Essentials by Ellen December 2017 Release

Hi there, and welcome to my blog for the final Essentials by Ellen release for 2017.  You should have arrived here from the wonderfully talented and oh-so-sweet Karolyn Loncon’s blog This release is all about celebrating! Birthdays, having fun, cake, confetti, balloons!! Even having a little sparkly. Whether it be sparkling cider or champagne,  I think that you’ll find the release a perfect addition for any occasion: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Friendship, and just about anything else your mind can dream up.

I’m using a few of the new sets from the new release for my pretty in pink card. (With my focus on the new Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Banner Cake By Julie Ebersole.  Here is the card I made. I hope you all like it. It has a TON of shine!! 😎

The following are the two sets I used to make my card:

Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Celebration Lady By Brandi Kincaid

Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Banner Cake By Julie Ebersole


As you will have seen from the previous days of this release hop ALL of the sets are so fun and versatile. I used the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Creative Sheets to die cut my “cake”. Remove the top layer of adhesive liner and then place a sheet of gold foil on top. Burnish the foil with a tool such as the teflon bone folder (shiny shine up). The adhesive from the foam sheet will “lift” the foil. This way you will get the shimmer and shine of the foil AND the loft from the foam! Total win.

Before I took the backing off the other side of my golden cake 😉 I created a very simple background. First, I ran a piece of the beautiful dotted paper (which is actually the Essentials by Ellen Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole) through my laminating machine with a piece of Deco Foil pink melon foil.  The center of the foiled paper was ink blended with a few colors of Distress Ink Oxides and the sentiment was heat embossed with a beautiful gold embossing powder from WOW!.

The last step is simply to add embellishments and put the card together. It’s a simple card with a POW! factor. Here’s a close-up:

And rounding out this Saturday hop is the AMAAAAAAAAAZING Jessica Frost-Ballas who I know without a doubt will blow your minds 🤯with her talent!!! I hope everyone had fun on the hop today.


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10 Responses to 'Essentials by Ellen December 2017 Release'


    Your card is very wow with the colours & I like the dazzling embossing, the embellishments are just enough without going OTT, great card x

  2. Oh my goodness Lisa yes it is foiled on foam. There lies the problem with viewing on Instagram on an iPhone, I picked up embossing. This is really gorgeous!

  3. Sue LD says:

    Wow–this is fabulous!

  4. Amy Cooley says:

    Very cute stamp! I love it embossed. This is a very fun and festive card.

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    Yummy colors on your festive card!

  6. Julie says:

    Pink and girly—love it!

  7. memalagene says:

    Awesome, love the gold cake!

  8. margessw says:

    That’s such a wonderful, festive card !! [email protected]

  9. jlingraham says:

    I’ve been eyeing that banner cake die, so glad to see this lovely card!

  10. Gorgeous, bold card and love these new sequins!!

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