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Mama Elephant February 2020 Release Stampede

My dear dragon and snake zodiac friends, your zodiac sets are here! This month’s sets along with the new zodiacs are as cute as can be, so you haven’t already stop by the shop to check them out. Today I will be sharing a project focused on the Zodiac Dragon set.

In many of the Chinese folk tales that I grew up to read, the dragon is considered the most powerful and flies up high in the sky.  They are viewed as a godlike creature and often a symbol used by emperors. With some recollection of these stories, I was inspired to create a scene with my dragons high up in the clouds where the mountains are so tall they poke through the sky!

I colored my dragons along with all the items they are holding with copic markers, then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out. I created this scene with the Cloudy Day Cover CC cutting out the top half of the cloud layers to leave it open for more scene building. I blended each of the cloud layer with Tea Dye distress oxide ink.

For my background, I first blended a sky with distress oxide inks and stamped it with a large sentiment ‘Wishing you’ with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. I used the Snow Capped Mountains in the background die cut out of Desert Storm and white card stock and added this at a height right below the clouds would end.

After adding all the layers to my scene together, I added the dragons with foam tape. I also added a second line of the sentiment which is also part of the Wishing You stamp set and heat embossed it on a soft green card stock, trimmed down, and added right below it with foam. This completes the card!

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!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share us on Facebook «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram «

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!

Keeway Tsao | Amy Yang | Thi Lam
Mette Witus | Vera Rhuhay | Nichol Spohr


  1. Omg…this card is beyond adorable and this dragons the cutest ever 🥰.

  2. I love how you did the sky! What cute dragons!!!!!!!!

  3. So in love with the color combo. Mint colored dragons, love it! TFS!

  4. I love those dragons!

  5. love your style!

  6. Such a cute card. I love the colors!

  7. So adorable, as always. Love the soft colors and your cards are always an inspiration! Thanks, Keeway!

  8. This is so adorable! 🙂 Great job coloring.

  9. LOVE! Your soft, pretty color palette makes for a wonderful little scene.

  10. Very fun scene created to place them up in the clouds.

  11. Amazing card! Adorable scene, beautiful blending and fabulous coloring.

  12. Beautiful!

  13. How cute is this?!?! Love the scene and LOVE the colors ♥

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! The colours are so beautiful

  15. Your card is amazing, like always! Love the colors that you used! 🙂

  16. Awwww, this is so sweet, Keeway! I love your signature blending!

  17. I like ME’s Facebook page

  18. And I follow ME and you on Instagram (@handmadebymirella)

  19. Absolutely adorable, loving the inspiration love Jane x

  20. The colors and the ink blended background are so pretty in this one.

  21. So cute, love the color combinations you used. The dragon is the cutest of the zodiac animals so far. Thank you for sharing inspiration!

  22. I love the lunar animals! I can’t wait until they all come out. Hopefully there will be a bundle deal. They are so cute!!

  23. This is a beautiful card- one that I would love to receive or give. I can’t wait to get these dragons.

  24. Love the colors you used! ❤️❤️

  25. Your card is so cute!

  26. I love all of these Zodiac critters!! Such a fun release!

  27. I follow on Twitter.

  28. I follow on Instagram.

  29. Awesome card! Love your background! 🙂

  30. I follow you on Instagram. 🙂

  31. Wow! I love the juicy color in your sky! It’s all so pretty and bright!
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele H.

  32. I LOVE all the beautiful colors you used on this adorable card!

  33. You always make the cutest cards.

  34. I really love the pinata card that you made the other day. Adorable. You rock!

  35. More stamps that I just have to have!

  36. Love the cute dragons, beautiful choice of colours.

  37. Beautiful card! I love the colours you’ve used, and the thought process behind the whole scene.

  38. Those dragons are so sweet!! Love your colour combos!

  39. I’m a ME Facebook Follower!

  40. I’m a ME Twitter Follower!

  41. I’m a ME Instagram Follower!

  42. I love the colors that you have used! Thanks for the inspiration

  43. I follow Mama Elephant on Instagram

  44. This is so cute! I love your choice of colors and the background 🙂

  45. Simply adorable dragons! Love the color palette you chose, thanks for sharing!

  46. Love that card — so adorable!

  47. What a great combination of colours…cute dragons too.

  48. Such a fun and
    unusual card!
    Carla from Utah

  49. Such an awesome card! Love the colors and cute dragons!

  50. Such sweet cards.

  51. I love all of your cards.

  52. What an adorable card!! These dragons are so cute and I love your color combo! So fun with the mountains poking through the clouds, too!

  53. This is such a CUTE scene!