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Essentials by Ellen February 2017 Release Hop

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Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today!

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. To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  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!

You should have arrived here from Heather Campbell's blog and your next stop along the hop is Darlene DeVries' blog.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Happy hoppin’!

My projects today were made using the Oh Deer Stamps and Oh Deer Die Set and the Otter Ware Stamps and Otter Ware Die Set.

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Julie’s deer images in the Oh Deer sets are so precious and I thought they would be perfect paired with the heart wreath and flower images from the Otter Ware sets.  I placed hot pressed watercolor paper in my MISTI and stamped the deer with gathered twigs ink and then used my waterbrush to pull some of the brown out to the body of the deer. I heat dried the image and then stamped the deer again to reinforce the body lines.  I love my MISTI!!  After they dried I used a mini applicator to add just a little more brown on their backs and ears.  I cut the deer out using the dies and then trimmed a little of the edges off with my scissors. I used my MISTI to line up my wreath stamp and used crushed olive ink to stamp the image. I once again used my waterbrush to pull the green out to fill in the wreath, allowed to dry and then stamped again to darken the wreath foliage image.

KC Essentials By Ellen Oh Deer 1 right

I carried the heart theme to the card base using Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In The Meadow.  I think the tiny heart pattern is so sweet. I had lots of color choices in the paper pack but really loved the green to represent a forest background for the deer.  I attached a double matted frame to the card base using mounting tape.  I attached both the deer to the card base with mounting tape.  I layered the heart wreath over an all white wreath to make it stand out a bit more in front of the green background  then secured it in place with  mounting tape.  I was going to leave the wreath plain but decided to add the three tiny red flowers to add a touch of color.  I carried the red over to the tag for the finish.   

KC Essentials By Ellen Oh Deer 1 center

I really love Julie’s wreath image and couldn’t resist creating a clean and simple project that made it the main focal point.  I repeated the same steps as above to stamp and color the wreath using my MISTI, markers and waterbrush. I stamped a few extra pieces of foliage, colored and cut them out.  I trimmed the foliage pieces off a little and arranged them on the wreath and attached with glossy accents.  I cut three red flowers, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached then to the wreath with glossy accents.  I applied clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to add some sparkle and then set the tiny pearls in the center.

KC Essentials by Ellen Otter Ware 1 right

I cut and assembled the square frames to create a triple matted frame and attached to the card base using mounting tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the wreath and attached it to the card base.

KC Essentials by Ellen Otter Ware 1 left

I hope you are enjoying our blog hop and seeing all the wonderful new sets in the release.  You should have arrived here from Heather Campbell's blog and your next stop along the hop is Darlene DeVries' blog.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Oh Deer card is 5.50” x 4.25”

Wreath card is 4.50” square

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Framed Birdhouse

Good Sunday morning.  I have a bright and cheerful framed birdhouse card to share with you today made using the Poppystamps Massa Leaf Frame,  My Favorite Things Birdhouses, Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers.

KC My Favorite Things Birdhouses 1 left

The leaf frame has a very thin layer of cardstock around the opening so I attached a scalloped double matted frame with double stick tape to give it a more substantial appearance. I used the leaf frame as a template to draw pencil lines on the fancy scalloped layer to mark where I wanted to cut a square opening.  I used a square Nestabilities die to cut the opening and then applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the fancy layer and attached it to the card base.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the leafy frame and then attached it over the square cut opening.  Using layers of mounting tape between the main scalloped layer and leaf frame allowed more dimension so the little tree house scene  would appear set back in the framed opening.  Wow!  I hope that sentence made sense. I applied a few tiny glue dots to some of the larger foliage branches to hold them in place.  I formed the leaves lightly with my fingers to create a more natural look.

KC My Favorite Things Birdhouses 1 center

I assembled the birdhouse using tan woodgrain and red cardstock .  I cut a few extra small leaves and formed a few tiny flowers and attached them to the birdhouse using glossy accents.  I added a couple extra foliage branches inside the frame for the birdhouse to hang from.  I attached a small piece of twine to a branch with a glue dot and secured it to the base with a second glue dots.  I attached the birdhouse in place using mounting tape.  I formed a few tiny flowers and attached them to the branches with glossy accents.  The two tiny birds were attached with tiny squares of mounting tape.

