Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sparkle and Shine - Mama Elephant Challenge

Hello everyone!  So - I've done something I haven't done in months! I decided to participate in a challenge!!  No DT projects, just play time!  The newest Mama Elephant Challenge is up for November, and I was inspired.  I love Mama Elephant stamps and dies, and I bought the set Winter Wonderland last year, but by the time I was able to get my hands on it, the holidays were over.  This set was super popular, and it was constantly sold out.  So, I decided to ink it up, and let the creative juices flow.  I actually love the end result if I do say so myself!  That is the wonderful thing about creativity - I had NO idea where I was going, and I just looked in my supplies, and once I picked out my dies from Lawn Fawn, then I just sat down, and came up with this card.

I die cut the Stitched Banner dies from Lawn Fawn out of some PTI Stampers Select White card stock.  I die cut both dies at the same time on my white card stock, and created a larger border piece and then the inner piece.  I then started to ink up the outer frame with Iced Spruce Distress Ink, then I moved on to my inner piece.  I punched out a circle with my 1 1/4 circle punch to make a moon mask, and then added the Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.. I love the gradient look that came out of this.   Then I stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink the birch trees and little deer.  I then stamped the star images in VersaMark Ink and embossed in silver embossing powder as well as my sentiment. I also made a border piece from a scrap piece of card stock to match the same silver.  I started to assemble my card by choosing some solid blue paper from the Doodle Bug 6x6 Frosty Friends pad, and adhered my frame to it, and then adhered foam adhesive to my smaller panel for a little dimension.  I adhered the whole panel to my Enchanted Evening card base, and then added my silver strip and some Hero Arts gems to finish things off.

It was so fun to just play and explore what I could come up with for this challenge!!  See you soon!



  1. Your scene is so serene, how wonderful that you got a chance to ink it up and I'm so glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

  2. Such a beautiful card, Kari! I love how you inked your background for this lovely winter scene!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love all the little details you added to this!!!