Birthday card – Embossing with dies – Mama Elephant Carried Away

Last week I found out (the hard way) that I had NO birthday cards in my big box full of cards!  I know!  I was shocked too!  Thankfully I do have a box of card blanks, and I was able to quickly throw a die-cut and pre stamped & matted greeting onto one of those *phew*.  So now I’m on a mission to make a bunch of new birthday cards, and I thought I’d start small.
Find Mama Elephant in Australia at www.dawnlewis.com.au
For this card I used my new Spellbinders embossing mat, and I’m really impressed with how well this works!  Now my dies have a whole new lease of life, as this mat allows me to emboss with them.  Oh yeah … it’s very cool!  The video is down below so you can see how it works, and it’s a pretty nifty tool to add to your papercrafting tool kit.
Find Mama Elephant in Australia at www.dawnlewis.com.au
I’ve also used a sweet and subtle dotting technique for the blue of the sky, which is subtle and so easy to do.
MATERIALS
Stamps: Mama Elephant ‘Carried Away’ & Darkroom Door ‘All Occasions’
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
XPress It Blending Card
Mini card base
Black cardstock
Pattern paper
Sticky notes
Wink of Stella pen, clear
Self healing mat / ruler / craft knife
Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot
Mini Misti stamping tool
3mm double sided tape
12mm foam tape
COPIC
Skin – E50, E51, E53
Hair – E43, E44, E47, E49
Orange – YR61, YR01, YR02, E95
Pink – R11, R21, R32, RV14
Purple – V01, R81, V04
Dots – B0000, B000, B00

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