Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Release Hop + giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

Welcome, welcome! I think my first card says it all! Totally Fabulous describes the beautiful products being released from Ellen Hutson!

Totally Fabulous is a set of two dies. One die in the set is the scripted word fabulous. I cut the word from wood paper. Then I added adhesive to the bottom of the word. Gold foil was pushed into the adhesive with the help of a bone folder. Gold dipped letters! Gorgeous!

The other word in the set is the word totally. Totally is a pop-up word. You can see by looking at this close up, how the word can be bent forward on the card. Such a cool idea and wonderful dimension to be added to a project! I trimmed a piece of gold card stock and added a notched end. Then I cut the word totally from it, keeping the die in place with a piece of low-tack tape.

The words were placed on a background created with another new die from the release, Bed of Roses. I cut the image from vellum, to allow it to be more see-through and soft. Bed of Roses cuts a panel of detailed flowers the size of an A2 card. The white card stock base has been inked around the edges with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. To adhere my vellum to my inked card base, I used a glue that I knew would dry clear.

The finishing touch was a few clear and gold sequins. Sequins are always the perfect finishing touch!

I am pretty sure that the two circle and heart images making up the background of my card are intended to be separate images. But when I saw them laid out on the packaging of Oh, Frappe!, I just HAD to use them as-is to create my own patterned paper!

I stamped the images with brown first. Then using Distress Markers, I water colored the images. I stayed with all browns to keep the look of coffee. I love the neutral, monotone look of this card!

The sentiment from Oh, Frappe! was stamped and heat embossed with white powder. The white was too much of a contrast, so I colored over the white lightly with a Distress Marker. The coffee cup was stamped and then die cut. It too is water colored. Yes! There are coordinating dies to the images! Oh,  Frappe has stamps AND dies!

Again, sequins add the final touch of brown for this coffee-themed card! Anyone want to come over for a cup of coffee now?!

You should have arrived here from the completely amazing Kittie Caracciolo and her blog. She knows how to make a show stopping card!


Then, after visiting me, head to see Julie Ebersole and the creative mind behindthis stunning release! How did I get so lucky as to be placed between these fabulous women?!

And, yay!!! 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 this post by February 16th!

There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.Happy hoppin’!
thanks for stopping by!

kimberly


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jan metcalf said...

What a pretty card, and what a great card! Both good looks!

Diane Jaquay said...

WONDERFUL cards, love the rose background, and the coffee card is just the cutest!!

Bianca said...

Faboulous card with this background. Love the colour combination!

Karen B. said...

So pretty and feminine!

LisaBee17 said...

Both of your cards are amazing! Really love the 1st one with the floral vellum and gold dipped letters.

Pam B said...

Super fun cards!

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Pink and Gold, Totally faboulous!!!

tinyfeet said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Love your "Totally Fabulous" card!

NanW said...

I love the soft colors on these pretty cards.

Rhapsgirl said...

The colours of your cards are amazing. It's that gorgeous rose gold.

Teresa Doyle said...

OMG! I am IN LOVE with this entire release! The best collection EVER!
Your cards are beautiful Kimberly.

sueincanada said...

Love the soft color backgrounds on these cards.

Rhea Kraszewski said...

OMG! So excited about the new products. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Can't wait to create something fabulous! How cute is that coffee set.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Cute cards I especially like the Bed of Roses card. Clever how you make the totally stand up!

sideoats + scribbles said...

I'm drinking coffee while I hop around and I gotta say that I LOVE these! Feels like I'm drinking coffee "with" you! HUGS!!!

Carrie Gilliam said...

Oh, my gosh!! I love the coffee card. That's my favorite!

Nana Donna said...

Love how you did your rose card simple beautiful

sandie said...

those are both so cute.

joy said...

Two pretty cards - love that rose coverplate!

Theresa N said...

I like the work dies...

Colleen said...

Both of your cards are great and I love how you used vellum for the Bed of Roses die, it is beautiful!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love both cards! The colors are amazing!

Barbara M. said...

The rose background is awesome! That coffee card, well, it is a must have!

D.Ann C said...

That card IS totally fabulous!!

Leslie said...

Great cards! Love the colors. Thanks!

Kari V. said...

Gorgeous! The gold dipped sentiment is my favorite on that inked roses background!! Love your work!

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful cards - I love Bed of Roses!!

Christine Canfield said...

ooooo the dip dyed die cut!

AprilsL8 said...

Love your cards!! The roses are great!

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful cards.
Love the roses. the vellum makes a great addition.
The frappe card is darling.
thanks for sharing.

auntbubbels said...

I love the softness of your cards. I am loving this collection.

