Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized

Birthday Card Using Mama Elephant’s “Big News” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing a birthday card using the adorable “Big News” stamp set from Mama Elephant! I love that this set comes with so many sentiments so it can be used for all different occasions!
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I used my Misti stamping tool to stamp my images using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I added some highlights and details with a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I used the “Watercolor Stripes” stencil from Altenew with Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks to create what is going to be the background of my panel. I distressed my panel using my distress sprayer and splattered it with Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink.
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I used the Mama Elephant “Framed Tags Waverly” Creative Cuts to create a window from white card stock and trimmed down my background to fit behind it. I adhered the two together using Scor-Tape.
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I adhered my balloons flat to my background with Scor-Tape and my characters with 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape to give some dimension. Once everything was in place I adhered my panel to my card base with Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll see you next week with another card.
Claire
xo

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Mama Elephant “Big News” Stamp Set
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Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink
Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink

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Altenew “Watercolor Stripes” Stencil

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Misti Stamping Tool

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1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

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Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized

Birthday Shaker Card Using Avery Elle’s “Phonomenal” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
This week I’m sharing a shaker card I made for a friend’s birthday using the Avery Elle “Phonomenal” stamp set! We all know how much I love food stamps by now so these were a must have for me!
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I stamped my images using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I used a white gel pen to add details and highlights before fussy cutting them all out. I used a craft knife to cut slits between the noodles so I could tuck my ingredients in to place and adhered them using Scor-Tape.
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I cut two panels from white card stock using the Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts, in the smaller panel I cut the slots out using one of the dies from Avery Elle’s “Focal Point Stripes” Elle-ments. I took the larger of the panels and a piece of white card stock I cut big enough to cover the back of my window, I blended them both with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I distressed these panels with my distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water.
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I adhered acetate to the back of my window area with Scor-Tape and used 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape to frame the window to keep the sequins in place. I dusted the inside of the window including the edges of the foam tape with my powder tool applicator to allow the sequins to move around more freely without getting stuck. I chose some iridescent sequins and hearts to fill my shaker and adhered the panel I prepared earlier to trap them inside.
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I secured a strip of white card stock in my Misti stamping tool and stamped my sentiment using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink and trimmed it in to a banner shape.
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I adhered my panels together using Scor-Tape, also adhering my images flat to my window panel with it. I popped up my sentiment across the bowl using foam tape before adhering everything to my card base with Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I won’t be here next week with another card as I’ll be spending time travelling around Scotland to gigs and spending time with my family, but I’ll be back again on May 12th! See you then!
Claire
xo

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Avery Elle “Phonomenal” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
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Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

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1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized

Cute Sea Themed Birthday Card Using Avery Elle’s “Sea-prise” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
I thought I’d change it up from all the love themed posts this week and make a birthday card instead. Sea themed stamps are ones I’ve always struggled with, however I have a huge love for sharks and finally gave in to getting the “Sea-prise” stamp set from Avery Elle!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to my images and some texture to my pufferfish before fussy cutting them out.
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I cut a panel from white card stock using the largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and cut a window in the panel using Honey Bee Stamps’ “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts. I stamped the little bubbles all over my panel using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink to add a little more detail to my panel. Once my ink was completely dry (with no risk of me smudging it!) I stamped my sentiment above my circle window using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
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I cut a panel from white card stock bigger than my circle window. I blended Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink on to my card stock, keeping Broken China towards the bottom of it. I sprayed it using my Distress Sprayer and cleaned off the excess water with a paper towel.
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I backed my white panel with 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and adhered the blue panel behind my window. I added some foam tape to the back of my shark and pufferfish also, adding the shark inside the circle and the pufferfish on the outer edge before adhering my entire panel to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll be back on Tuesday this week with the final of my Valentine’s posts for this year! See you soon!

xo

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Avery Elle “Sea-prise” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

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Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Anniversary Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day Cards

Cute Valentine’s Day Card Using Mama Elephant’s “Little Bear Agenda” Stamp Set!

