Winner has been notified via email! Vicki Smith!!!
Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time!!! The reveal and release of the Ellen Hutson Holiday release designed by my dear friend, Julie Ebersole! is here! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! We’ve got a lot of talented designers on this hop so be sure to hop along because there are giveaways! Yup, giveaways!!!!!! More info on that at the end of this post! There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there as well as every hop along the way by August 11th, 2015!!! Winners will be announced by the weekend! The next person on the hop is Heather Campbell!
For the hop today, I’ve created four cards in total and TWO videos. I made more but the rest will be posted over the next week or two because I didn’t want to overwhelm you with a card heavy post when you have so many other marvelous hoppers to get to! All supplies I used along with all the new stamps and dies from this release are linked at the end of this post!
First up, a few cards from the Got Candy stamp set and coordinating die!!! I think this set is just so stinkin’ fun! I will start with the more toned down version…. I added very little Color Burst/water and kept it simple by stamping in the Happy Halloween sentiment and bat in Versamark, and heat set with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I love how unpredictable the Color Bursts are and the solid bat image from the stamp set is adorbs!
Ok, next up is something a little out there! Like cra cra…. I decided to make a VERY VIBRANT background with the Ken Oliver Color Bursts and Perfect Pearls mix. Then I stamped the adorable ghosts onto white card stock and die cut the ghosts with the coordinating die and popped them up with some foam dimension. I stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment multiple times in Versamark and heat set with the Liquid Platinum embossing powder again. As a finishing touch, I stamped a few black stars from the set, flicked on some white dropplets and…. Well, you’ll see……. This one is so “out there” from my norm, I hesitated even blogging it… LOL!
And now, let’s move on to my next project! From Halloween to Christmas. I’m using the Mistletoe and Holly stamp set and coordinating dies for for this card. I stamped the flowers in versamark and heat set with white embossing powder and then watercolored them with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I went with an untraditional color palette and threw in some purple (Distress Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves). The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat set in, why yes… Liquid Platinum embossing powder!! And a finishing touch, some Gold Texture spray and white paint flicks.
And last, if you are still here with me, I have a card and video using the same Mistletoe and Holly stamp set showcasing some easy masking and coloring techniques. I’ve got a video up for this one!!!!!! You can watch it by clicking HERE!
I also have have super quick FULL REVEAL video below to share with you! You can see all the products in this release up close and personal in this short video.
Here is the complete list of hoppers! Remember, leave a comment on each of their blogs because every one of the hoppers have a giveaway!
- The CLASSroom
- Lisa Adametz
- Sandy Allnock
- Laurel Beard – YOU ARE HERE!!!!
- Heather Campbell
- Darlene DeVries
- Julie Ebersole
- Sharon Harnist
- Angel Johns
- Stephanie Klauk
- Amy Kolling
- Emily Leiphart
- Nichol Magouirk
- Jennifer McGuire
- Maureen Merritt
- Kay Miller
- Carolyn Peeler
- Julia Stainton
- Laura Sterckx
- Amy Tsuruta
- Kimberly Wiener
- Carissa Wiley
And here is a list to all of the products in this release:
- Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Complete Release
- Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Got Candy? by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Thankful by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mistletoe & Holly by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mondo Poinsettia by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Elf’d by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Elf’d by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Got Candy? by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Mistletoe & Holly by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Mondo Poinsettia by Julie Ebersole
- Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Thankful by Julie Ebersole
- All Essentials by Ellen by Julie Ebersole products
- Entire new release
GIVEAWAY TIME: I am giving away this set to one lucky commenter. Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or you have the “no reply” option disabled. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. You have until August 11th to comment for a chance to win!
Goodies used in today’s projects along with clickable links to the new stamps an dies: