I’m so excited to be joining this very special stampede blog hop, celebrating Mama Elephant’s 6th Birthday and their September 2018 release!
I’ve been a huge fan of Mama Elephant’s cute and fun images since I started crafting. I love their sweet, whimsical illustrative style and their cover creative cuts are a must have!
If you’re following along the Stampede, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Amy Yang. I’ll list all of today’s Stampede participants below, if you want to start at the beginning.
Little Elf Agenda
My first card today features the fun Little Elf Agenda. These little elves are so cute! I thought it would be fun to create a scene to show how little the elves are, so I decided to make a large stack of presents for them.
I began by die cutting a rectangle and two squares from white card, leaving a small gap between each layer. I adhered the panel onto a card base, then used the same dies to cut some patterned paper, inlaying them into the panel. By using die cut inlay, it keeps the layers down and gives a nice finish.
I took a length of silver sparkle twine and added it to the present using glue dot sheets for the adhesive. At the top, I added a twine bow with a mini glue dot.
For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting from the Jolly & Merry stamp set underneath the present stack.
Next, I stamped the images from Little Elf Agenda, and coloured them with copic markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies, then added them to card with foam squares.
These elves are adorable and look like they are having lots of fun! I especially love the one with the clipboard. I can just imagine her ordering the others around!
My second card features the adorable Cool Penguins. I absolutely love this stamp set, these penguins are so sweet. It has such a fun holiday vibe, as the penguins busy themselves preparing for Christmas, giving cards and wrapping presents.
I began by die cutting three circles from a piece of white card, cut to the same size as my card base. I then blended on dye inks in purples and pink directly on the card base so it shows through the circles.
To add some Christmas sparkle, I put some liquid adhesive at the bottom edge of each inked circle then sprinkled glitter over, using my finger to burnish the glitter so it adhered down.
Before adding the panel to the card base with foam tape, I heat embossed in silver one of the fabulous greetings from the Cool Penguins stamp set. Every time I see this sentiment, I want to sing the song!
I stamped and coloured the Cool Penguins, using warm grey copic markers and adding some white gel pen details. I coloured the accessories with pinks and purples, then die cut all the images with the coordinating dies. I added the Cool Penguins to the card with foam tape, and the accessories with liquid glue. To finish, I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear sparkling sequins.
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