Alex Hunter Designs said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love these! They are so inspiring!

claudiamtz said...

I really like the way you used the Bed of Roses die. Your Venti card is so ingenious! I need to put that stamp set in my wishlist! :-)

BarbL said...

Love the layering on the rose card. Very lovely!

Dawne said...

Your cards are wonderful. The second one is just perfect for a friend of mine. I love the look of it and she loves coffee! :)

conil said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. LOVE the embossing with the rose die and the way you've enhanced those word dies is fabulous. Your background on the sweet second card is brilliant.

StampinLouie said...

Oh MY! I love your cards. Must have the Oh Frappe.

Jasmine Burgess said...

Love that gold dipped sentiment! Pairs so nicely with the soft pink.

Tina said...

very soft and beautiful card with the roses... I LOVE the coffee card. Have a great day

Cynthia Daugherty said...

love those "gold dipped letters"!

Henriëtte said...

Fabulous cards!

Scraplea 1 said...

Awesome cards! Thanks so much for sharing. They are both very nice!!

Christine Ray said...

Beautiful cards. I really love you color combinations!

Christine Ray said...

Beautiful cards. I really love you color combinations!

Barbara said...

The totally fabulous card is just that...totally fabulous and the coffee card is so cute!

Janet said...

Awesome cards and new release! Lovin' it!
Thanks for the chance to win!
~God bless~

TaeEun said...

Love the card with bed of roses die! So romantic and pretty!

craftjunkiesc said...

WOW! Both of your cards are stunning, but your first card is incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing your time & talent.

Kathy Thisted said...

both cards are very nice but the rose cards appealed to me the most

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful cards to go with a great release. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I like the vellum overlay!

Valerie Serfozo said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the colors.

hector campos said...

Wow! Both cards are terrific!

KimberlyRae said...

Fabulous Heartfelt Cards, Kimberly!

Craftin Caly said...

LOVE both your cards! such fun textures and colors!

Carolyn Steele said...

Love the gold against the soft pink background. The two circles really look like coffee saucers so they were perfect!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Really beautiful cards :)

Susan McKay said...

Awesome! The rose overlay die cut is lovely. I first thought you had embossed with the die. /

nannersmom said...

The Frappe set makes me laugh. Nice cards.

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous. I love how delicate that first one is and I would use that die to create my own embossing folder it's perfect for doing that. Then you could cut up individual parts of the flower die too. And now I would love a frothy coffee too. Thank you for the fabulous blog hop and for sharing your card art with us Karen x

Rhonda J said...

Love your rose die with the rose/gold combination is just lovely!!

Maureen Jones said...

The pink and gold are such a beautiful combination! Nicely done!

Kaila Rose said...

Love the coffee card, gorgeous!

Melody said...

Very nice cards. I enjoyed your choice of color.

Jeanne Jordan said...

Beautiful cards. I love the muted pink on the first card. This looks like a terrific release. Thanks for a great hop!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great cards, but that first one had me totally mesmerized! The beautiful pink rose background coupled with the pop up san serif text and the lightly golden fabulous! Perfect pairings!

Julie Ann said...

Awesome cards love the touch of gold. Very pretty.

Angie Linton said...

Great cards! I really love the muted pinkish tones with the gold on the gorgeous rose card. I also love the graphic pattern you created on the cute coffee card.

pcm said...

love the pink and gold!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards... so soft and feminine!

wannabcre8tive said...

Very cute cards. I love the coffee card.

designbydonna said...

Your sentiment says it all. Both cards--totally fabulous

Pam Crusberg said...

Great cards. The gold dipped letters are genius and I really like the sentiment on the coffee card.

Glorie said...

Love the card with the roses background. So pretty.

salleys said...

Great cards.

Kathryn A said...

Love the soft, rose background on the first card. It is lovely with the gold lettering!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are beautiful. I particularly like the way you used the die cut vellum in the background. It makes that card so soft and elegant.

Sue R said...

Both cards are so pretty.

Lysa said...

I like how the "TOTALLY" is just partially cut out.. and coffee stamps? Love it a LATTE!

cghundley said...

Lovely work on your
second card, and I
love your first one.
Love how you used
the velum and the
inked background
is awesome!
Carla from Utah

Broni said...

What awesome cards, Kimberly! LOVE the beautiful soft roses!!

Sandy said...

These are great cards. I especially love the Bed of Roses card and your use of the vellum which made your card look so delicate.

Jean Marie said...

Beautiful cards and great release. So creative

QuilterLaura said...

Beautiful cards, love the soft colors.

Sherry said...

Love both your cards!!

Guldara Kirwan said...

Oh! Colors of both cards are so beautiful! And I love your idea of using those stamps as a background, very clever! Thank you!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards, I am particularly fond of the roses.

