Essentials by Ellen November Release

Hi there everyone and welcome!! We’re doing a little hop to celebrate the fabulous new Essentials By Ellen November Release. I hope that you’ve arrived here from the amazingly talented Sharon Harnist’s blog . If you need to start at the beginning, just go back and start at the CLASSroom.

I’m so lucky in that I was able to play with a stamp set that is right up my alley! This beautiful stamp set is called Abstract Paint Strokes which was designed by the uber talented Julie Ebersole. This is that kind of stamp set that you can use in a bajillion different ways. You’ll see all the different ways by all the talented designers throughout the hop. Use rainbow inks, pastel inks, watercolors, Christmas colors…you’ll get the idea! And the more you use these stamps, the more excited you’ll get!

I combined the Abstract Paint Strokes set with the Rustic Botanicals Stamp Set by Julie Ebersole to create my card:

And, in a nutshell, I simply used Distress Oxide Inks (which you can substitute with your favorite dye ink – I just happen to like the chalky effect of these inks) for the colored parts. Once dry, I stamped the three floral images in Onyx Black Versafine and then heat set with clear embossing powder. I repeat this with a gold embossing powder for the “dot” images. (It’s showing copper in my photo – my apologies.) The only suggestion I would have is to allow for white space. If you get overly heavy handed in “Lisa’s opinion” it just might look a little crazy. Which, hey, could look really amazing. I’m never one to knock crazy! ;) You do you. The only person that has to be happy at the end of the day is you. Right? Right!

Let’s see, where was I? Okay, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto a  piece of black cardstock and then heatset with white embossing powder. And popped it up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Foam Squares. And I added just a dab of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bright Gold to the center of the flower. That’s it.  Fairly simple, but a lovely card.

I know that you’ll LOVE your next stop on the hop which is with my wonderful friend and incredibly talented Ellen Hutson teammate, Kittie Caracciolo ⇐⇐⇐ CLICK!!! If you should get lost or just want to go back to top the top of the hop? Then please go to the CLASSroom.



11 Responses to 'Essentials by Ellen November Release'

  1. oh great combo of new stamps
    love that flowers one and the abstract paint on your card
    sweet card

  2. Karen Hale says:

    Love the background using a variety of the stamps in this set. Makes the black figures really striking.

  3. Sue LD says:

    I like the colorful background for the embossed images.

  4. joy meadows says:

    Very nicely done! I love the black images against the colorful background.

  5. Julie says:

    Love the Rustic Botanicals paired with the abstract background.

  6. Janie Sirak says:

    That is just lovely. The abstract background with the flowers too? Great!

  7. margessw says:

    Oohh ! That’s such a great card !! I love your choice of colors.

  8. Torrie Smith says:

    I love that you used last month’s stamps with these to show how they all work so well together.

  9. Patt H. says:

    Love the stamp pairing & this pretty card!

  10. aren’t distress oxides just the best! thanks for sharing such a fun card :)

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