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All Inside Bear Halloween Scene

Good Tuesday morning.  Ellen Hutson released Julie’s All Inside Stamp Set and coordinating All Inside Die Set early in 2016 and they have become very popular.  In the summer of 2016 Bear Ware Stamp Set and Bear Ware Die Set  were released with a wonderful collection of images to coordinate with the All Inside bear.  Due to the popularity of the Bear Ware accessory images Julie created a new coordinating accessory set of Halloween and Christmas images- Bear Ware 2 Stamp Set and Bear Ware 2 Die Set.  I have to admit that these are my favorite images.  Since I hate spooky and gory Halloween stuff I especially love the fun and innocent images in the set.  I will have to play with the Christmas images very soon. I wonder what Julie will come up with next for this precious bear? The frames were made using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Rectangles.  The leaves were made using the Impression Obsession Oak Leaves and Rake set.

KC Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2 1 right

I started by securing the cardstock and stamps in my MISTI, applied ink and stamped them all at once.  Using my MISTI also allowed me to stamp the images a second time to get  good crisp images.  I heat set the images before coloring.

bear ware misti

I don’t often color with my Copic markers since I am so challenge with them but I figured I couldn’t go too wrong for these fun cartoony images. Once they were all cut out with the coordinating dies I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens- Amethyst, Harvest Moon and Emerald Green to add sparkle to the mask, leaves, hat trim and pumpkin.  Sadly all that sparkle doesn’t show well in the photos.  I love the different theme colored Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen sets

KC Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2 1 center

The front frame was attached to the green layer using thin strips of mounting tape. They were both attached to the back scalloped layer with double stick tape and then they were attached to the card base using double stick tape.

I assembled all the pieces to create my scene.  The mask, hat and Jack-o-Lantern were attached to the bear using glue dots.  The Boo bag was attached using a small piece of mounting tape. The bear was attached to the card base using mounting tape. The leaves were attached to the tree using glossy accents and then the tree was attached to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  The broom and cat were attached with mounting tape.  I finished by applying a few leaves falling from the tree and to the frame.

KC Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2 1 left

I certainly wouldn’t be scared if this guy came to my door Trick-or-treating because he looks so cute with his witch costume and little kitty friend. 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Courage Hop for Hope

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Good Sunday morning.  Last spring Ellen Hutson released the Courage Stamp and Die Set to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  As a surprise for Ellen and Julie the design team and several friends are kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our Hop For Hope.  This is a beautiful stamp and coordinating die set to have in your collection and $25 from the sale of each set will be donated to the BCRF.  I know you will enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects created with this set and you will find the complete blog hop roster at the end of my post.  You can find more information about our hop at The CLASSroom.   You should have arrived here from Kelly's blog.

BCRF Courage

BCRF Courage 2

I secured the cardstock in my MISTI and used the multiple layering stamps to create my flowers. I used my snips to hand cut the flowers instead of using the coordinating dies.  I gently bent and formed them with my fingers to add a little bit of dimension.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 right

I placed the white card base in my MISTI and stamped the foliage images to create a base for my flowers and stamped the sentiment below the foliage arrangement.  I attached the foliage card base to the green layer using thin strips of mounting tape and then attached to the white card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  I love the interest the popped up layers add to the clean and simple card.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 center

The flowers were attached over top of the foliage with glossy accents.  I added the tiny touches of black and green using some of the smaller images in the set for the finish.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 left

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you enjoy going along the hop path.  We all enjoyed making our projects for this important event to raise breast cancer awareness. Your next stop will be LauraJane's post.

Hop Roster

The Classroom

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Carissa Wiley

Carly Tee Minner

Carolyn Peeler

Donna Mikasa

Heather Campbell

Heather Meeson

Jennifer McGuire

Kelly Alvarez

Kittie Caracciolo

LauraJane Head

Laurel Beard

Lisa Adametz

Nichol Spohr

Sandy Allnock

Taniesa Vlasak

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Clean and Simple Poppy Fields

Good Saturday morning.  I still had the Altenew Poppy Fields set on my desk from playing with it for the release blog hop last week and decided to try my hand at coloring the Poppies.  I was very inspired by Kara Vrabel’s brightly colored red Poppies done with Copic markers and wanted to take a stab with them as well.  I only have two red Copic markers and both were a lot darker than what Kara used.  On top of that I am totally Copic coloring challenged so I just did my best.  I think the flowers are way too dark but I do like how they pop against the all white framed background.  I wish I could improve my Copic coloring skills but I never seem to take enough time to practice. 

 

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 right (2)

I secured the cardstock and stamps in my MISTI used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the flowers.  I stamped each flower to get a really good dark image and then set the ink with my heat gun.  I colored the flowers with the lighter red marker and colored outside the lines of the images so there would not be any white outline when I die cut them.  I secured the dies in place with small pieces of Eclipse tape and ran them through my Big Shot. 

