Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mama Elephant & Studio Calico Blog Hop

Hi guys!!  Mama Elephant has done it again:)  The new Studio Calico release features a set of exclusive clear stamps designed by Mama Elephant!  (Psst, it's in the add-on Taffy)  You saw me use this add-on earlier this week here and today I want to share another card:)


I used some of the beautiful watercolor-look paper from the kit and stamped it with my sentiment.  I also stamped some gold hexagons across the top corner.  I wanted a more uneven look so I randomly inked up the stamps before stamping.  (I thought a full stamping may look to harsh against the softly colored paper:)  


The last step was to add a piece of the gold punchinella vellum under the sentiment.  I trimmed a piece in an irregular shape to fit under the sentiment strip.  I love how it makes the sentiment pop out as if it is pieced.  

That's it for me, folks!  Next stop on the hop is Nichol!  If you get lost, click on over to the Mama Elephant site to get the blog hop list! 

Mahalo and Aloha,

jj

139 comments:

  1. Wow, what a cool card, for so many reasons! The watercolor and the colors are so pretty, the gold embossing is such a cool look on that card,and those stamp images are great!

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  2. JJ, gorgeous watercolors! Great color combo and love the gold.

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  3. Cool Card! Love the look of the watercolour.

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  4. Cool card! Great kit- thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Love the artsy feel to your card. Great colors too.

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  6. Gorgeous card, JJ (as all of yours are)! You've worked magic with these wonderful "sweet" themed kits! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and especially for sharing your creativity!
    c

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  7. Love your card JJ! Very creative and unique. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  8. Really love the collage style, and all the details.

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  9. LOVE the new stamps!!! Great cards - really love that balloon stamp

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  10. Love your card, the vellum is beautiful

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  11. Love the look and fel of this card

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  12. I love the look of this card! The colors are so calming!

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  13. Fantastic card, JJ! I love how you used the honeycomb vellum!

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  14. OH MY! what a beautiful card. Now this is what I like. Just love you're ideas. Thank you so much for shaing with us. I never thought of using velumn like that and I love it.

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  15. What a cute card, i love the color combination.

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  16. I love that gold punchinella vellum! Your creativity just made it that much better! I love your card! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love the combination of stamped hexagons and the punchinella vellum!

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  18. Great watercolor work with the golds and the honneycomb vellum, love it!!

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  19. So artistic, JJ! I love how you paired the papers with your stamping and the vellum is such a beautiful touch! Gorgeous card!!!

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  20. Wonderful card!!! Love what the punchinella does for that sentiment strip......genius!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  21. Thanks for the card inspiration. I really love how the vellum and corner stamping balance each other out. :) Cool color combinations.

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  22. Gorgeous card, JJ! That gold punchinella vellum is fantabulous! I thought at first you embossed gold onto vellum. TFS!

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  23. This is so cool! Love the watercolor---so pretty! And the honeycomb patterns are fabulous!!!

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  24. I love the hexagons. Fantastic

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  25. Love the honeycomb pattern. I think that is something I would use frequently.

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  26. So pretty! I really like how that piece of gold honeycomb pulls it together. Love your style :)

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  27. LOVe the card! The gold honeycomb is awesome!

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  28. When I saw the reveal of SC's sugar rush I didn't realize that the honeycomb was vellum! Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! I simply love your cards. I do not know how I have overlooked your blog before but I fixed that. I am now subscribing thru bloglovin..your cards are just gorgeous! I could spend hours looking at your blog!

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  29. Love how you used the sentiment and the papers!! WOW!

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  30. Very creative! Love the colors.

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  31. Stunning design, love the fresh colors!!!

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  32. Love how you do your cards. Love that punchinella vellum, eye catching.

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  33. I swoon over the gold punchinella.... and love how you repeated the pattern with the stamp. Love the watercolor in contrast with the black stamp sentiment!

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  34. Aloha to you too. you really are rockin' the gold on this card.

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  35. Lovely card. The water color looking paper is so pretty. Thanks for chance to win, especially since today is my birthday.

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  36. Cool card! Watercolor effect is nice!

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  37. Love your card the colours are beautiful!

