Hi readers! TGIF! I’m so happy to be sharing with you this adorable card using new Mama Elephant stamps and dies by our guest designer of the day, Elena Roussakis! I love the texture she added to the background, and her coloring is just flawless! Enjoy!
Hi there! I’m so excited to be guesting on the Simon Says Stamp blog today. I crafted a fun card using new Mama Elephant stamps sets: tandem ride and tandem extras. I just love these fun critters with their huge heads! I decided to create a little scene for the bike riding friends, by way of a sun ray stencil and some embossing paste.
If you decide to try and re-create this card, just be warned that the stencil’s rays don’t actually reach to the edges of the card. But the fix is simple: just let the first layer dry while you color images, and then come back and stretch them out with a second coat of paste.
Once all of the layers of embossing paste were dry, I used a very light blue Copic marker (BOOO) to add shading between the rays. I also used a colorless blender (O) to soften the edge of the blue streaks.
For the focal image, I did some masking to make it look like the little mouse (with her gigantic ears) were at the forefront. Then, I used the partial die-cut technique to have the whole image cut out as one unit. I love how clean it looks without the white border around each critter!
To finish things off, I created a mint-green hill for the bike to roll on, and stamped the sentiment (from Tandem Extras) directly on it.
I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!