Monday, November 18, 2013

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights: Four Seasons

Good Monday, all!  We're starting this week with the first of the Mama Elephant November release highlights!  You've seen them on the Mama Elephant blog, but this week, you get a chance to know them better:)  I'm working with the set, Four Seasons today!  


I've been neglecting the inside of my cards for far too long, so you'll see that this card actually has the sentiment on the inside:)  For the front of the card, I used the circle seasons stamps which I stamped with my Distress Inks in a color gradient to match the seasons.  I put all the stamps on the block at once and inked on each color one by one (just put the ink pad directly to the stamp).  I love the little bits of   mixed color and the way the winter blue came out dotty like snow.  I couldn't recreate that if I tried, lol!  For a little bit of detail, I stamped the same images onto a separate piece of cardstock which I die cut with the Embellished Tag die.  You've seen this technique a million times, but I really like how it gives it something extra without feeling too busy.  


Here's a peek at the inside sentiment which is from one of my all time favorite ME sets, So Breezy.  Again, I did the color mixing inside (with Copics) to mimic the stamped front.  


Thanks for checking in today!  The stamp highlights will continue tomorrow, but today please be sure to visit these gals to see what they've done with this fun set.  You're going to love them!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

4 comments:

  1. Oh cool!! Such a fun idea!!!! Love the mix of colors for the seasons!! And the sentiment on the inside is so pretty!! I also neglect the inside of my cards almost 100% of the time! Ha ha!!

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  2. I love your clever design with the popped up tag, JJ! Beautiful color combo, and such a great idea to mimic those colors on the inside! Stunning card!!!

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  3. Very cute and clever! Love your card.

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