Thursday, November 8, 2018

3 ways to use pattern dies

I'm over on the Ellen Hutson blog today with a super quick video on 3 ways I'm using the new Essentials by Ellen pattern dies and having a blast doing it!
Come on over!

Hugs!
Carly

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

mittens card with new essentials by ellen

The new Pop Up Mittens die set from Essentials by Ellen is full of such adorable winter shapes! I have to admit that I haven't even used the pop-up mechanism yet because I have been having so much fun playing with the snowflakes & mittens!
For this card, I die cut the mittens from felt and made layered snowflake embellishments by adhering 3 snowflake die cuts together & coating with Glossy Accents.
I added little hearts to the mittens because...
  • I have a pair of mittens that look just like that.
  • I'm addicted to Nuvo Glimmer Paste and I needed to add glitter somewhere, haha!
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!
Carly

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Monday, November 5, 2018

stamping with large background stamps

The Stamp Market has some gorgeous background stamp designs but if you are like me, sometimes stamping with large background stamps can be a little tricky. Here are the tips I've found for making stamping with large background stamps a breeze!
  1. Clean the stamp first. This is probably always a good idea but I find it is really more important with large designs. I think it helps "prime" the stamp.
  2. Use a stamp positioner tool like the MISTI. I'm a bit of a "bad" stamper so I actually find the MISTI tool a full-time necessity but using it with the large stamps will let you add more ink to any spots you might miss with the first impression.
  3. Use a larger piece of cardstock. I like to use a piece of cardstock that fills my MISTI so it won't shift if I need to repeat stamp. Using a smaller piece of cardstock doesn't work as well because it is hard to anchor when the stamp needs to cover the whole surface. Does that make sense, LOL! (Also I only have the full-size MISTI to work with.) 
Now let's talk about how stunning this new Jumbo Plaid Background! This stamp is part of the November release from The Stamp Market and it is going to be getting a lot of use in my craft room! These cards were so fun & easy to put together!
I layered 3 die cut words and added a coat of Glossy Accents to create an embellishment.
I did a little masking to combine the die cut words with the stamped sentiments from the fantastic Beyond Grateful set.
And I used Copic markers to color white rhinestones to match perfectly!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Carly

Sunday, November 4, 2018

new essentials by ellen november release

Happy Sunday and happy release day at the Ellen Hutson shop! This snowy new release by my talented friend Julie Ebersole, is so darn fun!
I have been having so much fun playing with these stamps and dies that I didn't know what to share today! I settled on a simple but glittery shaker because I'm guessing you have a lot of blogs to peek at today...the EH team is really making some amazing stuff!

A few quick notes about my card...

  • I'm obsessed with Nuvo Glimmer Paste at the moment so I made my own glitter paper by inking cardstock with Tide Pool ink and then applying Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the top.
  • I created the snowflake embellishment by adhering 3 white cardstock snowflakes together and coating the top with Glossy Accents.
  • I used a stripe of glassine down the middle of the card front to "ground" the snowflake.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have fun checking out the release!
Carly

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Friday, October 26, 2018

glittered candy card & a holiday stamp sale

Don't you think Fridays deserve a little extra sparkle? I love glitter so much that I couldn't resist glittering the whole background on this gingerbread card!

To create this card...

Look how sparkly it turned out!

And if glitter wasn't enough to make Friday sparkly, you can pick up this set and more on sale at Ellen Hutson LLC today!
Hope you have a wonderful Friday! Hugs!!!
Carly

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