It’s November Release day with Mama Elephant and I’m super excited to share with you my projects with this release because this month brings a whole new series of products to celebrate the Lunar Year! There’s not a ton of products out there dedicated to this holiday, which is actually a pretty big holiday in my family, so I love that I have even more options to work with. However, even if you don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year, many of this month’s sets are designed to be versatile and great for all occasions!
Today’s card feature three new November Release products, including the Zodiac Mouse, Sakura Lanterns and Lunar Sayings. The Zodiac Mouse stamp set features four versions of this cute, bubbly mouse and I have used one of them on this card here. I have stamped it in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored it with copic markers. I used the matching creative cuts to die cut the image out.
The background scene with the cherry blossoms and lanterns were all die cut out using the Sakura Lanterns creative cuts. It die cuts this beautiful intricate cherry blossom connected to a stitched frame. I colored the cherry blossom area with copic markers and gave it some light white paint splatter. The lanterns were die cut separate out of white card stock, ink blended with distress oxides, detailed with a white gel pen, and also lightly splattered with white paint. The dies also allow for extra details you can add to the lanterns, which I die cut out of gold mirror card stock and adhered them to my lanterns.
With so much details already part of my scene, I went for a simple ink blended background to back this frame. The background was ink blneded with Broken China and Old Paper distress oxide colors.
The sentiment is from the Lunar Saying stamp set. I love that this stamp set has so many sentiment choices to pick from and also many in traditional Chinese letters. My family would love receiving something like this! I heat embossed the words in gold in the bottom left corner. Then my mouse was added last with foam tape beside it. I even gave him a matching lantern to hold!
Be sure to come back next week for more projects with the Mama Elephant November Release for Stamp Highlights!
Blog Hop & Giveaway
This post is part of the Mama Elephant June Stampede! To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
Now let’s get on with the Stampede with the rest of our designers!
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