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 center

I stamped the sentiment on the card base and framed it using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and a Nestabilities Matting Basics.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  And don’t look too close at how crooked that frame is attached.  I love using frames but getting them lined up straight is definitely my Achilles heel.  LOL!  II gently bent and formed the flowers using my fingers and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 2. left

You should check out the United We Flourish page on Ellen Hutson with video tutorials and step by steps on how to use this fun multi step Poppy Fields set.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying your day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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United We Flourish Stamp & Die Combo, Poppy Fields by Altenew

Poppy fields uwf

Good Sunday morning and welcome to the Untied We Flourish blog hop celebrating the release of the Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die Combo made exclusively for Ellen Hutson.  To celebrate two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.  You should have arrived here from Therese Calvird’s blog and your next stop will be Kymona Tracey’s blog.   If you have started somewhere in the middle of our hop you can check out the Altenew Card Blog and The CLASSroom for the starting point.

Poppy fields 2

My project with this set is a little different from the norm.  Instead of coloring my flowers I stamped them with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I wanted to create a clean and simple gold and white card and add some dimension by using more than one flower.  I love using gold embossing on white cardstock but then I always want to kick myself when I start taking my photos.  It is almost always hard for me to get good pictures that show off how pretty the embossing is.

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 right
First I want to say how much I appreciate how close the die is to the outline of the stamped image.  It was very easy to line it up to secure in place for cutting and it leaves very little white space all around the image.  I used a couple small pieces of Eclipse tape to secure the die.  I really like using this tape as it is a little easier to remove from the cardstock and die after it has been run through my Big Shot than the painter’s tape.

Poppy fields 4

I started by securing cardstock and stamp into my MISTI.  I applied versa to the stamp, stamped the image and repeated applying versa and stamping a second time.  I wanted to be sure I had good coverage since it is so hard to see versa on white cardstock.  That is definitely the beauty to using my MISTI. I stamped four flowers, several stems and the sentiment, applied super fine gold embossing powder and heated with my heat gun.  The flowers were cut out using the matching die and the stems were hand cut using my small scissors.

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 center

The sentiment base was attached to the gold layer using thin strips of mounting tape.  I used another layer of mounting tape strips to attached the gold layer to the card base.  I like the dimension the double layering adds to the simple card.  I formed the outer edges of the two tallest flowers in the arrangement and attached them to the card base using glossy accents. The center flower was attached over top of the first two with glossy accents.  I cut the fourth flower in half and used the two pieces on the outer lower edges of the arrangement.  The gold stems were tucked in under the flowers and attached with glossy accents.  I used a multi loop bow for the finishing touch.  Check out my multi loop bow video tutorial if you would like to see how I make my bows. 

KC Altenew Poppy Fields Stamp and Die 1 left

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the beautiful projects made for this blog hop.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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My Irma Vacation and Essentials By Ellen Concertina Tag

Good Friday morning!  It has been quite a while since my last post.  I attended my nephews wedding  in Maryland over the Labor Day holiday weekend and came home just in time for Hurricane Irma’s visit to Florida.  I won’t go into all the ugly details of my “Irma vacation” but we endured the Florida 90 degree temps and high humidity for ten days with no power at our house.  I have no real complaints because we remained safe during the storm and we were truly blessed with no damage to our home.  I believe in guardian angels and I know they were watching over us.  In the big scheme of things it was just a minor inconvenience compared to the devastation and destruction endured by others during all the storms. 

While I was out of commission I missed being able to post my project for the new Essentials by Ellen September release.  You will definitely want to check out this release if you haven’t seen it already.  My project  was made using the Concertina Tag Dies paired with several fun images from the other new sets.

Kittie Concertina Tag

I started by cutting a white tag for the base.  I then cut a red tag and cut it into two sections for layering.  I cut the top portion of the red layer using the bottom of the cutting die to create  matching decorative layers for all three tag sections.  I attached the top portion to the white using ATG adhesive. Next I trimmed off enough of the bottom section to leave a strip of white space all the way across the three tag sections and attached it to the base using ATG adhesive and offsetting it a tad bit to allow the white bottom border show. I cut all the sentiment letters in green and the Peeking out again in white so I could create a shadow.  The words Joy, Merry and No Peeking were attached to the tag base using Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue.  I attached the large circles and star whole covers over the circular opening at the top of each tag.

KC Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tag Dies front

Next I secured all the small images in my MISTI and stamped them multiple times using black versafine and then heat set.  I used markers to color the images and cut them out.  I applied Liquid Applique to the Santa hat, heat set and attached it to the O using glossy accents. I attached the candy canes to the back of the gingerbread boys and attached them to the tag base using glossy accents.  I created a dimensional Christmas tree with several layers of tree and applied tiny red ornaments using red stickles.  I cut a tiny star from Julie’s Home and Hearth set to use on top of the tree and an additional star as an additional embellishment for the merry tag section.  I attached tiny holly and berries to the N and O on the third tag using glossy accents.  I finished by applying red stickles to the berries, gingerbread boy arms and legs and the red stripes on the candy canes to add sparkle.  So sad that it doesn’t show well in the photos.

KC Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tag Dies center view

You can see all the sets displayed together on this page as well as videos by Julie and Brandi discussing their new release sets.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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