Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mama Elephant Collaboration and a new Challenge

The newest challenge at A Blog Named Hero is #43, Inspired By... meaning inspired by a Hero Arts designer. Since we are also collaborating with Mama Elephant, I combined both into one card. So much fun!

I often make my husband little cards. It started when he was traveling for work, and I would slip them into his suitcase, shaving kit, etc. Now I just make them for fun little expressions of love. And when I saw this set from Mama Elephant, I knew exactly what I would do with it. 

Julie Ebersole showed a technique last year that I have been wanting to try ever since I saw her post. I didn't have the supplies with me to make it work exactly the same way, so I got creative. Instead of embossing with a detailed die, I actually stamped the images and embossed them with embossing powder. This made it very easy for me to color the little birdies. I watercolored them with Distress Markers. And gave the little girl bird a Wink of Stella bath. Which you can see in the picture below, if you look closely. 

I then covered the stamped pieces with versamark and clear embossing powder, and then heat embossed. Did this three times per bird. Absolutely love the finished look on this. It's a small little work of art. Makes me happy.

Here's another shot of the card. To finish it off, I stamped the envelope pattern stamp from Hero Arts onto the layering paper. A little embossing of the sentiment and then glued together five of the punched hearts to make a thicker embellishment. Colored those with some markers, adhered them to the card, and applied some Wink of Stella and glossy accents.

I am very happy with this cute little card. It's just three inches square, but absolutely perfect for me to leave somewhere for my husband to find. 

I hope you'll join us on this challenge. The awesome Mama Elephant is offering a prize pack for this challenge. Two stamp sets of the winner's choice. That's a great prize. 

Also up for grabs is a $25 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. Have you seen their new website? It's gorgeous, and so much fun to shop. Lots of sorting and filtering options. You will love it. Go check it out!


  1. So sweet! I bet he just loves your notes!

    1. Oh. My. Gosh. Julie Ebersole was at my blog. Drop the mic, there's no more to be done or said in this space. :)

      I adore you. You rock.

  2. So cute. Looks like an awesome technique.


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