Last week I participated in the Share Handmade Kindness challenge hosted by Jennifer McGuire Ink. The first week was to create something handmade for a friend or family member. This week is the second week for the challenge, this week we are to share a handmade project with someone who works in the community. I just recently discovered these ‘peel-off’ stickers from Elizabeth Crafts. I knew that they would work perfectly with the Mama Elephant sentiment from Carnival Cupcake Toppers for a card to go with the scented cupcake earrings I made for my doctor that worked with me for 4 years through my recovery of a car accident. I just recently moved away and never got a chance to give her something, so I knew that my little cupcake earrings would be perfect pairing with this card!
Today’s project is a super bright & festive Happy Birthday card. I am lucky enough to be able to make cards for my fellow workmates at my day job – this was one that I created.
The first try I had at this card the balloons didn’t turn out very well…. but I had already stamped & embossed the sentiment & I really didn’t want to have to do it again – so I had the idea to fussy cut the image out & I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out! Using the Mama Elephant sentiment from Make A Wish I gold embossed it, then stamped the stars in gold Encore ink. The balloons were stamped using Lawn Fawn inks: Peacock, Fake Tan, Sunflower and Sugar Plum. I had drew in the strings and used a white gel pen to add the shine accents.
Hope you like my project – don’t forget comments are welcome & very appreciated!
In the summer, going to the park, or outside anywhere in general to blow bubbles is my favorite thing to do. So when I saw this super cute Ella & Friends stamp set from Mama Elephant I knew I had to have it!
I created this card specifically for a good friend of mine who was going through a difficult time – and I included a coffee card inside as a little treat for her.
Here is my card:
Mama Elephant Ella and friends elephant card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
To create the grass & sky scene, I first created masks for all of the images, including the bubbles! It was easy to do with plain post-it notes. I just stamped the images and cut them out and placed the post-it over top of the colored images. I used the foam blending tool to blend shabby shutters & mowed lawn for the grass, and broken china with tumbled glass for the sky. To make the clouds, I used a die cut of the balloons from the Up & Away creative cuts as a mask while I was blending in the two blue inks.
Ella was colored with Spectrum Noir markets IG1, IG2 & IG3. Her little bunny helper was colored with BG2. The bubbles turned out really well using TB1, TB2 & TB3 and topped off with a white gel pen to make the shiney pop out.
Just wanted to share this adorable card I made with Mama Elephant’s Pandamonium and Up Up & Away set. This card was made for a friend who lives on the opposite coast from me – so the sentiment was perfect, and who can resist those pandas?!
Pandamonium card using Mama Elephant by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up