Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!
Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!
I combined the Happy Mail Stamps and coordinating Happy Mail Dies with the super awesome Venice Envelope Die Collection for this sweet hello card. I love how the images in the Happy Mail Stamp Set coordinate back to images from past Mama Elephant Stamp Sets: Pandamonium, Arctic Penguins, and Playful Pups and images from the new Incoming Mail Stamp Set.
I stamped the postage images from the Happy Mail Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored in the images with Copic Markers before die cutting with the coordinating Happy Mail Dies. I added detail to the eyes with the Sakura Blaze Glaze Pen and White Opaque Glaze Pen. Sparkle was added to the hearts and balloon in the images with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.
I stamped the postage stamps and the "xo" greeting from the Happy Mail Stamp Set on a red card base using Versamark Ink for a tone-on-tone background that compliments the card design and adds interest to the background.
The stitched label was die cut from smooth white cardstock using a Venice Envelope Die Collection. I adhered the postage stamps to the label and adhered the label to the card base. I die cut the word "hello" and the banner from black cardstock using the Venice Envelope Die Collection. I stacked three "hello" die cuts one on top of another and adhered the word to the card as shown.
I stamped an additional greeting from the Happy Mail Stamp Set on the black cardstock banner using Versamark Ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder before adhering the banner to the bottom of the label as shown.
I finished the card with a layer of Glosssy Accents to the "hello" die cut greeting and to the noses of the critters on the postage stamps.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of this hello card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
Versamark Watermark Ink (SSS)
Versamark Watermark Ink (EH)
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail WhiteEP2 Stamptember
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink (SSS)
Copic R00 Pinkish White (EH)
Copic R00 Pinkish White (SSS)
R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch MARKER R27 CADMIUM RED Ladybug
Copc R46 Strong Red (SSS)
Copc R46 Strong Red (EH)
Copic YR04 Chrome Orange (SSS)
Copic YR04 Chrome Orange (EH)
Copic BG10 Cool Shadow (EH)
Copic BG10 Cool Shadow (SSS)
Copic BG11 Moon White (EH)
Copic BG11 Moon White (SSS)
Copic BG13 Mint Green (EH)
Copic BG13 Mint Green (SSS)
Copic E0000 Floral White (EH)
ECopic E0000 Floral White (SSS)
Copic E00 Skin White (SSS)
Copic E00 Skin White (EH)
Copic E40 Brick White (EH)
Copic E40 Brick White (SSS)
Copic E43 Dull Ivory (EH)
Copic E43 Dull Ivory (SSS)
Copic E44 Clay (SSS)
Copic E44 Clay (EH)
Copic E49 Dark Bark (EH)
Copic E49 Dark Bark (SSS)
Copic W6 Warm Gray (EH)
Copic W6 Warm Gray (SSS)
Copic W8 Warm Gray (EH)
Copic W8 Warm Gray (SSS)
Sakura Black Glaze Pen (EH)
Sakura Black Glaze Pen (SSS)
Sakura White Opaque Glaze Pen (SSS)
Sakura White Opaque Glaze Pen (EH)
Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker (SSS
Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker (EH)
Avery Elle The Sugar Collection (EH)
Avery Elle The Sugar Collection (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock (SSS)
Neenah Solar White 80lb (EH)
Neenah Solar White 80lb (SSS)
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray (SSS)
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray (EH)
Ranger Glossy Accents Mini (EH)
Ranger Glossy Accents (SSS)
Ranger Fine Tip Applicator 0.5 oz (EH)
Ranger 0.5OZ Fine Tip Applicator (SSS)
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (SSS)
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (EH)
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag (SSS)
S H O P P I N G
Click SSS or ME below the thumbnails to shop the entire May Mama Elephant release. Affiliate links used.
Mama Elephant Happy Mail (SSS)
Happy Mail (ME)
Mama Elephant Happy Mail Dies (SSS)
Happy Mail Dies (ME)
Mama Elephant Incoming Mail
Incoming Mail (ME)
Mama Elephant Incoming Mail Dies
Incoming Mail Dies
Rock and Paws (ME)
Mama Elephant Rock and Paws (SSS)
Mama Elephant Rock and Paws Dies (SSS)
Rock and Paws Dies (ME)
Mama Elephant Calli Letters (SSS)
Calli Letters (ME)
Mama Elephant Venice Envelope Dies (SSS)
Venice Envelope (ME)
G I V E A W A Y
To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!
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