Friday, May 17, 2013

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Wanderlust

Hey guys!  I'm back today with the second day of the Mama Elephant May release highlights.  For today the whole DT is showcasing the set Wanderlust!   (It's available on the site NOW!)  Obviously, this set is travel-themed, but I am excited about using them for some graduation cards!  Let's get to my card:)


My card was inspired by a vacation we took to NYC a couple summers ago.  We took the train up from DC and had a wonderful vacation in the heart of the city.  So when I saw the Wanderlust sentiments, I thought back to the scene of us in the train pulling up to the big city and created this card...



For the background I used my favorite cityscape stamp from the Central Park set.  For a little detail, I stamped and embossed a silver stripe along side my train car with a stripe from Basic Borders.  I put the sentiment on a vellum banner that is "flying" in the wind:)  Just a tip for stamping on vellum.  I use Versafine ink.  It's a sticky pigment ink and it is awesome because it's grippy!  No more sliding when you stamp on vellum!  Like any ink on vellum, you need to give it a little extra time drying, but the Versafine results are tops!  I'm so glad I found this product because you know I love my vellum;)


Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new stamps!  I hope that you get a chance to drop by the rest of the DT to see what fun they had with this fun set! 
JJ Bolton (you are here)

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

Supplies:

20 comments:

  1. wow wee this is AWESOME... i am totally blown away right now.. great designing..

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow oh wow oh wow!!!! this is amazing!!!! i couldn't agree with annette (commented above) more!!! i am blown away!! this isn't just a card, it's a masterpiece!!! i think it needs to be in a frame on your wall!! wow!! this is stunning!! what an awesome idea and the execution is perfection!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just looking at things from a different perspective and look at the result!
    Awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a fun way to commemorate a fun vacation. Love how you've made train cars, the clouds, and the sentiment is perfect here! Thanks for the vellum tip too. Super card. Bev

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loving the design/layout of this card! Great cityscape/clouds and love the vellum banner and dots!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such a cool perspective! And I love that vellum sentiment--good to know about Versafine, too! ;) Have an awesome weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I LOVE this card! Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful card JJ - you perfectly translated that feeling of arriving in the big city - the wonder and excitement of all the tall buildings! Fab new set that I just added to my wish list! I love the close up that shows the shine of the embossing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't know how you come up with such amazing designs! This is such a fabulous card, JJ...I love the color palette, too!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hmmm, well maybe I'll save some commenting time by just mentioning what I DON'T like ... nothing!! I reeeeeally love this one ... so very much!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the stamps set!!! Beautiful card too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is so cute! Love that sky background!

    ReplyDelete
  13. So love this card! The window is just perfect for a scene scape

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is just the kind of creativity I love to see when I visit your blog JJ, Simple details but I knew straight away that these were train carriages!! Fabulous way to use the skyline :0)
    Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, fabulous! I really love unique grad cards - just seeing cap after cap gets pretty blah!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow! Another gorgeous card JJ!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a clever little scene! I just adore the vellum banner.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is amazing! I love the colors you used and the gorgeous design on the card.

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!