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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Elise Smith said...

I love the rose card! The gold really pops off the soft, coral background. Beautiful!

jeanietootoo said...

Fabulous ideas.....the colors are perfect!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Two fabulous cards!! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Both of your cards have gorgeous color schemes! I love how you used the new rose cutting plate. Coffee is always great IRL or on a card!

Eileen M said...

OOOH, the rose card is so pretty, coffee card is yummy!

Vicki said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the detail. The rose one is my favorite. So pretty with the added touch of the gold.

Debbie Br said...

Two fabulous cards! Such a great release!

Melissa Friedrich said...

LOVE the bed of roses card, so soft and pretty with the gold detail. Beautiful coffee card, love your color combo and layout!

Paulette S said...

Love the bed or roses card, Kimberly! I may have to have the coffee set too! LOL. Craftqueen417 at yahoo
Http://paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

scrappergirl56 said...

What fun cards...love the coffee card...yep, if you've got the coffee pot on, I'll be right over...hope you have some good creamers...LOL.

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Kimberly ~ I fell completely in love with your cards!! The way you "dipped" the word fabulous in gold is genius and simply amazing. The pop-up sentiment adds such a nice element too. The coffee card is just plain fun.....I love to play around with circles like this too. Thanks for sharing.
#sharehandmadekindness

Dara Lynn said...

Gorgeous cards Kim!!! Gotta love the OH Frappe stamp set!!!! What a fantastic way to create a perfect pattern paper for the Venti! :) Julie's designs certainly are playful, whimsical and gorgeous! PS Love the idea for the word die ..using the wood paper :) Fabulous :)

Lueyes said...

Beautiful cards!

vinita jain said...

Pink and glam of gold, just fabulous! Love the coffee one too!

Oliev said...

Awesome cards!

Thalia said...

Beautiful and fun! I love the rose background.

Betty Keefe said...

love how you dry embossed with the cover plate - fabulous!!

jandbspiegel said...

Both of your cards are very pretty. I like to hint on pink on the edges of the first.

Laurie B. said...

the pink card is so pretty! thanks for sharing

Jennifer said...

Love your cards! Great colors, absolutely love this release!

cewalt said...

What a unique idea. Wood paper with gold foil. Loved it.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great tone on tone on the first and the wonderful multiple stamping on the last!

Lori said...

Very cute... thanks for sharing!

Michelle Daigle said...

Great cards and a great release! Once again.....awesome job!

Janet Mack said...

The coffee card is so fun. Even with the monotone colors its still looks colorful.

Denise Gutshall said...

Fabulous cards! Love the color combinations and the gold! Wowzer cards!

Lydine Arriola said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards! Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

sweetcheeks said...

Really nice cards. Love the gold

Marianne said...

Oh my, these cards are gorgeous. love the soft look of the vellum and your stamped coffee background looks awesome. I have to confess, though that the sentiment puzzles me...

Rubina Pantoja said...

Beautiful! I can't decided if I like the coffee or roses card the most - they are both amazing.

Ciacchina said...

gorgeous cards!

Pam said...

Such "soft" looking cards. Beautiful.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

I agree with you that this release is totally fabulous. I love how yu created the background on your second card!

Maureen said...

These are both totally fabulous!!

mtscrapgal said...

You gave us the best of both worlds--elegant and punny. The first card has vellum, totally awesome dies and gold too. Wow. Love the background patterned paper you created. Thanks

APS DoRight said...

Love these cards--that bed of roses dies is so elegant! and your coffee card...with coffee color sequins--perfect gal pal card!

AZ Lyn said...

The first card is absolutely gorgeous!

Marcia said...

Beautiful cards!love the soft colors you used.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - WONDERFUL cards Kimberly!!!
Your roses are ABSOLUTELY, TOTALLY FABULOUS, a GORGEOUS design, LOVE IT ALL!!!
Your coffee card is FUN too, a COOL, CLEVER sentiment with great repeat stamping & colouring on your background :)
THANK YOU for sharing!!!

halomom said...