LaurieJ said...

Your use of vellum for the Bed of Roses die-cut is truly lovely. Wonderful!

Janet D. said...

Love your background of roses, beautiful cards!

M R Leech said...

Your Totally Fabulous card is breathtaking!!!! Thank you for sharing. . .the cards are just beautiful!!!

Cheryl O said...

What gorgeous cards, so soft in color!! That rose die card made me go back and order it! What an inspiration, never thought of embossing it too!!! Now I have lots of ideas for that, good use of my Brushos!

Theresa Knopf said...

Just like the card says...Totally fabulous!

gm b said...

Wonderful cards, coffee ya! Nice touch with the roses too.

Diana Johnson said...

Great stamps and dies, thanks for sharing!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Beautiful, fun cards! I especially love the puns on the coffee set! So cute!

Brenda said...

Love pale pink!

Judy M said...

lovely cards!

Nana711 said...

Great cards. Love how you used vellum for the Bed of Roses background - so pretty.

Susan Egan said...

Great cards! The velum rose background was lovely. I have so many friends that would totally get the let's venti coffee understands. It's just what we do. Thanks for sharing.

Martha Harris said...

Lovely use of the Bed of Roses background die. It is definitely on my wishlist!

bev p said...

It sure looks like a saucer to me! way too much fun! Thanks so much.

Laceysocks said...

Very beautiful work!

gardener said...

Beautiful pink and gold. Must try that color combo.

Judy W. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the combination of soft pink and gold on the first card and the soft browns on the coffee card!

Kristie Goulet said...

♥ Pink & Gold!!!!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Totally fabulous for sure.

Moosisk said...

Your cards are just stunning! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

WOW! Both of your cards are amazing. I love the soft color of the first with the gorgeous gold accents - so pretty. The coffee card is also so nicely done. Thank you so much.

windinstarsranch said...

The first card says it all. Super fun and fab.
And Thanks for the chance to win.

bbunch said...

Beautiful & impressive cards!

Karen Rogers said...

says it all .... TOTALLY FABULOUS!!!

stamper101 said...

beautiful cards and card designs!

Diane said...

Your cards are gorgeous. What a great release. Thanks for sharing.

Christy Q said...

This is totally fabulous!! Love the gold with the pink of your first card!!

Sue McW said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love how you did the rose card.

Tami Babcock said...

I think your first card speaks for itself - it was truly Totally Fabulous!

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards! Love the pink and gold. And the background on the coffee design is wonderful.

TLady said...

I LOOOOVE how you did the "Thank You!" Being a little bent out from the card.... SUPER! AND the GOLD is always a PLUS in my view! ;) Your coffee card is CUTE! We ALL need to vent sometimes, huh? LOL SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Sue said...

What beautiful cards! Scrumptious colors...

Celeste Goff said...

What gorgeous cards Kimberly!!!

Lady Fair said...

Your rose background card has so much detail and so many techniques and elements, it's truly inspiring! Love the subtleness of your coffee card. Well done!

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards, Kimberley! Love the soft, inviting colour combinations.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful cards.

Jan & Eric said...

totally fabulous use of the vellum rose die and the repeat stamp background!!!!!! JLINGRAHAM@HOTMAIL.COM

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards.

Janet Zeppa said...

Love all the pink and gold!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Love the vellum on the first one.

SmilynStef said...

Your background overlay is beautiful.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! The colors are so yummy! Love the pink and gold, so pretty!

carriep said...

Love your bed of roses card, would not have thought of using vellum. great look!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Kim,
you clever lady... love love the Frappe card and the background is super cute.... I love it.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! The bed of roses die is amazing! Love it!

Lisa said...

I'm not sure that I have words to describe your cards. Gorgeous. Stunning. FANTASTIC! They really really are. Can you explain to my wallet why I'm making it cry? :)

Renee M said...

Great cards! I'm especially liking the coffee set :)

Amy McCue said...

Your first card is truly totally fabulous!! It is soft and lovely. The pink so beautiful. The flowers,so lovely.

Barbara said...

Absolutely fabulous and I love the sparkle you have added. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Vasel said...

That embossing is fabulous.

Gwen said...

Totally fabulous cards! :)

Ann K said...

Love the new word dies - fabulous!!!

cindybearj said...

Fabulous cards. I love the softness of the vellum and the wood paper dipped in gold...genius! Love the coffee one also,though I would rather drink hot chocolate!

3kidmama said...

Such pretty cards! Love the gold!

sally said...

I love the bed of roses die, and especially how you cut it from vellum. Love the shading on the card.

Ashley Wells said...

