Friday, October 30, 2020

Mama Elephant Designer Series - Dashin Thru the Snow Slider

Hello again! I am delighted to be back on the Mama Elephant Blog today! I have a fun slider card to share with you so let's get started.

I began by stamping images from Dashin Thru the Snow, Animal Parade, Scene Builders, Birdie Wreath, and Toasty Friends Stamp Sets using alcohol friendly ink. I colored them using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. 

For the scene building panels, I die cut two rectangles from white cardstock using the largest rectangle from Peek A Frame - Creative Cuts. I then used the sloped dies in the Landscape Trio - Creative Cuts to make the hills. I masked off the edges on all of the panels with Post It Tape to give the illusion of a frame. I then used Distress Oxide Inks in Speckled Egg, Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire to ink blend the sky. For the base of the snowy hills, I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. (I think it is easy to get a softer blend using the regular Distress Inks.)

To add a fun interactive element, I used the Straight Slider - Creative Cuts to create the slider track on the shorter hill. (I love watching the little bunny slide down the hill! I am pretty sure he is going to beat the sledding trio above him.) So fun!

I used a sentiment from the Dashin Thru the Snow Stamp Set and heat embossed it in white at the top of the design. As a finishing touch, I adhered iridescent star confetti across the sky.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my card and that it has inspired you to create something today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant Products Used


Monday, October 26, 2020

Heffy Doodle: Make It Move, with Megan

Hello again! I am back today to share an interactive card with you that has a fun twist. I used the Slimline Pull Tab Die Set to create a pull tab slider card on a standard A2 sized card. Also, instead of only one image moving with the slider, there are three!

I wanted to create a sweet little garden. I used images from the Veggie Patch, Big Bug Hugs, and Whatcha Sayin' Stamp Sets to create my scene. To begin, I stamped the images using an alcohol friendly ink onto white cardstock and colored them using Copic Markers. I used the coordinating die sets to cut the images out.

Next, I die cut the pieces for the scene building panels and pull tabs from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. To give the illusion of dirt, I used the Silver Linings Cloud Border Dies. I then laid the dirt panels over the sky panel to line up the dies to cut the tracks for the veggies to slide on. (It is important to make sure that the images have enough room to slide up without going too far.) I repeated that for each of the three veggies. I also die cut the notch for the pull tab from the top of the panel. 

To color the scene panels and pull tabs, I masked off the edges using Heffy Memo Tape and blended on Distress Oxide Inks in the following colors: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, and Black Soot. I then flicked the panels with watered down Peacock Feathers and Copic White on the sky portion and Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Copic White, and Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Metallic Watercolor Paint on the dirt. The flicks of color add an interesting texture to the scene.

In order to make the design have three moving images with one pull tab, I die cut three pull tabs. I fed them in from the back and then attached them together using a strip of cardstock and double sided tape. I then used the die cut from the Slimline Pull Tab Die Set that ensures the pull tab does not move from side to side on the back to anchor each pull tab to the back of the front panel. 

I attached all of the images to the pull tabs and the front of the card using glue dots and double sided tape. To finish off the design, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Veggie Patch Stamp Set. I hope that you have enjoyed my card for today and thank you for stopping by! Until next time, happy paper crafting!  

Friday, October 23, 2020

Reverse Confetti - Inspiration Station

Megan Quinn
Solyciela: For the Love of Paper

Hello there! Megan Quinn here and welcome to my Inspiration Station Post for Reverse Confetti! I am so excited to be joining you today and have an adorable Fall themed, feel good card to share. 

I don't know about you, but I love everything Fall! From the cooler temperatures to the pumpkin spice goodies returning to the stores, it absolutely is my fave! The inspiration for my card was this picture from Starbucks. I especially love the teal and merlot tones as well. Throw in a caffeinated beverage and I am all in!

I started my design by ink blending pink and orange colored die inks onto the background panel. I added in a touch of green to give the illusion of grass to ground the scene. For a touch of texture, I flicked on the same colors that I used to ink blend across the panel and set it aside to dry.

I then stamped images from the Pick of the Patch Stamp Set that was released in September. (This has quickly become a favorite for me!) I colored them using Copic Markers and pulled my color combos from the inspiration picture. I love how the teal pops off of the background and adds such interest to the otherwise traditional Fall color scheme.

I used the coordinating Pick of the Patch Confetti Cuts to die cut the images and used a mix of liquid glue, glue dots, and foam adhesive to adhere them to the background panel. I finished the design off by stamping a sentiment that is also included in the Pick of the Patch Stamp Set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that my card has inspired you. Have a great day!

Reverse Confetti Products Used:

Friday, October 16, 2020

Reverse Confetti - October Stock Your Stash

Hello! I am back today as a 'Fetti Friend to share with you some inspiration for the current Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash card making challenge. The theme this month is Thanksgiving & Friendship.

For my card, I used the new Gift Card Cover Panel Confetti Cuts. Instead of making a gift card today, I made a card with a sentiment panel and a scene panel. I always love using products in fun and different ways so that I can make the most of my stash.

The stamped images are from the Pick of the Patch Stamp Set that was released last month. (Can you tell that I love this set?! This won't be the last time that you will see this one from me. Hint...hint...)

I hope that my card has inspired you to join along with the challenge this month! It is so much fun and a great way to stretch your creative muscles by thinking outside of the box. I have listed the products that I used below and have linked them to the Reverse Confetti Shop for your convenience. Thank you for visiting and I will be back soon with my last design for my Reverse Confetti guest spot. Bye!

Reverse Confetti Products Used:


Monday, October 12, 2020

Heffy Doodle: Make it Move, with Megan

Hello! I am so excited to announce that I have joined the Heffy Doodle Design Team! As a blog contributor, I will be sharing fun interactive card designs with you twice a month and I could not be more excited! Without further ado, let's get started!

