Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mama Elephant March Release & Stampede


I'm super excited to be a part of Mama Elephant's March Stampede and release
which is now available for purchase in the Mama Elephant store.

To celebrate the release, Mama Elephant is giving away one each of the 
new stamps released! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs
in the Stampede and will be announced on the last Stamp Highlight Day.

You have up to 3 chances to qualify--just leave a separate comment for each:
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • Like/share us on Facebook
  • Follow/tweet us on Twitter

Here's my card for the Stampede. I fell in love with the Make a Wish stamp set.
The big, bold sentiments are so gorgeous! I knew that I wanted it to be embossed in gold
so I first put down some color with watered down distress inks.




After it was completely dry, I gold embossed the sentiment and stars that are included 
in the set. I rounded off both corners and finished the card off with some gold lamé thread.



This set was designed by the talented Pauline Ibarra and is exclusive to Mama Elephant.
It's a definite must have set for quick, last minute birthday cards!

So are you ready to Stampede? Your next stop is the wickedly creative LAURA BASSEN
and here's the complete hop list in case you get strayed.



207 comments:

  1. LOL, must've been thinking alike....of course I like yours better! So happy to have you joining us!

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  2. Love the size of this stamp! Love your card.

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  3. Colors are beautiful and I love the gold!!!! The large stamp is awesome.

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  4. Gorgeous!!! Love that you and Laura created similar cards...you know what they say about brilliant minds thinking alike... :)

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  5. Fabulous sentiment - LOVE your watercolouring Donna :)

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  6. Love the new items, especially the origami die set!

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  7. Loveee your card Donna and this card is awesome!!!

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  8. Excited for the new release as usual!

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  9. Donna, your card is absolutely STUNNING! So glad you're guesting this month! :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! Love the gold embossing with the watercolor. Amazing!

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  11. Gorgeous, Donna! Loving all the gold and so thrilled you are joining us this month!

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  12. Gorgeous, as always, Donna - love your ink choices!

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  13. Fabulous! Love the watercoloured background with the gold sentiment!

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  14. what a great watercolor background. very pretty.

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  15. I just love this beautiful watercolor background you made. So pretty.

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  16. I love the calligraphy style of this stamp and it's size. You made it better by embossing it in gold.

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  17. I just love the watercolor background! Love the sentiment and the gold makes it so stuning.

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  18. The watercolor background with the gold embossing is just stunning!

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  19. I follow Mama Elephant on Twitter, too.

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  20. fun to get to be messy and beautiful at the same time. The gold lettering is beautiful. Great card.

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  21. Your color combo is fantastic! Love all the gold.

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  22. SUPER awesome as always Donna! <3 I love the touch of the sentiment in gold!

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  23. Beautiful card! Love that it's bold, but pretty simple to replicate! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Gorgeous bold colors and the added gold is simply fabulous!!!

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  25. I love the colors you used! Great card...love the gold too!

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  26. Leave it you to come up with the spectacular card. That gold with the watercolor is fabulous.

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  27. LOVE your beautiful card, Donna! The handlettering is just amazing!

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  28. Donna, this is GORGEOUS! Love that beautiful sentiment embossed in gold! And the watercolored background is the perfect splash of color!!!

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  29. Donna, this card is so beautiful! I love that watercolored background and the embossed sentiment! So pretty!

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  30. Love the big bold fonts in this sentiment set.

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  31. Gold and water-coloring combo....? A match made in heaven. Only by Donna. AMAZING!

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  32. I totally love that sentiment! You've rocked it too!

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  33. Super gold sentiment - perfect font!

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  34. Oh so purty and yep, one great sentiment to have.

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  35. Such a beautiful card! I haven't used gold EP in years...must dust it off and recreate your little gem!

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  36. Gorgeous card...love the simplicity of it...great job!!

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  37. Love the colours and the gold embossing!! TFS ;-)

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  38. So pretty! I love that you embossed the sentiment!

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  39. Beautiful! Love the gold embossing :)

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  40. Your card is stunning! I love the watercolor with the gold emboss---hot! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Simple and elegant. It's wonderful.

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  42. Beautiful with the gold embossing over the colors in the background.

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  43. Great sentiment stamp, looks so great as main focus on the card

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  44. I love how you 'channeled' Laura (I read your post on her blog), and without realizing it, you both created similar cards...Great minds...Creative minds, too!
    Beautiful watercoloring, and I love your gold sentiment, Donna! Gorgeous card!

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  45. Beautiful card ,Donna!!! love the pretty colors!!

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  46. Beautiful water colour effect and love the bold sentiment.

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  47. Love your card. The gold embossing is perfect!

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  48. Love that dazzling gold with the watercolory background!!!

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  49. Fabulous card! I love the gold embossing!

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  50. I follow on Twitter & I tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/PamN29/status/444923642883751937

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  51. Congrats to you Donna, on your Guest Designer spot at Mama Elephant! Glad that I got to visit your blog today and browse :) Enjoy the crafty love :) XOXO-Shari

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  52. Congrats on being a guest designer~ love this set, too! The watercolor background is gorgeous, and the good embossing powder is perfect!

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  53. wow that gold embossing really is stunning!!! Beautiful card!!

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  54. I follow ME via twitter (silverlips)

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  55. I love the pairing of gold embossing with the distress ink watercolors! Great card!

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  56. Love the gold embossing! Beautiful card!

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  57. Great card. Really like the
    colors and the gold embossing.
    Carla from Utah

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  58. I like and follow
    on FB.
    Carla from Utah

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  59. This is gorgeous, Donna! Simply striking.

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  60. I love the gold embossing on your colorful background!

