Mama Elephant’s Rock and PAWS!

Mama Elephant's Rock and PAWS!

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Welcome and thank you for stopping by our blog today for some fresh inspiration! Please join me in a warm welcome back to special guest Anna Kossakovskaya who made this adorable card with an equally adorable interior using Mama Elephant’s Rock and Paws stamp and die set! Please read on for more info and enjoy!

Mama Elephant's Rock and PAWS!

I really love Mama Elephant’s Rock and Paws stamp set – it is bright and brings rock’n’roll spirit! Cards with this cute band always make people smile. I made ‘Dream Big’ card with it and I want to share with you some step by step instructions.

Mama Elephant's Rock and PAWS!

I started the making of card cover with cutting the 4.25×5.5 inches piece of red cardstock. I die cut one of the edges with Mama Elephant Framed Tags Hexastar die set. I then cut out three stars (with the die from the same set). And I prepared three yellow stars. I inlaid the yellow stars into the negative places on the red rectangle and fixed them on the back side with the washi tape. 

To make the curtain effect, I made some score lines with the score pad. And it really looks like curtains, what do you think? I then adhered the ready red panel to the white card base.

Mama Elephant's Rock and PAWS!

The sentiment is the phrase from Labeled Messages stamp set by Mama Elephant – I stamped it in black ink on the white cardstock and fussy cut it. I then foam mounted it and added the picture of the colored with Copic markers cutie. She is foam mounted too. And few sequins add the final touch.

To make the inner part of the card, U decided to stamp flat image of the band. I stamped them in black ink on the piece of Neenah solar white cardstock. I stamped critters one by one and used the masking paper to cover them. After all of the images were stamped and covered with masks, I applied some rainbow colored Distress inks through the sun rays stencil. After removing the stencil, I blended gently over the entire card panel with the same ink colors.

I then removed all masks and colored the critters with Copic markers, and adhered the ready picture inside of my card.

Mama Elephant's Rock and PAWS!

Mama Elephant's Rock and PAWS!

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Thanks so much for reading and thanks to Anna for being our guest!

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July 2018 Card Kit – More Inspiration with Kristina Werner!

Hello, all! Kristina here. I’m back with more card kit inspiration for you all! The July 2018 Card Kit is packed with fun, summer-inspired products. I couldn’t resist creating a card using the stamp set, One Cool Pineapple, and some watercolor paints.

I stamped the greeting first using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I stamped the cactus stamp repeatedly around the greeting area. I also added the smaller heart from the stamp set in more open areas.

To add color to the stamping, I used the Tropicals set of watercolor paints from Prima. After that was dry, I added some purple sequins (I don’t know which sequins I used exactly, so I’ve linked to some similarly looking ones).

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this gives you another way to use elements from the card kit! You can buy the July 2018 card kit on it’s own, or you can subscribe to receive this card kit and future kits.

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Puddle Pouring: Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Hi everyone!! Happy Sunday and most of all… Happy Father’s Day!!!

I’ve been a little obsessed with “paint pouring” lately and thought I’d try Puddle Pouring using Dylusions and Tim Holtz Distress paints. My objective was to create an ocean colored painting.  I was able to achieve a lot of action and cells without the use of silicone.

To start you out, here is a little color instruction. I’ve chosen Cool colors and if you look at the color wheel below, they sit to the right of the orange line. Cool colors have a blue base, think of them as ice and water.

Cool Colors, Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pouring

My canvas is 8×8″. I mixed my paints with IndigoBlu Go Flow and water only. Go flow helps the paint move, water is used to thin out the mixture. I added water to create a buttermilk consistency.  I poured puddles of paint in three main areas and as I went along, I added a few more puddles. I didn’t worry about which color I poured knowing that if they mixed, they would look good together.

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pouring

Right away as I moved the paint around on the canvas, I got such an amazing amount of action as the paints interacted with each other. The best part of paint pouring is not knowing how it will turn out. Each painting is different.

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pouring

Once my paint sat on the canvas for about 15 minutes, the white went down to the canvas and the other colors came up to the top. This gave me a real cool sea foam effect. I think it’s quite refreshing! Paint Pouring, Acrylic Pouring, Shari Carroll I filmed a video of the entire process which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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