Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: A Beary Christmas

Hello and welcome!
Today, Mama Elephant Design Team is highlighting the sweet A Beary Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies.

 I have two Holiday themed projects to share with you. First is a plastic snow globe that I purchased from my local craft store AC Moore, and the second is a fun shaker card.

To begin, I colored the images for both projects with Copic markers, and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

For the snow globe project, I mirrored stamped the images, and adhered them together. This allows you to see the stamped and colored images from all directions. Since this is a paper craft project and I'm not adding water like a typical snow globe, I splattered slightly diluted white acrylic paint with a paint brush to create snow on the outside and the inside of the globe to add more interest.

For the snow globe lid, I adhered trimmed glitter card stock around it to make it look prettier. I stamped the sentiment "Have A Holly and Oh So Jolly Christmas" from Puffy Holiday Greetings on white cardstock with Versamark ink. I applied silver embossing powder and heat set it. I trimmed it to a rectangle shape, and adhered it to glitter card stock as shown. 

To make the images stand inside the globe, I used two small stripes of sturdy acetate and folded it in half and added strong double sided tape to it. I then attached one side of the folded acetate to the images (the acetate goes in between the the images that were adhered together) and the other to the base of the globe. I added glitter and fake snow inside the globe.

For the second project, I die-cut white cardstock with the outer frame from Framed Tags - Hexastar. Then, I die-cut the card stock again with the hexagon frame also included in the set to make my window. I trimmed the acetate slightly larger than the hexagon frame, and stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" from Sentiments From A Yeti using Versamark ink. I then heat set it using white embossing powder. I added white dots with a white Gelly Roll Pen to create snow. I adhered the acetate behind the window.

For the background panel I trimmed Bristol cardstock and inked it with Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet Distress Oxides and Picket Fence Distress Inks as shown. I added splatters of water for a distressed look. I mounted the window panel with two layers of foam adhesive (after adding the glitter) to the background panel. To finish, I adhered the images to the front then to a top folding card base. 
I hope you enjoyed today's projects. Make sure to stop by Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration by the design team using this adorable set.

Happy crafting!!!

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