Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mama Elephant August Stampede


Welcome to the Mama Elephant August Design Team blog hop! Our August release is now live and available for purchase in the store.

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away 3 gift certificates worth $20.00 each to 3 lucky people! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the Mama Elephant blog on the last Stamp Highlight day.

Here's how to qualify to win (leave a separate comment for each):
  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Become a follower of our blog
  3. Like/share our on Facebook
  4. Follow/tweet us on Twitter
I love all of this month's releases and I know you will too. I created a a layered card to say "thanks" using the sentiment and the Cheerios images from the Mama Elephant Foodie set. I was going for a super decadent look, so I created a bunch of layers on this card.

First, I started off with a medium tooth watercolor paper so that it'd have a great grit to collect the watercolors. Then, I stamped strings of Cheerios using gold ink, varying between the filled and outline image. For even more texture, I added a layer of tissue paper pennants, ran it through the sewing machine without thread, and then repeated it. And lastly, I sprinkled sequins on the card to finish it off.


Materials used: Mama Elephant Foodie; Faber Castell Gelsticks, Metallic Gelsticks, Gelatos; Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Delicata ink in Golden Glitz, watercolor paper, sequins, tissue paper, sewing machine

Hope you enjoyed this project. Be sure to hop to every Mama Elephant design team member's blog and see what yummy goodness they've created.
Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

65 comments:

  1. wow gorgeous card.. love the soft colors.. great designing..

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  2. So many fun textures and elements on your card. Beautiful!!

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  3. Love the garland you made from the cheerios image:)

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  4. Whoa, the watercolor is so pretty here, I wish I could get my watercoloring to look so gorgeous! Very beautiful card here. :)

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  5. So pretty! Love the soft colors and vellum banners.

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  6. Oh how soft and pretty! I love the vellum banner and the sequins!

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  7. I already like ME on FB and shared there

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  8. I already follow on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/368040931112398849

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  9. I love the stitching. It gives a neat effect. So soft and pretty, too.

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  10. Beautiful. love the tissue paper banner. never thought of that, but will have to give it a go.

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  11. I don't tweet but if I did I would tweet about this hop :)

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  12. Lovely card. I like the tissue paper pennants.

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  13. So, so, so very pretty. Love all the different styles on the hop...

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  14. So sweet...love the soft colors.

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  15. So soft and elegant. The touch of sparkle added by the sequins have such a powerful effect!

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  16. I am already a Mama Elephant FB fan as well.

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  17. Just fabulous! Love the tissue pennants and the pierced texture!

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  18. um....GORGEOUS!!!!! and using the sewing machine without thread...my mind is blown! that is so smart! i LOVE the look!! your card is just so wonderful! i love everything about it! i could look at it all day!!

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  19. What a gorgeous and elegant card - great job- love it!

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  20. Great card, love the layers and the colors!

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  21. Wow the background is amazing!!! Beautiful card!

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  22. Such a lovely background. Pretty!

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  23. I love your use of an ordinary, everyday item (Cheerios) to make a fabulous background!

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  24. Such a great card...love the tissue accents.

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  25. My fave set is Stitches! ~God bless~ Great card!

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  26. Very artsy look.. Love your card. TFS!

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  27. Love the tissue paper pennant. The stitching also adds more fun to it. Just fab

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  28. Such a pretty card. Love the soft colors.

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  29. I don't tweet but would tweet about this hop if I did the twitter thing

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  30. LOOOOOOOOVE this watercoloring design-- you should teach me all you know about watercoloring!!! LOVE!!!!!!!! LOVE that you masked that sentiment too! FAB x100000:)

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  31. Beautiful card! Love the colors & sequins :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  32. This is so pretty! Love the pops of gold...
    - April W

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  33. I follow the Mama Elephant blog through Feedly...
    - April W

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  34. I like Mama Elephant on Facebook...
    - April W

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  35. I follow Mama Elephant on Twitter...
    - April W

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  36. What an ingenious use for those cheerios! Love your pretty and feminine creation!!

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  37. I love the water colors! This card looks so chic. I'd love to know what your inspiration was :)

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  38. You found some gorgeous sequins to use on this. Just lovely!

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  39. I love the banners! So pretty!

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  40. This little elephant is skipping around (an elephant skipping???) and trumpeting abt how pretty your card is!!!
    <3 J

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  41. I faithfully follow my dear ME through jungles, through plains, through forests, through....... (scratching my little gray head trying to think of something that rhymes with plains)......through other things.

    I devotedly follow her by e(lephant)-mail, naturally.
    <3 J

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