Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.Happy hoppin’!
I am SO excited to be sharing some of the beautiful new Essentials by Ellen products being released for the holiday season! Its been tough waiting to share these cards for over two weeks!
First up is Fat Pants designed by the fabulous Julie Ebersole. Fat Pants stamp set also has a set of coordinating dies! Which, was fantastic news, as the inspiration for my card needed those dies! When I saw Fat Pants, I immediately thought of Christmas cards from the 40's and 50's. Check out how I made this card fill my vision.
Knowing that the Fat Pants Designer Dies cut slightly larger than the stamped image, I knew I could make a cool background by masking! I cut the ornament images from Masking Paper. Then I placed them on my card stock base. Candied Apple Distress Marker was colored on an acrylic block and I used a water brush to pick up the color and start creating a completely washed background. I love how the Candied Apple turns pink when watered down! Oh, and the masks won't work perfectly, but I love the vintage shabby look it created.
After removing the masks, I stamped the ornaments inside the white openings, going with a color palette straight from the 40's. The images obviously fit perfectly. I will be using this idea often!
Once the background dried, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with black powder. I added stamped stars in the background with black ink. Marker lines were drawn from the ornament tops to the top of the card. And I finished things off with a few clear sequins.
For my second card, I used Designer Dies Bird Shapes, once again by Julie Ebersole. There are two bird shapes in this set of dies, and I chose to use the larger of the two. I love the look of a dove. When I saw the stamp set, Season to Sparkle, I knew they would be perfect together!
I die cut the bird twice, once from white card stock and once from gold paper. I layered them together, slightly off center. On the white bird, I stamped a small snowflake from Season to Sparkle.
On the card stock base, a larger snowflake, also from Season to Sparkle was stamped repeatedly, to tie in with the snowflake on the bird. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with gold powder. A beautiful Christmas card for sure. One that would be easy to mass produce!
Time to head to Julie Ebersole's blog, but don't forget the giveaway!!
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 $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post by !There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by!
ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on ! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!
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