I cannot choose between these two if I had to ;)
LOVE the rose gold and all the accents, it totally adds so much interest to the cards!
I must get these stamps and dies!

launi bussard said...

I love how You have put all the elements together. Great composition

mimi said...

Gorgeous cards, I love your color choices!!!

sharon said...

So soft and romantic. I would love to venti with you. :)

donna mikasa said...

Totally fabulous cards! The pink and gold is so pretty, and your coffee card is so yummy!

Ashwini Rao said...

Can't believe it!! Gold foil on wood paper!! Is that genius or what!!! Looks so so awesome on the flowery background!!! Must say that the cover plate die is to die for (no pun intended)!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE the colors, FAB!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are awesome!! love them and this new release:)

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are lovely

Love and Prayers,
KathleenR

j9 said...

Such pretty and feminine cards... TFS

béa said...

totally fabulous. love these cards

Donna said...

Love how you used the stamp for the background, very nice!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE both backgrounds ♥

deb lowd said...

I am in love with that bed of roses die - it's so intricate and dainty. Love the colors you chose on that card. The fabulous die is so nice! Love your cards and this new release!

Nandini said...

Loved the first card because I am totally in love with the Bed of Roses die and the card is so beautifully colored. Also love the gold dipped sentiment. The second card is my favorite. Love the colors and the pretty background.

Shirley said...

Love your cards, especially the first card...coloring awesome...the card says it all, it(the card) is totally fabulous.

Sandy Small said...

Great cards! The monochromatic one looks very dimensional with the watercoloring.

Zarah said...

The rose card is stunning and that coffee card cracks me up! TFS! :D

Kathy S said...

I love your coffee background - so creative. The embossed sentiment by 1/2 is cool too.

Leslie Brown said...

I've been wanting a coffee stamp set, finally nailed the one!

Marlou McAlees said...

Stunning! Cards :) x

V Hamen said...

That first card with the bed of roses die is just gorgeous . Absolutely my fave so far in this blog. Thanks.

brinkleyboy said...

I love using stamps to make my own patterned paper and yours works great with that cute coffee stamp like it was made just for it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely cards and love the new stamps and dies:)

~amy~ said...

Your first card is, well, totally fabulous...coral + gold = yes, please!

I ADORE your Oh Frappe card! How fun that we used the same sentiment but our cards are totally different...LOVE what you've done, I adore the monotone design.

Gloria L said...

Fab, as usual!

Pamela said...

Soft and Beautiful! What more can I say?

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards.

LesLee said...

OH my... pink and gold.. totally Fabulous... LOVE IT.. Thanks for sharing... your cards are size VENTI....

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful projects! Love it!

Maureen Morton said...

So love the soft colors with a punch of glimmer! Understated elegance - wow! Thanks for sharing this sweet inspiration and for this chance.

Bonita Brock said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love this pretty color combination!
Take Care!
Michele

Sue McRae said...

Love your pretty rose card and the elegant combination of pink and gold.

Anne said...

Your cards are so beautiful and I love how you have used these sets, wonderful inspiration! Thank you!

Julie Steed said...

What beautiful colors. Very soft and feminine.

Eveline said...

Totally fabulous cards.

Jeneric said...

Love your backgrounds!

lindagk23 said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Love the colors! Awesome release!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards and backgrounds. Love the coffee card.Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Very pretty cards!!

LC said...

Two beautiful cards that will certainly be cherished by whoever is lucky enough to receive them! I love your soft color palette. Very elegant!

Donna Cala said...

I love the soft coral color you have used. The Bed of Roses is my favorite product of the release. GORGEOUS!

Debra said...

Love how you used the products, the design and colors are fantastic!

Rachel B. said...

Great cards with beautiful colors!

Lagene said...

AWESOME CARDS! Awesome release! I love the popped letters on Totally!

Judy Bickel said...

Fabulous cards. I love the dimensions and just love the background design from the oh frappe set.

Lanae said...

Who can resist pink and gold?!

N Patricia Castillo said...

These are lovely! Great job!

Christy said...

Your cards are so beautiful! the coffee card is super cute and I love the background you created with the two stamps.

Yolanda Garrido said...

I really loveeeeeeeeee the coffee card!!! Your projects are so cute!

Zelda C said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the first one with vellum and the shading, beautiful!

Nikki C said...

Both of these are amazing cards love the coffee one !!!!

Deborah345 said...

Pale pink and the shimmer gold - beautiful. Coffee to venit - lol....cute.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh WOW! Both of these are delicious looking!

Jean McCurry said...

Really nice, thanks for sharing!

ScrapaDiddle said...

That cover plate is so wonderful and I love what you did with it! This is such a pretty card!

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