Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop . . . I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies in my post today! First up, I'm using the awesome Stay Golden stamp set and coordinating Stay Golden dies (All bold products are linked below in the supply section):
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To create this card:
I absolutely adore pineapples and this set has some FABULOUS coordinating sentiments ... I couldn't pass up this pina colada one (since it's one of my favorite tropical drinks)! The pineapple stamps are offered in a 2-step type stamp for the largest pineapple (with separate greenery top), and two smaller one-piece solid pineapple stamps! You can either use the large pineapple two stamps together, or maybe just the criss-cross outline, if you want the option to hand color it with markers or pencils = great versatility!
To create the large pineapple "cup" I used #52 Bright Yellow Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker on the solid pineapple, lightly spritzed it with water, then stamped it onto watercolor paper. Once the base was dry, I used #61 Light Brown Zig to color the criss-cross pineapple the same way I did the base (spritz with water, then stamp). Once the pineapple was dry, I die cut it with its coordinating die, then took the middle pineapple die and used the side of the pineapple to cut the top off my stamped & die cut pineapple, to create the cup!
The green pineapple top was created with a base layer of Zig #41 Light Green and shaded with #40 Green by coloring directly on the stamp. I'll have some more detailed step-out photos of how to create this pineapple with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers this Friday over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom -- I hope you'll join me then!
The drink straw was created by just hand coloring a scrap piece of watercolor paper with #36 Light Blue Zig marker and giving it stripes with #31 Cobalt Blue. The vertical border of pineapples on the left side of the card base was made with the smallest solid pineapple, colored the same way with the Zig Clean Color markers -- I love the vibrancy of these watercolor markers!
The sentiments were stamped with Jet Black Archival ink and my Misti Stamping Tool.
The Misti is very helpful when stamping on textured watercolor paper. The bumpy surface sometimes takes multiple stampings to achieve a good solid coverage and the Misti is a lifesaver!
This unique die set includes two mirrored image 180-degree sunray dies. I used them both -- one on top and the other on bottom, to create a full 360-degree sunray image! The other unique thing about these dies is that the "rays" are cut all the way through your cardstock, but still connected at the top and bottom = genius!
I die cut the sunrays, cloud and Sunshine Words from white cardstock and then colored them with these Copic markers: Y13,19; YR02,12,14,09. The cloud was lightly colored along the bottom with Copic BG0000. The Hello sentiment from the Lovely stamp set was gold heat embossed.
To finish the card, I popped the sunray panel up over a layer of gorgeous gold glitter cardstock and finished with a sprinkling of 4, 6, and 8mm Clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
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 EllenHutson.com. To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, August 23.
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! <--To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23.
ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26. Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize.
You should have come to my blog via Kristie Goulet's blog on the hop. If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
Next on the hop is my sweet and talented friend -----> Broni Holcombe!
NEW ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN SUPPLIES: