Mama Elephant~Splendid

Hi everyone! Today I’m on the Mama Elephant blog sharing this card using the new Splendid stamp set. I absolutely love the handwritten look of these sentiments!Mama Elephant~SplendidAfter I stamped my sentiment in black, I clear embossed the triangle background using the Trifecta stamp set onto watercolor cardstock. Then created the faux watercolor look by smushing distress inks with my acrylic block.
Mama Elephant~SplendidHere’s a quick, little video to show you how I did it:
Thanks so much for watching!

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47 thoughts on “Mama Elephant~Splendid

  1. Love this beautiful water color background! Very inspiring and looks like something I could attempt! πŸ™‚ Love the bold sentiment! Great looking stamp set.
    Oh, and thanks for notifying me about my win the other day. I did email you my mailing address….hope you got it.
    As always, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!
    Susan

  2. Oh Laura…..this is truly amazing. You’ve used my FAVORITE technique (emboss resist)!!! I can’t wait to try this with this watercoloring technique……wow!!!

  3. Love, love, love this card and technique! Can’t believe that sentiment remained so crisp with the watercolors over it.

  4. “Splendid” indeed! I have Archival ink. I have NEVER thought to stamp the sentiment before all the rest. Can’t believe it looks that good. Thanks, Sherlock.

  5. Gorgeous! I love that they aren’t really well blended and you get some gorgeous definition between the colors.

  6. LOVE the stepped-up resist Background! i know how hard it is to share your best toys! You are a GOOD mom!

  7. Awesome, Laura! I learned two things from you today — stamping a sentiment under a clear embossed pattern, and then “smooshing” (new verb!) on bands of color. Can’t wait to try this. Oh, three things — rainbow order works best. I never thought about that.

  8. Love your watercolor techniques. I’ve been incorporating them into my scrapbook designs. You are such a good Mom sharing your watercolor paper, but now I’m running around without pants on and, well, it’s just not pretty.

  9. Absolutely Stunning! You are an amazing woman, Laura! I love your techniques and watching your videos. Thanks so much for sharing!!! πŸ™‚

  10. This is so pretty, Laura. I get my water color paper at Wal-mart, I bet its night and day compared to the good stuff. But it only costs 6 bucks. LOL I will have to look at some next time I’m at one of the craft stores.

  11. eeeeeeeek!! i couldn’t LOVE this more!! wow!! and i agree – DEFINITELY need to do rainbow order! lol!! i mean look at it!! stunning!!! and A+ for sharing the watercolor paper with your son…i have still relagated my 5 year old to the kid watercolor paper! lol!

  12. This is so pretty!! I love that stamped background and the “faux” watercoloring. Fabulous, fabulous card!! I did that smooth technique on two birthday cards I created form my nephews this weekend. I never thought to do it with an embossed background stamp. Now I will have to try!!

  13. Great technique with great results. Love that you managed to fit the word ‘pukey’ in to yet another video! lol!

  14. So happy to see you smushing your inks again, Laura! Your videos are always so much fun, and your card is AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  15. Love this technique. Glad you shared it here. you make it look so easy….!…And what a card…i love whatever you make…<3!

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  17. I had to comment again. Now that I’ve watched your video I think you are more brilliant than ever!!! Oh to have even an ounce of your creativity. πŸ™‚

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  20. You are always so fun…..!! And what a awesome MOM to share your Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper….! He’ s a lucky boy — I’m a bit stingy with mine…! BTW — I have LOVED this technique since your shared it in the class and have used it many times. It’s fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!! You ROCK!!

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