Nov 16, 2015

Merry Christmas (Mama Elephant)

Hello, today I am showing you another set of Christmas cards that I made using one of the newer Mama Elephant stamp sets! Aren't the images just adorable?
First of all I stamped the little elves and pinguins on Neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.

I wanted to keep the background rather simple. For that reason I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and applied it with a blending tool in swirly motions on some mixed media paper by Canson. I tried to fad it out as best as I could

Below the distressed area,  I stamped the sentiment that is included in the set with VersaMark ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder by wow. 
The, I adhered the distressed panel on a kraft card base (I just love kraft!) and also adhered the elves and pinguins in the center of the panel using 3D foam squares.

That's when I thought that something was missing. The top of the card had to much white space and I didn't really like it. And then I remembered the Baker's Twine that I recently ordered and included some white and green twine.
I poked a whole through the fold of the cardbase and wrapped the twine around, tying a little bow on the right side. I adhered the bow into place with a glue dot because it didn't want to stay where and how I wanted it.

Mama Elephant "Christmas Spirit" -
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  
Canson Mix Media (Amazon US) -
Canson Imagine (Amazon Germany) -
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock (SSS) -
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock (CC UK) -
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) -
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) -
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (SSS) -
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (Scrobby) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (SSS) -
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (Scrobby) - 
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) -
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) - 
WOW! Embossing Powder Metallic Silver (SSS) -
WOW! Embossing Powder Metallic Silver (WOW) -
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) -
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) -
3D Foam Squares (SSS) -
Mini Glue Dots (SSS) -
Mini Glue Dots (Scrobby) -
Baker’s Twine Dark Green (Amazon US) -

1 comment:

  1. Oh these are so cute! Love it on the Kraft card and the little bit of distress background just adds some dimension. They are brilliant. Xx