The card that I have created to share with you today features products from the new release. I combined the Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set and Who Let the Dogs Out Stamp Set with the Slimline Pull Tab Die Set to create my scene. My inspiration for this design was the idea of enjoying life and not to worrying about the little things. I used a split color scheme to emphasize this. The dog featured on the left side is so well behaved and not having much fun; however, the pup on the right side is having such a wonderful time without worrying about an accident here and there.

To begin my card, I stamped the images using a brown hybrid ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth 80 lb Cardstock. The hybrid ink is alcohol marker friendly and won't smear.  I then colored them using Copic Markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

For the front panel, I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the largest rectangle from the Stitched Slimline Trio Die Set and two pieces using second largest rectangle. (The largest rectangle serves as the base for the front of my card and the smaller ones are the focal panel and ground where I adhere the images to create the scene.) I then took one of the smaller rectangle pieces and die cut a sloping hill for the ground of my card using the Stitched Slopey Joes Border Die Set.

To mask the panel down the center, I used Heffy Memo Tape. For the left side, I blended the sky using Distress Oxide Inks in Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, and Black Soot. To add texture, I diluted the Hickory Smoke color and flicked it onto the panel. I then moved the Heffy Memo Tape to mask off the right side of the front panel and base. Since this side is happy and colorful, I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks to blend the sky. To add texture to this side, I diluted Salty Ocean and Copic White and flicked them onto the panel. I repeated this masking process for the ground piece as well. I used the same colors for the grass as I did for the sky on the left and switched to Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Lucky Clover for the right side. Once the front panel was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment at the top from the Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set.

To ensure proper placement for the pull tab slider, I laid the die cut images onto the front panel where I wanted them to be for the scene. I made sure to leave room on the left side for the pull tab to be die cut and taped down that die. I then took a T square ruler and drew a faint line on the right side of the card for the brown pup to move along. Using the holes in the smallest track die I lined it up over the penciled line and die cut the panel. The Slimline Pull Tab Die Set makes this so easy!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my card for today! 


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Lawn Fawn October Blog Post

Hello friends! I know that my recent Lawn Fawn Blog posts have not been falling on the first Saturday of the month like usual but there is a good reason. Inspiration weeks have fallen on the first Saturdays recently so I have been moved to the first Saturday after that. Things will get back on track soon, I promise!

I am back to share with you an interactive card using the Magic Iris Snow Globe Add-On. Who said that snow globes are limited to Christmas? I always love coming up with new ways to use products so that I can get the most out of them. For today's card, I thought that it would be fun to make a Halloween themed snow globe for this month's project. 

One of my favorite stamp sets of all time from Lawn Fawn is the new Den Sweet Den Stamp Set. I simply cannot resist the charm of these sweet bears. I decided to combine the bears with some previously released stamp sets to create a spooky scene. I used the following stamp sets: Den Sweet Den, Booyah, Spooktacular, Fox Costumes Before 'N Afters, Pick of the Patch, Happy Harvest, Happy Howloween, Costume Party, Rub-a-Dub-Dub, and Keep Swimming.

I centered all of my images around the bubbling cauldron. Last month, Tammy from the Lawn Fawn Design Team used the fish bowl and bubbles to create this and I thought that it would be perfect jumping off point for my design. Thank you, Tammy for allowing me to use it on my card! (To see her Instagram account, please click here.)

When you pull the pull tab on the Magic Iris down, the window opens to reveal an adorable baby bear popping up from behind the cauldron. What a wonderful surprise for the recipient! I also love the little bear that is all tuckered out at the bottom dressed in a fairy costume from the Happy Howloween Stamp Set!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today! I hope that you have found some inspiration here. For a complete list of products and shopping links, please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti - Mini Release Blog Hop

Hello again! Today is the big day! Cue the confetti! It is mini release day at Reverse Confetti and to celebrate they are hosting a blog hop. Tons of fun and inspiration along the way so please join us! 

I have to cards to share with you today using the new Gift Card Cover Panel Confetti Cut. I LOVE THIS DIE! It is the perfect way to present a gift card! It is fast, easy to use, and just the cutest!

For my first card, I die cut a piece of Kraft cardstock using the main die from the Gift Card Cover Panel Confetti Cuts Set. I then die cut another piece of cardstock using the previously released Big Polkas Cover Panel Creative Cuts to make a stencil. I laid that over the top of the main panel for my card and using white pigment ink, stenciled on some white polka dots. I love this effect so much!

The critters and sentiment are from the new Cookies and Milk Stamp Set. A simple scene on the bottom and my card is finished! Easy peasy!

This die set is perfect for all seasons and occasions. I used it to create a sweet Valentine below.

I used the Huggable Stamp Set that was released last year and I love how it turned out!

Please be sure to visit the other designers' blogs for more inspiration from this release and leave some love along the way! I have put the hop list below with direct links to the designers' blogs. I have also listed the products that I used for these cards at the bottom of this post. Thank you for stopping by and I will be back soon! Until then, I wish you all the best!

Blog Hop Designers:

Amy Kolling

Ali Farmer

Tricia Barber

Amy Tsuruta

You are here ----> Megan Quinn

Kathy Schweinfurth

Olga Moss

Jeanne Jachna

Nicole Vögeli

Deanne Kuntz

Mayra Duran-Hernandez

Olga Matyushevskaya 

TaeEun Yoo

Michelle Short

Reverse Confetti Products Used

Mama Elephant Designer Series - Dashin Thru the Snow Slider

Hello again! I am delighted to be back on the Mama Elephant Blog today! I have a fun slider card to share with you so let's get started....