Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"New" Product Tuesday: Playful Pups Card Set featuring Mama Elephant

Greetings, friends!

Today I'm featuring the Mama Elephant Playful Pups stamps and creative cuts (dies) set.  This set was released last month, but I haven't had a chance to use it until today.  I wanted to keep the design "clean and simple" and I wanted to incorporate some of those awesome Mama Elephant script dies.  So here are the three cards:


  • Mama Elephant Playful Pups Stamps and Dies
  • Mama Elephant "Hello" Script Die
  • Mama Elephant "Smile" Script Die
  • Mama Elephant "Thanks" Script Die
  • White card stock for the card base (2 - 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark and 1 - 5.5"W x 8.5"H, scored at 4.25" mark for the hello card)
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies
  • Sizzix Nested Oval Dies
  • Distress Inks for Watercolor Background
  • Watercolor Paper (Approx 4.25"H x  5.5"W)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Dog: E53, E55, E57
    • Red Accessories: R20, R24
    • Tennis Ball: YG21, YG03
  • Foam Adhesive (tons of it)
  • Liquid Glue
  • Adhesive Tape Runner
  • First make the watercolor background paper.  I mixed a variety of distress inks to make the red, blue and yellow water color background.  I added some pigment ink to make a subtle bokeh effect.  I don't know how visible that ended up being, so you could skip that step if you wanted.
  • While the watercolor paper is drying, die cut the layout from a piece of white card stock.  You can die cut everything (except the pups) all in one pass:
    • Stitched Rectangle (largest size)
    • Two sizes of the circle or oval dies
    • Script dies
  • Once the watercolor paper has dried, run it through the die cut machine with the largest stitched rectangle die so it's the same size as you layout.
  • Stamp the Playful Pups on Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Color with Copic Markers.  Die cut using the coordinating dies.
  • I wanted to add dimension to these cards, so I used foam adhesive under the front panel, but I glued the frames (circle and ovals) directly onto the watercolor paper.  I also glued the innards of the words (loops between the letters) directly onto the watercolor paper too.
  • Add tons of foam adhesive to the back of the front panel and glue that on top of the water color paper.
  • Add the puppies using foam adhesive.
  • Adhere this entire piece to the front of the card base.

 Here are all three cards together:

Thanks for checking out these cards!

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