Hello! Today I am sharing a birthday card I made over the weekend using products from Mama Elephant. For this card, I used the images from Zodiac Dog. I love this set of stamps. The dogs are so cute, and for this card, I couldn’t resist putting the little mustache on one of the dogs!
First, I stamped all the images onto Bristol Smooth paper, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, and cut them out.
I used the slimline dies to cut out a scallop shape from light blue card stock. I repeated this process using the same light blue card stock, but this time used the stitched slimline die. Next, I arranged the ovals evenly within the stitched slimline die and taped all the pieces into place. I put this over white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine.
Once I was done cutting everything out, I had one scalloped piece in blue, one stitched piece in blue, and one window stitched piece in white. I arranged the white window piece over the blue stitched piece and lightly marked each window’s area. Then, I blended distress oxide onto each section. Next, I attached acetate to the back of the white window piece with strong double-sided adhesive. I added foam tape around the edges and filled each window with a mix of clear sequins and confetti. Then I carefully attached the blue stitched piece. To finish the card panel, I attached the newly created shaker window piece to the scalloped piece. I finished the card by adding the images and sentiment with foam tape.
I always have fun making shaker cards! If you have not checked out this set of dies from Mama Elephant, you should! It has so many different elements to it, and they are extremely versatile. They make the process of creating slimline shaker cards so easy. Best of all, they are perfect for the Mama Elephant Zodiac stamp sets! I hope you give this a try! – Mona
Supplies I used to make this card:
Mama Elephant Zodiac Dogs
Mama Elephant Slimline Card Basics
Mama Elephant Birthday Messages (used for sentiment)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers – Oatmeal (64), Warm Gray 2 (900), Medium Gray (96), Pink Haze (201), Light Blue (36), Cobalt Blue (31)
Pentel Water Brush
Distress Oxide Ink – Tumbled Glass
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Paper Wishes Heat Resistant Acetate
Art Glitter Glue
Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive
Scotch 3D foam tape
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock
Assorted Sequins and Confetti