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Hop for Hope

Hi crafty friends, and welcome to a very special blog hop. A hop for hope. You should have arrived at my blog from the wonderful Laurel Beard‘s blog and your next stop on this hop will be the fabulous Nichol Spohrs blog.

As many of you may or may not know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The stamp set that we are all using was designed in May to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF).  Please read the post on The CLASSroom blog to see how this beautiful stamp set all came to be and how YOU can help. –> LINK <–

This is the beautiful stamp and die set we all used:

In honor of this amazing hop, with these beautiful, brave women joined together today, I made a card! Yay!

Really simple, layered stamping with a water-colored pink ribbon. I turned my oval on it’s side for a little interest (which I thought was fun and made things flow much better).

And a close-up!

There is a lot of dimensional adhesive used to give it dimension. Sometimes that isn’t seen when looking at the card as it’s laying flat. But’ the flowers are at different heights and it’s quite fun.

All of the wonderful and talented people involved in this hop are listed below, so please stop and say hi and leave some love.

The Classroom
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Carissa Wiley
Carly Tee Minnerr
Carolyn Peeler
Donna Mikasa
Heather Campbell
Heather Meeson
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Alvarez
Kittie Caracciolo
LauraJane Head
Laurel Beard
Lisa Adametz ->> you are here
Nichol Spohr –>> YOUR NEXT STOP
Sandy Allnock
Taniesa Vlasak

Supplies used, are listed below (affiliate links are used, thank you!!)

United We Flourish Hop With Altenew

Hi there!! And welcome to my stop on the hop. You should have have arrived from the fabulous blog of Svitlana Shayevich. She’s SO incredible, isn’t she? WOW!!

I have to tell you how incredibly excited I am about this hop. So many things I love: Ellen Hutson, the United We Flourish Program, Altenew, and POPPIES!! I have a serious love affair for poppies. I have them all over my house.  It’s true. They bring me such joy and hold a special place in my heart. ♥ I’m thrilled to be able to participate in this hop and I know you all will love designing with this multi-layered stamp set just like *I* did.

For my card I wanted to show off the versatility of both the stamp and die.  So I chose to use Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor the Poppy (first on the panel and then for the die-cut piece). And then I used standard Distress Inks to create the background.  Allow me to show you my card:

I first stamped out the Poppy image onto watercolor paper using 3 colors of Distress Oxide Inks. The reason I stamped this first image was to get the ink laid down and to create the watercolor effect I was going for. Using a paintbrush and water I was able to blur the ink and make the edges look more watercolor-y.

I then die-cut a mask of the flower out of Judikins Eclipse Tape .  By doing this I can now create the background without distorting the flower too much.

Placing the sticky mask on top of the flower I created my background using Distress Inks. This could absolutely be done with the Altenew Dye Inks, as well (I just don’t have any. *sad face*) . The colors I used are shown in the photo. (The Evergreen Bough was used as a transition color between the green and blue.)

Using water, a paintbrush, and the black ink from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set I next flicked black ink on top of the panel. This is a dramatic effect I just LOVE!

Stamping and die-cutting the United We Flourish Stamp & Die Combo, Poppy Fields by Altenew flower a SECOND time I added a few details. Black ink was added around the edges for contrast, hints of shimmer to the petal lines, and Glossy Accents to the center. This piece was added using dimensional foam squares.

A piece of black cardstock was prepped with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

 

My Poppy panel was adhered to a piece of the Essentials by Ellen Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole and that piece was adhered to my base card. After that? I simply adhered my sentiment with a few foam squares and a few sequins were added.

Here is a close-up:

NOW!! What would a blog hop of ANY kind be without prizes?!!? :D

⇒To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.⇐

***I know you’re super excited to keep on hoppin’ and the next stop on this amazing hop is the ever-so-talented SANDY ALLNOCK!!!***

•If you should get lost at all, please go to either Ellen Hutson The CLASSroom or Altenew Card Blog

Supplies used are listed below (affiliate links used, where possible):

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/

 

 

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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