Welcome to the Studio Calico Mama Elephant Blog Hop!
All the projects shared on the hop today showcase the awesome new exclusive Mama Elephant stamp set from the Studio Calico Taffy Add On Kit! (This kit is showing sold out now. It was still available last time I checked!). Don't forget to pick up the cooridinating dies HERE, too!
First up I created a card using the balloons from the stamp set (because even though I detest balloons in real life I LOVE them for cardmaking!).
I created the background of my card using the hexagon border stamp in the set, alternating between blues and yellow and green (one of my most favorite color combo's ever!).
I stamped the balloons with SSS Island Blue Ink and Hero Arts Lime Green Ink and then stamped the coordinating outline stamp with SSS Black Ink. I colored in the confetti in the balloons with the Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Marker and colored the rest of the balloon in with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker.
I tied a bit of Hemptique Thread onto each balloon and popped them up with foam adhesive after stamping the balloon strings onto the background.
The greeting was stamped on another strip of white cardstock using SSS Black Ink and adhered to the top of the card. Enamel dots from the kit finish the look.
For my second card share today I used some of MFT banner dies to cut banners from the cardstock andv vellum in the kit.
I stamped the greeting onto the white banner and colored in some of the words with Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Marker.
I stamped the balloon in Versamark ink and used gold embossing powder. I masked off the greeting and stamped the balloon string above and below the greeting.
I used the small solid star from the stamp set with gold ink to add interest to the background of the card then I layered on the die cut vellum banner, gold ribbon and stamped banner.
This was the last stop on the blog hop!
To start from the beginning, please go HERE to the Studio Calico Blog.
Thanks for blog hopping with me today!