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Mama Elephant and Me Challenge: Anything Goes

It’s a big month over at Mama Elephant! They are turning 2 years old! Lots of celebrating will go on this month so be sure to follow them if you don’t already! Today it’s all about the Mama Elephant and Me October Challenge. Wow! October! Since there is so much partying going on over there this month, we decided ANYTHING GOES would be the perfect theme! So bring it! I got inky for this challenge and have to say I love the results….. Isn’t that city scape gorgeous? Hello Central Park…. I so want to go back to NYC! Badly.. I like to visit, not live there because I’m too lazy to walk everywhere, but I sure love visiting……. The background was inked up with distress inks and then I went over the stencil with water. Just plain ole’ H2O.

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The die was cut several times…… Inked up with the same distress inks and then I put a coating of glossy accents over the top. Look at the cityscape against the background. How cool is that. Is this something you would like to see a video tutorial on? Let me know in the comments…


You have ALL MONTH to play along in the Mama Elephant and Me challenge so no excuses!!! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog, see the rest of the design team projects and all the deets on how you can play along and what prize is up for grabs!

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  1. I love your cards!

  2. This card is amazing!!!! Looooooove that city die and that sky – wow!!

  3. BarbGhig says:

    Such a fun card, Laurel! I love how your awesome sky is peeking through the windows on the buildings! Beautiful colors on your sky, too!

  4. Ashley Santiago says:

    This is amazing. That sky background is to die for! I would love to see a video to learn how to do something this beautiful! PLEASE post of video creating this card!

  5. yes!yes!yes!…would love a tutorial on this gorgeous masterpiece!

  6. How wonderful Laurel, loving those brights and that fab hello!

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