Spinning Train Shaker Card - Mama Elephant's Little Agenda Trains

Today I created an interactive card using the Little Agenda Trains stamp set from Mama Elephant.


I started out by creating a background with Distress Oxide inks. I was going for a milky way look. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. Once the blending was done I used a paintbrush with clean water to add some soft cloudy areas to the center of the sky. I soaked up the water with a paper towel with pulls up some of the ink. Next I used a small paintbrush to add some stars to the sky with my white Gansai Tambi paint.


I stamped a bunch of the images from the Little Agenda Trains stamp set from Mama Elephant onto some Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K amalgam ink. I colored these in using my Arteza Real Brush pens. Check out the video to see the coloring in detail! Once all of the coloring was done I used my Scan N Cut 2 to fussy cut all of the images.


The creation of the spinner and the shaker on this card is fairly complicated, so I highly recommend watching the video to get a better understanding. First I used my Hero Arts nested circle dies to cut out all of the circles and rings that were needed. On the acetate circle I stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Scripty Xmas stamp set with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder. Using one of the rings that I created as a guide, I laid down a ring of doubled up foam tape on the sky background. This is going to be the shaker area. Next I placed three of the rings around the foam tape circle. I added some sequins to the shaker area and then closed it up with my circle of acetate. To finish up the spinner/shaker I glued a ring to the acetate to cover up the foam tape.


Using my Gina K Connect glue I adhered all of the images that I colored to the spinner on my card. Next I added some details and highlights with a white gel pen. I added little dots with the gel pen connecting the train cars. To finish up the card I took a sliver paint marker and added some dashed lines around the inner ring.


Spinning Snowmen Card - Using Mama Elephant Stamps

Today I created a card with a fun spinning element using the Mama Elephant stamp set “Little Snowman Agenda.”


I started out by stamping all of the snowmen in the stamp set. I stamped them with my MISTI onto Neehnah Solar White 110lb card stock with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. Next I colored them all in using my Copic markers. Once they were all colored in I cut them out with my new Scan N Cut 2, which I got from my husband for our anniversary! Check out the video to see all of the coloring and for a fun announcement!


I die cut a circle out of Neenah Solar White and put it in my MISTI to stamp a sentiment. I chose a sentiment which says “Have a Magical Holiday” which is from another Mama Elephant stamp set that recently came out.


I am going to try explaining how the spinning element was created, but the best way to understand is to see the video. First I cut a piece of Desert Storm card stock to 5.5 by 5.5. Using two different sizes of circle dies I created some rings out of white card stock. I made two small rings and one large one. I used the inner circle of one of the rings as a guide to lay down a ring of doubled up foam tape on the middle of my Desert Storm card stock. I then placed the two smaller rings around the tape and then the larger one. The smaller rings keep the larger from laying completely flat against the Desert Storm card stock. I then adhered my circular sentiment piece to the foam tape, locking in the three rings.


I used Gina K Connect glue to glue snowmen all the way around the large ring. This ring spins around making the snowmen go around the sentiment. I glued my Desert Storm panel to a 6 by 6 white card base. The last thing I did was go around the border of the Desert Storm panel with a white gel pen doing some dashed lines.


Mama Elephant Dragon Wishes - Interactive Card

Today I have another interactive spinner card using the Mama Elephant stamp set "Dragon Wishes." This spinner card is slightly different from my last one though.


The first thing I did was stamp all of my images on Bristol Smooth paper using my misti tool. The reason I used Bristol Smooth paper is because I colored in these images with my Arteza Real Brush Pens, and they work best on this kind of paper.


The background is some very simple Distress Oxide blending using Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick. To create the spinner portion of the card I used my circle dies to die cut a ring out of the blended background. I then used the circle dies and cut out a ring in some white card stock where the inner portion of the ring was one size smaller than the inner ring on the background, and the outer portion of the ring was one size bigger than the outer ring on the background. To understand this better see the video I have posted below. I then blended some Fossilized Amber on the white ring so that it would match the background.


This ring that I created is the spinner of my card, which all of the little images are glued on. So If you look at the video you can see how all the little dragons and the clouds spin and go around in a circle.

Check out the video below to see how this card was made:

Dragon Spinner Card - Distress Oxide Sunset

I am really excited to share this card today. I really love this one!


I used the Mama Elephant stamp set "Me and My Dragon" to stamp this cute little dragon. I thought that it looked like he was playing around in the air and that's how the whole idea for this spinner formed. So I stamped him in Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed in black. I then colored him in with my Arteza markers.


To create the sunset background I used Distress Oxide inks. Check out the video on my YouTube channel to get a walk-through on how this background was created, it is a little complex.


I cut out two circles in the background using my circle dies in order to turn this into a spinner card. The inner ring it glued to the base and the inner circle and outer part are popped up with two layers of foam tape.


I used a penny to create my spinning mechanism. With a small bit of foam tape the dragon is glued to the penny and it is able to spin around the track and do somersaults. It is such a fun card!

Check out the video below to see how this card was made:


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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH – https://goo.gl/96PRqG

Mama Elephant DRAGON WISHES – https://goo.gl/o6BXei

Mama Elephant ME AND MY DRAGON – https://goo.gl/ZoDr2Y

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark – https://goo.gl/kKx4mj

EK Success POWDER TOOL  – https://goo.gl/3BvdnR

Black Detail Embossing Powder by Recollections – https://goo.gl/F5D7kb

Recollections Damask Embossing Heat Tool – https://goo.gl/jFqCBD

Tim Holtz DETAILER WATER BRUSH Ranger Watercoloring – https://goo.gl/KvnBgC

Arteza Real Brush Pens, 48 Paint Markers – https://goo.gl/nWwqJE

Canson Watercolor Paper – https://goo.gl/TFPEvK

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink BROKEN CHINA – https://goo.gl/bfXVeJ

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink FOSSILIZED AMBER – https://goo.gl/1Te9AA

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink FADED JEANS – https://goo.gl/TyVpr4

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink SPICED MARMALADE – https://goo.gl/onZnHV

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink BLACK SOOT – https://goo.gl/wgTFrx

Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS – https://goo.gl/swhxBL

Watercolor Brush Set – https://goo.gl/43eoqD

Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen – https://goo.gl/xmv52b

My Monthly Hero March 2018 – https://goo.gl/jYMyYf

(white paint) Reeves Watercolor Paint Set of 18 – https://goo.gl/K4ziX3

Fiskars 12 Inch Portable Scrapbooking Trimmer – https://goo.gl/2k7Dxw

Sizzix Framelits CIRCLES Wafer Thin Die Set – https://goo.gl/ZVzqPw

Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE – https://goo.gl/m1RcRc

Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue – https://goo.gl/Nzxpzx

Precision Tweezer W/Soft Grip Handle – https://goo.gl/6Z7mnw

Scotch 3M Mounting Tape – https://goo.gl/MHfyFf

Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE – https://goo.gl/W6o3Ku

Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER – https://goo.gl/oKHLat

Clear 10mm Sequins – https://goo.gl/oX12j9

Clear 8mm Sequins – https://goo.gl/yVbPLv

Clear 6mm Sequins – https://goo.gl/GyvwY3

Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool – https://goo.gl/KYQY7q