Wednesday, February 19, 2014

{Mama Elephant} Stamp Highlight: Origami

This is my second post of the day.
If you're looking for my {Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Wedding or Anniversary post, please scroll down or click HERE.


It's Day 3 of the Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights for the February Release and today the design team is featuring Origami! You may have noticed after yesterday's highlight post that I've developed a bit of an addiction to watercolouring with distress inks. In part, it's mostly the fault of this incredible watercolour cardstock by Tim Holtz and the acquisition of a new heat tool. Really, it's a match made in heaven!


First, I die cut the cardstock using Femme Frames Creative Cuts. From that, I die cut two panels using Landscape Trio Creative Cuts. I sponged the panels with four different distress inks (see links below for specific colours), misted water on them and dried them with the heat tool.


I used the remaining piece to stamp two swans. Then I applied five different distress inks (again, see links below for specific colours) to my craft sheet and used a water brush to add colour to the stamped images. After misting the panel, I allowed the water to run the colours together a bit. Then I dried the cardstock with the heat tool.


After determining the position of the swans on the waves, I masked off the sentiment and stamped the words around the swans' necks. To finish the card, I adhered three glittery silver stars die cut from Confetti Creative Cuts.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the design team to see what they came up with using Origami.

See you tomorrow for Day 4 of the Stamp Highlights. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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13 comments:

grandmato19 said...

WOW -- so beautiful -- I gotta try this!

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! Love the watercoloring too, it's gorgeous and the colors are so vivid!

Jingle said...

I need this set! LOVE your card! So cute!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

very lovely Emily!

Sue in the Wood said...

Love it!!

Lindsey said...

This is perfect, Em! Love the watercolouring, it really makes the scene.

Pam said...

Love your card! The watercoloring is fabulous.

Barb Ghig said...

Your watercoloring is really beautiful on this card! I also love your design and color choices...such a lovely card!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous card, Emily! Love the effects of the watercoloring technique!! And I am lovin' those origami images and the sketchy letters!!!

Sharron said...

The watercoloring is wonderful and goes perfectly with the swan images. Fabulous design!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Awesome Emily!!! Love that distress effect idea.

Lynn said...

You are making the origami stamps irresistible. Your card is outstanding! Love all the little details and techniques.

Samantha Mann said...

i love your addiction to watercoloring with distress inks!! you do it so well!! and it makes me happy! lol! :) the oranges and blues work so well together!! and the little oragami birds are just FUN! love this!