Hello hello!! Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! I am so tickled giddy to be here! You should have hopped on over here from JOAN and her fabulousness! I’ve got two cards to share with you today showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies! To see the complete release, you can click HERE!
GIVEAWAY: And guess what else??? I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by February 16th! There is also a ginourmous Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE too by the 16th!! ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!
If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
Let’s get on with the two projects I made today!!!!
I have to say, I am in love with this card. It just makes me smile. The balloons and the awesome custom sentiment (more on that in a second)… I first applied a wash of watercolor to the background using the Gansai watercolors! As that was drying, I stamped the balloon images from the Up the Happy stamp set with White Ink and heat set it with White embossing powder! I watercolored the balloons with the same colors as I used in the background but watercolored it with less water and more color to create more intensity.
To create the sentiment, I adhered the “Awesome” word from the Positive Words die set to my card panel and then I selectively inked a sentiment from the Up the Happy stamp set and stamp it to create my own custom sentiment! I finished off the card by adhering some stars from the Home and Hearth die set randomly! Oh! I added lots and lots of Wink of Stella Glitter over those balloons!
This brings me to my second card! It features the butterflies from the Up the Happy stamp set.
The background was created with some Faber Castell Gelatos and a fun stencil (exact supplies and colors linked below). I then stamped the butterflies over the top with some Onyx Black dye ink and flicked on some black textured spray! Last but not least, I adhered the die cut word “magic” from the Positive Words die set and adhered that with some Multi Matte adhesive (love that stuff because it is super strong and dies completely clear which is a must for me since I am so messy, lol).
I had wanted to make videos of both these cards but I have been under the weather for quite some time and just wasn’t able to pull it together! BOO HOO! 🙁 I hope you have an amazing day today! And PLEASE! Be sure to hop on over to Heather’s blog next and she see what she has in store for you using loads of products from this release!!!
Goodies used in todays cards:
Complete Essentials By Ellen Winter 2016 RELEASE PRODUCTS: