Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hello card with Mama Elephant Stamps!

Hi everyone!! Laurie here and I'm so excited to be a guest on the BRI Blog today!!

Quick question..if you have a popped up sentiment on an otherwise one layer card, is it still considered one layer???  I've never made a one layer anything in my life so I hope this card counts! :)

I started by stamping the large, gorgeous floral image from the Mama Elephant Botanic Hello Stamp Set onto kraft cardstock. I used an alcohol ink friendly ink in a fairly light shade. In this case Flannel Grey Memento Ink. I used my Mini Misti for this because I wanted to heat emboss the image after it was coloured.

I've heard both opinions. Embossing powder does not hurt your Copic markers and also, embossing powder can ruin your marker nibs. I played it safe and embossed after. I used shades of pink, purple and green. It's a good idea to test out your shades on scrap kraft because obviously the colours are going to look much different than on white!  I LOVE this look!!

You can see where using a stamp positioned is crucial. After all that colouring, it would be a shame to mess it up by not stamping correctly the second time. FULL DISCLOSURE: I've stamped incorrectly when using my Misit :(.

I used white embossing powder  which is bright enough to really pop off the kraft!  The sentiment was stamped onto a sentiment strip die from Waffle Flower Crafts which unfortunately has been retired. It is literally my most used die set!!

I chose not to add any embellishment, not even sparkle!  I just wanted that beautiful image to be front and centre!!

Thank you for stopping in today!! I always have so much fun when I'm here!!

Until next time....:)


1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I will have to get this stamp out and try it on kraft.