Sending Birthday Cards – Mama Elephant

Sending Birthday Cards - Mama Elephant

Hey my friends, it’s been really busy the last week with my day job so I hadn’t had much chance to craft. Finally, yesterday I had a bit of time so I took advantage of it!

I felt like doing some Copic coloring and who doesn’t love critters on birthday cards?, I’m not very good at coloring florals but I love to color little die cuts for this I used Mama Elephant’s Milkshake stamp and die set. I’ve used this before in this post and it is so cute. I love how my coloring looks on these cards.

I made 2 cards plus a bonus card to share with you today, let’s get to it!

Sending Birthday Cards - Mama Elephant

Colors Combos Used

I’ll start with the Copic coloring which I’ve broken out in sections in case you’re interested in what I used:


  • E33, E30 & E00
  • E35, E37 (darkest color)
  • E97 & E99


  • E33, E30
  • E97, E99


  • R14


  • B000, B00 & E40
  • Straws – E40, R14

Other Colors

  • 0 Colorless blender (I depend on this) 😀

For my Bonus Card

Sending Birthday Cards - Mama Elephant

This card is a bit different though it shares a similar card design, I used’s “Sweet Scoops” die set as my main focus. I love this die so much that I made a card and matching gift tag. You can see the post here.

These are the colors, I ink blended for the ice cream cone using the inks below:

Cones & Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Distress Vintage Photo and Black Soot

Strawberry Ice Cream

  • Distress Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple

For extra touches, I added a bit of shading with Nuvo’s Aqua Shimmer Pen. It added a pretty glittery glow with gold undertows. I painted the ice cream, the bears and the milkshakes.

For a final touch, I used my white #10 gelly roll pen to add some accents to the bears and the milkshakes. Under the right lighting, the shine is so pretty.

For the sentiments, I went with Pinkfresh Studio’s Sending word die as my go to and Simon Says Stamp’s sentiment strips for the secondary sentiment.

After all my elements were done, I worked on the cardbases and panels. A few weeks ago, I picked up Craft Consortium’s “Dusk” Ink Droplets pattern paper pack. The alcohol ink patterns are just beautiful.

Check out this post too →  Stenciling, Coloring and a Little Foiling

So, I picked 3 sheets and trimmed them to 4″ x 5-1/4″, then adhered them to my cardbases. For the panels, I went with My Favorite Thing’s “Pretty in Plaid” and “Rainbow Plaid” paper packs and those are trimmed to 3-3/4″ x 5″ and I adhered them.

I played with placement and once I figured that out, I used Press ‘N Seal to keep my pieces together and glued them to my card panels. And that was how easy these cards were made!

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