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 Hutson.com 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.
Next head over and visit Carolyn Peeler. Happy hoppin’!