Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today! Read more below about the giveaway!
This card started with a watercolor background created with a mixture of Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in No. 50 Pale Aqua and No. 61 Cornflower Blue on Ranger Watercolor Paper, using a Black Velvet 8 watercolor brush. After the watercolor had dried, I stamped the flower with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.
The spa girl stamp images were inked with Distress Markers: Cracked Pistachio (towels), Antique Linen (skin), and Spun Sugar (lips), Frayed Burlap (eyes) and stamped onto watercolor paper. The mask and straw were inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, the cucumbers with Lucky Clover, and the glass with Tumbled Glass. After each of the images were stamped, I ran a watercolor brush over them, to spread the ink around the image. All the images were die cut with their coordinating Spa Day dies.
The glass was also die cut from Ellen's 40# Vellum and adhered over the cucumber and straw, to give it a realistic glass look. To finish the card, I die cut Mirror Mirror from Silver Foil cardstock and Vellum and layered them together. It was popped up with X-Press Foam Tape onto the background. Finally, the Spa Day sentiment was silver heat embossed and the leftover tiny circles that came out of the mirror die cut were adhered to the centers of the background flowers!
Spread the Sparkle stamp set and Sparkle die were originally free gifts with purchase back in November, to celebrate Ellen's 10th Anniversary, but are now available for sale!
I made a shaker with the Hinged Thanks die and filled it with Strawberry, Sea Breeze, and Clear sequins. The shaker letters are all still affixed to the die cut cardstock along the left sides (thus the "hinged" name!), creating fun peek-a-book "doors".
The shaker piece was backed with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster cardstock. I die cut the "thanks" letters again, from Be Creative sheet adhesive and glittered them with Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Warm Diamond glitter using the Burnished Velvet technique, then cut them out and adhered them over the shaker letters. Hopefully, you can see the pretty sparkle by clicking on the photo above for a larger view.
The sequin stamps from the Spread the Sparkle stamp set were stamped with Taylored Expressions Strawberry Milkshake, Salt Water Taffy, and Sprinkles inks. The "You make my world" sentiment, also from the Spread the Sparkle stamp set, was silver heat embossed. The coordinating Sparkle word was die cut from another sheet of Be Creative sheet adhesive and this time glittered with Royal Teal.
It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com. To enter, please leave a comment on THIS POST by Tuesday, February 28!
There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom blog! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!
ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!
Next on the hop is the fabulous illustrator of the Spa Day stamp and die sets I used above, Brandi Kincaid!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hoppin’!
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