Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mama Elephant April Stamp Highlight: Central Park

***please scroll down for my Avery Elle/A Blog Named Hero post and my CASE Study post***

Hey y'all!  Welcome back for the next Mama Elephant's April release highlight!  The new release is already available in the store as we feature the new releases one by one:)   The third set to highlight is Central Park!  You've already seen me use this set this week during the Stampede, but I've got one more card to show you:)

I'm a big fan of NYC, so you know I love this set!  My sister and I used to take regular trips up to NYC and we loved every minute of it!  Each trip lasted only a few days, but those trips were packed with fun train rides, stays at gorgeous boutique hotels, and shopping for EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE!  It also included lots of scary cab rides, lol!  Well, this cab ride isn't so scary;)

What a shocker, I used the cityscape stamp (again).  I love the large scale of it!!  I split it in two to make a background and plunked a cute yellow cab right in the middle.  The "road" was made by masking the shape and blending black Distress ink over it.  I used a white gel pen to create the road lines.  [The trick is to draw in the lines shortest to longest to really emphasize the perspective]  Really fun to do!

I hope you enjoyed the card today!  Please be sure to visit the other Mama Elephant team members and see what they did this fun set!
JJ Bolton (you are here)

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

Mahalo and Aloha,


  1. wow! This is great! love it.
    Sandra ltb

  2. Love this!! That skyline is terrific!!

  3. Love this! I thought the road was a stamp! Great card JJ!

  4. Awesome card JJ!! Love your idea to split the cityscape in two and add the road and cab! Such great design!!

  5. This is so fab!! I adore how you split the cityscape, and created the road for the taxicab! Such an awesome image you've created for the sentiment!

  6. such a smart, clever card! love!

  7. Cool card JJ! I love the colors in the fun design! I think you and your sister need to go to NYC on a trip again soon!

  8. Very inventive as always, love how you've used such a simple colour palette too :0)
    Jenny x

  9. SO cool! I love how you've explained how to create the perspective :)

  10. I love the scene you created! Really great use of the cityscape stamp!


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