Essentials By Ellen Holiday Release II Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! Today I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies from this release! You should be arriving from Carly Minner‘s blog.  To start at the beginning or if you get lost along the way please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Also, I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!

And now to the projects….


My first two cards use dies from the new Poinsettia and Pine die set. Both cards use the same technique of coloring microfine glitter with copic markers.


For this technique I applied Stick It adhesive sheets to some white cardstock and then die cut the pieces.  After they were cut I could remove the liner paper exposing the adhesive and then add the glitter.  After rubbing the glitter into the paper I could then add the color with the markers.  When doing this technique I am careful not to color with too much pressure, typically I do more of a stipple type coloring to be sure to keep the nibs of my markers from getting damaged.  The sentiment is stamped with gold Delicata ink and I added some gold splatters using Tarnished Brass Distress spray. I added some fossilzed amber distress ink behind the center of the flower.


This card uses the same technique and has some clear gems and peppermint twine for embellishment.


My final cards feature the new Tis The Season dies.  That’s right now you can die cut these fun images. One of my favorite things about dies is their ability to cut different surfaces so of course that is exactly what I did.  I stamped both images with archival ink.  The sweater was stamped on wool felt and the gingerbread man on cork.  I love that the dies cut each image out perfectly.  I added some hand stitching over the tree on the sweater and added a star gem for embellishment.

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223 thoughts on “Essentials By Ellen Holiday Release II Blog Hop”

  1. That glitter technique is wonderful and I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!
    These Essentials are really fabulous–and need I say, essential? So many wonderful designs! kReN

  2. Those last two cards are awesome. Love that you die cut them out of felt and colk. The texture is perfect. Also, smitten with those glittery diecuts on your first to cards. Very festive.

  3. Love your cards! I can't believe I can now cut the little sweater out of felt. Thanks so much for all the inspiration. Your first card is so beautiful – love the glittering technique.

  4. I adore your creations! The Peace on Earth card is so elegant & so is the Poinsettia & Pine card! Love your techniques! Also enjoyed the sweater & snap cards. So cute! TFS!

  5. Honestly Chari, I could not pick a favorite…truly! They are all adorable and I am a fan of CAS cards because it always amazes me how little it takes to inspire such a beautiful piece. Thank you sweetie and keep them coming!

  6. Ooh, I really like the copic colored glitter on your first card. I could see using that die as a sunflower for non-holiday cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I really can't decide which card I like better, they are all so gorgeous!! Somehow the first card reminds me of the magic flower in tangled. >< Really really love the glitter, it makes simple card designs look amazing!!

  8. The glittered and colored die cuts are wonderful and I love the texture of the wool and cork die cuts! I adore the hand stitching on the sweater and the star is a fabulous finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing!
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  9. Oh my gosh! That flower card is beautiful! I don't have a die cutting machine so I can't recreate it but it's beautiful to look at. I love all the colors on all your cards. I would love to have one of these sitting in my mailbox. I'll be out there looking! LOL

  10. Your cards are simply spectacular and you have sold me on the poinsettia day which I didn't have a passion for at all but your card, it is amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on it because by changing the colors you could have a card for all seasons and reasons!! Thank you so much! Many Blessings,

  11. Beautiful cards, Chari!! You've shown just how versatile these sets can be. Great Release! Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
    since Google can't remove this old Blogger profile, that has no blog since 2012!! It's uneditable and does me no good connecting people to a closed email address. I'm not Google impressed…

  12. Chari, your cards are gorgeous. Felt, cork, paper, glitter, embossing powder, Copic coloring and stamping in gold ~ all awesome results. TFS! bdlakebum at yahoo dot com


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