A Wedding Card


My dear cousin Dominique is getting married on Sunday to her love Mark, a musician. When I sat down today to make a card for them I knew this sentiment (from Mama Elephant’s Love Quotes) would be perfect since Mark has written many love songs, all about Dom! The colour palette was inspired by the beautiful photo for the current Mama Elephant challenge:


I used the Femme Frames stitched die for the matt piece and used some Stampin Up vellum paper for the main panel. I heat embossed the sentiment first, then added all the sequins and the adorable little critters (coloured with Copics and then die cut using the coordinating Love Quotes dies). I used a white gel pen to add some dots to the border of the vellum piece.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Mama Elephant Love Quotes
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, Mama Elephant Love Quotes
Cardstock: Stampin Up Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Vellum
Other: Versamark ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, sequins

DIY Stencil with Colour Pencils


This card was inspired by Kristina Werner’s video on Day 2 of the Stencilled class. I don’t have any stencils with larger shapes, so made one using a few small die pieces from various sets I have. I placed them randomly on a scrap piece of card stock (in my Big Shot I use the Stampin Up Magnetic Platform which makes keeping the dies in place easier).


On the panel I stamped the sentiment from  Mama Elephant’s Hello set first and then moved the stencil around and used colour pencils to colour the negative spaces. I used the SU note paper punch to trim the side and mounted it on black card.


Dies (used to create stencil): Memory Box Cosmic Stars, Paper Smooches Hearts.
Stamps: Mama Elephant Hello
Ink: Hero Arts Hero Hues Black, Prismacolour Pencils
Card: SU Confetti White, Basic Black

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Something New Simon Says Stamp Challenge


One of the stamp sets new to my stash is Mama Elephant’s Confetti set. I love the greetings in this one, and thought I’d combine it with some die cut buttons from a My Favorite Things die to make a simple card. I often don’t know how to best use really graphic patterned paper, but love how this diagonal stripe makes a striking border for the white panel. And doesn’t the Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade twine look cute on the buttons :).


I’m entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog competition for this week.

Thanks for looking!