Mama Elephant Summer Day Box Pop Up Card

I love love love the stamp sets designed by Lucila Livschitz for Mama Elephant. She is known as “lulithebunny” on Instagram and she creates the cutest critter stamps! My absolute favourite stamp images designed by her are the mice from Tandem Ride and my favourite overall stamp set designed by her is Merry Mantle!

Mama Elephant’s Top Card Contest is going on right now and I had a hard time deciding what I was going to make for it! I’ve been really struggling lately trying to get my crafty mojo back and recovering from a workplace shoulder injury. I didn’t realize how much I used this joint until I couldn’t use it and the toll it would take on my other shoulder and my back in compensation. Sorry for the tangent *end rant* ^^”…

I decided to use a stamp set that I haven’t used yet so I pulled out Mama Elephant’s Summer Day! It’s July. The weather’s nice. I wish there was a beach closer to Edmonton. This stamp set was perfect!

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If you’re unfamiliar with box cards, you can check out my box card base tutorial below:

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Front of Card

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Back of Card

There are 5 slats in this box to start and I used patterned paper from Craft Smith Melon Patch Paper Pad.

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I stamped images from Mama Elephant Summer Day and Tandem Ride with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and cut them out. I coloured the images with the following Copic Markers/ Prismacolor Pencil Crayons:

Palm Tree: YG17, YG03, E31, E50, E47, E53, E43, E57
-Prismacolor: PC945 Sienna Brown, PC946 Dark Brown, PC944 Terra Cotta,
PC948 Sepia, PC908 Dark Green
Basket: E31, E33
Sandcastle: E47, E43
Bunny: C1, 0, YG03, YG17, RV14, RV13, R20
Cat: Y35, Y38, YR27, R20, RV13, B05, B02,YG17, YG03
Crab: R29, R17
Ball: R29, R17, YR16, YR02, Y06, Y11, YG17, YG03, B05, V17
Mice: C3, C1, R20, R22

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I die cut 3 sandy hill using Mama Elephant’s Landscape trio out of kraft card stock and ink blended the tops with Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain and dotted the tops with my White Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

I used Mama Elephant’s Ocean Waves Trio and die cut 2 waves. I ink blended the waves with Distress Oxide ink Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire.

I die cut the cloud border with Mama Elephant’s Landscape Trio.

I attached the sandy hills, waves, and cloud border onto tabs and adhered them to the box card slats. I adhered the images into my card using a Zig two Way Glue Pen.

I used the sentiment, “Wishing you and amazing day”, from Mama Elephant’s Picnic With Friends Stamp set and heat embossed it with Nuvo Glacier White Fine Detail Embossing Powder on black card stock.

For the writing space, I added another sand castle and mouse as a little decorative element.

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You can check it out in action here:

That finishes up my card. Wish me luck on the contest! If you are interested and would like to check it out for yourself, you can find more information here.

You can check out more of Lucila’s design work over on her website here.

This card was entered into Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge here, as well as the 30 Day Colouring Challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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