Mama Elephant: June Stampede Guest Designer

I’m so excited to share that I’m a guest designer for Mama Elephant this month! Join us for the much-anticipated Stampede with Mama Elephant’s amazing Design Team. Hope you are inspired by my project!


Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!

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 our amazing designers!

Laura Bassen
Pamela Ho
Vera Rhuhay
Anna Kossakovskaya
Melania Deasy
Nichol Magouirk
Guest Designer – Rubeena Naz * YOU ARE HERE *

Now for my cards. I ended up making a set of them focusing on Hello Friend Wishes. I used different mediums to create three backgrounds after heat embossing the script ‘hello friend’ with VersaMark, MISTI, heat gun, and white embossing powder.

For the first card, I used distress inks and blended with foam with Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, and Worn Lipstick. I splattered some water and used a napkin to pat it down for it to pick up color. I stamped the sentiment ‘may today be filled with smiles’ from Hello Friend Wishes with VersaMark onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die-cut the banner from Venice Envelope Creative Cuts. I matted down the colored panel over an A2 white cardbase, added the banner with foam tape and finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

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For the second card, I watercolored a rainbow using distress inks. I’ve been using the following combo a lot this week: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, and Picked Raspberry. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with my MISTI in the same manner as the last card. To finish it off, I die-cut the panel with the frame die from Madison Avenue Framed Tags Creative Cuts and stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Black Onyx ink before I glued it to my A2 white card base.

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My last card is a slider card – my very first one! After embossing the sentiment, I added some watercolor strokes from Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I die-cut the panel with the scallop frame from Blueprints 27 Die-namics and then the slider die near the bottom center. I stamped an image from Rowdy Raccoons and colored with Mission Gold watercolors. I fussy cut and attached some foam tape and a small plain cardstock piece in the background. I used the panel to see where I would stamp the sentiment onto the card base. Once I assembled everything together and placed the panel down over the cardbase, I have the raccoon slide back and forth over the sentiment.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards!!

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I appreciate Angela and Kryssi for having me as a guest!

Thank you for visiting! ♡ *P.S. Ellen Hutson is currently having a 15% off sale on all in-stock items. Grab yours now using the coupon code: beattheheat! 🙂

This post contains a few affiliate links. This means that if you happen to purchase something, I get a small commission (at no additional cost to you!) as a way to support my blog. Thanks so much for your support!


  1. Sue D

    June 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Beautiful colors on this set of cards.

  2. Josiane

    June 19, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Your ink blending is so pretty!

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great week!

  3. DenaAnn Schaufele

    June 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    such softness. fab look!

  4. Kate B

    June 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I love all your cards! They are so colorful and fun!!

  5. Cynthia Johnson

    June 19, 2016 at 1:00 am

    I love the colors on your cards and that sentiment is so beautiful! I think that little raccoon is just the cutest!

  6. Teresa Doyle

    June 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Beautiful cards Ruby!

  7. Dasha

    June 18, 2016 at 8:08 am

    amazing blending – I love the one with racoon…so cute….

  8. Amy Cooley

    June 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Beautiful rainbow of colors!

  9. Taunya Butler

    June 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Ruby – Each of your cards are so fantastic – so full of color and such lovely backgrounds – that critter card made me smile!!

  10. Mary-Anne V.

    June 17, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I follow on Instagram.

  11. Mary-Anne V.

    June 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I like ME on FB.

  12. Mary-Anne V.

    June 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Very nice cards…the watercolouring is pretty and the cute moving raccoon is just perfect.

  13. Miriam Prantner

    June 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I follow ME on IG

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