Hi there crafty people, and welcome to my stop on the the Essentials by Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should have arrived here straight from the CLASSroom.
And, woooohooo!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!
For my projects today I’m using some really awesome new coordinating new products! I looooove dies that coordinate with stamps, don’t you? I also used one of the new die sets as a stand alone project.
My first card features the oh-so fabulous Santa from the Tis the Season Stamps . I ♥LOVE♥ this Santa!! I used the stamp and coordinating die from Tis the Season Dies to cut this cutie out 3 times. And I used another super cute stamp from Santa’s Flight to really make the card “POP!”
Santa’s shades were made shiny were Black Enamel Accents and White Enamel Accents were used for the pom-poms on the hats. He was colored using Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Color Pencils.
This is the second card I made and I neeeeeeeded to get watercolor-y. :) So I broke out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set. After cutting the watercolor paper to size I loosely watercolored a background using colors I thought would be pleasing for Fall/Autumn.
Place a piece of watercolor paper onto a piece of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets, remove the liner paper and burnish well. Place your die on to the paper and run through the die-cutting machine. By doing this you have a perfectly die-cut piece with a sticky side that still has a liner on it — which can be removed when you are ready. I love these sheets!
I then very lightly watercolored the blooms and leaves from the Gourd-jus Dies set. After adding some thin strips of Little B washi, I simply adhered everything down — lifting the liner from the backs of the die-cut pieces and adding teensy pieces of foam to the back of the falling leaf. There’s not much left to completing this card. Stamping the sentiment and adding the embellishments…but the finished result is so lovely.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today as much as *I* enjoyed making them for you. These blog hops are so fun. Make sure you hop on over to the phenomenal SANDY ALLNOCK’S Blog to see what gloriousness she has created!
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