Hello lovelies!
This week I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day card using Mama Elephant’s “Little Bear Agenda” stamp set! I have a feeling these cuties are going to be appearing in a lot of my love themed cards this year!
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I stamped the entire set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers, I like to batch stamp/colour when I know I’m going to be making lots of cards with this set! I added details and highlights using a white gel pen and fussy cut my images out.
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I cut down a piece of white card stock and used the “Halftone Stencil” from Altenew to ink it up with “Tumbled Glass” Distress Oxide Ink. I used Avery Elle’s “Photo Mat Elle-Ments” dies to cut out my polaroid photo frame from my card stock and once extra with some plain white card stock. I adhered both of the photo frames together to make it a little sturdier.
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I took the pieces of the scene from the white layer of the die and coloured them to create my background. I used my alcohol markers for the grass and clouds and “Tumbled Glass” Distress Oxide Ink once again for my sky. I cut some trees from Lawn Fawn’s “Shadow Box Card” dies and used my alcohol markers to colour them also. I adhered my photo frame to some white card stock the same size as the frame itself and assembled my background inside it.
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I added my little bears and my trees to my background scene. I took a panel of white card stock slightly larger than the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant, smooshed some of the “Tumbled Glass” Distress Oxide Ink on to my glass crafting mat, sprayed it with water and placed my card stock on top making sure to dry between each layer. I repeated the process with some gold watercolour paint before cutting it with the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts. I cut a vellum layer using the largest die from the “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts by Mama Elephant to separate the background from my polaroid frame. I adhered these three layers together, stamped my sentiment from Neat and Tangled’s “Beavers Eh” stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut it from the washi tape die in the Avery Elle “Photo Mat Elle-Ments” die set. I popped my sentiment up on the vellum using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape to match the thickness of the photo frame, adhered my panel to my card base and added some blue Nuvo Drops to finish.
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Thanks for reading lovelies!

xo

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Mama Elephant “Little Bear Agenda” Stamp Set
Neat and Tangled “Beavers Eh” Stamp Set
Avery Elle “Photo Mat Elle-Ments” Dies
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Shadow Box Card” Dies

Inks
“Tumbled Glass” Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Stencils
Altenew “Halftone” Stencil

 

 

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day Cards, Watercolour Cards

Simple Watercolour Card Using Concord & 9th’s “Monster Love” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
We’ve shifted from Christmas cards to Valentine’s Day cards in the craft world, so today I thought I’d share with you this simple card using Concord & 9th’s “Monster Love” stamp set! As soon as these cuties were released I knew I had to have them!
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I stamped my monster and his tummy first using Archival Jet Black ink on some watercolour paper. I masked the monster while I stamped the balloon and string, I used the “love you” sentiment in the balloon this time to fit with the theme.
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I used Altenew’s watercolour palette to colour my monster and background. I also dotted some of the paint around the background while it was still damp to add the confetti look to my panel. I finished up by adding some white highlights using a white gel pen before using the Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to cut out my panel.
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I cut a sentiment strip and prepped it using my powder tool applicator. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I cut another panel using the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant again to frame my panel, adhered my watercolour panel to it and used 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape to attach my sentiment to my panel. I adhered my panel to my card base and decided to leave it there to keep it simple!
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Thanks for reading lovelies!

xo

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Concord & 9th “Monster Love” Stamp Set
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Altenew Watercolour Paints (36 Pan Set)

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3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

 

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized

Simple Happy New Year Cards Using Mama Elephant’s “Happy New Year Wishes” Stamp Set!

Hello lovelies!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2018 treated you well, now we’re speeding towards 2019 I thought I’d share with you some simple cards I made to welcome in the new year with you all! New Year cards aren’t typically a tradition here in the UK but with Mama Elephant’s “Happy New Year Wishes” stamp set how is a girl supposed to say no?!
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I started by making some very simple backgrounds using Distress Oxide Ink and metallic watercolour paint. I cut a panel of white card stock down to the size I needed for this, I smooshed some Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink on to my glass crafting mat and sprayed it with water. I placed my card stock down in to the ink in a random fashion and dried it after lifting it each time to get the layered effect, I repeated this process multiple times with my inks and gold metallic watercolour paint. I used Broken China Distress Oxide Ink for the blue example and I did a simple white and gold version with the leftover metallic watercolour paint that I didn’t want to waste after I had finished with my coloured panels!
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I cut each of my panels using the largest die from Mama Elephant’s “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts once they were all completely dry. I used my powder tool applicator over all of my panels, stamped my sentiment in the centre using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
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I cut some black panels from the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant, as these are slightly larger than the dies I used for my front panel I felt they gave it a nice border with the stitched detail!
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I adhered each of my panels to my card bases and finished them off with some Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops, leaving them to dry for 24 hours in a safe place undisturbed. I really love the marbled effect you can achieve with this technique!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! Happy New Year for a few days time, I hope you all have fun celebrating and I’ll see you next week with another card!

xo

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Mama Elephant “Happy New Year Wishes” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

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“Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink
“Shaded Lilac” Distress Oxide Ink

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Cute Christmas Card Using Mama Elephant “Cool Penguin” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using Mama Elephant’s “Cool Penguin” set! These penguins are just far too adorable I couldn’t resist them!

