Cards · Mama Elephant

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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Cards · Mama Elephant

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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Cards · Gerda Steiner

Easy Watercolor Background feat. Gerda Steiner Designs

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing this card with you featuring the Happy Mail stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. It is a stamp set I received as part of my prize a while back. Unfortunately it seems this set is not available anymore, you got it for free a while back with orders at their shop. But they have a lot of these cute stamp sets which are worth checking out.

For this card I created an easy watercolor background with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set. Check out the video to see how anyone, even without watercoloring skills, can do his. So in case you would like to try out this idea as well, make sure to check out the video on my channel.

Here are some close up photos of the card. The envelopes are stamped with white pearl embossing powder which gives them a nice shine in the right light.

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]

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Cards · Lawn Fawn

Card | Creative Pop-Up Box

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing with you a very creative take on the Mini Pop-Up Box die from Lawn Fawn. It does not look much like a box anymore, does it? When I saw the Keep on Swimming stamp set, this idea came to mind, and I just had to figure out how to do it.

For the ones interested, I created a video on the card making process. So in case you would like to try out this idea as well, make sure to check out the video on my channel. I have other video’s available too using the same die. And if you like my video’s, don’t forget to subscribe.

The main scene is on the inside of the card, with the cute cat staring at the fish in the bowl. I just love the sentiment “I can’t take my eyse off of you”, it cracks me up.

I also thought about the front of the card. This is gives the recipient an idea of what is inside the card, plus it holds the card shut, which is convenient when placed in an envelope.

I hope you liked this card and it gave you inspiration to use the mini pop-up box in multiple ways. 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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Cards · Mama Elephant

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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Cards · Lawn Fawn

Card | Llama Tell You …

Hi everyone! The card of today really puts the Llama from Lawn Fawn in the spotlight! It is a small stamp set, but I think the Llama is really cute and versatile. Today these Llama’s are going on a journey, are you joining them?

The Llama’s are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink which is a copic friendly ink. I colored everything with my Copic Sketch markers and die cut them with the coordinating die. I die cut some grass from white cardstock and ink blended Distress Oxide Twisted Citron on it to give the grass a vibrant look.

As for the trees, these are from the Center Picture Window Add On die, and I die cut them from the Spring Fling pack and brown cardstock. The flowers are actually from the Gallery Frame die from Hello Bluebird. These give a nice finishing touch to the grass area. I die cut the flowers from the Spiffy Speckles and Spring Fling paper. For the sky I also used the Spiffy Speckles paper.

Then I paper pieced everything together, and popped up the Llama’s with foam squares. To frame the card, I used the Wonky Rectangles die from MFT.

And that finishes the card! I hope you like it 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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Cards · Hello Bluebird

Card | Life of a bee

Hi everyone! I made another card with the Bee Happy stamp set from Hello Bluebird. For this card I chose to work with a gallery frame die to create the cute little scene with the bees. On the top part of the card is their home where they store all the delicious honey. In the bottom part of the card are the flowers where they collect their honey from and where they play around like the left bee who is having a lot of fun bouncing on the flower.

For this card I made a process video which is available on my youtube channel. If you like my video’s, make sure to subscribe.

I hope you like this card it 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]