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  61. I just LOVE your cards---and this is another fabulous one!

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  62. What a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Love the gold embossing. Thanks. Looks like a very handy set.

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  64. Just stunning Donna. A beautiful card.

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  65. Awesome card! I love the gold embossing over those gorgeous colors!

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  66. I follow mama elephant on twitter.
    Sandra ltb

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  67. I really like that stamp...and what you did with it!

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  68. I'm not usually a fan of gold but I love how it pops out on the colours here.

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  69. One of my favourite designers teamed up with one of my favourite stamp companies!!! Heaven!!! Absolutely, over the moon in love with water colours and the embossed gold sentiment!!

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  70. I love this big script stamp set too! I love your card. The gold embossing, the stars and watercolouring look wonderful together.

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  71. I like the Mama Elephant Facebook page as Amanda Memory

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  72. I love your cards. I love the script on the birthday card.

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  73. Such a lovely card, Donna. Love the big birthday greeting.

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  74. Love the gold embossing! Looks so rich and gorgeous.

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  75. Love the watercoloring, sentiment, and the gold embossing, so pretty!

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  76. Gorgeous! I love the gold embossing over that beautiful background of color! And the font of the sentiment is lovely!

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  77. Sweet card...I love that gold embossed sentiment!! Beautiful.

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  78. Some of the simplest cards are some of he most beautiful and that is one beautiful cards, just stunning!

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  79. Love your card—the beautiful colors with the embossed gold lettering—gorgeous!

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  80. What an awesome card Donna! So simple yet stunning. Can see a batch of these made with all different colours and sentiments for a specual gift to a non card maker ;) TFS

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  81. Great minds... Love how you and Laura came up up with similar ideas to put this fabulous sentiment stamp to good use!

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  82. Beautiful card, love the water colour background and that gorgeous sentiment - all those great flowing swirls and curls

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  83. Love the water color and with the gold embossing, beautiful.

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  84. Your card is divine!!! What a great piece of art!!!

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  85. Liked and shared Mama Elephant on Facebook.

    isoscia at aol dot com

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  86. Following Mama Elephant on Twitter.

    isoscia at aol dot com

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  87. Pretty card - I love the gold embossing with the water color look.

    isoscia at aol dot com

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  88. Beautiful card- I love this stamp set!

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  89. Your card is Gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  90. I can't wait to get this set. I love it. Your card is gorgeous!

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  91. Donna, this is simply gorgeous ... stunning watercolouring and the most wonderful embossing ... wow! Anita :)

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  92. What a great card! Love the watercolor background and the embossed gold on top! Thanks for sharing!

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  93. I love the Gold details and stamp with the water color it's so pretty!

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  94. Love the stamp set, love the watercolor, love the gold embossing!! Would love to have this stamp set!

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  95. The embossing sentiment is super. I adore it.

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  96. Absolutely stunning, Miss Donna! Such a fabulous card!

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  97. This set is definitely on my list and the gold embossing is gorgeous!

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  98. I am crazy about heat embossing, so it's now wonder that I like this card. Great sentiment stamp - perfect for heat embossing. Well done.

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  99. Great card, love the little stars±

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  100. Stunning, Donna - love the trio of colour wash - perfect with the gold embossing :)

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  101. OMG!! I couldn't agree more! This card is stunning!!!! Looooooove the watercolor background in bold colors! And then the gold embossing....?!? Swoon! This is stunning!

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  102. Beautiful! Love this new sentiments set!

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  103. Stunning card, I love the watercolor background.

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  104. Love seeing this great sentiment in gold with stars

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  105. I pinned this card before I even read the blog! I love those colors so much. I would never have thought of something so simple would turn out so beautiful.

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  106. cute card, thanks so much for sharing

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  107. I love the watercolor background, Donna! Really sets off the sentiment from this set! Hugs! :)

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  108. The Sentiment is just fabulous! You make it stand out so perfect!

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  109. Great card! Love the watercolor background and the gold embossed sentiment rocks!!

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  110. What a happy Happy Bday card I love the gold embossing with the water coloring!

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  111. WOW, I love the watercolor background!

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  112. I've always loved your cards Donna! You always inspire me :)

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  113. Gorgeous card! Love the big stamp, looks very nice in gold too!

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  114. LOVING the Release!! So Inspired!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to win!! =)

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  115. beautiful....great new sentiment releases...

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  116. I love those colors and of course that big sentiment too!!

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  117. A lovely simple card. Love the background colours and the big sentiment

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  118. Gorgeous! Love the watercoloring and that there are a few splatters, and all that gold embossing, LOVE!

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  119. Oooh, I love the gold embossed sentiment! Lovely!

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  120. And I follow on twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/445620314366803968

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  121. I like ME on facebook as well. Love the Just Hatched set. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  122. Love the watercolor look....and gold embossing. So pretty!

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  123. I love your water coloring on this and your next post!

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  124. This is a great mix of watercolor and fancy gold!

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  125. Hi Donna!
    Love your BEAUTIFUL Card! The gold embossed greeting is so GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  126. Hi Donna!
    Love your BEAUTIFUL Card! The gold embossed greeting is so GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  127. I wasn't too sure about all this gold I've been seeing lately but now I'm sold on it! This embossed gold looks fantastic! I bet it looks even better in person, thanks for sharing!

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  128. Great card! love the colors and gold lettering

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  129. Great colors. The gold is beautiful.

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  130. I love the gold embossed sentiment on this card!

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  131. gorgeous and more gorgeous and SO SO gorgeous.

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  132. Beautiful! This is the first I've seen that beautiful, bold sentiment in anything but Versafine Onyx Black, and it's great embossed in gold.

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