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Essentials By Ellen Mermaid’s Tail

Good Friday morning. My project today was using the newly released Essentials by Ellen Mermaid’s Tail Stamp Set , Mermaid's Tail Die Set and the grasses from the Otter Ware set.

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I started by applying Broken China ink to the background  and the frame using a wet baby wipe. I like the look the baby wipe gives.  I stamped the underwater foliage using Peeled Paint ink.  I heat set both the background and frame., applied Cosmic glitter glue with my finger to totally cover both and sprinkled with clear glitter glue.  Next I stamped the mermaid image on the die cut and then lightly washed with a water pen. I heat set the ink, applied glue and sprinkled with glitter. The small shells were colored using a bit of Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey to create a coral appearance.  I applied glue and glitter to them top make them sparkle like the whole image.The sentiment was stamped on vellum and embossed with gold embossing powder.

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I began assembling the card by attaching the blue background layer to the card base using ATG adhesive. I attached strip of mounting tape to the back of the frame, attached the sentiment strip to the mounting tape and then attached the whole thing to the card base.  I tucked the Mermaid’s Tail under the frame and attached with mounting tape.  The tiny shells were attached with rolled up glue dots..  I finished by adding a few sparkling clear sequins.

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The sentiments in this set are so cut and match perfectly with the whimsical Mermaid’s Tail. I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.

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Hinged Alphabet Baby Card

Good Friday morning.  Have you seen the new Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet Set and Hinged Numbers Set?  Were you dying to get the sets only to see them sell so fast they were out of stock in the blink of the eye.  They are back on the shelves now so if you want to get them you’d better move fast and hop on over to Ellen’s.  I linked the Hinged Numbers Set and the Hinged Thanks Set below in case you want to check them out. My project today is a sweet baby card made using the new Hinged Alphabet Set, Impression Obsession Cutie Pies Stamp Set, Cutie Pies Die Set and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax.  The cute blue heart designer paper is from the Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In the Meadow 6 x 6 paper pack.

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I started by stamping the three animal images on the designer paper using black versafine and embossing with clear embossing powder. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the animals and then trimmed them a little with my snips to get remove the thin border. I cut two sections of the scalloped rectangle.  I attached a piece of the designer paper to the card base using ATG adhesive.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to use to create the hinged baby layer and set the B and A in place.

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I applied a piece of Post-It adhesive paper over the letters to secure and ran the layer through my Big Shot.

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I set the B and Y in place, secured the letters with the adhesive paper and ran the layer through my Big Shot.

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I cut two rectangle layers because a single section  isn’t wide enough to fit all the way across the card base. I knew that wouldn’t matter because I would cover up the section of the card where the two pieces met with the hinged baby layer.  I cut the two sections to fit and attached them to the card base with ATG adhesive. 

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Next I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the hinged baby layer and attached it in place on the card base.  I finished by applying mounting tape to the back of the three animals and attached them to the scalloped layer. These little cutie pies images are so precious and perfect for a baby card.

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Watercolored Mondo Hydrangea

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was inspired by yesterday’s CLASSroom post showing projects using bright colors with black and white.  I love Julie’s Mondo Hydrangea Stamp Set and the coordinating Mondo Hydrangea Die Set and paired them with a white sentiment layer cut using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges.  I don’t watercolor nearly as often as I used to and I was excited to pull out my Distress reinkers and give it a whirl.  I thought the hydrangea colored in bright pink and bright green foliage would be so pretty against the black polka dot paper.  I didn’t want to use black for the stamped image so I turned to gold embossed lines.  I think it is so pretty.  My pictures just don’t do it justice.

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I applied embossing magic to hot pressed watercolor paper, set the paper and stamp in my MISTI and stamped the images with versa.  I applied gold super fine embossing powder and heated with my heat gun.  Next I used a fairly large round brush to apply water over the hydrangea image and then applied a light layer of Spun Sugar reinker.  I applied the ink outside of the flower lines so when I die cut it there wouldn’t be a while outline as I don’t like that very much. While the flower was still wet I dipped my brush in full strength Worn Lipstick reinker and dabbed around the wet outer center of the flowers.  Next I applied full strength Scattered Straw ink to the center of each blossom and allowed the ink to spread a little out of the line to highlight. I repeated the same technique for my leaves using Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint reinkers.  I secured the dies in place over the images with painter’s tape and ran through my Big Shot.

