Rudolph the LED nosed reindeer | Mama Elephant

Hello there! I'm very excited about the card that I show you today. When I first saw the reindeer stamps I immediately came up with the idea to give Rudolph's nose a red light. No sooner said than done! I created a card which will be on if you press Rudolph :)


I started with the special effect because this was the trickier step. I took a CR2032 battery and a red LED and creased both of its wires. Now each of them were L-shaped and I put the battery in between (be careful: the longer wire belongs to the bottom (plus) and the shorter to the top (minus) of the battery; if you do it the other way round the LED will be destroyed). I creased the top wire so that it does not automatically touch the battery. You have to press the wire down and because the wire is very strong it will always go back to its L-shape and the light will go out after pressing.


After that I stamped, colored and die cut the adorable sitting reindeer from the Mama Elephant 'Reindeer games' stamp set. I punched a whole where its nose had been and thread the wires of the LED through it. Then I adhered the battery with a very strong double sided tape to the wire (only the plus side). The top wire I adhered to the back of the reindeer. In order to hide the battery I created a littly snowy hill with the LF 'Ready, Set, Snow Shaker add on' die set. I adhered the piece of cardstock to the back of the reindeer too but I cut a little slit so that the wire can still touch the battery if you press.

Here I have two pictures. It's really not that difficult as it probably sounds due to my explanation ;)


Ok, the rest was easy. I only added tumbled glass distress ink to a white cardstock and adhered the whole Rudolph-sitting-in-the-snow-with a huge LED instead of his nose- piece with doubled foam tape to the background. I stamped the sentiment from the 'Cozy Christmas' stamp set from Mama Elephant and added snow with a snow pen and a light blue doodlebug twine. Last but not least I adhered the whole piece to a light blue cardbase.


I hope, that the description was not too confusing but actually it is more difficult to explain than to make :) If you have any questions, go ahead and leave a comment.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice weekend and I'll see you soon.

Supply List

Copic markers: E00, E21, E35, E37, E59, R20, R27, R46, W1, W3


Christmas Cards | Lawnscaping challenge #118

Hi everyone! Today's cards are for the lawnscaping challenge No. 118 'In with the old'. They feature the stamp set 'Snow Day' from Lawn Fawn because I haven't used it for a long time. I made three cards at once because I am still behind :-)

At first, I prepared all my die cuts: 3x the second largest rectangle from the 'stitched rectangle' dies from pattern paper and vellum and 6x snowy hills using the 'landscape trio' die from Mama Elephant. Then I stamped and colored in 6 bunnies from the set using Copic markers. I don't have the dies for this set so I had to handcut all of them.
I also prepared the trees by using both inks, freshly cut grass and noble fir, at the same time in order to get kind of an ombre effect and cut them out. I used the heart and the bird which are included in the set too.

Now I had to assemble all these pieces but that's one of the fun parts :-) I added the sentiments with lobster ink from Lawn Fawn directly to the vellum piece, so it matches the red heart or bird. I scattered some sequins and used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the heart and bird. Last but not least I adhered the scene to a woodgrain notecard from Lawn Fawn which I haven't used for a while too.

Actually, this is a very simple card which you can multiply very easily. However, the simpleness doesn't reduce the 'cuteness-factor' :-)

Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you soon!
Have a nice week!

Supply List


Copic Markers: E31, E34, E35, E37, R20, R27, R39, R46
I also used the noble fir ink pad and the brown woodgrain notecards from Lawnfawn.


You're super duper in every single way | Mama Elephant

Hello and happy Saturday! Again I am participating in the #sharehandmadekindness challenge from Jennifer McGuire. Therefore, I designed cards for kids which I will send to Jennifer in order to take part in the card shower for two awesome and brave children and their siblings.

I thought that the 'tiny heroes' stamp set from Mama Elephant is perfect for this occasion because cancer-fighting kids are real heroes in my point of view!

I started out by creating an ombre looking background with distress inks which I sprizzed with water after applying the colors. Then I used the smaller rectangle die from the Mama Elephant die set 'sew fancy' for the background. I masked off the little stripes at the edges because I didn't want any paste on them.
Next I mixed my ranger texture paste with silver acrylic paint and applied it with a star stencil and palette knife to the background.

While letting that dry I stamped the heroes with archival jet black ink and colored them in with my Zig clean color real brush markers. I also created little banners for the greeting from the same stamp set.

For assembling the card I clued the background with very strong adhesive to a white cardbase (3.7x4.9 inch; 9,5 x 12,5 cm) and adhered the little images as well as the banner to my card. Last but not least I added Wink of Stella to the outfits of the little heroes.
I will also add paintings from my nephews and niece to brighten up the day of the children even more :)

Because the two kids for which I created these cards have one sibling each I also created cards for them because they must definitely be very brave too!

I hope the kids will receive many cards and have happy moments reading them! I think this is such a great idea. Perhaps one day I can organize such a card shower in my country too!!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice weekend and I'll see you soon!

Supply List

Zig clean color real brush markers:
Cats: 028, 031, 036, 050, 052, 080, 081, 091, 094, 095
Dogs: 028, 031, 036, 050, 052, 064, 065, 072, 080, 081
Black hair: 010, 094, 095
Brown hair: 061, 072
Skin: 064, 071
Outfit boys: 041, 044, 045, 050, 052, 070
Outfit girls: 030, 031, 036, 037, 050, 080, 081