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Mood board with Mama Elephant

Hello Friends, Davina here for Butterfly Reflections Ink , to share a card using  new Mama Elephant stamps and dies and the September Mood Board.

There’s been so many beautiful cards created using this months Mood Board and it make me so happy. The colors look so beautiful together and I’ve had so many people tell me how at first they didn’t think they would like it, but then once they used them, they fell in love with the combination.

I made a tiny little 4 Bar sized card to share with you today using products from the incredible new Mama Elephant release and the September Mood Board. I intentionally made this card different from my last one to show versatility and that even though you’re using the same color palette, the outcomes can be completely different. The stamp set I used is called Fuzzy Hugs, and along with the coordinating Creative Cuts, I also I used the new stand alone Hilly Neighborhood Creative Cut.

If you aren’t familiar with 4 Bar sized cards the dimensions are smaller than a standard A2 sized card, but the envelopes are easy to find on amazon or other online retailers. The size is 4 7/8 X 3 1/2, and I really like that you can showcase 1 or 2 images, and still have a “full” card. Also, you can get a ton of layers out of a 12x12 piece of patterned paper if you make “sets” or want to use up remnants ( like I did here)

I used a great set of stitched layer dies from Lawn Fawn 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles to cut my Seafoam Green polka dot paper, and two white pieces of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I trimmed a piece of solid Seafoam cardstock to mount under the white with just a tiny bit showing for contrast. Then I inkblended one of the panels using Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, and Abandoned Coral. I splattered my panel using clean water, white ink, and finally metallic gold ink. I put it aside to dry while I stamped my images using my Tonic stamp platform and Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink pad. I Copic colored my images using shade of Yellow, Soft Coral, Seafoam Green, and Tropical Teal. I added white highlights after Die Cutting then out. I’m still working hard at that, the whole patience thing, is tough for me haha.

I cut the Hilly Neighborhood from my second piece of Bristol Smooth paper, I like the stitched details to be on all of my layers, then I glued it down using my LF Glue Tube. I stamped my sentiment across the top before mounting my images down. Then I added some tiny clay snowflakes from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards. I used Scor Tape attach all of my layers together before mounting onto my cardbase. This little cutie was super quick to put together and because of the small size I didn’t have to color a million images. I really think it lets the images shine, and I might make many of my Christmas cards this size. I will be able to get the most out of my supplies and time!

There’s still time for you to use this months Color board and link it up to my personal blog Popsiclesticks Creates for a chance to win a gift certificate to the incredible Butterfly Reflections Ink online store. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you create something incredible today!
Davina

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