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:
Carissa Wiley:
Carly Tee Minner:
Carolyn Peeler:
Julia Stainton:
Lisa Adametz:  YOU ARE HERE!
Lisa Cisneros: NEXT UP!!
Melissa Bickford:
Nichol Spohr:
Taniesa Vlasak:



35 Responses to 'Essentials by Ellen and HoneyBee Hop'

  1. Christy Q says:

    Just gorgeous!! I love the glimmer background you created. It reminds me that I bought the glimmer paste for that very reason and I have yet to use it! :)

  2. Tracy A says:

    Very pretty. The glimmer paste really makes the background pop.

  3. Taniesa says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. The colors you chose with the glitter paste makes it electric! So bright and fun!!! Great job!

  4. Wow! Gorgeous card and great tutorial!!! <3

  5. Anila says:

    Beautiful card… Glitter looks great

  6. Michelle Varol says:

    You can’t go wrong with glimmer paste on anything…

  7. Mary Holshouser says:

    The background is great.
    Love this technique. Just started
    using it and it’s wonderful.
    Pretty card.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Wanda G says:

    Great post! Thanks for the good instructions!! Sparkly goodness for a good cause. Love it all!!! XOXO

  9. Leanne in Cali says:

    Fun card! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

  10. lisamom says:

    Happy colors! So cheerful!

  11. Oh Lisa, what an awesome background to set off your sentiment with. Absolutely beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous! I love all the sparkle.

  13. margessw says:

    Oh my gosh !!! Such a gorgeous card ! Congratulations !

  14. Sue LD says:

    Thanks for sharing how you made this cheery card.

  15. Barbara Lambe says:

    Wonderful card and now the glimmer paste is a must have along with the stamp set.

  16. Lisa Smith says:

    I love the background of your card it was the perfect touch for a gorgeous card.

  17. jlingraham says:

    Sparkly lovliness. Awesome technique

  18. Eileen Robertson says:

    Love your card! The glitter gives it an awesome effect!

  19. Sharon Tate says:

    Lovely card and I love the added glitter to the vibrant background.

  20. bcparkison says:

    Different! I really like this. Thanks.

  21. cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful card. Love your “smooshing” technique for the background.

  22. Elise Smith says:

    Very sweet card! I love the sparkle from the glimmer paste :)

  23. Kathy h says:

    The glimmer paste is wonderfully shiny! I want some of that!

  24. Lea Lawson says:

    So pretty! Loving the glitter! ♥

  25. Pennie Artz-Glasser says:

    Very cute card!

  26. Angela W says:

    This is so pretty! I love the glittered rays coming from the center of the card. They are gorgeous!

  27. Michele F says:

    This is a deep space, fantasy sky if I’ve ever seen one! Lisa… it’s gorgeous! I can now add a few more Distress Oxide colors to my every growing list!

  28. Denise Bryant says:

    So pretty! Love the colors and textures! Beautiful card!

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  30. Ann says:

    So pretty, love the sparkle you added.

  31. Lynda J says:

    Great colors! Don’t you just love the oxide inks!

  32. Gorgeous card Lisa, your background and the sun is stunning with the sparkle!! You always make gorgeous cards! xo

  33. Patt H. says:

    Absolutely love this awesome card!!

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