Mama Elephant Botanic Hello | Watercolor

Hello! Hope your week is going well…

Over the weekend I was in the mood to watercolor (I blame the SSS June card kit) so I pulled out the Mama Elephant Botanic Hello stamp set and went to work.

I’ve had this stamp set sitting in my stash for months now and don’t know what took me so long to get to it. Just time I guess, there is never enough of it. Especially for crafting! I started keeping all the stamps I purchase in a box and I’m not allowed to put them away until they’ve been used at least once. I’ll never catch up, but it’s a problem I wouldn’t wish to be rid of (though I have slowed down a bit).

I used my Kuretake watercolor set and since I did the clear embossing and it’s difficult to see on the white paper, I thought it was really fun to watch it appear as I added the colors.



It ended up being very tropical which worked out well for a summer time card.

Opening Shot.jpg


I didn’t show it in the video, but while I was at it, I stamped a second image and heat embossed it in black because I wasn’t sure what kind of outline I wanted to work with. I decided I liked the clear embossing best, but I had the second panel so I went ahead and watercolored it with the exact same colors.

second card

I still like the lighter image best, but I wanted to share the second card with you too. Crazy how different the same colors can look just with the change in embossing powder and finishing huh? Let me know which one you like best in the comments below.


Thanks for stopping by – below you’ll find links to the products I used:

Mama Elephant Botanic Hello Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Mama Elephant

Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Inkadinkado Anti Static Powder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder

Kuretake Watercolor Set: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(If you’re interested in this set Amazon has it at a great price right now!)

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

My Favorite Things – Lemon Drop Cards Stock

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Studio Katia Crystal Fusion Sequins: Simon Says Stamp

* I recommend these products because I use and enjoy them and receive no compensation for my recommendation.

4 thoughts on “Mama Elephant Botanic Hello | Watercolor

  1. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Gorgeous cards, I can’t say which one I prefer, I think they are both equally stunning! What a fabulous stamp design and I love your colouring. I was thinking of ordering this watercolour set and I think I am going to have to go ahead and get it after seeing this!! 😉

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

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