I stamped my images out using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I added some details with a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
I cut a panel from white card stock and coated it with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink, sprayed it with my distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. I splattered it with some white watercolour paint to give it a wintery feel!
I cut the frame for my scene from the new Mama Elephant “Framed Tag” Waverly Creative Cuts, using the big scalloped die for the frame itself and the smaller one to cut the window from it. I cut a panel to lay my frame on from the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant.
I stamped my sentiment directly on to my distress oxide background using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Once I decided my placement for all of the penguins I adhered everything down inside the scalloped frame. I popped the framed panel up with foam tape for extra dimension and adhered everything to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies!

xo

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Mama Elephant “Cool Penguin” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

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“Shaded Lilac” Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Hip Hip Hoo-Ray! Cute Peekaboo Card Using Heffy Doodle “Hootiful” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing this peekaboo card I made using Heffy Doodle’s “Hootiful” stamp set along with the Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts! I originally had another idea for this card, but thanks to Katrina over at Bumbleberry Papercrafts’ super speedy shipping I managed to whip this up in no time!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I added highlights and details with my white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I cut a panel with a peekaboo window from white card stock using two of the Mama Elephant “Framed Tag” Waverly Creative Cuts. I blended Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink over my panel, sprayed it with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water.
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I cut another of the peekaboo windows from some pink polka dot patterned paper and adhered it to the inside of the flap to give it an extra finishing touch. I cut a small rectangle from white card stock using Lawn Fawn’s Shadow Box Card Dies and prepped it with my powder tool. I stamped my sentiment from Heffy Doodle’s “Hootiful” set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I adhered this to the front of the peekaboo flap. 
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I cut a panel from white card stock, blended Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink over it to create my sky. I splattered it with white watercolour paint to give it the starry effect.
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I cut some hills freehand from white card stock and blended Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on to them before adhering them to my background. I decided on placement for my images and adhered everything down. I created my card base by cutting two of the scalloped panels, I scored the back one and adhered the top to the other, I adhered the front panel on to the card base I created to finish.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! 

xo

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Heffy Doodle “Hootiful” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Shadow Box Card” Dies

Inks
“Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink
“Shaded Lilac” Distress Oxide Ink
“Worn Lipstick” Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis Kit #2 (Mowed Lawn)

 

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Christmas Card Using Avery Elle “A Merry Little Christmas” Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing another Christmas card, this time using Avery Elle’s “A Merry Little Christmas” stamp set!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers, added highlights and details with a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out. I had so much fun colouring up this set, all of the images are just too cute!
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I die cut my base panel using the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant and ink blended it with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I sprayed the panel with my Distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. Once it was fully dry I splattered it with white gold metallic watercolour paint and some white watercolour paint to give the impression of snow falling.
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Once my panel was dry I used my powder tool on it to avoid excess embossing powder sticking to my background. I stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink, coated it in white embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I cut an extra panel from the “Basic Rectangle” Creative Cuts and cut a curved hill shape from it with my scissors. I adhered my hill to my panel and decided placement for my images. I adhered the mouse and bear at the back flat, and popped up the hedgehog, penguin and mouse at the front using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape before adhering my panel to my card to finish!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Making all these Christmas cards is really helping mine along this year!

xo

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Avery Elle “A Merry Little Christmas” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

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“Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink
Versamark Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

 

Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Adorable Christmas Card Using Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” Set!

Hey lovelies!
Are you all preparing for Christmas yet? There have been so many amazing sets being released lately it’s hard not to think about the holidays! I couldn’t wait to dive in to this lot of cuties from the Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” set! I have two dogs of my own, meaning I have a serious soft spot when there’s a new set filled with cute dogs!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I ended up only using three of them for this card and set the others aside for a separate project! I added blush to their cheeks with a pink coloured pencil, as well as details and highlights using a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I die cut a panel using the Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and cut some windows on my panel with the Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables” dies to keep with the stitched theme! Once I was finished with die cutting I splattered some silver and pale gold metallic watercolour paint on my panel, unfortunately this doesn’t show too well in photos but it adds a lovely shimmer to the card when it hits the light!
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I used Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink and blended it on to some white card stock before spraying it with my distress sprayer. I cut this in to sections to become the backgrounds of the windows in my panel!
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I stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Skies” set directly on to my panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I adhered the backgrounds to the smaller hearts directly against the back of the panel, but added some foam tape for the larger heart to add some depth. I popped my little dogs in place and adhered my panel to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use from this set this year! There are so many adorable images I haven’t even used yet!

xo

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Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables” Dies

Inks
“Evergreen Bough” Distress Oxide Ink