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September Release Hop for Essentials by Ellen

Woohoo!! There’s nothin’ I like better than a new release! How ’bout you? And lucky for YOU Ellen Hutson now has ’em every month! Yeah, baby, yeahhh!! (Said in my best Austin Powers voice. *ahem* If you don’t know, that’s perfectly okay.)

I digress. This month is so amazing. And we have an awesome blog hop this week to get you going. You should have arrived at my blog from the P*H*E*N*O*M*E*N*A*L Tracey McNeely’s blog. In fact, I wouldn’t blame you for going back and hanging out there awhile. She’s pretty stinkin’ talented (as you all know).  And, you can always go back to The CLASSroom to start over or check out any other blogs you may have missed in the hop.

So I made a “Coal” (heh) tag using the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Concertina Tag by Julie Ebersole for both of my projects but one is definitely more Bah Humbuggery (yes, it’s a word!!) and the other is a SET of tags. I hope you like them both.

And here is the tag all closed and tied up. So cute!

And now for my trio of tags. I love the simplicity of these. But the bold POPS! of color are what make these so fun.

That Fall one would be so fun to give at Thanksgiving with a bottle of wine or whatever you’re bringing to the feast, don’t you agree? No one says you HAVE to use holly leaves for Christmas. :)

And don’t forget to check out all the awesome projects from ALL the hoppers, if you haven’t. Thank you SO much for stopping by today!!

Ellen Hutson – The CLASSroom
Julie Ebersole
Heather Campbell
Carissa Wiley
Carolyn Peeler
Tracey McNeely
Lisa Adametz >>> You are HERE :)

Supplies are all listed below. And, in full disclosure, affiliate links are used.  Thank You!!

Essentials by Ellen and HoneyBee Hop

Hi! Welcome to my stop on this super special blog hop today. You should have arrived here from the uber-talented Julia Stainton’s blog.

This blog hop is special in that this is the third stamp set with the United We Flourish theme. This set being the collaboration between HoneyBee Stamps and Ellen Hutson LLC

In Ellen’s words, I’d like to share a little bit more about the United We Flourish Program and then I’ll share my card.

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.

We are thrilled to present the third one to you…Sending Sunshine by Honey Bee Stamps exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

And here is my card!

And here’s how I made it! I simply smooshed my Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat and spritz with water.

Place your paper into the ink and be fearless!! Don’t be afraid to press it into different areas. If it pools on the edges, tap it onto a paper towel. You can dry if you’re happy either by heat tool or by air. Use more color…or finish.

I like a slightly more distressed look so I usually add water at this point. Just spritz water into your hand and allow droplets to fall onto the panel or use a wet paintbrush and flick water. Just be sure to use a clean paper towel to “bleach” the color out for the best effect.

I die cut a few shapes out of the paper that I wished to use.  The Sun Ray is from Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies, Silver Linings by Julie Ebersole  and the sun is from the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, All Inside by Julie Ebersole.

For that amaaaaazing sparkle I used one of my favorite products: Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone. I used a palette knife and scraped it on top of my paper. The paste picks up the color of what’s underneath. And simply SHINES!! It’s so pretty.

I die-cut the words “Sending” and “Sunshine” out of white and black cardstock and adhered the pieces together using Ranger Multi Medium in Matte. Then I stamped the words “A Little” out of Versafine Onyx Black onto Vellum and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.

All of the various pieces were adhered to another colored piece of cardstock. Which was then layered on two MORE pieces of cardstock! Embellishments were added and this card was done. Here’s a close up for ya…

Don’t forget that there are **PRIZES** involved in this hop.  Oh yes!! Two randomly selected commenters  will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop. To enter just leave a comment on either the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the HoneyBee Blog  by 11:59pm PST on Friday, September 8.

Your NEXT stop on this hop is the ever so amazing LISA CISNEROS!!!! Make sure you give her lots of love and tons of comments. ♥♥♥

Amy Rysavy: http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/
Carissa Wiley: http://www.sprinkledwithglitter.com/
Carly Tee Minner: http://carlytee.com/
Carolyn Peeler: http://www.carolynpeeler.typepad.com/
Julia Stainton: http://juliastainton.com/blog/
Lisa Adametz: http://papergrace.com/  YOU ARE HERE!
Lisa Cisneros: http://happypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ NEXT UP!!
Melissa Bickford: http://melissabickford.blogspot.com/
Nichol Spohr: http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/
Taniesa Vlasak: https://thecraftypickle.com/

 

 

Essentials by Ellen – You Are Enough

Hey there!! We’re celebrating another monthly release with Ellen Hutson, LLC. And I’m just LOVING this one so much! Julie Ebersole designed some beautiful botanicals and Brandi Kincaid also came up with some spectacular large font sentiments that I am in love with.