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I applied the polka dot paper to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped on the white scalloped layer and embossed with gold powder. I applied ATG adhesive across the straight edge of the white layer and thin strips of mounting tape along the scalloped border and attached to the card base.  The hydrangea and leaves were attached to the card base with mounting tape. 

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet

Good Friday morning.  There has been lots of buzz about the newly released Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet Set and Hinged Numbers Set at Ellen Hutson. My project today is a simple little beach scene made highlighting the Hinged Alphabet Set and paired with the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware Stamp Set and Bear Ware Die Set

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I started by lining up the letters to create my Sun Fun hinged border. Since I was repeating the “u” and “n” I needed to run the border through my Big Shot twice.  I lined the letters up on the cardstock making sure I had the hinged side of the letters positioned correctly and secured them in place using pieces of Post-It adhesive roll.  I mentioned the hinge placement because the first time I placed my letters for the word sun I had the “n” backwards and it opened from the right instead of the left.  I took a quick picture to show the first three die cut letters on the border and how I secured the second three in place.

Sun Fun

I placed the Bear Ware images in my MISTI, applied black versafine ink and stamped then on white cardstock. I embossed the images using superfine clear embossing powder to give a little extra dimension to the lines and cut them out. I colored the images using Copic markers, applied versa and embossed them all again with clear embossing powder. 

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I applied the sand for the scene all the way across the paper using Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator.  Next I used an ink blending tool to apply the water and sky using Tumbled Glass ink.  I used a small piece of mounting tape to attached the top of the beach umbrella to the scene.  I cut off the pole from the umbrella, tucked it under the umbrella and attached it in place with a couple dots of glossy accents.  I wanted to add a touch of sea foam to the water’s edge so I applied white embossing paste by by lightly tapping it on with my finger.  I put touches of the paste over the bottom of the pole to make it appear like the surf was washing up over it.  I added a touch of sparkle by sprinkling clear glitter on the paste while it was still wet.  It’s hard to see the sparkle in the photos.

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the Sun Fun border and attached it to the top of the scene.  I applied two thin strips of aqua cardstock to the top and bottom of the border to dress it up a little more.  I attached the bucket, shovel and beach ball to the scene base with mounting tape and glue dots.  I used a green marker to sketch in a few little patches of sea grass to finish.  I’d like to be on that beach today instead of being at work.  

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Happy Mother’s Day

Good Sunday morning and Happy Mother’s Day!  I especially remember my mother today with love and appreciation.  She has been gone for many years but never gone from my heart.

My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Jasmine, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and the sentiment from Essentials by Ellen Amazing Women.

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I started by adding color to the flower centers and the tips of the stamen using scattered straw ink and a mini applicator.  I wasn’t happy with the darker shade of yellow so I lightly added a touch of squeezed lemonade ink to brighten. I formed the stamen by rolling it around the tip of my tweezers and applied glossy accents to the outer edge to secure closed and removed it from the tip. I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the bottom of each stamen, secured them in place in the flower centers and set them aside to dry. I applied crushed olive ink to the leaves and stems to add more depth of color.  I heat set the ink with my heat gun and then added vein lines using the leaf tool and pad. 

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I cut the scalloped border on the card base and then inserted it in my MISTI, set my sentiment stamp in place, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  As it turned out I didn’t get full coverage of my sentiment so I inked up the stamp again and stamped it again.  I can’t tell you how much paper I have lost in the past by not getting a good stamped image the first time.  I love my MISTI.  I applied crushed olive ink to the border of the green layer so it would match the green of the leaves.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment base and attached the green border.  I applied mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.

The leaf sections were cut apart, arranged and attached in place using glossy accents.  The flowers were attached to the leaves using glossy accents.  I wanted the simple white background to allow all the focus to be on the floral arrangement and sentiment.  I love how elegant the flowers and leaves are.

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Ellen Hutson is holding a special Mother’s Day sale. 

  • Coupon code – momsday17
  • The sale ends on  5/16/17 11:59pm PDT
  • 20% off every in-stock item
  • Cannot combine coupon codes and does not apply to previous purchases.

Please Note:  The BCRF Fundraiser Courage stamp and die set will not be discounted.  $25 from each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Any sales of the set by the end of today will help qualify for a match by the BCRF corporate sponsors. 

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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