Thursday, October 20, 2016

colored glitter wreath

Today I want to share another card using the new Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday stamp & die sets and another way to achieve a colored glitter effect (you can check out my card with Copic colored glitter from earlier this week here).
To create this card, start by stamping the wreath and sentiment on to smooth watercolor cardstock.
Next watercolor the wreath. I used Distress inks, they are one of my favorite multi-tasking supplies.

While watercolor is drying, die cut the coordinating wreath die from double-sided adhesive. Remove one side of the liner paper from adhesive and place it over the watercolor wreath.
Remove the remaining liner paper and apply transparent glitter. Burnish glitter into adhesive with finger.
It's like a custom glitter overlay! Cool right?!
And look at that sparkle!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


P.S. My sweet hubby helped with capturing the sparkle on film...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

essentials by ellen holiday 2016 hop!

Yay, it's Essentials by Ellen release day! I'm so happy you're here! Welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! Today I have the honor of showing off some of the new release, Homespun Holidays stamp & die sets and the Leaping Deer die! First up, the Leaping Deer die by Julie Ebersole:

To create the card, I used the Leaping Deer as a window and behind it I placed some "stitched" gold foil. I love the simplicity of the deer image (Julie is a genius) with the richness of the gold foil.
Next I played with the adorable Homespun Holiday stamp & coordinating die set by Brandi Kincaid.

Brandi's designs are so sweet and I immediately fell in love with the little homemade snow globe & had to make it into a shaker card.
And don't laugh but I made a video! Actually feel free to laugh because it's kind of hysterical but it's my very first one! You will see that I have no idea how to work my camera or how to edit but hopefully you'll get a few ideas. And I promise it is mercifully short, LOL!

And one more awesome thing, I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25thALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

You're next stop is the amazing blog of May Park! If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Have fun hoppin'!


Essentials By Ellen Holiday 2016 Release:

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