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  38. JJ, this is gorgeous! am totally and fully in love with that punchinella vellum, as well as the stamp set. So many colors and textures, and put together like you've done makes this a beautiful card! Love it. Bev

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  39. Fabulous! Love the watercolor paper & the gold.

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  40. Beautiful! Love your card...it just gorgeous!

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  41. Gorgeous card - love the colour combo

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  42. I love your card! I would just be floored if I was lucky enough to win the kits!

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  43. lovely card - love the paper!
    Sandra ltb

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  44. Water color with the gold vellum paper - seriously stunning!

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  45. That watercolour paper is awesome. Love the gold hexagon vellum piece!

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  46. I really like the hexagon stamps - cool effect with the vellum!

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  47. The card is amazing. Love the colors.

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  48. Very pretty card and
    I love the velum you
    added to the bottom.
    Carla from Utah

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  49. love that vellum you use!! great idea!!

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  50. Gorgeous colors with that fabulous pop of metallic gold!

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  51. is an amazing card, love the fantastic green color!

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  52. Really like the way that you used the vellum on the card- it is just perfect!

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  53. Beautiful card......love that watercolor paper.

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  54. Love the way you trimmed that vellum. It's just beautiful on this card.

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  55. Love the way you trimmed that vellum. It's just beautiful on this card.

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  56. Fantastic card, love the colours and especially the way you used the vellum. Awesome!!

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  57. love the way you used the colours and stamp.

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  58. So pretty! I really have to hop on this watercolor thing. It's just too cute.

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  59. Wow, I just love your background! Gorgeous!!!!

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  60. Love the black stamping combined with the soft colors of the card!

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  61. Great design with vellum and color choice!

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  62. Great design! Love how gold pops off the card!

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  63. Cool card and I love the way you mixed lime and gold! Great job and thanks for the dance to win! ^_^

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  64. That card is too yummy! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Loving the gold touch on the mixed media paints and sprays. Great job!

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  66. Love all the unique layered elements! Beautiful!

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  67. I am becoming such a fan of the ink background on cards! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  68. I love the word-die cut heart.... so simple yet so effective!

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  69. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the color combo!!

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  70. I love, love, LOVE the hexagons!!!

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  71. Fun seeing this mixed media type card! Will need to try this!

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  72. Wow, amazing card. The colors are gorgeous!! Love the hexagons too...

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  73. Beautiful card! Love the watercolors!

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  74. Wow! That watercolor is so pretty! You always make amazing cards!

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  75. Great cards! Those colors are remarkable. Lovely

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  76. I am a huge fan of the hexagon/honeycomb look. Beautiful card.

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  77. Love this JJ! Your artsy, not fartsy, cards are wonderful. You should do more!!!

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  78. Super awesome! Such a "wow" card.

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  79. Love, love, love!! That paper just works so perfectly!

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  80. Wow, I love the cool techniques you used here! The hexagons are really fun, and such pretty colors.

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  81. Love the card . . . thanks for sharing!

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  82. Love the artsy look of this JJ! Great colour combo and composition!

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  83. The colors are so bright and vibrant

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  84. Pretty card - love the watercolor look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  85. Very pretty. I like the gold/vellum hexagons.

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  86. Beautiful, love the water color effect

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  87. Now that's a cool watercolor effect. TFS

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  88. That watercolor look paper is so cool!

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  89. Love the water coloured look and gold.

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  90. Your card is so unexpected, I love it.

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  91. Super card - love the randomness and colors - the gold really sets off the paper !!!

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  92. uuuh, the bright xolors make me feel like spring has sprung :]
    Thank you!

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  93. Wow - this is awesome! Very spring-like and fun.

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  94. Great card love the color and the touch of gold have a great weekend

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  95. The green and gold are so beautiful together on this card. And I love both sets of hexagons. They balance each other out so well!

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  96. Such a great watercolour background...will definitely have to try that!

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  97. What a creative card!!! Love the green and gold together - so pretty!

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  98. Fantastic card. Love your beautiful watercolouring

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  99. Super gorgeous! Love that you've painted on top of the patterned paper!

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  100. Beautiful cards.. my fav so far.

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  101. Love the coloring technique you used.

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  102. LOVING your Amazing design!! Such and awesome color combo!! ;) thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!