Saturday, July 12, 2014

ME- Protected

This is the third and final card in my Stamp Trio challenge, using Mama Elephant's In My Heart stamp. This time, I wanted to play with texture and dies. I had already stamped, colored and die-cut the boy and the girl while I was making the second card, so they were ready to use.

I started by preparing my card base. I cut a sheet of Simon Says Stamp Lemon cardstock in half, and scored it for a top-folding A2 card. Using the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, I added a large polka dot texture to the front.

While I had my Bigshot out, I cut out the rest of the panels I would be using. I used the stitched rectangle from Mama Elephant's Femme Frames die to cut a rectangle from Simon Says Stamp's Sea Glass cardstock. I cut a piece of white cardstock with Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Duo I die, as well as the same shape out of Doodlebug vellum. Then, I used the stitched scallop border from Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Borders I die to cut the vellum piece.

I layered the vellum to the bottom of the white cardstock and adhered it together with a bit of glue. I tied a piece of yellow twine from Pretty Pink Posh's Summer embellishment kit around the bottom of the panel. I attached the boy and the girl from Mama Elephant's In My Heart set to the panel with foam squares.

I then adhered the panels to the card. As a last touch, I added a few flower sequins from the summer embellishment kit near the sentiment.

Stamp: Mama Elephant In My Heart
Ink: MFT Hybrid Ink in Black licorice, Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black (sentiment)
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo I, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders I
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder Seeing Spots
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp Heavy Cardstock in Lemon and Sea Glass, Neenah Solar White 110lbs
Doodlebug Sprinkles vellum in Coral
Pretty Pink Posh Summer Embellishment Kit


  1. I love every step of your card as you described it. The finished card is precious as the sentiment implies. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Sharon!

      I do sometimes worry that I'm getting too wordy with my step-by-step descriptions. But if I omit some steps, I then worry that someone will read it and be frustrated that a bunch of detail was missed. I'm so glad to hear that the descriptions are working for you. It brought me a great sigh of relief. :)

  2. So pretty! Loving the colours you have chosen and those pretty embellishments are just darling! You've rocked this challenge again!!

    1. Thank you bunches, Kylie! Pretty Pink Posh does have some amazing embellishments. I have to restrain myself from buying the entire store (lol!). :D