Posts tagged Julie Ebersole

Essentials By Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop

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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!”

LisaAdametz-Ho3-10202015-1Santa’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.

LisaAdametz--ThankfulGourds-10202015-1Place 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!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Happy hoppin’!

Halloween Tag for Ellen Hutson

Happy Tuesday! I have a Halloween Tag for my #TexturalTuesdays feature with Ellen Hutson and the CLASSroom. The post is a full tutorial on how to create the Halloween Tag below. It’s full of texture and all sorts of tips and tricks. You won’t want to miss out.

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Isn’t that brick wall just the coolest? And the moon totally looks like the blood moon we just had! I love how that turned out and I had no idea it was going to do that. Such a happy accident!

While I have to admit that this is not my favorite “holiday” I did have a great time creating this Halloween Tag for Ellen Hutson and the CLASSroom. The #TexturalTuesdays feature is my baby, and if there’s anything you all are ever interested in seeing just let me know! :)

Oh! Don’t forget that ALL of the supplies are listed on the CLASSroom blog for this tag. Thanks!

Happy Halloween

Hey everyone! I have this cute little Happy Halloween card up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog today. I’ve used the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to color and shade the main focal images.

This is by FAR one of my favorite things to do to create color on cards. The depth, shadow, and varieties of color using these pencils is just extraordinary.  While there are many varieties of watercolors out there these pencils are glued through the length of the barrel for long-lasting break resistance. The pigments in these pencils also dissolve completely and are permanent, waterproof, and lightfast when dry.

While I’m not a huge fan of Halloween (I know, I know…) the way this card turned out is so CUTE!!

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The stamp set is adorable, huh?

The full step-by-step on how to make this cutie Happy Halloween card is over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog. So, please pop on over there to make your own! :)

Have an awesome week, everyone, and Happy October!

Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop

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Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yippeeeee!!! I also get to give this brand spankin’ new stamp set, called Thankful by Julie Ebersole to a super lucky someone! Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!

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There is also a Grand Giveaway in The CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend! ** please see disclaimer at the bottom of the post. **

Here’s a look at TWO of the cards that I created for this super special hop. This first card uses the Thankful stamp set (and matching dies – sold separately)

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For this card I stamped the images using Archival Ink and water-colored the images prior to die-cutting them. I love using different shades of watercolor pencils to create depth and shadows. I use my fingers, a rag, or paper towel to blend or pick up color.

To give the pumpkin and gourds extra dimension I applied different layers of foam squares behind them. The square panel was created by die-cutting first, then using a stencil and Gold Texture Luxe™ with a palette knife.

The sentiment is stamped with an embossing ink and then heat set with a gold embossing powder for extra shine.

For my next card I use the beautiful new set Mistletoe & Holly (and again the matching die set).

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I stamped the background first using an embossing ink and heat set with a white embossing powder. Then I created the rest of the background using a variety of metallic Gelatos®. To create depth I, again, used the watercolor pencils. Using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens around the Poinsettia’s while the paper is damp will also give it depth and dimension.

Adding teensy amounts of liquid glue to the centers of the poinsettias allowed me to add some beautiful Cranberry Glitter Ritz Glitter. It’s soooo pretty!

I love to add stamping to heavy-weight vellum, so this is where I decided to add my sentiment. It also allows for some of the background to show through. Using a platinum embossing powder as opposed to silver is a nice change.

Stamping an additional poinsettia and some leaves (and die-cutting them) to use as an embellishment along with some sequins finishes off this card.

I hope you like both of my cards! I had so much fun creating them.

Your next stop on this AWESOME hop is the amazingly talented Sandy Allnock!

Here is the full list of hoppers today in case you get lost along the way or want to refer back to someone’s post:

** Giveaway disclaimer: Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or you have the “no reply” option disabled. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. **

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Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop

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Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be welcoming you to my stop on the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing some of the new stamp sets and dies in my post today! You should have arrived at my blog from the lovely folks at Ellen Hutson and The CLASSroom. (You’ll find the next stop will be at the end of my post.)
And, yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Mondo Magnolia, to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
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The fun begins in The CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th!  Winners will be announced May 8th.

I have a couple of fun things to share with you today. My tag uses the brand new Be-YOU-tiful die. This is such a fun and versatile die! I die cut it twice. Once with a deep, dark navy blue cardstock and once out of a Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Creative Sheets. I burnished some gold foil on top of the die-cut adhesive sheet (once the liner was removed, of course) and then peeled the backing layer off of the back and slightly off-set it before pressing it down on top of the blue cardstock.
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Close-up!! (The gold on the butterfly is created by using the Gold Texture Gems™ from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. )
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Onto my second card. Isn’t it pretty? And so simple. First I created my watercolor panel. I love doing this. It is so amazingly relaxing. Picking the colors I wanted to use is always the hardest part.  For this card I used the beautiful Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36-Piece Watercolor set. It is amaaaaaazing! *sigh*

Now, I MUST talk about this seriously gorgeous flower. The Mondo Magnolia is drop-dead, *thud* amazing! And there is a matching die...for ALL of the pieces!! ACK!! I stamped it onto cardstock weight vellum with Versamark and heat set it with a stunning fine, white embossing powder. Then I used the matching die to only cut the outline.  And those gold flecks? Again, I used gold foil. Yep! I applied a strong adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets used here) in random areas and then just pressed the gold foil on top. Super simple and it totally completes this look. I flicked some of the remaining watercolor on top of the flower and added some more of the Gold Texture Gems™ to the center.

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Another close-up!
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Your next stop on the hop is going to be the AMAZINGLY talented Sandy Allnock (I bow down to her creativeness). Tell her Lisa said “Hi” . :)

The full list of hoppers is right below:

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