Thursday, November 28, 2013

{Studio Calico + Mama Elephant} Blue Note Card Kit + Cole Add-On

Studio Calico's December Card Kits are now available! This month, Mama Elephant designed not just one but two exclusive stamp sets for the December Card Kits! This first card uses the stamp set included in the Blue Note Main Card Kit.



My tip for this card involves using washi tape or masking tape to stamp this subway art style sentiment with three different inks, three different times. You can watch a video tutorial of my technique HERE.


I stamped LOVE with a glue pad and applied obsidian glitter. I stamped this line first but if I were to remake the card, I would stamp it last since covering it and pressing the stamp on the glitter two times to stamp the other lines loosened some of the glitter.


I covered the glittered LOVE with a strip of scrap paper. Then I applied washi tape to all lines, except PEACE and JOY JOY JOY which were stamped with Nautical Blue pigment ink.


The remaining two lines were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. All of the papers and embellishments are included in the main card kit. The tag was die cut using Embellished Tag Creative Cuts.


This second card uses the stamp set and three of the patterned papers included in the Cole Card Add-On.


My first tip for this card is to adhere the patterned paper to a piece of cardstock for added stiffness, especially if it's going to be popped on foam tape. That way it doesn't warp or get crushed when it goes through the mail.


I used the white vinyl stars from the kit to accent the stars on the patterned paper.


My second tip for this card is to use a grid mat and acrylic block when stamping on angled panels. This ensures that stamped images and sentiments line up with the vertical and horizontal edges of the card base.


The trees were stamped in Starlite Silver and the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black pigment inks.


Mama Elephant will be giving away the Blue Note December Card Kit to one lucky winner and the Cole Card Kit Add-On to another lucky winner.  Please be sure to comment at the Mama Elephant Blog and all of the design team blogs to increase your chances of winning!

Emily Leiphart

Sources for Peace, Love & A Whole Lot of Joy:


Sources for Warmest Wishes All Year Round:

61 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous as always...I love your designs!!

Deborah said...

What Beautiful projects the colors and the sentiment are very soothing TFS

pcm said...

That second card is striking! love it! happy thanksgiving!

ed074b04-26a2-11e2-898c-000f20980440 said...

More great cards! Happy Thanksgiving!
Annette P.

Pamela said...

Love all the pattern paper you got to work with!!

Carol Doggett said...

The star paper is gorgeous! So are your cards!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Andrene said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stamp set in the Cole add-on kit, even more so after seeing your card!

jj said...

Love how you did the trees with the stars!

cm said...

Such pretty, festive cards! You, ME and SC = recipe for magic!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
c

JanLee said...

Oh my I love the colors you chose, the second card is stunning! Happy Thanksgiving.

Annamarie Jones said...

Such pretty cards! Lovin' that dark blue color!

conil said...

Beautiful...very festive.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Gorgeous cards Emily! I always something new from you! I so love the patterned paper you used! The stamps are to die for! Thanks so much for sharing!

Amy McCue said...

What a great sentiment and I love the trees!

karenelr said...

I love those stamps and papers in the kits! Fabulous cards--thank you for sharing and a Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Sue McRae said...

Love your angled card design and the patterned papers in these kits look wonderful!

Lindsey said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I always do like Christmas cards in blue, but these are stunning. You really are a glitter convert, aren't you? ;)

Barb Ghig said...

Both of your cards are really beautiful, Emily! I love your details and the unique way you played with this kit!
Thanks so much for the link to your video, and for the step by step on this post!

Betty Meyskens said...

Emily - great creativity on using the supplies in the kit. These kits look fantastic. Both of your cards were fantastic. I loved that you did a video showing us how to do the various colours on the sentiment stamp - thank you for doing that!

Memories by Manda said...

Great cards. I love the look of the word stamp you used and the tree one.

Michele Clay said...

BOTH of these cards are lovely! What fun these kits would be to have!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are lovely! Love those papers. TFS

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are really lovely. The masking technique you used is really effective. I enjoyed how you arranged the center panels. I must say that blue starry paper is awesome. Great job.

Gwen said...

You so such great work! Loooove your second card with the silver trees!

Alanna said...

Both your cards are so elegant looking.

Janis said...

Love your shadowy snowy trees in your Warmest Wishes card!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I love the different inks/glitter on the first card, really striking, and the offset panels on the second are wonderful!

Cristina said...

Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for the tips!

Mary-Anne V said...

Thanks for the masking tip for the sentiment... great cards.

Sheri said...

The papers and stamps in these kits are so cool. I like how you inked the sentiment.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are both stunning!

Jessi Fogan said...

Both of these are gorgeous! I love that big gem on the first - and GLITTER! and the layout of the second is just amazing. So fun & fresh!

Tracy said...

I love your designs Emily. They are really classy - I especially love that the colours aren't the real traditional "christmassy" colours you normally see on cards. Lovely. I am so thankful that I can create cards and give them to everyone :)

Denise Luscan said...

Really well designed cards. So pretty and I love the non-traditional grey and navy!

JennyKozar said...

Just beautiful! Love that blue star card!

Amie Lamm-Griffin said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful!

Mistylynn said...

I love how you added glitter to the sentiment! Great work.

Janet Zeppa said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for the tips!

Samantha Mann said...

OMG! Love your cards!! And awesome tips! Your first card is so stunning! Love all of that selective stamping you did! And the LOVE in glitter is such an awesome touch!! Your second card is eek - amazing!!!!! Loooove the angles (and those trees!!) and the colors of the patterned papers you used! Just awesome! Wow!

Nitasha said...

Love these!!! The color combos are beautiful!!! Love the dark blue and the embossing!

BeverlyBL said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. Thanks for the "stamp before the glitter" tip. I do crazy stuff out of order all of the time with more disastrous results. You do beautiful work.

Ruth G said...

I love the color choices you made! The navy blue with white and gray is so very pretty! The glitter and gem on the Peace card are so pretty and I love the angles on the second card (along with the bit of woodgrain paper peaking out!)
TFS!

Kris Engler said...

I really like all your techniques and thank you for tips and tricks! Both cards are pin worthy!

Karenladd said...

Love the two very different card designs! That sentiment stamp is awesome and the tree images really speak to me!

Jen said...

This looks like a great kit! I really like your projects.

Diana said...

Love both of your cards. The colors you chose are great. Thanks for sharing.

Linda T said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you did the trees in the 2nd one.

purorchids said...

Great inspirations!

Patty said...

gorgeous cards - i love the color combination! so much inspiration on this blog hop!

Suman Pandit said...

these are gorgeous cards, fab techniques !!

heartforhandmade said...

So pretty holiday cards, love them especially the stamps

Sue D said...

Lovely cards and techniques.

Anne S. said...

Beautiful card! Love the colour blocking within the sentiment of your first card.

Renee said...

My gosh these are so gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Kari V. said...

Fabulous cards! I love that "Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy joy joy!" stamp!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

My favorite color combo: blues and white! I love them both, Emily!

Onehappyscrapper said...

The color combinations along with the stamps give these cards such a great look and feel. Love them.

Lindsey said...

Such beautiful, beautiful cards! Love the picture peeks into your card-making process.

Jenna said...

That tree card is my favorite - love that star paper in the background!

julie e said...

First time I've seen a glue pad - I just might need one.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

beautiful cards! Loving the colors! :)