Oh, that bed of roses die is lovely and soft when done in vellum. Great card!

Kathy Mc said...

Totally Fabulous looks just gorgeous in the gold with your ink blended background under the Bed of Roses die cover plate. And you foiled the bottom of fabulous??? What a fun hop and awesome release.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Your pink and gold card is ever so chic! Love the look.

cathy said...

I really love your brown palette tones you used on the coffee card! I would have been too afraid of it coming off too dark to even try the idea but you pulled it off beautifully. I also found the circles and heart background to be totally adorable! Wonderful cards!,

Debbie said...

Your rose die cut card is so inspiring. Love how you used velum. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the coverplate in vellum and the gold dipped die cut sentiment, so gorgeous! And what a great pattern you created for the background on the second card.

Virginia Polson said...

Mixing the shimmer with the rose color is so pretty

BunnyD said...

I'm totally in love with your coffee card! I think the background on it turned out great! The gold is quite striking on your first card. Great job!

Mari Nyx said...

This release is fabulous and what you have done with it is nothing short of truly exceptional! Your cards are creative and inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

BarbaraB said...

Your Totally Fabulous card is beautiful. I really like the pink and gold combination.

Ruby N said...

I love BOTH cards!!!!

Deb said...

I really like your Totally Fabulous card! Almost makes me want to get a die-cut machine. The coffee card is perfect for every day! Thank you for sharing!

SHartl said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous and I love that gold die cut!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the gold aparkle/shine w/ wonderful soft colored embossed background. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Just AMAZING!! I LOVE the Designs and the New Release!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Amanda said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, but that first one just blows me away! I love the way you inked your diecut panel and the gold dipped wood paper word is stunning!

Loly Borda said...

Your pink and gold card is awesome! TFS

Alaska .Kris said...

These are both totally fabulous and love the way that "totally" stands up!

Karenladd said...

Elegant and gorgeous! I love the gold letters and banner!

Kialaya said...

Pink and gold look so glamorous. Love the card.

Pam B said...

So soft & pretty!

Barb D said...

Love the coffee card, so cute! And I agree, sequins are an awesome addition to most cards! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene Christian said...

What a great way to use the roses as a background.

bonami2b said...

Oh frappe is on my wish list. Love the sentiment, beautiful card

bonami2b said...

Oh frappe is on my wish list. Love the sentiment, beautiful card

Gabbylou@live.com said...

You flowered background totally awesome card is lovely and your own designer paper background you made for your coffee card was genius. Very talented!! Gabbylou@live.com

Marianne B in AZ said...

Both of your cards are TOTALLY FABULOUS! The Bed of Roses cut from the vellum,on top of the inked card stock is gorgeous!

Melynn said...

The coffee cards made me laugh-just so clever. I also love, love, love the way you used the vellum on the roses die cut. Just soft and beautiful.

BeckyR71 said...

I love the cards you made. That rose background die is amazing.

Unknown said...

Both of your backgrounds are beautiful!!

Donna said...

Love how you used the die and the gold. Great idea and beautiful card.

Julie Wright said...

I just can't get over all the different looks from the same products. Yours are amazing.

Jennifer L. said...

Love the Totally Fabulous sentiment in gold!

Stir Your Creativity said...

I loved the subtle colors of the card. Beautiful cards

Verda said...

Very pretty cards and I love how you used the new background die.

maria f. said...

Delicate pink and gold. Doesn't get much better than that. But yep, it does. What a great design to use that stamp for a repeat BG. And super soft pink and brown... so comfy and cozy. Lovely projects.

Linda M said...

Beautiful cards. Love the soft colors!

Jan Martin said...

I love how delicate the first card is! So beautiful. But..I also love the coffee card as I can relate!

Becca Whitham said...

Love the background on the first card, but the second one made me laugh...especially since I was sipping my morning coffee while reading it. LOL!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love the soft look of your first card. Neat idea on how to do the background! And the coffee card is perfect. The background looks like plates with a heart in the middle of each.
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

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