Christmas Card #22 | Mama Elephant

Hello everyone! I really love the 'joy ornaments' stamp set from Mama Elephant. There are so many possibilities and it is a great opportunity for watercoloring.

I created a striped background with the Tim Holtz layering stencil 'mint'. I chose the neutral distress oxide colors pumic stone and hickory smoke. Then I added shimmer with some glitter and nuvo glitter accents in fresh snowfall and silver jubilee. By the way the background is diecut with the second largest of the 'basic rectangles' but due to the glitter you cannot see the stitching detail any more.

The images are stamped with archival jet black ink and colored with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. I mixed and layered several shades of green.

 I added glitter the same way as to the background and chose a silver metallic pen to fill in the "mounting" of the ornaments.

Then I placed the ornaments onto the background and added lines to the ornaments some with the stamp included in the set and some with a black pen.

Last but not least I adhered the ornaments with foam dots to the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!


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Christmas Card #21 | My favorite things

Hi there! I wanted to show you another llama card with again very untypical colors for Christmas. The color combination is a result of some distress oxide ink experimenting :) 

I squeezed some of the distress oxide ink colors scattered straw, tattered rose und candied apple onto the Tim Holtz Glass Mat and added some water to prepare it for the ink smooshing.

Then I took a sheet of Distress watercolor cardstock and pressed it into the color. I dried and repeated the steps several times until I was happy with the result.

To finish up the background I diecut some 'birch trees' from white cardstock and created a snowy hill with the 'stitched scalloped basic edges'. The snowy hill and background were also diecut with the 'stitched rectangle stax'.

I diecut some leafs from gold and white glitter cardstock to add more details.

After the background was done I went on with Copic coloring. I used images from 'Happy Llamadays', 'Merry Everything' and 'Saddle Up and Celebrate'. I love bringing images to live by using them for different occasions. 

I adhered everything to the background and added some details with Nuvo Glitter Accents. The sentiment from happy llamadys was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

And here you can find a short photo-story

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you like the card and got inspired by the color combination!


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Christmas Card #20 | Mama Elephant

Hi everyone! I have another interactive Christmas card featuring Mama Elephant products I want to show you. It's a really simple card but the interactive part adds a lot to the design.

I started by diecutting all the necessary pieces for the card. So I used the frame from 'framed tags park avenue' on white cardstock twice and adhered the two layers together. Then I diecut the 'inside pop-up fence' from craft cardstock. The die for grass which is included was diecut from white cardstock and I trimmed the grass so that I was left with two snowy hills. 

After that I stamped the images from 'a beary Christmas', 'Pix's happy holiday' and 'Merry Mantle' with Memento tuxedo black and colored them in with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies and also a clear Wink of Stelly brush to add some shine to the stars and ornaments.

I prepared a white cardbase and blended some tumbled glass distress oxide ink directly on the front of the card.

Last but not least I adhered everything to the card. The frame and the bears and Christmas trees are on the front. Another tree, the sweet bunny and little bear wait on the inside of the card to be discovered.

The sentiment I added is from the 'mini messages' stamp set.

I hope you like the design I created and thank you for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!


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