Thursday, April 30, 2015

Retro Thursday - Mama Elephant

The card I'm sharing today features a Mama Elephant stamp set I've had for a while - Up and Away. While this set isn't retro or retired, it's still one I've held onto for a while, and thought I should make more use of. I'm also using a Mama Elephant die - Landscape Trio - to create the cute stitched clouds at the top of the card.

I started by stamping the cute bunny onto some marker paper. I masked him off, then stamped the umbrella. This gave the impression the umbrella is behind the bunny - which was exactly what I was going for. I colored everything in with Copics, then carefully fussy-cut around the image.

I found a fun rain pattern in a retired Basic Grey paper pad (Kelly Purkey's Mon Ami 6x6, for anyone interested), and I cut it out with the smaller rectangle in the Femme Frames die. I also cut a couple of pieces of white cardstock with the rectangle, and used the Landscape Trio border to turn them into clouds.

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white cardstock.

After that, it was just a matter of layering everything together. I used a combination of adhesive and foam tape. Lastly, I scattered a few sparkly sequins around the card.

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Ah, love this. The brilliant red umbrella held by the super cute bunny - what's not to love. The sparkly sequins finish it off perfectly!

    1. Thank you, Kylie! I've been on this bright red with white polkadot kick lately. I'm sure you'll be seeing it again. XD