Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Lovely Mums

Hey y'all!  You've seen the peeks all week from Kryssi and stampeded with the whole team, now it's time for Mama Elephant's March release highlights!  BTW, the new release is live now and available for purchase in the store!  The first set to highlight is Lovely Mums!


Everybody needs a stash of flower stamps.  Although I make a ton of masculine cards (twin boys will do that to ya!), the cards that get the most ooh's and aah's are the real girly ones!  This set is about as girly as it gets;)  I love that when Kryssi and Angela designed this set, they included an outline AND a fill version of the 2 flower images.  So for my cards, I did an outline version and a fill version!  This first card uses the outline bloom that has been colored in with Copics.  {I'm a Copic newbie, but if you want to learn from the master check out Alice's blog!}


I just added 2 little banners to ground the flower and stamped the sentiment and that was it!  A quick card that looks like it took much longer;)  For my second card, I used the fill/solid version of the flowers.  Some of these flowers I stamped, fussy cut, and glued with foam tape.  Some are stamped directly to the card base.  {BTW, I'm using Hero Arts Shadow Ink and it is so pretty!!}  To create the shading, I used my handy dandy Copic marker...again!  Can't seem to stop doing this technique.  Believe it or not, I got this shading using only one marker.  


If you like this look, here are some tips for shading.  Choose a similar shade that is just slightly darker than the image you are shading.  You don't have to use multiple markers to get that variation.  Add strokes in layers, more strokes = darker color.  It's just that easy.  I usually start from the bottoms of the petals and flick upward/outward.  Like I said, I'm totally not an expert just passing along what I did specifically for this card:)


That's it for me today!  THANK YOU for stopping in!  Please go visit the other Mama Elephant team members and see what they did this lovely set!
JJ Bolton (you are here)

Come back tomorrow for another highlight from the March release!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

19 comments:

  1. Copics newbie? No way. :-P These look awesome!! I especially love the second card - the colours and layout just call to me. So so pretty!! Honk!

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  2. OH MY! I loooooooove that second card--those colors are gorgeous! And I LOVE how you highlighted that flower! I wish I could create like you! LOVE x10000000!

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  3. Wow! Both cards are gorgeous!!

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love the second one with the Copic marker shading! Fabulous colors!

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  5. Love your CAS cards with these floral stamps. Great idea to shade with just one marker. That sounds so much easier!

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  6. Love the shading on these flowers! What a great idea!! Love your work!
    Sue Brailey

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  7. Such pretty cards JJ, that second one is my favorite, the shading is gorgeous and great tips on how to get the effect!

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  8. Love the bright colours and shading on your second card!

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  9. The shading is beautiful JJ - I love the vibrant color and the depth of shading you achieved! The flowers are gorgeous!

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  10. I love your shading on these flowers...just beautiful!!!

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  11. Love the pink and yellow shades of the flowers. Great card. TFS.

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  12. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love your coloring technique!

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  13. JJ, both cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. These are gorgeous!! Love the papers you've used for the strips on the first one!

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  15. How pretty are those flowers!! Love the bright zingy colours.... I don't have enough flower stamps because there are too many to choose from ... Lol :0)
    Jenny x

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  16. I completely adore that they've got different versions of 'mom' in this set :) And really, could you have picked more perfect colours? Sigh. So very gorgeous, JJ!

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  17. Such pretty flowers...love those vibrant colors!!

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  18. Hard to believe you're a Copic newbie with the gorgeous shading on those flowers! They're stunning!

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