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United We Flourish Better Together Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and welcome to my stop on this super special blog hop. This is a wonderful collaboration between Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson LLC and we’re thrilled to bring this limited United We Flourish release to you today. I hope that you arrived here  from the blog of my friend (and the enormously talented) Libby Hickson.

My card is a tiny bit out of my comfort zone. But as I was creating it, I just went with the flow instead of over-thinking it (as I am VERY prone to do). I’m trying very hard this year to just “let go” with my creativity. And see wherever it takes me. I think you’ll see it in the card, too.

It’s cute, isn’t it? I still did some water color and some ink blending with the background, but I didn’t go overboard.  It’s even (dare I say it?) simple? Or at least it is to me! ;) I also don’t make many cute cards, But, these little love birds were fun.

If you’re a bird-lover? Then this set is for you! It’s full of our fine-feathered friends! And all kind of fun sentiments, too. And, if you’re a collector of the United We Flourish sets, then I know you’ll have fun coloring this one for sure.

Here is a better look at the set and coordinating dies:

Better Together Stamp and Die Set

To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th.

Below is a full list of hoppers for today’s Better Together Blog Hop with Hero Arts. But, next up is the fabulously creative MICHELE FERGUSON!!!!!

The CLASSroom
Hero Arts
Amy Tsuruta
Carly Tee Minner
Carolyn Peeler
Clare Prezzia
Heather Campbell
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julie Ebersole
Kelly Griglione
Kittie Caracciolo
Laurel Beard
Libby Hickson
YOU ARE HERE
Michele Ferguson
Michelle Short
Sharon Harnist

Thanks so much for hopping with me today! And I hope you had a great time seeing how everyone used this cute set from Hero Arts!

 

 

United We Flourish Sweet Sprinkles Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my stop on this super special blog hop. This is a wonderful collaboration between Concord & 9th and Ellen Hutson LLC and we’re thrilled to bring this limited United We Flourish release to you today. I hope that you arrived at my blog from the fabulously talented Emily Midgett’s blog.

I had a lot of fun creating this card for you today. I’ll tell you a few of my little tips and tricks after I show you my card.

I know it’s winter. But who wouldn’t want a shimmery ice cream cone topped with glittery hearts as sprinkles?! I know they make edible glitter powder, but I wonder if it works on ice cream? #ThingsIthinkabout

To create the ice cream and cone: both pieces were die cut from Craft-a-Board and also two pieces of cardstock. (Close in color to the color of the cone and ice cream, but not super important.) Adhere the cardstock to the Craft-a-Board.  By using the Craft-a-Board it keeps all the extra weight that’s being added from bending the shape of the ice cream cone.

Now add a LOT of Embellishment Mousse to the top of the ice cream cone! Use a palette knife to keep it from getting too messy. Or….if you know how to actually bake and that kind of thing (which I don’t) put some of the mousse into a baggie and pipe it onto the ice cream/cupcake topper. Which would look amazing!!

While the Embellishment Mousse is still wet die cut some hearts from red glitter paper and press into the mousse lightly. Set aside to dry. For the cone, stamp the design using Versamark again, onto a Kraft colored cardstock. Then heat set with a gold embossing powder. The center of the cone leave a heart-shaped space. for which there is another die. And I used another piece of red glitter paper to tie it all together.

I love all the soft colors of this card and the gobs of shine, too. This is such a fun stamp and die set that I’m sure you’ll use ALL the time! 

To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Concord & 9th shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog and the Concord blog by 12pm PST on December 26th.

Below is the full list of hoppers for todays blog hop. And next up isLINDSEY LARSEN•!!!! 

The CLASSroom
Concord & 9th
Melissa Bickford
Sharon Harnist
Kymona Tracey
Sandy Allnock
Emily Midgett
Lisa Adametz –> you are here!!
Lindsey Larsen –> next up!!
Laurel Beard
Justin Krieger
Kittie Caracciolo
Karen Baker
Julie Ebersole
Tenia Nelson
Carolyn Peeler
Lisa Stein
Carly Tee Minner
Jessica Frost-Ballas

 

Sweet Sprinkles Stamp and Die Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United We Flourish Hop With Altenew

Hi there!! And welcome to my stop on the hop. You should have have arrived from the fabulous blog of Svitlana Shayevich. She’s SO incredible, isn’t she? WOW!!

I have to tell you how incredibly excited I am about this hop. So many things I love: Ellen Hutson, the United We Flourish Program, Altenew, and POPPIES!! I have a serious love affair for poppies. I have them all over my house.  It’s true. They bring me such joy and hold a special place in my heart. ♥ I’m thrilled to be able to participate in this hop and I know you all will love designing with this multi-layered stamp set just like *I* did.

For my card I wanted to show off the versatility of both the stamp and die.  So I chose to use Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor the Poppy (first on the panel and then for the die-cut piece). And then I used standard Distress Inks to create the background.  Allow me to show you my card:

I first stamped out the Poppy image onto watercolor paper using 3 colors of Distress Oxide Inks. The reason I stamped this first image was to get the ink laid down and to create the watercolor effect I was going for. Using a paintbrush and water I was able to blur the ink and make the edges look more watercolor-y.

I then die-cut a mask of the flower out of Judikins Eclipse Tape .  By doing this I can now create the background without distorting the flower too much.

Placing the sticky mask on top of the flower I created my background using Distress Inks. This could absolutely be done with the Altenew Dye Inks, as well (I just don’t have any. *sad face*) . The colors I used are shown in the photo. (The Evergreen Bough was used as a transition color between the green and blue.)

Using water, a paintbrush, and the black ink from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set I next flicked black ink on top of the panel. This is a dramatic effect I just LOVE!

Stamping and die-cutting the United We Flourish Stamp & Die Combo, Poppy Fields by Altenew flower a SECOND time I added a few details. Black ink was added around the edges for contrast, hints of shimmer to the petal lines, and Glossy Accents to the center. This piece was added using dimensional foam squares.

A piece of black cardstock was prepped with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

 

My Poppy panel was adhered to a piece of the Essentials by Ellen Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole and that piece was adhered to my base card. After that? I simply adhered my sentiment with a few foam squares and a few sequins were added.

Here is a close-up:

NOW!! What would a blog hop of ANY kind be without prizes?!!? :D

⇒To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.⇐

***I know you’re super excited to keep on hoppin’ and the next stop on this amazing hop is the ever-so-talented SANDY ALLNOCK!!!***

•If you should get lost at all, please go to either Ellen Hutson The CLASSroom or Altenew Card Blog

Supplies used are listed below (affiliate links used, where possible):

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: http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/
Carissa Wiley: http://www.sprinkledwithglitter.com/
Carly Tee Minner: http://carlytee.com/
Carolyn Peeler: http://www.carolynpeeler.typepad.com/
Julia Stainton: http://juliastainton.com/blog/
Lisa Adametz: http://papergrace.com/  YOU ARE HERE!
Lisa Cisneros: http://happypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ NEXT UP!!
Melissa Bickford: http://melissabickford.blogspot.com/
Nichol Spohr: http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/
Taniesa Vlasak: https://thecraftypickle.com/

 

 

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