I've been spending my time this week sewing a dress insert for my daughters dance, and of course, because of the weather we've been having, the dance is postponed. I think I might need to improve my sewing skills if I'm going to stay sane in these projects.
Today, after I cleaned up the sewing mess, I decided to relax and play in my craft room. I made valentines for my kiddos last week and that got me excited again about the Mama Elephant stamps I have collected.
The one in the middle is the valentine. The other two are the product of hiding in my cleanish craft room.
I wanted a look of a sun set sky, so I used some yellow, orange, blue, and purple inks and a inking tool to add color to a piece of card stock. I colored the super hero, from Mama Elephant's Tiny Hero's set with Copic markers. I fussy cut her out because I don't own the dies, yet. The shape behind her, is a die cut I cut with my Cricut. I stamped some extra stars and the sentiment and embossed them with gold embossing powder. The sky line is a cut from the same Cricut cartridge.
This is one of the valentine's I made for my kiddos. I used the same stamp set to make cards for teachers and the bus driver. Have I mentioned that I think these are the cutest and the sentiments are awesome!
I don't own circle dies because I have a Cricut. So I made this card background with my Cricut. I stamped a background stamp over it roughly. I didn't want it to look too perfect. I think I should have used a pattern paper instead maybe. The stamps are from Mama Elephant's Thinking of You stamp set. I think if I'm going to make many round shaker cards, I might need to invest in circle dies though. Foam paper would have been way easier than foam tape to get around the circles! ;) I added some sequins, beads and stars from my stash to the shaker windows.
I'm in love with these stamp sets!