KC My Favorite Things Birdhouses 1 right

I hope you are having a great weekend and I appreciate you coming by today.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Ornate Easter Greeting and Ellen Hutson Stamp Sale

Good Saturday morning.  I have a clean and simple Easter card to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Happy Easter sentiment paired with the Ornate Egg 1, Easter Egg Set, Border Duo 1, Leaves and Stems and Tiny Flowers.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 left

I cut the decorative border piece and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive along the top and mounting tape along the bottom. I wanted the border to be popped up a little to show off the eyelet design. I applied Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue to the back border edge of the decorative egg and attached it to the solid egg base.  I used the Crafter’s Pick as it dries perfectly clear. There are three sizes of eggs in the Easter Egg Set and the largest is a perfect fit for the ornate eggs. Although I only used one of the ornate eggs I linked both below for you to see.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 center

I tied the multi loop bow and attached it to the egg with glue dots. I tucked the stems and flowers in around the bow and attached them with glossy accents. I attached the egg to the card base with mounting tape.  I put a closer picture of the egg below.  It is so pretty with the foliage and flowers. I love the decorative design of the egg layer done in white against the purple background.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 close

I rolled up a strip of double stick tape, applied it to the back of the Happy Easter pieces and attached them to the card base.

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My mother-in-law is 90 years old and  lives in a nursing home in New Jersey.  She loves getting my cards and we send her little care packages every week with one or two. She will love getting this pretty card for Easter.

KC Impression Obsession Happy Easter 1 right

Do you have a long stamp wish list at Ellen Hutson’s. Hop on over and check out the 20% off stamp sale event. The sales ends tomorrow.

 

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Thanks for vising my blog today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Some Bunny Loves You” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Some Bunny Loves You” design team challenge. My project today was the Bunny Set, Bouquet, Butterfly Set and was framed using the Circle Shaker Frames.  The matting circles were made using the Nesting Circles.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 right

I started by cutting the circle frame and the two matting frames and attached them together using tiny strips of mounting tape. I applied double stick tape to the back lower portion of the frame and attached two full sections of the green bouquet stems.  I applied double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame and stems and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 center

I formed the different colored flowers from the set with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the stems using glossy accents. The bunnies were colored using mini applicators and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink. Each bunny was attached to the scene using mounting tape. I trimmed a portion off the back section of the bunny on the left to get him to fit inside the frame.  I attached the three butterflies in the scene with glossy accents for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 close

Here’s a closer view of those three precious bunnies.  I love making projects with them.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

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Flower and Lacy Background Layer

Good Tuesday morning.  My project today was made using the Waffle Flower Lacy Panel , Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set, Impression Obsession Branch and the tiny flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Sunflower set. . I love this new lacy die and wanted to show it off using my favorite spring time color combination of purple, green and white.  I chose to use only one single flower with a few leaves so I wouldn't cover up to much of the panel.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 3 left

Since the lacy die is so intricate I used my metal adapter plate when cutting the panel.  I also used a piece of waxed paper between the die and cardstock to keep the paper perfectly white.  Do you ever have issues with dies leaving dirty marks on your cardstock?  Waxed paper provides the perfect protection and also aides in the removal of the cardstock from some of the more intricate dies.  I applied strip of mounting tape to the back of the panel and attached it to the card base.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 3 center

I cut one large and two small flowers.  I placed each flower face down on my molding pad and formed the petals using the smaller round end of my stylus from the Garden Tool Kit.  I turned each flower face up and and pushed gently down in the center to pull the petals up.  I formed the small center circle piece of the flower to create a slight dome and attached it in the center of the flower with a small piece of mounting tape.  I used a tiny tipped stylus to form the tiny flowers from the sunflower set and attached them all around the center dome using glossy accents. I cut two sections of the branch die and cut the leaves apart and attached them to the card base with glossy accents.  I attached the flower in place place with glossy accents to finish.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 3 right

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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