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12 Giftable Tags of Christmas 2016 #9

Hello all!

Today I have another Christmas tag featuring Mama Elephant Reindeer Games!    This tag was super simple...first, I cut the tag from kraft card stock with the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die.  The scene was stamped with versamark ink and white heat embossed.  I did just a bit of coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.    

 

Reindeer Games 12.12.16

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


12 Giftable Tags of Christmas # 2

Today's project features the Mama Elephant Reindeer Games set and is part of my series of Christmas Tags for 2016.  First, I prepared the tag by cutting one of the tags from the Large Tag die from Simon Say Stamp using navy cardstock.  Then to give it more night sky dimension, I sponged on some Black Soot Distress Ink with an ink blending tool.  Next, I used the SSS Falling Snow Stencil and some white pigment ink to create the look of snow.  The cute reindeer and pine tree from Mama Elephant Reindeer Games are colored with copics and cut with the matching die.  To finish off the tag, I put a snow border under the reindeer using the MFT Snow Drifts Border Dies.  A little Wink of Stella finished off the snow drift.    

Reindeer Games 8.17.16

This project will be entered in the Simon Says: Make for the Border Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Mama Elephant Woodland Gifts

Today's project is another entry into the Simon Says: Let's Go Wild Challenge.  I love critter stamps and the bear and bunny in the Mama Elephant Woodland Gift set are great!  The look on the bear's face so cute!  The background was masked off on all sides and then I used my new Clarity Stencil Brushes to make a soft background with some distress inks.  Love using the stencil brushes - they made the putting the color down very easy.  

All the images - bunny, bear, log and balloon were colored with Copics.  To give the balloon more dimension, I added some glossy accents.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Woodland Gifts 8.15.16

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 


Mama Elephant Cub Cuddles

My new Mama Elephant Cub Cuddles set arrived in the mail last week so I got it inky right away by entering in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Simon Says: Stencil It!  I love this set, both the images and the sentiments.  First, I created a card base with Neenah Soloar White 110 lb card stock and used a Heidi Swapp Triangle stencil to create a subtle background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and a mini round ink blending tool.  

Next, I stamped one of the bears from the Cub Cuddles set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored him in with copics.  I also stamped and colored a bunch of the heart shaped balloons.  Everything was cut out with the matching dies.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  Added some sequins and some Wink of Stella on the balloons and called it done!

 

Cub Cuddles 5.9.16

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Sending Smiles...

 

Today's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Make it Colorful - fun right?  My project features the Mama Elephant's Up and Away set and some soft ink blending.  

I may have mentioned before that I have really been working on my ink blending a la Laura Bassen. She does a beautiful job.  I really fight having those round ink blobs because I get too crazy.  Anyway, Laura Bassen did a lesson on ink blending for the last OCC Background Check.  Specifically, I wanted to work on blending in the center of the card.  I was very pleased with the result but I need to keep practicing. 

The cute monkey and umbrella from Mama Elephant Up and Away are colored with copics and cut with the matching dies.  The sentiment is from the same set.  The stitched lines across the bottom of the card are from the Technique Tuesday In Stitches set.  

 

Sending Smiles 9.2.15

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Pop-Up Card

Hello all! 

My brother is hosting Thanksgiving this year and he asked me to make a invitation card for some family that live out of town.  I have had the Mama Elephant Pop-Up Die for some time now but haven't used it - today was the day!  

The card front features the cute acorns from Lawn Fawn Into the Woods set colored with copics.   The acorns are then cut out with the matching die.  The background is lightly inked with the SSS Medium Dots stencil and some distress inks (Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint.)  Next I used the Pretty Pink Posh Filmstrip Die and sponged on the same ink.  A little bow from burlap twine completes the front.  

Pop Up Card 8.9.15

 

For the pop-up inside, I cut a piece of green cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and scored it.  Next I used the Mama Elephant Pop-Up die to cut the pop-up right at the score line.  I added another acorn colored with copics and die-cut.  The final touch was a custom sentiment with Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's.

Pop-Up Card Inside 8.9.15

 

This project will be entered in Simon Says Tie It Up Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings.

Trish


OCC Stretch Your Dies - Masking

Today's project is inspired by OCC Stretch Your Dies Day 3 - Using Basic Shape Dies to create a mask.  The card features Mama Elephant Up and Away stamp set and dies.  The bunny and balloon bouquet are colored with copics and die cut.  The background is masked off and colored with a cloud mask die and copic airbushing. 

 

Up and Away 3.22.15

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


You Make My Heart Smile :)

 

Today's project is greatly inspired by a recent Hello Monday post in the Classroom using Bokeh Dots by Julie.  The background is great to use on all types of cards - especially masculine.   I added a little watercolor to the background using some blue and green distress inks.   The sentiment is from the new set Mama Elephant Cross My Heart.    

 

Speaking of masculine - this is my husband's birthday card 'cause he does make my heart smile :)!

 

You Make My Smile 1.20.15

 

This project will be entered in Simon Says It's a Guy Thing challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


New Mama Elephant Challenge...

Mama Elephant is hosting a new challenge here using this photo for inspiration. 

 

I used two stamp sets for my card - Sunny Skies for the balloon images and clouds and Up and Away for the sentiment.   Here is my card isnpired by the picture above. 

Balloons 7.21.14

The card base is SU Crumb Cake with some embossed clouds and a little white splatter.  The clouds were added with a DIY stencil using the matching cloud die cuts.  The balloons are stamped and die cut.  The finishing touch is the sentiment heat embossed in white.  

This card will also be entered in Simon Says...Spots and Dots.

Thanks for visiting today and happy inklings!

Trish


Happy Easter!

Hello all!  Happy Easter!  Today's project is a set of Easter cards fetauring Mama Elephant's Honey Bunny set.   Card base is SU Crumb Cake misted with Dylusions White Linen.  The patterned papter is die cut with a variety of patterned paper and the bunnies are colored with copics to match!

Honey Bunny 4.20.14

 

These projects will be entered in the Simon Says Animal Antics Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish