Today I'm sharing a birthday themed card showcasing the new Mama Elephant Number It Stamps and Dies. I created a framed farm animals scene by combining the greeting and die cut number with the Madison Avenue Frame and the stamped and die cut Lunar Animals.
To create my card, I die cut watercolor cardstock using the Madison Avenue scalloped rectangle die, keeping the frame and inside rectangle. I cut the frame again, keeping only the inside rectangle and saving the second frame for another proejct. I also cut the frame from fun foam.
From the second inside rectangle I die cut a grass border using one of the Grassy Trio Border Dies. On the grassy border, I applied Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. On the frame and solid rectangle I applied Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Ink along the bottom to match the grassy border. I blended the Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create a "sky" effect. I spritzed all pieces with water using a Distress Sprayer, letting the water sit for 30-45 seconds, allowing the water a chance to react with the Distress Inks, then I blotted up the excess water using a dry paper towel.
Once the watercolored pieces were completely dry, I stamped the greetings from the Number It Stamps with Versamark Ink and heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder.
I adhered the fun foam frame to a side fold card base, then adhered the rectangle and grassy border inside the frame, finishing with the watercolored frame on top of the fun foam frame.
I die cut the number 3 from watercolor cardstoc using the Number It Die Collection. I applied Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to the number. I wrapped a bit of thin twine around the number and secured the number to the card as shown.
I stamped the horse, chicken, and horse from the Lunar Animals Stamp Set on smooth watercolor cardstock using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:
I die cut the images using the coordinating Lunar Animals Dies and added detail to the critter's eyes and nostrils with the Sakura Black Glaze Pen and Glossy Accents to the beak of the chicken.
I applied the critters to the card and secured the twine to the card by strategically adding Glossy Accents to hold it in place.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of this birthday card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
To shop the entire January Mama Elephant Release, click SSS or ME under the thumbnails below. Affiliate links used.
S I M I L A R P R O J E C T S
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