Thursday, November 28, 2013

Studio Calico + Mama Elephant

Studio Calico + Mama Elephant team up again, yay! Mama Elephant has done it again and has designed two amazing stamp sets for the Studio Calico December Blue Note kits - the stamp set in the Blue Note Card Kit & the stamp set in the Cole card add-on.

My first card was made with the Blue Note Card kit. I love the stamp set so much and while they're sort of birthday themed, I decided to make a non-traditional holiday card. This is such a fun sentiment and those arrow chevrons - awesome.
I used some water colors to paint in the word 'love', cut it out, and added some foam adhesive behind it. And easy way to add some dimension to a card!

My next card was made with the Cole card add-on. I decided to go for a CAS approach, focusing on the lovely stamps. I heat embossed the trees with powder, aqua, and leaf zing. I used watercolor paper as my base so that I could add a simple color wash at the bottom of the card without the paper warping. I plan on making a bunch of these cards to give out for Christmas!
The detail on the tree that Kryssi designed is amazing! A quick embossing tip - you can use a small dry paint brush to brush away any stray embossing powder before you heat emboss, that way you don't get any extras on your card :)

Be sure to check out the Mama Elephant blog for a FUN giveaway, and here's the list of all the Mama Elephant girls blog hopping: 


Enjoy! Hope you find some inspiration from us all :)

53 comments:

  1. Your cards are great I especially love the trees on the2nd card

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  2. I love how you popped up the letters in the first card <3

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  3. I second Pamela's reply...very cool! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Super cute cards!! Love the stamps in the Cole add-on kit!

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  5. Fun, festive day-brightening cards! Happy Thanksgiving!
    c

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  6. Very cute cards! Love the denim looking ribbon on the first card, it's a great touch for a masculine card.

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  7. Great cards! I like how you popped up the letters on the first card! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Love how you popped up the love!

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  9. Gorgeous...wish jumped on the Cole add-on earlier. Boo hoo. But looking at your cards made me happy again.

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  10. Love your fabulous cards! The trees on the 2nd card is a must have! I just love the different colored embossing you did with them! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Wow! Wonderful and delightful cards! I love those stamps! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Both of your cards are simply wonderful! Love your style of creating. I browsed through your blog and loved all the scrapbook page designs - great to look at and such wonderful memories. These kits look like a blast.

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  13. Both cards are sweet!! Love your style! Love these kits!!

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  14. Wow, these cards are really cool. I love the crisp clean look of the first card. Very striking. Really excellent. The second card is delightful and I love the blue shading on the bottom. Both cards are first rate.

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  15. I love both of your cards, Geralyn! So creative and fun...love how you used water colors on your popped up 'love' sentiment...so pretty!

    As I mentioned to Kryssi, I am always so grateful for my wonderful family, but this year in particular, I am thankful for all the great friendships I've made through this wonderful hobby of ours!

    I hope you're having a very Happy Thanksgiving your family!

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  16. Two wonderful cards! Love the colors embossed on your trees!

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  17. LOVE the beautiful trees on your Warmest Wishes card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  18. Great cards! Especially love that first one, it's fun and fresh and just happy.

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  19. Gorgeous cards! I love that tree stamp, and I love how you embossed it!

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  20. Great cards love how you popped up the sentiment on the first.

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  21. Both cards are very cute. I like the popped up LOVE.

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  22. Pretty cards! Love the Warmest wishes card.

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  23. These kits are just beautiful and what you have created with them is just beautiful!

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  24. Swoon over your popped up title and your blue green trees. SO SWEET!

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  25. I can always count on your cards to get me inspired and excited!!! Your cards are so fun!!! Loooove that non traditional Christmas card!! Those chevron arrows are so cool!!! And the heat embossed Christmas card is swoon worthy! Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, the snowflakes and the watercolor wash at the bottom! So amazing!

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  26. Stunning!!!! I love the vibrant colors of the first card! And the the pretty combos on card #2!

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  27. I love how you bumped up the "love" and then pointed the arrows toward it on the first card. The trees on the second card are so lovely and the sentiment and colors are perfect! TFS!

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  28. I really like the blues and green on the trees for something different!

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  29. Oh wow, that first card made me smile and want to dance!! Lovely!

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  30. I love the trees!! Awesome kit!

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  31. Love how you used the stamps in a fun, non-traditional way!

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  32. Loved both of your cards. Really liked the colors you used for the trees. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Love both of you're cards. The kits are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing you're ideas.

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  34. Beautiful cards, love the color combinations!

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  35. Love your cards Geralyn!!! They make me want to get out stamps and play!

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  36. Great card design and colors on both!

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  37. I love how you made the `LOVE`in the sentiment of your first card pop with both colour and dimension!

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  38. The trees are so gorgeous, love those colors!

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  39. Beautiful cards....and I just LOVE those trees!

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  40. Love both cards very much. The trees are beautiful, especially embossed in those colors!

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  41. I just LOVE them both! The first one us so crisp, bright, and fun! And the second one is so soft and lovely!

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  42. Same stamps so many different looks! Love that.

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  43. Such fun colors on your second card, and I LOVE the way you popped up "love" on the first.

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  44. love all those wonderful colors on your cards!

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  45. Love those trees and the soft color on the bottom of your card

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