Mama Elephant | Season's Greetings Christmas Snowflakes Card by Yana Smakula

Mama Elephant | Season’s Greetings. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today to help celebrate Mama Elephant 5 Year Anniversary (more about this and giveaway below)! I got two adorable stamp sets from Mama Elephant and I used both to create the card I’m sharing in today’s post.

Mama Elephant | Season's Greetings Christmas Snowflakes Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by stamping Season’s Greetings onto white cardstock in black ink. I used my mini MISTI for stamping to make sure I got a perfect impression. Once my ink dried I used an anti static powder tool, shifted my paper just a fraction of an inch and stamped sentiment again using clear embossing ink.

Mama Elephant | Season's Greetings Christmas Snowflakes Card by Yana Smakula

I used Simon’s Antique Gold embossing powder (was going to use gold, but couldn’t find it on my messy desk – I really need to clean it!) and heat set the powder. Next, I stamped snowflakes around the sentiment in clear embossing ink and heat set in clear embossing powder. I stamped them in groups (as it was hard to see where I had already stamped some) of 3 or 4 to make sure I didn’t overlap any.

Mama Elephant | Season's Greetings Christmas Snowflakes Card by Yana Smakula

Next I pulled out my Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers distress inks and blended them coming in from the edges of my panel. I went a little heavier on the edges and used a much lighter hand as I was getting closer to the center and the sentiment.

Mama Elephant | Season's Greetings Christmas Snowflakes Card by Yana Smakula

I added flicks of water and used a paper towel to lift some of the ink up. Once I was happy with how my background looked I trimmed it a tiny bit (I didn’t want the harsh ink blended edges to show) and adhered onto an A2 top folding card base. Lastly, I added several drops of “water” using Tonic Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.

Mama Elephant | Season's Greetings Christmas Snowflakes Card by Yana Smakula

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Mama Elephant Clear Stamps Season
Mama Elephant Clear Stamps Season’s Wishes
Shop at:
SSS | ME
Mama Elephant Clear Stamps Holly
Mama Elephant Clear Stamps Holly’s Snowflakes
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SSS | ME
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | AZ
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
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SSS | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Hero Arts Letterpress Paper Cream Hues Ps701
Hero Arts Letterpress Paper Cream Hues Ps701
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SSS

HOP ALONG – GET INSPIRED!

Welcome to the very special #celebrating5years with Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop! This is Day 3 of the 3-day Stampede! Make sure you check out Day 1 and Day 2 if you missed them!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

Check out this year’s promo!

From 9/15-9/17
Take 10% off the entire store.
In stock items only. No rain checks.
No coupon code needed. All prices as marked.

From 9/15-9/30
Spend min $100* – get a free ‘Occasional Labels’ 4×6 stamp set.
Spend min $150* – get a free ‘Occasional Labels’ 4×6 stamp set and ‘Hello Friend Script’ creative cut die.

*Subtotal minimum amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!

We have so many amazing guest designers joining for for this Stampede. We are blessed with some amazing friends in the industry, so we are spreading the stampede into 3 days. 3 days of awesomeness!

Here are today’s designers, make sure you ‘stampede’ your way through all of them and check out what they created with the newest products!

Mama Elephant
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Vera Rhuhay
Nichol Spohr
Cathryn Zielske

 

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate this mega anniversary release, up for grabs are three $25 gift certificate to the ME store! That’s a total of 9 winners for the 3-day Stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

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