Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guesting With Mama Elephant!

Hey there!

I am so excited to be sharing a few projects with you today, using the Mama Elephant June stamp release!  When I saw them, I got a wee bit excited, no joke.  For my cards today, I chose to work with Up and Away as well as Big Words.

Up and Away is one adorable stamp set.  The little animals are just too cute, and the sentiments are perfect for all kinds of occasions!  For my card today, I used a bit of patterned paper from Dear Lizzy and American Crafts, stamped the cute little rabbit and colored it in with markers.  I added a bit of ribbon and stamped my sentiment onto a patterned paper banner.

My next project, I focused on the sweet umbrella!  How fun this is to watercolor!  I borrowed my sons Crayola watercolors and painted in the images that I had stamped down the side of a white watercolor paper square.  I then stamped the sentiment, and adhered a few black pearls...(one of which seems to have migrated without my notice before photographing!)

For the next set, Big Words, I tried to incorporate lots of color to my cards, to bring out those fun words!  To start, I selectively embossed a white cardstock panel with a chevron folder, leaving the middle open for my repeating sentiment.  I then stamped the "THX" multiple times in a fun color combo, finishing it off with part of a sentiment from Say What.  Lastly, a few rhinestones to finish it off, along with a bright green card base.

Lastly, I combined Up and Away with Big words to create this fun card.  I took the balloon image from Up and Away, stamped it once, masked the balloons and stamped again.  I then went in with more watercolors and painted them all in.  I rounded the corners and adhered it to a teal card base, stamping and popping up my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock.  Of course, I couldn't forget those big black pearls!

Phew!  Thank you for hanging in there, that was quite a long post!  These stamps are great for just about any occasion, the possibilities are endless, as you can see!  Thank you Kryssi, for having me on the blog today, it was such an honor!


  1. Great cards! I love the one with the umbrellas the most I think, but they are all wonderful, love the new blog look too!

  2. Great cards, Lindsay! I especially like the one with the umbrellas. And also the one with the stacked THX. But they are all terrific. So creative!

  3. fab coloring and designs. super cards, lindsay! love your work with ME stamps! =)

  4. These cards ROCK, Miss Lady!! Congrats on the Mama Elephant GD gig!! Woot Woot!! :)

  5. These are fabulous!!!! You done did Mama Elephant proud!

  6. Love you take on the Up and Away Lindsey :) Simply fabulous!!!

  7. I like the most the first card!! So adorable.