I think this is a release most of you will REALLY want in your stash. It’s super versatile and can be used in a lot of ways. For my card I used 3 components of the release:

Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Plants Ladies Say by Brandi Kincaid 

Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Rustic Botanicals by Julie Ebersole 

Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Rustic Botanicals by Julie Ebersole

 

This card was pretty easy to create. I knew that I wanted the “You Are Enough” to be embossed in a metallic embossing powder. So that was super simple” and then the panel that I stamped/embossed it on was cut to as small as possible.

Believe it or not, the hardest part for me, was making sure that the panel would be super centered. I measured it with a T-Squared ruler about 3-4 times and marked the corners lightly in pencil so that I would know where my stamping would go (roughly).

To be honest? If I had gone over my pencil lines? It wouldn’t have mattered. But I wanted an even pattern. Nothing haphazard. I had a problem with one of my Distress Oxide Inks not stamping very well, but I used a touch of water from a water brush to try to even the color out. It adds a touch of interest to the one color and the card.

The combination of botanical patterns are sooooo pretty!! And, truly the entire release is just a lot of fun. There’s even a PAPER PACK!!!

Essentials by Ellen Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole

That paper pack is going to get a LOT of use in the future. Let me tell ya! :D I hope you enjoyed my card today and if you’re curious as to what I used to make my card all of my supplies are listed below (affiliate links are used and I *do* earn a small commission for any purchases made for why I thank you).

I thank you so much for joining me for this Ellen Hutson, LLC release today, but make sure that you check out the CLASSroom all week long for special posts by guest designers and other fun posts.

 

 

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Color Trend Week with Ellen Hutson

Hey Everyone! This is a fun week on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson, LLC as we are having a Color Trend Week. This week, Ellen has chosen Black & White with a Pop of Color. You know that that prompt made my brain go into hyperdrive, right? ;)

I thought it would be really interesting to go with a really BOLD (but simple) Black and White background and then for my Pop of Color to go with a watercolor wash, but with bright colors. I hope my description makes sense. It did in my head when I was designing it. LOL!! In essence, I wanted the background to be a complete juxtaposition of the beautiful Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mondo Peony by Julie Ebersole.

I’m kinda crushing on my own card. And I love how these colors play off of each other. I used Laurel’s June Pin-sight’s Challenge as my Pop of Color inspiration which you can see in the photo below. I hope that you’ll want to play along. It’s always a fun challenge.

All of my coloring of the Mondo Peony is done on Bristol Paper. It just works so much better with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I chose to color the leaves in a black/grey scheme to keep the color focused on the flower. And also added some flicks of black ink onto the flower itself to tie the black color from the flower BACK to the card. I hope that makes sense. These things always do in my head, but when I try to explain them they just sound weird. HA!

The only other thing done was the tiny little “Hello” was stamped using a Versafine Ink Pad, Onyx Black which was then heat embossed with Wow! Embossing Powder, Super Fine – Clear Gloss. The “Hello” is from Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps All Inside, by Julie Ebersole.

This is a VERY easy card to recreate. All you need is the right tools. And lucky for YOU? Ellen Hutson, LLC carries them all. :) Don’t forget to stop by the CLASSroon blog for more inspiration, too.

I have a supply list right below if you’re looking for anything that I used in my card and a few close ups of the card, too. Thanks, so much, for stopping by today!

 

 

and one more!!

 

 

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New Hinged Dies from Essentials by Ellen

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share with you new Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies Hinged Alpha and Hinged Numbers by Julie Ebersole. These are much like the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Hinged Thanks by Julie Ebersole. The letters in the Hinged Alpha Set are all meant to work separately to form whatever words you like right after snipping them apart. And the Hinged Alpha Set is  perfect for any birthday or anniversary…or anything else your imagination can dream up.

Here is a close up of a card that I created using the brand new Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Hinged Alpha by Julie Ebersole and the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Bold Blossoms Stand-Alone by Julie Ebersole.

I wanted to show the close-up first so that you could see the dies in “action”, so-to-speak. I thought that they “Hey, You” was clever. But, it could just be me.  ;) I colored the vellum from the back side with a variety of Copics. Then the piece was adhered to a scrap of white glitter paper. (I have a LOT of scraps!)

Using more scraps (yay!) I die cut the flowers from the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Bold Blossoms Stand-Alone by Julie Ebersole

Here is the front facing photo of the card:


This wasn’t a difficult card to create.  Just hard to photograph so that you get the full gist of what what done and so you really understand the dimension of the card. The hinged dies are a lot of fun and can be cut apart and be used in so many different ways. I think with dies like this it’s important to really be creative and allow your mind to just go full force! Check out the CLASSroom blog for all of the ideas that the team members have and to see all of their wonderful projects.

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