Mama Elephant

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Comic Sayings

Building a scene on cards is one of my favorite things to do in cardmaking and of course comic books are all about building a story through pictures! So it makes total sense to combine those worlds to create a comic handmade card! And if you’re making a comic style card, of course you’re going to need some speech bubbles and sentiments to go along with it. That’s where I introduce to you the Comic Sayings stamp set and Let’s Chat Creative Cuts.

I stamped one of each animal from the Little Superhero Agenda stamp set in a black hybrid ink. I can’t remember the last time I used black ink, but it’s been a long time! I wanted to assemble my own little agenda Avengers team, so I decided to give them matching outfits based on Superman’s red and blue iconic colors. Oh I know, Avengers in Marvel and Superman is DC. I’m not mixing up the two! Each of these little superheroes were also die cut using the Little Superhero Agenda CC.

Next, let’s talk about the background. I first die cut the Slim Comic Strip CC frame out of white card stock. For all the pieces within the windows I ink blended these fluffy clouds with a stencil approximately 2/3 of the way. Then I finished off the remaining portion with a full blend. This made it look like they are so high up in the sky above the clouds. On one of the pieces, I heat embossed a sentiment in white from the Tiny Heroes stamp set. I inlaid all the pieces back into the frame.

Next I wanted a little speech bubble for each of my superheroes. I picked out a coral card stock that matched their outfits and heat embossed 5 different sentiments from Comic Sayings in white. Then, I used the Let’s Chat CC to die cut the sentiments out with various speech bubbles. I definitely see these dies come in handy with other sentiments!

Now we’ve got all the pieces and it’s time for assembly. I mean Avengers assemble!! I cut a base card that aligned with the size of the frame at 8-3/8″ by 3-3/10″ and adhered the background right on it. Then I added the superheroes and speech bubbles last with foam squares. Wham, bam, we’re done!