Thursday, January 2, 2014

{Mama Elephant} Designer Series: Pandamonium


I'm in the spotlight over on the Mama Elephant Blog today and I'm sharing a card using the December stamp release Pandamonium. I made a Chinese New Year card for January 31st because there's nothing more perfect than pandas with red lanterns and a gold sentiment. ;)



Traditionally, there should be plenty of red and gold and I had a red card base at first but it seemed to take over the card so I went with a more golden background, cut from Femme Frames Creative Cuts, to let the pandas and lanterns shine. Plus the gold sentiment is more than enough to make up for the tiny bit of red.


I used my trusty design ruler to help line up the letters from Inline Letters Creative Cuts before glueing them down with glossy accents. I punched tiny 1/16" holes at the top of the lanterns before fussy cutting them. Then I used beading wire, wire cutters and pliers to create the sticks. My tweezers really came in handy for both the letters and placement of the wires.

I hope I've inspired you to play with your December Release goodies from Mama Elephant!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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18 comments:

Joni nina Andaya said...

So CUTE! Happy New Year Emily!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

It really is so perfect for Chinese New Year! I love the wire for the lanterns!

Samantha Mann said...

absolutely amazing card!!! LOOOOOVE the gold/red/panda combination! it's such a wonderful new year's card!! the gold sparkly letters are amazing!!!!!!!! and SO STRAIGHT! hello!! <3

Aimes said...

Awesome and adorable!:D
Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 brings you happy times! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I *love* this Emily! So well thought-out and adorable at the same time! Happy New Year!! :-)

joy said...

Great design and balance of color! I love those pandas!!

Anni said...

So stinkin' cute!
Anni

Lindsey said...

Every time you use these pandas, I like them just that much more! They are perfect for this happy card. Love all the gold, too. :)

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Emily! This card is the perfect balance of the Chinese New Year colors and those adorable pandas are too cute carrying their lanterns! LOVE this card!

canadian_liner said...

LOVE the pandas with lanterns! So glad you are back in your home with your crafty supplies and POWER. Happy New Year.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful New Years card...love how you used wire! Happy New Year Emily!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!!

Chris D. said...

Awww! This is too stinkin' cute! Love those happy little pandas!

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! SO cute!

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! Love the colours, texture and sparkly letters. So fabulous!

Karen said...

super cute mf...
Happy New Year and thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card. Hard to believe it has come and gone so quickly...I did so enjoy my time off!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

SUCH an adorable card!