Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: A Cookie Christmas

Hello and welcome!
Today, Mama Elephant Design Team is highlighting A Cookie Christmas stamp set. The images on this set is so sweet and adorable it has absolutely stolen my heart.

I have a fun color magic slider card to share with you today. The cool thing about this interactive card is that everything is black and white until you pull the tab to reveal a colorful scene.

To begin, I stamped the reindeer, bunny and gingerbread house from A Cookie Christmas on masking paper and cut them out. Then, I trimmed Bristol cardstock and acetate to 4" X 5-1/8. Using the misti tool to help me keep the images lined up, I stamped the reindeer and the bunny on Bristol cardstock with black Versafine ink and then placed the acetate on top and stamped it again with Staz On (this is a permanent ink that stamps on acetate) black ink. After, I masked the characters and stamped the gingerbread house and followed that same steps as above. This allowed for the characters to be in front of the gingerbread house. 

I colored the images that was stamped on Bristol cardstock with Zig Clean Real Brush Pens. I masked the images and the bottom of the cardstock as shown and inked the background using Distress Inks. I first splattered water and then diluted white acrylic paint using a paint brush to added texture and snow to the background. 

Once dried, I adhered it to a white panel that was slightly larger. Then, I die-cut 3 white cardstock with the frame die from Frame Tags Madison Avenue creative cuts. With the first two, I trimmed around the perforated lines and made a U shape to used as a channel for the tab (see above photo) and I adhered it as shown. Next, I carefully lined up the images to the stamped acetate window, adhered the acetate to the top channel and I adhered the die-cut frame on top of that.

I used one of the negative cut from the frame as a tab to hide the colored images. The channel I created allows for the tab to move in and out to reveal or hide the colored images. To finish, I adhered the the panels to an A2 size pattern paper and then to a top folding card base.

That's it for today. Make sure to stop by Mama Elephant blog for more inspiration from the Design Team using this wonderful set. 

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