiched Hillside die and adhered it to the background with foam tape. To frame the card, I used Mermaid carstock from which I also die cut a little heart to go with the sentiment. The sentiment itself I stamped with Tumbled Glass and Versamark ink since I wanted to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. This gives a beautiful shine to the sentiment and adds a lot to the frosty scene. For some final touches, I added Stickles Stardust to the scarfs and little heart, and topped it of with Glossy Accents.

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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Fuzzy Hugs Underneath Northern Lights Part 2

Hi everyone! In a previous post I shared the exact same card with you all, except I used a different color scheme. I’m really curious to hear which one you like best!

For reference, I made a video on the coloring and card making process of my previous card. So if you would like to know how you can create the card, this video will show you! And if you like watching my videos, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

The background of this card is created with Distress Oxide inks and I was going for a northern lights look. The colors I used are Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Mermaid Lagoon. To add the effect of snow, I diluted white acrylic paint and splattered it on the background. After that, I set the background aside and let it dry.

In the meantime I stamped the bears from the Fuzzy Hugs stamp set on Perfect Colouring paper and colored them with my copic markers:

  • Left bear: B93, B95, B97 , E50, E51, E53 , R22
  • Right bear: YG01, YG13, YG17, YG67, E59, E57, E35, R22

Then from white cardstock I die cut the Winter Forest and adhered it on my ink blended background. The bears I also adhered with tacky glue and grounded them by coloring the ground underneath with my copics. As a finishing touch, I added Stickles Frosted Lace to the snow.

It was really fun to create this card and I hope it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Fuzzy Hugs Underneath Northern Lights

Hi everyone! I’m so in love with this Fuzzy Hugs stamp set from Mama Elephant. The critters are just so cute! I couldn’t resist creating another card with them. However, this time I’m using the bunnies who are snuggling up below a winter sky.

For the ones interested, I have made a video on the coloring and card making process. If you like watching my videos, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

The background of this card is created with Distress Oxide inks and I was going for a northern light look. The colors I used are Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, and Mermaid Lagoon. To add the effect of snow, I diluted white acrylic paint and splattered it on the background. After that, I set the background aside and let it dry.

In the meantime I stamped the bunnies from the Fuzzy Hugs stamp set on Perfect Colouring paper and colored them with my copic markers:

  • Left bunny: W0, W2, E50, R20, RV000, RV52, RV55, BG00, BG02, BG05, BG07
  • Right bunny: C0, C3, C5, R20, BV00, BV02, BV04, B93, B95, B97

Then from white cardstock I die cut the Winter Forest and adhered it on my ink blended background. The bunnies I also adhered with tacky glue and grounded them by coloring the ground underneath with my copics. As a finishing touch, I added polka dots to the scarf of the left bunny and added Stickles Frosted Lace to the snow.

It was really fun to create this card and I hope it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Fuzzy Hugs and Warm Wishes

Hi everyone! The latest Mama Elephant release is just so amazing! I really like a lot from this release. For this card I decided to go with the adorable penguins holding a heart.

The background of this card is created with this beautiful stencil from SugarPea Designs called Geo Snowflake. The Distress Oxide colors I used are Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass which go beautifully together. The sentiment I also stamped with those same colors with a gradient effect.

I stamped the penguins from the Fuzzy Hugs stamp set on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic makers in colors that match the background:

  • Penguins: YR01, YR07, C0, C1, C3, C5
  • Penguin Hat: BG72, BG75, BG78, BG15, BG13, BG11
  • Heart: BV00, BV02, BV04

For the snow bank I die cut white cardstock with the Stitched Hillside Border die from Lawn Fawn and popped it up with foamtape. This helps the penguins stand out a bit more as well from the busy background. I thought about adding shimmer and glitter as well, but I actually liked the card like this already so I decided to leave it.

It was really fun to create this card and I hope it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Clean and Simple Panda Card with Distress Oxide Ink

Hi everyone! These panda’s from Mama Elephant are just too adorable! I especially like the little kung fu like panda’s. When you make a card with these panda’s, the card does not need much else. So for this card, I really wanted the panda’s to be the hero on the card without too much distraction from other elements.

The cards I’m sharing today have the same basic design, so the process was also the same. To start I stamped the panda’s with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White paper. To color them, I used the following copic markers:

  • Greens: YG01, YG13, YG17
  • Browns: E31, E55, E57

After all the coloring was done, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them. For the background, I masked off the bottom piece. With my blending brush I applied Distress Oxide Twisted Citron on the cardstock. To add some interest, I also diluted a bit of the ink with water and created splatters on the background.

For the sentiment, I used a ‘Happy Birthday‘ from Lawn Fawn. For one of the cards, I first adhered a strip of black glitter cardstock below the green background before stamping the sentiment. For that card, I also adhered the panda’s with foam squares to add dimension. And for the other card, I glued the panda’s directly to the background. For the card with the black glitter, I also added some glitter with Wink of Stella to some of the panda’s to tie it to the glitter strip.

So these are 2 cards with the same basic design and a small element that is different. I’m curious to hear which one you like the most! 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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