Oh my, I have a lot to share today. 🙂 Two videos. New products. A blog hop. Giveaways! All of this is to celebrate the newest Mama Elephant release. Let’s get started…
First, here is a Product Release Close-Up Video giving a look at the Mama Elephant release, and some ideas for using them…
[To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
In my second video, I put a few of these new Mama Elephant products to use and share some heat embossing tips.
I love the look of heat embossing. It gives a polished look to any card and is a technique that will work with any stamp. However, many people shy away from doing a lot of heat embossing, so in the video I share a lot of tips to keep it clean, fast, and easy.
For these cards, I used the new Mama Elephant Twinkle Towns and Jingle Greetings stamp sets… and a lot of heat embossing! (You can see the specific powders I used in the thumbnails at the end of this post.) To finish off the cards, I used the Fine Trimmings Border die along the crease line of the card for some added interest along with a small strip of metallic paper from Tim Holtz. I also used a Snow Marker to add some fun snow-like dimension. Oh – and the video gives a look at the MISTI stamping tool, also.
All the products I used on these cards are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this (really long) post. 🙂
Here are a few related videos that may be helpful:
- Another look at the MISTI stamping tool.
- Tips for organizing embossing powders.
- Info on my favorite heat embossing tools.
- Another example with the Snow Marker.
- Video showing how to create a spinner card.
The next stop on this blog hop is the home of the uber-talented Vera Rhuhay. (To start at the beginning of the hop, go to the Mama Elephant Blog.)
DISCOUNT CODE + PROMOTION
As part of this 3-day Stampede Blog Hop, Mama Elephant has a great discount code and promotion:
Mama Elephant is also giving away THREE $25 gift certificates EACH day of this 3-day Stampede blog hop for a grand total of 9 winners! To qualify to win, just leave a comment on this blog post. Winners will be selected and announced on the Mama Elephant blog on 10/19/15.
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Mama Elephant (ME), etc.