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Wishing You an Amazing Day with Mama Elephant's Little Pandas

Happy Saturday crafters! Danielle here up on the BRI blog today as a guest and I couldn't be more excited!!  I have a fun card to share with you today featuring the new and adorable Mama Elephant Little Panda Agenda!  As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it and I knew Vanessa would ship it out super fast because she's awesome!!

This card was a labor of love but I am more than thrilled with the way it turned out!  I first started with an ink blended panel using Distress Ink Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold, and Tattered Rose.  I then adhered my ink blended panel directly on to my black card base.  I had an idea that it would be cute for the pandas to be on bamboo, and I found the HelloBluebird Birch Tree Dies would be perfect! Once I ran the tree dies through my die cutting machine I colored the trees to look like bamboo using copic markers in YG07, YG25, G09 and G94. For the leaves I added some Nuvo Glaze for extra detail.  I used some Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die and ran it through my die cutting machine using 2 different shades of green cardstock.  It's hard to tell but I "weaved" the bamboo in between the grass.  I laid 2 stick of bamboo directly on my ink blended panel and then added the first layer of grass.  I then adhered the remaining bamboo using foam adhesive and added the top layer of grass over the bamboo using foam adhesive as well.

I stamped my cute little pandas using Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink pad and ran through my die cutting machine with the matching Mama Elephant Little Panda Agenda coordinating dies  I adhered my pandas in various spots to make it look like they were playing in the bamboo!  For my sentiment, I used one from the Mama Elephant Beach Chickies stamp set and heat embossed using white embossing powder.  I adhered on my card front using foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did making it!! And a big thanks for Vanessa at Butterfly Reflections Ink for inviting me to guest!! Make sure you stop by the shop to pick up these goodies!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!


  1. This is so cute I can not even handle it!!! I absolutely LOVE the added bamboo!!


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