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Monday, September 25, 2017

Mama Elephant Halloween Card and a Galaxy Background

Here is the last Halloween card I made with the Mama Elephant Bootastic Stamp Set:


I used a lot of different items to make this card!

  • Martha Stewart Happy Halloween Stamp Set
  • Mama Elephant Bootastic Stamp Set and Matching Dies
  • MFT Small Brick Backgroup Stamp
  • Various Distress Oxide Ink
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Black Embossing Powder
  • Various Copic Markers
  • Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink
To make the card, I first created the Galaxy background for the card.  I made this using a technique shown by Jennifer McQuire (click here to see the details).  While that was drying, I then stamped the small brick background, using the Hippo Lawn Fawn ink.  This was then colored with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink.  I then stamped the images from Bootastic, colored them with various Copic Markers, and cut them out with the matching dies.  To the front of an A2 sized card, I added a strip of dark green card stock.  A small portion of the Brick wall was then added.  The Galaxy background was added to the top of the card.  The images from Bootastic were added.  To complete the card, I stamped the bats from the Happy Halloween stamp set, along with the sentiment in Versamark.  Embossing Powder was added and heat set to complete the card.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Another Mama Elephant Halloween Card

Her is another card made with the Mama Elephant Bootastic stamp set and Distress Oxide Inks:


To make this card, I used:

  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Mama Elephant Bootastic Stamps and Dies
  • SSS Stitched Circle Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Stamp set (sentiment)
  • Various Copic Markers
  • MFT Diagonal Stripes Stencil
To make the card, I stamped and colored the images from Bootastic.  These were then colored with Copic Markers, and then cut with the matching dies.  The card base was made using the MFT stencil and Distress Oxide Ink.  I then changed the direction of the stencil and repeated the process.  The white of the base was a bit to bright, so I added additional Distress Oxide ink over the stenciled areas. A circle was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle Dies, and the sentiment was added. The circle was added to the card base and then the images added to complete the card.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Card with Mama Elephant

I've used the Mama Elephant Bootastic Halloween stamps several years now. They are perfect for the cards I make for the grandkids.  I also just got the Distress Oxide inks and had to play with them. Here is another card made with these stamps:


I used the following to make the card:

  • Mama Elephant Bootastic Stamps and Dies
  • Various Copic Markers
  • Martha Stewart Happy Halloween Stamps
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
To make the card, I stamped the images from the Bootastic stamp set, colored them with various Copic Markers, and then cut the images with the matching dies.  Distress Oxide Inks were used for the background. The fence, bats and bird from the Happy Halloween stamp set were then added with Verafine Black Onyx ink.  The sentiment was added, and the Bootastic images were added to complete the card.


Monday, September 4, 2017

MFT Thankful Friend

Fall is coming soon, and this card is perfect fall card.


I used the following to make the card:

  • Various Copic Markers
  • Various colors of Memento Ink
  • MFT Thankful Friend Stamps and Matching Dies
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees
  • Art Impressions Fence
To make the card, I stamped the girl with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I then colored the image with Copic Markers.  The image was then cut out with the matching die.  I then prepared the card front. The fence was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and then colored with Copic Markers.  The leaves (from MFT Thankful Friend) were stamped below the fence, and colored with Copic markers. The grass was then colored with Copic Markers.  The trees were stamped with a  variety of Memento Inks.  The girl was then added with pop dots to add a bit of dimension to complete the card.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tim Holtz Mini Doodle Greetings and Northwood Rubber Stamps Christmas Card

Here is my first Christmas Card I've made for this year.  I used two of my favorite stamps for this card - one by Tim Holtz, the other by Northwoods Rubber Stamps.


I used the following to make the card:
  • Northwoods Rubber Stamps - Snowman and Bird
  • Tim Holtz - Mini Doodle Greetings
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous - Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
To make this card, I stamped the Snowman with the Memento Ink.  This was then colored with various Copic Markers.  I used Wink of Stella for the snowman to give it a bit of shimmer.  The image was trimmed down and added a dark blue panel.  The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Mini Doodle Greetings stamp set.  I stamped this with Versamark, and then added the embossing powder and heat set.  The panel was then added to the card base to complete the card.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Gina K Sending Love Birthday Card

When I first saw the Gina K Sending Love stamp set - I had to have it!.  Here is a card that I made with one of the images.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers - Y13, Y15, Y17, YG61, YG63
  • Gina K - Sending Love Stamp Set
  • Gina K - Vertical Greetings & Things

To make the card, I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx ink, and then added the Zing Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.  The images were then colored with the Copic Makers.  I then trimmed the image down, and matted it with Black paper.  This was added to the card base.  I then added the Birthday sentiment from the Vertical Greetings & Things stamp set to complete the card.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Anniversary Card with Penny Black Poppy Gems

Here is an Anniversary Card I made using Penny Black Poppy Gems.


I used the following to make the card:

  • Penny Black - Poppy Gems
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things - Together Forever Stamp set
  • Zig Clean Color Brushes
  • Pssst Sheer Shimmer - Gold
To make this card, I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx ink, then added the embossing powder and heat set.  I then water colored the images with Zig Clean Color Brushes.  Instead of leaving the background plain, I decided to add color with the Zig Clean Color Brushes.  I then spritzed the image with Pssst Sheer Shimmer.  The sentiment was added and the panel added to a card base to complete the image.